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Bank Debts and time and caring that I didn't spent much I supposed to
£259,384 (and counting) to Virgin Money
(From Vol 8) An explanation. the SFC and good riddance to them.
Respect knowledge wisdom
Advice, guidance and help
Freedom
Vol 9: 66 -To the People who made Brixton
Gifts of Living experience
Debt by Ellis Goodwin
 

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DEBT NUMBER 360233471978
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial
OWED TO Bank/ Dad in Low

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DEBT NUMBER Fabrica 044
NATURE OF DEBT Financial

I owe... £259,384 (and counting) to Virgin Money  on an interest-only buy-to-let mortgage, fixed @ 3.4% for 2 years. can you help with a better rate when the lock-in expires? Ebeneezer Scrooge

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DEBT NUMBER 360233571978
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial
OWED TO myself, him, the wife, myself
OWED BY Myself. Him. Myself

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DEBT NUMBER MAN016
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

To all the scientists that have gone before us; they have shaped our understanding of the world around us and inspired us to push the frontiers, challenge and innovate to try to make this world a better place for all . May answers continue to be found and questions continued to be asked. May the twist for knowledge continue into this century & beyond.

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DEBT NUMBER 3600080621
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional
OWED TO a homeless man in london (23 years ago)
OWED BY me

I ended up in January (23 years ago) living on the streets of London. I had no plan, but that was where I was going to live. I met an old man with no teeth, around a fire in an alley, he said he had come to London in his youth, an that once on the streets, it was very hard to get away. He advised me to go back to my hometown and live on the streets there, because I knew the area and had friends there. So I went back to my hometown and as a consequence was only homeless for 3-4 weeks. That man saved my life and my future.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN253
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

There should be no visa restrictions. All the citizens in this world should be free to move anywhere. This is OUR world.

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Brixton is now a desired place to live. In fact people are desperate to buy into Brixton that you will sometimes get notes through your letterbox from people looking for properties and it seems that the powers that be/ the local authority are happy to sell it off to fill the pot with the pennies that will be given in return for allowing property developers and big business to own pieces of Brixton displacing the people who stayed here when it was consider an off limits dangerous part of London. So this debt is owed to the music hall players and entertainers, the market traders, the Caribbean and Irish people who were not welcomed to live in other parts of London & those Caribbean people who bought the run down properties through pardoner systems of saving and worked hard to make those properties homes,  the working class men and women who grew up playing on the bomb sites that are now the sites of contested social housing. To the squatters and housing activists especially Olive Morris. To the Brixton Faeries, to those who took to the streets because they were fed up of racism and police brutality.  To the kids condemned as rubbish because they grew up in Brixton & the single mums who brought some of those kids up. The artists, musicians, writers, nightclub owners, London transport workers, teachers, shop keepers, social workers, keepers of local history,  street preachers and every day Brixton Characters, the different groups of people from around the world attracted to the place because it's welcoming to others/ to outsiders and you can shop for food in a market instead of a bland supermarket. There's so much more to say so many people that could be listed or credited that make up a really brilliant and truly diverse community, that has its conflicts and comings together.  That recognises and appreciates difference.  These are people who stuck with it and stood by their neighbourhood and it's people when others condemned and spoke negatively about Brixton. They were/ are resilient and fiercely defend the social and cultural fabric of their community.  Many of these people have had to or if things continue in the direction that it's going will have to move on. Pushed out and priced out as profit is put before people!

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Every one of us, as unique and intact members of humanity, enters this world, owing nothing to anyone. It is only then, from that very first moment of human life, that the world we have constructed historically, decides any one of us can be a debtor. Just as each and every one of our lives was a gift, we can only honour that gift, by giving to others. We are nothing of ourselves; only hen we share the significant gifts of our living experience, do we then become truly rich, together, everyone of us, bar none

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DEBT NUMBER lewes041
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

Martin, Martin, where are you? I'm here mum, I'm in the front room. Where? The front room, in the front. Where? I’m here mum. I'm in here. Oh you've got back then have you? I haven't been anywhere. I've had another attack I've been up the whole night. Calling for you. I couldn't move, I couldn't breath. I nearly died. I needed you. And you've been drinking and and… and drugging with your whores. Mum it's half past three in the afternoon. You've just had a sleep. I've been here the whole time. I was crying out for you. Gregory wouldn't have done this. He wouldn't have abandoned me. I don't want you. I want Gregory. (Shouts) Gregory, Gregory! He's still in Canada mum. You'd have to shout louder than that. (Really shouts) Gregory! Gregory! No, no, I just meant he's not… Gregory He's not here. He's not coming. The kettle's already boiled. Let me make you a cup of tea, come on sit down. You want me out of the way. You want my money. You... You haven't got any money. It's just a cup of tea. Come on mum. The snooker’s on, you like that.  You settle down. I'll get your things and bring you a cup of cha. Is Steve Davis playing? No, he hasn't played for years. What have you done to him? What have you done to my Steve? What? No, no I've not done anything to him. Just sit down I won't be a mo.  - There you go. Nice cuppa tea. Feeling better? I'll sit and watch the snooker for a bit. Okay. I don't mean to shout. Sometimes I just... I just ... I don't know why you stay here with me. Yes you do Mum. You do.

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