Well put BBB. I dont watch TV much, but there was a British program on here in NZ that caught my eye. It was called 'Skint'. Of course it was a program made for TV and you only get the most extreme parts fed to you, but my partner was horrified. She was not horrified at the way the people behaved, altho that was bad enough (blame the TV camera's) but she could not get her head around how these supposed poor people had houses, massive TV's, smoked, drank and could afford to buy drugs, furniture, washing machines etc etc...... She asked me "How can they be poor"?. Its hard trying to explain to some one that grew up with literally nothing and was dragged around the country by her parents while they looked for work until she was 8 years old, living in what she calls 'Camp sites" ie no house, family sleeping in the same room on the floor, you guys know what I am talking about. So I,m with you BBB, I have little to no sympathy.