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Message 1216177 - Posted: 9 Apr 2012, 16:15:06 UTC

Muppets at work

"Mr McWilliams said he was not advocating scrapping the holidays but spreading them out."

but but but....wouldn't they still cost a loss of £18 billion? What planet this muppet think he's living on?

Someone had better tell him that April 1st was 8 days ago :)
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Message 1216181 - Posted: 9 Apr 2012, 16:19:30 UTC

what a lovely idea. And.. could all the workers get floggings until their morale improves too??

We could remove anesthesia from medical and dental care and save a fortune too




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Message 1216183 - Posted: 9 Apr 2012, 16:26:26 UTC

WOW!!!

Soft & Sirius in one thread

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Message 1216187 - Posted: 9 Apr 2012, 16:37:07 UTC - in response to Message 1216183.

WOW!!!

Soft & Sirius in one thread

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now now my son, no softly softly here...this is the politics thread after all where anything goes or happens..... :)

Anyway, you're wrong Soft has posted in threads with me before & her posts have often been interesting.....

Personally, I think that their minds have become so lacklustre that they can no longer think outside the beaurocratic box & still think that we are dumb enough to believe their utterings as gospel.


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Message 1216199 - Posted: 9 Apr 2012, 16:51:30 UTC

Oh bother, I was hoping to make a few bob on the side there :-(



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Message 1216206 - Posted: 9 Apr 2012, 17:07:40 UTC - in response to Message 1216199.

Oh bother, I was hoping to make a few bob on the side there :-(






ooohhh...let us in on the secret then.....we could all do with some extra $$$$$$$$$$$
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Message 1216421 - Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 1:28:41 UTC

Back in the early 50's when I was a wee lad, I can remember my parents complaining when they started making 3 day weekends out of holidays.

Now that im in the twilight of my working career,Me thinks there aint enough of them.
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Message 1216497 - Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 5:56:05 UTC - in response to Message 1216421.

Back in the early 50's when I was a wee lad, I can remember my parents complaining when they started making 3 day weekends out of holidays.

Now that im in the twilight of my working career,Me thinks there aint enough of them.

Totally agree. But in my case it is because after working as an instructor for NATO I got very few public/bank holidays.

The logic at the NATO training establishment was that most courses were multi-national with each nation having its own set of holidays. And as all courses were modular with some modules as short as 5 working days. If a student from one nation had a public holiday then that student couldn't be expected to miss a day of instruction, so rather than making that student work on their holiday, all students had to have that holiday. Therefore if there no students on that day then the instructor could also have a holiday.

Also within NATO, to make it fair for the personnel working at NATO establishments, for all member nations each nation is granted the same number of public holidays. This means a increase for several nations including the UK, so we had a extra holidays on the Queen's official birthday and Rememberence day.

It works out, depending on the dates of the moveable feasts, that there are very few weeks between Easter and the end of May (Canada Victoria day), when there isn't a public holiday somewhere in NATO. And then it's only a few weeks till the 1st of July Canada day and the 4th ...

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Message 1216509 - Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 6:39:08 UTC - in response to Message 1216497.

Gosh WinterKnight, you should have insisted (working for NATO) to get the full set of holidays observed by each nation of NATO -- and to work French hours. Would have been a nice part time gig.

When I was working back at Yale in the mid 1970's in admin positions I found that the amount of time off was almost French like.

1) 37.5 hour work week
2) 14 paid holidays
3) 22 days paid vacation
4) 20 days paid sick leave
5) 2 week paid shut down during semester break.

I was working doing the admin stuff for a small electronics design lab, which also included maintaining electronics parts inventory for the students and grad students. My boss (who was a faculty member) liked the idea of me 'bonding' with the grad students in physics and electronics and computer science. So he endorsed me playing in the Grad student volleyball and softball leagues -- which happened during the afternoons. I figured that made me a paid athlete <g>

The job didn't pay all that well, but I didn't work that hard either.

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Message 1219057 - Posted: 16 Apr 2012, 7:53:19 UTC

Duplicity again?

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Message 1219060 - Posted: 16 Apr 2012, 8:04:32 UTC

oohh...this one had me going "which thread?" Duplicity or Cameron's 1st term?

Wasteful Labour

"With their candidate for London mayor we can say, 'Labour wastes your money and they won't even pay their taxes'."

Pull the other one Del Boy, it's got bells on!
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Message 1253195 - Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 14:39:19 UTC

About time all you Yanks woke up...

Can anyone tell me the difference between what this kid did & the likes of Google?

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Message 1253198 - Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 14:56:37 UTC

Ohhh, that's gonna hurt! Thought the FBI were more exacting than this.....illegally removing data & taking it out of the country? Really? Could we see New Zealand asking for their extradition?

Megaupload case take a shocking turn
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Message 1253205 - Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 15:24:31 UTC - in response to Message 1253198.

Ohhh, that's gonna hurt! Thought the FBI were more exacting than this.....illegally removing data & taking it out of the country? Really? Could we see New Zealand asking for their extradition?

Megaupload case take a shocking turn

My, who issued the warrants? Not a US judge I bet.

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Message 1253207 - Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 15:27:19 UTC - in response to Message 1253205.

Ohhh, that's gonna hurt! Thought the FBI were more exacting than this.....illegally removing data & taking it out of the country? Really? Could we see New Zealand asking for their extradition?

Megaupload case take a shocking turn

My, who issued the warrants? Not a US judge I bet.



Judges don't matter on that...it was the FBI or are we going to see "godwin's Law" here by saying they were only obeying orders?
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Message 1253209 - Posted: 29 Jun 2012, 15:31:35 UTC - in response to Message 1253207.

& for that matter, I thought you had these....

Oversight Committees

Ooops, that one was a bit flawed as well, wasn't it?
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Message 1258525 - Posted: 10 Jul 2012, 12:43:39 UTC
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Unless my understanding of the English language is atrocious, It looks like someone within the system is either smoking the "funny" stuff or a total idiot....

Terry's Lawyers urge case be dismissed

"And it emerged the only person who initially complained to police about Mr Terry was an off-duty police officer".....followed by....

"The decision to investigate Mr Terry was taken when police received a complaint from a member of the public after the Premier League match at Loftus Road".

Which is it? A "dumb" copper or a member of the public?
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Message 1258899 - Posted: 11 Jul 2012, 13:26:18 UTC
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Now this is very interesting....

Cameron on religious symbols

"She lost an industrial tribunal, which ruled that she had not suffered religious discrimination. BA has since changed its policy to allow the wearing of crosses and other religious symbols".

So BA, have you reinstated her?
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Message 1273689 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 11:26:35 UTC

Could this be the end of Diplomatic Immunity/Political Asylum?

Embassy entry "could be suicide for the UK"

"The UK says it is obliged to extradite Mr Assange to Sweden, where he faces questioning over sex assault claims, which he denies, and he will be arrested if he leaves the embassy".

"So we're hoping for clear and coherent backing because this violates all inter-American law, all international law, the Vienna Convention and all diplomatic traditions of the last, at least, 300 years on a global scale."

It seems whistleblowing is becoming a dangerous occupation!
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Message 1274614 - Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 22:41:00 UTC

Hot off the press

Duplicity or stupidity? or maybe both......

Naked Prince Harry photos published by the Sun

"This is about the ludicrous situation where a picture can be seen by hundreds of millions of people around the world on the internet but can't be seen in the nation's favourite paper read by eight million people every day". Or found on the Internet in Britain

"Labour MP Gerry Sutcliffe, who also sits on the committee, said the Sun had made a grave mistake in printing pictures and questioned the public interest case". Why a mistake?

"Ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott tweeted: "Tonight's decision by @rupertmurdoch to allow The Sun to print the private Harry photos shows his contempt for the PCC, Leveson & the law." Where's the contempt when they're available worldwide on the Net?
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