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Message 1316546 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 21:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 1316544.



About time his arrogance & greed got lampooned!
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Message 1316575 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 22:11:22 UTC

That's quite a compliment, there are a few stronger words that might be used in other company about said male....
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Message 1316579 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 22:18:21 UTC

Well actually and probably unfortunately nowhere in the article does it say Tony Blair is useless; In fact one comment is:

Palestinian officials say Tony Blair shouldn't take it personally,

Meaning to me that they actually DO NOT want to call him usless!!


In fact: They say his job, and the body he represents, are "useless, useless, useless".

Somewhat different from calling Tony Blair useless.

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Message 1316583 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 22:24:29 UTC - in response to Message 1316579.

"Always the statement of the Quartet really means nothing because it was always full of what they call constructive ambiguity that really took us to nowhere," said Mr Shtayyeh, who had just ended a meeting with Mr Blair. "You need a mediator who is ready to engage and who is ready to say to the party who is destroying the peace process 'You are responsible for it'," he said."

Think this statement says something along the likes of "useless".
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Message 1316589 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 22:36:05 UTC

But that wasn't the title of the story!

That wasn't what was suggested by the headline, sorry it's just sensational reporting!

Why not say what is meant, why not because what you have highlighted doesn't make a headline.
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Message 1316597 - Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 23:01:16 UTC - in response to Message 1316579.

Well actually and probably unfortunately nowhere in the article does it say Tony Blair is useless; In fact one comment is:

Palestinian officials say Tony Blair shouldn't take it personally,

Meaning to me that they actually DO NOT want to call him usless!!


In fact: They say his job, and the body he represents, are "useless, useless, useless".

Somewhat different from calling Tony Blair useless.

Heads of organisation build their reputation on performance of the organisation. That is how we judge Company bosses, Prime Ministers and Presidents.

Herbert Hoover has been judged the USA's worst President because he was the boss during the wall street crash.

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Message 1316628 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 0:14:35 UTC

Another one from the Office of National Statistics and the census.

Britons living longer than previously thought

So we really are in the mire, add another six years of pensions payments and health care for everybody to the budget.

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Message 1316764 - Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 9:21:36 UTC - in response to Message 1316589.

And that's the problem. Too many go to the headline, read the story & get annoyed that both the story & headline don't gel & then forget what they've read, thereby missing the points raised.

Just like Internet forums!
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Message 1317118 - Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 14:16:21 UTC

Mitchell has already fully admitted that he lost his temper at the police that day, and swore at them like a trooper. That is not acceptable behavior for a senior government official, and that is why back bench support was withdrawn, and he subsequently resigned. The use of one word "pleb" which in fact he may have not said, does NOT negate the whole basis of the encounter, and is a smoke screen.

If there is evidence that the police falsified information to "put the boot in", and it can be proved, then that is wrong, and must be fully investigated and dealt with accordingly. But even if he is acquitted of saying that word, that DOES NOT pave the way for his return to the government. If Cameron reinstates him, he'll be a damn fool.

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Message 1317561 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 12:15:41 UTC
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I always thought that Insurance was based upon perceived risks. Now the PC brigade think differently.


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Message 1317568 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 12:54:10 UTC - in response to Message 1317561.

I always thought that Insurance was based upon perceived risks. Now the PC brigade think differently.


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Ah, but you forgot "sex equality"

And they will get it back, or at least some of them will,
Men set to lose £10,000 in pension rule change

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Message 1317571 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 13:10:56 UTC
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Sigh..... You know, I almost wish the world would end tomorrow :-( It is getting increasingly difficult not to despair at times.

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Message 1317572 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 13:14:38 UTC - in response to Message 1317571.

Welcome to the 21st century.
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Message 1317815 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 21:00:53 UTC - in response to Message 1317571.

Sigh..... You know, I almost wish the world would end tomorrow :-( It is getting increasingly difficult not to despair at times.

Snap, I get awfully confued at times, especially at the moment with the governments attempts to complicate the state pensions.

edit] did I say complicate, sorry I meant to say simplify.

Workers 'could get £62,000 lump sum' in exchange for state pension benefits
Better-off workers could receive lump sums of as much as £62,000 from the Government to buy out their entitlement to the top-up state pension, a senior actuary has said.


Anger grows over 'second-class' state pension
Those already retired will miss flat-rate pension.

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Message 1317846 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 22:08:00 UTC
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Wow !
Sounds like you folks in the U.K. are having the same political B.S. as we have over here...across the pond.

Politicians over here are largely made up of Attorneys and "Law School" grads; some of whom have been disbarred for mal-practice.

One of the first things "they" learn is, Lieing is OK. They have no honor.

Members of our Congress have given themselves so many special privilages that they no longer have a need to live as we "commoners".

They live by their own rules and screw the rest of the citizenry.

Outrages !!

Sooner or later, the population will become outraged enough to "clean house". It could be a violent result.

One other note:
Labor Unions here have just about destroyed our nation. Especially the Civil Service and the Teachers Unions.

People have begun to shut down the power of many Unions with "Right To Work" laws and the defeat of "Collective Bargaining".

Needless to say, "Osama" Obama is an "Obomination".
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Message 1317854 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 22:18:18 UTC

Hi Tex,

Thanks for your response. It is a worrying time worldwide. I'm not quite sure what the ultimate answer is, but I am sure that it isn't any form of civil unrest or violence.



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Message 1317864 - Posted: 20 Dec 2012, 22:33:43 UTC - in response to Message 1317854.

With 23 million unemployed throughout Europe with unelected "Snooty's" at the top feasting off our table, the answer had better come quick or civil unrest will be a daily diet on the TV & our streets
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Message 1322212 - Posted: 30 Dec 2012, 15:57:30 UTC

No wonder the country's in a mess! Any of us try this & we're sacked!
Drunken antics at work

A move in the right direction

"Custard Creams" for the government & "Rich Tea" for the rest of us

Up 10.5% in 12 months - looking good for 2015 then...
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Message 1322242 - Posted: 30 Dec 2012, 16:43:48 UTC

Would Labour have done any better? No ........

Britain has got the best deal it can get at the present time. So stop wingeing and get on with it!

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Message 1322258 - Posted: 30 Dec 2012, 17:20:58 UTC - in response to Message 1322242.

Would Labour have done any better? No ........

Britain has got the best deal it can get at the present time. So stop wingeing and get on with it!

PM New Year speech


Ah the "classic" answer when no coherent comment on one's lips - refer to the other political parties.

What's the matter Taffy? Hit home did it? Is that the reason why "you're on the inside" - Free booze & bisciuts?

& as for your link, did you read it?

"Getting people into good jobs is absolutely vital, not just for them, but for all of us." - Really Del-boy? Just where are those "good jobs"?

In an earlier statement & televised via Letterman, you stated that 1 million new jobs had been created - you forgot to mention that 87% of those were part time jobs of 10 hours or less - so another good "deal" for Britain then del-boy.......
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