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11) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682736)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Sometimes do-gooders do more harm than good.

Sometimes?!

Was being "polite" :-)
12) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682735)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
We don't lack food, heat and blankets:)

So that makes it okay to burn 10,000 euro's on her "pet" project?

So no thoughts in her head as a woman on just how much relief that money could provide elsewhere?

Very nice initiative.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things I wish that all people who work with the public knew... (Message 1682724)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
I know, was just being mischievous :-)

However, sometimes a friend has to be cruel to be kind. Hmm, maybe that could be a rule...
14) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1682719)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Here is Another very strong woman and with lots of humours:)
She doesn't burn bras.
Gudrun Schyman from the Feminist Initiative burn 10,000 euros in Almedalen in 2010.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gudrun_Schyman#Founder_of_the_Feminist_Initiative

I wonder how much food, heat & blankets that 10,000 would have purchased?

Sometimes do-gooders do more harm than good.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things I wish that all people who work with the public knew... (Message 1682708)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
That's where rule #8 enters the scene...

...#8 Use the "ignore" button where required. :-)
16) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1682704)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
Your problem is that you intensely dislike anyone who disparages Britain.

Guilty

Since when was national pride a crime???

When continuing to stand proudly knowing that something is seriously wrong. I'm proud of Britain & always have been, unfortunately there is no pride towards those that govern.

It's also a "crime" when that pride leads to racist comments with a "superior" attitude.
17) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1682700)
Posted 1 day ago by Sirius B
I will post this a second time....

Brits are called Limeys because back in Elizabeth 1st days, sailors got scurvry on long sea voyages due to lack of fresh food with vitamin C. So they took barrels of limes on board to make up for it. Brits are also called Poms because in times past when they murdered someone, they would be banished from England and sent off to Australia. Pom stands for Prisoner of her Majesty.

WHY? Do you "suspect" that the crunchers on here are too "simple" to understand what you post?
18) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1682304)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
"Brussels is the name of his latest flame" :-)
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things I wish that all people who work with the public knew... (Message 1682269)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Well, he's always impinged the transport industry which makes me wonder if rule #99 comes into play...

...#99 - Don't talk to grumpy old fogeys, just smile at them :-)

Did you call me? :-)

:-) [roflmao)
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things I wish that all people who work with the public knew... (Message 1682266)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Well, he's always impinged the transport industry which makes me wonder if rule #99 comes into play...

...#99 - Don't talk to grumpy old fogeys, just smile at them :-)
21) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1682262)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Don't you think Cameron & his cronies know that!
22) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1682211)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Britain cannot afford to take on the result of the worlds problems. What we can do is try to reduce or prevent these problems happening in the first place.

If not Britain, who else can "afford" it?
In the case of boat refugees, Italy and Greece?
It's a real problem right now!

Europe is a nice big continent whereas Britain is a small island, so pretty obvious don't you think?
23) Message boards : Politics : Cricket 2 (Message 1682117)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Not if Joe has anything to do with it :-)

England v New Zealand
24) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1682106)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Shades of Neville Chamberlain - Well they do say history often repeats itself :-)

"This has the added advantage that having played the part of a loyalist waiting with open-jawed admiration for the prime minister to return home with a piece of paper, their eventual disappointment will pack more heft."

Tories keeping powder dry

Edit: A very interesting report
25) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technolgy 3 (Message 1682103)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Interesting ideas.

Nerd power


C & T 1

C & T 2
26) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1682102)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Bit late in the day dude

Trying to act on Nigel's points now are we?

"Mr Cameron said that "making Britain a less attractive place to come and work illegally" is a crucial part of a fair immigration policy - adding that a "strong country is one that controls immigration... not one that pulls up the drawbridge"."

Careful there dude, you do not want to get labelled "Enoch Powell 2".
27) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1682092)
Posted 2 days ago by Sirius B
Like the article states, it's not known whether it is true or false, but...

"A racist walks into a crowded bar. He looks around and sees a black man sat in a corner.

The racist walks up to the bar, turns around and announces, “I’m going to buy everyone in this bar a free drink, except for that black guy over there!” Everybody is clapping and cheering for the racist and when he buys the last pint, the black man turns around, puts his thumb up and says, “Thanks mate!”

The racist is slightly puzzled by his reaction but doesn’t pay too much attention to it.

The next night, the racist goes into the same bar and again, there is a black guy sat in the corner, so the man, again, goes to the bar, turns around and says, “I’m going to buy everyone here a free drink, except for that black guy over there!”

The crowd are all ecstatic and are hugging and cheering the racist for his generosity.

When he buys the last pint, the black guy turns around, puts his thumb up and says, “Thanks mate!”

The racist scratches his head and asks the barman, “Why is that black guy thanking me when he’s the only person I’m not buying drinks for?”

“Well”, the barman responds, “He owns this place.“

...taking the book by its cover certainly proves the point in that situation.

Thanks Mate :-)
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Things I wish that all people who work with the public knew... (Message 1682066)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
Rule #1. The terms "sweetie" or "dear" should NEVER be used to address any person older than 14 years of age.

Rule #2. If the customer tells you they don't want to buy your high profit margin, low return on investment (statistically speaking) store warranty for an item we know is not likely to break, don't keep trying to push it on us.


As for Rule 2: I once got so tired of being asked to buy the waranty that I warrned the clerk that is said the word warranty one more time that the deal was off. She did, I walked.

Rule #3: Remember you work for the customer.
(I won a national HR award once for drafting and implementation of a policy making customer service the main factor for determining who got raises at the County of Santa Barbara. Made a big diffence.)

Rule #4 The customer is not always right!
29) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 2 (Message 1681810)
Posted 3 days ago by Sirius B
Good IT
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32810273
count on it.

& another one, even though it really should be in the "Banks" thread, I.T is behind it all (as well as individual greed)

Record Fines for currency fixing

"US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that "almost every day" for five years from 2007, currency traders used a private electronic chat room to manipulate exchange rates."

They counted on IT.
30) Message boards : Politics : 5 year Political future for the UK (Message 1681543)
Posted 4 days ago by Sirius B
On the day of 9/11 nobody knew for certain whether the planes in America were part of a worldwide blitz, or just confined to the USA. So yes it was quite likely that every armed services base in the UK was on high alert. Canary Wharf in Central London is rather different to the Midlands, but nevertheless any base is likely to have weapons and amunition, therefore appropriate security has to be maintained at all times for that very reason alone.

I find the implication of racism far more interesting. As Sirius said, he used to be checked and searched each time before 9/11, but afterwards not anymore. I'm willing to bet that now you will get searched if your first name is Mohammed and you look Middle Eastern.

Sorry to burst your bubble. Your post made me look back at mine as I was sure I stated matters in correct order.

Move forward 20 years. Arrived at Bassingbourn at 09:05 11th Sept 2001


Move forward 6 months or so.

That would be March 2002.

Not checked at military bases but...

I found this strange as since that time, every time I delivered to Canary Wharf, the steering wheel was swabbed while the underside of the vehicle was checked.


Maybe I should have stated "since that date".


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