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Message 2075168 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 7:24:06 UTC

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Message 2075181 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 11:45:37 UTC

What a sense of humour
You gotta love her spirit as well. :-)
But, she knows that as a mixed-race couple, her parents had a tough time raising a family in 1970s Britain.
"They don't talk to us too much about it," she says, "but when they got together, you still had signs up saying 'No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs'.
"Well, mum was an Irish woman, dad was black and they had a dog, so they had the full package.
It brings to mind a question I've asked for decades...
...of both males & females.
Got many an answer - all wrong.
So far never got a correct reply.
The Question:
Ignoring 5 parameters, what makes one female different from another?
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Message 2075228 - Posted: 7 May 2021, 20:19:44 UTC

oh I love it. story on the radio about how restaurants are now having to job poach to get staff.

guy from a competitor came in and began poaching by offering $19.00/hr plus tips and benefits to any server who would quit on the spot and work for him.

Federal minimum for a server is $2.35/hr. Think about that for a second. Think about how the place must be making enough to pay $19.00/hr and benefits.

And the GOP wants to end unemployment so they can force you to work for $2.35/hr. You think maybe the customer is looking for a different owner? Is that why places are failing?

Sweetness!
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Message 2075346 - Posted: 8 May 2021, 23:39:06 UTC
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For a brief reminder of one part of world politics, conquests, greed, and slavery:


American Revolutionary War
wrote:
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the Revolutionary War or the American War of Independence, was initiated by delegates from thirteen American colonies of British America in Congress against Great Britain over their objection to Parliament's taxation policies and lack of colonial representation. From their founding in the 1600s, the colonies were largely left to govern themselves. The cost of victory in the 1754 to 1763 French and Indian War and the 1756 to 1763 Seven Years' War left the British government deeply in debt; the colonies where the war was fought equipped and populated the British forces there, at the cost of millions of their own funds...



American Civil War
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The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern states loyal to the Union and southern states that had seceded to form the Confederate States of America. The principal cause of the war was the status [and profitability] of slavery in the United States, especially in the territories...



Hopefully we have evolved and moved onwards to fairer kinder times.

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Message 2075383 - Posted: 9 May 2021, 14:45:15 UTC - in response to Message 2075346.  

Hopefully we have evolved and moved onwards to fairer kinder times.

Unfortunately not
https://www.uschamber.com/press-release/us-chamber-calls-ending-300-weekly-supplemental-unemployment-benefits-address-labor
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Message 2075392 - Posted: 9 May 2021, 16:42:33 UTC - in response to Message 2075383.  

Hopefully we have evolved and moved onwards to fairer kinder times.

Unfortunately not
https://www.uschamber.com/press-release/us-chamber-calls-ending-300-weekly-supplemental-unemployment-benefits-address-labor

Wow... Sadly wow:

"... one in four recipients taking home more in unemployment than they earned working."


Modern day slavery and sweatshops continue...

Only in the USA?
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Message 2075400 - Posted: 9 May 2021, 18:55:51 UTC

Way to Go Nance. She Drops dA Easy Catch for dA usual DEMError.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/pelosi-shares-photo-of-wrong-player-in-botched-willie-mays-tweet/

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Message 2075421 - Posted: 9 May 2021, 23:02:12 UTC

Got to LOVE Golf.

Last hole at this weekends Tourney.

Winner sinks dA Final Putt.

Happiness Abounds ALL OVER dA Place.

Been a Long Time since I've seen So Many SMILING FACES; HUGs; HANDSHAKEs; SLAPPIN' Backs; and ALL AROUND CLOSENESS.

BEAUTIFULLness of LIFE is BACK BABY!

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Message 2075618 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 3:26:46 UTC
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So, Gas Stations with LONG Lines. Some have closed due lack of product. etc etc etc - A BUMMERMan Situation.

C'mon Man!!!!!! WHY!!!!!!

'cause a few MoneyHungries decide to 'ShutDown' Computer-Controlled; Electro-Mechanical Pumps and Valves.

C'MON MAN!!!!!!!

Send da Mechs andTechs out and 'Manually' Open Valves and 'Manually' Start Pumps. Okay Okay. They may need to bring Along Back up GENs

And Do a little 'Hot Wiring' well 'Cold'.

Man O Live. A Valve; A Pump can be Opened and Started without dA Computerization and MechElectro working.

Start dA FLOW!!!!! Geez O Flip!!!!!

Some BULLSHAT goin' on with this.

I KNOW dA FLOW can GO. Hack be Damned.

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Found this on Fox News Online:

On Monday night, Line 4, which runs from Greensboro, North Carolina, to Woodbine, Maryland, was temporarily operating under manual control while existing inventory is available, the company said.


DAMN STRAIGHT. Manual Control. Wat a CONCEPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Message 2075624 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 4:20:04 UTC

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Message 2075652 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 13:27:22 UTC - in response to Message 2075624.  
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Wah Hoo manual control


Ouch!

... huge explosion ... ruptured gas pipe ... 60 to 90 minutes to shut off the gas ... explosion and resulting fire leveled 35 houses and damaged many more ... eight deaths ...

... the pipe was a 30-inch (76 cm) steel transmission line ... investigations revealed the pipeline may have been improperly installed ...

... PG&E unveiled a plan in August 2011 to modernize and enhance safety of its gas transmission operations over several years, including automation of over 200 valves, strength-testing over 700 miles ... replacing 185 miles ... and upgrading another 200 miles ...

... an inspection of the severed pipe chunk revealed that it was made of several smaller sections that had been welded together ...

... federal investigators reported that they found numerous defective welds in the pipeline ... As the pipeline was installed in 1956, modern testing methods such as X-rays were not available to detect the problem at that time ...

... an independent audit from the State of California issued a report stating that PG&E had illegally diverted over $100 million from a fund used for safety operations, and instead used it for executive compensation and bonuses...

That one rates as a good (bad) example for the Profits 1st threads...


We really do need to move forwards to insist that ALL safety critical equipment that is in operation MUST comply with PRESENT DAY STANDARDS. Anything non-compliant with the standards today must be upgraded into compliance or be scrapped.

It is the only way...


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Message 2075657 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 13:49:13 UTC - in response to Message 2075652.  

Martin,
The legal payouts for this is the reason PG&E didn't have the money to trim trees and Paradise California burned to the ground a decade later.
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Message 2075659 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 13:54:13 UTC - in response to Message 2075657.  
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The legal payouts for this is the reason PG&E didn't have the money to trim trees and Paradise California burned to the ground a decade later.

Or is it more a problem of the payouts to the execs?...

We really need to bring in personal responsibility rather than suffering the criminally greedy hiding behind the facade of a Company...


All in our deadly greedy world?...
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Message 2075664 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 14:06:43 UTC - in response to Message 2075659.  
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The legal payouts for this is the reason PG&E didn't have the money to trim trees and Paradise California burned to the ground a decade later.

Or is it more a problem of the payouts to the execs?...

Utility rates in California are regulated. The total paid to the execs is order of magnitude less than the legal judgements.
The second problem is there is only one power line that goes by your house. There is only one gas pipe that goes by your house. They go bankrupt and you are dark and cold.
So what's your solution, have incompetent government run it?
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Message 2075685 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 15:07:45 UTC - in response to Message 2075664.  

So what's your solution, have incompetent government run it?

For essential public services such as medical, power, local roads, telecoms, my solution is not to have greedy incompetents running such services...

Instead, can there be an independent charitable organization set up that is publicly reviewed?

The hard part there is to maintain some motivation and dedication yet avoid the corporate greed and politics for how all that is done and run...


Any ideas??

What examples are there of what works well? Or at least, least bad?


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Message 2075693 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 15:23:39 UTC - in response to Message 2075685.  

The hard part there is to maintain some motivation and dedication yet avoid the corporate greed and politics for how all that is done and run...

As long as human beings are involved the above is impossible. Greed is hardwired into the brain as a survival strategy.

As to holding people responsible, when you hold management personally responsible some greedy low level will find a way to cut corners and make his numbers better so he gets a raise/promotion/bonus/profit share and he will also find a way to hide his shoddy corner cutting from internal controls. So now the people who understand the risks will refuse to take the job because they understand human nature and won't go to jail for other people, so that leaves the incompetent who don't understand the risks and greedy in charge.
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Message 2075723 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 18:41:29 UTC

........PG&E didn't have the money to trim trees......


Kali wif 75 BILLION SURPLUS can't cut a Few Trees? ROTFLMMFAO

I Say: Again. ROTFLMMFAO

Make DEM EXCUSES Kali.

NO WORRIES Kali. You have a 'Friend' in dA House. White House. ROTFLMMFAO

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Message 2075727 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 19:01:53 UTC - in response to Message 2075723.  

California, unlike shrub, doesn't bail out private companies.
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Message 2075739 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 21:05:18 UTC

Dry Underbrush; Dry Trees; Hot DryWeather is a Clear and Present Danger to Kali Citizens and Non-Citizens and Visitors.

Da Peoples Money Needs to be Used to Prevent FIRES.

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Message 2075743 - Posted: 12 May 2021, 21:12:47 UTC - in response to Message 2075739.  

Dry Underbrush; Dry Trees; Hot DryWeather is a Clear and Present Danger to Kali Citizens and Non-Citizens and Visitors.

Da Peoples Money Needs to be Used to Prevent FIRES.

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It's called infrastructure
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