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 Justanotherchap
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 scareymush
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Posted: 10/24/2017 11:02:25 AM
Now I have a clearer view of what 'knucklehead' looks like...who knew names people call others are actually descriptive.

This is an interesting web page

https://www.thehairpin.com/2013/05/etymological-origins-of-words-related-to-insults/

Nice

Eight centuries ago the word had such a broad negative connotation that it was an all-purpose insult for anyone who was perceived to be careless, weak, needy, or stupid. (The French took it from the Latin — nescius, meaning ignorant, literally “not-knowing.”) The word was used by each successive generation to mean something completely different — lascivious, ostentatious, slothful (1300s); scrupulous, punctilious, a dainty or picky eater (1400s); shy, not obvious or readily understood (1500s); or unimportant, trivial (1600s). To this day, it remains a good thing to say about something when you don’t want anyone to know what you actually think of it.


^^^^ if you didn't know before, now you know why you never actually believed being referred to as 'nice' was a compliment.
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 10/25/2017 5:22:59 AM
I do like the grauniad sometimes. It gets all on it's high horse about social injustice and the lack of accountability and democracy. Then forgets and embraces social injustice, the lack of accountability and democracy as long as it is carried out by the undemocratic forces of eu globalism.

Anyway. Universal credit. A bloody stupid idea. This below is a great example of bureaucracy max. Loads of civil servants and the working skint to be made to work till they drop............

"Under universal credit, workers on low incomes will be made to look for extra hours as a condition for receiving the benefit. If they are earning less than the equivalent of the minimum wage at 35 hours a week, they will be placed in one of two “labour market regimes” (otherwise termed a “work-related activity group” or “conditionality group”) with conditions attached to their benefit claims to “incentivise” them to increase their hours – or find higher paying or full-time work."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/24/jobless-poleaxed-universal-credit-workers-low-income-financial-penalties

So you work for less than the minimum wage. The state then makes your money up in benefits. But you will now only get benefits if you find extra work and extra hours. Of course that will take your wages higher. So you dont qualify for benefits. The bosses of the jobs pay badly but hey they must be protected in their profits (just like the European Court of Justice ruled)............

"Those placed in the “intensive work search regime” will be obliged to “take intensive action to secure … more work, attending regular work-focused interviews, attending work search reviews (at least fortnightly) and undertaking work preparation, work search and other work-related activities”."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/24/jobless-poleaxed-universal-credit-workers-low-income-financial-penalties

Now you work for less than the minimum wage but *MUST attend 'activities' where you will be treated as a criminal. But warning. Don't go to a job interview to get more work so you recieve no benefits because you will be sanctioned and get errr no benefits...........

"Labour has accused work and pensions secretary David Gauke of snubbing Parliament after he failed to attend an emergency debate on universal credit."

*Wonder if he will be sanctioned for not showing up for a mandatory meeting?
 Justanotherchap
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Posted: 10/25/2017 6:05:16 AM
I'm with you on that most of the way. The EU and our relationship with it is a huge lost opportunity whichever way we jump in the end. In one or 2 years we will still be a few islands in the atlantic and pretty close to Europe.. nothing in that respect will have changed.

Back to UC - I was one of the people who worked on the computer systems being created to manage housing benefit back in the 80's. In those days I was an IT contractor usually brought in at the last minute to get systems in on time. It isn't going to surprise you to know that the reason for the need of my skills was that the government hadn't planned properly, hardly news. Apart from our own system testers and people like me who modded the systems to calculate the results we also had expert local council housing officers. Frequently we could not all agree with each other and finding the reason was troublesome but fun (that's the enjoyable part of IT, solving problems). The problem was of course that as the system was being tested the unintended anomalies were reported back to the government and they made changes. These were so frequent that we had people permanently stationed in the house of commons to listen to the changes as the relevant Minister announced them.

It wouldn't surprise me if that is exactly what has happened with UC. The politicians keep digging and will do anythin to not back down and lose face - well I can't see any other reason for it other than just plain vindictiveness.
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 10/25/2017 2:18:36 PM
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Regarding housing mate. The blairite wing of london labour control haringey council apparently. Have you read about the plans they have?

And if the blairites will not accept the will of 17.4 million voters then the council tenants in haringey had no chance. All bits in inverted comma type thingys are from the grauniad link........

"That juggernaut is the Haringey Development Vehicle, a scheme by the zombie Blairites running the north London borough to shove family homes, school buildings and libraries into a giant private fund worth £2bn.

Its partner is the multinational Lendlease, which will now exercise joint control over a large part of Haringey’s housing and regeneration strategy."

Must look after our global capitalist chums eh?..........

"The team of council leader Claire Kober has promised that *every displaced tenant who wants to move back to a redeveloped estate will be able to.

Yet the agreement with Lendlease is peppered with enough get-out clauses to keep Houdini happy.

Housing association tenants and leaseholders won’t get that deal – and neither will those who live on Broadwater and other estates to be regenerated later in the scheme."

* every displaced tenants apart from the displaced tenants they do not like..........

"All this rolls on with minimal consultation of residents – as observed by the council’s own consultants"

What a shock eh?.........

"In a night of damaging admissions, one of Kober’s lieutenants admitted that the new HDV estates could fit “poor doors” , presumably to stop any working-class tenants blotting the sightlines of those in the new luxury flats. The chamber exploded with outrage."

Poor doors lol. That will be for the istismophobic brexit voters methinks. How DARE they blight the lives of clever educated 'anywheres'........

"It passed, despite opposition from the area’s two MPs and its two constituency Labour parties, and despite Corbyn making clear at last month’s party conference that the plans of this Labour council would be impossible under any Labour government he heads."

The contracts are signed. Nothing can stop it going ahead..........

"This is what happens when a Labour leadership attacks the very base that keeps it in power. When an ideologue claims she is being a pragmatist, while those lodging pragmatic objections are dismissed as ideologues."

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/25/labour-council-regeneration-housing-crisis-high-court-judge

That is also why london labour under st jeremy of corbyn have lost millions of working class votes forever.

"One of neoliberalism’s promises was that it would free us from bureaucracy. By rolling back the state, it would vanquish the stifling power of officialdom, granting us unprecedented freedom and opportunity.

But in place of the old bureaucracy, it has created a state-corporate system more oppressive and intrusive than anything governments produced in the social democratic era.

Throughout the neoliberal era, governments and companies have devised new criminal and civil procedures to defend capital from protest. This is the force behind market forces. The enabling state, with its strong public services and robust social safety nets, might have been rolled back, but the security state has expanded, to protect corporate profits from democracy.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/24/sheffield-state-corporate-power-subvert-democracy-pfi
 duracell_bunny_one
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Posted: 10/28/2017 1:21:31 AM
Catalonia - Am I the only one to notice that the Beeb is giving this as little coverage as it can?
(not that its under orders from HMG, oh dear no........surely not)
Sky on the other hand.........as usual is streets ahead.
It really is time that this 'control' of the National news service ceased.

 Justanotherchap
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Posted: 10/28/2017 3:36:58 AM
Catalonia - just checked and it's top of the BBC online page.

Apparently we will not recognise their independence unless and until they have a proper legitimate vote, fair enough.

There are 2 dangers here. Of course the first is open civil war which could easily happen given the circumstances. The other is the break up of the EU. The original ideas behind the EU coming after WW2 was to create and recognise nation states in the belief that would avoid future conflict and therefore all the EU rules talk about the original nation states. Allowing one country to start falling apart could be a huge blow for the integrity of the EU as there are loads of other places throughout the EU who would like to be independent. BTW the EU has already stated that it will not recognise an independent Catalonia and it will not be allowed to stay in the EU.
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Posted: 10/28/2017 3:40:23 AM
Vlad, the same sort of thing is happening in Sheffiled where the council has signed a 25 year unbreakable agreement with Amey (I think) to maintain the trees in the city. Of course the details of the deal are private and commercially sensitive. (They don't want to know who is getting the backhanders). It is again and always will be a labour council.
 Justanotherchap
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Posted: 10/28/2017 8:16:07 AM
How many people believe in evolution and how many in creationism, the stuff taught by religions? Well laughingly I thought it would be about 95% in favour of evolution but nope.

In the UK "22% chose (Young Earth) creationism, 17% opted for intelligent design ("certain features of living things are best explained by the intervention of a supernatural being, e.g. God"), 48% selected evolution theory"

In the US it is 31%, 22% and 32%.

So that means that in the UK, 39% of people believe that either God created us or guided the creation of us whilst in the US the same would be said of 53% of their population.

The correlation with church going is hardly surprising, the percentage of weekly church goes believing in evolution is just 1%.

Those figures explain a lot.
 Jacknher
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Posted: 10/28/2017 11:00:24 AM

How many people believe in evolution and how many in creationism, the stuff taught by religions? Well laughingly I thought it would be about 95% in favour of evolution but nope.


I grew up with a very religious father who was actually a Lay Preacher......and an atheist mother.
I think the bible is a book of stories, lessons, parables and morals...and that it lost a lot in translation. The modern day Bible was translated in the early 16th Century...,and words used then in the original translation were not the best choice. For instance......causing the misconception that the "day" represented 24 hours.

ORIGINAL TRANSLATION........


Genesis 1:1-8King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.


WHAT IT PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED TO.....


So we translate Genesis 1:1-8:

“To begin with, God brought into existence the sky and the land. Then the land, was without form or function, darkness covered the water, and God’s Spirit hovered over the surface of the abyss. God said, “Let there be light”; light came to be, and God saw that the light functioned well. God separated the light from the darkness, and named the light “day” and the darkness “night.” There was gathering-darkness; there came to be dawning, one (Creation) day.

“God said, “Let there be a vault within the water, and let it separate the water.” God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above the vault, and thus it came to be. God named the vault “sky.” There was gathering-darkness; there came to be dawning, a second (Creation) day.


Looking at the more modern translation it is easier to see that Creation...as told in Genesis.....could quite plausibly be the story of Evolution. So I can believe in both Creation and Evolution....as one is just the story of the other.
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Posted: 10/30/2017 9:37:51 AM
When I was training as an electronics engineer I had a go at building a high voltage valve amplifier.
I powered it up to test it and it didn't work.
So I unpowered it and touched a component.
I got an electric shock and it stung.
My tutor said that I had to discharge the capacitors before touching the circuit.
So next time I discharged the capacitors.
Touched the circuit and got another huge shock.
I had forgotten to turn it off !!!!

You will be amazed to know that 37 years on I am still alive and still working on electronic equipment.
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Posted: 10/31/2017 2:51:46 AM
Most people don't live long enough to pick it up but you stand a great chance at this year's Darwin Awards of being the first live winner.

Congratulations.







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 scareymush
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Posted: 10/31/2017 4:55:34 PM

Most people don't live long enough to pick it up but you stand a great chance at this year's Darwin Awards of being the first live winner.

'live' being the operative word.

I can't think of any unbelievable stories I've read recently. But, I do find it unbelievable how Hallowe'en has been so uneventful this year in my neighbourhood...normally there's roaring bonfires and lots of drunken carousing with non-stop fireworks instead it's all so calm and peaceful. I like it.
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Posted: 11/3/2017 7:40:12 AM
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said an increase in the use of fossil fuels in Africa may prevent sexual assault.
Speaking in Washington, he said "from the standpoint of sexual assault" light would shine "righteousness...on those types of acts".
Mr Perry also said electricity would stop people from reading by the light of fires, which have toxic fumes.
His comments have been criticised, with one environmental group describing them as "blatantly untrue".
'Resign immediately'
Mr Perry, a known climate change sceptic, said on Thursday: "From the standpoint of sexual assault. When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts".
"So from the standpoint of how you really affect people's lives, fossil fuels is [sic] going to play a role in that", he added.

More Rick Perry gaffes

"A broken clock is right once a day." - denying reports he was about to quit the White House race in 2015
"George W Bush did a incredible job in the presidency, defending us from freedom." - to NBC in 2010
"Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America," - in 2011 on a city that's in Mexico
"I'm more Jewish than you think I am. I read the part of the Bible that said the Jews are God's chosen people." - interview with the New York Times
"I may have the genetic coding that I'm inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue in the same way." - to the Commonwealth Club of California in 2014
"From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented." - on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill
 Squareslice
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Posted: 11/3/2017 8:44:11 AM
Vlad.... ye got it wrong... Universal Credit is like a comfort blanket. It helps us tossers on zero hour shitty "contracts"
 vlad dracul
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Posted: 11/3/2017 9:58:17 AM
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"Vlad.... ye got it wrong... Universal Credit is like a comfort blanket. It helps us tossers on zero hour shitty "contracts"

Aye maybe if it was run right though. But you deal with divs who only look at a computer scheme. They cannot or will not look outside the box and try and help folk going through the system.

I find most dwp employees to be unhelpful arseholes. They are bullies. Picking on folk who will not fight back against them. I have helped many friends in their battles against these radges.

You still have rights. Although you will be made to feel like a criminal. I hate the system that humiliates folk. And the bad or indifferent staff outweigh the good in my opinion.

I cannae mind who described eichmann as the banality of evil. But apparatchiks move in the same way. As long as they are ok then fvxk everyone else.

Only obeying orders.
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Posted: 11/7/2017 1:40:26 PM
Meanwhile -

"Paradise Papers: Blackstone avoided UK taxes on St Enoch Centre" (BBC News)

One law for one etc etc

 vlad dracul
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Posted: 11/12/2017 10:54:47 PM
You know how sometimes courts come up with verdicts that are just jaw dropping? You couldn't make this up.

Last new year a laddie was murdered down leith. The pieces of shit who killed him had wandered about Edinburgh assaulting folk out for the bells.

It kicked of in swansons boozer. (A relative of danny swanson who plays for the Hibees).

Shaun Woodward, Dannys pal got murdered. His killer got 4 years.

Rest assured if that had been white laddies attacking asians they would never see the light of day. It was all over Edinburgh on the 1 st January there had been a race murder.

The other scum who admitted to numerous assaults got community service............

"Support for a campaign demanding a tougher sentence of footballer Shaun Woodburn’s killer continues to grow with a petition signed by nearly 60,000 people.

Serving his term at HM Young Offenders Institution at Polmont, Shaun’s killer could be out after serving only two years.

Prisoners in Scotland, given a sentence of four years or less are eligible for release at the halfway point."

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/petition-demanding-justice-for-shaun-woodburn-at-almost-60-000-1-4611437

Hopefully the killer gets his jaw tanned in the YO's.

Now compare that story to this one. The geezer is a div no doubt. And he's from coatbrig (the Scots on here will understand). The sheriffs comments are interesting. Apparently if you are 'famous' it's ok to make a stupid joke. But if you are a lowly serf? Well............


"Scot denies committing a hate crime by filming dog doing ‘Nazi salute’

But after complaints about the content, police were called in and Meechan was arrested for allegedly committing a hate crime by uploading the footage on to the popular video sharing website in April last year.

The clip has now been viewed more than 3.1 million times on YouTube.

"There are a lot of popular comedians who have the same sense of humour as me including Mel Brooks, Jim Jefferies and Frankie Boyle but I was arrested over this video".

” An attempt by Meechan’s solicitor advocate Ross Brown to play clips of comedians Joan Rivers, John Cleese and Larry David, as well as Labour MP Harriet Harman* making Holocaust jokes in court was refused and branded ‘irrelevant’ by the sheriff.

http://www.scotsman.com/airdrie/scot-denies-committing-a-hate-crime-by-filming-dog-doing-nazi-salute-1-4609101

He should have assaulted many folk and killed one of them. The courts find THAT funny.

*london labour making anti semitic statements eh? Who'd have thunk it?
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Posted: 11/14/2017 2:09:03 AM
No idea about the murder, wasn't news down here but I guess I get the gist of it. The authorities certainly turned a blind eye to the groming of young girls in Rochdale for fear of being called racist and I guess that's your main complaint.

I haven't seen the video of the dog but if you're talking about Mel Brooks and Blazing Saddles, that was a different time and a different reason. That film probably did more good for anti-racism as all the laws ever passed on the subject. Who could ever forget the new Sheriff pulling a gun on himself, what an incredible tiny bit of story which pointed out the stupidity of white supremacy.
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Posted: 11/21/2017 9:35:23 AM
I think we 've all come to expect incompetency from our government but at a time when the chancellor may well introduce a tax on one time use plastics you mght have thought they would have thought about this....................

More than 2.5m disposable cups have been purchased by the UK’s environment department for use in its restaurants and cafes over the past five years – equivalent to nearly 1,400 a day.

The Liberal Democrats’ environment spokesman, Tim Farron, said the revelation, obtained through a freedom of information request, showed Michael Gove “needs to get his own house in order” in light of his public pledges to tackle the growing scourge of plastic pollution.

The Lib Dems revealed that 516,000 disposable cups had been purchased by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) catering contractors in the last year alone, under two separate outsourced contracts for use in catering outlets across its sites. The figure was 589,700 in 2016 and 785,100 the previous year.


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The catering contractors did not previously provide any reusable cups, but purchased 200 reusable cups on 31 October 2017.

Separate figures uncovered by the Lib Dems have revealed the House of Commons itself is also failing to get to grips with disposable cup waste, using almost 4m disposable cups in the past five years.

They reveal that 657,000 disposable cups have been purchased by the Commons’ catering service in the last year alone – equivalent to 1,000 per MP – but down from 918,700 in 2013. In addition, 500 reusable or so-called “keep cups” were purchased in 2013, but only four of these have been sold in the last three years.

An estimated 3bn paper cups are thrown away in the UK every year, but it was revealed last year that less than one in 400 is recycled, meaning that millions end up in landfill. The plastic lining in cups means they cannot be recycled in normal depots and have to be put in special bins and sent to one of three dedicated recycling mills.


The Liberal Democrats are calling for the introduction of a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups in the budget, following the success of the plastic carrier bag charge which has reduced usage in England by 85% since it was introduced in October 2015.

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, is expected to announce in Wednesday’s budget a “call for evidence” on how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics such as takeaway cartons and packaging could reduce the impact of discarded waste on marine and bird life. Under Defra’s litter strategy launched in April, a working group has been set up drawing together industry and retailers to develop further practical steps to tackle plastic waste.

“It’s astounding that the department which is supposed to be protecting our environment is responsible for such a colossal amount of waste” said Farron. “Millions of plastic cups have been thrown away by the government, some of which will now be polluting our seas, rivers and countryside. Michael Gove needs to get his own house in order. A coffee cup charge should be introduced in the budget to tackle waste and encourage the use of reusable cups, including in the civil service and parliament.”

A spokesperson for Defra said: “We are committed to reducing unnecessary waste within the department and these figures show the number of disposable cups used has fallen by more than half since 2013. We are working with our suppliers to see what more can be done to further cut their use and promote recycling.”
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Posted: 11/22/2017 10:42:56 AM
Do yous lot ever get pissed off when you phone the doctors and the receptionist thinks THEY are qualified to answer you? Well here we go up here...........

"PATIENTS at a Lothian GP surgery will have to go through NHS 24 before getting an appointment with a doctor under radical new plans.

A practice in East Lothian has been chosen for a pilot scheme which sees receptionists pass on patient details to the tele­phone service, who will have the final say on whether they can see a doctor that day.

The four-month trial at the Riverside Practice in Musselburgh will start next week and could be rolled out across NHS Lothian if successful.

Under the project, a receptionist will decide if the patient can have a same-day appointment with a doctor or will pass their details onto the NHS 24 “In-Hours GP Triage” programme where call handlers with clinician input will ring the person back to get further information.

The patient could then be given a doctor’s appointment or be directed to their community pharmacist and where appropriate. Others will be signposted to self-help information available online.

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/nhs-24-to-decide-if-you-re-sick-enough-to-see-a-doctor-1-4619716

Now this raises many many questions. What if you cannot explain your condition well enough? What happens if your call gets lost? (Police Scotland are a prime example of ineptitude regarding this). What if you are directed to an online site yet you have no computer or computing skills?

Is it legal for a non medical qualified receptionist to diagnose an illness? And what about the much bandied about Data Protection Act? You tell the receptionist, the receptionist tells nhs 24, they then decide your fate and tell the receptionist!!!!!! Every fvcker knows about it because it will be on your online file.
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Posted: 11/27/2017 6:01:45 PM
The Royal Engagement

Arlene Foster the DUP leader and (former) First Minister of Northern Ireland has tweeted her congratulations to the happy couple.


“Congratulations to HRH Prince William on his engagement to Megan Markle. Wonderful news this morning.”


She then followed this up by tweeting -

“Congratulations to HRH Prince Harry and Megan Markle on their engagement. Wonderful news this morning!”


At least she got the right Prince this time, but somebody should have mentioned that Meghan is the correct spelling of her name.

Then followed –

“Apologies to TRHs Princes William & Harry for tweet error on my account earlier. I stopped tweeting personally a long time ago. Genuine typo by a member of staff. Guilty of tweeting too fast. There goes any chance of an invite!! :-) AF”


An invite!!.......
Accusing Prince William of getting engaged while his wife is expecting their third child…..her head should be on the block!!!!

I notice that she blames a member of staff for the gaffes.

Funny enough she blamed her Civil Servants for not bringing to her attention that the RHI scheme was seriously flawed.

You really cannot get the staff these days.
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Posted: 11/28/2017 4:05:45 AM
or does that point out how little interest she really has in the subject matter (subject - geddit?) that she delegated it to one of the sixth formers on work place assessment (unpaid - see Pauline's thread this morning).
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Posted: 11/28/2017 4:10:02 AM
Vlad I don't know the answer to your question. Down here we have an online appointments system to bypass the receptionist, the problem is though you're likely to get an appointment in a few weeks time which I don't understand. We have a triage system and can get to see the practice nurse at short notice. There has to be some sort of filter system otherwise the Doctors would be overloaded. Locally 3 practices have been amalgamated into one. It seems to work well and the staff love their new building with all its facilities though its a lot less welcoming. I guess you can't have everything.
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Posted: 12/21/2017 3:18:03 AM
Even having a laugh at a night out is now banned. Oooo it's a disgrace say the bosses. Then the real reason shows. They can sack the crew to save money.

When are some of the snouts in the trough bosses going to be sacked?.............

"A BOOZY crewman who bared his bum to Dutch seaman says joke is ‘blown out of proportion’ and insists his rear never went near anyone’s face.

Jamie Robertson, 25, exposed himself during the rude prank as the Euro guest was being pinned to the ground by two Scots.

But he quit after nine years’ service while two other volunteers were axed following a misconduct probe by RNLI chiefs.

“Everyone in the room was laughing. I’m still in touch with the Dutch guy and he’s shocked at what’s happened. He has no problem with it.”

Details of the mooning can be revealed after we told earlier this month how lifeboat bosses suspended the crew and scrapped the emergency service amid a staffing crisis.

The all-weather Inchcape rescue craft remains grounded over the controversy, with vital cover being provided by two boats from Montrose and Broughty Ferry.

Long-serving coxswain Tommy Yule, 45, has been sacked despite not being directly involved in the caper, along with an un-named colleague. It unfolded when a crew from their KNRM counterparts in Holland visited and beers were enjoyed in the station after hours."

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