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 daver987654
Joined: 11/2/2011
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I believe the footballer you are referring to refused to wear the shirt with the sponsors logo because money lending is against his Muslim religious beliefs. He seems to have had a change of heart since being photographed in a casino where he is a regular.

I like the saying which goes, just as putting something in a garage does not make it a car, so does going to church not make you a Christian.

Way back, I was offered a fabulous job with a mega salary but I refused to take it because it was in South Africa in the time of apartheid.
 Mark_It_Up
Joined: 3/15/2011
Msg: 4
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Posted: 8/6/2013 5:03:34 AM
Four-figure interest rates... yeah here's an example to show how meaningless APR rates are for short-term loans.

Lets say you're a bit short one week so you borrow £20 from your mate. The next week you pay him back and buy him a pint and a packet of crisps (costing £4) to say thanks. A £4 "fee" for a £20 loan is 20% which is higher than a bank or credit card, but you needed it hassle free, quickly, cash in hand, so it seems fair enough right? What APR do you think you just paid? 100%? 1000%?

Answer: 1,622,808%. Yes that's right over a million percent APR, for a deal that intuitively seems very fair!
 Mark_It_Up
Joined: 3/15/2011
Msg: 6
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Posted: 8/6/2013 5:57:13 AM
Yeah, but W***a charge £5.57 to borrow £1 for 1 day. That APR is 3.26*10^42, which is more than a million times the number of atoms in the solar system.
 Chuzz16
Joined: 3/26/2011
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Posted: 8/6/2013 9:21:48 AM
Many moons ago a job offer came up at a company that provides animals for use in medical research. The very thought of it turned my stomach and there was nothing on this earth that could have persuaded me to work there.

However, although I still don't like the thought of using animals for this kind of thing, I do wonder if I and many other of my loved ones would be here today if it wasn't for this kind of research.

I'm not sure if I have turned into some kind of selfish being, or if I have learned that this is a necessary evil.

As for 'celebrities' endorsing products, I really couldn't care less. I certainly wouldn't take out life insurance just because Michael Parkinson told me to. What they choose to do, really is up to them.

I hope still a bit on topic, I couldn't work at the Emirates Stadium either. Although I did watch Coldplay there. :))
 Chuzz16
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Posted: 8/6/2013 10:07:49 AM

Yes they would. Animal experiments stop or hinder medical progress, not advance it.
Have a read of this...http://www.vernoncoleman.com/downloads/waems.htm


I just did Polly. Thanks for that. :)
 DAFT_DOG
Joined: 4/23/2011
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Posted: 8/7/2013 12:41:00 AM
there are no doubt a number of jobs i`d dislike doing, but, the bottom line is, we all have bills ( of varying severity) to pay, and its pounds and pennies that pay those bills, not and morals and scruples. :O)
 daver987654
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Posted: 8/7/2013 1:05:23 AM
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a) As Daver has pointed out he did not take up the appointment in South Africa because he disagreed with apartheid.

b) He didn't say that. He simply said he wouldn't work in SA when apartheid was going on.

Correct. I did not say that. However Oldbills inference was correct, my poor use of English, sorry.

I am talking about the late 70's when people like my self with skills in computing were highly sought after and were well paid in this country and even better abroad. I was not concerned for my safety and I would dearly have loved to work in a country which is I am told one of the most beautiful places on earth. I couldn't though work in a place where at the time people were segregated by skin colour and all that went with it.
 GeordieColin
Joined: 10/18/2012
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Posted: 8/7/2013 12:57:06 PM
I used to be Head chef at an exclusive Wedding location and walked away after a confrontation with the General Manager. He was pocketing the waitresses tip for the evening as well as pinching the expensive plonk provided by the Wedding party for the meet and greet and Wedding Breakfast toast to sell to the next wedding and over ringing the money stuck behind the bar for to start off the evening guests. It amounted to over a grand per Wedding and up to 4 Weddings per week.
He worked there for many years,but was sacked within 3 weeks of my leaving!
Should I have grassed him up to the owner, or just give vague answers to the owner and leave him to work it out on resigning?
The owner stated to me that he had full confidence in him!
 GeordieColin
Joined: 10/18/2012
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Posted: 8/7/2013 1:14:01 PM
^^^^ I was asked to manage a restaurant in the early 90's by a very large company on condition I dumped my partner as we wished to manage together stating" Our costumers in the outer London area will not take to a manageress of her colour".
How short sighted and blind,huh?
 daver987654
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Posted: 8/15/2013 5:20:54 AM
Well now that we are on to the poor, I would love to see this subsidy for renewable energy scrapped. Blenheim Palace are about to install a £180,000 water powered generator which will get a subsidy of £12,600 a year for 20 years on top of which they reckon to save another £5,600 a year in energy costs. The problem of course is that this subsidy has to come from somewhere and the only place is from all the rest of us.

It's the same for all these solar panels, great idea and great return on investment but it is the poorer people subsidising those people who have enough dosh to own their own home and be able to afford to install the system.

Sso I shouldn't (fat chance anyway) work for solar power companies or Blenheim Palace.
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