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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:26
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Bradders
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Posted - 24/05/2011 : 23:12
Look out folks !.....  I sense an imminent implosion......

(with any luck)

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Stanley
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Posted - 25/05/2011 : 05:47
David, I agree with what Gordon says about Silentnight and he's obviously done his homework! One thing to add, when a company is taken over in circumstances like these the aim is profit for the buyer. The way to get this is to strip assets or reduce production costs. Neither of which will be comfortable for the employees. We will have to wait and see. I read his pieces on Lord Ashcroft as well. We haven't heard the last of that Noble Lord!

Frank taking examples from history? Can't be right. What was the name of that bird that flew round in ever-decreasing circles?

Denmark has banned Marmite. Not as draconian as it sounds, they are attacking spurious claims about the value of added vitamins in food and Marmite has been caught in the net.


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belle
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Posted - 25/05/2011 : 09:52
Then the Danish will be one of the most deprived peoples on the earth!


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thomo
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Posted - 25/05/2011 : 11:56
It adds a bit of oomph to broth as well!


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Bodger
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Posted - 25/05/2011 : 13:16
Glencores boss makes £5 billion peronal profit from the floatation of the company, and the rest of the staff all do well, not bad for a guy who was on the FBIs most wanted list, Bill Clinton cleare his sheet


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Stanley
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Posted - 26/05/2011 : 04:07
I see from Private Eye some people are quite sceptical about Glencore. One of their money making activities is grain trading in countries where there is famine. Sad commentary on the ethics of the 'market place'.

Lots of public diplomacy over the last two days, Dave and his best friend. Let's not forget that Barack was pressing all the right wing buttons in the run-up to the Presidential Elections. I wonder how Dave explained the defence cuts in the context of Libya and Afghanistan? No public comment about the covert economic war going on between China and the US. Someone somwhere in Washington is currently scratching their heads while Chinese exports and money to pay for them floods in. What happens when they pull the plug?

Care Quality Comssion report on care of the elderly in hospitals. A catalogue of criticism. The one that shocked me was that in one hospital water is being prescribed to make sure patients don't become dehydrated!

The MOD have come up with a cunning plan to save £4million. Stop paying a bonus for the dangers of parachute training. A 10% pay cut for some squaddies. I have a better idea, cut 4 million from the expense budget  for senior civil servants and 'hospitality'.


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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 05:48
£110million for the Arab Spring. All out of 'existing budgets'. Really?

We send Apache helicopters to Libya inside a week. Why do I think of Blackhawk Down? One thing Gadafi has is short range AA missiles. Just the thing for knocking a helicopter down.

Long piece recorded on the AC Charles de Gaulle in the Med on World Tonight last night. Lots of talk about Anglo-French cooperation etc. Private Eye published a letter correcting their previous report comparing the cost of our two phantom carriers with the 100,000 ton USS Gerald R Ford which is building and will cost £5.5billion launching in 2015 with 75 aircraft. Up to now the cost of the phantoms is estimated at £7billion+, launch date unknown, number of planes unknown. Could be a smart move to cosy up to the French! We're not very good at defence procurement are we.....


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panbiker
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 10:50
I received an Amber Alert in my email inbox this morning from the Aurora Watch group at Lancaster University. The alert was for a peak in activity between 11.00pm last night and 2am this morning. Current status is no significant activity but it may be worth keeping an eye out although we are not exactly blessed with clear skies at the moment. My radio gear would tell me a lot more, I really must get round to a decent antenna array again and fire up the kit from time to time.


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tripps
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 11:56
Remakable coincidence, on the day Ratko Mladic is 'captured'.  No mention in British media - this is from Bulgaria.

"During visits to Belgrade and Pristina on May 26 and 27, European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton would reaffirm the commitment of the EU to the European prospects of both Serbia and Kosovo as well as support for the ongoing Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, facilitated by the EU, her office said."



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Another
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6250 Posts
Posted - 27/05/2011 : 12:13
So Sharon Shoesmith wins her appeal against dismissal by Ed Balls from her job as Director of Children's Services in Haringay. Right decision  as she was sacked on TV by  Ed Balls. Should she have been sacked ? Yes, but she has the same rights as any employee to be dismissed through formal procedures and not through a knee jerk reaction during a press conference.

Her action against Ofsted was dismissed. Thast was wrong but 'nuff said.

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moh
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 13:35
In the Mail today it mentions a WW2 weekend at the East Lancs Railway, it advises people who dress up in military uniforms not to go in German ones in case it upsets the visitors!!.

 


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panbiker
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 16:50
The 40's East Lancs Railway event is one of the main events of the re-enactment calendar. Many of the groups who organise these events do request no German uniforms although I have yet to attend an event where this has been strictly adhered to. The guys and (women) who re-enact Axis forces are generally no diffrent to the rest of the re-enactment groups and many are members of more than one representing Allied personell as well as the former oppostion. Many spend a fortune on collecting the correct original kit to display at these events. It does not nescessarily have any morbid connotations rather more a quest to correctly represent history with the vast majority.  The Pickering event limits Axis forces re-enactors to camp at Grossmont, when you pass them in the woods on the train it can be quite a chilling site to see units representing the Waffen SS.

Notwithstanding my previous comments, although historically correct, some groups of re-enactors can be seen as antagonistic depending on your particular point of view or personal experiences.


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/05/2011 : 04:29
Comrade I noted the Shoesmith case and was going to post the same thing. Noticeable that she was very careful not to make any connection between the method of sacking and the actual complaints beyond a few platitudes. If I remember rightly Ed Balls was warned at the time that his action was, to say the least, questionable. Question is now whether someone is going to take the matter further, it can be dangerous not to let sleeping dogs lie.

David, as you say, remarkable! I listened to a survivor of the massacre on World Service yesterday and when asked he said that the arrest was more to do with EU entry than justice. He could be right.


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Posted - 28/05/2011 : 05:42
Later. The UN have just revised their estimate of world population up by 500,000. They now forecast 9.3billion by 2050.

The restoration of the Flying Scotsman locomotive is finished, it has been completely rebuilt and will be hauling trains on the network this summer.  Nice to see that some initiatives can come to a successful conclusion.


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Posted - 28/05/2011 : 08:58
I've been sat here working on the CHSC material and listening to Radio 4. Can FIFA possibly dig their grave any deeper? Apart from the fact that it is obvious that the organisation is rotten to the core and the forthcoming election should be cancelled while the matter is sorted out, can world football and the Swiss Government be seen to be condoning the whole sorry mess? If not, why isn't there a concerted attack on what is happening. Is it more a question of big business rather than the management of a sport?


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