95 posts • joined Wednesday 17th November 2010 12:32 GMT
Quality journalism is expensive.
Knee jerk reactions and copy and paste from the news wires is cheap?
Re: Public sector
In my mind its not quite as simple as the private sector just paying for the public sector. The services the public sector provide enable the private sector to be successful. No one would be buying much if it wasnt for roads, healthcare, education etc etc. A private sector worker gives their money to provide these services. A public sector worker gives their time to provide these services.
Its often a good idea to try and view the world through something other than the lens of money.
Out of interest can anyone suggest some other decent search engines? UK based ones perhaps?
Re: Do the math.
Math- s, Maths... it has an 'S' on the end.
I'm gonna assume thats a dig at me (certainly looks like one).
I would hardly compare two (now three) posts fairly anonymously on a story with demanding an ECG from 8 years ago, then threatening legal action and ringing the papers when they wont give it me.
Re: Just a thought
From the article "In the event that any patient requires future treatment all clinical decisions and treatment are based on diagnostic tests undertaken at the time of admittance and as required rather than from historical records"
Having just read the BBC article - its a shame theyre not allowed to just tell him to piss off or to recreate the image himself. He's just looking for attention.
Just a thought
Because old scans aren't medically important and thus it would be a waste of public money?
Race to the Bottom
I dont know what the solution is, but if thorough journalism dies out then we will all be the worse off. Left to pick over blogs about what someone thinks about something someone else said.
Re: AI Fields in which IntelAIgents do not suffer Fools and their Blunt Tools
Odd how some people find it harder to grasp that reality is a chaotic mess of forces vying for attention/power, than one massive conspiracy where every element of life is controlled by a mysterious yet all powerful force.
Re: False Economy
Exactly the same logic as the 'cut jobs / austerity drive to boost the economy'.
If you think you can make money without a functioning society (that requires things like healthcare, roads, schools, police etc) why not go and make your millions in Somalia?
Re: @Timmy B (Was: Why is it ok to be insulting to people at all?)
Its not really that insulting tho is it.
And no theyre not insulting youre family member personally. Calling someone a dick is an insult tho. But dont worry im not bothered.
Re: Because of the unique way the BBC is funded.....
Its not a business trying to leverage the max profit out of everything.
For the £10-15 we chip in a month they provide us with a huge amount of content. Simple as that.
Give it a rest
Suggest you start your articles with 'foldee-roll' in future.
re: no soul
Its a bit of a cop out isnt it - Entirely intangible excuse for why they dont like something - despite it being second fastest round the track (fastest being a jumped up go-kart).
They might as well say, "its not a ferrari we dont like it".
Theres a whole world of different scenarios between people living in mud huts farming the immediate area and huge western cities importing goods from the other side of the planet.
Fuel taxes will keep more people in the former category than moving them to the latter.
This man is a Professor and thinks cars are the only things that use petrol.
Of course goods magically fly onto shelves.
Yes you're right; zombies are undead people.
Agree, reg is slightly out of whack here.
However, I thought the UK limit was 2 units which is equivalent to one pint of moderate lager? So 3.75x over the limit would be 3.75 pints or are you factoring in time to drink them?
Not arguing, genuinely curious.
Is energy from the sun ridiculous?
You'd be surprised how many things are initially expensive but then get cheaper through proliferation & development.
I take it your a sheeple also then?
Holden Caulfield suffered from the same thing. Its much easier to thrust the image of brainless automata onto everyone else than actually comprehend that other people exist with their own thoughts and motivations.
You commission a painting (self portrait for instance) spend hours with the artist, agreeing changes here and there, end up unhappy with the half finished product and agree to go your seperate ways.
Kevin Smith ought to have a word in their shell like.
You dont think you could do anything better with the extra pounds that you would (theoretically) save in tax if everyone contributed their fair share?
Whilst i dont disagree that there are definite efficiency savings to be made in govt. I would be more careful with my words. What your opinion of waste is may differe from the majority. For example I can bet there are those out there which think spending money on universal healthcare is a waste (obviously cos they can afford their own team of specialists).
Re: paying for
Its subsidised & regulated. If (for instance) water was treated as a free market, you can bet those counties with huge resources would charge a lot more than 0.001p per litre for it.
as it is, we are a country not a selection of little regions and that means sharing stuff about for best effect.
Re: People in remote ares
People in the city shouldnt expect an inexhaustible supply of fresh water as clearly theres no space to store it all. That and fresh fruit n veg, why the hell should they get all that when clearly its the folks in the countryside who grow it (well a small percentage of it)
Oh and electricity... why the hell should city folk use so much when dont host the power stations.
I believe the independence argument is based more on self determination than economics? (though im not scottish so dont know (or care) about this). I also dont know what Alex Neil thinks about independence.
As it is though, theyre not independent and so its down to the MPs to fight for more cash for their regions.
Though I would have thought Welsh MPs would be kicking up more of a fuss, didnt someone figure out that they were getting squat?
Re: Scotland gets more...
This might be because Scotland is on the whole poorer than average. Taxes help to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor.
If you disagree with this then thats a different matter.... and youre a git.
So you're basically agreeing, albeit begrudgingly?
re: How about
You were onto something until you started having a pop at the human rights act.... you shouldnt believe everything you read in the Daily Mail.
There is nothing controversial in the act and before you start railing against it you probably ought to understand the act in detail... given they are rights that apply to you also.
Best admission of guilt I've ever seen. Hopefully the fuzz will be paying them a visit this morning,
"Thats a nice new selection of trainers and xbox games you have there, oh and the security tags are still on"
rewards for violence
Why cant a working man in this day and age pay for violence to be inflicted upon would be familial harmers... Once again its one rule for the rich and....
Re: Aaron Em
Have you looked hard for a good Anarchist argument or just raged down the pub about what you perceive anarchism to be?
Re: Living through the 70s
You might want to have a try at reading it. Its more to do with having a raving lunatic in the Whitehouse, political meddling in the middle east, fear of imminent apocalypse, strikes, etc etc.
I dont think people are offended by sexist/racist jokes, but they do make you look lazy, stupid and/or racist/sexist.
Smoking in confined public places is just rude and a pain in the arse for the majority of people who, guess what, dont smoke.
CCTV - hmmm, yes theres lots and its of questionable value, but I've never felt its impact really and I believe its still illegal in residential areas
Not wearing a seatbelt, bit stupid really innit? some laws are there to protect imbeciles. If you're caught speeding, youre caught speeding. tough titties, take it like a man.
Has anyone ever sued the council for grazing a knee? Sue a surgeon for leaving a scalpel in you yeah.
You seem to be living in Daily Mail land?
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