Re: Policing by consent
A straw well clutched, sir. In years to come we'll wonder whether more b*llo*cks was spoken about Brexit or Coronavirus - could be a close run race.
78 posts • joined 16 Dec 2009
And its no good blaming people for overcrowding the Tube trains when they all knew the tube was at least 70% full the day before and at no stage in between did they demand EMPLOYERS close their offices and shops - and lets be really stupid and close half the stations and reduce the number of services. All the directives were aimed at little people - none at business.
If your boss says go in you probably have very little choice in the matter.
If they restricted travel earlier and more comprehensively and told businesses, shops and sports earlier then we wouldn't be in this mess. Until about two days ago their first and second thoughts were business and the economy, the rest was just platitudes.
NO JOINED-UP THINKING. NO LEADERSHIP AT ALL.
Why? I'm sure that I read that American 3-letter agency and general 'we own the world' attitude meant that Safe Harbour was dead and no-one would deal with the US corporate data harvesters because it was now illegal. My arse! All I have seen is an unremitting wave of business to AWS and Microsoft cloud.
Oh and by the way, stop correcting 'harbour' to the incorrect 'harbor' . I am still on the side of the pond that can spell proper (like).
MyffyW, have you actually tasted Cadbury's chocolate in the past few years? I agree that 20 years ago it was the best milk chocolate but consider it to be barely edible now, wouldn't even want it as a gift.
I used to work at Cadbury's in Bournville in the 70s and 80s. Happy days. Loved the smell of chocolate which fillewd the air for miles around.
That used to work for me twenty years ago on a 56 k line in 327x or VT51 mode. Sure as hell doesn't work now with the huge amount of sh*te that needs to flow down the pathetic Comms infrastructure of Third World United Kingdom.
Even at work, with much faster Comms, our cloudy world takes an eternity to open a browser or document or spreadsheet - and our laptops have a tidy spec. At home - don't even dream about it.
Diagnosis: 21st century is FUBAR. Despite technological advances, you can rely on government, greedy monopolies, management and obviously Microsoft to make you yearn for yesteryear.
All the sh*te the T*ries have dumped on us since 79 and you're still bothered by Blair's brief period of T*ries Lite. Never mind f*cking up whole communities and regions, destroying the infrastructure, giving away the nation's assets to their mates at discount prices, overpopulating the country to the point of breaking - all in the cause of cheap cheap labour, fubar of the entire housing sector, Brexit FFS, Brexit for the sole purpose of internal effing T*ry internal politics, Cameron, Osborne, The Witch, the needless deaths of thousands in The Falklands due to their own incompetent foreign policy, corporatism, homelessness, the surveillance state, stealing our pensions, corruption, control of the electorate by owning the media, endemic bigotry and racism.
Sorry, but anyone who can look at modern day UK and claim that the problems are due to w*nker Blair needs to take a serious look at their logic circuits.
"the back doors of the lorry in front burst open, and hundreds of logs are flung out..."
Now it's getting much more complicated. Should it run over Beech before Ash, Horse Chestnut before Sycamore, Elm before Oak, on number 4 - the larch. I didn't even know these AI cars were qualified Dendrologists.
This argument is getting silly. Silly, silly, silly.The last recorded purchase of fuel at a Motorway service station was by Mr Arthur Tremlett in 1973. In his defence he stated that he was wearing the wrong glasses and misread the price.
Obviously I am excluding purchases by employees whose company car deal also includes free fuel (b*stards).
Why are you so fixated on him being Labour and, horror of horrors, a Bl**rite. You should be more concerned about whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. PS. since it attempts to constrain the power of the megacorps, it's a good thing.
I take my hat off to you, except for omitting the 'joke' icon.
Many farmers are totally dependent on these and mass bankruptcies and suicides would follow because they are operating in a 'broken' system. We were going to put a stop to the madness of the CAP subsidies when we joined the Common Market in the seventies. Forty years on and we haven't even dented them.
It is almost inevitable that farm subsidies will INCREASE when we leave the EU. The Government will need to work out the replacement scheme, which will involve negotiating with the vested interests of the agricultural sector - and we all know how good the Government are at negotiating with vested interests - ask the Banking Industry or BT /Openretch or Train Operating companies .... or just about anybody.
At the time of reply you have 15 upvotes and 4 downvotes for saying you won't buy another Windows OS if you have no control over it.
I'm 100% with you on this. Others will take a different stance but I'm mystified as to why they would feel strongly enough to downvote.
Perhaps we have delicate flowers who object to the F word.
@9Rune5: Perhaps Canon is different - I've never owned one.
However, I have lost count of the number of HP and Epson prints I have done - but it's in the thousands. I can see no difference in the initial quality or longevity of the HP/Epson prints and the 'own brand' sellers. It's all bullsh*t from corporate liars.
100% with you about the markup rip-off - I just haven't seen the gulf in quality that you have observed. You stick with the Canon 'own brand', I'll stick with the HP compaitible- and we'll both be happy at our own wisdom in making the right choice.
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