Re: Is this the best that the USA can come up with ?
I think the deal must be - give us Assange and we won't follow up on how the British security services wrote the Steele dossier
25 posts • joined 23 Jun 2016
on one level this is just a straight breach of contract.
employees make pension contributions over the years with a promise of RPI linked retirement benefits. the size of the contributions made are pre-calculated to be the correct level for delivering RPI linked benefits ( I worked as a trainee actuary for a while).
if CPI benefits had been promised, the pension contributions would have been smaller.
and when the employees comes to retire, the pension fund is now trying to break the original promise of the RPI link. this is what BT is trying to accomplish, although the pension trustees are fighting this. they have to fight this because pension trustees are personally liable
and RPI is definitely still a thing - examples are landfill tax and renewable energy certificates which both index at RPI for the next 20 years.
if they are serious about raising money why not privatise local radio?
these stations are really just a way to support your local football team, nothing else.
radio derby, radio nottingham, and radio leicester play exactly the same music, the only difference is the local sports.
local radio does nothing that cannot be done by the private sector.
china ended feudalism in tibet which is huge but here we just hear people crying about the dalai lama, not celebrating the end of slavery.
i'm not sure how legit tibetan buddhism is as a religion because steven seagal was once recognised as the official reincarnation of an historic lama
The Knowledge is still very important - satnav only works if you know the address or post code of your destination.
i can tell a black cab driver to go to the vietnamese on kingsland road and he will know what i'm talking about and get me there no questions asked.
if i ask the same thing question to a mini cab driver i would not get to my destination. heck most mini cab drivers can't even find the brick lane beigel shop.
big artists would make so much more if they set the prices at a market rate, instead of the fixed price.
The way to maximise revenue is to hold a series of ticket auctions, including a final auction 24hrs before the event to squeeze extra ££s out of the punters.
I don't have any sympathy for punters or bands in this debate - no one is forcing punters to pay high prices, and the bands and their management are just plain stupid when they sell things too cheaply.
read the denial again guys - it's pretty clear that it only refers to the period when Trump was president elect:
"Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against the then president elect are nonsense"
an actual denial would read something like this:
"Recent allegations made by media commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano about GCHQ being asked to conduct 'wiretapping' against Donald Trump are nonsense"
GCHQ have introduced the possibility that they may have wiretapped Trump before the election result. Why would they do that? who knows, who cares....?
This story points to the heart of Facebook's problem. Originally conceived as a way to stay in touch with people, a lot of facebook is now people sharing news articles.
The problem with this is that browsing through links to pages that people have already visited is a fundamentally boring proposition - a bit like going to the library.
I think Snapchat does have an edge here, as a lot of the content is user generated, and so isn't a repetitive blend of bien pensant links. I'm not saying watching jerky videos is fun, but it's better than going to the FaceLibrary.
The author doesn't say that relying on torture is illegal in the UK - in the absence of any laws prohibiting complicity in torture, presumably things will just continue as before, i.e. UK security services can kidnap people at will and send them to foreign torture farms, without any hint of illegality.
The proposed "smart meters" are not really smart, just accurate.
A true smart meter would allow demand response / feedback from behind the meter to in front of the meter, and in theory this would allow users to be paid not to use electricity at peak times when the wholesale price is higher than the rate the consumer is paid.
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