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Old Jun 20th 2006, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy
One word to say that claim

BULLSHIT

You get a ticket and thats only if they can be arsed pulling you
I have given tickets out to drivers for using a mobile phone, and I suppose if they refused details or got arsey then the would have been arrested but don't recall that happing over a mobile phone as everyone knew they were being naughty.

It was such a chore writing out tickets though as had to put my mars bar and coke down. Would have been puch easier if you could just stop people and say "Saw you on your mobile, that'll be £30 please....yes Visa will be fine"
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Originally Posted by Canada Bob
Hey Butch, take a powder, no need to get angsty, wages are regional not just Country to Country, but gasoline is like Gold {in more ways than one}, it is Internationally traded so there's no reason why prices should vary as much as they do, especially when the tax rate in Canada 80% is near the same tax rate as here in the UK approx 80%.

I should add that unlike some posters I've never earned less when working in Canada than I would have been paid in the UK.

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Exactly wages are regional and since I live in Alberta and your buddy is in the maritimes I would imagine gas there is a bigger percentage of income than here!
I will check again but last time i looked at the pumps the CLAIMED tax rate was nothing like 80%.
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Originally Posted by mjanovitz
I have given tickets out to drivers for using a mobile phone
Obviously this was in your previous UK life not in Toronto as its not illegal to use a phone and drive here in Ontario, although lord knows it should be!

Sadly I have no idea what a fairly experienced engineer would be paid in the UK now, I suppose its largely dependent on where you are.

When I first came here I was offered about 35% more in straight terms than what I was paid in the UK, so it didnt take too long to decide to go for it.

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Originally Posted by mjanovitz
I have given tickets out to drivers for using a mobile phone, and I suppose if they refused details or got arsey then the would have been arrested but don't recall that happing over a mobile phone as everyone knew they were being naughty.

It was such a chore writing out tickets though as had to put my mars bar and coke down. Would have been puch easier if you could just stop people and say "Saw you on your mobile, that'll be £30 please....yes Visa will be fine"
I guess really i'm playing Devils advocate here!
I was ticketed for using a mobile phone ( the nice officer did however qualify WHY ie 'if you hadnt been turning the corner while on your phone I wouldnt have pulled you').
I have also used my 'cell' here while driving. Its illegal in the UK, it isnt here.
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Originally Posted by iaink
Obviously this was in your previous UK life not in Toronto as its not illegal to use a phone and drive here in Ontario, although lord knows it should be!

Sadly I have no idea what a fairly experienced engineer would be paid in the UK now, I suppose its largely dependent on where you are.

When I first came here I was offered about 35% more in straight terms than what I was paid in the UK, so it didnt take too long to decide to go for it.
Yes you are right it was in the UK.
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Originally Posted by Canada Bob
Aye, I suppose it is an unbelieveable saga Iain, none the less a true one.

http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/sts/bmart...s/Norburn.html

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Bob - my hat is off to you! You are indeed, a hero! Even though you may not believe it - you DID save lives, probably many, many, lives! If you had not stepped up and stood your ground, then many more faulty parts would have caused many more 'accidents'. THANK YOU!
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While we're on the subject of price compsrisons, can anyone tell me the UK price of Microsoft Office (Professional Edition 2003)?

Oh, and the only thing remotely close to an MOT our car has had in either ON or QC is an emissions check.
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Originally Posted by or4ngecrush
Exactly thats what I originally meant to say. "Butch to the rescue again " Off the topic Butch will I see Beaver when I go to Halifax/New Glasgow/Stellarton/Cape Breton in October?
Well, I live in NS, so that's one you might spot
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Originally Posted by Souvenir
While we're on the subject of price compsrisons, can anyone tell me the UK price of Microsoft Office (Professional Edition 2003)?
£389 compared to $650 plus taxes here.


Another example of "rip off britain"?

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Originally Posted by Tuppence
Well, I live in NS, so that's one you might spot
Really....where abouts in NS is this Beaver on display.....might be time for a trip
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Originally Posted by mjanovitz
Really....where abouts in NS is this Beaver on display.....might be time for a trip
Dont you have enough to worry about with three pussies to look after?????
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Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy
Dont you have enough to worry about with three pussies to look after?????

Yer, and you can't even get yer pussy out in Calgary or they'll fine you!
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Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy
Dont you have enough to worry about with three pussies to look after?????
I have 4 pussies to take care, but I am always thrilled to see a beaver in the wild.
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Originally Posted by Craftybanshee
Yer, and you can't even get yer pussy out in Calgary or they'll fine you!
Aye but Mark's in Toronto.
We're still trying to find out if you can get your pussy out in ON.
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Originally Posted by iaink
I have 4 pussies to take care, but I am always thrilled to see a beaver in the wild.
Gee Whizz Iain how do find time to work and sleep?????
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