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Old Dec 13th 2016, 10:55 am
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If you don't drink alcohol and always refuse it, how does one "unintentionally consume" enough to be over the legal limit for driving....
It would appear he was double the drink drive limit and claimed that he accidentally drank a jug of Diet Coke which had brandy in.

Yeah, right.

It doesn't say much for the brandy that he didn't notice it.

I'll bet the dog used to eat his homework.
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Originally Posted by magnumpi
Some thoughts

Why do some people and all the media say Happy Holidays?

Should it not be Merry Holidays, or even dare I say it, Merry Christmas.

In fact, what if people are working over Christmas is that not rubbing it in their faces, ha ha I am on a happy holiday and u have to work. Maybe teachers could say happy holidays to all their neighbors and friends in summer see how well that goes down.
Of ffs people, cards, media, whatever have been saying "seasons greetings" for donkeys years. Christmas,New Years, Hanukkah. It's inclusive.
So climb down from your bigoted view point why don't you? Unless of course that you only want to send good wishes to Christians. But then that wouldn't be very Christian would it.

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Of ffs people, cards, media, whatever have been saying "seasons greetings" for donkeys years. Christmas,New Years, Hanukkah. It's inclusive.
So climb down from your bigoted view point why don't you? Unless of course that you don't only want to send good wishes to Christians. But then that wouldn't be very Christian would it.
Would be at Christmas.
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Originally Posted by Oink
Would be at Christmas.
No, Christmas is all about good will toward men, (sorry women but you know you're in there too), and a damned fine excuse to get the goodies out. It's Easter when they get a bit shirty about it.
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Originally Posted by caretaker
No, Christmas is all about good will toward men, (sorry women but you know you're in there too), and a damned fine excuse to get the goodies out. It's Easter when they get a bit shirty about it.
What about ISIS?
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Originally Posted by bats
Of ffs people, cards, media, whatever have been saying "seasons greetings" for donkeys years. Christmas,New Years, Hanukkah. It's inclusive.
So climb down from your bigoted view point why don't you? Unless of course that you only want to send good wishes to Christians. But then that wouldn't be very Christian would it.
Huff post puts us straight on this, it's a business decision

A simple ‘Happy Holiday’ is not at all an insult or a denigration of Christmas, or any other tradition. It is an appropriate and inclusive salutation that recognizes that there are many ways that people are observing the season and you don’t know enough to be specific.

That is the very reason that many stores use Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas, because they want to be inclusive and welcome as many dollars, ahem, people, into their stores as possible. So, using Happy Holidays is not anti-Christmas, it is pro-business, and we don’t want to be anti-business do we?
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Originally Posted by magnumpi
That is the very reason that many stores use Happy Holidays rather than Merry Christmas, because they want to be inclusive and welcome as many dollars, ahem, people...


My stepdaughter works at HomeSense and their policy is Happy Holidays - and on the phone, Season's Greetings - and she has customers complaining about how it should be Christmas.

Oddly enough one would expect CBC Radio to use the "inclusive" version but they routinely say Happy or Merry Christmas.

That could, of course, just be humble Maritimers on there.
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Annoyed when told to just make more money.

As if making more money is so simple as those folks want to make it seem.

Or just find a cheaper place to rent when one is already renting on the very low end of the rental rates. Not as simple as finding a cheaper place if none exist.
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Annoyed when told to just make more money.
As if making more money is so simple as those folks want to make it seem.
Or just find a cheaper place to rent when one is already renting on the very low end of the rental rates. Not as simple as finding a cheaper place if none exist.
Start watching the Oliver Daily News (ODN) Free Classifieds for jobs and rentals, things are a bit cheaper. When you see a good job there will be no rental available because they don't want pets so you'll have to post your own ad. "Wanted, rental for couple with well behaved wiener dog." Gives you Penticton to Osoyoos commuting range. Downside is a few weeks of very hot temps in summer but these days you could get that almost anywhere.
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Start watching the Oliver Daily News (ODN) Free Classifieds for jobs and rentals, things are a bit cheaper. When you see a good job there will be no rental available because they don't want pets so you'll have to post your own ad. "Wanted, rental for couple with well behaved wiener dog." Gives you Penticton to Osoyoos commuting range. Downside is a few weeks of very hot temps in summer but these days you could get that almost anywhere.
I liked this advert!
HELP WANTED – CARETAKER COUPLE
A part-time physically fit RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE is required to live onsite in a 1930’s cozy character farmhouse. This private 5-acre property is located in the South Okanagan, Oliver, BC. Currently, the organic vineyard is currently being managed; the requirements are for a caretaker couple only to perform grounds maintenance, landscaping, and other duties. Vineyard experience would be an asset but is not required.
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I liked this advert!
HELP WANTED – CARETAKER COUPLE
A part-time physically fit RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE is required to live onsite in a 1930’s cozy character farmhouse. This private 5-acre property is located in the South Okanagan, Oliver, BC. Currently, the organic vineyard is currently being managed; the requirements are for a caretaker couple only to perform grounds maintenance, landscaping, and other duties. Vineyard experience would be an asset but is not required.
That one caught my eye.
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
That one caught my eye.
I thought you hurt your back loading planes, is that better? If that isn't an issue it opens up fields like warehousing, delivery, and light industrial. The agricultural jobs are almost all hard labour for low wages, and seasonal.
People who haven't had to look for a job or a place to live for a long time can lose sight of how hard it can be, and how disheartening it is not to get one you want.
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All new police officers in England and Wales to have degrees - BBC News

All new police officers in England and Wales will have to be educated to degree level from 2020, the College of Policing has announced.

There will be three options at entry level:

� A three-year police constable degree apprenticeship paid for by the force, allowing individuals to "earn while they learn" - spending 80% of their time on the frontline, and the rest completing their degree while receiving a salary
� A practical policing degree, as seen in other professions, where the student would complete a three-year self-funded course and apply for a job once qualified
� For graduates, a six-month postgraduate conversion course funded by the police

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Also in the news today- Bristol University lowering grade requirements for the "disadvantaged".
I was always under the impression that the point of universities was about the most intellectually able who have proved their ability. Lowering grades isn't going to do it-grants might help though!
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Also in the news today- Bristol University lowering grade requirements for the "disadvantaged".
I was always under the impression that the point of universities was about the most intellectually able who have proved their ability. Lowering grades isn't going to do it-grants might help though!
did you read all the nonsense how the lowering of a pass in A level one can get an A level with a 40% pass mark [E grade pass]

So, the disadvantaged can make a claim ....'look I have five A lelvels, all with 40-50% pass mark, so let me into the university course program'

A levels are A levels & I'm sure the A level certificate does not show the marks or grade

Bunch of dummies

Even worse is lowering the pass mark to 34% for higher maths

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-33760350

still a bunch of dummies
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