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materialcontroller Aug 11th 2019 7:49 pm

Re: I don't really know where to put this
 

Originally Posted by The Rushman (Post 12721807)
What can I say .... Im a giver.

Always better to give than to receive.

The Rushman Aug 11th 2019 7:55 pm

Re: I don't really know where to put this
 

Originally Posted by materialcontroller (Post 12721813)
Always better to give than to receive.

Youve done a stretch in chokey too then?

materialcontroller Aug 11th 2019 8:29 pm

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Originally Posted by The Rushman (Post 12721818)
Youve done a stretch in chokey too then?

:nod:

Backs to the wall and don't drop the soap in the showers.

SultanOfSwing Aug 12th 2019 3:16 pm

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Originally Posted by materialcontroller (Post 12721427)
I like him. Pulls no punches. We need a few more non-PC contributors to prick a few egos and upset the balance of views around here.

Oh come on, stop being silly. A PC is a computer, not some nefarious movement to make everyone treat everyone else equally. I mean, what a ridiculous idea that would be :rolleyes:

materialcontroller Aug 12th 2019 3:40 pm

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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing (Post 12722143)
Oh come on, stop being silly. A PC is a computer, not some nefarious movement to make everyone treat everyone else equally. I mean, what a ridiculous idea that would be :rolleyes:

Indeed it would Sultan old chap. Indeed it would.

SultanOfSwing Aug 12th 2019 3:42 pm

Re: I don't really know where to put this
 

Originally Posted by materialcontroller (Post 12722157)
Indeed it would Sultan old chap. Indeed it would.

Ah, but a man can dream.

DaveLovesDee Aug 12th 2019 9:20 pm

Re: I don't really know where to put this
 
I don't know where to put this either.... I want crackers, not cookies.....

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...d0d203e444.png

SultanOfSwing Aug 12th 2019 9:23 pm

Re: I don't really know where to put this
 
That link at the bottom sounds wonderfully dystopian.

A C C E P T T H E U S E O F C O O K I E S

scrubbedexpat091 Aug 12th 2019 9:29 pm

Re: I don't really know where to put this
 
Someone say cookies....


scrubbedexpat098 Aug 12th 2019 10:39 pm

Re: I don't really know where to put this
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12722322)
I don't know where to put this either.... I want crackers, not cookies.....

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...d0d203e444.png

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...b7a858288e.jpg
:)

caretaker Aug 13th 2019 12:01 am

Re: I don't really know where to put this
 

Originally Posted by stevenglish1 (Post 12722353)

Putin on the Ritz, nice.

DaveLovesDee Aug 16th 2019 9:04 am

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Here's another story.

Britain’s infrastructure is breaking down. And here’s why no one’s fixing it


We are right in the middle of an infrastructure breakdown – we just haven’t named it yet. You’ll know what I mean when we list the component parts. More than 760 youth clubs have shut across the UK since 2012. A pub closes every 12 hours. Nearly 130 libraries were scrapped last year, and those that survive in England have lopped off 230,000 opening hours.Each of the above is a news story. Each stings a different group: the books trade, the real-ale aficionados, the trade unions. But knit them together and a far darker picture emerges. Britain is being stripped of its social infrastructure: the institutions that make up its daily life, the buildings and spaces that host friends and gently push strangers together. Public parks are disappearing. Playgrounds are being sold off. High streets are fast turning to desert. These trends are national, but their greatest force is felt in the poorest towns and suburbs, the most remote parts of the countryside, where there isn’t the footfall to lure in the businesses or household wealth to save the local boozer.
When I am out reporting it is not uncommon to go into a suburban postcode short of money yet still bustling with people – but the banks have nearly all cleared out, the church has gone and all that’s left of the last pub is an empty hulk. The private sector has buggered off, the state is a remote and vengeful god who dispenses benefits or sanctions, and the “big society” never made it out of the pages of a report from a Westminster thinktank. I’ve seen this in the suburbs of London and in the valleys of south Wales, and the word that most comes to mind is “abandoned”.
I think the above is a reasonable assessment. Any opinions?

007Steve Aug 16th 2019 9:49 am

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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12723569)
Here's another story.
Britain’s infrastructure is breaking down. And here’s why no one’s fixing it
I think the above is a reasonable assessment. Any opinions?

Well as a slant to that Dave, I was recently rereading an old report (3yrs) that tried to establish and estimate the contribution made by the UK voluntary sector as a whole. The conclusion was that the the UK had one of the largest V sectors in the so termed 1st world nations. If cooperation was ever withdrawn the paid services supported would collapse, and the value was 16% (+/-2%) of UK GDP..... Calculate that!
I think the Bastard Tories call it the big society (which you'll recall doesn't exist). I term it unpaid unrecognised contributions because the UK is now a failed state.

Watchpost Aug 16th 2019 11:49 am

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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12723569)
I think the above is a reasonable assessment. Any opinions?

A substantial part of the social and commercial infrastructure has moved online. That's not the whole story, but it's a big part of it. And it's not necessarily bad. It's also a largely unregulated rather than state-driven process. That, too, is not necessarily bad. I think more awareness among the ordinary population of what is happening, and adopting a more proactive role, would be a good thing though.


DaveLovesDee Aug 16th 2019 1:35 pm

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Originally Posted by 007Steve (Post 12723582)
Well as a slant to that Dave, I was recently rereading an old report (3yrs) that tried to establish and estimate the contribution made by the UK voluntary sector as a whole. The conclusion was that the the UK had one of the largest V sectors in the so termed 1st world nations. If cooperation was ever withdrawn the paid services supported would collapse, and the value was 16% (+/-2%) of UK GDP..... Calculate that!
I think the Bastard Tories call it the big society (which you'll recall doesn't exist). I term it unpaid unrecognised contributions because the UK is now a failed state.

I term it free labour. Of course, all these people doung these for free , including carers at home, save the goverment and charities a fortune. And some of these charities make millions of which sometimes only a small percentage actually reaches those being 'helped'.


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