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sasguru
8th December 2006, 09:54
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6212830.stm

80% of workers in the British Space Industry (such as it is) are Indian or Chinese.

Doomed I tell yer ...

PerlOfWisdom
8th December 2006, 09:59
It's the same with chinese and indian fast food outlets and restaurants!

sasguru
8th December 2006, 10:04
I'd just like to add I've nothing against the Indians or Chinese. I'm sure they very competent - after all both those countries have their own satellite launch programs.
It's just a crying shame that this country gave up on serious science sometime in the 60s. A culture gets what it deserves. It's no coincidence that in Victorian times, scientists were celebrities. Now they are labelled "geeks" or "nerds" and the celebrities are Chantelle or Jade Goody.

MarillionFan
8th December 2006, 10:58
"It's the same with chinese and indian fast food outlets and restaurants!"

I agree. and whats the deal with Italians and those Pizzas!!!

I went to a Thai restaurant the other day. Full of foreigners it was!!!! :tantrum:

Only 5 dollar though!

PerlOfWisdom
8th December 2006, 12:22
It's just a crying shame that this country gave up on serious science sometime in the 60s.
We've advanced to more honourable professions like ambulance chasing.

zeitghost
8th December 2006, 12:30
Only 5 dollar though!
Was that "sucky, fecky, 5 dollar"?