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    I did this at Uni years ago. My year thought that...

    I did this at Uni years ago. My year thought that there can't be unless you accept 1 or maybe 2 things:

    1. Monopolies.
    2. Nationalised everything.
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    For me, that statement just re-enforces the fact...

    For me, that statement just re-enforces the fact that we need "lefties" to fight for these things. What takes decades to build can be taken away in years. We need these people to defend what's there,...
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    I want us to stay in the EU, but that's a...

    I want us to stay in the EU, but that's a different discussion.

    I don't give 2 cents about what the US think of our special relationship. In my time in the US watching their news I noticed that...
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    As bob and many have said I'd be looking to get...

    As bob and many have said I'd be looking to get out , full stop - never to return.

    Get your notice in, they are idiots.

    I've had it before and told them to forget it before i even started, as...
  5. Thread: Emigration

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    +1 for Australia, its an absolutely fantastic...

    +1 for Australia, its an absolutely fantastic place to work - the rates are good - pommies everywhere to get you into those good contracts . The added benefit is its a gateway to the asian countries...
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    In my own personal experience yes. It was the...

    In my own personal experience yes. It was the main driver for where i worked, except Canada where i did genuinely want to emmigrate to.

    My current contract is at an NGO so they have lots of...
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    Weak currency? Who's going to leave the USA as an...

    Weak currency? Who's going to leave the USA as an economic migrant to Malaysia?

    I worked there as I was going to a country with a less favourable exchange rate afterwards.



    My guess at why....
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    I don't understand that, are you saying that...

    I don't understand that, are you saying that Malaysia imprisons its citizens? I certainly saw nothing of the sort and spents months in most provinces. The closest thing I've ever heard of is...
  9. WHS. There is no first class anymore - its...

    WHS. There is no first class anymore - its standard and then everyone else.
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    Well said Mich. I've been a migrant worker in...

    Well said Mich.

    I've been a migrant worker in a number of countries now, so that's the angle I'm coming from too.

    Where-ever I have lived and worked I've been very careful to follow their...
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    Bottom line is we are not very good at...

    Bottom line is we are not very good at integration because we are too accomodating to foreign cultures, of which we are often very ignorant.

    If you look at countries where I feel it works (e.g...
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    I'm not saying dont put it in the public domain,...

    I'm not saying dont put it in the public domain, but do so when they are INSIDE the judicial process.

    A police interview without charge is premature in my opinion.

    Hall was going to court no...
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    I don't think the media should be allowed to...

    I don't think the media should be allowed to publish his name before a trial.

    If he's guilty then I want to hear about it then.

    People don't seem to realise that there is a risk here that we...
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    Contrary for most people I think you need the...

    Contrary for most people I think you need the self discipline to make holidays MANDATORY.

    If you go for years without a day off you will burn out.

    I've been through that, after landing a...
  15. Funny you say that, I think the IT world is...

    Funny you say that, I think the IT world is changing for the opposite reason.

    High performance machines have encouraged very lazy coding and a lack of quality documentation or pride tbh.
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    +1 . I thought it was law that animals were...

    +1 . I thought it was law that animals were stunned here, I'm fine if people want to eat it on religious grounds - but I don't want to eat it.

    Yes Kal it's the same with Kosher, but Kosher doesnt...
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    I was laughing along for a bit, until you started...

    I was laughing along for a bit, until you started talking about known unknowns and unknown unknowns.

    Nobber.
  18. Thread: Kanjuku

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    He's not been back I reckon, I have a good...

    He's not been back I reckon, I have a good brilldar.
  19. Thread: Kanjuku

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    I miss brillo.

    I miss brillo.
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    I'm happily married, so I never get laid. I'd...

    I'm happily married, so I never get laid.

    I'd recommend anywhere on the jurassic coast, its within your range and there's lots of things to do in different weathers.

    Absolutely beautiful if the...
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    Whats your motivation? What do you want to do ,...

    Whats your motivation? What do you want to do , get drunk, see entertainment, countryside??
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    I'm confused. I take a few months away and my...

    I'm confused. I take a few months away and my title has changed to a "lesser" one , but the rep has stayed the same.

    I'm generally confused though.
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    See it as a holiday and get well soon you...

    See it as a holiday and get well soon you whinging pome.
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    oo a daily mail article, that will be...

    oo a daily mail article, that will be informative.... *cough* ffs - keep this stuff on mumsnet where it belongs. Awful awful journalism.

    In fact I'll go further and say that this is just downright...
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    In answer to the OP. I believe its getting...

    In answer to the OP.

    I believe its getting better month on month now, been lively for at least since Jan.

    However, going into consultancy isnt as simple as doing exams. Anyone can do exams -...
  26. == Irony. And that's the game :) K'thnx.

    == Irony.

    And that's the game :)

    K'thnx.
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    Double posting - but oh yes indeed, he was...

    Double posting - but oh yes indeed, he was legendary - but there's not a lot of material out there (perhaps deleted rather than never produced in the first place).
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    Thats open to debate, most of Ronnies stuff was...

    Thats open to debate, most of Ronnies stuff was written by him (or co-written) but he didn't use his real name in order to keep his writing and acting seperate. totally needless as Porridge was gold....
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    Ronnie Barker surely? Allen was a staple of...

    Ronnie Barker surely?


    Allen was a staple of my childhood - but for me, you just can't beat Ronnies stuff.
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    I totally agree . I knew a lad in Durham...

    I totally agree .

    I knew a lad in Durham prison back in 2000 , he had to work to get these things already. It worked for sure , he also learned a trade (cooking).

    That said, he does have many...
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    Boo, I was expecting a much more interesting...

    Boo, I was expecting a much more interesting story, with pics from that headline.
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    As horrible as this sounds, yes you do need to...

    As horrible as this sounds, yes you do need to accept that people are different , that in any society you are going to get idiots who look to con and screw everything. What I don't want to see is...
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    In answer to: "Why on earth should people get...

    In answer to:

    "Why on earth should people get more money to live in London? Do they have to live in London?"

    It's more a case of benefits are supposed to be able to give people a safety net -...
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    Only on very long trips is it worthwhile imo. You...

    Only on very long trips is it worthwhile imo. You also usually have to be accosted by a fat sweating git in a suit opposite who cant seem to sit without his legs at 180 degrees.

    Too much money for...
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    I think hes done very well to quit while he was...

    I think hes done very well to quit while he was marginally ahead.

    A great player, but hes no part in the future of this new england side so it would just be holding onto the past.

    Absolute...
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    I actually agree with this in principal - but the...

    I actually agree with this in principal - but the money needs to be weighted to the area - Comparing benefits in London to argue percentage reductions across the board is silly.

    Cost of living is...
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    tories. K'thnx.

    tories.

    K'thnx.
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    I've only had 1 contract go for 3 months. Every...

    I've only had 1 contract go for 3 months. Every other has gone at least 18 months.

    I don't have children - so I move to my contracts every time.

    A commute of anything greater than 30 minutes...
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    WHS 100% I buy all this - but I also think...

    WHS 100%

    I buy all this - but I also think that the agents business model, over the years has been:

    1. Oversell risks to clients of going direct
    2. Take the rate for the deal, then take the...
  40. Thread: Peado Hunters!

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    A 999 call made whilst chasing 2 kids who have...

    A 999 call made whilst chasing 2 kids who have robbed a jewelry store with bats n stuff, won't get anyone to you until at least 5 hours later.

    Happened to me, I caught one of the kids, had him...
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    huzzah!

    huzzah!
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    Can't wait to find out the dirt on what hes been...

    Can't wait to find out the dirt on what hes been doing. Do you think he lost it and went cottaging when thatcher died in a kind of breakdown and unsatisfied lust mix?
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    You need to go back to the 50's not the 00's.

    You need to go back to the 50's not the 00's.
  44. Thread: Peado Hunters!

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    There's a TV show in America which does this, and...

    There's a TV show in America which does this, and I hate to say it - but its brilliant viewing watching them squirm.
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    Yeah, me and all of NASA NASA - What's in a...

    Yeah, me and all of NASA

    NASA - What's in a Name? Global Warming vs. Climate Change

    The reason I mentioned cfc and the ozone is that this is what made Global Warming stick with the scientific...
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    On topic, no I don't think it is getting less...

    On topic, no I don't think it is getting less cold for at least a month. ffs.
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    Always with the "global warming" and "climate...

    Always with the "global warming" and "climate change" being put in the same bucket.

    Seriously, if we're going to have this debate and graphs and tulip every few weeks - can we at least read up on...
  48. rofl, what a horrid article. London's possibly...

    rofl, what a horrid article.

    London's possibly one of the most horrid cities.

    Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto, all leagues ahead... Strangely none of them are money motivated to the extent of our...
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    I feel for you, but regarding the meetings - im...

    I feel for you, but regarding the meetings - im finding the same issue working on.contracts with permies.

    most FTE's who've been at the same place doing the same role for.more than 5 years is not...
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    I've been a victim of this and its been down to...

    I've been a victim of this and its been down to management pressure at one place because they saw ending the contract as rejecting a full time role.

    I found it upsetting at the time, until one guy...
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