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  1. It's not a democracy either. The rules are here:...

    It's not a democracy either. The rules are here: https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/misc.php?do=showrules. The vast majority of posts do not get moderated, so my guess is most people are able to...
  2. Sorry. I only take the Times. You have no...

    Sorry. I only take the Times.

    You have no freedom of speech in a privately owned forum. If you set out to offend, your post will be deleted and you may be banned, because that's trolling.

    In...
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    Sticky: 7 days. Being an arse who couldn't take a hint. A...

    7 days. Being an arse who couldn't take a hint. A little word of advice, if a post is deleted by a mod, don't repost the same thing. It will only end one way.
  4. That'll be me. I thought you might get the hint,...

    That'll be me. I thought you might get the hint, but apparently not.
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    but at the end of that you've got this human who...

    but at the end of that you've got this human who will take your money and be ungrateful about it .. or am I thinking of an agent?
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    This is further supported by the fact the...

    This is further supported by the fact the earliest occurrences were spelt "nicompoop".
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    That's just silly whataboutery. UKIP - a...

    That's just silly whataboutery.

    UKIP - a party with three members and a dog, known for being bat tulip crazy. Labour party - half a million+ members. The scale of the problem in the latter...
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    How can you tell with Ziggy is trolling? He...

    How can you tell with Ziggy is trolling?

    He posts something.
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    Bit like the OU Open Degree they've been offering...

    Bit like the OU Open Degree they've been offering for a few years. QD | BA/BSc (Hons) Open degree | Open University
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    Whataboutery at its finest.

    Whataboutery at its finest.
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    I'm not. I'm going to learn how to fly. Fame!

    I'm not. I'm going to learn how to fly. Fame!
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    Any points you see are all in your mind. We...

    Any points you see are all in your mind.

    We do deport illegals. A small proportion... But you're right. Not nearly enough, and not with enough appropriate speed. (Slow enough to fairly hear all...
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    Inspired. But I'd prefer cordon-bleu.

    Inspired. But I'd prefer cordon-bleu.
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    Nope. Nightclubs are closed. Bars are pretty...

    Nope. Nightclubs are closed. Bars are pretty restricted as well. But most everything else is open and no more virus filled than your local Tescos. Probably less.

    Up to £87,000 - for two years....
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    Hospitalisations have doubled here each week over...

    Hospitalisations have doubled here each week over the last three weeks. 62->177->342. New restrictions have just been announced.
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    Aren't we all?

    Aren't we all?
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    I thought it was 30000. (Source, MD in Private...

    I thought it was 30000. (Source, MD in Private Eye).
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    30000 excess deaths this year so far. Not all of...

    30000 excess deaths this year so far. Not all of them by a long chalk due to Covid-19.
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    Fay Weldon's third husband is William...

    Fay Weldon's third husband is William Shakespeare? :eek: I'm not surprised it's toxic.
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    For the last 7 days the figures are: 191 189...

    For the last 7 days the figures are:
    191
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    The moving 7 day average is currently 200 - increase of 65 from the previous week. For the past few weeks it's been
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    There was no need to lie. I hope you don't make a...

    There was no need to lie. I hope you don't make a habit of it in your personal or professional life.
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    Erm. Yes. It even more likely does. (Assuming the...

    Erm. Yes. It even more likely does. (Assuming the poor sod sees a school from time to time). But even so - it doesn't help the poor starving kids in Ruritania...
    ...
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    I thank 'ee for your concern, but halving my...

    I thank 'ee for your concern, but halving my income isn't really a problem. I'm still very well paid, and have plenty of assets, so I never bothered to reduce my payments on account. My leaving do...
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    Some of it is simply the Swiss Franc being so...

    Some of it is simply the Swiss Franc being so strong. I know some resorts sell holidays to EU package customers at a savage discount. A few years ago I was at Leysin, and there was a British couple...
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    I'll give you £20.

    I'll give you £20.
  26. How many know the name of the QC providing the...

    How many know the name of the QC providing the opinion?
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    Than what they could possibly be in the future,...

    Than what they could possibly be in the future, if there weren't free school meals? Yes. So you see that you were just making a big fuss over nothing.
  28. Two wrongs don't make a right. :grin

    Two wrongs don't make a right. :grin
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    There's no national minimum wage - except in...

    There's no national minimum wage - except in certain protected professions. Only Neuchâtel canton has a legal minimum wage (22.61 francs - about £19). Bern doesn't.
  30. Hmm. I do find a match with AtW however.... Nah....

    Hmm. I do find a match with AtW however....
    Nah. Just make the scheme peddlers (and QC who gave the opinion) liable for unpaid tax if the schemes don't work.
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    coronovirus can kill and cause long term damage?

    coronovirus can kill and cause long term damage?
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    School dinners were introduced to the UK in 1906...

    School dinners were introduced to the UK in 1906 by the Liberals. The rationale was partly that children will learn better if they're not hungry, and recognising that having children go hungry...
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    No income tax for two years

    Just got a massive tax rebate. Enough to pay my tax for two years.
    :banana:


    That's what happens when you pay on account and your income halves!
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    AV. salary in Switzerland is around £50K. 800CHF...

    AV. salary in Switzerland is around £50K. 800CHF a day is £675 a day. Working just 40 weeks a year, that's still £135'000, (employer's NI and other overheads notwithstanding)
  35. Ooo. Ooo. I know. That they'll be removed by a...

    Ooo. Ooo. I know. That they'll be removed by a friendly moderator for your own protection.

    I'm half minded to post disinformation for not very felicitous companies. But some people here might take...
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    Not for Russians.

    Not for Russians.
  37. What. Coining it isn't enough? Darn. I wish I'd...

    What. Coining it isn't enough? Darn. I wish I'd know back in those dark days of the PCG as was.
  38. But I coined the acronym, so you have pay me half...

    But I coined the acronym, so you have pay me half of the value of your invoices as licence.
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    That's why I prefer one-liners like this one:

    That's why I prefer one-liners like this one:
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    Droopy. I'm the hero.

    Droopy.

    I'm the hero.
  41. 5 figures? INKSPE. And came back again under...

    5 figures? INKSPE.

    And came back again under a new name.
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    It keeps going because people keep responding....

    It keeps going because people keep responding. Maybe show some restraint. :ohwell

    What your grandfather got up to in the war, no matter how shameful, is no concern of ours.
  43. Check out Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy.

    Check out Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy.
  44. That's what the CIA want you think. Wake up...

    That's what the CIA want you think. Wake up SHEEPLE!
    (btw, KUATB https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/general/140559-canadas-roadmap-communism.html?highlight=#post2821150)

    Definitely. OneManBand...
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    Netflix are doing a new series about the lives of...

    Netflix are doing a new series about the lives of composers. It's a bit drawn out though. The episodes about Vivaldi cover four seasons.
  46. Thread: Like her

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    As a journalist in the LA times said "the words...

    As a journalist in the LA times said "the words could be serving as a political rallying cry or referring to the activist organization. Or it could be the fuzzily applied label used to describe a...
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    Means "consultancy company". Not one man band.

    Means "consultancy company". Not one man band.
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    In today's market, per day 800 is bog standard...

    In today's market, per day

    800 is bog standard
    1200 is approaching premium.

    Through a mainstream agency, you're unlikely to get more than that. Outside that, maybe a little more. If you...
  49. Thread: Like her

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    BLM in the UK is anti-capitalist movement. The US...

    BLM in the UK is anti-capitalist movement. The US one is focused far more on inequality of treatment.

    I said it at the start, but certain triggered members here tried to demonstrate that BLM in...
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    Timing the market is a mug's game.

    Timing the market is a mug's game.
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