Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Double Agentry

The fact that today’s addiction treatment institutions often serve more than one master has created the ethical dilemma of “double agentry,” where in treatment staff profess allegiance to the interests of the individual client, while those very interests may be compromised by the interests of other parties to whom the institution has pledged its loyalty.’


Monday, 23 June 2008

Come the recession I want to see less of

Misleading use of the english language

If you work in a call centre, it is a job... not a career!
Ditto to coffee shops or the fact it is considered normal to spend a fiver a day on coffee
Expensive sandwich shops (paying huge rents)
Crap service and poor food in restaurants, only the fittest will survive
An end to all those stupid property porn programmes ( do you remember they used to have the same type of programmes back in the 80's?)
People being people and not acting like they are all millionaires
Reality (not the tv programmes)
An affordable home so I can save for when I am an old bat!

Overpriced shit drinks in crappy pretentious bars
Overpriced shit food in crappy pretentious restaurants
Chavs sat on their fat asses all day smoking and drinking while I am at work
Permatanned, bleached blonde bimbos
Ridiculous overpriced "designer" tat
Krusty/Phil/bald cockney criminal Dom/location location etc
The Nanny State / P CNon jobs in the public sector
Stupid gossip magazines and the sad obsession with so called celebs
property investment seminars
the need for everything to be 'designer'
political correctness

the daily mail reality
end of far to easy exams for kids
inflated salaries for football players
not having an industry of any sort
the food you can by in the supermarket thats already washed chopped and cut.
Pubs closing down for so called redevelopment (flats)
Garages dito
Nail bars
People paying money for ringtones (the ultimate in gross stupidity)
The word 'Executive' applied to every micro flat for sale.
17 year olds with credit cards (make em save up)
£5 Alchopops being drunk by tosspots.

The word 'Consumer'I am NOT a f'n 'consumer' I am a human being and the reason for my existence is not to'consume' the tons of tawdry tat pumped out by bizznezz!!!

The next twat who calls me a consumer is getting a swift boot in the nads.
last but not least Estate Agents!!!

that'll do for now, I need to go and calm down, please add you own.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

While you were sleeping

The “path of prudence” of Gordon Brown (aka Gordon the Grim)
• Pension “theft” - £5 billion annually, and total todate with compound interest now exceeds £100 billion;
• But MP’s, civil service and public sector pensions are guaranteed (by the rest of us, at a current estimated cost to the taxpayer of over £1,000 billion) – the rest (i.e. ours), are not;
• Tax credit fraud - £2 billion annually;
• NHS Private Finance, a key Brown initiative - £53 billion committed over 30 years for £8 billion in hospital assets;
• Cost of red tape increases from £10 billion annual to £66 billion annual in only 7 years;
• VAT fraud amounting to £8 billion; • Over 100 tax increases;
• Increase in personal taxation from 33% to 40% of average income, not including stealth taxes; • £3 ½ billion lost on sale of the country’s gold reserves;
• National Debt increased from 30% to over 40%, and rising;
• 60% more taxpayers now falling into 40% higher rate tax band by deliberate fiscal drag policy; • Home-owners paying higher 3% Stamp Duty increases from 73,000 to 280,000 in 5 years; Stamp Duty now £7 ½ billion a year and total over past 10 years - £32 ½ billion;
• Public sector employees now make up nearly a quarter of the working population; • Brown operates at least 530 unaccountable Quangos, and has another 9 or 10 in the pipeline;
• Business crippled by red tape – Brown has introduced 30,000, yes, 30,000 new regulations;
• Budget deficit now of the order of £40 billion annually and rising;
• Darling the Weak continues stealth tax approach - Autumn 2007 budget extracts additional £4½ billion from medium and higher income taxpayers by “small print ” change in National Insurance Contribution thresholds;
• Disastrous merger of Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise into one giant “efficiency asphyxiating” department;
• 270,000 work permits granted to non-EU nationals, yet 900,000 NI numbers wrongly issued; • 450,000 “immigrant” files, both men and women, "lost" by the Home Office;
• 6,600 immigrants with no right to work in UK, used valid Home Office issued NI numbers to gain sensitive jobs in the security industry;
• Olympics 2012 budget fiasco – started at £2.5 billion and now nearly £10 billion and rising;
• And there’s currently already enough been said about Northern Rock dithering, the non-doms tax debacle, and the 10p tax catastrophe to bother to add to it!
• Yet Brown still thinks he knows better than we do how to dispose of our own money!
Where has all that money gone!

Compiled by : Roger Earl, 4 Cumberland Road, Kew Gardens, Surrey, TW9 3HQ – telephone number 0208 948


Brilliant summary - I wanted to share it.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Shell boys 14%

Thats it then 14%. The shell boys get 14%.Don't earn any foerign currency for UK. Welcome to the Idiocracy of GB.
Inflation was already here long before now. It was caused by deliberately loose economic policies, inflating the money supply.
What we are seeing now is that some lucky workers may be in a position where they are able to negotiate pay rises to compensate for the inflation that's already in the system.
What we have here folks is the threat of a good example. If you want pay rises you are going to have to do what these guys did. Organise and go on strike. Otherwise you will get flooke all and for most less than you were earning last year. You may even get a pay cut.
How many workers are prepared to do this, not many is my guess. Workers thought they had entered a newparadigm where enlightened employers would just raise wages along with inflation After years of slagging the unions off and saying there was no more need for them in the modern age, most workers in this country think it would be beneath them to stand on a picket line. Good lord that would be like admitting that they are working class or something.
Only 28% of UK employees are Union members, and collective agreements cover less than 20% of private sector workplaces. If you're not in one of those firms, good luck getting an above-inflation settlement during a recession.
You also have to be in the fortunate position of being in a critical (as in economically and/or politically) job like those drivers are. They had Shell by the short and curlies (and potentially the goverment too if it spread beyond shell drivers - although watch this space on that one). I don't think the average office worker will have quite as much clout in their negotiations. Maybe if they work for the inland revenue ..?
A slow hand clap for the stupid, stupid nurses' unions, who have locked their members into a 3-year, 8% deal. OH DEAR!
Pay rises, along with price rises of goods and services are both consequences of inflation of the money supply. Or, alternatively, they are both consequences of deflation of supply of goods and services. Either way, to put prices up and/or demand higher wages is a perfectly rational response.

This is really worrying because that can lock you into an infaltionary spiral as we saw in the 70's. Of course easier to sack and hire people and to outsource. Plus of course if firms start to get strike hassle will simply move production else where were people are more willing to take a cut in living standards.
mmmmm Worry worry worry!