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Imli
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Quite often providing the actual workplace costs more than to hire the person working there. Not to mention the liability problems and all the other issues that employing unwell people brings. So I'm surprised that any employer at all (even for free) is willing to take on those folks when employing healthy people nowadays is already enough of a legal mine field that can easily bankrupt a small company over a storm in a teacup. And yes, I do think mentally ill people should work if they can, because it's good for their life quality. Would I employ one? Nops. I cannot afford them, even for free :(
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Sure can think of much better ways... We could for example make sure that the elderly get fed and watered properly in the NHS wards and at home when they need care. Changing nappies in time also has known to be 'popular'. Buy cancer meds instead of letting our own people die because we 'can't afford it'. Buy treatments to keep people's eyesight and minds. Buy exoskeleton walkers to make the paraplegic walk once again and stand tall. And so on. But no, instead of saving lives at home, the Tories rather steal the very money our poor and sick need in order to pose as the good samaritians, over the dead bodies of our sick.
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Of course it will cut costs. People will simply figure out that going to court is a complete waste of time and sort things out themselves, or just not bother. After Martin's conviction, heard of any more cases where anyone was stupid enough to call the cops after shooting the burglars? (...)
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No-one is going to have a baby because they missed the abortion ad, nor is anyone going to decide to treat themselve to one just because they happen to be pregnant whilst watching this rubbish. People have babies because they want them, and because they can. Young families in the UK cannot afford to buy humble homes, and in general we're bankrupt as a nation, our debts cannot be paid, nor can those pensions and whatever else has been piled onto the tab, no matter how much we'll tax everyone. That is the best abortion ad ever -- reality still beats the TV!
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Hague needs to go, he is not fit for office. He is a fool to act without waiting to find out the true situation and taking a longterm view on diplomatic matters with Britain's interests foremost on his mind. No-one would have expected him to make any statement other than polite condolences and inquiries, but no, he has to play judge and jury on the world stage. This time it was relatively harmless and can be repaired... But can you imagine Hague having to sort out real problems of (say) Cuban missile crisis magnitude? For all our sakes, retire him now before kills millions with his hubris, this is no game, there are no second chances at that level, and if he cannot manage small issues like this... just send him off to a nice English pub where he can drink as many pints as he wants to and make as many stupid statements as he likes.
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Well, with Rafah opened and flotillas of aid breaking the blockades Gaza is once more officially open to the world and so, the Israelis no longer have a moral responsiblity to keep the Palestians in free food and energy. The Egyptians can the once again run Gaza and make sure that Israel won't get a reason to go to war with Egypt if the newly integrated Hamassian Egyptians start an official war. A a bonus, Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood has very good chances of running Egypt if Rafah is open and Egypt gets annexed to Gaza this way. Btw it's election time in Turkey soon, and Erdogan would like to see the last remaining Kemalists gone. After that, it'll be back to business as usual and as if nothing ever had happened, because no-one there has the appetite for WWIII or even worse, sovereignity over Gaza.
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Lifting the blockade on Gaza is a great idea, but only if the Conservative government collectively move their day-to-day business(that is, Nr. 10, 11 and other govt. offices) to Israel, within reach of Hamas' rockets and suicide bombers. That should motivate their 'peace making' endeavors properly and give the Palestinians good business opportunities as well. What could go wrong?
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2010 on Tuesday 1st June 2010 at ConservativeHome
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Rachel, 1) Can you give us proper efficacy rates of diets, not only lasting a few weeks, but across years say, 5 years with a weightloss of more than 10kg? (academinc references please, no handwaving) 2) What are the efficacy rates of the best treatments for a) alcoholic b) heroin addicts? (no handwaving here either please) I can tell you right now, that the answer to successful weightloss is 15 out of 10000 earnest dieters who'd lost more than 10kg (US FDA figures, also check out WeightWatchers figures, which are just as abysmal over the long term) and from what we can see, we have more alcoholics and junkies than ever despite millions spent on jails, policing and rehab, very few people ever get cured. When you have treatment for the problems you worry about, then you can do something about them. But we as of yet have no treatment that works for longer than a very short time, the vast majority of people goes back to how they were within a few years -- almost no-one is cured. There are no successes you can show us, just theory of how you think it may work, maybe. So, raising taxes is just snakeoil, you see it's not only sweets and sticky beverages but every curry house in the nation too, not to mention coffee shops with their popular calorie bombs and so on and so forth. And most people don't want to be fat, they are millions of folks who are damaging their bodies, wallets and souls in sheer desperation to match expectation like yours, and still, nothing works. But, let's suppose you get your tax rise... how will you stop people from importing cheap sweets, or just making their own? Ration cards? How will you stop them being traded/stolen? And, has it occurred to you that people will very easily get fat from foods that are not sugary? Bread is extremely fattening for example. What you're dreaming of is socialist controlfreakery, you want to tell people how to live their lives. Real conervatives enable people to live freely however they want, by education and creating possibilities, they don't suppress human nature the way you are hoping to. Btw, do you know how Mao got rid of the opium addicts? He killed them, that was his miracle cure.
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Sounds like fascism lite... what if people don't want professional busybodies to 'organise' them? And who will cash in on the cushy jobs? Amd what does organising mean actually, we organise people to do exactly what? Marches? Communal exercise in the local park, no fatty left behind? Social control by means of 'organised' gossip? Pressganging people with social pressure from their newfound 'friends' (aka organisers) to do 'community work'? (I have visions of Mao style moticational posters, egads) As for the idea to copy Alinsky...what next -- we start to take a leaf out of Bakunin's book too, he also has some useful ideas? We all know that fools often deliberatly misquote Lady Thatcher on the 'there is no thing as society' phrase -- it's scary to realise that even the Tory party totally fails to grasp the meaning of what she actually said: "I think we've been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it's the government's job to cope with it. 'I have a problem, I'll get a grant.' 'I'm homeless, the government must house me.' They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There's no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation." (...) Sending in 5000 blockwarts is not going to even begin to compete with the spirit of the above that Lady Thatcher was talking about when she said this. Cringelicious :( Seriously guys, it looks like it doesn't matter if the Tories fail epically in this election, because the above looks just as unhinged, unethical and mad as what Labour is into, and I fear there is more of the same 'Mad Marx' stuff where this came from.
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Well, the BNP has opened membership up and dropped the requirement for an interview in person, othe court no longer has a toy to play with and is sitting all alone in it's pram. So, now what? The BNP now have the moral highground now and can't be touched legally anymore (at least for now) and any muppet who tries to infiltrate them will find that no matter what they'll do, it'll be used as propaganda material to prove how racist, undemocratic and uncivilied immigrants are. I cannot think of a better pre-election favour than this EHRC disaster for the BNP... Btw, if I understand the new rules correctly, there is nothing to stop the BNP forming large groups to join conservative associations with the direct aim to take them over -- since parties no longer are allowed to 'discriminate' against people who don't agree with their policies. This is all very reminiscent of the time in ancient Rome when political violence in mob form was first introduced and quickly became the normal situation.
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Looks like the Stormfront members are trolling this place today... "It seems that D.C. is to blame for almost everything...Europe, the debt mountain and anti-Semitism, has all been blamed on him during the last 24 hours. " Cameron is to blame because he doesn't make a stand for conservative principles and common decency. He looks more like he is an honourary Labour member who is afraid to harm Brown, not like a Tory PM in waiting... he appears to be a 100% opinion-free zone. As the leader of the opposition, he should oppose vocally, not agree in silence!
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There is no 'science' to explain, but what there is, is fraud and spin. Dr. Misra should spend some time watching this recent video from CERN: http://cdsweb.cern.ch/record/1181073 "Rashmi is a sincere individual who largely agrees with the scientific consensus on climate change. I think this personal attack on her is a low blow." I don't think that sincere people who are able scientists would write such a puff piece and the laundry list of Dr. Rashmi's achievements that is supposed to impress readers into giving her opinion more weight than it deserves helps her here -- if anything it's a big red flag, why would anyone who is sure of what they say need to pose so prominently? Hmm. Dr. titles are 10 a penny nowadays and patents are even more common than that -- it would have been more impressive if she actually had said something meaningful and talked about the hard science instead of just copying the current AGW sermon. If you put your credibility on the line with a hardsell like she did, don't be surprised if people weigh and find you lightweight! As for 'scienfic consensus', science is about facts and not a democracy. If that was not so, then magic would work and the planet would be flat ;-) Also see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scientists_opposing_the_mainstream_scientific_assessment_of_global_warming and here: http://www.petitionproject.org/
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Israel should simply slap a 'Kauft nicht bei Juden Tax' onto any medicines or computer/software components they hold patents on that the UK wants to import. About 100% sounds good, and everyone who wants to use those products, should first have to sign a petition of support for Israel too. Those jew haters who don't want to sign it can go back to using pen, paper and abacus... and those principled anti-semites surely won't mind taking their chance with the cheap and nasty old meds instead of the new stuff invented and patented in Israel that actually works. So, when is Cameron going to make a clear statement over this and apologise to Israel for the anti-semite takeover of DEFRA? In this case, polite silence is not an option, and we will see if he is a closet anti-semite coward or a principled leader who speaks out over this outrage.
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A referendum with the aim of repatriating powers from the EU back to the UK is a bit like asking Hitler to uninvade Poland. Good luck with that...
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All this has done is show up Cameron's poor planning ability and abysmal failure to think things through before he makes big promises. As for 'renegotiating' the UK's position with the EU -- forget about it, Westminster is irrelevant the moment Klaus signs and the EU doesn't have to make any concessions to minor provinces -- especially not if they don't have an army in the country that could make their point for them. Maybe reading and comprehending the Lisbon treaty would help with this realisation... shame you didn't bother when it was still time to do something about it. Oh well, this calls for a Pink Floyd quotation: "Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way The time is gone, the song is over, Thought I'd something more to say." Also see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYiahoYfPGk
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Umm, Zac, Griffin looked pretty good in QT, and clearly, you're not realising what you're up against. All this hissy fit does is make you look clueless and not like someone who will be of use in in the coming confrontations. In fact, Griffin does not need to say a thing, the moment you come out with childish, catty pouts like: "Smirking and sweaty, he failed even to land a blow on the issues that matter most to his Party." the very people you want to address stop reading further and those who are normally in agreement with you, cringe in embarrassment. Understand: Griffin does not have to look good, because the muppets who go up against him are complete failures. People are not looking at Griffin at all here, in fact, you could put a cardboard cut-out of Griffin there and he'd look great, because the competition is so abysmal. If you really think the BBC has survived this one and that Griffin didn't pass QT with flying colours, you're in the wrong job -- and it raises serious questions about your general reasoning and comprehension ability. :( (sorry, but it's true -- have you taken leave of your senses???) Here is a link to yet another person who fails to show up Griffin in a radio interview, in fact, Griffin sits prettily and watches as the interviewer beats himself like an ugly stepchild, and even his mom(no joke, lol) phones in and ends up liking the BNP policy and arguing for it, whilst not liking the party itself(groan). It's a very small step from that realisation to hop firmly onto their bandwagon, whereas the Tories would not even get a look in, since they don't even connect with this kind of punter. Listen and weep: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?yzdzdytwhjy
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Liz Truss broke a marriage! And sex is not the issue here, but moral depravity -- people who get involved in this sort of disloyal and morally corrupt thing, are quite capable of other awful deeds. She should have never even been considered as an MP -- and the point whether her marriage wrecking is in the public domain or not is moot, morally she has shown herself to be wanting on a core issue of personal integrity. Of course, if the Tories are no longer a conservative party but an anything-goes club without a moral compass who don't care what kind of people they have in important position, as long as it looks 'diverse' enough, then Liz Truss' treatment was indeed awful.
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All this means is that now every women (and ethnic minority) has the additional handicap of people assuming that they didn't get there by their achievements, but because of quotas. So, you're replacing one kind of discrimination with another one that actually is much worse than the initial problem you tried to solve.
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This will push up housing costs for everyone else, especially for those who actually work to pay their bills and the taxes to subsidise the benefit claimants that are pricing them out of affordable housing. The tide does not always float everyone to the same level -- but sometimes it causes everyone to drown at the same time...
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Don't worry, the reply feature didn't work for me either at first, so I'm trying again since otherwise you won't get notified that I answered you.
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My other comment appears to have gone under, take a look here, because that answers most of your claims: http://conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2009/10/james-bethell-soon-to-be-free-of-a-racist-membership-policy-nick-griffin-must-not-have-the-opportuni.html#comment-6a00d83451b31c69e20120a646c46e970c I think you people need to ask yourself what you'd file as a real success here -- think along the lines what happens when the TVs are turned off after QT is over and what the BNP will use of QT in their PR. I think that QT is about to bomb spectacularly -- just like almost every anti-BNP article is failing it's aims(see the Times today, all 3 articles...ouch), if you take a look at the many dissenting comments, and when you get to the more private forums, the reading gets even grimmer. Please wake up!
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It does not matter whom you send, if your arguments against them do not stand up. And right now, there is no coherent Tory line against the BNP that will work effectively.
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White people are not allowed on the NBPA's executive, which is just as racist as saying they can't join in the first place. Then again, what did you expect from an organisation whose stated goal it is to promote non-whites? (Always read the label...) ------------------------ As for the BNP, they don't need to open their membership, they can just keep membership closed to any newcomers and use private organisations to support them in much more flexible ways. Try keeping the coppers, teachers and civil servant who support the BNP out of that scene... -- BNP membership used to be an easy, convenient red flag and in future it'll be far easier for BNP aficionados to take an active part in supporting them in practical ways. Do the BNP need more members? They have 10000 members and right now, they have all the cash and manpower they need to take the next big step up, what they need is activists, and that does not take membership, only some 'community organising' Another thing you may want to keep in mind is that Alinsky's rules work for for everyone who applies them properly... and Griffin appears to have studied them carefully. Not only that, the BNP are now 'official victims of racist state oppression against indigenous people' and this is a handy stick to keep beating their drum with to rally people around them. Even folks like me feel compelled to defend them here on a point of principle because what is being vandalised in the name of political correctness here is nothing other than the spirit of democracy itself. And the EHRC? The BNP will go after them at the time and place of their choosing, and it'll be one long publicity stunt in their favour. Griffin has worked for years to steadily destroy the classic Nazi culture of the BNP bit by bit -- he is not finished at all yet, they even have started to support Israel (quietly) as they are starting understand the dangers of radical Islam and see local Gazas jumping up everywhere in their neighborhoods. I'm not sure you understand the dangers that come from political flexibility that works in the here and now, instead of some dusty old tome written a long time ago when life was different to now... The BNP doesn't need a manifesto (or high-falutin' doctrine) either -- they've grabbed all the pub table talk topics, put them into semi-coherent shape good enough to put onto a poster, and the damn thing sells itself like hot cakes because everyone for a change understands what politics is on about. People don't want to know about complex topics like economics either (most don't understand it and find it tedious), remember that the next time you attempt tell someone that the BNP has bad policies... it's the stuff people understand that matters, nothing else, and most people are happy to sup with the devil if they think their spoon is long enough and if they think it's their only viable choice and last chance to do anything. I recommend you Tory guys to very quickly get off that high moral horse of yours and quit being arrogant and instead, take a good hard look at what is actually happening underneath your thumped up noses... Otherwise, Nick Griffin will have way more opportunity than you soon. (and I hope he doesn't, because the scariest thing about the BNP is that they mean well and that many of them are quite decent people too...)
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