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Dyertribe last won the day on November 27 2016

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  1. Good point, well made.
  2. Not if you pronounce it properly it isn't!
  3. I hate to disappoint.
  4. Bless you!
  5. Without wanting to cause ructions, the 'other side' has a lovely website, much easier to get to the last read post for instance...... <dons hard hat and ducks for cover>
  6. Yeah, right!
  7. Exactly!!!!!!
  8. But is this a reflection of the need for a degree or because of the 50% of school leavers going to uni it has just changed the goalposts? Many old school nurses decry the degree based training where nurses come on to the wards with book learning and no experience, and find the day to day reality of nursing is not for them. Don't need a degree in compassion, that is inate.
  9. 35-44 yo are the parents of the kids soon to go to university?
  10. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and our share of luck. I think three years of sick leave due to a brain tumour, employment tribunal, and fighting my corner with my former employers would come under the heading of bad luck. Hard working people are certainly not "poo poo'ed" by me and deserve a living wage but you can't expect us all to earn the same wage. My brother in law works in the public sector because it is safe and relatively secure. He does his job, goes home and switches off. He is content to receive a middle of the road salary for the security and lack of stress. He would not be prepared to take the chances and risks that his brother has for all the tea in china! It is the shiftless beggars that I object to supporting. Especially those who want to work for cash when claiming benefits.
  11. Who involved the disabled or carers? As stated this group is deserving of everyone's help and support. That was a low blow even for you.
  12. Whatever the source I did cut and paste it from FB. Whether the tale is apocryphal or not the scenario still stands. There are those who seek to use their abilities to the full, those who are happy to live off the abilities of others and those without the necessary abilities. It is incumbent upon us as a society to support the third category.
  13. I don't think anyone begrudges funding the health service. I certainly don't and I support the idea that we must support the less fortunate but I do object to funding the shiftless and those who work the system. But you must agree if you punish the urge to excel and excuse those who can't be bothered the race will be to the bottom not the top. Some of my (very) old school mates tell me I'm lucky, because I work for myself and previously had a well paid job and have "got on" in life. Yes it's true, the harder I work the luckier I am. I and my husband took chances, had sleepless nights and scary times to get where we are, it didn't fall in our laps, we grafted. Would we have done so if the rewards were no better than a jobsworth nine to five job would have provided without the responsibility? Hell no! So the economy would have had less tax from us and we wouldn't have had the wherewithal to privately educate out daughter relieving the taxpayer from the cost of doing so.
  14. I have just read a comment on a friends Facebook page that I agree with so much that I just had to copy & paste it hereunder:- An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Corbyn's vision of socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Corbyn's ideological plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A…. (substituting grades for £ 's )something closer to home and more readily understood by all). After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little. The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that. There are five morals to this story: 1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. 4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it! 5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation. The last one to leave turn the lights out.
  15. So there are a few thousand uni ambassadors? She may have made thousands of acquaintances but I doubt they all have her intellect or eloquence. Just because she has an in depth view of politics I doubt all her friends do. My daughter is articulate and forward thinking though I doubt she would see eye to eye with your daughter, however she has a shrewd insight into the views of her peers, hence my comments above.