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Forum: Politics 20-04-2014, 21:26
Replies: 47
Views: 1,379
Posted By Erlang
I always thought it was widely accepted the the...

I always thought it was widely accepted the the USA is a Plutocracy, only the extent varies through it's history more plutocratic during it rise to world power, falling back toward democracy due to...
Forum: Politics 31-03-2014, 14:08
Replies: 111
Views: 3,481
Posted By Erlang
I'd be surprised if that was ever a line from...

I'd be surprised if that was ever a line from Porridge.

I do remember the practising homosexual line, but not the above.
Forum: Politics 24-03-2014, 11:49
Replies: 35
Views: 1,476
Posted By Erlang
Optimistic Contentment - 100% not that I think...

Optimistic Contentment - 100%

not that I think UK is a soft touch.
Forum: Politics 10-03-2014, 14:38
Replies: 52
Views: 2,323
Posted By Erlang
Turkey is a NATO member and is a hop skip and a...

Turkey is a NATO member and is a hop skip and a jump from Crimea, and Russia's southern flank. 700+ aircraft.
Forum: Politics 10-03-2014, 13:14
Replies: 100
Views: 4,698
Posted By Erlang
Approx 85% of Halal slaughter is pre-stunned, not...

Approx 85% of Halal slaughter is pre-stunned, not so for Kosher.

The point made by those opposed to pre-stunning is the animal doesn't hear the prayer made, so surely a logical answer is say the...
Forum: Politics 05-03-2014, 13:08
Replies: 39
Views: 1,157
Posted By Erlang
Classify sugar as a regulated additive and limit...

Classify sugar as a regulated additive and limit the amount allowed in processed foods.

Plus education, as to why this is a health benefit, relieving both medical and dental NHS costs.
Forum: Politics 03-03-2014, 00:07
Replies: 148
Views: 3,442
Posted By Erlang
Title of poll is UK, not England. city of London...

Title of poll is UK, not England.

city of London more densely populated than Los Angeles (shock horror-cherry picking stats) but I'd guess Reading or Basingstoke isn't?
Forum: Politics 02-03-2014, 23:54
Replies: 148
Views: 3,442
Posted By Erlang
I can't find a figure showing anything as high as...

I can't find a figure showing anything as high as that ratio.
Wiki has UK @ 262 per KM/sq, Germany 226 Km/sq, France 118 KM/sq

The UK was @ 216 in 1960 so hardly a large nor fast change

Watch the...
Forum: Politics 02-03-2014, 21:58
Replies: 148
Views: 3,442
Posted By Erlang
People get carried away with numbers they can't...

People get carried away with numbers they can't conceptualise accurately.

Take the whole world population, and apply a density like Hong Kong and they would fit in a country like France.

Plus...
Forum: Politics 22-02-2014, 11:46
Replies: 74
Views: 2,437
Posted By Erlang
Surely Chile?

Surely Chile?
Forum: Politics 18-02-2014, 10:12
Replies: 166
Views: 5,135
Posted By Erlang
From reading the report, it looks like the DM is...

From reading the report, it looks like the DM is drawing the Bad Parenting conclusion not the report authors, who write predominately about parents perception of happiness in raising children.

But...
Forum: Showbiz 14-02-2014, 11:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By Erlang
Reverend Norman Balthus, in Carnivál Another...

Reverend Norman Balthus, in Carnivál

Another good performance.
Forum: Politics 08-02-2014, 08:48
Replies: 247
Views: 8,557
Posted By Erlang
I'm not sure you understand how poor areas in the...

I'm not sure you understand how poor areas in the South West are. Yes there are some middle class affected, but many are low paid workers, commuting into the towns and city to do the low paid jobs,...
Forum: Politics 04-02-2014, 07:59
Replies: 38
Views: 1,303
Posted By Erlang
Lets not forget Purchase Tax...

Lets not forget Purchase Tax http://45-sleeves.com/UK/taxcode/tax-uk.htm
Forum: Politics 31-01-2014, 14:54
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By Erlang
It's an idiotic analysis. The problem is always...

It's an idiotic analysis.

The problem is always going to end up with not being able to see the wood for the trees, no matter how clever the tech gets.

Pre-911 intercepts prove that.
Forum: Politics 31-01-2014, 12:20
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Erlang
No worries (for them then...) the debt will be...

No worries (for them then...) the debt will be wiped out by the Great British public and we have a more educated generation to follow.

The point seems to be that, the loan isn't the bête noire it...
Forum: Politics 31-01-2014, 11:19
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Erlang
Application rates for young, disadvantaged groups

Application rates for young, disadvantaged groups have increased to new highs in England.





http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25964111

So it seems all the angst re: tuition fee increases, was...
Forum: Politics 31-01-2014, 10:35
Replies: 128
Views: 3,156
Posted By Erlang
The way things have panned out with this current...

The way things have panned out with this current situation is a function of the rules for calling in the MoD, i.e. there is a cost to be borne. Somerset Council well known around here for being cash...
Forum: Politics 28-01-2014, 11:36
Replies: 136
Views: 3,316
Posted By Erlang
Someone should have advised him to get a) work...

Someone should have advised him to get a) work experience every year during Uni; b) get a job in an industry that has civil engineers in, when he/she post-grad, even if that isn't the exact industry...
Forum: Politics 28-01-2014, 09:04
Replies: 136
Views: 3,316
Posted By Erlang
Good luck to him. I guess his last year work...

Good luck to him. I guess his last year work experience didn't work out as well as he hoped?

A bit of bad luck emerging from Uni when he did.
Forum: Politics 27-01-2014, 14:11
Replies: 531
Views: 11,552
Posted By Erlang
But it reduces HMRC revenue, it may even move...

But it reduces HMRC revenue, it may even move some of the income out of a higher band.

According to some here that would be unethical as avoiding tax by legal means is unethical or is that only for...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2014, 13:43
Replies: 531
Views: 11,552
Posted By Erlang
I was thinking more along the line of salary...

I was thinking more along the line of salary sacrifice which has been around from about 2006.
Forum: Politics 27-01-2014, 13:32
Replies: 531
Views: 11,552
Posted By Erlang
It would interesting how FM view PAYE employees...

It would interesting how FM view PAYE employees who only pay standard rate tax using legal options to reduce Tax and NI?

Everyone on PAYE might be able to do that, should they?
Forum: Politics 27-01-2014, 13:09
Replies: 531
Views: 11,552
Posted By Erlang
"Now the new chancellor Mr Balls has moved the...

"Now the new chancellor Mr Balls has moved the higher rate of PAYE taxation from 45% to 50%, do I leave my affairs as is, or do I decide to review what my options are to minimise my exposure to the...
Forum: Politics 27-01-2014, 10:58
Replies: 531
Views: 11,552
Posted By Erlang
But as I said in the rest of my post it's not...

But as I said in the rest of my post it's not just the £2.5K, once the question is raised and the motivation to look into the matter begins, it becomes apparent that not only can the £2.5K be saved...
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