* Posts by Alex Barwick

13 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Nov 2007

Global warming brings peace and happiness

Alex Barwick

The End is Neigh

The end of the world as we know it is 2012 as the planets will come into alignment so the Mayan calendar for tells. Repent all you sinners, or didn't you see the film so it will be sink or swim. My coat is the one with the with the life jacket attached to it.

The Equality Bill: Hidden agenda?

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Equality for All

As a union member working for a local authority what is wanted is common sense. The right person in place for the job regardless of colour, religion, disability. sex. and sexual orientation, but at the same time leaving it to the employer the right to chose the person who they think is right for the job. How can you legislate for that, you might get pretty dam close but it would leave the door open for unscrupulous people on both sides to take advantage. As for positive discrimination it is again demeaning to the minority and discriminative to the majority. My views are not necessary the views of my union but a personal view.

Vulture Central plans Brit-Yank dictionary

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Sheep shagers

You are correct jdandison that the Welsh do have the reputation of having a certain affinity with sheep as do people of the Romney Marsh but there is a rumor of interbreeding with them as well. There is an old joke about a young man from the Romney Marsh who was talking to a friend and said " I made love to my first woman in the corner of that field and her mother was standing in that corner", the friend asked what the mother said, young man replied" Baaa Baaa".

Ok Ok my coat is with shepherd's crook

Councils clamp down on Strategy Boutique Newspeak

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A couple you left out

I work for a local authority and we have a couple of extra bits of jargon that float about one is Business Need, I thought we were a service to the council tax payers and the people of the community and not a business. The other one is Efficiency Cuts when it means cost cutting and leads to less service to the community, redundancies and a more pressure to the remaining staff leading to people off sick with stress and depression leading to even a worse service to the community.

UK clamps down on bus-spotting terror menace

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Remember the reds

20 years ago we were talking about the poor people in the communist police states. Now look at us frightened to a photo, so much for free speech and freedom of the individual, let alone all our servicemen and woman who died in WW1 & 2 fighting for our freedom. Might not have bothered as we are becoming a police state now.

Mine is the one under the tin helmet

Circuit City reports Q1 loss as US shoppers unplug

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Currys, Dixon , PC world.

Sounds like the UK group of stores who got rid of all their techi savvie staff and employed plebs, then wonder why less and less people buy from them and have to close stores and still not make a profit.

Pro-smoking website redirected to 'baccy free zone

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What a load of Bollocks

I a site that is devoted to IT we have degenerated into discussing the rights of individuals to smoke or not to smoke in public places and not the fact some git has hijacked two web sites and I think there has been only two posts actually decrying this action. Shame on you all. I think we all have our own opinions about smoking and this is not the place to discuss the pros and cons of it, but is the right place to discuss the hijack. By the way I am a smoker and if it had been a non smoking web site I would have been just as pissed off at the debate that has just gone on about about pro smoking sites.

Canada.gov blocks sale of space company to US

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Canabs have Balls

Well done Canada it is a shame that the British Government haven't the BALLS to stop other nations buying some of our manufacturing companies. Come to think of it there is not much made here now even Rover is now Chinese. We don't Build ships now, Steel making is non existent, but we are good on the stock exchange and tele sales, no sorry they have gone to India, so come the big stock market crash the G8 are talking about we are buggered.

Awed fraudsters defeated by UK's passport interviews

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Efficiency Cuts

Much of our problem is efficiency cuts in the Civil Service, Local Government, MOD etc. Over many years this country's past and present National & Local governments of what ever colour ( though now they have seemed to have the same colour) have made so called efficiency cuts which means reducing the service by redundancy and outsourcing but actually it costs the tax payer & housing tax payer more. They have relied on crap IT systems that cost millions then wonder why we have so many illegal immigrants that can get passports. We are an island for gods sake but because we belong to the EEC (United States of Europe) we now cannot defend our borders.

We do not have enough customs officers at our point of entry, we do not have enough imigration officers, roll on the day that we have ID cards that follow us from Birth to death DNA samples are taken at birth and we get rid of the stupid Human Rights Act that only profits the minority and not the rights of the majority.

Sorry about the fore mentioned but needed to get it off my chest.

Vista SP1 downloaders bite back

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whats up doc!

I have downloaded Vista SP1 on my home built PC and it is a dream no probs with it at all. Reading all the comments it would appear that there more not having problems than those having, makes me wonder if those having problems are trying to down load onto PC's shall we say are lacking on spec and would be better still running XP

England flops shafted by enormous todger

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Talking of Girls Games

At least the England Ladies are doing better than the mens England team, perhaps we should have fielded them against Croatia we might have won, no perhaps not the Croaians may have got the wrong idea especialy the cock up in the National Anthem and it would have ended up as a a good mass Porno game

More gnashing of teeth after Microsoft update brings PCs to a standstill

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What a load of Crap

Hay you guys I think it is about time you went back to dead trees and pencils. I have never heard such a load of bollocks in my life anyone woud think Bill Gates and Microsoft were the devil incarnate. If you dont like Microsof move to another OS then the rest of us can have some peace. Linux will then become popular and every one will be writing software and drivers for it. I have Vista Ultimate and like it, multi national company's use windows, governments use it, national defence use it, the US & Royal Navy's use it for fire control. so what is the problem. Updates are usefull they make the system more secure and make the system run smoother.

What is all this about conspiracy theory about collecting data from your systems again bollocks and even if they did, what have you to hide. Go back to Paper, pencil and the postman, I have no doubt that your costs would escalate, plus side of that would be less unemployed down side your services and goods would then become more expencive and no bugger would use or buy them and you would be out of work.

Royal Navy presses IT Crowd for nuclear missile 'servers'

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Bogs were known as the heads when I was in the andrew. Has it changed so much since I left, by the way how is Lord Nelson God bless him