Re: Hmm, awkward
No, not when public health and the common weal are at stake.
Remember that we are dealing with widespread ignorance and religious fundamentalism here, spurred on by a fanatical clergy afraid for its own power and influence.
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Preface: I live in Germany which has a compulsory system of IDs for everbody.
Story: I have registered for a jab (I will be informed of the date later.) We have been told to bring our ID cards or passports but this is simply to establish who we are, i.e. that the person who has registered is the person sitting there waiting for the jab.
As far as I know, the fact that we have been vaccinated will not be entered into any official database but I presume we will be issued with the usual vaccination booklet.
As I have said before on ElReg., IDs do have their uses. I don't like it (or them) but it's a fact.
Bring on the downvotes.
That's exactly what they do believe ("The law is what I say it is.").
Some of them even believe that they're both.
That's what's wrong with the idea of city police forces in the US.
A more viable alternative would be a single, radically reorganised state police force along German lines. But it'll never happen.
But I digress.
Here in Germany the Deutsche Bahn used to paint its metal poles for electric locosand power transmission a kind of light forest green. Kind of worked in that they didn't stand out so much.
With the advent of the ICE, they don't do this now, unfortunately. Instead, they install gorgeous battleship grey concrete poles and gorgeous battleship grey metal catenary. Shame, really.
Tell the company to build the factory itself, hire the people and start operating commercially (manufacturing and selling the products etc.) and then see what sort of tax-breaks are viable.
That would eliminate the would-be scammers from the genuine operators.
Whether we like it or not, the British security services (and the armed forces as well, come to that) are not really there to benefit society. They are there to further or otherwise support the national interest (AKA "defence of the realm"), however that is interpreted or decided and whether we the people like it or not.
Well, bloody good on you!
The trouble is that not everybody has the personal psychological resources to stand up for themselves.
Also, you were lucky the boss believed you over him. Or weren't you?
And you were lucky the company didn't want to lose you. Others don't have that kind of luck.
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