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Tempus Fugit

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In Topic: Room 101

08 September 2014 - 11:18 PM

Jingoism.


In Topic: Scottish Independence

08 September 2014 - 10:17 PM

View Postcharon, on 08 September 2014 - 05:24 PM, said:

View PostBibliogryphon, on 08 September 2014 - 11:24 AM, said:

This headline in the Daily Mirror annoyed me.

This is scaremongering at its worst AS has frequently said iScotland would still have the Queen as head of state.

Is anyone placing bets on new Royal baby being called Elizabeth if it is a girl?

Fuck all to do with him whether the bitch is retained in any form.

We will be 'democratic' after a 'Yes', and if we say 'boot the hoor', he will have to follow.

Imo, the SNP have held this back for decades (even though I have always voted 'Nat'), as if they had made it clear they would disband afterwards, then that would have overcome many objections.

I loathe the Royal Family and would happily line them all up against a wall and machine-gun the lot.

In Topic: Scottish Independence

08 September 2014 - 12:46 AM

View PostEGN, on 08 September 2014 - 12:43 AM, said:

Did you know that naive is Evian spelled backwards?

'The average CEO' has responsibility for an entire company, tens, or hundreds, or thousands of people depend on his decisions and stewardship for their livelihoods, a board holds him to account for their financial interests and the law holds him to account for the practices of those below him. His job is to be, at all times, working for the advancement of his company and you are naive in the extreme if you think people are just given positions like that for no reason. Its usually the result of years and years of dedication and service to a company or a past record of excellence elsewhere.

Guy on the bottom has responsibility for making sure the water is hot enough in his bucket to clean to floor and putting out a sign to warn others the floor is wet. He goes home at night and forgets about the place he just walked out of until he has to leave again to go back the next day.

And I'm far closer to the mopper than the CEO, believe me. I just don't buy into the false notion that the little guy has some moral highground over the big guy because he gets paid less. Its bullshit.

It's not about moral highground, it's about a more balanced society. Do you really think that the average CEO of a FTSE 100 company should earn 160 x more than the average salary?

How do such vast inequalities benefit society?

In Topic: Scottish Independence

08 September 2014 - 12:31 AM

View PostEGN, on 08 September 2014 - 12:24 AM, said:

I know right? Imagine you took the personal risk and responsibility for running an entire company and then expected more money than the guy who sweeps the floor 8 hours a day! What a douche you'd be. Imagine you worked 16 hours a day, every day running a multinational company and expected to be rewarded for your efforts! What a turd!

The average CEO has an easier job than the guy at the bottom, he has a large degree of control, the little guy is a powerless cog. The average CEO certainly doesn't work 16 hrs a day.

Even when they fail, the worst that happens to them is they are let go, usually with a big fat severance cheque. When you're at the top of the executive ladder failure is often rewarded, when you're at the bottom failure is never rewarded.

In Topic: Scottish Independence

08 September 2014 - 12:05 AM

View PostEGN, on 07 September 2014 - 11:40 PM, said:

Yes. But that underclass doesn't need to screw the fucking pooch by demanding FREEEEDUMB from the society they leech off.
The underclass leech a lot less from society than those at the top table of capitalism, the CEO's & directors of large corporations. They get rich off the labour of others.