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  1. What grinds my gears...

    Emergency call operators are civilian employees, not Old Bill.
  2. Is the City of Leicester a dump.

    My father helped build that estate.
  3. On the contrary, that seems very astute.
  4. The UBI and related chat Thread

    That would be a question best addressed to the mods, but it's clear FIF isn't one of them.
  5. NHS 'dangerously' short of 100,000 staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43143325
  6. The UBI and related chat Thread

    Does he seem like one of those favoured by the mods to you?
  7. A Tory Council. I'm sure they must have banned the 'Lies about the NHS' bus... Surely? http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15829571.Boris_Johnson__UK_will_get_more_than___350_million_a_week_after_Brexit/
  8. Yes. Did you? But campaigners warned that other violations may go undetected. Tony Corbo, senior lobbyist with Food and Water Watch, said: “While the inspectors are able to cite the plants for hundreds of violations per week, I am confident that they are not catching every instance of unsafe practices being committed in these plants.” Meat hygiene inspectors interviewed by the Guardian agreed, saying fast line speeds and other pressures in some plants meant it was “inevitable” that some breaches slipped through the net. The findings are worrying, according to Prof Erik Millstone, a food safety expert at Sussex University, “because of the risks of spreading infectious pathogens from carcass to carcass, and between portions of meat. The rates at which outbreaks of infectious food poisoning occur in the US are significantly higher than in the UK, or the EU, and poor hygiene in the meat supply chain is [a] leading cause of food The US has shockingly high levels of foodborne illness, according to a new analysis by UK pressure group Sustain. It says that annually, around 14.7% (48 million people) of the US population is estimated to suffer from an illness, compared to around 1.5% (1 million) in the UK. In the US, 128,000 are hospitalised, and 3,000 die each year of foodborne diseases. One bug, salmonella, causes around 1m illnesses per year in the US, while in the UK the numbers of officially recorded incidents is relatively low, with just under 10,000 laboratory confirmed cases in 2016. However, unreported incidents could substantially increase those numbers. Salmonella takes hold on farms and is found in the guts of poultry and livestock: farm animals and birds can become contaminated with faeces containing the bacteria during transport to abattoirs, where slaughter and processing procedures can also spread it.
  9. For those of you supporting the idea of us allowing unregulated meat products into the UK: https://www.theguardian.com/animals-farmed/2018/feb/21/dirty-meat-shocking-hygiene-failings-discovered-in-us-pig-and-chicken-plants 14% of Americans suffer with food borne diseases, compared to 1% of Britons.
  10. He was our first choice keeper for seven years.
  11. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/feb/20/no-evidence-corbyn-was-spy-for-czechoslovakia-say-intelligence-experts ‘No evidence Corbyn was a spy’ ’A classic smear campaign’ say Intelligence experts. Try reading something that isn’t the Sun.
  12. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    I'm talking about hunter-gatherer tribes, which is how we all lived before capitalism and so-called civilisation came calling. We don't know if humanity was happier then but we can extrapolate from those that still live that existence, and their troubles always seem to start once they come into contact with the modern world, when the capitalists want to make money chopping down their trees. It was the same when we contacted the indigenous peoples of the Americas, Australia and New Zealand. They had no need for capitalism and lived happily without it. The greed of capitalism destroyed them.
  13. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    In what way is life improved from when we had a simpler existence? When I see documentaries of remote tribes still living in the Stone Age, they seem perfectly content. It seems to me that contact with capitalism merely results in their unhappiness as their environment is destroyed in the name of profit.
  14. Playing Devil's Advocate, wouldn't there still be a market for ethically produced chicken, like there is for Free Range eggs?
  15. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    No disrespect, foxy, but the problem here is down to English not being your first language: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/allegedly