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by Fran Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 10:52:36 AM EST

Already midweek!


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I am on may way out for my evening classes. Hope you also have something to enjoyable to do tonight/today.
by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 10:54:00 AM EST
Yep, Arab class this evening, I'm taking the early train.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 10:59:21 AM EST
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Especially for Number 6, who doesn't like Marmite, nor ketchup probably.



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 11:01:29 AM EST
Ketchup is fine with enough ham!


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sapere aude
by Number 6 on Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 05:19:02 PM EST
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U.S. tire firm CEO mocks French workers for putting in `three hours a day' | The Raw Story

The head of US tiremaker Titan has mocked French workers for putting in only "three hours" a day and said his company would be "stupid" to take over a troubled French factory.

The letter from Titan CEO Maurice Taylor to French Industrial Renewal Minister Arnaud Montebourg was in response to a request for Titan to consider investing in a loss-making Goodyear plant in Amiens, northern France.

"I have visited that factory a couple of times. The French workforce gets paid high wages but only works three hours," Taylor said in the letter, dated February 8 and obtained by French business daily Les Echos.

"They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three. I told this to the French union workers to their faces. They told me that's the French way!"

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 02:15:58 PM EST
by Bernard on Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 05:28:00 PM EST
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This sort of obnoxious behavior by executives seems to be a side effect of the whole austerity, low taxes, 47% of you are takers mindset. I have run into a couple of such cases just recently, where senior execs are openly saying things that would previously have gotten them in trouble.

Maybe that CEO slapping a kid on an airplane was another example.

Related to the idea that seeing people on Fox News and in Congress acting without regard for normal civilized care is an enabler of similar actions by privileged people in daily life. Related to the way that BMW and AUDI owners drive, also.

by asdf on Thu Feb 21st, 2013 at 01:09:00 AM EST
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And is the sort of thing that led to union violence in the early 20th century. Henry Ford an example.
by asdf on Thu Feb 21st, 2013 at 01:09:48 AM EST
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Audioboo / Iain Duncan-Smith's Explosive Row With James O'Brien
Iain Duncan-Smith was involved in an explosive bust-up with James O'Brien live on LBC 97.3.
The Work and Pensions Secretary has welcomed a fall in unemployment, which now stands at 362,000 in the capital and 2.5million across the UK.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 02:24:29 PM EST


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