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Offline thaiga

Re: PC Britain
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2014, 03:59:00 PM »
just another boob for the beeb

the situation could have been handled better, yes he was offered his job back.

He said a health problem which caused tremors in his limbs had been exacerbated by the "stress" and he would not be returning to the corporation.

His first error in more than 30 years of broadcasting. Good luck and health david lowe.


                                  Just luv this clip of saucy seaside postcards brings back some memories

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« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2014, 08:56:08 PM »
Moving on or moving back an article in the dailymail 9 December 2013

Arrested because he joked about Mandela

Police hold shopkeeper for eight hours, take his DNA and seize his computer - after local councillor objects to off-colour internet comments

In one online post, the 44-year-old wrote: 'My PC takes so long to shut down I’ve decided to call it Nelson Mandela.'

A sandwich shop owner endured eight hours of questioning by police and had his computer seized for three weeks – after making tasteless Nelson Mandela jokes on the internet.

Neil Phillips, who runs Crumbs in Rugeley, Staffordshire, says he was also finger-printed and DNA-swabbed after officers received complaints about what he insists were harmless gags.

In one online post, the 44-year-old wrote: 'My PC takes so long to shut down I’ve decided to call it Nelson Mandela.'

Mandela, the former South African leader, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, died on Thursday, aged 95.

Mr Phillips was arrested at his home on September 10 and was taken to a police station where he was quizzed about the postings on the Rugeley Soap Box website.

He said: 'It was an awful experience. I was fingerprinted, they took DNA and my computer.  dailymail.co.uk

Arrested, Photographed, Fingerprinted, DNA swabbed, Locked Up and Interrogated—for a Joke


Wonder how bernard manning is getting on.
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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2014, 08:38:01 AM »
I actually used the word "negro" (replaced by censor system) as per the nursery rhyme and the song, but it was edited to negro for some unknown and childish reason.
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2014, 02:28:25 PM »
Thanks FFF - it's hard to keep up with this PC storm sometimes but 'negro' still ok then and why not ? ATB
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2014, 07:15:47 AM »
My last post was edited again. Admin, why are you doing this?
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2014, 09:03:02 AM »
My last post was edited again. Admin, why are you doing this?


The moderation log does not show that your posts have been edited. Neither me nor a moderator has edited your posts. You have posted with that content. Like most forums, this forum does have a swearword filter that is set to automatically modify certain words before posting. In a thread about using swearwords it appears obvious to me that you fell prey to that.  :)

If you are not sure about the content of your posts passing by the swearword filter unmodified, please preview your contribution before posting. Or edit (change spelling) or delete your post within the courtesy edit wait time. The maximum time after posting to allow edit is set to 15 minutes.

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2014, 09:17:13 AM »
Hello FFF. On a lighter note, apparently there are moves afoot for Kids in School in the UK to change to calling female teachers 'Madam' instead of 'Miss'. Mooted that as the male teacher is 'Sir', 'Miss' is demeaning to the female teacher. One can see the point but everyone has been content with 'Miss' for long enough. PC Britain .....
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2014, 09:50:11 AM »
Do you have a source for that, Roger?
 

Offline thaiga

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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2014, 01:18:50 PM »
"madam" tends to only be used when addressing the elderly, with "ma'am" being used for a younger woman.

Miss is an English language honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman  Wiki

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2014, 07:11:50 PM »
Hi Saf sorry for late reply. Yes it was quite a long item on Sky News very early this morning.
Yes Thaiga we would all agree with that definition but in terms of common parlance in School, Miss has been ok for a very very long time - 60 years or more ?
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2014, 07:41:00 AM »
Thank you Johnnie F for the explanation.

I saw the article about Miss and sir in the Daily Mail.

I think it would be a good idea for the BBC to set up a new channel listing the current day's banned words. Oh, but if they are banned how can they list them, ummmm? Back to the drawing board.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: PC Britain
« Reply #41 on: May 16, 2014, 01:45:11 PM »
Yes i read that link is here: dailymail.co.uk

How teachers are addressed around the world

Australia: Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms + surname

China: surname + Lao-shi (meaning Teacher)

France: Monsieur (male) or Madame (female)

Germany: Herr (male) or Frau (female) + Professor/surname

India: Teacher, Madam or Sir

Japan: surname + Sensei (meaning Teacher) or sometimes just Sensei

Korea: full name + Seon-saeng-nim (meaning Teacher) or school subject + Seon-saeng-nim, or sometimes just Seon-saeng-nim

Mexico: Miss + name if female, or Professor + name if male

Pakistan: Miss or Sir, often appended to the first name or surname

Russia: first name and patronymic

Spain: first name, or Seño (an abbreviation from Señorita = Miss) for women, and Profe (an abbreviation from Profesor = Teacher) for men

Sweden: first names

US: Mr, Mrs, Miss or Ms + surname

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2014, 01:58:30 PM »
old advert now politically incorrect
 

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Re: PC/H&S/EU/Human rights Britain
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2014, 08:13:13 PM »
Trying hard to ignore the fact now emerging, that the Family of Abu Hamza are still being supported by British taxpayers, probably for the 'rest' of their lives, in relative luxury, after his long overdue extradition and then conviction for murderous offences (in the USA).
NEXT - a school has banned a Girl, 10 years old, from attending her Grandfather's funeral with a fine of £1000 threatened. As a Son of 2 teachers, I nevertheless say they should get on with some teaching - instead of appointing themselves to restructure society.
It is just madness !

 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2014, 09:01:43 PM »
Sources, please, Roger.
 

Offline thaiga

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« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2014, 11:59:11 PM »
Or even a link roger - By hook or by crook

Nick Clegg has sparked outrage by defending the taxpayer-funded £1.25million house lived in by hate preacher Abu Hamza’s family.

The Deputy Prime Minister rejected demands to cut benefits for the hook-handed cleric’s wife and children after he was convicted of 11 terror offences in the U.S.

The firebrand – who for years spouted evil on Britain’s streets – is expected to die behind bars after a jury in New York found him guilty of aiding the kidnapping of hostages in Yemen in which three Britons were killed and trying to set up an Al Qaeda training camp in Oregon.  dailymail.co.uk


School bans 10-year-old girl from going to her grandfather's funeral AND threaten her parents with a £1,000 fine if she goes anyway


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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2014, 08:24:10 AM »
Hansa family - It seems that it is the law that should be questioned rather than Clegg.

Funeral - The school admitted a mistake was made and the girl went to the funeral anyway.
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2014, 10:50:08 AM »
On the Daily Mail website today - a censorship row at the BBC - a male reporter commented that he had been 'thrown by a 19 year old GIRL' in a judo bout. The word 'GIRL' had to be cut as it was deemed to be sexist. Cobblers.
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2014, 11:26:56 AM »
Link, please, Roger.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: PC Britain
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2014, 11:44:17 AM »
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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #50 on: May 25, 2014, 03:50:10 PM »
So SAF, do you actually have anything to say on this subject ? When you do, it does make great reading. I'll just say to you - UK is ridden with PC/EU/Human Rights/H&S pure nonsense. If you don't agree that's your right. But no need to take the Pass.
If you want a link post it from the DM yourself.
Or I will come over for a lesson to link and then it might quench this 'drama'.
But are you ok ? There is no need to be strange.
What do you think ? - Never mind a link !
Thaiga - what do you think ? LOL.

 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #51 on: May 25, 2014, 04:40:43 PM »
Click on the  "LOL" above that is the missing link


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« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2014, 04:46:53 PM »
Thaiga - post recommended !
(No good being technical with me !)
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2014, 09:51:07 AM »
So SAF, do you actually have anything to say on this subject ? When you do, it does make great reading. I'll just say to you - UK is ridden with PC/EU/Human Rights/H&S pure nonsense. If you don't agree that's your right. But no need to take the Pass.
If you want a link post it from the DM yourself.
Or I will come over for a lesson to link and then it might quench this 'drama'.
But are you ok ? There is no need to be strange.
What do you think ? - Never mind a link !
Thaiga - what do you think ? LOL.

Roger, I may have something to say after I read the same source as you. It helps readers when you selectively quote from a story in newspaper that itself is selective and manipulative with facts. I don't mind at all reading a DM article but its not a publication that I wish to search through.
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #54 on: May 26, 2014, 10:41:05 AM »
Saf - what I quoted was the core of the story - and the source.
Although the DM is a a bit lurid sometimes, their website is the most comprehensive and user friendly FOC I have found and I like to scan it to keep in touch with things at home. I look at the DT too but it only allows access to 10 articles a month FOC and is nowhere near as comprehensive as the DM.
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2014, 05:54:36 AM »
In PC Britain, ridden with PC and bureaucracy from all directions, reality at the Passport Office seems to be in short supply.
Some highly paid Jobsworths on amazing salaries and conditions, can't see the nose on their face.
The current backlog of Passport applications is an absolute managerial scandal - supportive action should have been in place the moment the problem started to emerge, (if not before).
A stunning failure to manage something quite simple - just pushing paper basically.
Reassuringly, I understand that Paul Pugh, Chief Executive at the Passport Office, apparently brushed off suggestions that he should resign as he wants to help sort it out - laughable - if he was the right Guy to sort it out, it wouldn't have happened. He should have been sacked IMO.
Further, doesn't Theresa May the Home Secretary, monitor and try to manage what is happening in key areas, in her Departments ???
IMO this is a scandal, our Passports are a basic Human Right not to be fooled with !

 
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2014, 03:35:13 PM »
What a f in sauce

Tourism minister Helen Grant has been branded "appalling" by people caught up in the passports row after she suggested they should consider holidaying in the UK.

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2014, 08:30:42 PM »
RAPE. Poor Judy Finnegan is being given a hard time by the PC squads. Describing a footballer's rape offence as 'not violent' she has been crucified in the media with the PC squad in full cry (and the trolls also attacking even her Daughter).
Rape is obviously ALWAYS a violent act but it is sometimes also part of other abhorrent general violence.
That's where she was coming from - who could think otherwise ? Never mind - lynch mobs at the ready !

At least MINIMUM wage for the handicapped. Of course that is a great idea. But if the handicapped person is working for a private Company without state support then the reward they can have is dependent on someone buying the product they contribute to at a competitive price blah blah. The poor Minister is under a deluge of attack.

EBOLA - of course we must be seen to do something. Ridiculous attempts to control it at UK Immigration are doomed  - entry is chaotic without Ebola screening.. What frightens me is that Nigeria declares it is free of Ebola and is being looked at as a model example. I love Nigeria and know it and I think we will hear more about their success ? Ebola is just a nightmare problem.
Screening at LHR Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

G'night all.
 

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #58 on: October 16, 2014, 08:50:29 PM »

At least MINIMUM wage for the handicapped. Of course that is a great idea.

Nasty words

A British government minister has been forced to apologise after he said that some disabled people were "not worth" the country's minimum wage and some could be paid less than a third of the rate.

David Freud, the Tory minister for welfare reform, on Wednesday made a "full and unreserved apology" after it was revealed he made the comments during a meeting on the fringes of the Conservative Party's conference last month.

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Re: PC Britain
« Reply #59 on: October 16, 2014, 09:45:48 PM »
Thaiga that's just not reasonable to describe my words as nasty ....
Please explain what you mean.
'At least minimum wage for the handicapped. Of course that's a great idea'. I'm saying it is a great idea which needs to be supported by the State - otherwise Companies employing handicapped people who for no fault of their own, are sometimes unable to produce as efficiently as others, are competitively disadvantaged and the jobs don't last very long
I think the demise of 'Remploy' and similar organisations is a scandal. I'm on 'their' side, how could you think otherwise ?

 

 



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