nab

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  • nab replied to the topic We are in a Pre-facist era… in the forum Banter 1 month ago

    Well you’re right of course, but I don’t think people are saying we (in the UK) are living in a fascist state – they are saying we are currently moving in the wrong direction. Case in point – fashion has changed and they’re not wearing the big burgundy docs anymore, but after a few decades of being laughed off the streets the Nazi types are…[Read more]

  • nab replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Exactly. Just innocent coincidence. Honest.

    It’s your link! But it’s also the USA, not the UK. Also, waiting 20 minutes to vote at a polling station in town right beside where you live really isn’t the end of the world, rural voters often take longer than that to get to the polling station.

    I’m a rather rabid believer that voting is important…

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  • nab replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Your link goes on to explain that that is probably not down to racism, though (at least, not directly):

    For example, longer lines correlate with urban areas, and so do black and Hispanic populations. It makes sense that any location with higher population density is going to have more logjams than a rural voting station. (Bolstering the point,…[Read more]

  • nab replied to the topic Online voting? in the forum Banter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Perhaps more importantly, how do you stop coercion? Although this is a problem with postal voting, too.

    I’m not sure it’s a good thing anyway, increasing turnout by making it easier to vote. There’s something to be said for discouraging people who don’t care enough to get to a polling station (as long as allowances are made for those with genuine…[Read more]

  • nab replied to the topic kills 99.9% of germs? in the forum Health 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Absolutely. Plenty of evidence shows this modern obsession with cleanliness is bad for us. Only today on the Radio there was a piece about how Leukaemia rates are rising and its linked with lack of exposure and socialisation of children with germs

  • nab replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    Most of the deaths some 100 yards from the border fence, so there’s not even the excuse they’ve been trying to use of “protecting” against invasion.

    Horrific isn’t the word, not simply the deaths but 1,000 have been shot in the legs and are crippled.

    All for what?

  • nab posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    No, I’m no longer the only dishwasher, that is part of the other issues I’m having, suffice it to say my being or not being able to work at the drop of a fine is the least of the issues any longer. I am, however, the only dishwasher who has stuck it out through thick and thin, and I’ve been the only dishwasher at least 3 different times, so I…[Read more]

  • nab posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Question about working at 2 different jobs!

    So my issue is pretty straight forward, I have been working for MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) on the Navy base for going on 11 years in the Officers club, as a dishwasher, but lately the hours have been really bad (1 day every 2 weeks) and besides a whole host of other issues that are not…[Read more]

    • Sounds like you handled it well. Unless you’re the only guy she has and now she’s stuck with no one to work.

      • No, I’m no longer the only dishwasher, that is part of the other issues I’m having, suffice it to say my being or not being able to work at the drop of a fine is the least of the issues any longer. I am, however, the only dishwasher who has stuck it out through thick and thin, and I’ve been the only dishwasher at least 3 different times, so I…[Read more]

    • Just tell your current supervisor that your current job does not fulfill you financial needs. You tell her that you will continue to work there and have no plans on quitting but you have to attend these training days. From the sounds of it, you have always been there to provide your job with help when needed (sick calls, no-shows and what not) and…[Read more]

  • nab changed their profile picture 4 months, 2 weeks ago