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Old 20 January 2009, 06:37   #1
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Nanny State

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ssessment.html
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Old 20 January 2009, 06:52   #2
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health and safety is getting like a cancer and it's crippling this country, what happened to common sense, you've got me started now better go and have a cuppa, whatch i don't burn myself on the kettle, we should start a thread posting the most stupid, how bout liferafts on ribs for coding, i have ask the surveyor if he has any documented cases of a rib actually sinking, didn't get a reply, probaly will now i've posted this
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Old 20 January 2009, 07:02   #3
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Well spotted Dirk. It makes me kinda pleased I'm, err, older. At least I've had a fair part of my life without the present social craziness that's permeating everything.
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Well spotted Dirk.
JW - its the Daily Mail! Actually is taking 30 seconds to take a deep breath and consider your actions a bad idea for a volunteer/part time person who is having the adreneline buzz of a shout - potentially makes the roads safer for the rest of us? Documenting it might be overkill - but how else do you enforce it - and if as the article says the rest of the team are not yet ready to leave there is no delay then its just media hysteria!
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This is yet another thing that 'won't take any longer' according to those that don't do the job itself but in practice fouls things up.
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Shame on you Dirk for being on that website in the first place to read the garbage that paper puts out.

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Old 20 January 2009, 08:25   #7
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JW - its the Daily Mail! Actually is taking 30 seconds to take a deep breath and consider your actions a bad idea for a volunteer/part time person who is having the adreneline buzz of a shout - potentially makes the roads safer for the rest of us? !
...it's bugger all to do with anything other than avoiding blame/claim.
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The Daily Mail are probably the ones responsible for all this in the first place - they are right up there with Nu Lab for ruining this country.

Whenever something gets banned it's usually the Mail that started the campaign in the first place.

Having said that without this Government we would never have reached this position.

I like this comment from the 1979 Fastnet race.

"The Conservative government minister responsible for safety at sea, John Nott said: "It is a tragedy as many people have lost their lives. But man is going to go on pitting himself against the elements and ocean racing will carry on.There are always lessons to be learnt from every tragedy but I would not like people to feel that as a result of this disaster that the Fastnet race will not continue."

Imagine it now - there would be all sorts of calls to ban it - Nu Lab would ban it and bring in all sorts of rules to make sure "it will NEVER happen again"!!!
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JW - its the Daily Mail!
Yeh, that's why I wouldn't have spotted it.
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That is nothing... It was put to me yesterday that we need to have signs up at the top of the clubs slipways to inform people that they might be slippy. "we could be leaving our self's open to a legal action, if some one was to slip and injure them self's" I was told by a man in a yellow jacket, who as jwalker said, should be old enough to know better.
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