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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,601 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #810 on: June 24, 2020, 01:13:43 PM »
I awlways prefered to have one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIO1prbUbRA

How smurfing kewl is that?!?!

 :o :o

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #811 on: June 29, 2020, 06:08:07 PM »
I awlways prefered to have one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIO1prbUbRA

How smurfing kewl is that?!?!

 :o :o

WANT!

(This is the last will and testament of....)

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #812 on: June 29, 2020, 10:47:50 PM »
I wonder what happened to these?  :think:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYzaMOPIy4

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #813 on: July 08, 2020, 09:22:16 AM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53327628

"Three major online retailers have dropped fast fashion brand Boohoo over allegations of low pay and unsafe conditions at a supplier's factories.

Next dropped Boohoo clothes from its websites last week, while Asos and Zalando followed suit on Tuesday.

This follows a Sunday Times report claiming workers at a Leicester factory were paid £3.50 an hour, while being offered no protection from coronavirus."

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,601 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #814 on: July 08, 2020, 12:34:47 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53327628

"Three major online retailers have dropped fast fashion brand Boohoo over allegations of low pay and unsafe conditions at a supplier's factories.

Next dropped Boohoo clothes from its websites last week, while Asos and Zalando followed suit on Tuesday.

This follows a Sunday Times report claiming workers at a Leicester factory were paid £3.50 an hour, while being offered no protection from coronavirus."

It's not just up to the retailers, it's up to us! Not that I'm a great consumer, but despite being a brand I liked (and owned), I'll never buy another Volkswagen, due to the emission scam they had a few years ago. I'll advise any of my friends to choose other brands, too.

 :twak: :twak:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,803 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #815 on: July 08, 2020, 12:37:13 PM »
:iagree:
We can't rely on government to do all the work.

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,601 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #816 on: July 08, 2020, 12:53:38 PM »
:iagree:
We can't rely on government to do all the work.

FTFY...

 :facepalm:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #817 on: July 08, 2020, 01:10:42 PM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53327628

"Three major online retailers have dropped fast fashion brand Boohoo over allegations of low pay and unsafe conditions at a supplier's factories.

Next dropped Boohoo clothes from its websites last week, while Asos and Zalando followed suit on Tuesday.

This follows a Sunday Times report claiming workers at a Leicester factory were paid £3.50 an hour, while being offered no protection from coronavirus."

Something sounds fishy, how did they pay a 1/3 of the minimum wage? You can't pay those kinds of rates for a factory staff these days, it's not Victorian England and you can't pay a factory's staff off the books in cash and get away with it either. Brand name sweatshops of immigrant workers being paid in cash at rates that low in the UK? If it is true there should be a bunch of government/tax/council heads rolling never mind boycotting the brand.

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #818 on: July 08, 2020, 01:18:15 PM »
It's not just up to the retailers, it's up to us! Not that I'm a great consumer, but despite being a brand I liked (and owned), I'll never buy another Volkswagen, due to the emission scam they had a few years ago. I'll advise any of my friends to choose other brands, too.

 :twak: :twak:

In many ways this is the genius of the VAG advertising machine- Despite this cheat being used in many of the groups' cars (The group includes Audi, Scoda, Seat, Porsche and others) and their bosses going to jail, the public, even if they are aware of the issue, they assume it is only a VW problem and not a VAG problem. If you see reviews their products are still seen as ethical because they are German owned and thus are not expected to cheat in any way.

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #819 on: July 08, 2020, 01:19:34 PM »
Something sounds fishy, how did they pay a 1/3 of the minimum wage? You can't pay those kinds of rates for a factory staff these days, it's not Victorian England and you can't pay a factory's staff off the books in cash and get away with it either. Brand name sweatshops of immigrant workers being paid in cash at rates that low in the UK? If it is true there should be a bunch of government/tax/council heads rolling never mind boycotting the brand.

maybe it was cash in hand, maybe the people were not supposed to be working legally, maybe  they were declaring less hours than they were actually working. ....

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,601 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #820 on: July 08, 2020, 04:46:13 PM »
In many ways this is the genius of the VAG advertising machine- Despite this cheat being used in many of the groups' cars (The group includes Audi, Scoda, Seat, Porsche and others) and their bosses going to jail, the public, even if they are aware of the issue, they assume it is only a VW problem and not a VAG problem. If you see reviews their products are still seen as ethical because they are German owned and thus are not expected to cheat in any way.

Yeah, well... awl those stereotypes are long gone, for me. I don't think I could ever afford a Porsche, that would be the only regret, so I'm cool.

I'm awlso the only person I know that doesn't buy anything from MacDonalds, Starbucks or Coca-Cola/Pepsi. Even if they did stop contributing to deflorestation, which I doubt, I refuse do give them my money.

 :twak: :twak:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,803 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #821 on: July 08, 2020, 05:17:07 PM »
In many ways this is the genius of the VAG advertising machine- Despite this cheat being used in many of the groups' cars (The group includes Audi, Scoda, Seat, Porsche and others) and their bosses going to jail, the public, even if they are aware of the issue, they assume it is only a VW problem and not a VAG problem. If you see reviews their products are still seen as ethical because they are German owned and thus are not expected to cheat in any way.
Don't worry, I'll buy a car from China instead. :cheers:
VAG won't get my money!

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #822 on: July 08, 2020, 05:24:54 PM »
Volvo, MG

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,803 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #823 on: July 08, 2020, 06:41:37 PM »
Good point. I've heard great things about Volvo. :salute:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,601 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #824 on: July 09, 2020, 12:34:32 PM »
Don't worry, I'll buy a car from China instead. :cheers:
VAG won't get my money!

Let me guess: a Toyota Corona!

 :whistle:

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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,803 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #825 on: July 14, 2020, 04:41:30 PM »
Let me guess: a Toyota Corona!

 :whistle:
Sounds fast... :drool:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #826 on: August 08, 2020, 07:48:56 PM »
https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/car-market-1/2020-08/jaguar-land-rover-loses-bid-to-trademark-old-defender-shape/

Indian automotive company Tata Motors loses bid to trademark old Defender shape - Grant is in trouble.....


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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #827 on: August 18, 2020, 08:34:47 AM »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8637569/Italys-Supreme-Court-rules-parents-not-support-adult-children-financially.html

Italian Supreme Court says parents do NOT have to financially support adult children – overturning ruling that said workshy 35-year-old should get €300-a-month from mum and dad

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #828 on: August 18, 2020, 09:51:14 AM »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8637569/Italys-Supreme-Court-rules-parents-not-support-adult-children-financially.html

Italian Supreme Court says parents do NOT have to financially support adult children – overturning ruling that said workshy 35-year-old should get €300-a-month from mum and dad

No wonder kids are staying at home rather than getting married and having kids if they have to worry about that level of responsibility for life! Vicious circle.

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #829 on: September 22, 2020, 02:08:10 PM »
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12733774/mystery-broadband-outage-oap-television/

"A PENSIONER wiped out an entire village's internet for 18 months by turning on his second-hand TV every morning"

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,601 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #830 on: September 22, 2020, 04:19:07 PM »
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12733774/mystery-broadband-outage-oap-television/

"A PENSIONER wiped out an entire village's internet for 18 months by turning on his second-hand TV every morning"

How about everyone (or the internet provider) pitch in and give him a brand new TV?!

 :pok: :pok:

________________________________
It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

I don't have OCD, I have OCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.

Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

IYCRTYSWTMTFOT

Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,603 Bored

dks cy

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #831 on: October 02, 2020, 08:25:40 PM »

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #833 on: October 08, 2020, 09:18:21 AM »
I have heard or read that somewhere before.

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #835 on: October 19, 2020, 10:24:33 AM »
Cold day in hell..

Clarkson, the environmentalist

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/12949989/jeremy-clarkson-we-must-save-insects/

"Without insects we could all be dead in 50 years – we need to save them"

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,803 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #836 on: October 19, 2020, 11:24:24 AM »
Even the old men are coming around!! :sa:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,492
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #837 on: October 19, 2020, 11:40:45 AM »
What, like David Attenborough, Gerrard Durell*, David Bellamy**...  Don't be agest.  :twak:

*might be dead

*might also be dead

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Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #838 on: October 19, 2020, 12:09:54 PM »
maybe his new girlfriend is making him write those.....

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,803 Yoo-hoo, big summer blowout!
Re: Latest Links of general interest (newspapers, articles, research....)
« Reply #839 on: October 19, 2020, 01:31:10 PM »
David (both of them) are/were treasures

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!

 

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