Anyway, an update on the thoughts of ND, Dizzy, DK and Guido as voiced at a conference fringe event later. Probably.
Rather more disturbing, a probable sighting of one time (In both senses) Jackie Ballard.
Further, a little light bluetoothing has shown up someone called 'Rambo'. Blimey.
Labels: Conference 2008
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"The ETUC therefore calls on Europe to fight for workers' rights, for fair and decent wages, for stable jobs and for strong collective bargaining practice, independent of and not subordinated to law courts and judges".
"injections of public money into financial institutions that carry with them public influence and control so causing a fundamental change in behaviour"
"much tighter control of financial institutions' ability to leverage their operations, by strengthening the ratios of solid assets to liabilities"
"an international, certainly European, level of effective regulation. This is necessitated by the scale of global financial capitalism which now transcends most individual nations. A European Ratings Agency is necessary"
"government action to ensure that funds are available for investment in the real economy, helping develop green jobs and technologies and sustainable development"
"help provided for workers affected, for householders threatened by eviction, for pensioners threatened with poverty in old age, for entrepreneurs seeking investment capital. (Yes, they did say that. Chutzpah doesn't come close) It is not fair that the main beneficiaries might be those who caused the mess".
a European-level response to the slowdown that is unfolding in the real economy to prevent the financial turmoil intensifying further as well as to avoid a return to the 'beggar-my-neighbour' approach of competitive wage moderation and reductions in social protection which harm workers and their families;
"urgent return of public policy attention to the major issues of income and wage inequalities. It is inequality and poor wage income for ordinary workers that are driving households into ever more debt through risky financial market techniques".
"Community legislation on batteries applies to all batteries (exception: batteries used in equipment connected with the protection of Member States' essential security interest and batteries in equipment designed to be sent to space)".
"To ensure that a high proportion of spent batteries and accumulators are recycled, Member States must take whatever measures are needed (including economic instruments) to promote and maximise separate waste collections and prevent batteries and accumulators being thrown away as unsorted municipal refuse. They have to make arrangements enabling end-users to discard spent batteries and accumulators at collection points in their vicinity and have them taken back at no charge by the producers. Collection rates of at least 25% and 45% have to be reached by 26 September 2012 and 26 September 2016 respectively".
"End-users are to be informed in various ways:
"So on June 4, after the last primary vote had been counted and I could no longer delude myself into thinking Hillary could still win the nomination, I just wasn't ready to jump on Barack Obama's bandwagon. It was too soon. I needed time to grieve.
And grieve I did, for an entire month".
All very blah blah.
But here's the 'why don't I just stick to pounding nails into the floor with my forehead' bit:
"Dubbed Odalisk by its architect, Piers Gough".
And there was I thinking that architects are, of necessity, renaissance men and women of culture and learning.
Why not call it the Brass Tower and be done with it?
Labels: Battle of the sexes
Israel dropped into the European third division after losing to Croatia last year, so perhaps those Indians who have made aliyah will be doing their bit to raise the standard of the game.
The webcam is set up near the Ice Fjord, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The Ilulissat Glacier, which empties into the fjord, is the world's most active glacier. The glacier moves along at a pace of 22 metres per day and dumps a constant flow of ice into the fjord".
Way back lost in the mists of time, I studied A level geography, and what a fine subject it is too, especially when it involves glaciation. And when glaciers are happily glaciating away and exit to the sea, chunks fall off - these are called icebergs - with this having zip to do with global warming, and an awful lot to do with gravity.
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