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Britain Acts To Keep Queen's Head On Stamps

 
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Posted 12/19/2010   12:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add kirks to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not new news, but news ...

Britain acts to keep Queen's head on stamps
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/2010121...rivatisation
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Posted 12/19/2010   12:10 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The royal image is definitely a part of UK stamps and it looks to stay that way. BTW, loved the comments.
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Posted 12/19/2010   12:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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loved the comments


Yes, particularly the one about how the privatized US system is bad ???

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Posted 12/19/2010   1:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think that the U.S. Postal System is bad because of privatization, but bad in spite of privatization. Cell phones, faxes, e-mail, fedex and UPS all have had their impact.
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Posted 12/19/2010   5:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It all seems rather obvious to me,
people want too much money for their labour.
"Pursuit of happiness" has slipped sublimely into greed.
Governments pass the buck and give it to privatisation,
privatisation does the nasty work, and passes it back to
the people. How hilarious is that?

Can the CEO of a major bank, be worth in 1 years salary,
the amount most of us, as a mortgage, spend our entire
life repaying?
Of course a postie needs (here) $1000 a week wages,
because that what his fellow workers earn up at the
mines digging up iron ore to sell to China.
They pay outrageous prices for homes that posties
want to live in as well.
You cannot deny them that.

Is a mineworker worth twice the pay a postie gets,
stuck on a piddly motorbike in traffic and 100 degree heat?

I think we have the problem, assuming thaings should be any other
way than what they are.
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Posted 12/19/2010   6:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Russ to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod, remember everybody is entitled to everything and our grand kids are entitled to pay for it. Greed by many, ignorance by some and an unwillingness of our "leaders" (if that isn't a misnomer) to make the hard choices. So much for my daily rant.
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Posted 12/19/2010   7:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not a rant Russ, a discussion,
I certainly dont have the answers,
but a beginning would be something like no man should have
a salary worth more than 50 times his neighbor,
(Yeah, and like that would work! :)
and how, in a democracy, can you make hard choices
whilst winning at the ballot box. It doesn't work.

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Posted 12/19/2010   7:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mcgeesorg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Agreed, @Russ and @Rodney (and Rodney, my friend, nice to run into you here!)

In the U.S. at least, the government privatizes the nasty stuff that the government couldn't legally do, then channels them taxpayer dollars. If they make money, they get to keep the money; if they fail, they the gov gives the business more taxpayer monies to bail them out. Private business is a dodge for government regulation, and the business men are enticed to this arrangement by privatized gain and socialized risk.

Hope this is still "discussion", not "rant"! ;-)
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Posted 12/19/2010   7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I would bet that its pretty rare that a person has a salary more than fifty times that of his neighbor...if he did, he would have already been looking to move to a "nicer" neighborhood.

Now, more than fifty times that of his or her lowest paid employee? That's going on everywhere...
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Posted 12/20/2010   12:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add peterethio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Britain acts to keep Queen's head on stamps


I thought the queen's head would go better on the queen's body??
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Posted 12/20/2010   02:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Donna Merkle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't think anyone would dare say, "Off with her head!"
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Posted 12/20/2010   06:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rohumpy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is nothing sacred?
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Posted 12/20/2010   09:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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ROHUMPY: Is nothing sacred?


Hey, I just report the news. I'm not clever enough to add the commentary.

But I do love the wisecracks

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Posted 08/13/2011   3:27 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rats... the link doesn't work anymore...
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Posted 08/13/2011   4:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well, this isn't the exact same story, but the gist is the same...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...e-image.html

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Posted 08/14/2011   3:44 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Germany running the Royal Mail??? I guess I don't quite understand how that is possible... A lot of postal services sound like companies, not government agencies... is this correct?
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