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17 hours ago, DiegoDiego said:

That fundamental life saving services such as Mountain Rescue and RNLI are entirely reliant on donations. These should be funded by the government in the same way as the Fire and Rescue service. I'm also looking at you, R in RNLI.

We used to have quite a good coastguard but the tories did the whole 'I'm so happy our communities have foodbanks to help the unfortunate' but about boats.

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7 minutes ago, DiegoDiego said:
49 minutes ago, hk blues said:
The RNLI don't want Govt, funding as they would then have to jump through all sorts of hoops. 

So they're saying "I don't want people to get paid for saving lives because I might get another boss to report to"?

No.  They are saying we prefer to get our funding from people who will not want a say in how the money is spent.  

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I know it's not their fault and they have to say it, but call centre staff saying 'bear with me' does my head in.

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29 minutes ago, hk blues said:

No.  They are saying we prefer to get our funding from people who will not want a say in how the money is spent.  

Which has worked out so well for Oxfam recently. 

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15 minutes ago, Pato said:

I know it's not their fault and they have to say it, but call centre staff saying 'bear with me' does my head in.

Oh, Mixu...

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15 minutes ago, Pato said:

I know it's not their fault and they have to say it, but call centre staff saying 'bear with me' does my head in.

Conjures up quite a nice image though.

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5 minutes ago, virginton said:

Which has worked out so well for Oxfam recently. 

RNLI receives 2% of its funding from govt. or other public bodies whilst Oxfam receives around 45%.  

Not comparable at all.

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6 minutes ago, Pato said:

idgi

Oh, Honest_Man...

I’ve shown myself up as I was sure the phrase was ‘bare with me’ rather than ‘bear with me’. Just checked and I was wrong.

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10 minutes ago, hk blues said:

RNLI receives 2% of its funding from govt. or other public bodies whilst Oxfam receives around 45%.  

Not comparable at all.

I think you'll find the comparison point was 'charitable organisation that has a curious dislike for external oversight'. 

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3 minutes ago, virginton said:

I think you'll find the comparison point was 'charitable organisation that has a curious dislike for external oversight'. 

Isn't that all organisations, charitable or otherwise?

The correct answer is Yes. 

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3 minutes ago, hk blues said:

Isn't that all organisations, charitable or otherwise?

The correct answer is Yes. 

All organisations resent and bitterly resist any external oversight of what they're doing? The correct answer to that is actually 'No, not even remotely'. 

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17 minutes ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Oh, Honest_Man...

I’ve shown myself up as I was sure the phrase was ‘bare with me’ rather than ‘bear with me’. Just checked and I was wrong.

Something of a habit.

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18 minutes ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Oh, Honest_Man...

I’ve shown myself up as I was sure the phrase was ‘bare with me’ rather than ‘bear with me’. Just checked and I was wrong.

Bare with me is a whole different kind of discussion ...

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Just now, virginton said:

All organisations resent and bitterly resist any external oversight of what they're doing? The correct answer to that is actually 'No, not even remotely'. 

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A hit and a miss. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Monkey Tennis said:

Something of a habit.

Your obsession with me since I called you a bumpkin has been fun viewing.

Classic bumpkin behaviour.

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1 minute ago, Honest_Man#1 said:

Your obsession with me since I called you a bumpkin has been fun viewing.

Classic bumpkin behaviour.

Still an utterly classless dick I see.

Soldier on.

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6 hours ago, hk blues said:

This sort of thing has always happened though, in some way or other.  How many times have you thought of someone and out of the blue you hear from them or meet them.  Or seen a word you have never come across before and the next day the same word crops up.  

Weird shit happens.

Was watching an episode of Parks & Rec last night while opening packets of stickers. At the very second Leslie Knope said the word 'Denmark', I found the Denmark shiny.

Shut up, my life is awesome.

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Just now, Monkey Tennis said:

Still an utterly classless dick I see.

Soldier on.

You’ve really taken an off the cuff, incredibly minor, insult on an online football forum to heart.

I think it’s time you relax a bit and let it go.

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