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Comment Re: This is really simple... (Score 0) 267

At the risk of being off-topic the can centre in out company is actually somewhere where people with ability but without qualifications past high school level can progress. So many of them are just doing it for the money and the turn around is so high that in a year someone who shoes interesy in doing mote than the mininim is seen as an experienced operator, and on two years they can be a team leader. At this point they can take company sponsored business classes (evening classes but with company paying fees and a paid day for exams) , and move into management.

Comment Net deficit to society (Score 0) 73

Someone should calculate the meet deficit to society and civilisation bought by Islam. Everyone talks about their contributions, usually then mentioning things plagiarised from other societies (box plundered from when they destroyed the Alexandrian library, Hindu numbering schemes, etc.). Over all out of certainly a negative contribution.

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