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Comment They had proper jobs (Score 1) 495

I'm convinced that it is partly because they had realistic expectations and took jobs that there was a demand for. I know very few people from my parents generation who had non-jobs, they did things like work in a trade like construction or in a factory. They had no expectation of being a sports phycologist or new media analyst, but most of the young people I know have no expectation of doing a real job. With ever increasing population we see massive migration of people to do these jobs from economically disadvantaged countries because nobody wants to do those jobs. We end up with 1000 young people after the same non-job. I am surprised that as many of them find employment as they do to be fair.

Comment It couldn't possibly be politicians at fault (Score 1) 499

So it is all Facebook's fault, nothing to do with decades of politicians ignoring the the people. Telling them what they should be doing instead of listening to what is important to them. Likely few people actually voted for Trump because they thought he was the best that America could offer, but rather in protest for not bing listened to for such a long time. We are living in interesting times.

Comment Land of the free indeed. (Score 1) 261

It seems that the freedoms that America once enjoyed are being increasingly eroded by lobbyists. I genuinely found the idea that you can't just sell what you want where you want hard to believe. Of course there must be regulation of things like drugs, making sure that they are only dispensed by qualified practitioners etc. But a car, I mean a frikin' car!

Comment Re:It was a terrible deal for Britain anyway (Score 1) 170

Absolutely, the only advantage to having infrastructure projects in the private sector is to remove the risks from the public sector. This deal basically gave the government all the risk and the private sector all the rewards. The government may as well own it if they are taking the risks and therefore avoid the national security risks of having a nuclear facility owned by foreign nations.

Comment Using a tragedy to further political gains (Score 1) 167

Is it any surprise that the UK government are trying to use the fear of terrorism to get their own way? Government seems to attract the most clueless individuals. This proposed bill means that encryption must have a back door that the government can use to spy on people. So now what happens when the terrorists get hold of those keys and can monitor encrypted traffic used by the government and then use their own proprietary encryption to communicate with each other. A typical ill thought out law that will make the UK less safe not more.

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