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Why does your company need to be rescued?
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It will be saved by the hero of Manchester: Chesterman!
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Search Interserve on news sites for a better description than I can give. Apparently the outcome is good and we'll now be a private company and have more money. The main downside is the negative press (we run government buildings, hospitals and related contracts) and scaremongering.
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Sounds like the scaremongering currently going on in France around the privatization of Aéroports de Paris. Tbh about times those are getting privatized, they’re among the worst European airports I’ve seen and really need to be updated.

In some cases privatization is clearly bad, but in many cases it can actually help, so hopefully it will make your own life better in this case.
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I don’t like the equating of “privatizing” to “improving”.
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Doesn't sound like it'll affect me too much, other than having to explain stuff I don't fully understand to clients and customers who are freaking out at what they read in The Guardian etc.
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That sounds not fun, but c’est la vie.
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They're worried about news coverage. I think there's enough other news around right now for that to be less of an issue though
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Don’t worry guys, there’s only room for discussion of one topic in British news!
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There's so much winning, I'm in danger of missing pages! And page 1000 milestone is fast approaching!
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Don’t miss page 1000!

Oh shit page 1000 might happen while I’m on vacation. Shock

EDIT: Page 1000 before April 11!!!
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Use the proper naming conventions boo
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Page one gee!
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Making ikea furniture. It’s been a very Swedish week for me.
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Did you go to IKEA while you were in Sweden?
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The original octoposter was the RDM (or Mrobo) on page 71 ruroken

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Otto the Red, son of Otto the Great, marries the Byzantine princess Theophanu (niece or granddaughter of Byzantine Emperor John I). She is crowned empress by Pope John XIII at Rome, creating an alliance between the Ottonian Dynasty and the Byzantine Empire called the Tzimiscian Peace.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, this happens in 972 AD.
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The original octoposter was the RDM (or Mrobo) on page 71 ruroken

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OG Octoposter! It was definitely RDM.
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Pics with a functioning screen name or it didn't happen.
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I now have a bed.
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Congratulations. Go to it!
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I don’t like the equating of “privatizing” to “improving”.

That’s because you haven’t worked for the French government.

As I said, I agree that in many cases privatization can be negative, especially when it means shutting down some needed services for the sake of profitability. However, I’ve seen with my own eyes many people wasting resources mindlessly, just because they knew that they would suffer budget cuts in future years if they couldn’t justify 100% of their resources. This is a messed up way of doing things imho.

Streamlining is good. What’s bad is getting rid of stuff that are needed, just because not enough people need those services. This is the main issue I have with privatization, it creates huge inequalities between densely populated areas and other areas.
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Privatization, in the US, pretty much universally means a slow but steadily accelerating decline in quality and availability, coupled with an increasing price, as our capitalist overlords find more and more creative ways to drag profitability out of the privatized service. Streamlining is almost certainly not a major consideration.
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Privatization is evil, but sometimes govt intentionally screws up public so people will want private.
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That’s sad. The US is a weird place.
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World = sux
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That’s what they’re attempting to do with the NHS. They want a super profitable industry like in the US.
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Lord Golbez wrote:
Privatization is evil, but sometimes govt intentionally screws up public so people will want private.


Well, if govt = Republicans and neolibs that hold elected office, then yeah.

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That’s what they’re attempting to do with the NHS. They want a super profitable industry like in the US.


Unless the UK has really generous individual bankruptcy protection laws, NHS will have to change its motto to
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They basically just want the poorest people to die. They already are, but this'll speed up the process.
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guess I’ll win
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They basically just want the poorest people to die. They already are, but this'll speed up the process.

Brexit is gonna help anyway with the looming shortage of qualified medical staff.
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They basically just want the poorest people to die. They already are, but this'll speed up the process.


That’s essentially the conservative approach to climate change too. And gun control. And pretty much everything.
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guess I’ll win again
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It was a pretty bad win. Kinda like this one.
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You guys are losers.
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Just seen Captain Marvel. Solid 3Gs.
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Out of 4? I think it's definitely better than 3 on a 5G scale.
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Well, if govt = Republicans and neolibs that hold elected office, then yeah.


Yeah, by Govt, I basically meant GOP in this instance.
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I feel like I’m not going to win much today. Sad Tea
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Maybe I'll win some more. teatime I feel like I've only been winning like a couple times per page recently with these pages going by at rocket speed. Sad Tea
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They have to! Gotta reach 1G by April 0G11!
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I also see some pages fly by! I hope I don’t miss a LPTPW history post some day
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They have to! Gotta reach 1G by April 0G11!


Is this supposed to mean April 11 or the year 11?
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One of those options has unambiguously already passed.
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That's true, but it's a really weird format for referring to days of the month. There's never any G's!
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I give you 0G1 G out of 1G Gs for this observation!
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I give you 0G1 out of 1G Gs for this rating system!
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I’m glad you’ve still adopted it, though.
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Out of 4? I think it's definitely better than 3 on a 5G scale.


Out of 5. Though I never give anything 5 on first viewing. I give 0 more than I give 5.
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