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Viterbi

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  1. Populist economics is the way ahead.
  2. Are engineering apprenticeships substitutes for degrees? The IET is very much pro-degree and seems to hold a view that only a holder of an IET accredited degree should have the right to call themselves an electronic engineer. The IET holds a near monopoly as an association for electronic engineers in the UK. There aren't really any competitor organisations.
  3. What exactly defines an engineer? I don't think highly of the hard academic gradgrind so beloved of redbrick engineering degrees. Most of it isn't relevant to the bulk of real world engineering. I found my electronic engineering degree to be so dry, and dull, and theoretical, and completely out of touch with the real world and taught by people who just wanted to publish incomprehensible papers in obscure journals nobody reads. My stance is that electronic engineering should be a creative rather than an academic subject. I found Horowitz and Hill miles better than the tedious theoretical textbooks recommended by my university lecturers.
  4. From what I gather from my enquiries, that leaflet was actually written by a former Tory who resigned because he could see the light. There's nothing whatsoever BNPish about the leaflet unless your idea of the Tories is a clone of the Lib-Dems. There's some good stuff on that Dissident Congress website if you get into it. Now here's something interesting for people who don't know what right wing really means. Do you wonder what is meant by British culture?
  5. I found an article titled Homes for the British about setting up a National Housing Agency on the Dissident Congress website. Some of you here will be in a better position to comment on the concept of a National Housing Agency as described in the article.
  6. Do you think there's any truth to this one? It was written over a year ago hence the "house prices march onwards". Considering you are a Londoner, then does this sum up your experience of London?
  7. The Tories are the joke and a bad one too. I have investigated every statement in that leaflet and confirmed that they are indeed all true. I even had a word with a few local Tories including councillors about it. They were unaware of some of the "sins" committed by previous Tory administrations - or how Ted Heath knew about the single currency in 1973. Don't think I only just found that leaflet. I have had it in my possession for months.
  8. Some programmes are well worth watching. The BNP aren't anywhere near as bad as those nasty Tories are. You see, the BNP will create public works programmes to generate meaningful employment at a wage you can live on. The Tories will bring back the workhouse run by greedy corporate fat cats paying minimum wage for miserable hard graft.
  9. Well said. Have you seen these: Populists and the economy Populist Principles New ideas for a new century The way ahead They might be up your street.
  10. Earlier this year I sold my house in a not-so-nice part of the West Midlands urban area. It's an ex local authority 3 bedroom terrace with a garden. It was valued at £82k but I reduced the price to £77k for a quicker sale and mentioned it being ideal for a FTB. I could count the number of viewings on the fingers of one hand. I had a couple of BTL types who wouldn't go much higher than £60k. It ended up being sold for just under £65k to a family with young children who were moving out of a 1 bedroom flat. Oddly enough no FTBs had a look at it.
  11. How do you know that Gordon had 53bn stashed down the sofa that only he knew about? He could quite have easily borrowed it from Mr Rothschild. I'm more inclined to believe the latter. Borrowed money = borrowed time.
  12. I live reasonably close to Longbridge and the affects of the collapse of Rover still run strong over 2 years later. The whole thing is a load of NuLab spin and the creation of low skilled jobs in offices and retail. The housing is set to become Weoley Castle MkII. Birmingham has some of the best universities in science and technology in the country, but sadly there are very few jobs for highly skilled and qualified people in the West Midlands conurbation. The college will almost certainly teach sociology and other soft topics.
  13. The crux of the matter is whether students want to learn a bit more than is on the syllabus, or how to think outside the box. My findings are that 45% of students strive for grades, 45% don't put in much effort and are happy to accept a lower grade, and only 10% take a serious enough interest in the subject to learn more about it than is necessary for the exam. One of the finest examples are the systems and control or electronics GCSEs. The stuff needed for the exam isn't much compared with some other GCSEs, and is quite easy to learn. A project is required that is over half the marks. To get good marks you need to think outside the box and go beyond the course syllabus.
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