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> 1. Teaching maths in 1970

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

> His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.

> What is his profit?

>

>

> 2. Teaching maths in 1980

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

> His cost of production is 80% of the price.

> What is his profit?

>

>

> 3. Teaching maths in 1990

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

> His cost of production is £80.

> How much was his profit?

>

>

> 4. Teaching maths in 2000

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100

>

> His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.

> Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

>

>

> 5. Teaching maths in 2005

>

> A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish

> and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of

> animals or the preservation of our woodlands.

>

> Your assignment: Discuss how the birds and squirrels might

> feel as the logger cut down their homes just for a measly

> profit of £20.

>

>

> 6. Teaching maths in 2009

>

> A logger is arrested for trying to cut down a tree in case

> it may be offensive to Muslims or other religious groups not

> consulted in the felling licence. He is also fined £100 as

> his chainsaw is in breach of Health and Safety legislation

> and deemed too dangerous and could cut something. He has

> used the chainsaw for over 20 years without incident however

> he does not have the correct certificate of competence and

> is therefore considered to be a recidivist and habitual

> criminal. His DNA is sampled and his details circulated

> throughout all government agencies. He protests and is taken

> to court and fined another £100 because he is such an easy

> target. When he is released he returns to find Gypsies have

> cut down half his wood to build a camp on his land. He tries

> to throw them off but is arrested, prosecuted for harassing

> an ethnic minority, imprisoned and fined a further £100.

>

> While he is in jail the Gypsies cut down the rest of his

> wood and sell it on the black market for £100 cash. They

> also have a leaving BBQ of squirrel and pheasant and depart

> leaving behind several tonnes of rubbish and asbestos

> sheeting. The forester on release is warned that failure to

> clear the fly tipped rubbish immediately at his own cost is

> an offence. He complains and is arrested for environmental

> pollution, breach of the peace and invoiced £12,000 plus

> VAT for safe disposal costs by a regulated government

> contractor.

>

> Your assignment: How many times is the logger going to have

> to be arrested and fined before he realises that he is never

> going to make £20 profit by hard work, give up, sign onto

the dole and live off the state for the rest of his life?

Edited by lowrentyieldmakessense(honest!)

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> 1. Teaching maths in 1970

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

> His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.

> What is his profit?

>

>

> 2. Teaching maths in 1980

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

> His cost of production is 80% of the price.

> What is his profit?

>

>

> 3. Teaching maths in 1990

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

> His cost of production is £80.

> How much was his profit?

>

>

> 4. Teaching maths in 2000

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100

>

> His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.

> Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

>

>

> 5. Teaching maths in 2005

>

> A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish

> and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of

> animals or the preservation of our woodlands.

>

> Your assignment: Discuss how the birds and squirrels might

> feel as the logger cut down their homes just for a measly

> profit of £20.

>

>

> 6. Teaching maths in 2009

>

> A logger is arrested for trying to cut down a tree in case

> it may be offensive to Muslims or other religious groups not

> consulted in the felling licence. He is also fined £100 as

> his chainsaw is in breach of Health and Safety legislation

> and deemed too dangerous and could cut something. He has

> used the chainsaw for over 20 years without incident however

> he does not have the correct certificate of competence and

> is therefore considered to be a recidivist and habitual

> criminal. His DNA is sampled and his details circulated

> throughout all government agencies. He protests and is taken

> to court and fined another £100 because he is such an easy

> target. When he is released he returns to find Gypsies have

> cut down half his wood to build a camp on his land. He tries

> to throw them off but is arrested, prosecuted for harassing

> an ethnic minority, imprisoned and fined a further £100.

>

> While he is in jail the Gypsies cut down the rest of his

> wood and sell it on the black market for £100 cash. They

> also have a leaving BBQ of squirrel and pheasant and depart

> leaving behind several tonnes of rubbish and asbestos

> sheeting. The forester on release is warned that failure to

> clear the fly tipped rubbish immediately at his own cost is

> an offence. He complains and is arrested for environmental

> pollution, breach of the peace and invoiced £12,000 plus

> VAT for safe disposal costs by a regulated government

> contractor.

>

> Your assignment: How many times is the logger going to have

> to be arrested and fined before he realises that he is never

> going to make £20 profit by hard work, give up, sign onto

the dole and live off the state for the rest of his life?

:lol::lol: many a true word said in jest , this just about sums up the "progress" we have made over the last 20 years how do we expect to compete in a global marketplace with all these extra costs red tape and regulations?

a.) we can,t , we need to drastically cut back hse legislation as it,s gone too far, the problems seems to be that there is an initial problem a government body is set up to combat the problem , the problem is solved , then there is a whole body of people who have to justify the further existence of this body eg hse. and they just keep churning out endless new legislation to justify thier existence with no thought to how this will effect the private productive sector that pays thier wages. we need to kill the quangos etc

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:lol::lol: many a true word said in jest , this just about sums up the "progress" we have made over the last 20 years how do we expect to compete in a global marketplace with all these extra costs red tape and regulations?

a.) we can,t , we need to drastically cut back hse legislation as it,s gone too far, the problems seems to be that there is an initial problem a government body is set up to combat the problem , the problem is solved , then there is a whole body of people who have to justify the further existence of this body eg hse. and they just keep churning out endless new legislation to justify thier existence with no thought to how this will effect the private productive sector that pays thier wages. we need to kill the quangos etc

yep

before the State strangles us

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yep

before the State strangles us

how do you get chiefs to sack the chiefs though......that's a catch 22 surely ?

I have witnessed first hand a manager on 40k with no staff, I kid you not & managers with 2 staff, having daily team meetings for a hour at a time.

edited - I mean chiefs as in not enough Indian's & too many Chiefs btw. :rolleyes:

Edited by grumpy-old-man-returns

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:lol::lol: many a true word said in jest , this just about sums up the "progress" we have made over the last 20 years how do we expect to compete in a global marketplace with all these extra costs red tape and regulations?

a.) we can,t , we need to drastically cut back hse legislation as it,s gone too far, the problems seems to be that there is an initial problem a government body is set up to combat the problem , the problem is solved , then there is a whole body of people who have to justify the further existence of this body eg hse. and they just keep churning out endless new legislation to justify thier existence with no thought to how this will effect the private productive sector that pays thier wages. we need to kill the quangos etc

good post mulitple. :)

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can I just add, I have a particular hatred (yes it really is that strong) of health & safety. :angry: :angry:

the hse managers I have met have been absolute *****ers.

i doubt it, they probably refuse to have one of the wrist without first doing a risk assesment and environmental impact study and by then theyv,e scared themselves out of it :rolleyes:

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can I just add, I have a particular hatred (yes it really is that strong) of health & safety. :angry: :angry:

the hse managers I have met have been absolute *****ers.

I guess doing a job, day in and day out, that is a complete waste of time, and that you know is a

complete waste of time, but don't have the talent to do anything else with your life, would probably make

most people a little tetchy.

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I guess doing a job, day in and day out, that is a complete waste of time, and that you know is a

complete waste of time, but don't have the talent to do anything else with your life, would probably make

most people a little tetchy.

to put it into perspective, I think that's the second time I have used the angry icons & the first time I have ever used the word hatred.

Edited by grumpy-old-man-returns

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There are so many useless wasters in Government jobs all trying to justify their pointless existences by passing inane rules and regulations constantly.

The left hand of the Government doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

Bring on the cull. A lot of these workers are going to get a big shock when they discover just how valued they are in the real world. They'll all be on minimum wage stacking shelves or answering phone calls - precisely where they belong.

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> 1. Teaching maths in 1970

>

> A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.

> His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.

> Trade union pickets blockade the sawmill for 3 days in solidarity with striking miners.>

> > What is his profit?

There are so many useless wasters in Government jobs all trying to justify their pointless existences by passing inane rules and regulations constantly.
Oh, for goodness sake, change the record. For every waster in public sector there's at last one cowboy in the private sector ripping customers off. And how many self-employed people fiddle their taxes?

All the current problems with the recession etc. originate in the private sector, not the public one.

Edited by blankster

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LRYMS - funniest joke I have read in weeks - thanks. :lol::lol:

Blankster - great addition :rolleyes:

The rest of you - get a sense of humour please :ph34r:

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2010 - the Mayor of Doncaster intervenes and cuts his hands off, citing the Taliban as a good example of how to deal with annoying people. :)

Edited by 1929crash

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All the current problems with the recession etc. originate in the private sector, not the public one.

Do you not think the FSA, BoE and the people at the treasury have any blame in it all?

I personally see the banks as another arm of the state. If they were just like any other private

business they'd be bust by now and out on their arses!

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Im not sure the word "logger" is allowed to under 18s....im sure it refers to joke in the gay community

Hello, is that a log in your trousers or are you just pleased to see me?

Edited by Bloo Loo

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Im not sure the word "logger" is allowed to under 18s....im sure it refers to joke in the gay community

Hello, is that a log in your trousers or are you just pleased to see me?

A log in the trousers would attract only the most perverse interest, surely?

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you getting worried about people realising that the size of the State is bankrupting the Nation

The size of the warfare state yes. The welfare state - no, because too many rely on it.

You're a tad sensitive about your Mayor's friends, aren't you? :lol:

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A log in the trousers would attract only the most perverse interest, surely?

just keep your gaze on my eyes and you will be quite safe.

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