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Old 03-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #11641
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i bet they wouldnt appreciate an info dump to assange either...
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:00 AM   #11642
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I love these tools I work with who when asked to do XYZ, the speed-walk to and from their desks and pretend they're a 15th century peasant in a king's court. It makes me sick, be a man, please.
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I've been instructed to no drive the turbo car to work anymore because it disturbs some people and others "do not appreciate the image it projects of our agency". This is unbelievable. I'm a god damn, I'll drive what I want, how I want.
Hahah awesome.

SO step 1 is drive it to work (I saw it is now your daily)

Step 2 is write your HR department a short memo vetted by a lawyer stating your intent and right to drive the green car.

Step 3 is to watch the lulz roll in. also, get a car-mounted video camera to record your drive in.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:48 AM   #11644
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Hahah awesome.

SO step 1 is drive it to work (I saw it is now your daily)

Step 2 is write your HR department a short memo vetted by a lawyer stating your intent and right to drive the green car.

Step 3 is to watch the lulz roll in. also, get a car-mounted video camera to record your drive in.
I have the camera in the car and the data-logger. Oh man, this is going to be great...GPS logged MHP and acceleration with a time stamp. haha
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #11645
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So, do you work for the EPA or DCFS?
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:26 PM   #11646
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Old news, I know, but I just came across this and was delighted at the absurdity of it.

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

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EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.

Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.

Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.

“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.

“If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project then this is it.”

NHS health guidelines state clearly that drinking water helps avoid dehydration, and that Britons should drink at least 1.2 litres per day.

The Department for Health disputed the wisdom of the new law. A spokesman said: “Of course water hydrates. While we support the EU in preventing false claims about products, we need to exercise common sense as far as possible."

German professors Dr Andreas Hahn and Dr Moritz Hagenmeyer, who advise food manufacturers on how to advertise their products, asked the European Commission if the claim could be made on labels.

They compiled what they assumed was an uncontroversial statement in order to test new laws which allow products to claim they can reduce the risk of disease, subject to EU approval.

They applied for the right to state that “regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development of dehydration” as well as preventing a decrease in performance.

However, last February, the European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) refused to approve the statement.

A meeting of 21 scientists in Parma, Italy, concluded that reduced water content in the body was a symptom of dehydration and not something that drinking water could subsequently control.

Now the EFSA verdict has been turned into an EU directive which was issued on Wednesday.

Ukip MEP Paul Nuttall said the ruling made the “bendy banana law” look “positively sane”.

He said: “I had to read this four or five times before I believed it. It is a perfect example of what Brussels does best. Spend three years, with 20 separate pieces of correspondence before summoning 21 professors to Parma where they decide with great solemnity that drinking water cannot be sold as a way to combat dehydration.

“Then they make this judgment law and make it clear that if anybody dares sell water claiming that it is effective against dehydration they could get into serious legal bother.

EU regulations, which aim to uphold food standards across member states, are frequently criticised.

Rules banning bent bananas and curved cucumbers were scrapped in 2008 after causing international ridicule.

Prof Hahn, from the Institute for Food Science and Human Nutrition at Hanover Leibniz University, said the European Commission had made another mistake with its latest ruling.

“What is our reaction to the outcome? Let us put it this way: We are neither surprised nor delighted.

“The European Commission is wrong; it should have authorised the claim. That should be more than clear to anyone who has consumed water in the past, and who has not? We fear there is something wrong in the state of Europe.”

Prof Brian Ratcliffe, spokesman for the Nutrition Society, said dehydration was usually caused by a clinical condition and that one could remain adequately hydrated without drinking water.

He said: “The EU is saying that this does not reduce the risk of dehydration and that is correct.

“This claim is trying to imply that there is something special about bottled water which is not a reasonable claim.”
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:18 PM   #11647
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That is fuking insane. It sucks that some people would choose to fight their battles like that. Cowards. Challenge him to a MMA style cage fight at a gym or wherever would make it not assault. Not that somebody like that would accept. Are there peoples at the office who may help you get revenge?

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I love these tools I work with who when asked to do XYZ, the speed-walk to and from their desks and pretend they're a 15th century peasant in a king's court. It makes me sick, be a man, please.
I assume your looking for a different job? Or does the $ make this one worth the BS?

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So, do you work for the EPA or DCFS?
FEMA?
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:36 PM   #11648
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Old news, I know, but I just came across this and was delighted at the absurdity of it.

EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration

not as absurd, but I found this interesting...speaking of the EU:

http://www.news4jax.com/news/money/W...z/-/index.html

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In 2004, EU authorities claimed Boeing received $19 billion in unfair subsidies from federal and state governments between 1989 and 2006.

The U.S. government filed a similar claim the same year against Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Spain and the EU over subsidies given to Airbus, owned by European Aeronautic Defense & Space Co..

According to Monday's ruling, the WTO's appellate body said Boeing received between $3 billion and $4 billion in U.S. subsidies, according to Kirk.

By contrast, the WTO said in December that Airbus received $18 billion in subsidies from European governments.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #11649
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I've been instructed to no drive the turbo car to work anymore because it disturbs some people and others "do not appreciate the image it projects of our agency". This is unbelievable. I'm a god damn, I'll drive what I want, how I want.
Lolol. As if they have that say.
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just accidentally dropped a mason jar of peaches on my foot and the glass exploded but somehow I was not cut. gonna go buy some lotto tickets.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #11651
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so you think miracles happen twice on the same day?

that's like winning the lotto, then going to vegas to blow it all trying to win the slots.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:43 PM   #11652
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so you think miracles happen twice on the same day?

that's like winning the lotto, then going to vegas to blow it all trying to win the slots.
I was never into slots and I lost nearly 10 notes the last time I played blackjack. I play a lot of roulette these days.

I'm still "up" all-time though.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:45 PM   #11653
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just accidentally dropped a mason jar of peaches on my foot and the glass exploded but somehow I was not cut. gonna go buy some lotto tickets.
You dont have to lie and say they were peaches when we all know damn well they were pickles.
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You dont have to lie and say they were peaches when we all know damn well they were pickles.
yes, and they all landed in my gaping ***
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:03 PM   #11655
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One month 'tell bootcamp.
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^^^

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'tell?
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'tell?
abbreviation for until.
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'tell?
the kid is going into the Marine Corps, he isn't exactly a Rhodes Scholar
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abbreviation for until.
not 'til?

I'd even except 'till.


'tell is just plain ignorance.
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