QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

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Post by Stanley » 10 Aug 2018, 03:03

So do I. I follow Ernie Roberts' dictum. "Don't tell me about pain! I have seven!"
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Post by Stanley » 11 Aug 2018, 04:38

I came across this in PE letters yesterday and it seems worth repeating. I was torn between here and Politics so I'll post it in both.
A man called John Evans wrote that whilst Nye Bevan's reference to vermin is often connected with the formation of the NHS it was a different context. He made it during a speech in Manchester on 4 July 1948 the day before the NHS commenced. The context was the hated Means Test and the pitiful level of relief given to poor families when the bread-winner was unemployed. He was referring to his experiences in the Welsh Valleys in the 1920s when he suffered under the Means Test.
"That is why no amount of cajolery and no attempts at ethical or social seduction can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party that inflicted those bitter experiences on me. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin. They condemned millions of first-class people to semi-starvation. I warn young men and women, do not listen to what they are saying now... They have not changed.. if they have, they are slightly worse than they were".
It seems to me that these words apply today but we haven't got a Nye Bevan.......
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Post by Tripps » 11 Aug 2018, 09:38

Stanley wrote:
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It seems to me that these words apply today
Really? That's a ridiculous thing to say. Have a deeper think about it.

The quote was of its time, and probably appropriate then. Now? I don't think so. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 12 Aug 2018, 02:43

No David, I am not wrong and it is not ridiculous. Read what I have posted in Politics.
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Post by Tripps » 19 Aug 2018, 09:28

Kenneth Baker - Baron Baker of Dorking - he of the 'Baker Days', said on LBC this morning

The pass mark for A level Maths has been reduced to 17.5 % - that means they can get 72.5 % of the answers wrong and still pass. :smile:

Shades of the Gisburn Primary School story from the Jokes thread.
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Post by plaques » 19 Aug 2018, 11:41

Some while ago I did a course on German. Multiple choice questions where you got one mark for each correct answer. One question contained five possible answers with four of them being correct. Ie: one mark for each correct answer ticked. This meant that any four answers would give you a minimum of three marks. And so it went on. The overall result was that total random chance answers could have given a 60 % pass rate.

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Tripps wrote:
19 Aug 2018, 09:28
Kenneth Baker - Baron Baker of Dorking - he of the 'Baker Days', said on LBC this morning

The pass mark for A level Maths has been reduced to 17.5 % - that means they can get 72.5 % of the answers wrong and still pass. :smile:

Shades of the Gisburn Primary School story from the Jokes thread.
:biggrin2: Love it. Has he been coached by Diane Abbot?

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Post by Stanley » 20 Aug 2018, 03:16

I once did a Summer School in Modern History at NYU and all the papers were multiple choice, the first I had ever seen.... When the papers were marked the very small but fierce Jewish Professor took me out into the corridor, pinned me to the wall and asked why I had ticked multiple answers. I told her I could argue for all the ones I had ticked. She said "Multiple choice doesn't mean multiple answers Dummy! Strike out the ones you want to discard!" I did so and got an 'A'. She was a good teacher but was locked in the system.
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Post by Tripps » 20 Aug 2018, 11:08

From Andrew Neil's twitter thingy. I think he's being a bit ironic. :smile:

Venezuelan Prez Maduro has decreed increase in minimum wage of 6,000%. Those with ID card of his United Socialist Party, will get extra bonus equivalent to 600,000 bolivars. He’s also declared a nationwide price freeze.

Job done. I reckon The Venezuelan Economic Crisis is over.
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Post by Stanley » 21 Aug 2018, 02:45

If you've tried everything else, why not?
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