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  1. Police 'will lose 25,000 officers in mergers'

    Police 'will lose 25,000 officers in mergers' By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor (Filed: 19/05/2006) Police force mergers in England and Wales (http://www.forumgarden.com/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=IG2J1SF4DLSGDQFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2005/11/11/ncops111.xml)will cost up to £600...

    Started by OpenMind, 05-19-2006 12:54 PM
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    05-19-2006 04:10 PM Go to last post
  2. W-stickers

    In the spirit of those stickers that read: W The President W ...still The President Shouldn't we have one that says:

    Started by Lennox, 05-19-2006 09:39 AM
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  3. Confessions of the removal man

    Confessions of the removal man By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor (Filed: 17/05/2006) Immigration control was denounced as a mockery yesterday after Whitehall officials disclosed that those overstaying illegally are not pursued "as individuals" and hundreds of thousands of National...

    Started by OpenMind, 05-17-2006 11:03 AM
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    05-18-2006 10:12 AM Go to last post
  4. Worst drought for 30 years brings threat of standpipes in the streets

    Worst drought for 30 years brings threat of standpipes in the streets By Charles Clover, Environment Editor (Filed: 16/05/2006) Water supplies may be reduced to standpipes in the streets in London and the South East this summer, the Environment Agency said yesterday, as ministers granted the...

    Started by OpenMind, 05-16-2006 10:48 AM
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    05-16-2006 11:24 AM Go to last post
  5. £1m chip and pin fraud highlights flaws in system

    £1m chip and pin fraud highlights flaws in system By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 08/05/2006) Shoppers have been urged to scrutinise their bank statements carefully after a £1 million chip and pin fraud was uncovered by police. Consumer groups believe that the...

    Started by OpenMind, 05-08-2006 11:25 AM
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    05-08-2006 11:29 AM Go to last post
  6. Mother's salaries

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A full-time stay-at-home mother would earn $134,121 a year if paid for all her work, an amount similar to a top U.S. ad executive, a marketing director or a judge, according to a study released Wednesday. A mother who works outside the home would earn an extra $85,876...

    Started by Sheryl, 05-04-2006 08:58 AM
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  7. Why Capitalism, like Communism. Will fail.

    Corruption. James K. Galbraith: 'The predator state' James K. Galbraith, Mother Jones WHAT IS THE REAL NATURE of American capitalism today? Is it a grand national adventure, as politicians and textbooks aver, in which markets provide the framework for benign competition, from which...

    Started by Scrat, 04-29-2006 10:56 AM
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    04-30-2006 05:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Wife beaters who say sorry to go free

    This makes me mad. Wife beaters who say sorry to go free By James Burleigh (Filed: 12/04/2006) Men who commit domestic violence should be spared jail sentences if they appear genuinely sorry for their crimes, according to draft guidelines published yesterday. The Sentencing Guidelines...

    Started by OpenMind, 04-12-2006 10:01 AM
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  9. Crackdown on fake migrant marriages is ruled illegal

    By Toby Helm and Joshua Rozenberg (Filed: 11/04/2006) Government efforts to stop foreigners entering into "bogus marriages" to bypass immigration controls were thrown into chaos when a judge ruled that they breached human rights. The decision forced ministers to suspend rules that mean people...

    Started by OpenMind, 04-11-2006 11:06 AM
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    04-12-2006 05:13 AM Go to last post
  10. It's Dad's fault, says the DDIY generation

    By David Derbyshire, Consumer Affairs Editor (Filed: 11/04/2006) Basic domestic skills that were commonplace a generation ago are vanishing, with one in four people under the age of 30 now unable to change a plug. Blaming a lack of time and poor training from their parents, half of all young...

    Started by OpenMind, 04-11-2006 11:03 AM
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  11. It's too soon, say tearful audiences at Sept 11 film trailer

    It's too soon, say tearful audiences at Sept 11 film trailer By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles (Filed: 04/04/2006) A trailer for the first big screen dramatisation of the September 11 terrorist attacks has prompted angry and emotional responses from American audiences and been pulled from at...

    Started by OpenMind, 04-04-2006 03:45 PM
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    04-05-2006 06:41 PM Go to last post
  12. School on the internet?

    I have heard things about this concept. What does everyone think? As I have stated in another thread, the school system we have now is a huge drain, and I think obsolete. Why not just go back to home schooling and use the internet?

    Started by Scrat, 03-18-2006 09:02 AM
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    04-01-2006 10:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Taxpayers forced to fill hole in MPs' pensions

    Taxpayers forced to fill hole in MPs' pensions By George Jones and Edmund Conway (Filed: 31/03/2006) MPs are to be protected at taxpayers' expense from the pensions crisis that is blighting the retirement of millions of people, the Government announced yesterday. The parliamentary pension fund...

    Started by OpenMind, 04-01-2006 02:32 AM
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    04-01-2006 06:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Winston Churchill On Muslims

    "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture,...

    Started by Lon, 03-24-2006 12:44 AM
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    03-24-2006 03:39 AM Go to last post
  15. Elderly must repay £130m in pension credit fiasco

    Elderly must repay £130m in pension credit fiasco By Toby Helm and Stephanie Condron (Filed: 10/03/2006) Tens of thousands of elderly people who receive money through pension credits face having to pay part of it back to the Treasury because of overpayment blunders, the Tories claimed last...

    Started by OpenMind, 03-10-2006 03:30 PM
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    03-19-2006 10:58 AM Go to last post
  16. Slave Generation.

    I always wonder about things like this. Personally I think it's a symptom of the "free market" gone awry. Here at the University of Washington the dean makes $500,000 a year plus room and board (this includes his car) and whatever speaking fees ect he can get. He is being paid what he is...

    Started by Scrat, 03-15-2006 07:46 AM
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  17. Spy in the sky will help police keep an eye on drivers

    Spy in the sky will help police keep an eye on drivers By David Millward, Transport Correspondent (Filed: 14/03/2006) High-powered cameras capable of reading number plates from several thousand feet up have been bought by five police forces. Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, South Yorkshire, Greater...

    Started by OpenMind, 03-14-2006 03:32 PM
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    03-17-2006 01:46 PM Go to last post
  18. 27 Charged in International Online Child Pornography Ring

    27 Charged in International Online Child Pornography Ring By GRETCHEN RUETHLING (http://query.nytimes.com/search/query?ppds=bylL&v1=GRETCHEN RUETHLING&fdq=19960101&td=sysdate&sort=newest&ac=GRETCHEN RUETHLING&inline=nyt-per) Published: March 16, 2006 CHICAGO, March 15 — Federal and...

    Started by OpenMind, 03-16-2006 12:28 PM
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    03-17-2006 03:32 AM Go to last post
  19. Iowa's Residency Rules Drive Sex Offenders Underground

    Iowa's Residency Rules Drive Sex Offenders Underground By MONICA DAVEY (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/d/monica_davey/index.html?inline=nyt-per) Published: March 15, 2006 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa...

    Started by OpenMind, 03-15-2006 03:11 PM
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    03-16-2006 12:34 PM Go to last post
  20. Black White - The TV Series

    Black White (http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/blackwhite/main.html)is a new series that starts Next Wednesday, March 8, on FX. Who plans to watch it? What do you expect? LINK (http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/blackwhite/main.html)

    Started by Accountable, 03-01-2006 04:39 PM
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    03-16-2006 11:02 AM Go to last post

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