Thinking outside the box

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  1. CitizenTID

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    You'd also either have to ask parents to support their kids (just sons?) another year, or the govt. would have to put up the funds to pay every new year group. How much that'd cost I have no idea.

    I do though think society would benefit hugely from the discipline and learning respect for one another and the country. If conscription was ever necessary again, we'd have a year head start on the enemy. Even a year national service would benefit health too and encourage young people to keep up exercise.
     
  2. Blue Maverick

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    What do long distance drivers do? They sleep in their trucks, also if you had large distribution centres the trucks could go there, like I said think out the box, the delays certainly wouldn't be due to the roads there's no fucker in them at night.
     
  3. jimharri

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    Why can't you do that at work? My mate does.
     
  4. bluemoon risin'

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    I take it you don't drive much on motorways at night. I've drove on the M6 and other main motorways at all hours. There are often more trucks than cars in the night.
     
  5. hilts

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    Precisely a lot of trucks do use the road at night but getting them all to do it and all the staff associated with it is unworkable
     
  6. hilts

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    That's what i thought and it was the end of my teaching career
     
  7. Chris in London

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    I would move taxes away from being income-related and towards being consumption-related. I would do it in a tax-neutral way so that your average family ends up paying the same amount of tax, but those with large armies of accountants who are able to minimise tax are suddenly required to pay a fair tax contribution that is based on what they spend rather than based on what they earn.

    In other words, if you imagine that all your income that is currently paid in tax at source by your employer was instead paid to you, but that taxes on the things you buy every day (petrol etc) were significantly higher so that the tax you saved by not paying income tax is equal the extra VAT you pay for goods and services. You would be no better and no worse off (in theory). The target would be the companies and individuals who massage their financial positions so that they minimise or avoid income and other similar taxes altogether. You can't avoid VAT - if you don't pay the VAT they won't sell you the petrol.
     
  8. bluemoon risin'

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    The A14 is often rammed with trucks destined for all parts of mainland UK. If we had a proper rail network, perhaps we could utilise the tracks with rail waggons to help ease road congestion.
     
  9. bluemoon risin'

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    I was waiting for a work colleague to arrive on site a few years ago. He text me saying he'd be about an hour late.

    I was bored and remembered I had a few adult DVD's in my laptop bag. I put one on and soon got aroused(none of that shit with big hairy German porno ' taches and dodgy 70s porno music)

    I was giving it the 5 knuckle shuffle ( like you do) and decided to put the laptop in the back of my van and go for it.

    The area was secluded so I thought nobody would disturb me, and on the vinegar stroke, I head - (Scottish accent) "morning mate, how ya doon?"

    A rather embarrassed "erm, fine thanks mate"... He clocked me saying "och, what ya doon there laddie?".... "erm, I'm having a wank, what does it look like?"

    Man fat drops all over the van.... He was disgusted and walked off.... Half an hour later I sheepishly offered to make him a brew. He accepted on seeing the semi skimmed milk lol.

    True tale.
     
  10. Kinkladze 1

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    Made me laugh
     

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