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Old 12-30-12, 03:09
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Lights to be turned off in France to save money and show 'sobriety' - Daily Mail

Quite disturbing plan.
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I think this is a excellent plan. It will encourage lots of people to go out at night and use the cover of darkness to commit crimes. Save on electricity costs, pay for more police to control the chaos that the ensues.
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I think this is a excellent plan. It will encourage lots of people to go out at night and use the cover of darkness to commit crimes. Save on electricity costs, pay for more police to control the chaos that the ensues.
I don't see what the problem is with implementing measures to reduce the wasteful consumption of energy. It doesn't mean total darkness either, for example in the town where I live only every second street light is left on after 11 PM, it is still light enough to see.

Despite what some think, energy pollutes no matter what the source so we have to look for ways to reduce. For once the Holland government is doing something intelligent!
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I don't see what the problem is with implementing measures to reduce the wasteful consumption of energy. It doesn't mean total darkness either, for example in the town where I live only every second street light is left on after 11 PM, it is still light enough to see.

Despite what some think, energy pollutes no matter what the source so we have to look for ways to reduce. For once the Holland government is doing something intelligent!
Well for this activity it is "lights out" and people would have to carry torches. That means pretty much total darkness and is very extreme but I wouldn't expect anything less from a socialist like Hollande.
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election year!!!!! Booyah!!!!!
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You have to pay anyway you work it. Might as well just pay the danelaw, jizya, extortion, or whatever it is. It's not like paying for guns and court cases is any cheaper.
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ALP begins the year with a gaffe from Macklin...they really can't help themselves.
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Only a complete moron would say something like that. Shows you how out of touch they are. Unemployed people that can't get into housing commission have to share expenses with others and it's still a struggle with utilities prices etc..... otherwise they are living on the streets or out of a car, and she is supposed to be the federal minister.
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Only a complete moron would say something like that. Shows you how out of touch they are. Unemployed people that can't get into housing commission have to share expenses with others and it's still a struggle with utilities prices etc..... otherwise they are living on the streets or out of a car, and she is supposed to be the federal minister.
Personally, I would raise the initial payments that someone receives when on the dole but have it at that level for a shorter time, unless sufficient effort has gone into finding a job and that means more than the current criteria requires. I would also have the work for the dole scheme immediately for someone who has just started receiving dole payments (i.e. likeit was in Howard Govt) and not after a year like it is now.

In saying this, the $35 per day statement does not take into consideration that similar people receive benefits for rent and utilities from the Government. Also, being on the dole is not suppose to allow someone their current lifestyle to remain but rather force them to make financial changes as well, so that they are obliged to find a job.
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One of the upshots of the 'Fiscal Cliff' is that you can hear loads of American government officials talking about money, which always makes for hilarious listening, because of their over-the-top accent and tone of voice .

"SIR, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS A FEDERAL RESERVE FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND.."
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