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What does the gov really think of the troops?
06-19-2012, 02:51 AM #1
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,375 Threads:681 Joined:Feb 2011
It would seem they have a general ğck 'em attitude towards them. (In this case it is the British government.)

Soldiers sacked days before pension date

Quote:They have raised suspicions that the Army, which has just axed 3,000 personnel, targeted a number who were within touching distance of generous lifelong pay outs.

“Enthusiasm and loyalty to the Army have been rewarded by the sack, purely on the grounds that a decent pension was due after 16 years of service,” Mr Witham said.

“The decision is not being made on the grounds of ability, experience or commitment, purely on cost. It would appear that capable, experienced and dedicated officers are being sacrificed.

His suspicions were further raised after 38 out of 50 of his son’s Sandhurst 1999 intake have been sacked. In the most recent round of redundancies announced last week the Army lost 300 officers in total, who are seen as they most combat experienced for generations.

Go figure.


Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
06-19-2012, 08:13 AM #2
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Generous lifelong payout after 18 years? Sure it's shabby to sack them right before their promised retirement but these are the kinds of promises that got the EU into so much trouble. Unsustainable unpayable and unrealistic. Worse, the ones doing the firing will certainly get their pensions.

The US is in rough shape too

In 2000, more than half of the states had their pensions 100 percent funded, but by 2010 only Wisconsin was fully funded, and 34 were below the 80 percent threshold—up from 31 in 2009 and just 22 in 2008. But that pales in comparison to the ridiculous spread between retiree health care liabilities of $660 billion and assets of, drum roll, $33 billion, or a funding shortage that is $627 billion, roughly 19 times the actual assets in the system! Just seven states funded 25 percent or more of their retiree health care obligations

06-19-2012, 10:50 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:40,718 Threads:1,523 Joined:Feb 2011
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.

06-19-2012, 04:09 PM #4
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
wild. was just reading this

Humpty has fallen off the wall.

o/t but strange coincidence
06-19-2012, 04:12 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,187 Threads:1,473 Joined:Feb 2011
13.gif Don't know what causes all these co-inky-dinks eggzactly, but it's no yoke they happen. coffeetime.gif

06-19-2012, 04:14 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:40,718 Threads:1,523 Joined:Feb 2011
(06-19-2012, 04:09 PM)Shadow Wrote:  wild. was just reading this

Humpty has fallen off the wall.

o/t but strange coincidence

That is weird... damned.gif

06-19-2012, 04:16 PM #7
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
hug.gif Octo hug.gif JR made me go blink.gif
06-19-2012, 04:20 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,187 Threads:1,473 Joined:Feb 2011
chuckle.gif That was a really great article Shadow, sums up the whole shït filled sock in one page. People have come to their senses here.

06-19-2012, 04:30 PM #9
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Al Gorerhythm comments

Quote:Goddamn sensationalist headline. I clicked to look thinking that the slimy little lizard like bastard had prematurely kicked it. I hate disappointments.

06-20-2012, 01:25 AM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,706 Threads:78 Joined:Feb 2011

is what the government thinks of the troops
- in a big, offensive imperialist army.
Always was, always will be.

Slightly different with governments of a small,
righteously homeland-defending army.

06-20-2012, 08:43 AM #11
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,262 Threads:230 Joined:Feb 2011
Some say the Wind blows stranger on those moments before a flood

Some say animals feel an earthquake days before it happens

Some, in some way, feel they can feel nothing at all

Some say,,,, far more than they should have

and sometimes, some have nothing at all to say.

Poo Bear on a Diet of Watermelon Rhines

Daffy Duck and Mr. Ed,, probably share the same bed

No other day
is like the day

you finally admit to yourself

there's something strange

it ain't in your head



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