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To think that government statistics are a load of bollocks

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mumsamilitant Sat 10-Sep-11 02:50:40

Tried to write this 3 times and got bombed out so very short version now.

DP is a firefighter.

They (the government) are trying to close stations etc according to their statistics.

Apparently, fire deaths are statistically at the minimum.

This is what really goes on.

If the person doesnt die on scene its not a fire death.

As in, if the person dies on the way to hospital - its not "counted" as a fire death.

If the person dies of smoke inhalation, burns etc. in hospital, guess what, its
not counted as a fire death.

Well blimey,that would lower the statistics now wouldnt it!

End of factual rant now.

Off to have last swig of gin (deep sigh) but have a lovely dark chocolate truffle calling me from fridge. Sod slimming world!

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 02:56:51

Yes, that sound a little shit, drink gin & inhale chocolate.

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 02:58:01

All stats are shite, really.

Really.

AgentZigzag Sat 10-Sep-11 03:02:26

They can churn out any old shite they like by just tweaking what question they ask.

mumsamilitant Sat 10-Sep-11 03:06:12

Too late! gobbled the chocolate, only 3 truffles though. Thanks for answering v political thread at this time of the morning.

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 03:12:10

S'ok - but are you saying the government is massaging the figures to enable cuts?

Because, you know, no government would ever do that.

Don't you?

mumsamilitant Sat 10-Sep-11 03:12:11

I was, and still am gobsmacked by it though. Whats next already happening we dont need any more bloody police on the streets. Ummmm. I hope but not really that the flipping olympics is a daed mn disaster. Who wanted it in the first place.

mumsamilitant Sat 10-Sep-11 03:13:56

sorry lap top keeps over typing

AgentZigzag Sat 10-Sep-11 03:22:12

With fire fighters though, the government have to be careful because of the emotional value most people hold about them.

<been watching too much fireman sam>

<ignores disgusting behaviour they're treated to on some estates>

mumsamilitant Sat 10-Sep-11 03:22:29

I dont really listen any more... Oh, stay abreast of current situations. Its all propaganda, all of it! very very awful. Im nearly 50 and am so sad by what is going on. Ok, Ive never seen myself as being a racist. We are totally bombarded now. Our beautiful England is no more. Blimey, need another truffle but will resist.

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 03:22:31

I read one of the most hideous government idiocies yesterday.

I could not believe it.

All politics now is foolish.

Really, I am uber political - but hate the fuckers.

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 03:23:36

Eat the truffle.

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 03:25:20

Jeysus (off topic), but could one of you tell me where I put my roach? (cigarette, nothing sinister)

AgentZigzag Sat 10-Sep-11 03:26:11

Which idiocy was it spiders?

mumsamilitant Sat 10-Sep-11 03:28:09

Yes, but the government also know this so they push them to such a degree that they want them to fall... for instance the last strike was held over the bomfire period. Firefighters had to stand down. what the public didnt know was they were all still near the station ready to go. they would never put the public in danger, its a vocation.

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 03:28:46

Ahh, nothing recent ZZ, last government, disbanded the Foreign Office Library that held the history & the original treaties of our government for the last 600 years.

Apparently, some of it turned up on Ebay.

Well done.

AgentZigzag Sat 10-Sep-11 03:29:43

Down the side of your tin spiders?

That or you've forgotten you've not sorted one yet grin

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 03:31:21

But I did know that Mums.

Did the government choose the strike date or the fire-fighters?

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 03:32:19

Found it - t'was where you said - thanks.

spiderslegs Sat 10-Sep-11 03:33:32

Am now smoking with alacrity

mumsamilitant Sat 10-Sep-11 03:36:18

Blimey. Apologies. I have tips if you want them or just use a bit of cardboard. Im pissed, and lap top overtyping

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sat 10-Sep-11 03:36:26

Your roach is most probably smouldering down the side of your highly flammable sofa, spiders.

If my guess is correct, I do hope you'll have the decency to expire while sitting on said sofa so that the stats for fire deaths will go through the roof and no fireman will be harmed by redundancy. grin

Anyone fancy a Gu choc & vanilla cheesecake and a Stella?

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sat 10-Sep-11 03:39:05

The sadly very few firefighters I've met have been seriously fit.

<<deeply envious of mums>>

<<considers hauling cat up to top of cedar tree ^again^>>

cornsylk Sat 10-Sep-11 03:39:41

I would like a stella.

mumsamilitant Sat 10-Sep-11 03:40:59

Blimey, glad you found it with guidance... Agent. hope your not a fucking spy.

Strike date was made by union but they knew that average bloke on the watch would never carry it out.

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