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Arron S
Gallente
Soviet Directorate of Eve
Posted - 2007.06.11 00:13:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Arron S on 11/06/2007 00:14:23
Edited by: Arron S on 11/06/2007 00:12:54
Ok.. So like I really dislike alot of the people that live in my city.. Why? most of them are dumbasses...

to start with my city has like 72,000 people living in it...

When they were building the new hospital and they were building the access road to the Hospital so that ambulances can get into the hospital faster(The area that the hospital is located in has really bad traffic, its being built next to the current one)... So you think most people in the town would be ok with it as it would improve hospital service. No.. A pile of people started to protest the access road because it was taking away "Green Space" and started to block aid it when it was being builtRolling Eyes.

Also, the same group that protests that is also protests any kind of big Business from comming into this city, such as factory's, Waste to energy plants and places that pay more then 8 dollars an hour, its not just people who are protesting, a large company that owns a lot of the land here also protests them from comming and trys to get them barred, Because they want the land to they can build old age homes on it for the retired.

The other thing is people think that big are going to "destroy" the small business in the city. Thing is, this city has a high poverty rate to start with and most people can't afford to shop at main street business(A lot of people can't make ends meet working a part time job at minimum wage, at jobs these green movement support), also the city has high unemployment as well. Since people are barely making enough to make ends meet they are kinda forced to shop at wal-mart

ALot of these people who are protesting these things are retired from high-paying Unionized Jobs or are people who attended the local University(A lot of the profs there organize the protests as well, I guess life is good when you make 100,000 dollars a year><)

So this has been left the city in a bad state, There are very few big business comming to this city or being allowed to set up shop. The ones that are here are either leaving, or down sizing their operations. The GE here plant thats here has gone from 11,000+ employees to around 1500 over the past few decades, and has not been producing as much as they use to(Last big thing they made there were Reactor cores for CANDU reactors back in the 70's)

In conclusion, I am leaving this city when I am done with college, Not staying in a city where I will be unable to find decent work(as they arnt coming here because of people complaining) to pay off my student loans and make a decent living. If something like this to starting to happen in your city, I would strongly recommend stopping it from happening, because in the end your city will die out.

Marquis Dean
Caldari
Indigo Fade
Posted - 2007.06.11 00:29:00 - [2]
 

My university closed the library for 2 months to build a new entrance, at the cost of 25,000. Previously the entrance had been on the first floor (the one above the ground floor Yanks) and was basically a large staircase.

2 months and a new BMW later, there is basically a large staircase, maybe slightly steeper. But now there's new doors at the top so that people in wheelchairs can press a button and the doors open automatically, instead of them having to push/ask for help.

People in wheelchairs who managed to negotiate the 44 steps of the staircase unaided.


We're trying to get the Vice Chancellor fired now, she just got an inflation-busting 31.7% pay rise, from 176K/year to over 240K. She's been here 5 years, and Keele has slid 60% of the way down the league tables and is 1.9million in debt.

I hate the UK.

Patch86
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2007.06.11 00:52:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Marquis Dean
My university closed the library for 2 months to build a new entrance, at the cost of 25,000. Previously the entrance had been on the first floor (the one above the ground floor Yanks) and was basically a large staircase.

2 months and a new BMW later, there is basically a large staircase, maybe slightly steeper. But now there's new doors at the top so that people in wheelchairs can press a button and the doors open automatically, instead of them having to push/ask for help.

People in wheelchairs who managed to negotiate the 44 steps of the staircase unaided.


We're trying to get the Vice Chancellor fired now, she just got an inflation-busting 31.7% pay rise, from 176K/year to over 240K. She's been here 5 years, and Keele has slid 60% of the way down the league tables and is 1.9million in debt.

I hate the UK.



Which Uni?

Marquis Dean
Caldari
Indigo Fade
Posted - 2007.06.11 01:31:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Patch86
Originally by: Marquis Dean
My university closed the library for 2 months to build a new entrance, at the cost of 25,000. Previously the entrance had been on the first floor (the one above the ground floor Yanks) and was basically a large staircase.

2 months and a new BMW later, there is basically a large staircase, maybe slightly steeper. But now there's new doors at the top so that people in wheelchairs can press a button and the doors open automatically, instead of them having to push/ask for help.

People in wheelchairs who managed to negotiate the 44 steps of the staircase unaided.


We're trying to get the Vice Chancellor fired now, she just got an inflation-busting 31.7% pay rise, from 176K/year to over 240K. She's been here 5 years, and Keele has slid 60% of the way down the league tables and is 1.9million in debt.

I hate the UK.



Which Uni?


Keele University, Staffordshire, UK.

FireFoxx80
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2007.06.11 09:30:00 - [5]
 

The stupidity of senior management at UK universities, never ceases to amaze me.

(University staff grunt)

Chronus26
Team Laser Explosion
Molotov Coalition
Posted - 2007.06.11 09:42:00 - [6]
 

My old High-school badly needs rebuilt. The building (built in the 60s) is really crummy, and is becoming near-impossible to maintain. The school spent years persuading the local council to invest money into building a new school, and finally last year they agreed. Planning work started soon after and a site for the new building had to be chosen.

The area around the school is almost all houses at the moment, apart from 1 large public park + golf course. The Council proposed to use HALF the park for the new School Building, and the rest would remain as a park. Quite honestly it is the only option there is to choose from.

But no, the locals are outraged at this idea! Apparently education of future generations isn't as important as having a place to walk there damn Dogs! More than a year on and they are still arguing about where to build the new School... I don't get where some people find there ideas...

Amarria Black
Clan Anthraxx
Posted - 2007.06.11 10:47:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Arron S
Edited by: Arron S on 11/06/2007 00:14:23
Edited by: Arron S on 11/06/2007 00:12:54
Ok.. So like I really dislike alot of the people that live in my city.. Why? most of them are dumbasses...

to start with my city has like 72,000 people living in it...

When they were building the new hospital and they were building the access road to the Hospital so that ambulances can get into the hospital faster(The area that the hospital is located in has really bad traffic, its being built next to the current one)... So you think most people in the town would be ok with it as it would improve hospital service. No.. A pile of people started to protest the access road because it was taking away "Green Space" and started to block aid it when it was being builtRolling Eyes.

Also, the same group that protests that is also protests any kind of big Business from comming into this city, such as factory's, Waste to energy plants and places that pay more then 8 dollars an hour, its not just people who are protesting, a large company that owns a lot of the land here also protests them from comming and trys to get them barred, Because they want the land to they can build old age homes on it for the retired.

The other thing is people think that big are going to "destroy" the small business in the city. Thing is, this city has a high poverty rate to start with and most people can't afford to shop at main street business(A lot of people can't make ends meet working a part time job at minimum wage, at jobs these green movement support), also the city has high unemployment as well. Since people are barely making enough to make ends meet they are kinda forced to shop at wal-mart

ALot of these people who are protesting these things are retired from high-paying Unionized Jobs or are people who attended the local University(A lot of the profs there organize the protests as well, I guess life is good when you make 100,000 dollars a year><)

So this has been left the city in a bad state, There are very few big business comming to this city or being allowed to set up shop. The ones that are here are either leaving, or down sizing their operations. The GE here plant thats here has gone from 11,000+ employees to around 1500 over the past few decades, and has not been producing as much as they use to(Last big thing they made there were Reactor cores for CANDU reactors back in the 70's)

In conclusion, I am leaving this city when I am done with college, Not staying in a city where I will be unable to find decent work(as they arnt coming here because of people complaining) to pay off my student loans and make a decent living. If something like this to starting to happen in your city, I would strongly recommend stopping it from happening, because in the end your city will die out.


You're from Durham, NC, aren't you?

Sounds like the kind of BS that goes on in Durham, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill... college kids depress the job market, University faculty gets paid so well they have no clue what a living wage actually is, and they scream bloody murder any time a tree gets cut down, or a for-profit business might actually open shop there.

Mtthias Clemi
Gallente
The Space Bastards
Posted - 2007.06.11 11:37:00 - [8]
 

Give me ten years, im coming to your city, buying all the land and turning it into one GIANT casino Very Happy

Ealiom
EAT THE POOR
Posted - 2007.06.11 14:14:00 - [9]
 

Edited by: Ealiom on 11/06/2007 14:13:05
I've been designing and building schools throughout Scotland for the past 2 1/2 years now and I have some whoppers when it comes to dumb people in positions of power.

1:
In an attempt to stop the building of a much needed school. The local residents decided to put there combined money together to buy a section of land that was to be used as heavy vehicle access. There plan was to stop the building by not allowing any vehicles to pass through. However this is a council project on council land.
After much protestng the council agreed to sell them the land but wanred them that building would still commence.
'Let them try' was one response.
The council then approached us asking for a re-design namely the moving of the school entrance and access.

The dumb locals now collectively own a totally useless patch of ground right next to the back of the school. Its currently in a horrible state of disarray as now one will maintain it.

2:
Throughout Scotland they are building mixed schools to eliminate bigotry(people should know what im talking about)
The schools are joined together though in actual fact you could draw a line down the centre and seperate them. Its crazy, but at least a step in the right direction.

During a meeting the to be headmasters of each aspect of the school voiced there various concerns. many were reasonable, however one man left me dumbstruck with his very serious problem.

'I'am concerned that our school name ------- is actually below the other school name on the signage. Is it not possible for our names to be either side by side or for our own name to be above theres.'Shocked

Eali looked at the man incredulously. I thought he was joking so I said 'You realise that we read the English language from left to right dont you, so again you would be the second name'
The mans face went scarlet, furious he hits the desk 'Well that settles it then our name WILL be above theres.'

I kid you not people, grown men in positions of power arguing on where there name will appear on the signs on the gates.

That sort of childish ignorance and backward stuborness does not sit well with me so I screwed him over, though I cant post how or i'd be in trouble Very Happy

3:
When it comes to buildings which are governed by many many tough laws and money men clutching tightly at there purse strings. Its not surprising when one or the other is compromised and by the heavens do these people grip there purse strings. There are tons of horror stories but id need a legal team to pour over everything I typed. Very Happy

Radgun
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2007.06.11 14:34:00 - [10]
 

block aid = blockade ?

Derovius Vaden
Posted - 2007.06.11 16:39:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Marquis Dean
My university closed the library for 2 months to build a new entrance, at the cost of 25,000. Previously the entrance had been on the first floor (the one above the ground floor Yanks) and was basically a large staircase.

2 months and a new BMW later, there is basically a large staircase, maybe slightly steeper. But now there's new doors at the top so that people in wheelchairs can press a button and the doors open automatically, instead of them having to push/ask for help.

People in wheelchairs who managed to negotiate the 44 steps of the staircase unaided.


We're trying to get the Vice Chancellor fired now, she just got an inflation-busting 31.7% pay rise, from 176K/year to over 240K. She's been here 5 years, and Keele has slid 60% of the way down the league tables and is 1.9million in debt.

I hate the UK.



Its not just the UK, in our Engineering building (University of Calgary) we have doors that let you walk out 20 feet into the air. Maintainence has them bolted shut, but someone was really smashed when they were drawing out the specs on our Engg. Blocks.

Azirapheal
Amarr
Ministry of War
Posted - 2007.06.11 18:38:00 - [12]
 

my high school had a stairway that stopped in a solid brick wall 3 feet up, now used as a janitors closet... turned out it would have cost more for them to take down the steps placed in error than just leave them.

and a swimming pool filled with concrete to protect mongoloids from falling in. (particularly bitter about that as i like to swim and do compete in swimming events)

ry ry
Heroes.
Merciless.
Posted - 2007.06.12 13:16:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Radgun
block aid = blockade ?

nah, bob geldof is getting a load of fading stadium bands to perform on the bit of land so nobody can build the road. Block Aid albums and merchandise available shortly.

charity will see about 25 pence of the proceeds. go sir bob!

Zalathar
Minmatar
Trannyz
Posted - 2007.06.12 14:05:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: ry ry
Originally by: Radgun
block aid = blockade ?

nah, bob geldof is getting a load of fading stadium bands to perform on the bit of land so nobody can build the road. Block Aid albums and merchandise available shortly.

charity will see about 25 pence of the proceeds. go sir bob!



woot! Which massively overpriced phoneline competiton do i have to call to get my free ticket?? Please tell me!

MassonA
Caldari
coracao ardente
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2007.06.12 21:24:00 - [15]
 

our maths block is falling down, its been in scaffolding for about a year, it cant be knocked down or anything because its a listed building..

despite the fact that the actual base of the building is crumbling away, and that its leaning to one side, the school cant do ****

Arron S
Gallente
Soviet Directorate of Eve
Posted - 2007.06.12 22:10:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Amarria Black
Originally by: Arron S
Edited by: Arron S on 11/06/2007 00:14:23
Edited by: Arron S on 11/06/2007 00:12:54
Ok.. So like I really dislike alot of the people that live in my city.. Why? most of them are dumbasses...

to start with my city has like 72,000 people living in it...

When they were building the new hospital and they were building the access road to the Hospital so that ambulances can get into the hospital faster(The area that the hospital is located in has really bad traffic, its being built next to the current one)... So you think most people in the town would be ok with it as it would improve hospital service. No.. A pile of people started to protest the access road because it was taking away "Green Space" and started to block aid it when it was being builtRolling Eyes.

Also, the same group that protests that is also protests any kind of big Business from comming into this city, such as factory's, Waste to energy plants and places that pay more then 8 dollars an hour, its not just people who are protesting, a large company that owns a lot of the land here also protests them from comming and trys to get them barred, Because they want the land to they can build old age homes on it for the retired.

The other thing is people think that big are going to "destroy" the small business in the city. Thing is, this city has a high poverty rate to start with and most people can't afford to shop at main street business(A lot of people can't make ends meet working a part time job at minimum wage, at jobs these green movement support), also the city has high unemployment as well. Since people are barely making enough to make ends meet they are kinda forced to shop at wal-mart

ALot of these people who are protesting these things are retired from high-paying Unionized Jobs or are people who attended the local University(A lot of the profs there organize the protests as well, I guess life is good when you make 100,000 dollars a year><)

So this has been left the city in a bad state, There are very few big business comming to this city or being allowed to set up shop. The ones that are here are either leaving, or down sizing their operations. The GE here plant thats here has gone from 11,000+ employees to around 1500 over the past few decades, and has not been producing as much as they use to(Last big thing they made there were Reactor cores for CANDU reactors back in the 70's)

In conclusion, I am leaving this city when I am done with college, Not staying in a city where I will be unable to find decent work(as they arnt coming here because of people complaining) to pay off my student loans and make a decent living. If something like this to starting to happen in your city, I would strongly recommend stopping it from happening, because in the end your city will die out.


You're from Durham, NC, aren't you?

Sounds like the kind of BS that goes on in Durham, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill... college kids depress the job market, University faculty gets paid so well they have no clue what a living wage actually is, and they scream bloody murder any time a tree gets cut down, or a for-profit business might actually open shop there.


I live in Peterborough, Ontario(Canada) the city its self has plently of parks and "Greenspace", most of it is located along the lake and river side. I find it ironic that most of the profs that make 100k+ a year live in big houses in the country side, that are built on farm land, and drive everywhere to get to the uni and buy food and such which has a large envirmental impact compaired to someone like me who lives in an apartment in the city, and is within walking distances of most places in town.

I can't say all the profs at the uni here are like that, one of them was our MP for 10+ years and did try to bring industry to this city.


 

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