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Money for nothing – Thousands dead

Here’s an experiment for you to try:

Find a job that produces nothing of benefit to anyone.

Go to work:
Put in 45 minutes of mediocre work then have tea break. Do 45 more minutes of mediocre work then finish. Complain to anyone who’ll listen that it wasn’t your fault (conditions were bad etc).

Next:
See if your boss will pay you tens of thousands a day for working like this… and see how many of your companys competitors come offering you even more money for your labour if you join them… and are willing to pay your boss millions to get you.

Better still – ask for a huge bonus each time you actually turn up for work & do what you are expected to do.

Just wondering if there is any job where you could get away with this… ah… yes…

If medical, law enforcement, emergency services, armed services etc had a win/lose ratio like that of footballers, then the World would be less populated and in mourning a whole lot more. Shame these life savers & peace keepers in much needed professions don’t get even a fraction of a footballers pay.

You want Help for Heroes? Then for one month give them a footballers salary and give their salary to a footballer.


Radio Head and a Nordic “adventure”

This was the start of a less than interesting “adventure”.

Whilst out exercising my back with some Nordic Walking, and clocking up some more miles on the excellent LEKI speed pacer varios, I spotted a cable. Well, what harm could come from following it!!

I followed for a short distance, then noticed it went up into the trees, dug under pathways, and yet in other places it was just laying over dirt tracks. It wasn’t going to be kids, as it looked like it had taken some effort to position, so it must be military.

I finally found the end of it…but no answers to what it was for.

So I carried on walking. Eventually I came across a Land Rover with some troops setting up a radio station. After a quick chat I find that they are doing comms training. The cable was a telephone line about 1.5km long. I carried on walking, and as with buses, you find one military radio station and then three more come along. Every way I turned there were temporary comms masts. Eventually I came across a well hidden encampment which I presume was the base for the exercise. Very well hidden!

As I stand here writing, yet another comms mast is sprouting up behind me… All quite a diversion from my usual walk! I must carry on, as I think I hear a beach exercise going on at the lake. You don’t get this in publicly owned woodlands!


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