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benefit claims are a human right and mcdees corners the fries market at olympics

I must go out before more rain and clip hedges. Again.  I can’t believe how fast things grow in the rain forest called England.

OK about this post.
I have nothing against charity or lending a helping hand when I can.  I should put that in past tense as many things have changed since the wife and I were a part of the everyday American workforce.  When we were both young and gainfully employed, the wife gave 10% to charity.  So I have no cheapskate problem with help for those in need.  Hey, once upon a time I was there but had the good fortune to have family support (paid back every single dime) and worked more then one job.  Once I felt the humiliation of actually collecting unemployment for a short period.  And btw, back then they really did check on you.  So I drove a taxi (hated it) and when I wasn’t doing that I worked in a metal scrap yard. Early day in yard and late plus evenings on the taxi. Tiring.
It never, ever would have dawned on me in those far away years, that being on the dole (never was) or even unemployment was some sort of divine right.  Certainly never thought in terms of a human and civil “right.”

My, my how times have changed.  Take a look.


The human right to claim benefits: Jobless could sue for better payments under controversial plan

· Experts are considering whether Labour’s Human Rights Act should include socio-economic rights
· Job-seekers could take the Government to court if ministers failed to provide minimum standard of living
By JAMES SLACK

Human rights law will be extended to include the right to claim benefits and enjoy a comfortable standard of living courtesy of the taxpayer under plans unveiled last night.

A Government panel of experts is considering whether Labour’s Human Rights Act – which is already hugely controversial – should be extended to include so-called ‘socio-economic rights’.

This would allow the jobless to take the Government to court if ministers did not provide a minimum standard of living.
Earlier this week, a report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggested a family of four needed an income of almost £37,000 ($54,109.89) to have a satisfactory lifestyle.

Originally, the Prime Minister had pledged to scrap Labour’s Act and replace it with a UK Bill of Rights, which would stop the system being abused by criminals and those who refuse to work.

But, after being forced into a coalition with the Liberal Democrats he had to downgrade his pledge. Instead, he established the commission to decide the best way forward. Yesterday, despite deliberating for 15 months, the panel said it had not decided whether to recommend any change to the Act.

But it said that, if it did decide to opt for a Bill of Rights, it wanted to consider suggestions from the public and pro-human rights groups on whether to add on yet more ‘human rights’ which must be respected by Parliament and the courts.

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For the fun side of things I have this to offer.

For those who do not know.

* Americans:  French Fries

* Brits:  Chips

* Americans:  Potato Chips

* Brits:  Crisps

There will be no testing.

The Brits love their chips, but even my wife gags with dismay at the thought of chips served with lasagne.  I can not imagine that. Quick, get the Rolaids.

McDonald’s force Olympics bosses to ban all other restaurants from selling chips… unless they’re served with fish

· Hundreds of restaurants and food retailers expected to be affected
· Memo about the change said retailers don’t back the decision
· All British favourites must be served without chips - except for fish
By EMMA CLARK

Hundreds of food outlets at Olympic venues have been forced to take chips off the menu, because of a demand from sponsor McDonald’s.

Olympic chiefs have banned all 800 food retailers at the 40 Games venues across Britain from dishing up chips because of ‘sponsorship obligations.’

The only loophole in the agreement, announced in a memo to staff, is that chips can be served with fish - safeguarding Britain’s most famous dish.

But is seems the bosses have predicted an outrage about the decision, emphasising that the move was not backed by the food retailers.

The memo reads: ‘Due to sponsorship obligations with McDonalds, Locog have instructed the catering team they are no longer allowed to serve chips on their own anywhere within the Olympic park.

‘The only loophole to this is if it is served with fish.’
‘Please understand this is not the decision of the staff serving up your meals, who given the choice would gladly give it you however they are not allowed to.

‘This is being escalated through to the directors of L2012C and Locog and the IOC.
‘Please do not give the staff grief; this will only lead to us removing fish and chips completely.

‘Everyone has a right to work in a none abusive environment.’
Commercial partners Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Cadbury, Nature Valley and Heineken will be the only branded products sold at the games.

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And here’s pretty much what touched off a bit of bother on the subject.

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OH WHOOPS, WRONG PHOTO. LOL

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