Comments for en-gb 30 Sat 26 Jul 2014 12:51:42 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at U11204129 Oh dear' another mistake for me to correct.On Wednesday's Glass Box I said'And whilst he's [the Chancellor] at it, he should change the National Debt target, otherwise where is the spending to come from to stop bread queues and hunger marches, all over again?'Smart, but wrong.The rule he should change is the amount taken in tax.As Ken said, all our problems stem from the refusal to raise the top rate of tax.We don't need the financial system, to collapse before deciding to replace it y'know.An administered planned system of resource evaluation and allocation would not only be more equitable and more stable, it would also be run by people who would be accountable to us.A democratic system responsible to the majority! Oh, bliss!24. Must be the BOOZE making you scroll so much.White Rat later on that Wednesday blog.You just don't seem to get it, in my book. Consult Wikipedia more. This time, on Keynes and the 'animal spirits'.The point is that in a crisis, and when one is being crated, problems that in other times would seem tractable, are regarded as insurrmontable. Which they have to be if we're to have a nice little crisis at all.The US govt. seems to be trying to solve this crisis. Markets then look like play things for the rich that governments provide and supervise. In unfettered markets an inevitable accumulation of power results in monopolies. In a planned system the power is exercised by administrators responsible to majority opinion. Fri 18 Jul 2008 10:14:44 GMT+1 Amanda Lewis Hello, Thursday's editor here, Thanks for your interest in the programme on this and other threads. Its hard to know how to report crime statistics in a useful way but I hope you found Mark Easton's contribution enlightening. I'd hoped the discussion which followed would focus on the influence legislators have on crime rates. But, such is the nature of live interviews, the conversation moved away from that. We'll continue to pursue the fallout from the SATS tests story - perhaps looking at what it might mean for England's school league tables. Eddie was a bit upset with me for dropping an interview on the International Space Station as. He'd written a special. Introduction. to . It. for you. Fri 18 Jul 2008 10:11:46 GMT+1 David_McNickle Thunderbird 22, It's amazing how many people claim to have accidentally seen a bit of Big Brother. I've never seen any of them, accidentally or on purpose. I do, however, go to a pub that has barmaid who looks like Jade Goody (seen her in the Indy). I told her so and she hit me. Fri 18 Jul 2008 09:49:38 GMT+1 David_McNickle pmLeader 11, Scroll, scroll, scroll..... Fri 18 Jul 2008 09:45:02 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 Nice box!!!! Fri 18 Jul 2008 03:19:04 GMT+1 Thunderbird I had the misfortune to catch approximately five minutes of Big Brother tonight. I suggest everyone should do the same, then no one would ever ask why the country is in trouble Thu 17 Jul 2008 22:39:38 GMT+1 U11204129 Here's a thought for y'all.Let's assume that the Island Story model is true for crime. I have a global picture and a local picture. The global picture is exogenously given but altered to some (Bayesian) degree by changes in my local island story.And if crime is an attack on complacency, uncoolness etc, as it was classically for 'Angry Young Men', then.......the more the society is criticised or criticises itself, the less crime.The less self critical, the more complacent, the more crime. Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:40:27 GMT+1 Sid Not Celia. Delia. Obviously. Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:36:15 GMT+1 Sid Excellent prog. Highlights: Helen Suzman and Celia Derbyshire. Commended: SATs fiasco reporting. Thu 17 Jul 2008 21:29:01 GMT+1 U11204129 BOOZEGreat news! The Turkish rapporteur has recommended BOOZEthat the AKP be NOT banned!!BOOZEIt's not binding on the judges but it makes it harder for them BOOZEto abolish majority rule in Turkey.BOOZE.Have I invented alcoholicBOOZEShatnerian, or was this how BOOZEShatnerian was itself invented? HICC (BOOZE) UP.'Like thish I wiss hish blogsh were longer'. Thu 17 Jul 2008 18:49:13 GMT+1 iceSegillar What is the point of broadcasting if it obscures what is under discussion or whatever, if it fails to communicate properly?Why was the reading of a feeble exam answer done by someone who cannot speak decent English?Result, I was left with very little idea of what had been written. The better answer wasn't much better being gabbled as was the other reading. Thu 17 Jul 2008 18:30:24 GMT+1 Thunderbird Oh and another thing.....I wish the American marked my 11+. maybe I could of got into the school of my choice?Did anyone hear John (attack-dog) Humphrey's give the Women a far too easy time this morning about the exam fiasco? Thu 17 Jul 2008 18:29:12 GMT+1 Thunderbird To change the subject and give everyone something to think about.Why do MP's have such a long summer break? In the old day, very old days it was because they was all land owners and needed the time for harvest but that isn't the case anymore. Maybe it is to give plenty of time to look around John Lewis Thu 17 Jul 2008 18:13:32 GMT+1 Otter Very interesting piece relating to the crime statistics, especially Mark Easton's analysis.We need more of this style of rational and measured journalism.Best Regards,Otter Thu 17 Jul 2008 17:56:11 GMT+1 steelpulse Number 12 - I wish you hadn't. Mentioned earworm. Those maggots foes in Doctor Who ALL THOSE years ago have just come back to me and all the RESULTING sleepless nights to ensure "no flies on me". An angler could have used any one of them them to catch Blue whales. Blue?Ten Green or blue bootles - hanging on the wall - ah me! Back to therapy! What is that buzzing noise? lol Thu 17 Jul 2008 17:24:36 GMT+1 needsanewnickname I also hugely enjoyed the Delia Derbyshire piece. Good stuff, Nigel.In fact an excellent programme; the mix of highly topical, piquant, thought-provoking and just plain quirky that makes PM a can't miss programme. Well done, Eddie, Amanda and team.Just one complaint: I will now have the 'real' Dr Who theme going round my head as an earworm for at least an hour. Thu 17 Jul 2008 17:05:32 GMT+1 U11204129 FTSE almost three percentage points up! The bears are shrinking.- outa sight!The crisis is over. We're 40 bn better off than yesterday. Feel the benefit?We're all saved.But, whats this? Some IMF soothsayer by numbers saying we're still in the woods - with the bears?These people seem to want a crisis. It seems to a sort of POLICY.Oh dear, back to sell, sell, sell, tomorrow!BOOZE(Did you notice the stuff about how Chinese workers are better off than they should be?)BOOZEThe crime figures. It's like economists' 'Island Stories'. There's the 'global' picture and there's what's going on on your very own 'island'. I bet people in low (high) crime areas think the national crime numbers are lower (higher) than those in high (low) crime places. Albeit all figures exaggerated.BOOZEWhen my paper gets sued successfully for lying, do I get free copies in compensation? (I don't like being lied to). Or should I expect dishonesty from the noble scribes?BOOZEThe word BOOZE is for when you sip the G and T if you find my posts too long. Thu 17 Jul 2008 17:01:12 GMT+1 justfloating Fiber WAN: Cisco "Disaster Recovery Planning", Appendix A.I quote:"Although most people immediately think of the physical sort of disaster, a cyber-disaster can be equally as devastating to a company's operations. Such an event, whether caused by external hackers or by a disgruntled employee, can leave computers and other IT equipment in place, but effectively inoperable."Known problem. Someone saving a little money and not having an audit by Cisco. The IT equivalent of throwing the someones car keys down the drain. If the owner does not have a spare set then (in US language): "shame on them". Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:56:17 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat On the Delia Derbyshire piece, it was lovely to hear the original Dr Who theme again. Was that final noisefest used by Kenny Everett? It sounded very familiar. Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:55:53 GMT+1 Dr_Hackenbush Swordfish? Alright, I give you three guesses. Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:55:27 GMT+1 Hugh_Z_Hackenbach It's shameful the way that successive governments have and continue to treat our children’s education. Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:49:22 GMT+1 needsanewnickname Excellent to hear from the splendid Helen Suzman.And her comments about Thabo Mbeki, too - hear, hear.Happy birthday, Madiba! Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:46:55 GMT+1 U11235707 The Robert Murat interview was good, but I'd like to know if the payout means the offending newspapers don't have to explain themselves? Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:35:22 GMT+1 Hugh_Z_Hackenbach No, I meant separate them ... its taking genetic engineering too far! Thu 17 Jul 2008 16:00:53 GMT+1 mittfh Hugh: The Border Collie looks hungry...(hint hint)... Thu 17 Jul 2008 15:52:47 GMT+1 Hugh_Z_Hackenbach Can someone do something about the mouse and toad please? Thu 17 Jul 2008 15:48:42 GMT+1 mittfh Hmmm....15 minutes to air and nobody's commented here yet?! It'll be interesting to hear how many of our random wibblings from the other threads make it onto the programme - or Friday letters.There. I've started the ball rolling. Thu 17 Jul 2008 15:47:13 GMT+1