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Highlights from today's news. [Jul. 29th, 2009|12:15 pm]
Listen in, listen Ian!
British Airways decide that the way to get through the recession is to annoy their remaining customers a bit more. And then lie about it by pretending that a bag of nuts still counts as a meal1.

More health and safety gone mad in India.

Turbine factory latest. What I like about this story, is that they tried to end the sit-in by sacking the people doing it, despite the fact that they were going to get sacked anyway. So they effectively gave them the choice of coming out quietly and being sacked, or staying put and continuing to protest, and being sacked. That's sure to work isn't it?

1Soup and a sandwich. That's a meal.
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[User Picture]From: ultraruby
2009-07-29 11:18 am (UTC)
A least they got pizza whilst they were sitting in. That's got to soften the blow of a sacking, surely.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-07-29 11:26 am (UTC)
i just like the thought of the 15,000 hippies who were going to Big Green Gathering descending on the factory
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[User Picture]From: mrs_leroy_brown
2009-07-29 11:32 am (UTC)
Do you think just soup is not a meal, like Annoying Kenny from Seinfeld? Even if he crumbled crackers into it and it was a hearty soup?
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[User Picture]From: classytart
2009-07-29 05:22 pm (UTC)
I have a mental block on the soup = meal thing. I'm happy with just a sandwich, but just soup and I feel like I still need my dinner, even if I'm full. It's a mental block entirely.

But it's easier just to not bother with soup (am not that fussed about it), and just have the sarnie, than to re-train myself.
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[User Picture]From: pookee
2009-07-29 02:12 pm (UTC)
And then lie about it by pretending that a bag of nuts still counts as a meal.

Where have they done that? As far as I can see from that article, they're only defining the breakfast as a meal, everything else is snacks.
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2009-07-29 02:16 pm (UTC)
What I don't get is this: I've been flying short haul regularly with BA for the last 4 years or so and have only ever got a cuppa and a (really nice, best bit of the journey) cookie. So how is this new?
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