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by Catweazle
Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: PCS Budget Day Strike
Replies: 22
Views: 829

Re: PCS Budget Day Strike

Unions looking after the poorest? Really? Then why do they charge financially overburdened members union subs? Why don't they fund soup kitchens for the homeless instead of funding the Labour party? Something doesn't smell right here... Why is it that some of the 'poorest' have Satellite TV, mobile ...
by Catweazle
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Unison Pay Rise Consultation
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Unison Pay Rise Consultation

Thanks, Minx- good to see that some on here live in the real world rather than a utopianistic one :slsm: Big Brother- I think you're being a bit too negative here. But I agree with you about those being out of work should never be better off than those in work. That's why I think this new benefit sh...
by Catweazle
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: What really annoys you about the job
Replies: 70
Views: 2391

Re: What really annoys you about the job

I think Minx hit the nail on the head- the emphasis should be about what we CAN do and not about what we CAN'T do. Too many of us seem to forget that our main purpose is to be a visible presence. Criminals hate seeing us out and about. Most law abiding people feel reassured by seeing us- even if mos...
by Catweazle
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Unison Pay Rise Consultation
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Unison Pay Rise Consultation

A 3% rise would be nice, of course. But why not a 10% rise, or 20%? Hey, let's go for 50%. Just print more money as Mugabe's government did in Zimbabwe- and we'll all be trillionaires within a few years! I really think it is nothing short of recklessness to even talk of rises at this time. Yes, if I...
by Catweazle
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Front door
Topic: Police officer used criminal intelligence system...
Replies: 21
Views: 892

Re: Police officer used criminal intelligence system...

Xbob- I think TBC was just being honest. We all "break the rules" in one way or another. I'm sure there are many PCSOs as well as PCs who go a bit beyond- including gloing on flat roofs and suchlike. In many cases, those who go stricly by the book at all times in all circumstances can also get into ...
by Catweazle
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Police officer used criminal intelligence system...
Replies: 21
Views: 892

Re: Police officer used criminal intelligence system...

In training, it is made clear that computer mis-use is unacceptable, and subject to disciplinary action. This guy would have known that, so there are no excuses. Bert- About TCB, I hope he's still around, he made some of the more interesting posts on here. I think we need a broader rather than narro...
by Catweazle
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Tenth anniversary for Northamptonshire's pioneering PCSOs
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Tenth anniversary for Northamptonshire's pioneering PCSO

10 years of PCSOs... A milestone that deserves celebration- and it's a good indicator that the role of PCSO has become entrenched into British policing. A true link between the regular police and the community/communities. I think that the powers-that-be would be foolish to get rid of PCSOs and SNT/...
by Catweazle
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Unison Pay Rise Consultation
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: Unison Pay Rise Consultation

I think we would be foolish to even think about asking for a pay rise in the current climate. Those of us that still have our jobs should be thankful for that- and we should set an example by doing our jobs to the best of our ability. Let's not be tempted by reckless calls for wage rises from milita...
by Catweazle
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: POSITIVE THOUGHT
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: POSITIVE THOUGHT

The Big Cheese? That's a company that produces mouse traps... not to mention rat traps, rodent poison, etc.

So, I guess it could be seen as a positive thought once you've got rid of your resident rodent...
by Catweazle
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Definition of Racism
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Definition of Racism

I can't help wondering what the FULL story (from BOTH sides) behind all this (and similar incidents) is. These days, if an individual makes a nasty comment (particularly if it's racial or 'homophobic') in a moment of anger, can it really be true that that individual is condemned for life? (I refer t...
by Catweazle
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Entire police team sacked for playing poker and backgammon..
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Entire police team sacked for playing poker and backgamm

Bluecopper- Thanks for the update. It seems that some things were just so blatant. It's not easy to believe that some PCSOs can get themselves involved in this type of thing- and I think none of us want to believe it. But, as this case shows, it takes a small minority to do so much damage to the vas...
by Catweazle
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Entire police team sacked for playing poker and backgammon..
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Entire police team sacked for playing poker and backgamm

Thanks Bert, I guess what I should have emphasisesd is the word 'bullying'. Some people could easily be in a position where they feel they have no-one to turn to and the risk of speaking up would cause them no end of problems. Yes, it could be that an innocent party will notice that something is goi...
by Catweazle
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Front door
Topic: Entire police team sacked for playing poker and backgammon..
Replies: 29
Views: 1211

Re: Entire police team sacked for playing poker and backgamm

Corruption of one sort of another is everywhere, unfortunately. I really wonder what the truth is in this situation. I find it hard to believe that an entire SNT team of 7 were equally guilty and corrupt as if they're all clones. I strongly believe that in a team of 7 there will be the hardest worki...
by Catweazle
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Off topic satellite
Topic: go to Mars, but .... don't come back
Replies: 28
Views: 11409

Re: go to Mars, but .... don't come back

'Go to Mars, don't come back'? Hmmmm... Let's send Gordon Brown, Tony and Cherie Blair, Neil and Glenys Kinnock, Bob Crow, Diane Abbott and Ed Miliband along with 32 Human 'Rights' lawyers to the red planet (it's even Labour's colour). They won't need policing, and they'll be free to introduce as ma...
by Catweazle
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Basement HQ
Topic: Union Jack badge ban yet again?
Replies: 33
Views: 4058

Re: Union Jack badge ban yet again?

Bluecopper- Glad to hear it... although the only complaints we'd be likely to get would come from sad, politically 'correct' beings who simply have no life...