Page 9 of 13 FirstFirst ... 7891011 ... LastLast
Results 81 to 90 of 125

Thread: EU voting on working week opt-out

  1. #81
    Human 2.0
    Maximus Zeebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Western Europe
    Last Seen
    09-07-17 @ 10:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    6,568

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    He was talking of EU law, but in the other thread he posted an example of why it's necessary for Norway due to housing prices. I haven't done ample job of keeping the two threads separate in my arguments, since for all practical purposes they are the same.
    Due to all prices and the pressure on people and the competition between them.. No one in Norway do anything but work.. Everyone is angry and uptight and have time for nothing. Thats the reason I moved away from it, and the fact that the polticians are ****ty and we are not part of the EU which makes things difficult.. They sell the same food in all different stores at the same prices, all Norwegian made monopoly food.. Everything is limited in choice and highly expensive. A car for example costs the same as 3 of the same car in any European country.. I don't smoke nor do I drink often, but I pity the people in Norway who do, because a pack of cigs cost more than 10 and a glass of beer in the pub cost 7ish .. Everything is expensive, no one can afford to not work overtime in Norway which is a step further from England which is headed in the same general direction.
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

  2. #82
    Human 2.0
    Maximus Zeebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Western Europe
    Last Seen
    09-07-17 @ 10:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    6,568

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Norway isn't part of the EU anyway, fortunately for them.
    Have you lived there? Its very unfortunate. Why DO you think a person who grew up in a non-EU country is such a big supporter of the EU after living in several EU countries for half a decade? And the country I moved from is supposedly the richest country in the world.. tss.
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

  3. #83
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I live in Spain though.. I do just damn fine.. Jogging around here on the beach in the morning, going to job around 12, then back around 8 in the evening, and can choose to hit the nightclubs or just chill at home with some random lady. Then I have the 3 day weekend which feels like a vacation every week. Did I mention that the average temperature here is 20 degrees Celsius and that most days are sunny and the ocean warm to swim in? And the ladies they are tan and happy, not pale and tight.

    How about you?
    I live in Colorado, the greatest State in the entire Republic. Hardly ever too hot, hardly ever too cold (though last Monday when I left for work it was -7 F outside or -22 C for people whom use Celsius...damned cold). Mountains and lakes and all sorts of fun canyons for motorcycling. I'm a grad student, spend tons of time doing physics. But I afforded a car and a motorcycle, and have lots of time to go to the bars with friends despite my "slavish" hours. I do some amount of work 7 days a week, but have plenty of time for WoW and friends and family and bars; so it's great. Plus the chicks here are all pretty hot, and none of them are so tanned that they look like skin cancer. If I believed in a god, I would say this was his country. Colorado is hands down one of the greatest places in the world to live.

    Plus we have snow, which is great...'cept it makes motorcycling maybe not so much possible.
    Last edited by Ikari; 12-19-08 at 08:37 PM.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  4. #84
    Human 2.0
    Maximus Zeebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Western Europe
    Last Seen
    09-07-17 @ 10:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    6,568

    joke Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    though last Monday when I left for work it was -7 F outside or -22 C

    You LEFT work? Wow... Did you have time for THAT? REALLY?

    Ahh, you left FOR work.. Now I understand.. Of course you did.. But your house is pretty close to work.. Yes?
    Last edited by Maximus Zeebra; 12-19-08 at 08:43 PM.
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

  5. #85
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Mine is yes, but I also drove. I wasn't about to walk in that. My beard froze almost immediately upon walking outside. That was just one day, it's settled into the 30's for now (near 0 C). That's not too bad at all.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  6. #86
    Dorset Patriot
    Wessexman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Sydney, Australia(but my heart is back in Dorset.)
    Last Seen
    10-17-17 @ 04:17 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    8,468

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    They probably have to adopt the law though, we are in the EEC which makes my country adopt 90ish % of EU laws. But we do not enjoy many of the greatest benefits because of our damn need to be "sovereign" and decide on stupid things ourself. Yuk..

    The day Norway become a member of the EU I will move back.
    Mmmm nothing like the smell of treason in the morning.
    "It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

  7. #87
    Dangerous Spinmaster
    RightOfCenter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    South Dakota
    Last Seen
    04-14-12 @ 04:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,736

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I think its a human right not to be exploited by companies and to not have slavish work hours.

    Much European Union work is about protecting the people from exploitation by companies, groups, units, government and so on.. The European Union operates with high weight on the best human rights in the world, which we have.
    You didn't answer my question. Are unions and workers in Europe so weak or stupid that they cannot negotiate their own contracts?
    Quote Originally Posted by SWM
    I never thought infanticide could be so delicious.

  8. #88
    Dangerous Spinmaster
    RightOfCenter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    South Dakota
    Last Seen
    04-14-12 @ 04:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,736

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I can, its not about me, what about the weak? Should they have no protection? Ohh,yes I am talking to an American, lets throw veteran wheel chaired soldiers onto the streets instead of helping the weak of the society like the "insane Europeans" do.
    This isn't even about welfare. This is about people that can work to take care of themselves and aren't allowed to by the government.

    OBVIOUSLY the government needs to limit work hours because its a huge problem in several societies, especially Britain, but also partly Scandinavia and obviously the US.. But let the market take care of you over there, in the end you will all work 100 hour weeks and take pills to avoid sleeping.. Thats your fantasy world..
    Who is doing this? Show me a person in the US or anywhere else that is being forced by a company to work 100 hours a week.
    Quote Originally Posted by SWM
    I never thought infanticide could be so delicious.

  9. #89
    Dangerous Spinmaster
    RightOfCenter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    South Dakota
    Last Seen
    04-14-12 @ 04:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    4,736

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Due to all prices and the pressure on people and the competition between them.. No one in Norway do anything but work..
    Because the government takes all their money and they need to work that much to have a decent standard of living.

    Everyone is angry and uptight and have time for nothing.
    Because the government takes all their money and they need to work that much to have a decent standard of living.

    Thats the reason I moved away from it, and the fact that the polticians are ****ty
    You weren't getting enough free stuff in fucking Norway?
    Quote Originally Posted by SWM
    I never thought infanticide could be so delicious.

  10. #90
    Human 2.0
    Maximus Zeebra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Western Europe
    Last Seen
    09-07-17 @ 10:19 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    6,568

    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Mine is yes, but I also drove. I wasn't about to walk in that. My beard froze almost immediately upon walking outside. That was just one day, it's settled into the 30's for now (near 0 C). That's not too bad at all.
    Too far to walk for a scientist who have no time to exercise? I guess you would have been exhausted beyond recovery then for walking a few hundred meters to work?
    I like it cold sometimes, Norway, one of my two countries of origin is damn cold at times, never prevented me from walking.

    I actually try to always walk rather than just sit in a car, keep things natural..

    You as a physicist, can you answer this please...?

    For humans whom can move naturally around 3-10km/h with an increased amount of strain and pain the faster and longer they go, then what are the actual side effects and possible effects of human beings driving?(sitting still at 60-100km/h).. They pass through an enormous amounts of atoms in that time and with no strain or pain, but are there actual side effects that we havent started seeing yet in human evolution? Does it break down cells? Does it damage fragile brain tissue? Does it damage organs and lead to shorter lives? All these things.. or does it have no effect at all?

    I have been thinking about this for some time, I can clearly see how angry people who drive cars instead of walking and running are, how tense they can be and how lazy and out of shape they turn out.. There are many aspects to this thing, but please, as a physicist, the amounts of atoms, the speed of movement vs strain and pain and lack of it.. ?? Dont you think there is a reason(beyond the biological) for the added pain and strain of moving say 10km/h on foot rather than 3km/h? Any beast that move beyond 60km/h has a totally different physique and biology and would probably handle moving the same speed without strain worse?
    Last edited by Maximus Zeebra; 12-20-08 at 09:15 AM.
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

Page 9 of 13 FirstFirst ... 7891011 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •