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JLingz Dancing Feet

Formerly Djed the Red
BP posts record profits. Triple the amount from the same quarter last year.

In a time where people are skipping meals and freezing to death in their homes because it's so expensive, this is absolutely disgusting.

Not that I am sticking up for the big corporations but I am sure I read they lost something like $20billion through COVID, but that obviously doesn't have the same clout news wise as making money.

On the point about drinking, Brynn brings up a good point about the home bar/shed craze. Quite a few of the regulars down where I used to drink built home bars during COVID, so they just use those and invite their friends round. You don't get the same social aspect but it is a decent bit cheaper.
 

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Grenville Morris
Not that I am sticking up for the big corporations but I am sure I read they lost something like $20billion through COVID, but that obviously doesn't have the same clout news wise as making money.

On the point about drinking, Brynn brings up a good point about the home bar/shed craze. Quite a few of the regulars down where I used to drink built home bars during COVID, so they just use those and invite their friends round. You don't get the same social aspect but it is a decent bit cheaper.
It’s also like the predictable outcry when drug companies make profits out of medication or indeed vaccines.
People have no idea the colossal costs of bringing a drug from its initial stages to market. Ultimately the development of drugs is a capitalist endeavour (how many come from communist regimes?)
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
Pharmaceutical advancement in all major countries is the best, or worst depending on your perspective, example of privatising profits on the back of taxpayer investment. It's no coincidence that pharmaceutical companies have Govt, backed access to university research and development. Mates doing mates favours.

#justiceforthesacklers
 
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Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
Not that I am sticking up for the big corporations but I am sure I read they lost something like $20billion through COVID, but that obviously doesn't have the same clout news wise as making money.

On the point about drinking, Brynn brings up a good point about the home bar/shed craze. Quite a few of the regulars down where I used to drink built home bars during COVID, so they just use those and invite their friends round. You don't get the same social aspect but it is a decent bit cheaper.
20 billion wow. And that was probably only what the Tories gave their mates.

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Grenville Morris
Pharmaceutical advancement in all major countries is the best, or worst depending on your perspective, example of privatising profits on the back of taxpayer investment. It's no coincidence that pharmaceutical companies have Govt, backed access to university research and development. Mates doing mates favours.

#justiceforthesacklers
I’d like to see the evidence for that. Sure there is interplay between some aspects of university research work and companies like GSK, but by the same count those companies also tip money into supporting university departments and research streams.
I know for a fact that billions are staked by commercial companies into decade long development and research streams aimed at turning possible compounds into safe human treatments
 

GOBIAS

Steve Chettle
I presume as increasing workers wages will only fuel more inflation the big energy companies making record profits won’t be paying dividends for fear of adding to that problem 🤔
 

Lefkasman

Steve Chettle
I presume as increasing workers wages will only fuel more inflation the big energy companies making record profits won’t be paying dividends for fear of adding to that problem
Mick Lynch explained what was causing inflation quite well a few weeks ago. It wasn't wages. Mind you being a pensioner I m pretty much resigned to the fact that I'm fucked no matter what happens.
I may end up putting plan b into operation.

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Raymondo Ponte'

It's all about mid-table...
Mick Lynch explained what was causing inflation quite well a few weeks ago. It wasn't wages. Mind you being a pensioner I m pretty much resigned to the fact that I'm fucked no matter what happens.
I may end up putting plan b into operation.

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Ya wanna get bakta fukin werrrk 🤣
 

Phooey

Jack Armstrong
Mick Lynch explained what was causing inflation quite well a few weeks ago. It wasn't wages. Mind you being a pensioner I m pretty much resigned to the fact that I'm fucked no matter what happens.
I may end up putting plan b into operation.

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You need a lift to Dignitas?
 

Dogtits

#1 Forest fan in NA
Sounds like some people got some corporate cock in they mouth.

20 billion? that’s legit no sweat off their greedy nutsack.

Is that a good reason to price gouge? no.
 

Fitzcarraldo

Ian Storey-Moore
I’d like to see the evidence for that. Sure there is interplay between some aspects of university research work and companies like GSK, but by the same count those companies also tip money into supporting university departments and research streams.
I know for a fact that billions are staked by commercial companies into decade long development and research streams aimed at turning possible compounds into safe human treatments

Without being so bold in my assertion, research indicates that roughly half of total global investment in pharmaceutical R&D is public funding. The price for profiteers then taking-up research gains(?) - the transfer of intellectual property rights.
 

Otis Redd'un

Steve Chettle
So Johnson plans to pack the house of lords with his cronies before he leaves.
Yet another example of Johnson's shameless lying in terms of his electoral pledge to radically reduce the numbers, and how fundamentally fucking corrupt he is.

As for that self-serving fucking hypocrite, Paul Dacre, who routinely raged against the ever-increasing House of Lords when he edited the Daily fucking Mail; it’s a totally different story now he’s going to become one of Johnson’s beneficiaries of a peerage.
 
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GOBIAS

Steve Chettle
Yet another example of Johnson's shameless lying in terms of his electoral pledge to radically reduce the numbers, and how fundamentally fucking corrupt he is.

As for that self-serving fucking hypocrite, Paul Dacre, who routinely raged against the ever-increasing House of Lords when he edited the Daily fucking Mail; it’s a totally different story now he’s going to become one of Johnson’s beneficiaries of a peerage.
You just know that pissed **** nadine Dorries will be given a peerage before he goes.
 
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