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Ford Prison Riot
Mon 3-Jan-11
12:20 am
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Tim
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Looking at the news tonight I saw the story of the riot at Ford Open Prison.  I was amazed to hear that they already have an estimate for the repair cost at £2,000,000 (probably plus VAT).  The fires aren't even out and someone has done the initial call-out, measured up, assessed what materials they'll need, the number of skips required and whether those will need permits to enable them to be left on a public highway, had a cup of tea, checked and applied latest building regulations, gathered quotes from all associated trades, explained the benefits of taking this opportunity to develop the property to exploit its full potential.  Then there's Building Control, they'll need a quote from them and who knows what they would charge to inspect a £2,000,000 job.

 

It's taking weeks for me to get a quote for my new kitchen and there are no prisoners in the throws of rioting.

I wonder why that is?

aargh

Well, that didn't go quite as expected

Mon 3-Jan-11
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MOS
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Thats easy Tim somebody plucks a figure from the air ,and then miraculously it gets doubled by the assessors then the contract runs over budget !!thumbs_down

if everybody did what they are suposed to it would probbably come in under 250,000

and personally i would let the rioters stay out in the snow until its done ,or better still make them rebuild it themselves aargh

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Mon 3-Jan-11
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I agree, the prisoners should be made to re-build it themsleves. They are pampered in prison nowadays (my BIL used to be a prison officer). I accept in some places conditions might be bad - but they are in prison - what do they expect ! - sorry this is turning in to a rantsteam

Mon 3-Jan-11
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Rebuilding themselves=job training.

Strikes me that is a win/win situation.

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Mon 3-Jan-11
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wave  I totally agree.

Old teachers never die, they just lose their class

Tue 4-Jan-11
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Michelle from Oregon
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You don't like the way you're treated in prison?

Maybe you shouldn't have done something to get sent there, hmmm?

I have never been a big fan of the prison system, but a recently run article on the MSN homepage, just floored me.

To backtrack, the TV show Seinfeld introduced a fake holiday called Festivus.

Well, to quote Wikipedia....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus

"In 2010 an inmate at the Theo Lacy jail in Santa Ana, CA received Kosher meals for his Festivus "faith". "

"Malcolm King was given non-salami meals for two months while the county was getting the order thrown out, arguing that kosher meals and religious observances were not a part of Festivus. The issue became moot on October 5, 2010, when King was released from county jail and turned over to Immigration and Custom Enforcement."

You want special treatment because of a TV show plot?!?!?!?

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

Tue 4-Jan-11
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seth
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Not surprised Ford was asking for trouble when they introduced that  dual mass flywheel I nearly rioted when it cost me £1500 + for a new clutch no warning just a big BANG  on the M25. So if you have one get shot of it now !runaway 

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