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9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Londonrake » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:57 pm

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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby kurupetos » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:25 pm

Lame comparison.
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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Londonrake » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:40 pm

kurupetos wrote:Lame comparison.


Something I've always loved about this Forum. The abundance of good humour.
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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Robin Hood » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:08 pm

You just have to admire Vladimir .......... he caught a bus to gates of the Kremlin and walked the rest of the way. At least he is prudent with tax payers money, doesn’t bring the family with him, dresses so he can get on with the job after the ceremony and always seems a bit embarrassed at all the attention. :roll:

On the other hand, this is an annual tradition, which is far more impressive but incredibly expensive. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuUcjzYgnn8
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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Londonrake » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:34 pm

Robin Hood wrote:You just have to admire Vladimir .......... he caught a bus to gates of the Kremlin and walked the rest of the way. At least he is prudent with tax payers money, doesn’t bring the family with him, dresses so he can get on with the job after the ceremony and always seems a bit embarrassed at all the attention. :roll:

On the other hand, this is an annual tradition, which is far more impressive but incredibly expensive. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuUcjzYgnn8


Ahh, it wasn't meant as a criticism but light hearted. I can't find it but the full video (saw it on FB) shows him turning up in a stretched limo and being met by a host of gold-braid at the front door. To be fair, it is of course film of his inauguration.

I don't follow your own (defensive?) comparison. The differences between what is in essence a decorative and largely ceremonial head-of-state and Mr Putin are too stark to require any elaboration, surely? Unless of course you are highlighting the relative costs? I'm not a Royalist or a Republican in any meaningful sense. I am happier though with the situation of the Queen meeting and entertaining dignitaries rather than the likes of President Blair (Heaven forbid!). One man's meat of course. Important people do seem to like being photographed doing humble things. Cameron and bike come to mind (now on it!! :lol: )

The Russian Head of State walking to work wouldn't be the same security problem as - say - Obama of course. Although I would think it causes his personal protection people to loose some sleep. :)

I'm not going to tread on the image you hold of your favourite pin up. Well, not unless you insist of course! :D :wink:
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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Robin Hood » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:17 pm

Londonrake wrote:
Robin Hood wrote:You just have to admire Vladimir .......... he caught a bus to gates of the Kremlin and walked the rest of the way. At least he is prudent with tax payers money, doesn’t bring the family with him, dresses so he can get on with the job after the ceremony and always seems a bit embarrassed at all the attention. :roll:

On the other hand, this is an annual tradition, which is far more impressive but incredibly expensive. :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuUcjzYgnn8


Ahh, it wasn't meant as a criticism but light hearted. I can't find it but the full video (saw it on FB) shows him turning up in a stretched limo and being met by a host of gold-braid at the front door. To be fair, it is of course film of his inauguration.

I don't follow your own (defensive?) comparison. The differences between what is in essence a decorative and largely ceremonial head-of-state and Mr Putin are too stark to require any elaboration, surely? Unless of course you are highlighting the relative costs? I'm not a Royalist or a Republican in any meaningful sense. I am happier though with the situation of the Queen meeting and entertaining dignitaries rather than the likes of President Blair (Heaven forbid!). One man's meat of course. Important people do seem to like being photographed doing humble things. Cameron and bike come to mind (now on it!! :lol: )

The Russian Head of State walking to work wouldn't be the same security problem as - say - Obama of course. Although I would think it causes his personal protection people to loose some sleep. :)

I'm not going to tread on the image you hold of your favourite pin up. Well, not unless you insist of course! :D :wink:


You wanted humour .... I thought it humorous as a comparison of the way two Heads of State carry out ceremony.

No not my 'pin-up' but I do have an admiration for they way he does the job! He is positive, not frightened to make decisions and I would guess, listens to advise and you never hear him boasting or threatening ..... he just acts. I feel that had Teresa shown the same positive attitude as Putin does, she would have lead Brexit from the front ......... and the UK would not still be floundering in the mud, seemingly with no one at the helm. She would have tolerated Junkers and been polite until diplomacy was exhausted ..... then would have given him the figure and taken charge of events. Only my opinion, of course! :roll: :D
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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Londonrake » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:15 pm

That's a little unfair but the essence of the issue in many senses.

You start with the preposition that Theresa May and Vladimir Putin are in identical positions but that he exercises power more proficiently. I don't believe you would get many takers on that one. Are there any in here?

Despite the democratic veneer, VP has absolute power in Russia. He controls all organs of the State, without having to concern himself with any national opposition, or the (fully compliant) Duma, never mind a need to deal with the equivalent of Brussels and the associated 27 other countries. Ipso facto, he is not a here-today-gone-tomorrow politician, the likes of May.

It's a meaningless comparison, by any yardstick.

I think it best though that I leave it there. I'm sure you would agree. :) The 9 to 5 was just a joke. They don't seem to go down too well here. :wink:
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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Paphitis » Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:47 pm

Yes Pootin is very prudent with Russian Tax Payer's money.

He has also the greatest savings and investment plan in the world. He managed to amass 70 billion in Nett worth all from his salary as a KGB agent and now Russian President.

Obama couldn't do that. Obama is only worth about 10 million USD.

What's his secret?
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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Robin Hood » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:50 am

Paphitis wrote:Yes Pootin is very prudent with Russian Tax Payer's money.

He has also the greatest savings and investment plan in the world. He managed to amass 70 billion in Nett worth all from his salary as a KGB agent and now Russian President.

Obama couldn't do that. Obama is only worth about 10 million USD.

What's his secret?


Speculation masquerading as convenient fact, once again! :roll:

The truth is that nobody (but you) knows even approximately how much he is worth and what his wealth is comprised of.

What’s Known About Putin’s Wealth After the Panama Papers?

Putin’s critics have alleged that much of that wealth is hidden through proxies, but determining how much is a matter of speculation.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/whats-known-about-putins-wealth-after-the-panama-papers/


....... in other words you know he is worth 70bn but can’t provide any proof. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 9 to 5. Another day at the office.

Postby Robin Hood » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:00 am

Londonrake wrote:That's a little unfair but the essence of the issue in many senses.

You start with the preposition that Theresa May and Vladimir Putin are in identical positions but that he exercises power more proficiently. I don't believe you would get many takers on that one. Are there any in here?

I see it more as they are both the ultimate political authority in their respective countries, it's just that Teresa has her hands tied behind her back as every self important Tom, Dick and Harry has their say, well informed or otherwise. Whereas with Putin I get the impression he listens to advice .......... but would not take kindly to BS.

Despite the democratic veneer, VP has absolute power in Russia. He controls all organs of the State, without having to concern himself with any national opposition, or the (fully compliant) Duma, never mind a need to deal with the equivalent of Brussels and the associated 27 other countries. Ipso facto, he is not a here-today-gone-tomorrow politician, the likes of May.

If she had the approval rating .... as Maggie did in the early years, .......she could go on for ever as there is no limit in the UK to the number of times a PM can be re-elected.

It's a meaningless comparison, by any yardstick.

I agree!

I think it best though that I leave it there. I'm sure you would agree. :) The 9 to 5 was just a joke. They don't seem to go down too well here. :wink:


At least I have a sense of humour ..... but I agree!
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