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"Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism, but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice" - Adam Smith
The real story:
'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'
How a spin-doctor would re-write it:
'Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.'
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The Union flag was displayed upside-down at the signing of a trade agreement with China. Junksmith wonders what all the complaints are about. After all, Great Britain and Ireland are in distress, caused principally by their useless politicians.
Movement of furniture and other large/ heavy items around the department.
The movement of furniture and other large/heavy items around the department represents a significant risk to your safety and should not be attempted unless you have attended a manual handling training course and carried out a suitable risk assessment. A surprisingly large number of accidents have occurred in offices, lecture theatres and seminar rooms etc. when untrained staff/students have undertaken such tasks.The Management Committee has agreed , therefore, that technical staff are to be made available to undertake such tasks, as and when required.
(Copy of an email sent out to staff and students at a top London university)