Interesting Credentials

1 to 20 of 21 messages
06/03/2008 at 11:21
<!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Quote:Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 600 employees and has the following statistics?

29 have been accused of spouse abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

19 have been accused of writing bad cheques

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

4 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

21 are currently defendants in lawsuits

84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year

Which organization is this?

It's the 635 members of the House of Commons, the same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line. Usless info but thought i'd share it.
PloddingOn    pirate
06/03/2008 at 11:30

They sent the same thing around in South Africa

Although I am sure SA's ones were a bit worse  

06/03/2008 at 12:09
Where did you get that from? Whilst not an MP I do happen to work for Parliament.


(stands back and waits for the abuse to start)
06/03/2008 at 12:13
And what have you been accused of then Simon
06/03/2008 at 12:15

 

Did you know it is actually illegal to die in the Palace of Westminster. Bit dodgy if you ask me - half the Peers in the Lords look likely to break that law any minute.

mellifera    pirate
06/03/2008 at 12:29
Many of these are accusations which may not be true. Because of the prevailing attitude that all MPs are crooked, they tend to get accused more often than the rest of us.
06/03/2008 at 12:31
so who are you shagging then simon?
PloddingOn    pirate
06/03/2008 at 12:36
36  have been accused of spousal abuse
7 have been arrested for fraud
19  have been accused of writing bad checks
117  have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
3  have done time for assault
71 Cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
14  have been arrested on drug-related charges
8  have been arrested for shoplifting
21  currently are defendants in lawsuits, and
84 have been arrested for drunk driving within the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?

It's the 535 members of the United States Congress.

06/03/2008 at 12:39
mind you everything about US politics scares me
06/03/2008 at 12:39

I wonder where these stats come from - maybe they are US figures. Obviously untrue fo rthe Uk, for a start you can't be an MP if you have been declared bancrupt.

06/03/2008 at 12:40
if i was bankrupt it would be the last bloody thing on my mind
PloddingOn    pirate
06/03/2008 at 12:41

Trying to find the exact same one that came out in SA

I suppose more to prove that they are a general hoax sent out by email so that we all think our governments are a bunch of illegal, worthless fraudsters (which they are).

With the media the way it is, do you really think that someone who is a defendant in a lawsuit, or who has been acused of spousal abuse and who works for the government could keep it quiet? 

06/03/2008 at 12:45
If you think MP's are bad now, you should check out history. By those standards any modern MP is a shining beacon of morality.
PloddingOn    pirate
06/03/2008 at 13:01

I don't think they CAN be bad now.

Freedom of Press means that any blip on their record is printed in bold for all to see.  Any of the above stats would be thrown at us from all angles if they were true

06/03/2008 at 13:13
If I pas this information on to 10 people in my Outlook address folder, will Bill Gates give me $10,000?
06/03/2008 at 13:13
theyCAN be bad but they can get caught easier.doesn't stop them though does it?
PloddingOn    pirate
06/03/2008 at 13:19

Agreed. 

But do you honestly think that those stats are correct for 3 completely differenet countries?  Do you really believe that as of right now, I have seen 3 exactly the same (all emails) posted about 3 different countries, all claiming that 80% of any one particular countries government is basically filled with people like that?

Bit coincedental I think  

06/03/2008 at 13:27
As a language pedant I'm impressed to see that whoever made up the statistics for the UK House of Commons and the US Congress remembered the respective spellings of cheque and check.  Very subtle!
PloddingOn    pirate
06/03/2008 at 13:28

I got the pretend US one off the internet.

Was looking for the pretend SA one though

06/03/2008 at 13:40
for any junk like this - check out Snopes

http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/congress.asp
1 to 20 of 21 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums