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    Pool a bit chilly? There'll be another coffin along in a minute


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    As long as no floaty bits get in the pool, sounds a good idea to me

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    While I too was thikning :s when I heared about it on the radio its actually a clever idea, its no different to the normal cremation service and its supplying huge savings for the council, while it costs £39,000 to install this would be paid back in just under 3years. In the long run a great saving at £15,000 per year if the figures are accurate and all goes to plan. The savings would be huge unique ideas like this were implemented across the UK.



    Do you think the crematorium will see an increase in business too due to people wanting to contribute their death?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondbill2k2 View Post
    Do you think the crematorium will see an increase in business too due to people wanting to contribute their death?
    Nobody's dedicated enough to council savings to top themselves surely?

    It is a great idea though, of course you've had the "it's disrespectful to the dead" argument, but I fail to see how when nothing is being done any differently, it's not like they're proposing building a human sized log fire now is it?

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    How long until we get stories of paranormal activity in the pool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    How long until we get stories of paranormal activity in the pool?
    "Mr Spengler assured residents at a recent Council meeting that a high-capacity ghost-trap had been installed in the heating system. Any souls will be raffled off for charity or donated to the tory party."

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    paranormal activity?

    is that when different areas of the pool are warmer.......er nevermind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flakes View Post
    paranormal activity?

    is that when different areas of the pool are warmer.......er nevermind.
    Id say its supernatural to just have a warm council run pool!

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    Unison were against the idea. Makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    Unison were against the idea. Makes sense.
    Of course, let's bang on at councils to stop cutting jobs and then slam them for trying to make savings to stop cutting jobs... idiots! I can only assume it was on a moral i.e. religious basis, something else which has no place in politics. [/rant]

    EDIT: before it gets picked up on, I'm not saying there are no morals with religion (I'm an atheist, I have morals), the point was that when they talk about morals in a political sense, 99% of the time they're actually talking about their religious beliefs [//rant]

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    So the next business model would be to build an old people's home right next to a crematorium. How energy efficient would that be?! Like perpetual motion....!

    [n.b. please bear in mind the above is a joke...]

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Of course, let's bang on at councils to stop cutting jobs and then slam them for trying to make savings to stop cutting jobs... idiots! I can only assume it was on a moral i.e. religious basis, something else which has no place in politics. [/rant]

    EDIT: before it gets picked up on, I'm not saying there are no morals with religion (I'm an atheist, I have morals), the point was that when they talk about morals in a political sense, 99% of the time they're actually talking about their religious beliefs [//rant]
    Politicians have no morals, so your point is invalid

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Politicians have no morals, so your point is invalid
    I know that, that's why they splurt out religious beliefs and call them morals: they do need religion in order to portray the illusion of having morals! My point still stands

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    Can't help but feel a bit "eewwww" about that, but its a clever idea! lol

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    Politicians will spout anything that they feel will win them votes, power or a few extra sly backhanders, religion doesn't come into it and atheist politicians are just as guilty of this as religious politicians, so point still invalid

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