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1. Teaching Math In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.
What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is 80% of the price.
What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1990
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is £80.
How much was his profit?

4. Teaching Math In 2000
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.
Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 2005
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our plantation forests and carbon footprint. Your assignment: Discuss how the Birds and Wetas might feel as the logger cut down their homes just for a measly profit of £20.

6. Teaching Math In 2009
A logger is arrested for trying to cut down a tree in case it may be offensive to Muslims or other religious or tribal groups not consulted in the felling licence. He is also fined a £200 as his chainsaw is in breach of Health and Safety legislation as it deemed too dangerous and could cut something. He has used the chainsaw for over 20 years without incident however he does not have the correct certificate of competence and is therefore considered to be a recidivist and habitual criminal. His DNA is sampled and his details circulated to DHSS, the Tax Office, and Environmental Agencies. He protests and is taken to court and fined another £200 because he is such an easy target. When he is released he returns to find Travellers have cut down half his Forest to build a camp on his land. He tries to throw them off but is arrested, prosecuted for harassing an ethnic minority, imprisoned and fined a further £2000. While he is in jail the Travellers cut down the rest of his wood and sell it on the black market for £200 cash. They also have a leaving BBQ and depart leaving behind several tonnes of rubbish and asbestos sheeting. The forester on release is warned that failure to clear the fly tipped rubbish immediately at his own cost is an offence. He complains and is arrested for environmental pollution, illegal logging, breach of the peace, fined £30,000, made to replace every tree cut down with 25 new ones from a nursery owned by the Environment minister's brother and invoiced £18,000 plus VAT for safe disposal costs by a regulated government contractor.

Your assignment: How many times is the logger going to have to be arrested and fined before he realises that he is never going to make £20 profit by hard work, give up, sign onto the dole and live off the state for the rest of his life?

7. Teaching Math In 2010
A logger doesn’t sell a lorry load of timber because he can’t get a loan to buy a new lorry because his overseas owned bank has spent all his and their money on a derivative of securitised debt related to sub-prime mortgages in Alabama and lost the lot with only some government money left to pay a few million dollar bonuses to their senior directors and the traders who made the biggest losses.

The logger struggles to pay the £1,200 road tax on his old lorry however, as it was built in the 1970s it no longer meets the emissions regulations and he is forced to scrap it.

Some Polish loggers buy the lorry from the scrap merchant and put it back on the road unregistered, untaxed and without a MOT. They undercut everyone on price for haulage and send their cash back home, while claiming unemployment for themselves and their relatives. If questioned they speak no English and it is easier to deport them at the governments expense. Following their holiday back home they return the UK with different names and fresh girls and start again. The logger protests, is accused of being a bigoted racist and as his name is on the side of his old lorry he is forced to pay £3,700 in registration fees as a gang master.

The Government borrows more money to pay more to the bankers as bonus's are not cheap. The parliamentarians feel they are missing out and claim the difference on expenses and allowances.
You do the math.
 

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Scarily true, while we were jumping up and down about MPs fiddling a few million there were billions of our taxes being given away to all and sundry.
Have you seen what an indigenous pensioner is expected to live on?
Rog.
 

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I've got no idea Rog , how much is it ? :incheek:
Damn, you beat me to it.:)
Well it won't keep you two in the manner you've become accustomed to!

I have never seen how much I get but Mrs.B says if she saves up my pittance (you can see now why she married an old git) for a few months she might buy some shoes but only if there is a sale.LOL.
I did ask about Tequila on prescription but Gordon needs the money to do more social engineering (didn't know he could weld).

Don't forget it's taxed at your highest rate, you lucky people.
Rog.
 
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