Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Jim Alekson, Oct 5, 2011.
Familial means family planning, life insurance, scholarship funds and the like.
Third world casino development and 'compassionate marijuana production' sure sounds like a fucking dodgy mix to me.
I really wouldn't focus too much energy on the UK, stick to the markets you know closer to home that have a history of progressive legislation on these issues.
In any case in the UK I expect the national economic benefits that come from the traditional pharma industries will severely limit the room for change, and will not make this country a champion of alternatives for the forceable future.
Also you should be aware that Sativex is made by a UK company, and as such you will likely be seen as unwelcome foreign competition.
A familial is a creature from the Cayman Isles, it is a kind of cross between a badger and an otter.
Ah, cheers. I'm OK for family planning; I've had the snip. What are scholarship funds, though?
That rings a bell of bright water, actually.
100,000 is an awful lot of jobs so there must be some vast profits to be had in all this.
Are you kidding? They've always gone together like Bugsy and Malone....
We emphasize again that we do not involve ourselves in local politics, we do not contribute to political parties, we do not back individuals for public office. We present job creation opportunities and if they are not of interest, we move on. We know from the study of others that it is a slippery slope when you start to prostitute yourself to political forces. We do not.
So lobbying for changes to legislation isn't involving yourself with local politics? Yeah right. Will you be taking my advice about product and retail diversification?
In what way do you lobby, then?
Profits are required in order to attract the Capital Investment needed to develop the infrastructure in support of the Industry. Without profits, there is no return on invested capital and no return on invested capital means that no progress is made. We are not going to address Economic 101 here, that is for another forum. 100,000 new jobs means that approximately 300,000 families will have an income stream.
Well if I bend over backwards to be fair and non-cynical, Id say this is partly because we haven't got a great level of understanding in the UK about the sorts of business opportunities that have existed in parts of the USA that are home to many native americans.
Your suggested diversification is without merit.
fair doos... i would well have given up by now
It isn't you know. It would definitely increase your revenue streams and ensure a better return on your investment. I'd still like to know how you expect to get the UK legislation on Cannabis changed without getting involved in politics.
Gort, Klaatu barada nikto!
We do not lobby. We present and if the presentation warrants continued discussion we remain at the table. If the parties we are presenting to do not see the value in what we have to present, we move on. Life is too short to spend years lobbying those that can not see the value of what is being presented.
If we are not invited to the table by the United Kingdom Government, we will pass and move on.
Please see response to Kizmet.
I have. But you're still getting involved with politics. You're trying to influence government policy - it doesn't get any more political than that.
Dear Danny la Rouge:
We fund endowment providing full scholarships to students who meet the scholastic criteria of the Universities and Colleges to whom they apply. Priority is given to those who work within our Industry.
Where have you been invited to the table?
And what is it you want from us?
We do not.
I'm pretty sure the solution is a solution of snake-oil
Heard you the first time...
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