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BP Boss Tony Hayward Rides The Oily Gulf Stream At Isle Of Wight Yacht Race: Pictures

90525451 BP Boss Tony Hayward Rides The Oily Gulf Stream At Isle Of Wight Yacht Race: PicturesEARLIER we reported that BP’s PR nightmare Tony Hayward had a yacht called Bob. The swanky boat was cutting through the Isle of Wight’s waters in the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. ITV news reports that Hayward was in the vicinity of the yacht.

The Isle of Wight is in the English Channel – a ribbon of sea warmed by the, er, Gulf Stream. The warm water comes from the Gulf of Mexico via the North Atlantic Drift. Might it bring some oil?

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Posted: 19th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Petroleum V Obama: Henry Waxman And His League Of Gentlemen

henry waxman local 279x300 British Petroleum V Obama: Henry Waxman And His League Of GentlemenBARACK Obama is grandstanding about British Petroleum. The British must be routed and theier backsides whooped. They are not local, you see. They are not Henry Waxman.

Barack Obama Is Less Popular Than Offshore Drilling: BP News Round-Up

American environmental disasters for American people!” goes the cry. Says one Obama aide:

We will have American environmental disasters for American corporations, if it’s all the same with you and your tea, Mr Britisher Man. We want none of your imported disaters. If you want to export your toxic wave go to India, lke we did.

The British are not local. Local things for local people eh, Mr Waxman…

The BP Oil Spill Gets A Dead Whale And Barack Obama Alienates America’s Friends

Posted: 18th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The BP Oil Spill Gets A Dead Whale And Barack Obama Alienates America’s Friends

whale1 300x200 The BP Oil Spill Gets A Dead Whale And Barack Obama Alienates Americas FriendsVICTIMS of the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill have a totem – a dead 25-ft sperm whale has washed up on the beach. And BP has Joe Barton.

Barack Obama Is Less Popular Than Offshore Drilling: BP News Round-Up

While the UK turns on Obama and realises that all that hope was just hype and hoopla, Americans are moving against their self-serving, grandstanding president.

BP Disaster 2: Carl-Henric Svanberg Feels For The ‘Small People’

Rep. Joe Barton has apoligised to BP at the start of Tony Hayward’s grilling. Hayward is the victim of a £20billion “shakedown”, a “slush fund” with “no legal state“.

Obama has the money. Big Government has the money. Lots of contracts need to be signed to clean the spill. And Big Government can do it better and more openly than corporations with shareholders?

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Posted: 17th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comments (10) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BP Disaster 2: Carl-Henric Svanberg Feels For The ‘Small People’

god damn little man 300x261 BP Disaster 2: Carl Henric Svanberg Feels For The Small PeopleOBAMA’S vanity and desperation versus BP’s unoiled PR machine. It’s one helluva fight. And here comes BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg. He’s says:

“I hear comments sometimes that big oil companies are greedy companies and don’t care, but that is not the case with BP. We care about the small people.”

Take that Gulf fishermen and hoteliers. File it away with your small hands in your small homes in your small minds.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

In other news, there’s a betting market on BP going bankrupt by 2011:

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Posted: 17th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The BP Wave – The Fish In Oil Picture

BP has a wave…

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via: here and I am Matt Jordan

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Posted: 16th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Photos: Richard Branson’s Dita Von Teese Tongue And Other Women

SIR Richard Branson did not launch Virgin to meet girls. It’s just perk of the job. We spotted Branson celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Virgin Atlantic flights to Las Vegas from London Gatwick by hoisting Dita Von Teese over his shoulder at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas. He seemed to enjoy it. Just as he’s enjoyed meeting and greeting: Natalie Imbruglia, Kate Moss, Kristen Davies, Katie Price, Maddy Ford, Nell McAndrew and Emma Bunton. Feel the love. Feel it…

Al Fayed is over here.

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Sir Richard Branson and Dita Von Teese pose for photographers at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, USA to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Virgin Atlantic flights to Las Vegas from London Gatwick.

Posted: 16th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Obama Moves To Take Over BP’s Goodwill Funds

obama god5 234x300 Obama Moves To Take Over BPs Goodwill FundsBP is being taken over by Barack Obama. Well, not all of it – just the bits that do good works and reflect well on…Obama:

White House officials on Sunday said they wanted BP to put “substantial” funds into an escrow account to cover claims by Gulf Coast businesses and residents affected by the spill.

President Barack Obama plans to bring up the idea at a White House meeting Wednesday with top BP executives, including Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg.

The call was echoed by congressional leaders and state officials. In a June 10 letter to BP released on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and other Democrats asked BP to establish a $20 billion account, administered by an independent trustee, that would be used to pay the damages and clean-up costs associated with the spill. Florida Governor Charlie Crist and other officials in the Gulf Coast region joined the chorus.

It remained unclear how any such funds would be supervised, in particular who would oversee the compensation decisions. Administration officials on Sunday didn’t comment on the size of the escrow account they will seek, or on where money might come from. Nor did officials detail the legal status of the proposal.

Such a fund would provide a measure of security, proponents argue, for people concerned BP might file for bankruptcy protection or otherwise stop paying claims at some point in the future. It also has the potential to give the government or its designees control of distributing a significant pool of relief money.

Oh, thanks Barack Obama. Cheers for the cash you are redistrubuting. Not your cash – BP’s. And you will do a better job of getting value for money than a big company.

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Posted: 14th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comments (12) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Derahlee Lorenzana’s Cosmetic Surgery Dream To Be Plain: Pictures

Debrahlee Lorenzana 72 Derahlee Lorenzanas Cosmetic Surgery Dream To Be Plain: PicturesMORE news on the banking hotness that is Debrahlee Lorenzana, who claims she was sacked from Citigroup for being too darn sexy.

Is Debrahlee Lorenzana Too Hot And Sexy For Bank Work? Photo Study

Debrahlee does talking on the telly:

“I get harassed in the supermarket with my son just wearing sweatpants with my hair in a ponytail...I can’t help how I look

“If being less good-looking means being happy and finding love and not being sexually harassed and having a job where no one bothers you and no one questions you because of your looks, then, definitely, I’d want that. I think of that every day.”

The New York Daily News says Debralee was on telly show about plastic surgery in New York. She was the ideal model, we’d wager. The natural dream. As she says:

“That’s what I want to be: tits on a stick.”

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Posted: 10th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Brighton Council Bans Status Quo Fans From ‘Radical’ Jobs

quo Brighton Council Bans Status Quo Fans From Radical JobsSTATUS Quo fans will not get the chance to work Brighton and Hove City Council. Advert for four exectuive jobs on the Brighton council on the website SayNoToStatusQuo.co.ukneed not apply“.

The £125,000 strategic director posts demand:

“Status Quo fans need not apply”

Status Quo will react with a banner for their Brighton Centre gig that declares:

“Councillors for Brighton and Hove need not attend.”

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Posted: 10th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


BP And Tony Hayward Are Now A Nigerian Scam: Letter

tony hayward 440 300x235 BP And Tony Hayward Are Now A Nigerian Scam: LetterTHE BP oil spill in the US Gulf is now a Nigerian scam:

From: Dudley Caruthers Esq (Barrister at Law)

Subject: BP Related Agreement Entitlement

E-mail:

Dear Friend

I am the private solicitor for Mr Tony Hayward, the esteemed Chairman and Chief executive of British Petroleum. My client has various personal and family related holdings of BP stock and options. Due to his faithful long standing service to BP the total value of his holdings amounts to in excess of 100m pounds sterling. Mr Heywood is a British citizen but it has been my sorrowful duty to advise him that his personal and family wealth is at great risk of being wrongfully confiscated by US authorities acting extra-territorially under special powers authorised by the US government and with the secret consent of a supine UK political and legal establishment.

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Posted: 9th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Those Post Oil Spill BP Logos In Pictures

BP is embroiled in an oil spill in the gulf. Natural oil is leaking into the natural seas. Barack Obama will not rest until the oil spill is capped. He most likely won’t shower, either. Can sea sponges and the French flag save the US Gulf? The oil industry, pretty much the safest, most regulated industry in the world, is in the mire. So big is the disaster that Ashton Kutcher is travelling at 7mpg to the scene in his thoughts and a massive car. Others are creating images:

Posted: 9th, June 2010 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Debrahlee Lorenzana Too Hot And Sexy For Bank Work? Photo Study

Debrahlee Lorenzana 7 Is Debrahlee Lorenzana Too Hot And Sexy For Bank Work? Photo StudyDEBRAHLEE Lorenzana is suing Citibank. She says he was sacked for being “too hot”. Debrahalee Lorenzana – how’s that for a hot name? – is 33. She is a mother of one.  The Village Voice tells us:,

Her bosses told her they couldn’t concentrate on their work because her appearance was too distracting. They ordered her to stop wearing turtlenecks. She was also forbidden to wear pencil skirts, three-inch heels, or fitted business suits.

Debrahlee is 5’5” tall and weighs 125 pounds”… She has “soft eyes” and “flawless bronze skin”. Debrahlee has “J.Lo curves”, a “Jessica Simpson rack” and “Audrey Hepburn elegance”.

She is the ultimate body double.  Her lawsuit says that:

“as a result of the shape of her figure, such clothes were purportedly ‘too distracting’ for her male colleagues and supervisors to bear.”

Too hot ot not? Old Mr Anorak is waiting for his 10 0′clock…


Posted: 8th, June 2010 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ben Martin Is The A6 Layby Baber: Austin Maxi Lap Dancing Club To Open Soon

8851558 Ben Martin Is The A6 Layby Baber: Austin Maxi Lap Dancing Club To Open SoonBUSINESSMAN of the Day is Barber Ben Martin, 38, who has opened a hairdresser’s salon in a layby alongside the A6 near Luton. His barber’s in Caddington, Bedfordshire, closed a year ago. He struggled to find work. And then he had a “eureka moment” and opened a new shop in a trailer. Says he:

“I had to check it out with the highways authority and local council but there are no overheads. I drive my trailer there every day. I worked all hours at the start to work out what the best time to work was. Now I do 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Saturday was busy in my barber’s shop but of course on Saturday the roads are quiet.”

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Posted: 16th, May 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


James Bond vs The Recession (Cassetteboy): A Video Study

THE recession has done for James Bond and his Dr Who-style franchise. Our pal Cassetteboy has this exclusive video insight into just what went wrong. Bond always was a City boy with an expenses account. In for a Moneypenny, in for a…

Posted: 29th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Global Warming To Blame For National Debt: Cold Counties Are Now Like The Hot Ones

AT 6 mins 30-ish in this tape, you can learn that it’s not only the hot countries in debt these days, yer Paraguary, yer Nigeria, yer Greeks and so on. It’s the cold ones too. Yer Icelands ans forth. Is global warming to blame for the national debt? Possibly…

Posted: 25th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Solves The National Debt In One Note

OK, Gordon. Time for Plan A:

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Posted: 24th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chris Shaw Is Worth $258.5 Million, And So Is His Tooth

lottery1 Chris Shaw Is Worth $258.5 Million, And So Is His ToothCHRIS Shaw, 29, won $258.5million on the US Lotto. He has British teeth. Which is just one of the millions of alluring features about him.

Wait in line…

Spotter

Posted: 23rd, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tim Bray Tells Us About Life In Google Ville

google products 13 Tim Bray Tells Us About Life In Google VilleEVER wondered what life is like working at Google? Software developer Tim Bray has a blog called My Life at Google. The temptation is to believe that Bray does not exist, a made up person to live the Google dream. But he is real.

And he is blogging on the Google web.

It’s easy to dismiss Google as a force for control. But they have done much that is terrific in organising the nebulous web. But like all big corporations they do homogenise what they touch – and they hire corporate types.

Bray is living on a Google campus in Mountain View. He’s in a Google Apartment. Google ville is twinned with Bournville:

The apartments are comfy but don’t have a lot of personality. Each has good WiFi, two bedrooms and two bathrooms; my flatmate was a taciturn Czech who worked on “data security”. Tim, curious: “What sort of data security work?” Heavy Czech accent: “Every sort of data security.” [Silence falls.]

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Posted: 14th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown Hails TaxPayers’ Alliance’s Digital Debt Clock As A Triumph For The Google Generation

GOOD news is that the national debt is no so large that no-one understands the number. And as a bonus it’s too big to fit onto a cheque. Gordon Brown is said to be “delighted” and says it is “testament to the Google generation”. In other money news, the TaxPayers’ Alliance’s (TPA) digital Debt Clock, which counts up the national debt, passed the Houses of Parliament in central London during the launch of a national tour. After driving around London, the clock, which is believed to be the largest LED clock in the world, will be touring around 10 other cities in the UK including Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

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Posted: 12th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


KISS Lead Tongue Man Gene Simmons Is The Hair Of Springs Life Equity Strategy

HAVING cracked wigs, long tongues, sex tapes and KISS, Gene Simmons moves into the ultimate gig – flogging Life Assurance, becoming co-founder of both KISS and Cool Springs Life Equity Strategy? You can trust Gene. If you die, will wrap your loved ones in this hair and throw them a bone.

Cool Springs Life KISS Lead Tongue Man Gene Simmons Is The Hair Of Springs Life Equity Strategy

Posted: 7th, April 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Marckus The First Last Vegas Prosti-dude Hooker Blows His Bungalow

markus las vegas Marckus The First Last Vegas Prosti dude Hooker Blows His BungalowREADER Bat E Bird tells us, through sources on the Vegas package tour-arama, that The Shady Lady’s first male hooker has retired. Markus has gone back to the adult film bizznizz, and been replaced in the stocks by a male prostitute called “Y. Not”.

Says Shady Lady owner Bobbi Davis in reports:

“A new stud, Y. Not, was hired but his work has been suspended because of an electrical short in his bungalow. The first stud, Markus, made history in January when he became Nevada’s first licensed prostitute.”

His “bungalow” blew? Is he a robot as well?

He had about 10 customers. In fact, at least 10% of his customers were journalists at the New York Post:

One of those customers turned out to be an undercover reporter from the New York Post, who took pictures of Markus and wrote an unflattering, first-person account of her two hours with him.

Spot the hooker.

Posted: 27th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Taxpayers’ Alliance List Of Budget Cuts

JOHNATHAN Pearce watches the Budget chatter on Samizdata:

It was grimly amusing to watch as TV interviewers tried to get some straight answers out of the UK government and the Tory opposition about what items of public spending would and could be cut to get the finances under control. George Osborne, shadow Chancellor, was pretty evasive, as I have come to expect. Well, for those who want to see some sort of shopping list of cuts, the Taxpayers’ Alliance has come up with a handy list of items deserving of termination.

Posted: 25th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Budget: The Newspapers Decide

8561047 The Budget: The Newspapers DecideHELPING you to make sense of the Budget are the newspapers, which delivers the news without bias nor prejudice. Anorak rounds-up:

Daily Mirror (front page): “SAFE PAIR OF EYEBROWS”

To illustrate the fact that Chancellor Alistair Darling is “on a Budget winner”, the paper solicits the thoughts of “THE SINGLE MUM” on benefits, “THE PENSIONERS”, “THE UNEMPLOYED FAMILY” and “THE LOW EARNER”.

To even up the narrative the Mirror also hears from “THE AVERAGE EARNER”, who just so happens to be saving hard for a new home (Darling told of a Stamp Duty “holiday”) – and “THE SMALL BUSINESS” which can’t see how the Budget will “benefit”. But, then, there’s no word on how it can’t see how it might lose.

This insight is given the headline:

Budget 2010: Are our six Mirror readers better off or not? Click here to find out…

Six? Ooer! Unless the mighty half dozen can get the word out that Darling is good, the Government really is shafted.

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Posted: 25th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gordon Brown’s 35 Days To Explain Why He Sold Country’s Gold At £7bn Loss

THE Telegraph have been fiddling with the lock on Pandora’s box again. AKA the Freedom of Information Act. Gordon has been given 35 days to come up with a reason for selling off the family jewels at a time when gold was at an all time low.

I bet you the explanation, if and when it comes, just in time for the election, doesn’t contain the word ‘prudent.

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Posted: 25th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


In Pictures And Analysis: New Labour’s Last Ever Budget

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Posted: 24th, March 2010 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0