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How To Have Good Sex At Occupy Wall Street: Open A Czech Bank Account

ARE you having good sex with the love vibes at Occupy Wall Street?

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Posted: 23rd, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How Legalising Marijuana Can Save The Economy

TEXAS is doing well. You can thanks the Meixcan drugs trade:

[E]xperts who have studied the impact of drug money say it is undeniable that in a tough economy, trafficking has helped boost employment and economic growth in the state’s

Posted: 22nd, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


European Union To Ban Free Speech

THE European Union has banned free speech. That’s the implication of this little nugget of news:

BRUSSELS—The European Commission is leaning toward proposing a ban on the issuing of sovereign credit ratings for countries in bailout talks, a top

Posted: 21st, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


More Banking Regulation Will Lead To Bigger Banks

MORE banking regulation will lead to bigger banks. There’s a certain, umm, tension, shall we say, between the various things that people are calling for over the banks.

On the one side everyone seems to agree that we’ve got too …

Posted: 20th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Halifax Bank Offers New F*ck Account To Its Idiot Customers

HALIFAX bank would like customer Steve Smith to “fuck off”.
Smith, from Lancaster, received a letter addressed to “Dear Off”. Inside was an application form featuring the expletive in black ink.
Says Mr Smith:

“I couldn’t believe the bank has

Posted: 20th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Saving the Euro Could Bankrupt France

THIS saving the euro thing is decidedly difficult you know. The latest news is that if France does what might be necessary to save it, then France itself might go bust.

The U.S. ratings agency said late on Monday

Posted: 18th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Actress Sues IMDB For Revealing Her Real Age

TO Seattle, where a law suit has been filed against Amazon, owners of the IMDB website, for $1,075,000. The plaintiff is an actress: The alleged crime: the website revealed her true age.

IMDB is owned by Amazon. The complaints …

Posted: 17th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Small Frakking Earthquake in Blackpool: Nobody Hurt Looking For Shale Gas

WE’VE a report out today about those two earthquakes that happened in Lancashire a few months back. Seems they really could be linked with that drilling for shale gas around Blackpool:

CONTROVERSIAL gas drilling DID cause Fylde coast earthquakes.

Posted: 17th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


700 Reasons Why The Pastor’s Wife Should Spit Sperm Into A Cold Glass Jar

SPERM. Just what do you do with it? Well a report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), the fertility watchdog, says there is lack of good quality sperm. In a bid to up the harvest, the £250 donors …

Posted: 16th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How to Quit Your Job Like A Boss: Joey Quits And The What Cheer? Brigade

JOEY quits his job in New York, accompanied by the What Cheer? Brigade is from Providence, RI”

Posted: 15th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Google’s Tax Dodging Ways Explained

A REPORT out of the US about an investigation into Google’s tax dodging ways.

Google reported an effective tax rate of 18.8 percent in the second quarter, less than half the average combined U.S. and state statutory rate of 39.2

Posted: 14th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yes, We Are Trying To Solve the Too Damn High Rents

SHELTER has a report out showing how rents are just too damn high.

In the majority of areas, typical rents from private landlords are over a third of the average take-home pay – the widely accepted measure of affordability.

Posted: 14th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Boris Johnson To Privatise London’s Fire Services

BORIS Johnson wants to privatise London’s Fire Services. That’s the story according to Liberal Conspiracy at least, Boris is thinking of privatising the fire controls rooms in London and certainly some of his mukkers have muttered about privatising the whole

Posted: 13th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Property Porn: Photos Of Bill Gates’ Holiday Home

WANT to know what Microsoft boss Bill Gates is getting for the $600,00 a month rent he’s lashing out for his eldest daughter’s home?

The Sun-Sentinel looks at the property in Wellington, Florida, where 15-year-old Jennifer Gates will be an …

Posted: 12th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dave And Angela Dawes Win £102,203, 600.70: Chelsea Fan Might Yet Save Club

HATS off to unmarried lovers Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, who have won £101,203,600.70 on the EuroMillions lottery.

Dave, 47, and Angela Dawes, 43, plan to continue living in their £70-a-week one-bedroom flat; she will continue her volunteer …

Posted: 11th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


There’s Blood In Your Mobile Phone, And Death

WE’VE another handwringing documentary coming to screens near us this month. Blood in Your Mobile is all about the appalling mining conditions in Congo

Umm, but hang on, haven’t we already had this? The stuff about coltan, the stuff that …

Posted: 11th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If You Really Want Something to Worry About: China Needs A Recession

OK, so we’re not having much fun at the moment with the Euro, Greece, the eurozone and all that. The US isn’t having a great time of it either. However, they’re rather trivia as compared to what might be happening …

Posted: 10th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Email Of The Day: The Chinese Translator

EMAIL of the Day reaches from Oliver Haiqing Hua, an “Economist, Business Consultant, Report Writer” who is offering his services as a translator:

I am a business consultant as well as avoluminous Chinese writer.

Posted: 10th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Burying Steve Jobs: The Rotten Apple?

STEVE Jobs has died. After the hagiogrpahy, the pundits assess the legacy:

Mike Daisey in the New York Times:

The Steve Jobs who founded Apple as an anarchic company promoting the message of freedom, whose first projects with Stephen

Posted: 7th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Stupid, Stupid, Stupid: Greece To Become Centre Of Europe’s Sun Belt

I’M not sure that I’ve actually seen anything quite this stupid for some time:

“Greece could become the showcase of solar development in Europe‘s ‘sun belt’ and that development could become the main driver of Greece’s green economic

Posted: 7th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Jobs And The Options Grants

SO Steve Jobs is dead: long live Steve Jobs.

There are of course acres of newsprint devoted to him today but for me two little stories stand out.

It was only a couple of months ago that his biological father …

Posted: 6th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dexia Is Northern Rock

THERE’S a Belgian/French bank out there called Dexia. No, I’d not heard of it until a couple of days ago either. The reason I have heard of it, the reason it’s in the papers, is because it seems to be …

Posted: 5th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tube Drivers Deserve Their £50k: Blithering Bloody Nonsense

WE’RE told today that Tube drivers deserve their £50,000 a year pay packets because, well, because they deserve them:

But the drivers who take the millions of Londoners and visitors and tourists to their destinations every day are unsung

Posted: 4th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Wall Street Occupation: What Do They Actually Want?

THE usual band of hippies and crusties is trying to occupy Wall Street at the moment. I was wondering what they wanted, you know, is it the usual ban capitalism, Maaan, stuff?

Fortunately, the Guardian has a piece where they …

Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Richard Desmond’s Health Lottery Drives Prudes Up Walls And Undermines His Editors

RICHARD Desmond’s Health Lottery is on the cover of Richard Desmond’s Daily Star and Daily Express. In both places the wonder is illustrated by a photo of a smiling Simon Cowell:

Cowell’s health lotto frenzy – He snaps up

Posted: 3rd, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0