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Ultimate Greek Tragedy: A Tale of Well-Heeled Swine Bankers

swine “EUROPE’S leaders should have paid more attention to the distress of ordinary Greeks and less to the distress of well-heeled European bankers. Rather than trying to punish the “profligate,” they should have thought about the consequences of condemning Greece to …

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


So Is It Going To Be France Next To Go Bust After Greece?

SO. Is France alls et to follow Greece? Well, no, obviously it’s not going to be France going bust next: we’ve Spain Italy and Portugal to get through first. But the markets are moving to the point where France might …

Posted: 2nd, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Maybe We Finally Get to Jail A Banker: The MF Global Dream

ARE we about to finally jail a banker? That would be nice, wouldn’t it? finally being able to sling into prison a banker or two?

And it really could happen too. No, not because they lost all our money playing …

Posted: 1st, November 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Really Make Money on the Stock Market: The Misinformation Edge

IT’S very difficult to make money on the stock market: most fund managers don’t even manage to bet the general rise (or fall) in the main markets themselves. And if those peeps making £hundreds of thousands a year can’t do …

Posted: 31st, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Gaia Will be Angry With Us: Solar Power Subsidy Cut

GAIA will be angry with us. But we should still welcome this as good news.

Under current plans, the level of the feed-in tariff is likely to more than halve, from 43p per kWh to 20p. The solar industry

Posted: 28th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Don’t Fear The Greek Default: It’s A False Alarm

TO a large extent all this alarm about what’s going to happen when Greece defaults is just that: alarm. Alarm with no real basis in anything that’s really likely to happen.

There’s two things you need to know, over and …

Posted: 27th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook Founder Sean Parker Finds Being Stinking Rich Awkward: He Is The 0.0000001%

SEAN Parker was once the President of Facebook. He’s now very rich and lives in a house so large you can see the curve of the Earth in his TV room. Parker want you to know that life is now …

Posted: 27th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Occupy Michael Moore: How Rich Is Mr 99%?

MICHAEL Moore explains the percentages.Piers Morgan wants him to admit that he is more 1% than 99%:

MORGAN: I need you to admit the bleeding obvious. I need you to sit here and say, I’m in the one per

Posted: 27th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If The Euro Fails, Europe Fails: Hurrah!

ANGELA Merkel tells us that if the euro fails then Europe fails: to which the correct response is Hurrah!

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel today warned that the failure of the euro would lead to the fall of Europe as

Posted: 26th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Times Says Copenhagen Is New Capital Of Sweden

THE Times’ Danny Forston has news that Sweden has been relocated:

We have it easy, don’t you know. Yes, the Big Six energy companies make big profits. And yes, one in four of us is “fuel poor”. But spare a

Posted: 26th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


When Governments Lie: Following The Argentina Model

GOVERNMENTS lie all the time of course for you know that a politician is lying when you see his lips move. However, there are lies and lies: we all know that “Vote for me a it’ll all be fine” is …

Posted: 24th, October 2011 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


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