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Academics Say: Poor People On Fuel Lead To Road Deaths

How can roads be made safer? Well, you could do what they’ve done in London and charge a high fee for cars to enter the ‘nondom zone’ and make parking very expensive. Less cars. And more chance of being hit …

Posted: 21st, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Yvette Cooper Wants To Tax Brits Going Abroad

Worse than that, worse than trying to tax Brits who want to jet off for a bit of sunshine, Yvette Cooper is also proposing that that tax money should go to foreign governments. This is not, you might think, really …

Posted: 19th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Someone, Somewhere, Is Wrong about Prostitution, Clients And The Numbers

We’re often told that there’s some 60,000 to 80,000 prostitutes in the UK. And there’s some assumptions made about how many clients they have, how much money they make and so on. And we’ve also got various bits and pieces …

Posted: 18th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Money Buys Happiness: Lottery Winners Reveal What Happened Next

 

WHAT happens after you win millions on the lottery?

The Daily Mail says it’s mistery and more msiery:

Why so many lottery winners like me end up losers in love: Every week it seems another couple splits after scooping

Posted: 17th, November 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Newspaper Asks Its Journalists To Deliver Door To Door

NEWSPAPERS are in peril:

– One of California’s largest newspapers has asked reporters and other employees to help deliver papers on Sundays, according to a memo obtained by Reuters, the latest sign of the toll that financial woes are taking

Posted: 17th, November 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Scientific Proof Of Why Blokes Don’t Go For Fat Birds

And it’s not what you might think either, it’s not just an aesthetic preference, it’s all about evolution. And as we know, evolution is science and science is right, right? The fact is, the reason men don’t go for fat …

Posted: 13th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This Ain’t News; Benedict Cumberbatch Is Alan Turing’s 17th Cousin

Well, OK, perhaps it is news that Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing’s 17th cousin because the Mail has decided to give us a story that tells us that he is. Other than that through it really isn’t news at all. …

Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


So Why Have Hungarians Making Sandwiches In Northampton Then?

There’s a certain joy in watching someone manage to get ahold of entirely the wrong end of the stick. And so it is with this story about the sandwich making factory in Northampton. The one that can’t find enough people …

Posted: 12th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If The Sun Drops Page 3 It Dies With The Other Newspapers

NEWSPAPERS are dying. So are the readers who grow up with them. That’s tragic. But it’s life.

Print sales of The Sun dipped below two million a day for the first time in its modern history last month.

Average sales

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Ludicrous Claim That Susannah Constantine Is A Bad Mother

This has to be one of the more stupid claims being made presently: that Susannah Constantine is a bad mother because she’s teaching her daughter where food comes from. No, seriously, apparently there are those who think that teaching the …

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Let’s Crush The Tower Poppies With Tanks!

This is most certainly an interesting idea. Perhaps not an overly sensible idea but an interesting one all the same. The thought that instead of carefully plucking the ceramic poppies up out of the moat of the Tower of London …

Posted: 10th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Do Dancers Get Piss Poor Money?

Because there’s many more people who want to be dancers than there is demand for people to be dancers. And then there’s some special cases:

Dancers at the Royal Opera House are being paid less than box office assistants,

Posted: 9th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Latest Madness: Let’s Create A Race Of Mini-Putins

There’s politics, there’s eccentricity and then there’s out and out madness. Given the strangeness of Russia it’s difficult to know which pot to put this latest proposal in. But here it is: Putin should artificially inseminate all Russian women in …

Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Chelsea Balls: John Terry ‘Takes A Pay Cut’ To Reduce Ticket Prices And Hell Freezes Over

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TO Chelsea, where, as the Sun reprots, “JOHN TERRY vows this week to speak to Chelsea’s board of directors about the sky-high ticket prices at his club.”

Good old JT, sticking up for the fans.

But the Chelsea players …

Posted: 6th, November 2014 | In: Chelsea, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Idling: 70% Of Porn Traffic Comes From Office Computers During Work Hours

DO you work hard at the office? Roland Paulsen, author of Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance, counts the minutes:

Most work sociologists tend toward the view that non-work at work is a marginal, if not negligible, phenomenon. What

Posted: 4th, November 2014 | In: Money, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What I Learned Working In A Sex Shop

I once worked as a ‘marketeer’ in brothels (placing cards in phone boxes, mostly). They were flats in London’s West End, rented out for the day by owner’s who’d gone to work. The prostitutes were bright and making a choice. …

Posted: 2nd, November 2014 | In: Money, NSFW | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Weird sexual practices not so weird actually

As ever the boffins researching that subject of great fascination to most human beings, sex, have come up with another startler of a result. That while there’s definitely some odd sexual desires and behaviours out there most of them actually …

Posted: 1st, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Should Be Banned From Russia For Being Gay

So, at least, says a particularly repellent Russian commentator. That Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, should be banned from Russia after his recent public coming out as being gay. The reasoning being that he might bring Aids, or even Ebola, to

Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If You Want To Avoid Prostate Cancer You Should Fuck Your Brains Out

But, err, only with women. That’s real science too: the more female sexual partners you have over a lifetime the lower your risk of getting prostate cancer. And the more male sexual partners you have over a lifetime then the …

Posted: 29th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Amazon Loses $500 Million: Now, About That Tax Bill

One of the amusements of recent times has been watching the tax campaigners like Margaret, Lady Hodge, huffing and puffing about how terrible it is that Amazon doesn’t pay much tax here in the UK. And it’s true, it doesn’t. …

Posted: 26th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Asda About To Get Screwed By Equal Opportunities Legislation

Asda is about to find itself having to explain a slightly uncomfortable set of facts: the men in its warehouses who load up the trucks get paid rather more than the women who unload the trucks onto the shelves do. …

Posted: 25th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Higher Education Is All About Debt: Pricking The University Bubble

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DID you sign up for Bachelor of… degree? Did you borrow money to pay your fees? The UK is not America – yet, where sky-high college fees are an affront to ideal of freedom. B ut it;s getting that way. …

Posted: 24th, October 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Is Jay Rayner An Idiot For Insisting That Food Is Too Cheap?

Answer: yes.

Families need to pay more for food and have become ‘far too used to paying too little’, Masterchef judge Jay Rayner told MPs today.

The food critic and author told a parliamentary committee that food was too

Posted: 23rd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Facebook Pays No UK Corporation Tax For Second Year

The usual lefties and liberals are up in arms about the fact that Facebook seems to have paid no corporation tax here in the UK for a second year. There’s a couple of really very impotant points they’re missing though

Posted: 23rd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0