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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


The Use Of Dildos Turns Women Off Sex Apparently

It’s possible to surmise that the use of a dildo might turn a woman off more bipartisan forms of sex. Pleasuring oneself with the “Extra Large Mandingo” model could lead to a certain disappointment with the more regularly sized equipment …

Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Viagra To Be Used To Treat Heart Disease

You and I might think that giving blokes with weak hearts Viagra so that they stride around with stiffies might not be all that good an idea. Which shows how much we know, eh? For the medical profession is urging …

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


Porno Titties For Breast Cancer

pornhubThis might be the finest offer of corporate sponsorship ever. It is simply, in it’s initial form, so perfect that the refusal of the donation is absurd. For what one of the porn sites on the web did was offer …

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


£5 Fine Warning: What To Do With Your Library Books If You Catch Ebola

WHAT to to with your library book if you catch Ebola:

 

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A fiver for catching Ebola is a small price to pay when compared to the late return charges…

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


Greenpeace Lies About Golden Rice. Again

One of the founders of Greenpeace has hit out, yet again, at that organisation. The example he’s using of how Greenpeace has slipped its original moorings is that of golden rice. One of the big killers in the world is …

Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Losing the Double Irish Won’t Make Much Difference To Apple’s Taxes

There’s been a great deal of confusion over the years about Apple’s tax, what it pays, what it doesn’t and how it doesn’t. And there’s now been a change in the law that will impact, a bit, on one of …

Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple Screwed The Entire Finland Economy Claims Finnish Prime Minister

And to be fair to him there’s a certain amount of evidence that Apple did indeed screw over important parts of the Finnish economy. The invention of the smartphone did screw over Nokia and that paperless computing environment is at …

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alan Sugar Might Be Mad You Know

This isn’t a definitive diagnosis just a potential indication that we might have a problem here. But it’s possible that Alan Sugar has just gone stark staring. He’s arguing that however bad Ed Miliboy is as a potential Prime Minister …

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Falling Oil Prices Kill Putin And Give The West Victory

OIL is tumbling in price. But rising in value.

Roger Boyes looks:

Cheap oil may yet turn out to be the food of love. Plunging prices will hammer shareholders in the big multinationals, and rattle the Emiratis, but they could

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Ebola.com Is For Sale: A Booming Industry In Death And Fear Needs You

HOW capitalism works: the domain name Ebola.com is for sale. You can buy it for $150,000. Jon Schultz is selling. He also owns biurdflu.com and terror.com, which is nice.

Schultz, of Las Vegas-based Blue String Ventures, looks at domains through

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Not Only Did Hitler Have Only One Ball, He Was A Wanker

Well, we know that of course, for in the colloquial meaning someone who starts a European war that leads to the death of near 50 million people is of course a wanker if not worse. But we’ve new revelations about …

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


The Policeman Not Qualified To Ride A Bike

Of course, all we citizenry like to have policemen walking our streets. Much better than them racing around in Panda cars where they can’t see anything, can’t hear anything and can’t do anything. But it is perhaps possible for this …

Posted: 8th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Fat And Rich Diet; The Fat And Poor Take Pills

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THE fat and rich exercise; the fat and poor take pills:

 …a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,researchers from Concordia University looked at the incomes and health habits of more than 3,000 children and teens

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


Now We Can Grow A Penis In A Laboratory Too

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Exciting news for the spam filters on our email: scientists have revealed that they can now grow a penis in a laboratory. Just think what’s going to happen when the mass marketers get ahold of that idea: if you thought …

Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Political Shocker As Nick Clegg Declares He Ain’t Gay

NOR does Nick Clegg harbour any ambitions to shag around: which does rather raise the question of what on earth he’s doing in the Lib Dems of course. But of course that’s not quite what he’s really said: instead he’s …

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


Australia’s Going After Apple And Google’s Tax Payments

Or perhaps we should say that the Australian Parliament is going to look into the tax payments that Apple and Google don’t make in that country. I’m sure they’ll produce a lovely report and that they’ll complain mightily. But it’s …

Posted: 3rd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Morrison’s Promises To Compete Into Bankruptcy

This is something of a hostage to fortune: Morrison’s has promised to match prices with the other supermarkets in the UK. OK, they often do that against Waitrose (which is generally more expensive anyway), Sainsbury’s and the like but now, …

Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Apple’s Fine From The EU Might Be As Much As …..Umm, 200 Million?

The European Commission has now released its document about why and how it thinks that Apple has been playing hooky with the Irish tax system. And it’s a real joy for connoiseurs of the intricacies of bureaucracy and taxation. Essentially, …

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


EBay To Sell Off PayPal: No, Not Doing It Because Of Icahn, No Siree!

EBay has just announced that it’s to sell off PayPal. All of which comes as something of an amusement as the company has been screaming loudly for ages now that of course it is not going to do any such …

Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


George Osborne Announces The Google Tax

George Osbourne, the Tory Chancellor, has noticed that large numbers of people are pissed off about the way in which Google pays near damn no tax in the UK. In the run up to the election he’s therefore announced that …

Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police Support Officer Jailed Over Gatwick Money Scam Gets Longer Sentence Than Thieving Politicians

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THE most effective crimes are the simplest.

A police community support officer who conned air passengers out of thousands of pounds was told she will be separated from her baby as she was jailed for six-and-a-half years today. 

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