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Well Done Ed Miliband! A New Tax That Raises No Revenue!

This is a quite lovely political manouevre by Ed Miliband. He’s managed to find a way of making the rich pay more taxes without the Treasury actually having any more money to spend on the things we generally like to …

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


More Sex Means Worse Sex

Or so some manufacturer of sex toys would have us believe. And they might even be right but it’s also very convenient for them to claim that casual hook ups lead to worse sex: for of course it’s people spicing …

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


Not So Clever Warren Buffett Has Lost $750 Million On Tesco Shares

Ouch, this has got to hurt. Yes, I know that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is a vast company, that a loss like this won’t in fact make all that much difference to the future, but it’s still gotta hurt:…

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


Ed Miliband’s Silly Demand For More Tobacco Taxes

Sure, we’d all like to have a better NHS. And sure, raising more tax revenue to spend on the NHS might be one way to achieve that. We can argue about whether it would be a good way some other …

Posted: 24th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


What The Hell Is It That Tesco Has Done Wrong? This

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DESPITE Tesco being a little bit less everyone’s favourite supermarket than it used to be it’s still a bit of a shocker to find out that the company has been lying about its profits. The question is though, …

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


Is This The Most Perfect Job In The World Or What?

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WELL, might depend upon what your specific tastes were (it’s not going to all that attractive to a gay bloke for example) but being the mystery shopper for brothels would certainly appeal to some. Yes, that’s right: people pay …

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


Americans for Shared Prosperity Create This Car Crash of An Advert

 

THIS advert for Americans for Shared Prosperity is great.

The woman is trying to get back on her feet, trapped, as she seems to be, in an airy, stylish apartment of the type most Britishers recognise from magazines about …

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


Noooo! Venezuela Is Running Out Of Falsies!

FAKE titties that is. The government of Nicholas Maduro in Venezuela is so bloody inefficient that they’ve managed to create a shortage of fake tits to be implanted into the local women. No, really, there’s a shortage of silicone breasts …

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


Prime Minister Ignorant of the Law On Booze Shocker

THIS will come as a surprise to some and as a simple confirmation of reality to others. For it appears that our Prime Minister is simply ignorant of the constraints which the law puts around him.

The SWA, whose

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


Mulberry Bags: Police Destroy £750,000 worth

ONE little story about the police destroying £750,000’s worth of fake Mulberry bags. The problem with this story being that if they were real ones then they wouldn’t have been destroyed but beause they were fake ones they’re not worth …

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


The Gold Apple Watch; Not Going To Fly, Is It?

SO. Apple’s brought out the iWatch and as a piece of tech it looks not half bad. It’s a phone, a fitness gadget, can help you read maps and, well, it’s actually a blindingly interesting piece of kit. Whether people …

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


Faces of the Day: New York City Elmo Leads Cartoon Protest

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FACES of the day: Costumed characters hold signs prior to a press conference held by NYC Artists United for a Smile at Times Square in New York, Tuesday, Aug.19, 2014. The artists called for the fair treatment and the …

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


Another Daily Mail Health Headline We Can Prove Ain’t True

If it’s not that coffee causes cancer then it’s that coffee cures cancer at the Daily Mail, as we know. And if they ever managed to link cancer, immigrants and house prices in the one headline then the world as …

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


Idiocy In Your Local Tesco: A Bad Apple Story

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SO a bloke goes along to Tesco and has a look at the apples on sale. He’s like to buy some lovely fresh British apples. And why not? They can be very scrummy indeed. Having looked at 22 varieties …

Posted: 8th, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Witchcraft Eradicator Sues British Humanist Association For Half A Billion Dollars

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THE British Humanist Association has a court case looming:

The British Humanist Association (BHA) and Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN) are being sued by the wealthy evangelical preacher and ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio who has dubbed herself

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


Insurance Company Sues Man Who Sold Bike To Banned Driver Who Died In An Accident

IF you sell a vehicle and fail to cancel the insurance – and the new owner fails to get any insurance – you could be liable for any damge they cause. Sound fair?

Paul Duffy sold his Kawasaki Ninja motorbike …

Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


If Scotland Leaves The UK Both Countries Will Become More Equal

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HERE’S a slightly odd little factoid about the upcoming Scottish independence vote. If Scotland does leave then both countries will become more equal. And given that we’re told that inequality is the defining scourge of our times, that’ll be …

Posted: 3rd, September 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Disney Princess Says Dads Hit On Pocahontas More Than Mulan Or Silvermist

A Disney Princesss is talking to the Mirror:

“I was hit on as Pocahontas more than Mulan or Silvermist, & it definitely has to do with the amount of clothing she’s wearing….there’s always the family that makes grandpa or

Posted: 29th, August 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Arsenal Balls: What Is Champions League Qualification Worth?

HOW much is qualification to the Champions’ League 2014 worth to Arsenal?

The Sun: “ALEXIS SANCHEZ paid off his entire transfer fee with one kick — firing Arsenal to a £50million Champions League place”

The Times: “…a goal …

Posted: 28th, August 2014 | In: Arsenal, Money, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Barbecues Make You Fat Pigs: Which Is The Whole Point Of Them

SO the Daily Mail tells us: we’re total and complete grossouts when we eat a barbecue. We eat far more at one than we do at a normal meal. All of which is terribly interesting but it is rather missing …

Posted: 27th, August 2014 | In: Money, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everyday Sexism Does Science: Men Can Shag Around Before Marriage; Women Shouldn’t

WELL, nice to see one of the old patriarchal tropes has some empirical evidence behind it. Women who shag around before marriage seems to be less happy inside marriage than those who don’t. But for men sowing those wild oats …

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


King Digital Plunges 23% As Candy Crush Saga Runs Out Of Steam

WELL, what the stock market was worrying about has come to pass. King Digital is the maker of Candy Crush Saga, that game that’s been sucking the life out of the nation for the past couple of years. It’s also …

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


News Vines: Scots Lassie Explains How We Feel About Rail Fare Rises

THIS lassie on STV News being told about the 2.5% rise on train ticket fares…

 

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Posted: 20th, August 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Fail: Reuters Logo Is A Venn Diagram Of Horror

LOVE this from @Reuters. I don’t *think* they meant it to be interpreted as a Venn diagram

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Spotter: @millyshaw

 

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


Of Course Scotland Could Use The Pound After Independence

It’s a bit off my having to agree with hte Wee Eck here but it is true all the same that Alex Salmond is correct about a newly independent Scotland being able to continue using the pound sterling.

Alex Salmond …

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