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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


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.

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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