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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


Labour MP Gloria De Piero Is Clueless Or Just Conniving About The Gender Pay Gap

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OUR latest little excitement on the political front is that a Labour MP has decided to try to massage the facts about the gender pay gap. You’ll see it all over the papers today, the gender pay gap is …

Posted: 11th, August 2014 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Does Apple Deliberately Slow Down Its Old iPhones?

That’s the question that’s asked over in the New York Times, whether Apple deliberately slows down its old iPhones so that people will go out to buy a new model. And the answer is, well, you might think so, but …

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


Justin Bieber Really Does Scare The Wild Animals Away

A report newly in telling us just quite how bad the screechings of Justin Bieber are. So bad that they actually scare away the wild animals. so bad that they’ve just saved a Russian hunter from the maulings of an …

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


Men Really Are Better At Maths Than Women

And no, it’s not just because of what Barbie said, “Math is hard”. We really are seeing evidence in empirical (that is, when people go out and study the real world rather than just theorising in ivory towers) studies that …

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


Whatever The Mail Says Google Just Isn’t Avoiding UK Tax

Google’s UK accounts have been filed and thus, as sure as eggs is eggs, we’ve got the Waily Mail chuntering on about how appalling it is that the company is dodging all of this tax. Except the truth is that …

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


Australian Politician Jacqui Lambie Wants ‘A Well Hung Man With Heaps Of Cash’

THESE might well be the sexual preferences of many of us, not just politicians. It’s just that we tend not to expect a politician to say so quite so publicly. But fair dinkum to the Ozzies, they have managed to …

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


Pyramid Teabags Are Better Than Round: Scientific Proof That Is

The late and dearly beloved (to those of a certain age that is) Bernard Levin once wrote an entire column in The Times in praise of the Advertising Standards Authority’s existence. I do not have the great man’s eloquence but …

Posted: 24th, July 2014 | In: Money, News | Comments (5) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The 10,000 Hours Rule Doesn’t Actually Work: The Tabula Rasa Fallacy

IT’S a common enough idea, that you need to practice at something for 10,000 hours to actually be any good at it. And that might well be true, too. However, the idea does sometimes (ie, in almost all of he …

Posted: 16th, July 2014 | In: Money, News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Fails Driving Test 110 Times

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…AND she’s not even got to the practical part yet, where what she’s been told is 6 inches causes problems. This is really quite amazing, this lady has managed to fail the driving theory test 110 times:…

Posted: 14th, July 2014 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Now Berkeley Offers Free Cannabis To The Poor

YOU may have heard about the slow legalisation of cannabis in certain US states. First came medical marijuana, treatments for things like the nausea produced by chemotherapy, to reduce certain eye conditions and so on. Sadly, just desiring to get …

Posted: 11th, July 2014 | In: Money, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Daily Mail and Human Sexuality: Explaining Nymphomania

Another in our series on sex research and wondering how in buggery we can get to join the research teams. For yes, there’s more of that research that we’d very much like to take part in.

The researchers were interested …

Posted: 11th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Steve Jobs Was Right: Apple’s iPhone 6 Is To Be Made By Robots

 

THIS rather proves Steve Jobs’ point that “those jobs are never coming back”. For Apple’s iPhone 6 is to be assembled by robots rather than by hand as has been done with all previous generations of iPhone.

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


Beer, Oh Happy Produce Of Our Isle – And Good For Us Too!

 

THE Mail brings us the glorious news that beer is actually good for us:

Mine’s a pint: Full of vitamins, high in fibre, low on sugar and good for your hair – the benefits of beer
Beer is

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


Well Of Course British Homes Are The Smallest In Europe

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WHY are British homes the smallest in Europe? Because we’re the only country in Europe stupid enough to insist that they must be small.

This really isn’t a surprising finding from Cambridge University:

British families are living in

Posted: 7th, July 2014 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0