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Whirlpool Economics Won’t Wash

Hundreds of millions of pounds invested by British local authorities in Iceland’s failed banks look likely to disappear down the Atlantic sinkhole.

In London Gordon Brown put £500bn of public money at risk in a gamble to restore the UK …

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Correction

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News, Photojournalism | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Practical Jihad: Hamas University’s Online Course

EDUCATION news. Put down your knives, your anorak’s with knives and your T-shirt knives. Pay attention. There will be a practical demonstration later:

The Islamist Hamas terrorist organization has initiated an online course in explosives, military weapons and tactics

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This Is Why Barack Obama Is Winning

WHY is Barack Obama winning? Money:

Barack Obama is outspending John McCain at nearly a three-to-one clip on television time in the final weeks of the presidential election, according to ad buy information obtained by The Fix, a financial edge

Posted: 9th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Kent County Council And Haringey Borough Hit By Iceland

ENGLAND Expects tells us: “Word has reached my ears that 2 local authorities are in real trouble as they had banked there payroll with one of the Icelandic banks.

“From what I am told Kent County Council and Haringey …

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bloggers And Media Law

THE dangers, laws and pratfalls of blogging. Robert Cox is the founder and president of the Media Bloggers Association. This in the NY Daily News:

When Peter Robbins, a retired homicide detective from Barnstable, Mass., was

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Goodbye, Cruel World – The IMF’s Suicide Note

“THE world economy is entering a major downturn in the face of the most dangerous financial shock in mature financial markets since the 1930s,” notes the IMF.

Yes, we’d noticed; can you tell us something new?

The situation is exceptionally

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China To Blame For Banking Crisis

IT’S what Anorak’s been saying. China is the big elephant in the dealing room. Sebastian Mallaby:

The real roots of the crisis lie in a flawed response to China. Starting in the 1990s, the flood of cheap products from

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Bankers Pay For You

THE Croydonian looks at the evil bankers:

Well, “Large banks accounted for about 30 per cent of the UK’s corporation tax receipts last year, according to a study by PwC“. FT 14/8/8

I make CT receipts £51.3 bn,

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Michael Lohan Will Jab Perez Hilton In The Ass

LINDSAY Lohan’s dad, Michael Lohan, would like to punch wanane celebrity Perez Hilton in the stomachs. The NYDN says:

The Hollywood dad-gone-bad — who insists he’s trying to do good — is offering to step into the boxing ring with

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Australia Cures Bi-Polar Disorder With Aborigine Magic Dust

AMERICA. AMERICA! There is hope. You must leave and head to Australia.

Baz Luhrmann has a message for you.

A small brown boy, possibly called Yvonne, Rolf or Shane, will arrive in your urban sink and sprinkle magic dust onto …

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


First They Came For The Anti-War Protestors

IN Maryland, the State Police are taking no chances.

The have classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.

Good …

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Palin Says Talibani, Dionne Say Taliban

A BIASED media. Of course. Sarah Palin says Talibani. WPost hack EJ Dionne saya Taliban. Palin. Palini. Dionne. Donadoni. Let’s call the whole thing off…:

Just when you think the anti-Palin press has covered itself with enough shame, it

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


This Is Not The American Plan

“WE have led the world today with a proposal to restructure our banking system. We are taking the steps that I believe other countries will take in the future.”

Thus Spake Zarathustra, sorry, Gordon Brown, announcing the Elderly Grandparent of …

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Sarah Palin Escapes Madonna

SAYA Madonna:

At one point during the US kickoff of her “Sticky and Sweet” tour at the Meadowlands Saturday night, the Material Mom indulged her Republican-hating ways, shouting, “Sarah Palin can’t come to my party. Sarah Palin can’t come to

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lily Cole Tries To Contact Gary Glitter

THE Daily Mail is wondering how it can republish that shot of Lily Cole dressed as schoolgirl and give readers another chance to cut it out and keep it as a sign of the sick times in which we live.…

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Learning Scientology With Jennifer Lopez

JENNIFER Lopez is in interview with ‘The Daily Beast

JL “I do know a lot about Scientology. And I know about the practices. I know all about what the technology is and all that kind of stuff. It’s very

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Brit Blog Round-Up 190

Britblog Roundup 190 – The Not on the Internet Edition

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Omar Bakri Swaps Wife For Stunna

HURRAH for Omar Bakri father of breasts pneumatic and dancer of lap.

Today Omar Bakri – The War On Terror’s Peter Stringfellow” – takes a bride a year younger than his poletastic daughter Yasmin.

Out goes Hanah, 48, and in …

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Royal Houses And Mansions For Immigrants

DANNI “cannot believe it’s possible to get a £1.2 million mansion on state benefits.”

Danni appears on the Sun’s Page 3, responding to the front-page news, “Mother of all council houses”, the tale of the mum-of-seven, Afghan refugee who lives …

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: News, Royal Family | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Labour And The Nazis

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

TRIBUNE (Magazine) “an independent weekly labour movement voice”

A new book is out: “BOOKS: Why Charles Lindbergh went to meet with Hermann …

Posted: 8th, October 2008 | In: Madeleine McCann, News | Comments (424) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Falafel Wars: Lebanon And Isreal’s Food Fight

SO this is war. Who threw the first falafel. Come on. Own up!

A new war between Israel and Lebanon has erupted, but this time the war is not geopolitical, but rather an issue of cuisine-who has sovereignty over traditional

Posted: 7th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Dutch Prostitutes Tart Up The Whore Miles

THe Dutch want to control everything:

Prostitutes in the Dutch city of Eindhoven are to be awarded “credits” in return for good behaviour under a new scheme to encourage them to abandon the oldest profession.

The prostitutes will receive so-called

Posted: 7th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (15) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woody Allen Shoots For Sarah Palin’s Moose

MOOSE. No, it’s Sarah Palin. It’s Woody Allen. Have you met the Solomons..?

Spotter: Magnetite

Posted: 7th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Iranian Militants And Danes Try To Be As Funny As The Jews

IRANIANS are chanting “Death to Israel”. Borrringggggg. Can they get a new chant, one that rhymes?

Well, not all of them are chanting, just the Islamist students who are unveiling a new book.

The book “Holocaust,” published by members of

Posted: 7th, October 2008 | In: News | Comments (6) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0