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The Latest Madness: Let’s Create A Race Of Mini-Putins

There’s politics, there’s eccentricity and then there’s out and out madness. Given the strangeness of Russia it’s difficult to know which pot to put this latest proposal in. But here … (read more)

Posted: 7th, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment


Weird sexual practices not so weird actually

As ever the boffins researching that subject of great fascination to most human beings, sex, have come up with another startler of a result. That while there’s definitely some odd … (read more)

Posted: 1st, November 2014 | In: Money | Comment


Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Should Be Banned From Russia For Being Gay

So, at least, says a particularly repellent Russian commentator. That Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, should be banned from Russia after his recent public coming out as being gay. The reasoning … (read more)

Posted: 31st, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1)


If You Want To Avoid Prostate Cancer You Should F*ck Your Brains Out

But, err, only with women. That’s real science too: the more female sexual partners you have over a lifetime the lower your risk of getting prostate cancer. And the more … (read more)

Posted: 29th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1)


Amazon Loses $500 Million: Now, About That Tax Bill

One of the amusements of recent times has been watching the tax campaigners like Margaret, Lady Hodge, huffing and puffing about how terrible it is that Amazon doesn’t pay much … (read more)

Posted: 26th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


Asda About To Get Screwed By Equal Opportunities Legislation

Asda is about to find itself having to explain a slightly uncomfortable set of facts: the men in its warehouses who load up the trucks get paid rather more than … (read more)

Posted: 25th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 23rd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 22nd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


Porno Titties For Breast Cancer

This 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 … (read more)

Posted: 21st, October 2014 | In: Money, Reviews | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


John Grisham Tells The Truth: Watching Child Porn Doesn’t Make You A Paedophile

JOHN Grisham has rather surprised the usual people by telling the truth about child pornography. Yes, there is truly vile stuff out there and those who produce it and seek … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Celebrities, Reviews | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 16th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 15th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 13th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 8th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


Now We Can Grow A Penis In A Laboratory Too

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 … (read more)

Posted: 7th, October 2014 | In: Money, Technology | Comment (1)


Now Your Money’s Even Safer In The Bank

Or perhaps we should say that now more of your money is safe in the bank. For the Bank of England has just decided to raise the amount of deposit … (read more)

Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Reviews | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 6th, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 3rd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment (1)


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 … (read more)

Posted: 2nd, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


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 … (read more)

Posted: 1st, October 2014 | In: Money | Comment


Apple’s Watch Could Earn You A £100 Fine

HERE’S a bit of a problem for Apple’s new Watch: looking at one while driving could earn you a £100 fine. And yes, that is even if it’s just a watch … (read more)

Posted: 30th, September 2014 | In: Technology | Comment


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