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“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.”- Albert Camus

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Mark J Grant on the EU …

Mark Grant is always an amusing read and here is his latest missive reposted in all it’s semi-psychedelic glory, for it amused me :

“For him it was a dark passage which led to nowhere, then to nowhere, then again to nowhere, once again to nowhere, always and forever to nowhere, heavy on the […]

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You have two cows …

Via ZeroHedge, I have seen similar ones before but I think this is the best one yet (click the image to see full size version) :

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Electric car charging subsidies – yet more expense on the bills of the many to bribe the wealthy …

Electric cars – so popular that the government is now going to spend even more of our money on bribes to increase their use :

The government has announced that it will cover up to 75% of the cost of installing charging points for electric vehicles in garages and driveways.

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Apparently, we used to make things here in the UK …

A brief snippet – the following graph from a ZeroHedge article showing the share of global exports in 1980 and 2011 grabbed my attention with the declines in every category for things made in the UK :

Interestingly, South Korea’s gains in each category over the last 30 years almost match the UK’s […]

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Back to the UK which is decidedly still in la-la land …

The Wasp is knackered after a long day of wing flapping to return to this strange little isle, where it would seem the government is still as demented as a box of frogs :

The prime minister said it was vitally important the government maintained its “credibility for deficit reduction” so it could continue […]

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Pictorial Interlude – Very creative art … Finally Black …

The very last edition of the German Financial Times today  :

I am impressed …

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Bugger the Bankers and Politicians – Official Video …

Amusing, with one or two telling lyrics such as :

‘cos we are programmed against insurrection.

_ _ Bugger everyone!

Via FT Alphaville Tweet

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Goldman Sachs now runs Europe..

Via ZeroHedge, with Mark Carney’s appointment to the Governor of The Bank of England, Goldman Sachs domination of Europe is complete :

Back on July 3, we made an explicit and very simple prediction: “now that the natural succession path at the BOE has been terminally derailed, it brings up those two other gentlemen […]

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The EU launches an anti-trust investigation into gazprom – how long before the gas supply suffers a little mishap this winter?

It is never wise to poke a wasps nest with a stick and expect a happy outcome – firstly from ZeroHedge :

EU OPENS ANTITRUST CASE AGAINST GAZPROM GAZPROM SUSPECTED BY EU OF HINDERING COMPETITION IN GAS MARKETS GAZPROM MAY BE ABUSING DOMINANCE IN UPSTREAM GAS SUPPLY MARKETS GAZPROM MAY HAVE PREVENTED GAS SUPPLY […]

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When “strong government” is actually toeing the EU line …

An example of the government implementing EU regulations presented as the government taking strong action via The BBC :

The government is going ahead with its plan to ban retailers from imposing excessive or surprise charges on people who pay by debit or credit card.

The plan was first announced last December following […]

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When spending other people’s money, the sky is the limit …

A snippet from a BBC article on Sheffield’s £2 billion PFI funded road improvement program proving that you can buy what the hell you like when spending other people’s money :

Trees and kerbs will also be improved and a further 1,000 litter bins are planned for the city.

Some of the bins are […]

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Paying (for) Lip Service at the NHS … around £6 million per year and counting …

A BBC article this morning that had me spluttering my coffee all over while wondering why the fuck I (and every other tax payer) should be funding shit like this on the NHS :

The rise in women seeking a perfect vagina

Last year more than 2000 labiaplasties were carried out on the NHS, […]

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Barroso “is a deluded communist idiot” … Farage on the EU

Nigel Farage speaking his mind in his usual frank manner which, as always, leads to a rather amusing interview : _ _

Whilst he is having a dig at Barroso and van Rumpey Pumpey, he also makes a very good point in the interview on the likeness of the EU to the old USSR […]

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Doublethink is alive and well at the Department of the Environment.

Doublethink according to Orwell in 1984 :

The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for […]

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BBC bias on GDP revison news.

Gratuitous Balls picture if only because it’s so amusing …

An interesting and somewhat confused article from our beloved state broadcaster on today’s downward revision of the first quarter GDP figures where they can’t quite decide which is the real story so seemingly cover all bases and then ignore one point in […]

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