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Three million pounds – “negligible” when you are spending other people’s money …

A brief insight into the Government’s view of other people’s money – an excerpt from a paper by HM Treasury on a new tax on gaming machines (page 4 HERE if you are bored – opens pdf) :

It also meant that the total impact on Exchequer revenues across the two rates is “negligible” […]

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It’s not illegal but you cannot have it because we think it’s bad for you!

Sorry, you can’t buy this in Ipswich – the police and council say it’s bad for you.

Following on from yesterday’s shroud waving attacks on the furniture shop quite legally giving away beer to customers, we now have a whole town full of bansturbators getting shops to ‘voluntarily’ agree […]

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Nulla poena sine lege – cue much shroud waving …

Want a table with that?

How is it that anything that offends the shroud wavers but is not actually illegal is always described as a “loophole”?

Before getting to the point, a brief aside regarding the title (via wikipedia) :

Nulla poena sine lege (Latin: no penalty without a law) is […]

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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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BBC on shooting burglars and how it should read …

This one caught my eye for the slant the BBC have put on the evil householder protecting his property :

Householder arrested after suspected burglars shot

A householder and his wife have been arrested in Leicestershire after two suspected burglars were hit with shotgun pellets.

The wounded men and two others have also been […]

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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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Video Interlude – One to get the bansturbators in a tizz – smoking and drinking edition …

How about this for a demonstration of how to down a pint whilst simultaneously puffing on a cig :

Now, what film is that clip from??

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Is war necessary?

Via a ZeroHedge article of the same title is a link to an intriguing document entitled “Report from Iron Mountian: On the possibility and desirability of peace” (available here).

Section 5, The functions of War and Section 6, Substitutes for the functions of war lay out the Economic, Political, Sociological, Ecological and Cultural purposes […]

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Pictorial Interlude – Be careful when arranging your melons and the world’s ugliest ear …

This one would probably get you arrested in the UK for causing undue distress, alarm etc etc :

And, after “vampire woman” and “piercing woman” this has got to be one of the worst body mods I have ever seen :

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Beware of armed weather forecasters …

Possibly one of the strangest public procurement notices you will have seen :

The NOAA National Weather Service – Western Acquisition Division, Boulder requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following:

 

LI 001, 16,000 rounds of ammunition for semiautomatic pistols to be factory-loaded .40 S&W caliber, 180-grain jacketed […]

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When importing buttocks be sure to check they are authentic …

 

Not very buttock like …

After being arrested for trying to import Saddam’s buttocks it would appear that they may not be Saddam’s buttocks after all :

TWO men who allegedly illegally imported the buttock from a statue of Saddam Hussein to Derbyshire have been released without charge.

Nigel Ely […]

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Orwellian references coming thick and fast.

Whilst drowning in work and not having a great deal of time to actually write anything here, the following two snippets caught my eye with references to 1984 :

Firstly from ZeroHedge, the following excerpt from an interesting article on the “War on Terror” and how Al Qaeda fighters are now allies and not […]

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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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All in a tizzy over B16B00B5? Whatever next?

The cryptic selection of letters in the title is apparently sexist and most embarassing for Microsoft according to The BBC in one of the most rediculous pieces of bollocks I have read in some time :

Microsoft has swiftly fixed an embarrassing gaffe which saw a chunk of code labelled “big boobs”.

The […]

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