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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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Rot at the BBC – who is the “smoking rots brain” quote actually from?

Try as I might, I just cannot discover who is supposedly quoted here :

Smoking “rots” the brain by damaging memory, learning and reasoning, according to researchers at King’s College London.

A study of 8,800 people over 50 showed high blood pressure and being overweight also seemed to affect the brain, but to […]

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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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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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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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Accidentally killing your secretary with an Uzi at dinner? That would be Thailand …

Playing with your Uzi whilst dining is not recommended!

A somewhat bizarre tale from the Bangkok Post :

Mae Hong Son Senator Boonsong Kowawisarat accidentally shot and killed his personal secretary with a submachine gun in a restaurant in Phrae province, police said.

The shooting took place at a […]

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The postman still laughs

Hello once again, Mr Raccoon here with another post.

Found this one when i was making some coffee before starting work so I though i’d put it here to start the day with some laughs.

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And to end the post with a small joke.

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Mr. Raccoon out!

 

Cheers!!

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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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