Wednesday, 21 January 2009


Housewife takes washing repair man hostage After her 10 month old washing machine broke down five times, Tracy Fox snapped and barricaded herself and the Currys repair man in her house, taking him hostage.

The engineer and Mrs Fox agreed to end the situation by calling the police, an amicable solution was found, Currys have replaced her washing machine with a new one.

But it did work!

A Japanese manufacturer has produced a fake bomb in a box called the “President’s Briefcase”, it is supposed to be a Joke item.

I can’t see many people laughing in security.

Shadow Scottish Secretary David Mundell has introduced a private members bill to force shops and “providers of goods and services” to accept Scottish banknotes. 'Legal' bid over Scots banknotes

These notes can be printed by the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Bank of Scotland and the Clydesdale Bank, and are not backed by the force of law anywhere in the UK.

The only notes with the force of law are those issued by the Bank of England.

Mr Mundell wants it to be illegal to refuse to accept these notes.

Two points, why should businesses in the UK be forced to accept “money” that is not recognised as money by the law?

And if they can print their own money why don’t the Scottish banks print enough to cover their debts and stop taking our money to bail them out?

“People only see what they are prepared to see” Ralph Waldo Emerson



James Higham said...

Interesting that. Independently, we were both thinking of washing machines.

CherryPie said...

I am surprised she wasn't arrested for that!