Wednesday, 2 March 2011

PPP Dave C does ANOTHER U-TURN: Rip off supermarkets: No fun bag juice: Nobel lottery: Old Peugeot fetches $2.5 million: Reverse driving: and Ladies sauntering.


Test post on my new-old Blogger site-all comments very welcome.
Bit on the temperature challenged side at the Castle this morn, the kitchen is once again filling up with broken computers, but the first daffodil has opened in the garden.


Piss Poor Policies Dave C’s  hopes of following Tone into a Middle Eastern country have been dashed it seems.
PPP Dave was forced into an embarrassing retreat over military action against Libya yesterday as the Coalition announced the biggest cull of the Armed Forces in a generation.
Within 24 hours of announcing that British warplanes might enforce a ‘no-fly zone’ above the crisis-torn state, the Ministry of Defence revealed plans to axe two RAF Tornado squadrons and fire 170 trainee fighter pilots.
Defence Secretary Liam Fox’s decision to axe 11,000 military personnel in four years cast doubt on Britain’s ability to carry out such ambitious missions.
Just to make Dave’s day, the Prime Minister was forced to downplay his assertion that he was prepared to arm rebels seeking to oust Colonel Gaddafi. 
Even Libya’s opposition told Mr Cameron they don’t want his help, unveiling a banner in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi which read: ‘No Intervention.’

Take the hint Dave-we don’t want you either.




The Castle cupboards are getting empty, the reason being that the price of food seems to be linked to the price of oil.
Supermarket giants seem to be boosting their profit margins and blame rising inflation, a leading City bank warned today.
Analysts at UBS said of the seven leading world economies, prices in Britain were rising at the fastest rate - and by far more than is justified.
The sector could now come under intense political pressure or face a formal investigation, they suggested.
'UK food prices are rising more rapidly than most other developed economies' food prices, and have significantly outstripped food retailers' cost inflation,' they said.
'This could allow UK politicians to suggest that food price inflation is 'unfair' or 'excessive'.'
Analysts at the Swiss bank found prices in Britain were rising at an annual rate of 4.9 per cent - against 3.6 per cent in Germany, a euro zone average of 1.8 per cent and a U.S. increase of 1.5 per cent.

Won’t be long before I can’t even afford stale bread and gruel.



A London council has confiscated supplies of breast milk ice cream from a specialist parlour which launched the new flavour in the British capital last week on concerns the frozen treat may spread viruses.
Westminster Council said it had visited the Icecreamartists restaurant in London’s Covent Garden and removed all ice cream containing breast milk for testing after being contacted by members of the public and the Food Standards Agency.
“Selling foodstuffs made from another person’s bodily fluids can lead to viruses being passed on and in this case, potentially hepatitis,” Brian Connell, Westminster Council’s cabinet member for business, said on Tuesday.
He added that the owner had agreed to cease making and serving the ice cream while it was being tested.

Sod it! And I have already bought my train ticket.



A record 241 nominations were submitted for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and the Norwegian jury has now begun the secretive process to select a winner, the panel's spokesman said Tuesday.
Russian human rights activist Svetlana Gannushkina, secret-spilling organization WikiLeaks and Cuban dissidents are among the candidates who have been publicly announced by those who nominated them.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee does not reveal the names of nominees and doesn't discuss any candidates until the winner is announced in October.
Geir Lundestad, the permanent secretary of the committee, told The Associated Press that 188 individuals and 53 organizations have been nominated for the prestigious award.

Other nominees are-Tone Bliar, Gadaffi, Mugabi and Ahmadinejad-apparently.



“Och me dinners bad” has just seen his 1977 Peugeot 504 sold for $2.5 million.
The "company who purchased the car for 25 billion rials wanted to remain anonymous", it said after the auction in the south-western city of Abadan.
"My client bought the car because of a personal interest in president Ahmadinejad and his spirit of anti-arrogance and anti-Zionism," said lawyer Mahmoud Esari, who acted for the firm that bought the car.
SWO chairman Ahmad Esfandiari said more than 500,000 people registered on the bidding website, with most saying they were doing so because Mr Ahmadinejad leads a simple lifestyle.
He said there were bids from Europe, Asia and the United States.
On January 1, Mr Ahmadinejad launched a website to invite international bids for the car, with the proceeds funding a project to build 60,000 homes for disabled and needy women who are providing for their families.

Bit annoyed about that, according to “we buy any car” the Rover is only worth fifty quid; maybe I should change my name.



A Glendale man allegedly drove in reverse for more than three miles down North Glendale Avenue on Saturday, without crashing or hurting anyone.
An off-duty police officer saw Gurgen Gukasyan, 49, driving at about 30 miles per hour with his right arm on the passenger seat and his head turned, according to the Glendale News Press.
Gukasyan was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department inmate report.
Gukasyan was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and no injuries were reported, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the Glendale News Press.
He reportedly told police he was driving to a friend's home.
"This is just sheer disregard for public safety," Lorenz told the newspaper. "It appears that he did want to take that vehicle and have some fun with it."
But this isn't the first time Gukasyan has allegedly made the road his playground.
He was also arrested in December after he allegedly drove his car onto Verdugo Park, causing thousands of dollars of damage before stopping his car and blasting music.

Maybe he should have a word with PPP Dave C, he can reverse as much as he likes and get away with it.

And finally:



Ladies sauntering.



And today’s thought: Some days you're a pigeon . . . and some days you're the statue.

Angus

4 comments:

Bernard said...

First!

No, seriously, very good.
When I read all those Guido Faulks blogs and the like, it seems to be the 'in thing' to be the first to leave a comment! A bit silly really!
I shall now go back and have a closer look, especially at you classic car section. :)

Angus said...

Welcome Bernard the first, not much in the classic car stuff yet, but I will be filling it up:)

CherryPie said...

I like the new site, it seems to play nicer in my browser than weebly does.

Angus said...

Weebly doesn't play very well in my browser either CherryPie:)

Full move over on Monday.