Showing posts with label fun bags. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fun bags. Show all posts

Friday, 23 September 2011

Short selling: Bunsen buggers orf: Tesco cuts: Blue Peter is no longer annual: False claim: and Bags of fun bags.

Cold, sunny and calm at the Castle this morn, the study is brimming over with dodgy, defunct computers and according to “them” the world economy is about to disappear up its own rear exit while the Politicians sit about on their bums claiming expenses as Blighty slowly sinks beneath the waves.
I have come to the conclusion that the world is run by the “markets” and governments are about as much use as the NHS IT system, but hasn’t it always been that way?

“Our” piss poor policies millionaires club coalition have even managed to balls up the sale of the Olympic village at the cost of £275 million to UK taxpayers.
The joint deal, between real estate investment company Delancey and Qatari Diar, was worth £557m but latest budget figures show development of the village has cost £1.1 billion.
The Olympic Delivery Authority, which sold the site, had already sold 1,379 of the village residences to Triathlon Homes for £268m back in 2009 with the intention of using them for affordable housing.
However, insiders say this deal will ensure £324m of contingency monies are repaid, something that was in doubt for a while during the economic crisis.

 A drop in the ocean...

Scientists of the future are being discouraged by over-zealous health and safety concerns at school, a committee of MPs has said.
The Commons science and technology committee's report found that health and safety was often levelled as a "convenient excuse" for declining practical experiments and trips.
However the committee concluded that there was no credible evidence to support a decrease in practical experiments and work outside the classroom on these grounds.

Still it will save on gas bills...

And allegedly; Tesco my favourite retailer is preparing to launch a major price-cutting initiative this weekend, in a move that could have serious implications for the supermarket sector as it tries to woo squeezed consumers.
Britain's biggest supermarket chain has ordered all of its store managers to come into work on Sunday to help the shops prepare for the announcement, which is expected to see Tesco concentrate on simpler promotions, with fewer buy-one-get-one-free offers and more low, round prices.
It is also expected to use its Clubcard scheme to reduce the number of shoppers who increasingly flit from Tesco to rivals in search of lower prices.
Shoppers have been cutting back on groceries as gas and electricity bills have climbed. Latest official statistics show that volumes of sales in large food stores were down 1.3pc last month.
Tesco refused to comment on the announcement but Phil Clarke, the new chief executive, is understood to want to win back customers from the likes of Aldi and Lidl by focusing on the Tesco Club Card and refreshing its range of own-label products.

Time will tell....

In the glory days, the Blue Peter Annual sold well over 100,000, but back then there were fewer than 40 such books published at Christmas. Now, there are more than 200 to choose from.
Last year, sales dropped by 16 per cent, with only a handful selling more than 100,000, the biggest seller of 2010 was The Beano with 201,277 copies – followed by Doctor Who (140,044) and Peppa Pig (133,651).
Perhaps unsurprisingly, booksellers expect this year’s best-selling annual to be the Moshi Monster one.

Sign of the times......

An Edmonton woman has launched a $100,000 lawsuit after alleging she "suffered depression for approximately 10 minutes" when her chewing gum stuck to her dentures.
According to a statement of claim filed in Edmonton's Court of Queen's Bench on Sept. 14, Elsie C. Pawlow is suing Kraft Canada Inc., which is the parent company of Cadbury Adams, the creator of Stride gum.
In the statement of claim, Pawlow alleges she bought at least five packages of Stride gum.
"Over a period of five minutes the gum falls apart into little pieces and sticks to the dentures," Pawlow said in her statement of claim.
She then alleges in the statement of claim, filed at a cost of $200, that she had to "dig out" the pieces of chewing gum from her dentures, which she described as a "disgusting" procedure.
"As a result, the plaintiff has suffered depression for approximately 10 minutes," Pawlow said.
Pawlow is seeking $100,000 in general damages as well as interest and court costs.

A statement of defence has not yet been filed.

Simple answer-don’t buy it.

 And finally: 

The iconic push-up lingerie, which soared in popularity during the 1990s, has undergone an extraordinary transformation thanks to the enterprising designer.
Using old bras donated by her friends, Miss Maria has now built up a vast collection of all types of sizes and colours of the innovative handbag.

 The mind boggles.

And today’s thought: don’t forget to look up tonight.


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.