Showing posts with label rbs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rbs. Show all posts

Friday, 3 August 2012

Share of the losses: Who is back: Invisible bikes: The Cat Tunnel Couch: Ready for the flood: and a Rat burglar.

A bit of solar action, no atmospheric movement and lots of ex skywater at the Castle this morn, I have been “having a clearout” and have accumulated more than a vast amount of stuff for the “recycling” centre, snag is I am now too knackered to load up the Honda and get rid of it.

Three core Cable wants to take over the 82% Blighty owned millstone but it seems that ‘top’ shareholders in RBS have complained to the Treasury over "dangerous" and "damaging" suggestions that the taxpayer-backer lender could be fully nationalised.
We are absolutely furious,” said one top five shareholder. “This notion is ludicrous and has to be squashed immediately. Or how can we expect Hester [Stephen Hester, chief executive of RBS] and Bruce [Vans Saun, finance director] to stay. It has to stop or the bank will be damaged.”
Angry investors are understood to have contacted UKFI, the body that manages the Government’s stakes in banks, to voice their frustration with the “flip flop” in the ownership strategy for RBS.

Here’s an idea-as in the “real world” why don’t the petulant Pillocks repay the billions of taxpayer’s money they have salted away and then they can do what they want with their bank?

Doctor Who comes face to face with Daleks and dinosaurs in a trailer heralding the return of the BBC sci-fi show.
A scene from the first episode of series seven, Asylum of the Daleks, finds the Doctor standing before thousands of his old enemies. “You’ve got me. What are you waiting for? At long last, here I am,” he says.
The 90-second trailer will be broadcast tonight on BBC One.
It also features Arthur Darvill as Rory, Alex Kingston in a returning role as River Song and Rupert Graves as an Indiana Jones-style adventurer.
The trailer includes scenes from a western-themed episode, A Town Called Mercy.
Series seven begins later this month and will be followed by a Christmas special.

Oh goody.....

Chinese photographer Zhaohua Sen has found a new way to make his photographs a little more 'interesting' — invisible bikes.

Maybe he should just take snaps….

Comes the Cat Tunnel Couch designed by Korean designer Seungji Mun.

Spiffing, still it will give the kiddlies somewhere to hide when Dr Who is on.....

A Dutch millionaire has opened the doors of his full-size replica of Noah's Ark to the public.
Johan Huibers spent four years building the ark after dreaming his hometown would be destroyed by a flood of biblical proportions.
Using dimensions set out in the Book of Genesis, the 137m x 21m craft features its own 'Bible museum', complete with life-size plastic animals.
"We wanted to build something that can help explain the Bible in real terms," explained Mr Huibers.
"The wood is Swedish pine, because that's the closest we think to the 'resin wood' God ordered Noah to use in the Bible. The animals are plastic and come from the Philippines."
The project stems from a dream the 52-year-old had in 1992, in which his native Holland was flooded by the North Sea.
"The next day I bought a book about Noah's Ark," he said. "That night while sitting on the couch with my kids, I looked at it and said: "It's what we're going to do"."
Mr Huibers originally wanted to sail his ark, currently moored on the Merwede River, Dordrecht, to the London for the Olympic Games.
However he was forced to abandon that plan after Dutch authorities raised health and safety concerns about the proposed voyage.

Ah the old Elfandsafety no Arks ploy from McDonalds…..

And finally:

Melbourne resident Alan Ryan was taking photos in his garden of the lorikeets that come to feast from his bird feeder when a rat decided to do show his eligibility for Olympic-standard gymnastics.

Ryan said he started having problems with rats after the death of his cat, Ozzie, but he’s not the only one.

“The lorikeets don’t want the rats coming in; they’ll stand up to it.

”The rats are pretty vicious too so it’s a bit of a contest there.”

Time to get another pussy methinks....

And today’s thought:
Beach volleyball for dummies Olympics


Thursday, 16 October 2008

Really Pissed Off

Following yesterdays Blog Action Day On Poverty, the news today shows that “they” don’t care.

NHS exposed poverty action day

Bailed-out bank's secret £150k bash

The arseholes at RBS have put on a bash for the fat cat executives that cost £150,000 they flew in 100 “high flyers” from 11 countries.

This was just days after a £15 Billion payout of OUR money.

“RBS director David Manson told execs to have fun, even though “we let a lot of shareholders down”.

"ere, I can see a banker"

“Staff were told to hide branded gear and RBS teddy bears were not given out.
A hotel worker said: “There were supposed to be 196 execs but they were so worried it would leak they cut it to 100, even though all rooms were paid for.”

An RBS spokeswoman said: “This was a working event to bring together our international team.”

What a load of selfish, self satisfied, brainless, inbred, insensitive, up their own arses wankers.

Gordon Brown, what are you going to do about this? The country would like to see 100 resignations on your desk today, after all WE are in charge of the bank now aren’t we?


The Sun has this little item.

The health benefits of beer

“A beer a day keeps Doc away”, the problem is of course that it is rarely one beer, and when after 10 or so beers the drinker is admitted to A&E it really doesn’t keep the Doctor away, unless of course the “pissed” abuses or attacks the medical staff.

Jade Goody.

From the Sun again.

Jade hell gets girls flocking for tests

I am not that interested in the above named; my only recollection is of her racial abuse of someone on Big Brother. Which unfortunately propelled her into “stardom” backed by someone who’s name I can’t remember- Max thingy.

And then the news was filled with stories because she has cervical cancer. OK, I have some sympathy for her, but I am afraid that the whingeing of “celebrities” leaves me cold; they have the money to get instant diagnosis and treatment. Unlike “proper” people who have to wait weeks and weeks just to see a specialist. And then months until their treatment starts.

Now she is whingeing about her “Chemo hell”, F…k off, that is what happens in real life, she is lucky to get treatment at all, when many people can only get medicines, if they pay for it themselves in order to live a bit longer.

The only good thing to come out of this is that smear tests have increased by 20%.

So Jade, life is a bitch.

And yet again from the Sun.

7 ways to spot depression

Quite interesting.

Here are my 7 ways to spot depression.

You can’t afford to buy food.
You can’t afford to heat your home.
You can’t afford to drive your car.
You can’t afford to buy clothes for your kids.
You can’t afford to pay your rent or mortgage.
You can’t afford to use the stove
You can’t afford to turn the lights on.

Or is that Recession?

And from the Sun again

BBC NEWS Health Smart brains 'grow differently'

Scientists have decided that-“Clever people outsmart their peers not because they have more grey matter but because part of their brain develops differently, a Nature study suggests.”

This of course comes from the good old USA.
Apparently it is all due to the size of your cortex. One quote of these scientists is-"It could be that people with superior intelligence also live in a richer social and linguistic environment, and that it is this that accounts for the sharp increase in the thickness of their prefrontal cortex in late childhood."

What a load of class distinction bollocks.

But the good news is Size Does Matter!

And finally from the BBC

Maltesers calorie claim 'misled'

Maltesers calorie claim 'misled'

“The Maltesers advert showed a woman offering the chocolate-covered honeycomb balls to a friend, saying: "Less than 11 calories each." But the ASA has now ruled the claim "less than 11 calories each" should not have been made about Maltesers, especially when the same advert also told viewers they were not being so "naughty".

An ASA spokesman said: "We concluded that the words 'less than' gave the misleading impression that a Malteser was low in energy."

Sorry girls, it’s no use flashing your tits at anyone, because they will be down to your knees if you keep eating them.

That’s all folks.

Angus Dei