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It would appear that Robert Peston doesn’t think that any employee of any bank that received taxpayer assistance should receive any bonus. The rationalisation for this? If taxpayers hadn’t rescued those banks then those employees wouldn’t have jobs, let alone bonuses Yes.. and? That’s something of a non-sequitur, akin to telling a small child that […]

Feb 10th, 2009 | Filed under LiveJournal Import

This ‘Have Your Say’ should put to rest any worries anybody might have that the BBC site is fair, unbiased, and free from attack. The most recommended opinions on whether to close Guantanamo are from people saying that it’s a terrible mistake, Obama is misguided, and Europeans are fools. And these have received the most […]

Jan 23rd, 2009 | Filed under LiveJournal Import
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President Bush, on September 20th 2001: Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. It would be hilarious, were it not so tragic, just how utterly wrong he was. That he thought […]

Jan 15th, 2009 | Filed under LiveJournal Import
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I hate volatile numbers. Bane of my bloody existence, they really are… Say I have a company, which generates £100 in revenue, and has expenses of £90. I make a tidy £10 profit, which is what everything is going to be measured on. Now let’s say my revenue dips by 5%, and my costs increase […]

Jan 8th, 2009 | Filed under LiveJournal Import
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Yeah, so like, in The Sound Of Music, the character of Liesl is played by a 22 year old, who imagines herself to be sixteen, going on seventeen… Like, plausible much? Then her boyfriend Rolf is played by a 21 year old, and explains that being a year older than Liesl, he is better able […]

Dec 24th, 2008 | Filed under LiveJournal Import

TV is bad. Movies are bad. Literature is bad. Books that are popular but are not really considered literature are also bad. But really, the problem is stories. I came up with a good phrase for this, “narrative imperative”, but it turns out that I’m certainly not the first person to coin that phrase. It […]

Dec 19th, 2008 | Filed under LiveJournal Import

Just in passing.. I was watching X-Men 2 (of all things) the other day, which I had recorded off the TV a few months back.. Anyway, I’m too lazy to stop playback after what I’m watching finishes, so it then went into a news segment after the end credits. The top item was about Ellen […]

Nov 13th, 2008 | Filed under LiveJournal Import
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7252504.stm Wrong. Logically flawed. Economically unviable. The prices that they give as “going rates” for the work that women do are set by existing levels of supply and demand, not to mention the fact that they are undertaken by people with entirely different overhead costs. If being a housewife was an open market, the competition […]

Feb 19th, 2008 | Filed under LiveJournal Import
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