Archive for July, 2005

eBay carriage charge

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

I never cease to be amazed by the HUGE post and packing charges that some sellers on ebay are asking.
These people are ripping their customers off with charges like $5 US plus tax to send a single DVD within Canada, some of the foregin ones are even worse, and then you’re likely to be charged […]

London police shooting of innocent Brazilian- execution

Monday, July 25th, 2005

The UK police didn’t shoot the innocent Brazilian, they executed him. This was nothing more than cold blooded execution. The whole police crew involved should be charged with murder.
That’s not likely, instead there will be a whitewash by the Police Complaints Authority. This is a disgrace.
I vote no confidence in the UK police and the […]

Barter networks

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Mmmmmm, sounds like a really good idea; you and I barter our services so we each get a good deal. No cash changes hands and we’ll both feel good about that.
I would like to trade some web design services for help completing my Canadian tax forms.
I really liked the sound of this, so I spent […]

London bombed - where were the police?

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

What kind of people are running the UK?
There are over 12,000, yes twelve thousand police diverted to Gleneagles to look after a handful of ‘world leaders’ leaving the capital short handed. Should we be surprised that now’s the time the terrorists strike?
Well our leaders were surprised, they are urgently sending 1,500 back to London to […]

London olympics - three groans. How can the IOC be so stupid?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

2012 London, surely I will wake up soon and find it’s not true! How can the IOC be so stupid?
Most people will say it’s wonderful, a marvellous opportunity etc etc; I say it’s another disasater for the UK. All that hype, construction, insider dealing, pressure, more for London - less for the rest of the […]

Gordon Brown - a disaster in the making

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

July 2005 - there still seems to be a feeling that Brown will be the next leader of the labour partly after Blair - try to smile sincerely, try to live down the lies about Iraq, try not to admit the figures for illegal immigrants show half a million are here!
Why is Brown kept out […]

Global warming and Tony Blair’s vision

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

Global warming may or may not be real. There is a well-recognised phenomena (akin to ‘what I tell you three times is true’) that governments and people in general can be misled into believing some fashionable idea. The ancient greeks were taken in by the Trojan Horse, the UK government by the Ground Nut sheme […]