Posts tagged ‘Government’

December 30, 2013

Prostitutes Wanted

by duncanr

enter here200There’s a few red faces and a lot of tittering, I’ve no doubt, at the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) after an ad briefly appeared on the Government’s Job Search website advertising openings for whores (http://tinyurl.com/mv5o8n3)

The ad, placed by ‘Horny Escorts’ – now there’s a bit of a clue right there – seeks women willing to go out with guys for an evening and have ‘full on sex’

No previous experience is necessary

Looks and race are unimportant.

And the pay is . . .

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August 22, 2012

Communications Capabilities Development Programme

by duncanr

government spyingIn February 2012, the coalition government – [in the UK]- announced plans to require communications service providers (everyone from ISPs to social networks) to intercept and collect everybody’s communications data just in case it’s needed later in an investigation. Called by its new name, the Communications Capabilities Development Programme, this initiative was announced in the Queen’s Speech in May 2012 and will likely be introduced to parliament as the Communications Data Bill.”

In forming the coalition government in 2010, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats promised . . .

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July 1, 2009

Introductory economics

by NobblySan

It is August, on the shores of the Black Sea . It is raining, and the little town looks totally 100eurordeserted.

These are tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

A rich tourist comes to town.

He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.

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January 22, 2009

The Obameter

by noseycow

An American newspaper has taken up the challenge laid down by President Obama, that he be held accountable for his actions as President.

 Politifact has combed his campaign speeches, his websites and pre election interviews and found just over 500 promises that he has made.

So having been president for around 28 hours, how’s he doing?

But has he got a Dog for his daughters?

But has he got a Dog for his daughters?

Not bad for his first day on the job!!
January 20, 2009

Today is also the day…

by noseycow

That cancer patients get Free Prescriptions  from the NHS, unless of course they happen to live in Scotland or Wales were EVERYONE already gets them free.

Prescription charges of £7.10 per ITEM, remain the cause of one of the biggest Health Inequalities in the UK.

Some patients automatically get ALL of their prescriptions free of charge, they are children, and those with certain medical conditions (including Diabetes, Thyroid problems and Epilepsy) others can claim if they think they are eligible. Also GP’s have some discretion (but a limited budget) to grant free prescriptions for patients with life long illnesses who apply to their surgery. More information here.

Free for Cancer sufferers

Free for Cancer sufferers

January 8, 2009

Cheeky!

by noseycow

Hustler’s Larry Flynt and “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis, have apparently approached congress requesting a $5 billion bailout for the flagging  American porn industry.

Well why not, seeing as the US and the UK governments are handing out money like it grows on trees? Who will be next? The Mafia or the Pimps of downtown Miami?

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If you don’t ask you don’t get!

January 1, 2009

The 334 steps

by noseycow

Big Ben turns 150 today, and celebrations have started with the launch of a website www.parliament.uk/bigben . Now please form an orderly British queue or the site will go down under the demand.

I haven’t looked because I’m still to busy earthquake watching, but I suspect it will be as interesting as George Bush’s shoe collection, and probably cost as much as the Northern Rock bailout.

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