Saturday, 31 December 2011
Monday, 26 December 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
¤ Transactions within areas such as the EU & attached areas are not taxed.
¤ Transactions to normal tax areas outside the financial area's 'local zone' should be taxed at 0.1%.
¤ Transactions going to minimal tax areas, such as known tax havens, should be taxed at the equivalent tax rate that would have been raised if the money had stayed within the financial area's taxation jurisdiction.
¤ Transactions bringing funds into the financial jurirdiction that are liable for tax should have any outgoing taxes refunded in full.
Hell, it may just work!
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Friday, 4 November 2011
Now that was a long scentance!
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Monday, 31 October 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
Who do they think they are!
This is totaly stupid!
These owners need to be taken out, put up against the nearest wall & shot!
I am so furious I can hardley text!
OK, Villa lost their unbeaten record at the weekend, but I would prefer them to go down rather than lose promotion & relegation!!!
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
To me it appears that the forces arrayed in the Indian Ocean to deal with the pirates are not suited to the job. Destroyers, frigates and the like are not suited to chasing fast skiffs or similar fast motor vessels, they are designed to fight large scale 'formal' wars.
At the start of WWI there was no easy way to engage submarines. This led to the creation of the 'Q' Ship. This was a medium sized merchant vessel, crewed by the navy, armed with a number of consealed quick firing guns. The ship was chosen to be just too small to be worth a torpedo, so the sub would surface to try and capture and scuttle it, or sink it with fire from the sub's deck gun(s), whereupon the 'Q' Ship would engage the sub with its weaponary. It proved moderately successful.
I would think a number of 21st century versions of such 'Q' Ships may prove a major deterrent against Somali pirates who are preying on merchant vessels. Perhaps such things should be deployed.
Sunday, 9 October 2011
The Tory's are trying to reintroduce the market, which will never work in an organisation that is mathematically 'chaotic', back into the NHS as the people who fund them would like it!
I trust my GP to treat me, but GPs are not trained to run the NHS, so they will have to outsource their provisioning to the private sector. Typical free market capitalist thinking!
Sunday, 2 October 2011
It would seem that the people who made that ad are trying to tap into peoples greed!
Saturday, 24 September 2011
I started to think, could a similar society take off in the UK? With the prevailing economic situation (which slightly resembles that which created Christiana) I feel that a social experiment like this may be viable, but would be an amathama to 90% of the political class, thus rendering it impossible as it would be stamped on very hard!
While it may not be possible to engender such a social experiment here in the UK, I would like to see such a thing happening, possibly in a neo-cyberpunk sort of way.
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Friday, 23 September 2011
There are a number of possible explanations for these observations:
a) The distance between CERN and the lab in Italy has been incorrectly measured or calculated.
b) Timing between the labs had been incorrectly synchronised.
c) Other forms of systematic measurement error.
d) Nutrinos do not work like we thought they did.
e) Einstien was slightly off in his theory (but not to the extent a number of sensationalist journo's have suggested, otherwise sat navs and other stuff would have stopped working!)
A, b or c of the above are the most likely explanations. Nutrinos having a different nature to that which we have assumed they have, such as being able to take on a negative rest mass for short periods, would be very interesting. The most intriguing posibility would be that Relativity Theory is not complete & needs to be extended/reworked.
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Saturday, 17 September 2011
At least my Scotish team, Stranraer won!
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Friday, 9 September 2011
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
When he goes, who should replace him?
I personally favour giving 'Psycho' (our current U-21 manager) a go, but what do you think?
Stick in a comment below with your pick for the new England manager, even if you favour Roy Hodgson!
I will leave it to the readers to make their own minds up!
As the people who adhere to this type of theory as are almost Messianic in their beliefs, I think not. For those who have a slightly sceptical attitude towards the Moon landings, these new photos may change their minds.
Personally, I think that some of the early still photos may have been taken down here in order to make people more enthusiastic about the Lunar missions, as NASA were not sure that the astronauts could take decent pictures with the equipment they had under the harsh Lunar conditions, but even this is unlikely.
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Aussie sheep farmers persecuted the poor beast, claiming it was a massive sheep killer, which led to its probable extinction (there are a few, sparse, unconfirmed sightings of the Thylacine floating around).
Shows how being in possession of sharp pointy teeth and a distinctive pelt gets you lynched by farmers wherever you live!
A big thanks to Cryptozoolgy.com for info on this.
They claimed it was 'World Hackers Day' and that the DNS hijack was "just for fun".
Probably had some ulterior motive that this "just for fun" was hiding.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Spook watchers may find this of interest as it will be given by Eliza Manningham-Buller, former Director General of MI5 (the British internal security organisation) on the subject of Terror.
While it is likely that this will have been pre-recorded, it should be interesting to listen to the broadcast in the light of the documentation that has come light in Libya regarding British intelligence services' possible involvement in 'extraordinary rendition' to the Gaddafi regime.
Note: Next Reith Lecture will be on the 13th Sept 2011 (9am)
Friday, 2 September 2011
Read the full details at ESO - eso1132 - The Star That Should Not Exist
Thursday, 1 September 2011
If it does, then politicians may well have been to blame for some of this as they rushed people back into the area when the EPA said the asbestos risk was acceptably small, not thinking of PM10s, heavy metals, and similar nasties in their eagerness to show the terrorists that they hadn't won.
The following links may be of some interest to people wanting some background and fellow conspiracy theorists:
I find it quite hilarious. You may also enjoy it.
Follow this link to the Castle's homepage.
It is hoped that one of these may be named after her.
Link to more details on this story.
In testing his theory, which was initially developed in his spare time using mathematical modeling, Dr Steffen found that passengers boarding a plane at random is actually faster than the commonly used block boarding method!
Full details of the Steffen Method may be found here.
Even with the upcoming (January window) signing of Stevens from Shamrock Rovers, I still think that the numbers and quality of players out are greater than the numbers and quality of the players in. I hope I am wrong in this, and Villa get better for these transfers.
Well at least we aren't doing too badly to date.
See Also: http://deadmanchatting.blogspot.com/2011/08/villa-sell-another-good-player.html