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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Sunday surrealism

I’ll start with sex

eharmoney

Sensible advice for those up in the air moments

copilot checklist

Pessimism

public notice

A simple mathematical formula solved

women=problems (1)

It’s much more difficult to turn on the fairer sex.

man woman (1)

For that moment you realised that you clicked on “Post” before you’ve finished composing.

oh shit

Revenge of the killer bulbs

bulbofdeath

He tried.

we buy any car

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Wave

A public service announcement.

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finger

 

 

 

finger

 

 

It’s a hoax.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Social media and Scotland

 

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Shades of Greenwich

There’s been nothing in the British MSM that I have seen as yet. It would appear that a similar crime as that which was carried out against Lee Rigby in Greenwich was foiled in Australia.

In what was called the largest anti-terror operation in Australian history, police have arrested 15 people allegedly linked to the Islamic State, some who plotted a public beheading.

Police said the planned attack was to be “random.” The killers were to behead a victim and then drape the body in the black Islamic State flag, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The Associated Press reported 800 officers raided more than a dozen locations in Sydney, Brisbane and Logan.

This happened yesterday and I would consider it as more important than that referendum which seems to dominate the news at the moment.

Update: The BBC has a report now on their website. They’re only 36 hours behind with it.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Sperm donor of Hong Kong.

You might find the title of this post strange, however all is about to be revealed.

The miss-selling of insurance policies has been branded the UK’s ‘biggest financial crime’ by one expert this year. The PPI scandal that has engulfed banking has hit a pay-out total of £23bn to customers – a figure which could have funded the 2012 Olympics twice over – and the number of complaints about miss-sold life insurance recently rose 26% in just one year. Indeed, the Office of National Statistics has estimated that it wasn’t government policy or stimulus that kick-started Britain’s economic recovery in recent years – the ascent out of recession has come as a result of people spending their average pay-out of £2750.

With banks continually taking advantage of their customers, one consumer has decided to speak out in the most unusual and eye-catching way.

Christopher George was miss-sold life insurance and protection against a business loan by one of the world’s banking giants – and instead of simply claiming back the miss-sold amount and continuing to quietly use the financial behemoth’s services, he decided to get his own back. Mr George trademarked an online domain in the name of a very different kind of bank to seek his own brand of revenge. www.thehongkiongandshanghaibankingcorporation.com 

(Note:The IP address has been changed slightly as you can see) The bank is now registered under Class 05 – a sperm bank. The domain – the real name of one of the world’s largest banks – is now associated with sexual stimulants and chemical contraceptives rather than loans and savings.

An investigation of the matter has found that the famous corporate has no grounds for complaint, due to the fact that no trademarks have officially been infringed. The case is a refreshing example of a consumer standing up for his own consumer rights and demonstrating that, though banks may have limitless funds and experienced lawyers, they are still open to this kind of retribution. 

Mr George says, “The miss-selling of insurance over the past few years has been a total scandal, with billions paid out to wronged customers who should never have been out of pocket in the first place. Many of those who have claimed compensation for these issues have quietly accepted their pay-out and continued to bank with the provider in question – but my conscience lies in a different realm, and I couldn’t sit back while this leading bank took advantage of me and drained funds from my account.”

The episode played a part in the demise of Mr George’s business, and though he now has his finances in order, the registration of the domain name felt like a small step to righting this wrong.

Mr George’s example won’t be the last time a bank miss-sells a policy to a customer, and the disgruntled ex-customer hopes that his example will demonstrate that errors like these don’t have to be taken lying down.

To find out more about Mr George’s experience, please visit the website: http://www.thehongkongandshanghaibankingcorporation.com/

Well done that man.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Friday, 5 September 2014

Tit for tat.

Further to my post the other day, Kill Peppa pig, where I told you that there is a site started by a Muslim to have a children’s TV show banned.

To my amusement I’ve found out that there is a facebook site entitled Peppa Pig against Muslims.

Wonderful.

Thursday, 4 September 2014