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Dr Gitfinger

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  1. Very interesting article. So the stress testing isn't really stress testing. It's like an MOT certificate for a car that's plunging over a cliff.
  2. I think the pretty straight sort of guy deserves a lot of the credit for wrecking the country. And he just won't go away: http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2009/09/o...has-spoken.html This is more like it: Tony Blair's Monkey Dust Manifesto But I suppose the glottal-stopped chancer will end up with a peerage.
  3. I see what you mean. But let's not forget Judith's effort:
  4. My sad nocturnal googling habit tells me that they featured in this Guardian article in December 2007: http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2007/dec/08/buyingproperty Referring to Fergus the bogeyman, the article says: "He has been approached four times by wealthy Russian investors over the past year keen to buy his entire portfolio of properties. So far he hasn't sold out, but says he will if the price is right - but that price is likely to be north of £250m."
  5. Judith Wilson's web site: http://www.jwipb.co.uk/
  6. Couldn't agree more. (While on the subject of 70s sitcoms, I think Mrs Slocombe's pussy was a Brazilian Shorthair. This claims to show a photo of one http://www.petbrazil.com.br/en/pets/cats/400.htm but I'm not convinced)
  7. I notice that The Times no longer lists Cherie Blair/Booth as one of its columnists. I'm sure she was still there a week or two ago. Looks like Rupert's really had enough this time. As I'm a newbie here, can anyone tell me if Blair (as PM) came in for as much stick on the forum as the Broon does now? Surely as PM during the monstrous boom, the pretty straight sort of guy is ultimately responsible for the current mess. In a balloon game scenario, if you had to choose between chucking out Blair or Brown to save the balloon, which one would you dump? (I suspect that the answer is that you wouldn't have to choose because Tony would have already jumped with the only parachute). Edited: Mersey-tunnel mouth's name does still appear in the drop-down list of columnists (but only two articles are shown, dating from Oct/Nov 2008). I think they realised that her photo in the main list of columnists was frightening the horses or maybe Clarkson said that he didn't want her to be on top of him.
  8. Another great rant here. It's a congressman (Ackerman, Rep.) giving a bunch from the SEC hell over Madoff. Apologies if it's already been posted.
  9. It's ironic that the Lloyds Law Courts branch in the Strand in London still has the original Lloyds beehive symbol. Photo here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkomyers/30...in/photostream/ Meant to symbolise industry and hard work. What would be an appropriate symbol today? I actually feel sorry for them.
  10. Three-dollar bills, four-dollar bills, 50-cent bills printed on wallpaper. Maybe this is what's in store for us: http://docsouth.unc.edu/imls/currency/currnc.html
  11. Agree 100%. Of course there are times when the car is more convenient, but when I was on a TGV running alongside a motorway at 300 km/h and leaving the traffic looking like it's hardly moving, it really made me feel that the car is a rather crap form of transport for longer distances.
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