Here’s a great idea. The top of the rechargeable AA battery flips to reveal a USB plug. You just plug the battery into a spare USB port on your PC and it charges up. Nothing else needed. I love rechargeable batteries. If you take care of them, they can last for years. I have four […]
BBC Panorama reports on a European investigation which suggests that a VAT (sales tax) scam may have cost the UK up to £8.4 billion (£8,400,000,000). The theft comes from so-called ‘carousel fraud’, where crooks repeatedly import and export high value goods such as mobile phones, failing to pay VAT but then claiming it back from […]
Tonight I received the latest quarterly telephone bill from British Telecom for the house here. I arrived here on 29 July. So, as you would expect, there are no calls listed on the bill until 29 July … That is, except for two calls to the premium rate numbers 09066 361152 and 09066 361153, on […]
I’m going to tell you something which is straight-up heresy: America is not under attack by terrorists. There is no WAR on terror… Greg Palast on why fear sells better than sex and how The War on Terror is the Weapon of Mass Distraction. Read it here. Greg Palast’s investigative reports appear on the BBC, […]
If you want to take part in Manchester’s annual gay pride parade this year you will have to pay £50 + VAT. No, this isn’t a fee for businesses — they already pay more than £1000 to be in the parade.
In all the hype that surrounds Rocketboom there is one question that has always gone unanswered.
“The Iraq war has already cost the United States $320bn (£180bn), according to an authoritative new report, and even if a troop withdrawal begins this year, the conflict is set to be more expensive in real terms than the Vietnam War, a generation ago… Iraq will have consumed $101bn in fiscal 2006 alone, almost double […]