This month, the cabinet of the Maldives government issued a photograph of a meeting held 20ft underwater to pretend that the islands are at risk from rising sea-levels.
He was a character actor who did lots of stuff in his long career, like playing Charlie Chan when he got in to films, but his Big Impact was as Dr. No in the eponymous 1962 James Bond film. [Note: he's nothing to do with Ernie Wiseman, b.k.a. 'Little Ern' of Morcambe & Wise fame.]
As a composer, he worked with the top names in the music, film & TV businesses for decades, but he made his Big Impact with his finger-snapping theme tune for the TV version of The Addams Family (1962-64) and he held on to the publishing rights, which made him rich as well as talented.
Sir C. Kelly, chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, is alleged to be making 'sweeping' changes to parliamentary allowances. Part of the plan is to stop MPs employing relatives as secretaries, research assistants, etc. But if this rule is applied, there's going to be a rush to employment tribunals as wives, husbands, children, etc. object to being sacked not for their own misconduct but because of the criminal behaviour of public servants.
More dosh for the lawyers!
No Griffin without New Labour & the Beeb?
One cheer for . . . what?
A correspondent writes . . .
Why was J. Straw so evasive when asked about British immigration policy on the Nick Griffin Show? Because he was one of the architects of a policy to dilute the British national identity and import a vast gang of Labour-voting immigrants. And the inevitable leak has revealed that he is directly responsible, with T. Blair and the other New Labour geniuses, for the rise of the BNP as the only voice raised in protest against New Labour's social engineering by stealth and the growth of diversity fascism.
No wonder the country's broke
Would YOU want to be a member of a club which has a LIAR and WAR CRIMINAL as its PRESIDENT, which is staffed by THIEVES and which is CORRUPT from top to bottom?
Posted by the Truth about the European Union Bureau
Around 20% of the United States of America is covered by the greatest October snowfalls for ages. Records which were set as long ago as the 1920s have tumbled. This is the third year in succession that winter has started with unusually large amounts of snow across the world. The extent of the summer ice-melt in both the Arctic and the Antarctic continues to decrease. But the British government is still trying to swindle us with over-priced 'green' electricity in the name of reducing global warming.
"Forget the facts" is okay, apparently part II
2 questions for Global Warming Swindler G. Brown
Pulling a Leg off the Ant Won't Save the Planet
"Using less energy and giving less cash to power companies, most of them foreign rip-off merchants who are screwing the British market rotten, is a good idea. But all the carbon-crap baggage is just total bollux."
Thanks to a duodecade of New Labour meddling, coppers spend less than 6 hours per week out on the streets, at risk of being harassed by the public. They are now adopting a 'fire brigade' policy to crime strolling to the scene of a crime when they feel able to leave their computers rather than being handy to dash to the trouble spot. Pounding beats is now the province of Blunkett Bobbies, Community Support Patrols and other police substitutes.
It takes one to know one
The way ahead
"Your co-operation is requested!"
Political Correctness warning
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Adam Applecart, the man who ran the Northern Rock bank into the ground with his reckless management tactics, at huge expense to the poor old taxpayer, has taken a job with an American firm, which hopes to use his inside knowledge to pick over the rotting remains for worthwhile scraps, at further cost to the British taxpayer. This is what passes for sound business practice in Brown's Britain.
Not exactly chump change!
A Fix Went In?
It's official blood-sucking is endemic at Westminster
Like that's going to make it go away!
Imported green parrots have done so well in Britain that they are now classed as vermin along with crows, magpies and gulls. Which means that land owners and householders are entitled to blast them if the parrots start making nuisances of themselves.
Resistance is futile!
Tell 'em anything as long as you get elected
Vietnamese River Cobbler, a.k.a. Panga, is the cod of the 21st century. It's white, it's wobbly and it doesn't have much taste, but it's cheap. There is one small problem with it, however it's raised in the Mekong river, which is heavily polluted with bacteria from sewage and industrial waste containing heavy metals and all sorts of lethal organic chemicals. And the farmers load their fish with Chinese hormone preparations to increase the yield. But at least it's not radioactive!
We all knew it had to be so, but a study has confirmed that magnetic and copper bracelets do absolutely nothing to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. Which won't impress the people making a living out of this multi-million pound industry.
Tooth-rot in bottles!
Who would you rather have for Prime Monster?
A man who HASN'T proved that he's totally useless or a man who HAS?
Posted by the Bureau of Truth in British Politics
Romiley used to have a grassy, people-parking area next to the Forum. But Stockport council, in its infinite wisdom, decided to flatten the whole thing and replace it by another stretch of Pavement of Death. Why? According to the council, the vandalism counts as 'improvements', which leaves us at BFN wondering why the quarter of a million pounds could not have been spent on repairing broken pavements just outside the centre of the village.
Romiley sets the art agenda?
Some people see the Large Hadron Collider, the gadget which CERN hopes to uses to investigate the existence of the Higgs' boson "God" particle, as the way the world will end. They are afraid that it will create a swarm of mini-black holes, which will eat the Earth! Luckily, the £5 BILLION system keeps breaking down.
NASA promised a dust plume 6 miles high when a Centaur rocket stage then the $79 million LCROSS probe slammed into the crater Cabeus at the Moon's south pole. The 5,600 mph impact was expected to form a new crater 12 miles across and shoot up dust, which could be analyzed for evidence of water (or ice) available at the surface of the Moon.
Congrats to J. Button for playing a blinder in Brazil and doing enough to clinch the Formula One drivers' championship with one race still to go. Congrats also to Brawn, his phoenix team, which rose from the ashes of Honda to take the constructors' championship at the end of their first year of existence.
A wiseguy solicitor has invented a way to get clients off a charge of using a mobile phone while driving. He just tells the court that the client was using the mobile as a dictaphone and recording a joke, or a reminder about something vital. Apparently, having a 2-way conversation on a mobile phone is illegal but a one-way conversation with a dictaphone isn't.
What do you get when you send Sweden's equivalent of the SAS out on a training exercise? Something very close to an actual operation when they make a boob with their navigation and attack a family home instead of an empty house, which they had permission to blow up. The owners of the exploded house, which lost its back and front doors, and all the windows, had the good sense to be out when Unit K3 called.
Warmonger gets Nobel Prize! What's up with that!
The fix is pending
British sense of fair play kicks in
The good people of Chicago are breathing a sigh of relief after the International Olympic Committee lumbered Rio de Janeiro with the 2016 Games. President O'Bama's political enemies are trying to make out that not getting the Games for Chicago, his home town, amounts to a failure on the president's part.
One-all used to be a draw
Getting there, but not fast enough!
Making sense of a crazy world
California strikes back at libel tourists
No substitutes, by order
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