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US eggs would be illegal in a British supermarket because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in US markets because they’re unwashed. (source)   Read more »

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“Reality” TV… it’s (add break) terrible

I guessed half of it

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USD5.8 Mil for two pistols?

Whaleoil Backchat

Welcome to the daily Whaleoil Backchat – posted at 6:30 pm every day.

This post is like an end-of-day General Debate post.

Can your cat do this, Lesley?

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Still no Global Warming, for 17 years now

Global Warming is still missing in action.

The warmists of course have labelled this a “pause” but the fact remains that there has been no warming for more than 17 years now.

Recent satellite data shows that there has been no global warming for more than 17 years

Climate Depot reported:

According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for March 2014 is just in, the global warming trend in the 17 years 8 months since August 1996 is zero. The 212 months without global warming represents just over half the 423-month satellite data record, which began in January 1979.

Author and columnist Mark Steyn was on “Hannity” to discuss the data. He said that none of the climate models or “scare mongering” predicted these results.    Read more »

Welfare reforms in UK encouraging entrepreurial spirit

Good news out of the UK as welfare reforms appear to be working well.

Benefit cuts are pushing more people into self-employment and helping to create a new generation of entrepreneurs, the Bank of England has suggested

The Bank announced that one of the most “striking” features of the economic recovery has been the record 4.5 million Britons who are now self-employed.

According to official figures, the number of self-employed workers has risen by more than 600,000 since 2010, accounting for more than a third of the 1.5 million new jobs created since then.

The Bank said the trend was partly down to government welfare reforms, such as the £26,000 benefits cap, pushing people back into work. Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, claimed that the figures were evidence that the Coalition was reviving Britain’s “entrepreneurial spirit”.

He told The Telegraph: “Every one of our welfare reforms has been about getting Britain working, so it’s encouraging to see the Bank of England explicitly linking our reforms with the strength of the UK labour market.    Read more »

Alleged tough guy wants tough stickers removed before his trial

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What a blouse, this ratbag who has ‘Murder’ tattooed on this throat, in full view, wants the tattoo removed before he goes to trial…for murder. He thinks it might prejudice his trial

Of course now the whole world knows about this stupid fool so his plans seem to failed, which isn;t surprising given he certainly wouldn;t qualify as one of life’s winners.

A man charged with first-degree murder in America wants to have his neck tattoo – which says “murder” – removed or covered up before his trial.

Jeffrey Chapman, of Barton County, Kansas, says that he is worried the ink might influence the jury in his upcoming trial for a 2011 killing.   Read more »

And another one……

Pink spraypaint, blood and flowers marked the point where a family’s world shattered on a gravel driveway near Pokeno.

It was around 4pm on Tuesday when emergency services rushed to the scene of a serious incident at McGill Rd, on the brow of a hill east of the main highway.

Its last driveway is dark and well worn. It runs downhill then forks – to the right is a vacant rental; to the left is a fresh road graded in pale gravel and stained pink and red.

A folded sheet of A4 lay near the top at noon yesterday bearing a message scrawled in vivid: “Love you Bubbie xxx”.

Police say a five-year-old boy and a sibling were riding on a trailer behind a four-wheel drive when the “incredibly tragic scene” unfolded.

Well, there’s a life long need for professional therapy right there.  Can’t even conceive of the tragedy when, as a parent, you more or less had a hand in the death of your own child.   Read more »