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Painless Warfare: for the rich

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Police Racism Satirised in 1979

Sergeant:Savage, why do you keep arresting this man? Constable Savage:He’s a villain, sir. Sergeant:…A villain. Constable Savage:And a jailbird, sir. Sergeant:I know he’s a jailbird, Savage, he’s down in the cells now! We’re holding him on a charge of being … Continue reading

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Accountancy Ethics

An accountancy student asked his boss to explain ethics in accountancy. After thinking for a while he related the following: “Mr Jones, a client, came in last week and paid me his bill. His bill was £1,000 and he paid … Continue reading

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Book Review: Volker Kutscher ~ The Fatherland Files (2019) (Translator Niall Sellar)

Fans of Philip Kerr and his wonderful series featuring Berlin policeman Bernie Gunter will warm to this German version. The book reeks of authenticity in its depiction of pre-Nazi Berlin and the insidious take-over of the police by them. The … Continue reading

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A pet spider

If you want to know more about this spider see Tarantula link What Are Tarantula Book Lungs? – The Tye-Dyed Iguana – Reptiles and Reptile Supplies in St. Louis. (

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Commercialised Gluttony

For 25 years, Fat Boys Cafe [Croydon, London] has been serving up the Blow Out breakfast challenge. It consists of two sausages, six slices of bacon, a slice of fried bread, mushrooms, beans and 1.25kg of chips, and is thought … Continue reading

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Pets: They really love you

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Back to work blues

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Gambling as an Investment Option

Combining ‘Gambling’ and ‘Investment’ appears to be bizarre. After all, gambling involves unpredictable risk and the loss of all of your capital in one fell swoop. Investment, on the other hand, breathes the heady air of prudence and safety. This … Continue reading

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Greek Joke: 2015

Question: What does a Greek civil servant say when he gets his salary? Answer: Danke schön

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