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George Robertson and his ilk are hardly of the calibre needed to boost the campaign against independence 
«So, even if Scotland does decide to remain within the union, a damaging impression will be left in the minds of Americans and others about Scotland: that it must be run by a bunch of Marxist crazies who want to topple western democracy. They will also wonder how this country, nevertheless, produced someone who rose to become the head of Nato. "How can someone who has enjoyed the benefits and advantages of being raised in Scotland hate so much the idea of the country determining its own affairs?" they may ask themselves.» 
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/12/scottish-independence-better-together-campaign-george-robertson 
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Kevin McKenna: George Robertson and his ilk are hardly of the calibre needed to boost the campaign against independence
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Kim Dotcom's Internet Party seeks registration 
«The party of internet mogul Kim Dotcom has made another step towards standing in this year's election - applying to be officially registered with the Electoral Commission.» 
http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/kim-dotcom-s-internet-party-seeks-registration-5888844 
The Internet Party 
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«As UKIP’s support in the rest of the UK has continued to grow – with the Westminster parties adopting an increasingly Eurosceptic stance in response, and shifting the centre of gravity amongst the Westminster parties even further to the right – Westminster’s ability to represent Scotland in Europe is non-existent.» 
http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2014/apr/no-campaign-stands-shoulder-shoulder-ukip 
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Just spent the major part of my day putting together the records to file the old man's tax this year.  We have contributed mightily to the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical industry, the medical industry and yes, a major part of our income that makes up our yearly retirement amount has ended up in the pockets of these Wall Street bums!   Therefore, I am posting this song as a tribute to Wall Street...thanks to you guys we barely have a dime left over!  Hope you choke on your fucking bonus!
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Reminds me that about a week before 9/11 I had been gently trolling the fr.sci.physique newsgroup with a claim that physics was in fact a Pythagorean sect, as evidenced by the fact that the first physical constant taught (in metric) was the acceleration of gravity 9.81 m/s^2 -- while 9=3^2 and 81=9^2 are two squares showing an intent to condition pupils to the squares also found in Pythagoras's theorem. As I turned this into a small dialogue, I made the unit of the constant - the m/s^2 - into a French pun anticipating the sarcastic beginning of their next question:

Maître, sur ces cons de carrés...

Master, from these stupid squares...

and concluded the question with an obvious "...what wisdom should we draw?"

To which I provided answer: the distance traveled by a free-falling financier is proportional to the square of the duration of the latter's ruin.

While the tragic jumps of people fleeing the flames of the WTC just a few days later weren't exactly what I had in mind, it was close enough to be disturbing.
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Meanwhile, in the U.K...
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A legal criminal as prime minster. Can it get any worse???
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Transparent, non-discriminatory and proportionate 
«The European Parliament has voted in a bill that will eliminate cell phone roaming fees and keep big telecoms operators from selectively slowing down web traffic to make more profit. The popular measure is set to create a single EU communications market.» 
http://rt.com/news/eu-parliament-internet-bill-377/ 
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The government's desperation to sell Royal Mail cost taxpayers £750m in a single day 
«Public spending watchdog the National Audit Office has said the business secretary Vince Cable ploughed ahead with plans to float Royal Mail at a maximum price of 330p-a-share, despite repeated warnings from City experts that the government had vastly undervalued the company, in a scathing report into the privatisation of the 500-year-old national institution.» 
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/01/royal-mail-undervaluing-taxpayer-cable 
Was Royal Mail sell-off a conspiracy to commit fraud 
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This Liberal Democrat working for the Tories sold the Post Office for £750m less than it was worth, and this rip-off was never in any manifesto.
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Join the online action today against workfare exploiters
«In a huge embarrassment for Iain Duncan Smith, workfare’s biggest supporters The Salvation Army have already announced that this scheme is too exploitative even for them to stomach.  The charity had been invited by the DWP to bid for a lucrative sub-contract to administer the placements.  Other charities are also rumoured to be pulling out of the scheme – watch this space or keep an eye on Boycott Workfare’s website and twitter feed @boycottworkfare.»
http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/week-of-action-against-workfare-begins-please-spread-the-word/
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