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50-100 businesses in the NW will now not get funding because the NW Fund is INCOMPETENT. Who will resign? Doesn't this make you cross? If so complain. http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/390262-16-of-north-west-fund-sent-back-to-europe.html
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What we all knew. - The NorthWest Fund is not performing but is it "the frying pan into the fire?" There are high-tech start-ups that cannot get the funding they need. http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/347083-north-west-fund-to-replace-ceo.html
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Why do I get Australian ads on Facebook?

Most of the adverts that I get on Facebook are for Australian products /services. This is really dumb - the only reason I can think of is that my sad daughter posts about "Neighbours" (an Australian soap opera). No wonder GM pulled their Facebook advertising. Not that it is a problem for me - I don't want ads anyway but I cannot imagine that the advertisers would be very happy if they knew.
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I think I understand why. An advert for speedos has just appeared. Outside of Australia few men wear speedos but I am one - very much to my family's disapproval. Perhaps someone is trying to wind me up - either that or Facebook has some VERY clever algorithms.
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50% off Churchill Insurance if you have 5 years no claims!

Ha! if you believe that you'll believe anything. I have just been quoted a very high price that is only a little bit less than a very reputable insurer - they double the price then offer 50% off. Don't touch them with a barge pole.
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Second VOGON Poetry Evening - 19-Apr 18.00 - Missoula Deansgate, Manchester (UK)

Hi, I'd put more details in my blog but that seems to have disappeared in my migration to iCloud. However, at least 2 (two) people have asked me why I haven't posted recently so this will have to do instead. Recent research has shown that there is a high correlation between entrepreneurs and an appreciation of H2G2 (Gilly 2010). The VOGON Poetry evening is open to all members of "The Gathering", and all actual or would be entrepreneurs in the Manchester area, or indeed anyone who fancies a PGGB (or two).

It doesn't really matter if you do not want to read or hear any VOGON Poetry because after a PGGB nothing really matters.

Following the reading is a meeting of Internations Manchester which is usually attended by very attractive Russian ladies and German men with a good sense of humour - and others.

The third VOGON Poetry evening will be on Towel Day (venue to be announced). See also

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Cromwell Day - 20th April

The people of the UK have lost all faith in the mainstream political parties - only the party apparatchiks support them. Cromwell's words to the Rump parliament have as much relevance as they did in 1653 -

"It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place,
which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice.

Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government.

Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess?

Ye have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you have not bartered your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place, and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices?

Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. You were deputed here by the people to get grievances redressed, are yourselves become the greatest grievance.

Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse this Augean stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this House; and which by God's help, and the strength he has given me, I am now come to do.

I command ye therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place.

Go, get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves be gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors.

In the name of God, go!"

Apologies to Dennis Skinner. Pies all round.
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Goodbye Facebook

I don't use it a lot anyway and it has really pissed me off by insisting that I move to "Timeline". Also Richard Stallman (one of my heroes) has some views that should be considered - see http://stallman.org/cgi-bin/site-search.cgi
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Recent changes made to Google's algorithms mean that the internet is friendlier to writers than ever before, writes Jon Norris.
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Fighting Facebook - I am now being bombarded by "Trending Articles". I don't give a FF about trending articles! How can I totally disable them? I only use Facebook for close family and very close friends but if I have to close my account I will.
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many thanks - I have just blocked all apps, so I shall see if that works. What pisses me off about Facebook is that their settings are so convoluted.
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Yes, fourteenth – that's where this year's Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index places the UK. The results are to be formally announced at an event at Imperial College tomorrow. But t...
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M2M - not the store
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I am John Lewis the person. Toubleshooter. M2M and Chairman of Crew Lewis.


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