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So down in London for the evening, staying at Amanda’s house here in the leafy suburbs of Willesden. Not a bad pad. I expect it’s pricey, even though there’s only umm, 5 rooms. London…

The meeting went well, I’m happy with it. Encouraging is a good word to use, and this weekend I can see that I’ll be doing a lot of work regarding the hair blogging site. Nevertheless it’ll sort out several problems we are looking at, and make everything nice and shiny.

 

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So I’m taking a trip down to London today, and I thought I would at least write about it. That is, from the train. The wifi service on here works pretty well, only tunnels really stop it.

I got onto Twitter with my phone and posted so that works well, and now I’m on the laptop with no problems. Well, one with the sign up forms, but the second time round was the charm and I got the email notification.

So here’s hoping that the rest of the trip is going to be as uneventful as this train journey. One thing is for sure, I’ll be waiting until I hit Kings X to get something to eat, the prices on these trains are extortionate!

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Why are the authorities continuing to call this pandemicswine flu‘ when it apparently is not swine flu at all?

We should call it Mexican Flu, I mean the 50 million killed in 1918 were killed by Spanish Flu so it seems pretty straightforward!

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Today amidst the news of swine flu, a $3.4 trillion US budget, recession ebbing news, and all the nonsensical politic backstabbing in the UK, we have the news we’ve all been waiting for. Yes, scientists have finally managed to clone those glowing dogs. Thank God for that!

I am so happy our tax pounds/dollars/sheckels/dinars/yen are going towards a good cause, I’m sure those glowing dogs were on the verge of extinction…

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I was rooting for Hamilton of course, and right off the bat it almost looked like he was going to grab the lead, but it wasn’t to be. Nevertheless a brit won, so all is not lost!

Lots of debate over the weird tires though, supersofts versus softs, what is better. You’d think after all this time that the tire manufacturers would know what they’re doing.

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Pun intended.

My God what have they done to this country? It really is echoes of the 1970′s. We’re going to be borrowing £179Bn, and this really is to fix the banks’ mistakes, not ours!

And although the news does focus on the Chancellor, it’s not really his fault, it’s his boss’s. Brown was Chancellor for all those year, made all those mistakes, missed chances to tighten up laws, sold our gold, so he should take the ultimate blame for this.

Vote LibDem.

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All this jibber jabber about a recession when in reality it spurs people on to do better.

Two friends of mine are trying hard. We all have regular work, day work, but one is trying to get a bench-building business up and running (and to be honest he does build pretty decent benches, chairs, outdoor tables etc.,) and the other builds bespoke chalets sheds/gardening out-buildings. Obviously I do web work.

So even though there is a recession clearly there is a drive to succeed even in these trying times. In that sense the government is doing their job, making sure the country still runs, we all keep our jobs to a certain extent. On the other hand future generations will be saddled with massive debts, including ourselves.

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It’s that time of the year when the phone contract is up and magically they contact you to push another one on you. They tried a Blackberry but I looked on their site and found one much better, a Nokia E71. Great little phone, a little heavier than my other one, wider too, but lots of useful features for me.

I set up my gmail account on there in seconds, downloading via my wifi in a few more. Wandering around town it checks wifi spots and tries to connect if it can. God what terrible things these phones are becoming!

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For some reason this street must have invisible signs above our houses, with the words emblazoned on top ‘We need religion, please drop by’. For two days in a row now, I’ve had these religious nutters people call by and start in on their spiel about how they’ve been reading the bible and they want to share it with me.

Is there something I can write on my front door to stop them? Would ‘No solicitation’ take care of the matter? I hate being blunt about it but even when you say, ‘I’m not interested thank you’, they then start asking why!

WTF! I said I’m not interested, I don’t need to justify it. For that matter, why would we want this on a Saturday afternoon!? I had the first one yesterday about 1pm. Normally, if I were any other person I’d be at work, so it’s an odd time to call.

Perhaps it’s a practical joke, maybe I offended someone and they called the Mormons and said this guy needs religion? Hmm now there’s a good idea…

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So the Pirate Bay boys got convicted and get to spend a year in a Swedish prison. I bet that’ll be a doddle.

Interestingly the judge said that while they insisted they don’t host the pirated files, they -do- facilitate a crime.

Does that mean that that opens a door to people suing gun manufacturers? Or even the telephone company if someone commits fraud over the phone? What about car manufacturers when a bank gets robbed and they speed away in a car?

Oh what devious minds can come up with. I just don’t think that this has ended anything, in fact I think quite the opposite.

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