Thursday, May 22, 2008

Big Dog

Looks sort of like a standard poodle crossed with an air conditioner.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

There will always be an England Department

More or less:
A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word "cult" to describe the Church of Scientology.

The unnamed 15-year-old was served the summons by City of London police when he took part in a peaceful demonstration opposite the London headquarters of the controversial religion...

...Demonstrators from the anti-Scientology group, Anonymous,...were banned by police from describing Scientology as a cult by police because it was "abusive and insulting".
This wouldn't have anything to do with it, of course:
The City of London police came under fire two years ago when it emerged that more than 20 officers, ranging from constable to chief superintendent, had accepted gifts worth thousands of pounds from the Church of Scientology.
Anil Dawar has the story in the Guardian.

"Bomb, bomb Denmark. Take their wives as war booty" seems to be OK*. Apparently the Scientologists' critics aren't so scary to the police as Islamists are. Or just more abusive.

*The link goes to a no longer available location. Try here.

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"You should not nurse any atom of fear..."

Entrepreneurial bankers seem to be spreading from Nigeria to Bukina-Faso. Or burkina-faso. Or wherever. Anyway, such excellent service to their customers may explain in part why Africa is such a miserable hell hole for decent people, and such a black hole for Western aid. This just arrived in my emailbox.


Compliment Of The Day,

I am Dr Ali Ahmmed from burkina faso.I want to seek your assistance after
my discovery during auditing in my bank as am the manager of Bill and
Exchange at the Foriegn Remittance Department of BANK OF AFRICA,(B.O.A.)

In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of USD$25.8million US dollars in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in plane Crashes 2000,

Since his death, we have been expecting his next of Kin to come over and
claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it
as next of Kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking and
financial policies but unfortunately all the efforts proved abortive.

IT is therefore upon this discovery that I decided as the head of my
department to make this business proposal to you and release the money to
you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent
disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to
go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed bills.

Do not view this as been illegal but an opportunity for us to help enrich
our hope in life instead of the bank converting this much money to the
security funds.You should not nurse any atom of fear as all required
arrangements have been made for the smooth transfer of this funds and your
acceptance is what will crown this effort.

We will conclude this operation within 14 banking days based on the amount
of coperation you will contribute.

Thank you for your understanding as i await your urgent response to enable
me give you more details don't forget to give me those informations below to
enable me know you very well before we can go ahead in this business,

Your International passport or ID card..........
Your private telephone number...................
Your profession.................................
Your age........................................
Your country....................................

Your’s faithfully
Dr Ali Ahmmed.
"Do not view this as been illegal but an opportunity..." That is so well put. Shakespeare couldn't have said better his own self. Just remember: (CONFIDENTIAL IS THE CASE")

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