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i wonder if it is large flat-screen tvs that are helping to destroy socialist 'new' labour!

“I watched Gordon's 55-minute speech in real time, on the ancient kitchen telly. We keep saying we'll buy a new one, so I dropped into Currys to price some and reeled in horror. Hundreds of huge HD-TVs were all tuned to re-runs of the conference, and everybody who'd looked perfectly presentable on my snow-flecked screen looked shocking. Sarah Brown's charming outfit was creased to pieces and showed every bulge; Jack Straw's crumpled wrinkles were awesome; showers of dandruff speckled every shoulder.”

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the brown calculator

Type in a sum on the calculator, press enter and....
see an example of Gordon Brown the Clown’s management failure, and not just in the UK economy.

The Gordon Brown calculator

And another Brown calculator result:

A Gordon Brown calculator result

Link from trueblue.

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100% wheat and nothing else

“Henry Perky invented shredded wheat cereal in 1893. The wheat is first cooked in water until its moisture content reaches about 50%. It is then tempered, allowing moisture to diffuse evenly into the grain. The grain then passes through a set of rollers with grooves in one side, yielding a web of shredded wheat strands. Many webs are stacked together, and this moist stack of strands is crimped at regular intervals to produce individual pieces of cereal with the strands attached at each end. These then go into an oven, where they are baked until their moisture content is reduced to 5%.[...] ”

“The original [USA] company opened a factory in Welwyn Garden City (UK) in 1926, which became part of Nabisco in 1928. The tall concrete cereal silos that form part of the factory are a local landmark and are listed structures [...] ”

“ [...] Why does Arthur Scargill [take] three Shredded Wheat? Answer: He eats two, the other one he puts on his head.”

I’ll bet not many people know that!

So it isn’t knitted by wrinklies.
The advertisers are lying - they must be socialists!

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  1. Arthur Scargill. Image: http://bettysutility.blogspot.comArthur Scargill is a UK socialist trade unionist. He was noted for his fair-coloured hairstyle like a combed-over haystack, with similarities to a Shreddied Wheat biscuit. Others swear it is a toupee.

 

 

 

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google celebrating the large hadron collider at cern

Google special logo for the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN
Google special logo for the start-up of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN

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LHC Homepage, CERN, look particularly at LHC machine outreach
mad scientists - essential work going on at cern [This video gives a simple explanation of the LHC] video
mars on google, or is it google on mars?
vincent van gogh’s birthday

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annoying po-faced lefties - because it’s fun

It rocks!


John Rich - Raising McCain, 2:35 minutes

Free mp3s etc.

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mad scientists - essential work going on at cern

....or does this prove that physicists are odd?


video: 4:49 min.

Link from James Hammerton.

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was himmler a member of cnd? a site to warm the madness of any socialist, national or otherwise!

For the very silly season.

This news item has been much expanded and moved to motherhood and madness under socialism

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Clockarium Art Deco clock Museum, Brussels    

clocks to admire and to borrow - the clockarium

the Museum of the Art Deco Ceramic Clock in Brussels

Displaying more than a thousand Art Deco mantel clocks, this museum is on three floors of a Belgian Art Deco house. Their website includes many images, information and links to mirror pages in French, German, Italian and Polish. [Note that faience means ceramic in French.]

If you fall in love with a clock, there is a Rent-a-Clock facility, where you may hire a clock for a short, or sometime along, period of time.

Art Deco mantel clock from the Clockarium, Brussels.

Art Deco mantel clock from the Clockarium, Brussels.

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on an innovative bicycle made for two for four years - so far

Benny and Amanda on their innovative tandem. Image: globecyclers.de

“In pursuing [of living the dream] we are on our world tour since 23rd April 2006. We started to do nothing less than to live the dream we always had: We want to explore the worlds beauty as well as its uglyness, we want to find out about the people and the worldwide landscapes, and of course we also want to know ourselves better. We are sure that these experiences will not be replacable by anything else when getting old.”

“And now we have already crossed the following contries since the start of our tour in April 2006: Germany - Austria - Slowakia - Hungary - Romania - Bulgaria - Turkey - Iran - Pakistan - India to Nepal . Then we went back to cross again India and Pakistan to now arrive in China and Tibet.”

The frame is mentioned as breaking in Tibet, no clear details are yet given.
Note that the English text is highly idiosycratic.

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The tandem:

The Pino Tour tandem bicycle. Image: hase-bikes.com

“The Pino’s unique seat combination offers not only an unobstructed view but also optimal team communication. [...] Thanks to an adjustable handlebar height, anything from upright city-bike position to forward racing-bike position is possible for the rear rider, and even the angle of the recumbent seat can be adjusted. Twenty-seven gears give you pedaling power in any situation. All of this rests on a solid foundation: The stiff steel frame can accommodate a full 500lbs (225kg).”

Price: 3190 euro
Technical data:
total length: 82"-93" / 210 – 237 cm
gears: 27 speed derailleur system
wheels: 26" rear, 20" front ,double wall alloy rims
brakes: Magure Louise tandem disc brakes
weight without accessories: 46lbs / 21.5 kg
front boom material: aluminium
frame material: 25CrMo4
wheel base: 57" / 145cm
pack size: 83"-123"x25"x43" / 210-327x64x108cm
bottom bracket hight (front): 24“ / 62cm
seat height (front): 26" / 67cm
total height: 41"-43" / 104-110 cm
total width: 25" / 64cm
colors: bright red, jet black, custom-colors

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