Sunday, 4 July 2010

Ex prime ministers protection costs

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/7870970/Hague-concern-as-Tony-Blairs-police-bodyguards-cost-250000-in-expenses.html

Apart from the great 'Little Chef' mention and,  especially, my favourite 'Olympic Breakfast', surely the costs relate, in general,  to the locations visited by the protected former prime ministers. They have to be close to hand.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Interesting comment on oil spill actions

Response to Yahoo News regarding oil spill
BigAl
To those of you who seem upset about this mess in the Gulf not being a Democrat vs. Republican issue, may I ask if you've forgotten Katrina? Have you forgotten how the Dems vilified Bush for that? Katrina was one massive storm, that affected three states, displacing millions of people, destroying hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses, etc. Here, we have one oil well, which admittedly has given challenges never seen prior to this. One well. A Gulf full of oil. By day 3, 17 nations had volunteered their help. The Obama administration said no thanks. And here we are, day 75. The oil's still gushing, and finally, the largest ship in the world to help to clean up the mess has just arrived. So before you tie any outrage on, kindly remember what was done to Bush in a massively larger catastrophe, and have a sense of perspective. Bush in a massively larger catastrophe, and have a sense of perspective.

End of Nokia and Symbian ?

http://i.engadget.com/2010/07/01/symbian-guru-shuts-down-says-nokia-is-losing-hard/

Friday, 2 July 2010

Multiple Sclerosis "The Scottish Disease"

http://www.aspects.net/~janus/ScottishDisease.htm

Toyota's reputation gets worse !

From Yahoo - Top story Toyota plans to recall 270,000 vehicles worldwide to fix faulty engines. Flaws in the valve springs can make a vehicle stall while it's moving, Toyota spokesman Hideaki Homma said. Although the carmaker has received hundreds of complaints about the problem, no accidents or injuries have been reported. been reported. The global recall begins on July 5, and is expected to affect the popular Crown sedan and seven Lexus models (GS 350, GS 450h, GS 460, IS 350, LS 460, LS 600h and LS 600hl). One Japanese newspaper said the recall could said the recall could cost Toyota up to $228 million, or $844 per car. Since last September, Toyota has recalled more than 10 million vehicles, mostly for potential unintended halted sales and recalled about 17,000 Lexus HS 250h hybrid 250h hybrid sedans due to a potential fuel leak.

Colin