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  1. Hotman

    Easy guide to World Politics and Economics

    SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM You have...
  2. * ORM *

    Let's all cross our fingers shall we.

    The Deputy Governer of the Bank of England is crossing his fingers and hoping the economy improves next year. I thought it was a joke the first time I heard it. For Gawd's sake. If he is crossing his fingers what hope is there for the rest of us ? I'm now crossing my fingers that Emma Bunton...
  3. OldBlueLady

    Abu Hamza

    Looks like they might actually get this one right http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/abu-hamza-loses-extradition-fight-851284.html According to figures quoted in the papers today, this man has cost us, the British taxpayers approximately £3.5 million in policing, court costs and...
  4. Aviva to cut jobs

    Looks like this could be the start of a wave of job losses and ulitmately, a possible recession http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30400-1318274,00.html One good thing is that they are looking to Southend as one of the seven places in the country to consolidate their services into. Nice to...
  5. Napster

    UK economy - doomed

    Rising food prices sent the UK's annual inflation rate surging to 3% last month in the sharpest increase in the cost of living in almost six years, the government said today. Data from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the government's preferred measure of inflation - the...
  6. Napster

    Battrick news from Q&A pt 1

    GM-Rascal Does playing under "Go For It" orders have any other effect than increasing the performance levels of your team? Hearsay evidence would suggest that it would also seem to result in unpredictable performances from players, is there any truth in this? BT-allanf Go For It improves the...
  7. J

    The B.N.P.

    So, they have done extremely well again this year, coming 5th in the london Mayoral Vote. But do we really know the truth about the B.N.P? Have you actually read the manifesto and mission statements? Ok, so they are a bit far right of the middle, but they want the best for this country. In my...
  8. Winkle


    Its getting tough out there folks and I think we are for a bit of a pasting if fuel prices keep rising and our economy is slowing. Recieved my gas bill today. for one quarter £311, and the only thing run on gas is the boiler. Lots of colleagues I worked with last year are really finding it...
  9. Yorkshire Blue

    BT economy

    How much does your battrick team earn/lose a week? Level: 1 Income Sponsors: 50,000 (end of last season 60,000) Interest: 80,000 Gate receipts ODI: approx 250,000 Gate receipts fc: ? Expenses Ground: 60,000 Salaries: 150,000 Weekly profit/loss with no home game: -£150,000
  10. ldnfatso

    Econonics in Cows

    Economic Models explained with cows- 2007 update SOCIALISM You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM You have 2 cows. The State...
  11. Xàbia Shrimper

    Southend United - How far have we come? Part 2

    "This football club has lacked direction for a long time," Ron Martin told the Evening Echo's Bernie Friend in mid-September 2000. On the pitch Southend United were struggling at wrong end of the Third Division table, having notched up just one win from their opening seven games of the season...
  12. The General

    Season Five Review

    1. First off, who has been your most influential player?! Real mix up between Jackman and Titterton here. Probably just about plump for Titterton. A very special player and has scored 6 100's and 3 50+'s which from 14 matches, aint bad at all!! Taken 22 wickets and has an...
  13. C C Csiders

    My visit to the Doctors

    Firstly, I apologise in advance for sharing this with you (you may feel it too much information!). However, I now feel I know, in a virtual sense, you all on here. Indeed, for what I am about to shar e with you, I could say that I have shared the SZ urinal with you with DtS one side...
  14. fredheim_holm

    quickfire help please

    erm just been assigned my team, going out in a min but wanna get started, i have the 5 challenges and how much they cost, what should i do now? cheers. 1 Name your arena 3 333 £ 2 Promote a youth player 3 333 £ 3 Check economy 6 667 £ 4 Check out your players 6 667 £ 5 Hire a...
  15. Davros

    Anyone on a variable Mortgage...

    Good old fixed rates!
  16. C C Csiders

    2006 Predictions

    I can see the following happeniong in 2006: In politics: A year of woe for the government as the economy slows, and unemployment starts to rise. Inflation will remain at around its current level. However, doubts will arise, as to Gordon Brown's suitability to take the helm from Tony Blair...
  17. Suffolk Shrimper In Dorset

    Keep the Faith

    Like to get to games about an hour beforehand - easier parking and a pint in the Shrimpers. Set out from Hadleigh, Suffolk at 5.40pm, borrow wifey's car as easier on juice. Fill up just north of Col******r with some of that optimax stuff, meant to be kinder for engines. Bollox it is, two...
  18. sufcintheprem

    Interesting article on Hattrick

    False economy of Youth players] Read through this article and it seems to suggest that clubs are actually opting to play hattrick in the lower leagues where they get better attendances in order to generate money for a push on the top spots in the top leagues. Will be interesting, as they...
  19. Hockley_Blues

    Chelski make record losses

    Courtesy of BBC Sport. If and when Abramovich leaves, I can seriously see them doing a Leeds.