Monday, 27 April 2009

NHS competition

From the channel 4 news email update:

The NHS is offering £20m to be shared out among nurses, hospital porters and other health workers if they can suggest ways to boost efficiency and save money.

But with years of record spending on the NHS due to end in 2011, will this be enough to cushion what are many are saying will be dramatic cuts in NHS budget in a few years time?

My suggestion:

Stop wasting money offering it as a prize for coming up with money saving suggestions.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Recipe for EU fudge

Love this vid.

how to make eu fudge

Annoyed by how insane the EU is? This amusing video sums it up!

Friday, 9 January 2009

Push button toilets

Why are virtually all new toilets push button? Who no handles?

Cheap Suites
# Bathroom Suites
# Cloakroom - EnSuites
# Taps and Wastes
# Showers and Pumps
# Shower Enclosures
# Baths and Panels
# Bathscreens
# Furniture
# Finishing Touches
# Toilets and Sinks

The world gone mad

A shopping list for credit crunch times

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.)
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches. {"Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
53. Duct Tape
54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
55. Candles
56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. "Survival-in-a-Can"
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
91. Teas
92. Coffee
93. Cigarettes
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Livestock

Thursday, 27 November 2008

The bible

Should you pull apart the bible?

1. The Jesus Loves Porn Stars Bible
The Jesus Loves Porn Stars Bible is part of a wider campaign

This arresting title is the work of the XXXChurch, an organisation that on
the one hand helps people addicted to porn, while on the other hand taking the
gospel into the porn industry. They print this Bible to give out free at porn
shows and industry conventions, distributing over 15,000 in 2007.

2. The Manga Bible - The
Manga Bible - NT Raw : Books - Free Delivery

The British Christian Ajin-bayo Akinsiku, known as Siku, tells the whole story
in the form of a graphic novel. Cain says to Abel, "Whassup, bro?"
Noah loads animals onto the ark, saying, "That's 11,344 animals? Arggh!
I've lost count again. I'm going to have to start from scratch!" Christ
strides out of the desert like a Marvel superhero.

It skimps on some of the less bloodthirsty episodes like the sermon on the
mount, but Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is a fan, liking the way
it conveys "the shock and freshness of the Bible".

3. The Bible in Cockney - The
Bible in Cockney: Well Bits of it, Anyway.... : Books - Free Delivery

Cockney Bible

Former archbishop George Carey gave a thumbs up to the Cockney Bible

The rhyming slang version of the Bible was written by Mike Coles, an RE teacher
in Stepney, and started life as stories he told to his classes. In it, Jesus
feeds "five thousand geezers" with "five loaves of Uncle Fred
and two Lillian Gish". The Lord's Prayer morphs from "For thine is
the kingdom, the power and the glory" to "You're the Boss, God, and
will be for ever, innit?"

This one got the seal of approval of Rowan Williams's predecessor George Carey,
who grew up in London's East End, so must have known what he was rabbit and
porking about.

4. The Brick Testament - The
Brick Testament Free Delivery - Books - Search Results: The Brick Testament

This less-than-reverent online version by Brendan Powell Smith tells stories
from the Bible using Lego. It started life in 2001 with stories from Genesis
and today contains 391 stories with 4,214 illustrations. Though it is sometimes
satirical or tongue-in-cheek, it is often used by churches and Sunday schools,
and it's one of the versions that the Bible Society has welcomed as connecting
people with the Bible in a new way.

5. Inspired By… The Bible Experience

The Bible Experience

The Bible Experience is one for the iPod generation

And for the iPod generation, you can get the whole thing on your MP3 player,
read and performed by a Hollywood cast, including Forest Whitaker as Moses,
Cuba Gooding Jr as Jonah, and a possibly typecast Samuel L Jackson as God.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this new wave of Bibles is how sympathetic
the church is to people messing about with its sacred scriptures, whether in
wording or binding, no doubt reasoning that there can be some good in anything
that gets people hearing its stories.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

bad parking

I hate people who park where they shouldn't. This car owner felt it was fine to park on the yellow lines. Don't think the bloke with the line painter thought so.

Friday, 18 April 2008

oldham new logo

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How much for a logo?
Oldham have spent £100k on this new logo.
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