Brits love betting, football and pie in equal measure and all three were in full effect when fifth division Sutton United hosted Premiership giants Arsenal in the FA Cup (which as any self respecting football fan knows, is still the best competition in the world bar none). Sutton's second goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, is shall we say, a bit on the larger side than your usual footballer so a betting provider
On the morning of 12th March 2011, I reported for work on the Seismic exploration crew I was working on in S.E. Asia. At breakfast there was a lot of talk about a massive earthquake that had happened the previous day and was so strong that it had obliterated several seismic records we had made at the time. Considering that we were using explosives drilled into solid rock, that’s not
I learned a new word yesterday, ... Precariat, which Wiki defines as “In sociology and economics, the precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare.” This class has been tagged as “The New Dangerous Class”, in the blog Working Class perspectives, which appeared in October 2014, just as the book entitled A
The death of UKIP (A drama in three episodes, with much material courtesy of our friends at THE SKWAWKBOX ) Once upon a time, many (60) years ago, I was proud to be British. We once had a “Boys Own” reputation for supporting the underdog, playing honestly and fairly at sport, our word was our bond and we would take on all comers when we saw injustices being committed. We
After 65 years of the NHS, a service which has been the envy of the world, it appears that its days are numbered. In the last 5 years, private contracts have doubled to what is now almost €12bn a year in funding. Nice for, Bupa, Rich "Dickie" Branson and Jeremy Khunt (that's a silent K), but healthcare should not be about financial gain.
You have to be impressed with the skill of the previous owners to make such an incredible and dangerous sport so dull and boring. Just what F1 needs therefore, is the input of the American giant Liberty Media. Expect advertising breaks, timeouts and to liven up procedings.
According to the FDIC, (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), there are 6,799 registered banks in the US, but how many of those invest ethically ? Seven. Yes, seven. With figures like these, there really is only two real courses of action to make this world a better place. Either A, switch to one of the seven, or B, just line the other 6792 up against a wall and shoot them with
Finally after what has been what appears to be decades of injustice, a US judge has ordered the immediate release of Brendan Dassey, the nephew of Steven Avery. Mr. Avery is still hopeful that his legal team will be able to clear him with the use of DNA evidence.
Here’s a clue, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Somalia. Got it? They are the places America is currently bombing. Something stinks in America, it’s the media, the unelected war-hawks of the Pentagon, and the $Trillion US arms Industry. The “conflicts” in the countries are all about getting rid of governments the war-hawks don’t like, and the US has spent $4 Trillion waging these “phony” wars, that the Congress
Not content with getting the British tax payer to pay for building their stadium (which using their argument, should have been Leyton Orients), they now want the tax payer to pay for more police at their games because they cannot control fighting amongst their own fans. You couldn't make this shit up, (unless of course the English government and FA are involved).