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Showing posts from August 7, 2011

Pay For A Parking Space, Really?

Society continues to sink to ever lower levels of mindless, rampaging capitalism and the latest manifestation of this is a new app called Parking Auction, currently in limited beta.

The premise of this app is that as you vacate a parking space you advertise it and other drivers in the area bid for the space.

Given the choice between an app that notifies other drivers that you're leaving a space and performing a public service; or selling something that you don't own and have no legal right to sell, the current generation of filthy money grabbers would take the anti-social option every time.

I can see this getting messy when someone returns to their car, advertises the space and makes a deal, then find somebody else waiting for them to leave the space. The end result as spaces are blocked for the purposes of completing the auction don't bear thinking about, especially in some of the gun-happy areas of Britain's inner cities and most of the US...

Coming soon: an app to sel…

Broken Britain Is Sick, But Who Can Fix It?

Riots, looting and mindless vandalism. A revolution of the IQ-challenged, bringing decent folks onto the streets to clean up the mess. David Cameron, finally back from his lavish Tuscany villa holiday talks of sick Britain. He's right, but he's aiming his commentary at the wrong target.

Those kids on the streets weren't out there looking for political and cultural revolution. No, for the most part they were taking the opportunity to get their noses in the trough, spurred on by the unfortunate events in Tottenham.

Lest we forget, Britain has become a country where banking 'institutions' can plunge the country into financial crisis, whilst those responsible continue to rack up their bonuses. Where politicians commit fraud to milk even more cash out of an already generous expenses system. Where social services leave defenceless children in the care of people who will beat them to death. Where hospitals stop cleaning their wards and hundreds die as a result. Where docto…

Where's Boris? Dave?

Is it just me or does Mayor Boris Johnson's continued absence from riot ravaged London seem wrong? Nero fiddled whilst Rome burned, did Boris just pick up a light tan whilst the same was happening in London?

On a national scale it appears the ongoing financial meltdown, collapse of the stock markets and London riots don't amount to enough of a crisis to drag our Prime Minister back from Chianti-shire.

This summer's turning into a giant political Where's Wally game...