Cardiff liberals are shitting themselves over this mural being painted over as the precursor to a McDonalds ad, but no-one is blaming the wall’s owner, who presumably have given permission for that to happen. McDonalds haven’t just seen the mural and thought we can do better than that and painted over it. There has a been a process during which the wall’s owner has decided that selling burgers might be better for their bank balance than anti-racism. Which it probably is. :( UPDATED: McDonalds put it back.
A bucket of water cress, frozen solid.
Academy style hospitals coming soon to UK. Are you a local businessmen whose done well out selling carpets or sofas? Have you ever thought about kidney transplants and reckoned you could do it cheaper? Do you think that doctors and nurses have it too easy, with their 36 hour shifts and all the overtime they can physically tolerate? Do you think that sick people need more incentive to get better rather than just lying on their fat arses waiting for “healing” to happen? Do you enjoy taking all of the profit and none of the risk? Then why not run a HOSPITAL! Yes, you can run your own hospital in the same way as you run your church, carpet warehouse, or meat-packing facility. Decide who lives or dies according to your personal ideology! Set wages and job conditions however you like! Sell the dialysis machines and buy a joblot of rescue remedy! All the fun of running a real hospital, except that its a real hospital and you! can keep all the profits and if you run it into the ground and keep being sued the taxpayer will buy it back off of you at twice the price and take the hit; and when the fuss dies down and the grieving families have been paid off1 we’ll give you a knighthood and place in the house of lords and all the gravy you can suck down until the day you day!
Luke O’Neil on the recent court ruling in the USA that uncontracted workers are not allowed to move jobs in search of better conditions. That you can literally be forced to work for an employer who won’t pay you as much as an another employer, or even give you a secure contract, and if you don’t work for them then you can’t work for anyone else. Luke does all the research and provides the stats so that I don’t need to. He also approachs the entire topic with the sense of outrage and depression that I think it deserves. UPDATE: overturned!
Today I sold something on ebay for £10. I had to try and find the buyer’s email and phone number so i was clicking through all the different pages related to the order when i saw a breakdown of the fees I paid. Of the £10 I got for the item, I paid out £6.99 in fees. What a waste of my time.
So QE was a massive failure that only served to make the rich richer and further embed inequality? Gosh, knock me down with a feather etc.
"the largest invasion since World War Two"
This is Joe Biden on the Russian threat to Ukraine. Contextually he is talking about Russia invading Ukraine, not America invading Russia. Though America would do that in a shot if they thought that it was profitable.
Moscow has deployed an estimated 100,000 soldiers near the border.
From the same article.
So I would call that a porky pie, wouldn’t you? I don’t think you need to be a frothing Putinist to expect basic standards of honesty in our Commanders-in-Chief when they’re egging the world on to go to a bloody and pointless war in a third country so as to boost the economy.2
by the taxpayer, obv.
at least the bits of the economy that run arms companies, which the only bit that matters in the USA.