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Comment: Re:Let me be the thirst to say ... (Score 2, Informative) 693 693

by Pippinjack (#28925321) Attached to: UK Plans To Monitor 20,000 Families' Homes Via CCTV
Happy to help:
Chav (or Ned here in Scotland) is a term for working class ne'erdowells.
A Dole Bludger is a term I've not come across before, but apparently it's an Aussie term for people who claim unemployment benefit and never look for a job.

Comment: Re:I'd rather have 4/36 (Score 1) 1055 1055

by Pippinjack (#26447217) Attached to: How Does a 9/80 Work Schedule Work Out?
I agree that UK NI should really be added in, but sales and property taxes - which is what Council Tax and VAT are - aren't income based taxes.
To be really fair, I suppose you would have to look at the total tax burden and also try and quantify what benefits you get back e.g. health care, public transport e.t.c.
Biotech

+ - Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'

Submitted by El Lobo
El Lobo writes: A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.

"The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soliders would become gay," explained Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project.

The rate at which a disease spreads through a corn field is a precise measurement of the speed of blight.

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