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Comment New Oxygen Tax (Score 1) 129

Today it was reported that the EU commission has submitted for review a new tax on Oxygen used while watching media. The director EU of silly taxes responded to criticism of the new tax "after years of research costing millions of Euro's we can confirm that 100% of pirates consume Oxygen while watching stolen movies or playing games so we have decided to tax Oxygen". Some questions have been raised by fellow EU members about the waiver of the tax for all EU officials especially considering how much Oxygen they wast on a daily basis.

Comment Re:600 years. (Score 3, Insightful) 813

There is a reason we must die, social stagnation, for humanity to grow and accept new technologies and concepts the old must die and make way for the new. Imagine a large part of the US population being over 200 years old and blocking new technologies at the voting booth.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 0) 95

also with Russian corruption reaching 20% of GDP and the sliding internation perception of corruption now 154th out of 178 (higher is worse) you have to wonder about any investment made in that nation now. Even BP is sick of all the corruption and back sliding that they have pulled out even though russia is up to it's eye balls in natural resources.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Russia

Comment Re:Oh come on... (Score 5, Funny) 697

I can see a monty pythonish like skit on this in the making

IT Manager "yes sir as you can see 80% of our staff are female"
Govt official "are you sure, to be honest they just look like a bunch of men in skirts"
IT Manager "no I can asure you our IT staff are 80% female, just ask eeer John eerr itta any question you like"

Comment You can write the same (Score 1) 697

article and change IT to "social care" positions and female to "male" and get away with it. Day care centres and nursing are predominant staffed by females so one could say those types of services are hurting themselves with e disconnect with about half of the population..

Comment Re: How is it illegal (Score 1) 61

I think this lawsuit was just like any other modern-day lawsuit; a lawyer saying "hey, let's make some money!"

Nice try at attacking lawyers but the ACCC is a fully funded government dept who's job is to enforce consumer rights and corporate industry regulations ie they don't care about the money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Competition_and_Consumer_Commission

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