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4×4’s and Carnivores


Find in Household Bills & Expenses May 29th, 2007 - 6,480 views

Don’t get confused but even though cars produce dramatically LESS CO2 than livestock farming, we still need to reduce the amount we use our cars/trucks/planes. Burning fossil fuels produces a number of toxic chemicals that there is no doubt our atmosphere and the air we breathe would be better off without. (Environment Agency – Air Quality and Emissions) But […]

What’s the Deal with Tesco Value Broccoli?


Find in Household Bills & Expenses May 25th, 2007 - 7,162 views

Firstly, the real deal you get with Tesco Value Broccoli is a saving of between £0.10/Kg and £6.77/kg. To break that down a bit, Tesco Value Broccoli is only £1.18/Kg (source, my local Tesco! 20/05/07) whereas, Tesco ‘Organic’ Broccoli is £2.99/Kg. (£1.81 more) You buy 2Kg of the Organic variety (in store) and you’ve just paid […]

‘Pay As You Throw’ Tax On Rubbish – Fundamentally Flawed


Find in Household Bills & Expenses May 24th, 2007 - 4,989 views

Excerpt from Yahoo News: ‘Families face a new “pay as you throw” tax on rubbish under proposals to be unveiled by the Government. It means the average family could end up paying around £120 a year to have their rubbish collected, on top of their council tax. Under the proposals people will be provided with a […]

Cheapest & Lowest APR Secured Loans


Find in Loans May 23rd, 2007 - 7,445 views

For many years one of the unique selling points of secured loans has been something of a myth. It has been advertised that the APR of secured loans is often more competitive than unsecured loans because they are less of a risk to lenders. The loan is secured on property so applicants are less likely […]

Adwords Value for Money?


Find in SEO & Web May 20th, 2007 - 6,374 views

On a couple of my finance sites I display a 728×90 ‘leaderboard’ Google adwords ad. These display 4 or 5 sponsored results. (see example on www.themighty.net) In the finance world, people pay an arm and a leg to appear at the top of the sponsored results and subsequently within the top few results that are […]

Us and Them


Find in General May 19th, 2007 - 4,673 views

How to completely undermine the nation’s confidence and respect in parliament with one fowl swoop…. “MPs passed a controversial measure on Friday exempting themselves from a law that gives the public access to official information.” Personally I have no faith, confidence or respect for parliament and I suspect there are millions of Britons that have felt the same […]

Screw Top Paint Pots


Find in Amusing May 18th, 2007 - 5,493 views

Is it me or is it hard to believe that someone has only just come up with the idea to make paint pots with screw top lids? OK so sample pots have them but for as long as I can remember paint pots/tins have always had a tight fitting ‘lever-off’ lid. They can be extremely […]

Lara Croft Arrested in Manchester


Find in Amusing May 17th, 2007 - 5,023 views

What a great story! – From Yahoo News Movie and computer game Point of Sale marketing displays often feature life sized representations of main characters. These can come in the form of full sized cardboard cut-outs and more recently full sized dummies. These effigies can fetch a pretty penny and are highly desirable among fans […]

Love LV?


Find in General May 16th, 2007 - 5,084 views

Liverpool Victoria, a popular financial services provider, has recently rebranded themselves as ‘LV’. Liverpool Victoria was founded in 1843 and is based in Bournemouth on the south coast of England. The company provides a range of financial services such as loans, credit cards, home and car insurance and a range of savings and investment services. I’ve been past their head […]

Only 5 years left?


Find in General May 15th, 2007 - 5,025 views

A recent report by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) claims we only have 5 years before the planet could suffer a climate catastrophe. According to the WWF we have until 2012 to make a difference and it is possible for us as a race to achieve some sort of balance and prevent…. well, what exactly? What […]

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