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20 September 2017 - 04:36

Can anyone is Aus confirm this is real hehe

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been forced to apologise for a rather cheeky barcode on its same-sex marriage postal survey.
The ABS said the codes were issued using an algorithm generating more than two quintillion combinations (2,000,000,000,000,000,000) of letters and numbers.
However, on this particular form, the letters and numbers beneath the barcode included an all-caps "BUMSEX" – and the recipient did not fail to notice.
The image was uploaded to Twitter by Adland senior executive Jess Wheeler, who claimed a friend of his received it.
“@ABSStates I don’t think you guys are taking this thing seriously,” he wrote.


Uk Gov Hmrc / Ni Records

09 August 2017 - 17:31

I was sent an interesting link today  https://www.gov.uk/c...nsurance-record

From the Link one can check out if HMRC are after you and NI Contributions / state Pension

Pleasnt surprise for me since I expected square root of fuck all but since my fist 10 years of working I was all paid up on NI I have a State Pension I didn't know about.

At todays rate I am entitled to £680 pcm / £8 Grand a year I never knew about, by the time I hit 67 in 2031 probably much more.

Being a gov.uk website it is a bitch to navigate, requires passport details and NI Number, hey I don't have my card but I remember the Careers officer issuing it to me 37 years ago saying "NEVER LOSE THIS NUMBER" so true, only 2 numbers I know by heart, my NI (Social Security in US) and my Mums landline Number, what more does a man need?

Well worth the hassle mind, totally e-based all correspondence via email, I got confirmation that my address was accepted and Payments commence 30/4/31, all I have to do now is live that long.

Any Brit expats interested PM me your email addy and I will forward the email I received to you


Chinese Restaurant Offers Bra Size Discounts

08 August 2017 - 04:59

A Chinese restaurant has come under fire for offering discounts to women depending on their bra size, it's reported.
According to the Qianjiang Evening Post, local people complained to the council after seeing posters advertising discounts for the Trendy Shrimp restaurant at a mall in Hangzhou, the main city of coastal Zhejiang province.
The company's adverts showed a line-up of cartoon women in their underwear with the slogan "The whole city is looking for BREASTS". It listed discounts for women depending on their cup size, with greater offers available to women with bigger busts.
One representative complaint said the posters were "vulgar advertising" and "discriminatory towards women".
The posters first appeared on 1 August and have since been removed, but Trendy Shrimp general manager Lan Shenggang defended their sales strategy. "Once the promotion started, customer numbers rose by about 20%," he said, adding that "some of the girls we met were very proud - they had nothing to hide".
He reassured readers that customers could claim their discounts from the waitresses rather than dealing with male staff, in order to "avoid embarrassment".
This is not the first time that a restaurant in China has offered discounts based on appearance. In January 2015, a restaurant in Henan rewarded diners it deemed "good-looking", a month after an eatery in Chongqing gave discounted food to overweight men and thin women.


David Duckenfield Faces 95 Hillsborough Manslaughter Charges

28 June 2017 - 11:02

Finally after 28 Years


Rainrain Rain

24 May 2017 - 16:51

Bloody good downpour just now, over in west side of he town never usually affects 40 Seconds power our hehe.