Archive for December, 2008

The Weak, Collapsing Pound against the Euro and Dollar.

Grasping Gordon Brown’s government are not too worried about the situation we think. Consider it from their point of view: Anybody with savings in foreign currencies is moving their cash back into sterling right now at happy rates. (Assuming their bank has not gone bankrupt already.) People who fled Gordon’s high tax regime and those with second homes are selling up and coming back to England to ride out the storm – bringing their Euros with them. That’s a lot of extra cash flowing into Gordon inc. to be taxed and a few possible voters for him coming home. [He hopes]

How to choose a Russian interpreter or translator

A translator/interpreter should be a really good psychologist, should be able to predict or detect any Red Flags, should be able to encourage or comfort, to clarify any cultural or meaning misunderstandings, should not be afraid to do it not once if need arises till 2 parties understand each other to the end.

An inexperienced translator sometimes chooses incorrect expressions that can change the meaning of your words completely, or make your letters sound stilted and clumsy; the last thing you want when you are building up a delicate relationship with a lady. In situations like this, it is as important HOW you say something as WHAT you say.

Relevant experience is essential. It is very good if a person actually lives in the USA, UK or Canada, to really understand all the cultural realities men live in; be able to explain the differences between the two countries.

If a translator came through the fiancée visa process herself and knows all the details, how to avoid some difficulties, save time and how and where to get necessary documents, then she can share all this information with the lady when the time comes, and give advice on that, based on personal experience.

Landsbanki Guernsey Depositors

8 October 2008: Alastair Darling MP states in BBC interview that Icelandic Authorities have reneged on their obligations to pay depositors compensation; subsequent tape records dispute this assertion. UK Treasury Dept Freezes £4 Billion of Icelandic assets to protect UK savers under Anti terrorism legislation. Treasury passes 182,000 UK retail savers accounts in Kaupthing and Heritable Banks with deposits of £3 Billion to Holland’s ING bank.

£27k 2000 Mercedes S Class -v- £550 Volvo 960 Estate

Following this, the car developed a serious misfire; S-Class ownership was not all wafting down the road in silence sneering at the poor with the subtle strains of Classic FM in the background! ‘Coil Packs’ they declared, just six of them at a mere £95 each, plus labour. £950 later, the car was running like a dream. The week after, brake discs and pads all round were deemed necessary to stop the awful grinding noise when stopping. Another mere £500 took care of that little matter. However from that point on the cars brakes squealed, “oh yes they do that” declared the man with the expensive voice with a straight face, “it’s a design fault”.

UK Recession Overview

Experienced hands who saw the last downturn will have learned to recognise the signs around two years ago. (It’s an Equitable Life, Henry!)

As banks fail, the lending to companies dries up and companies who were on a knife edge drop off the cliff – Woolworths and MFI for example. People lose their jobs, which means they spend less with the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. Retail spending goes down, more shops and industries close, and it feeds on itself this way.

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Visit to a Russian Girl in Penza, Russia.

After the plane arrived into Penza this kind old man help me with some luggage and guide me through the airport of Penza in order to recover my other baggage in that part she was waiting. I saw her and she was so much taller than she claimed to be, I think she is 180 (she said she was 175) she was wearing a red coat and boots so she looked quite impressive…………..

I wanna be a Rockstar song by Nickelback

‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We’ll all stay skinny ’cause we just won’t eat
And we’ll hang out in the coolest bars
In the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger’s
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blond hair

How to ping Google, Yahoo and Ask

Pinging is a way to inform Google, Yahoo and Ask of site updates. Many webmaster forums are informing people that it is not possible to “ping” Google and other engines. They are wrong – it is.

Cheryl Cole from the X Factor – Thin or Slim? The media outcry!

The delicious X Factor darling Cheryl Cole has been hauled over the media coals again this week. This time it is alleged that she is too slim. In fact, more than that, her detractors accuse her of being “emaciated like she was about to snap at any minute”. An overweight feminist hack in the Mail […]

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