14 posts • joined 31 Jan 2008
"Simply incompetent" is a perfectly good phrase to describe what passes for Italian government. There are myriad others such as "self serving" , "corrupt", "detached from reality" and "at a Bunga Bunga party"
A journalist fibbing? Surely not!
It seems that the journo might have been fibbing: http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/most-peculiar-test-drive
PS. I was indecided as to whether to use the "fail" icon, or the Big Brother one...
Re: What if?
Compare & contrast...
Nutter goes berzerk at a school, with a gun, in the US, where guns are readily available:
Nutter goes berzerk at a school, with a knife, in China where gun ownership is severely restricted:
US 26, PRC 0 (for the NRA members, just to be clear, a high score is a fail here)
Guns just make it that much quicker and easier...need I say more?
Actually I'm going to - guns are designed to kill, but some guns are designed *specifically* to kill people. You don't hunt with a Glock 17, or an AK47
*Sound of Amazon tax accountant realizing s/he should have thought of that one earlier
That's the funding sorted then ;)
Re: Better interpretation
That'd be why I see so many Italians (i.e. pretty much all of them, here in Rome) with mobiles clamped to their ears whilst driving. A*holes the lot of 'em!
I'm sure that in the not-too-distant future people will look back in horror at the idea that humans were allowed to independently control tonne-and-a-half metal boxes hurtling along roads at speeds of up to 130kph (Europe) or more (Germany)
I wonder how many single rock dwelling species in the universe went extinct because they spent more on the military than they did on colonizing local space? We'll certainly never know at this rate.
Sorry! Sorry! My fault!
(I decided on Flex for a new project just last week - no, really, I did!)
Maybe we should ask all those "White*" farmers who made Zimbabwe a net exporter of cereals if they'd like to work their "magic" elsewhere...give them a wedge of cash (ie. a loan at good rates), and some UN muscle backed assurance that Mugabe & his ilk will not be able to grab the land & parcel it out to cronies. At the same time make them take on two apprentices every couple of years to learn how its done. Rinse & repeat.
* I have no idea of the actual colour they were, nor do I care, just that Mugabe** used that as an excuse for destroying his own economy and turning a well fed country into one that needs food aid.
** BTW He's STILL in power
TSA: Passengers Bad, but gunrunners are OK
Apparantly the TSA are great at harrassing innocent passengers, not so good at actually catching bad guys running guns: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12279177
d) started working abroad (and stayed there - Posted from Rome ;^)
"Chrome(n): Showy features added to attract users but contributing little or nothing to the power of a system...Often used as a term of contempt." [The Jargon File]
A well chosen name then.
@Steve Evans - ah but...
...isn't it illegal to drink in some (most) states under the age of 21?
"AR-15 & a coke please mister"
Paris because even she would have more sense
Alone, yeah right!
According to the BBC today:
"Bankers have confirmed that at the end of last year, Jerome Kerviel had generated a colossal hidden profit for the bank of 1.4bn euros"
"Among the great mysteries of the Kerviel affair is how the French bank could have failed to notice a profit of that size."
I smell a scapegoat, and a blind eye turned when things were going the bank's way...