Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Getting rid of the Amazon and Google robbers

Amazon is raking in billions from the UK and paying less in tax than it receives in grants. "Company filings showed Amazon's main UK company paid just £3.2m in corporation tax on sales of £320m last year. However, the Seattle-based group has told investors its 2012 UK sales were £4.2bn." (Guardian). Additionally it is hiring people via its Luxembourg so-called "base" but all the work and interviewing etc is via London and British offices. So it's a scam. (Ref: Guardian special investigation)

I will get rid of everything connected to Amazon from this website and all my websites but it will take a while. I am very busy with the day job lately. I will have to setup alternative local sources for the New Short Stories books.

Google too. You're next! It is established that your advertising sales etc. are happening in the UK, not Dublin, you devious shitehawks.  (Ref. Independent)

The next revolution is to overthrow globalist warlordism and get control of national rights, customs & excise. Jobs are more important than money-spinning opportunities for unprincipled plutocrats and their croneys on the gravy train.

"I will move this whole bang shooting match to WordPress" (Red)

Oh and don't forget, support your local independent coffee shops, because Starbucks is another crock.

Update, September 2014

My feelings have not changed at all about any of the above. However, I have resumed using Amazon for Kindle publications and Google adverts on blogs. I am doing it because I need the money, even though it's only a few pounds per year. My situation is now that I have a nice house but very little income, and I still have to pay the bills. Sorry if that's t.m.i. but it's a weight off my mind. Thanks. (Steve)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

See you tonight

If you're in town, hie thee to the Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, EC2, 7pm for 7:30 tonight for The Special Relationship literary riot.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Escaped copy of New Short Stories 7 recaptured

Photo: S J Bradley
We're planning a really cool launch. Ssshhhh! Will it happen? Nobody knows. Watch this space.

"The best new short stories of 2013, as submitted to the Willesden Herald international short story competition. This year we are transported to locations in Australia, Britain, Ireland, Italy and Nigeria as vividly as in a waking dream. Relationships within and around families are played out in dramatic scenes of crisis, social alienation, dark humour and ultimately compassion. All in the company of ten writers with effulgent and compelling narrative gifts." (Barnes & NobleAmazon.co.uk, Amazon.com)

Lavender sky

West northwest, about 9pm

In two minutes, the purple has almost gone.



Looking north

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Takers and givers

The Money Shop & Samaritans charity shop, Walm Lane
One side messes you up and the other side tries to fix you.

Monday, May 06, 2013

The self-service confessional / Confessomat

This is one for the Dragons' Den (Shark Tank - US). We know that the Catholic church is facing a crisis with a shortage of priests and most of them leaving to get married. Brethren and sisthren, behold: the self-service confessional. I call it the Confessomat.

Advantages: increased productivity, speed of throughput, can be placed in supermarkets alongside lottery machines etc etc.

1: Select Sin.

2: Select Quantity.

3: Confirm: Are you sure you have broken the Nth command-ment?

4: Yes, I have more sins or No, go to checkout.

5: Note: We may share your data with selected third parties. If you do not want this press No.

6: If you have a Nectar card, place it in the reader now.

7: Important Terms and Conditions. I understand that unless I truly repent, my sins will not be forgiven and no liability will be accepted in events including, but not limited to, death in venial sin, death in mortal sin, impure communion. I confirm that I have provided true and complete details of my sins. Nothing in this agreement replaces your rights or liabilities under civil legislation. If you believe you have broken the law, you should report to your local police station. If any one of the terms of this agreement should fail, the remainder of the agreement shall apply with maximum effect. This agreement shall be construed and enforced according to the laws of the Vatican State. (I agree/I do not agree)

8: Finish. Thank you, your penance is being printed.

9: "Te absolvo." Thank you my child. You have received N Nectar points and one Hail Mary off your penance the next time you use Confessomat.

Simon Moribund