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BP Announce massive profit… rank profiteering

Are we really surprised? I am not a fan of windfall taxes per se but when we see the gross and frankly obscene profits generated through the hardships of working people, well something has to be done.

The big oil companies control the Oil market and are therefore the ones who have forced the raise in prices. We will see the prices drop but the will stay above £1.00 a litre so, these oil companies can rake in more profit and we will forget how they have pocketed so much money because we will be *relieved* that the price has dropped from a high of £1.16ppl of unleaded.

The sooner we find an alternative to oil the better. How in the name of all that is Holy can we sit back and allow this to happen? Where ever did our backbone go? Where ever did our disdain for extortion, profiteering and pure greed go?

This is the price we pay for allowing the wholesale abrogation of responsibilities by UK companies, for allowing shareholder short term gain to be the governing principle of what is now the thin end of the capitalist wedge. I am a capitalist but I also see the need to protect the well being of the people of any country. The extortion that we have and continue to suffer at the hands of multi-national companies who have a virtual monopoly on a critical resource is a shameful example of our failure to keep focused on what is important.

People of the world…what David Beckham, Britney Spears or any other celebrity does is NOT important!

Remain vigilant and be prepared to step up to the mark…how much is too much???

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It has been (widely) noted by the media in the UK that “Supermarkets” are “locked into a price war” and have reduced the price of their Petrol & Diesel to “reflect the drop in the price of Crude Oil”.

Once again our “Media” (for that read Corporate poster boys) have failed in their duty. IT does not take a genius to work out that the oil barrel price has been dropping for a week but the price of petrol on the forecourts have not dropped to reflect this.

In essence these companies have been raking it in whilst our attention has been diverted by the lax, poor and frankly absurd media in this country. If anyone in the UK believes what they read in the papers then they want their head examining. We are fed what the corporates want, nothing more, nothing less.

So, now we are supposed to feel grateful that these supermarkets have reduced their prices to reflect something that happened a week or so ago, no mention of the £Millions they have made off the back of the consumer whilst pretending that rising oil prices effect them immediately.


Wake up people, don’t believe the hype.


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Today I felt a real surge of self-import as I opened up my Thunderbird to find I had received an email from none other than Mr Kofi Annan himself!

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may not understand why this mail came to you.
We have been having a meeting for the passed 7 months which ended 2 days ago with the former secretary to the UNITED NATIONS.
This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$ 500,000,00 This includes every foriegn contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.
We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed.
Therefore, we are happy to inform you that an arrangement has perfectly been concluded to effect your payment as soon as possible in our bid to be transparent.
However, it is our pleasure to inform you that your ATM Card Number; 5490 9957 6302 4525 has been approved and upgraded in your favor.
Meanwhile, your Secret Pin Number will be available as soon as you confirm to us the receipt of your ATM CARD.
The ATM Card Value is $500,000 USD Only. You are advised that a maximum withdrawal value of US$10,000.00 is permitted daily.
And we are duly inter-switched and you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM Center of your choice/nearest to you any where in the world.
We have also concluded delivery arrangement with our accredited courier service Company to oversee the delivery of the ATM Card to you without any further delay.
So you are hereby advice to forward to this office Director ATM SWIFT CARD Department Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your correct mailing address where you want him to send the ATM to you.
Conatct Mr. Jim Ovia immediately for your ATM SWIFT CARD:
Person to Contact Mr. Jim Ovia
Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you as soon as you receive your ATM.
Making the world a better place
Mr. Kofi Annan
Former Secretary (UNITED NATIONS).

Wow! I love the fact that Mr Jim Ovia who presumably works for the UN has a gmail address…I know Google are trying to take over the world but starting with the UN is pretty impressive.

Also, I am very impressed with the general joviality of the letter, Mr Annan is clearly a nice chap 🙂

Alas, I fear I am unable to accept such a generous gift but, it was a nice thought….cheers Kofie 🙂

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