This is the face of gluttony

17 02 2012

 

This is Mike Smith, CEO of ANZ

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Mike Smith has just announced a record profit of a quarter.

Mike Smith has just announced an mortgage interest rate hike to “preserve margins in a tough economic climate”

Mike Smith has just sacked 1000 employees to “reduce costs”.

 

This what Mike Smith spends the bank’s money on.

 

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ANZ boss Mike Smith is taking his top staff on a $1.75 million cruise just weeks after axing 1000 workers to save money.

The exclusive Silver Shadow cruise of Malaysia’s Langkawi islands boasts gourmet food, drinks and luxury suites.

Each of the 200 passengers – 100 staff and their guests – will have a personal butler.

Just days after sacking 1000 staff – 600 from its Docklands HQ – ANZ revealed a $1.48 billion quarterly profit.

Source

Mike Smith – First nominee for Glutton of 2012.





Bumper Sticker

10 02 2012

How many would you like?

 





Satan owns God – The Bible Tells Me So

7 02 2012





Why did god make this amazing universe?

3 02 2012

Seems to me that those who accept the biblical creation myth need to ask this question.

Why did god go to all the trouble to make this amazing and endlessly fascinating universe when all he needed was the Garden of Eden.

 





My Step Grand daughter is 3 1/2

31 01 2012

And her Catholic grandfather is pressuring her mother to have her baptised “in case there is another earthquake and she gets killed”. He is afraid that without baptism she won’t get in to a non-existent heaven.

I have had a T-shirt made for the day, bearing her photo and the inscription “Please don’t indoctrinate me. Teach me to think for myself”.

 





I am a Priest, I fuck little boys, how was I supposed to know I was doing wrong?

15 01 2012

That, seemingly is the attitude of a German Roman Catholic priest, known only as Andreas L.

Sexual assaults were made on the three boys in various settings: at the priest’s house, on skiing holidays, in a parental home, on a trip to Disneyland Paris and at a church shortly before Mass.

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The priest said it had not been his intention to get close to the boy sexually, and that it had never occurred to him that he was doing harm.

“It was never my impression that the children did not consent,” the priest was quoted as saying at the trial.

Yes, you read it right. How can a man be so self unaware, so lacking in understanding?

Just what DO they teach priests? What happened to religion being the source of all morality? Most people know that fucking children is wrong. Those who don’t become priests.

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Spot the difference.

15 01 2012

 

CASE ONE

Richard O’Dwyer, 23 operated a web site listing places where films and TV programmes could be illegally downloaded.

His site did not store copyright material itself and merely pointed users to other sites, in the same way that Google and Yahoo operate. And yes, Yahoo and Google will also point you to sites such as dl4all and Pirate Bay.

What he did is not illegal under British law.

District Judge Quentin Purdy said the extradition could go ahead, saying there were ‘said to be direct consequences of criminal activity by Richard O’Dwyer in the U.S. albeit by him never leaving the North of England’.

Richard O’Dwyer news story.

 

CASE TWO

Turkey has sought  extradition of Sarah Ferguson after a Turkish court accused her of "breaking the law in acquiring footage and violating the privacy of five children" while making the documentary in 2008, Turkey’s Anatolian news agency said.

Ferguson, the former wife of Queen Elizabeth’s second son Prince Andrew, posed as a potential charitable donor to visit state orphanages in Turkey and Romania, followed by hidden cameras, to highlight poor conditions at rehabilitation centres for mentally handicapped children.

What she did is not illegal under British law.

Britain’s Home Office (interior ministry) said in a statement "The Home Office can confirm it has received a formal request for mutual legal assistance concerning Sarah, Duchess of York. It is not appropriate to comment further."

A ministry source said there was no question of the Duchess being extradited to Turkey. "It has to be an offence in both the countries’ laws. It’s not an offense in U.K. law, so the duchess won’t be extradited," the source told Reuters.

 

So, what’s the difference in these two cases?

Is it a case of wealth and privilege providing protection?

Or is it a case of tugging the forelock in America’s direction and knocking of the Turkish fez?