Netherlands Considering Pay-Per-K Motoring

The Netherlands government are getting serious about abolishing road tax and a current 25% sales tax on cars and replacing them with a per kilometer fee in an effort to cut car congestion and carbon dioxide emissions. If the law is passed then it would come into effect in 2012 for Netherlands drivers and implemented…

Turkeys Must Be Free To Vote For Xmas?

Image via Wikipedia I am both greatly amused whilst being equally heavy hearted at the usual lemming like outcry from many of the well indoctrinated inhabitants of these British Isles over the news that Europe has voted to remove Britain’s opt out concerning the EU 48 hour week working time directive. Gobble Gobble The BBC’s…

Free Range iTunes

A variable day for rip off Britain as the EU prompts a change in price policy on the UK i-Tunes store, battery hens will be phased out and another Internet music service will soon be unavailable to UK listeners. A Tune A Day Apple responded to recent EU pressure over its differing price structure for…

Green Light For EU Health Tourism?

The EU is apparently to allow all EU members to seek medical treatment anywhere within the EU especially if there is undue delay at home with financial compensation for member states who may feel unduly swamped by health tourism to an extent that their own provisions become over extended (if we were to take our…

Brown’s British Jobs

The controversy surrounding Gordon Brown’s sound bite slogan ‘British jobs for British workers’ is perhaps predictable. The Australians have a vaguely similar slogan that is encountered within Australia which is ‘Australian owned business’ (which could be accused of meaning very little as we need to define who qualifies as an Australian outside anybody who happens…

Noise Kills

The World Health Organisation has guidelines for noise levels that can cause increased stress levels and cardiovascular problems as a result. A general annoyance level is 35 decibels. Disturbed sleep is put at 42db and chronic night-time exposure leading to cardiovascular problems is put at 50db or above (click picture or comparision here). Stress Hormones…