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(satire) Britain’s chancellor George Osborne’s economic competence collapsed by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2012 as the country’s double-dipstick chancellor of the exchequer’s ineptitude extended into a third quarter. A unique combination of across-the-board weakness in ability and proficiency coupled with a weakening of rational output right across Mr Osborne’s activities were responsible for the setback, according to data from the Office for National Statistics.
I have been healed! Yes, that's right, healed! Well, according to the person who ever so 'kindly' did the healing I have.
"Like blood, health care is too precious, intimate and corruptible to entrust to the market" Woolhandler & Himmelstein "When Money is the Mission –The High Cost of Investor-Owned Care," New England Journal of Medicine. 1999 The full text of the speech in case you prefer to read it (and it is quicker to read) is below. Thank you for all your support over the last year.
Some of you may have spotted that I recently tweeted the existence of a new service called Pushnote. In the interest of transparency, openness and the general calming down of doubting Thomases and cynical Susans everywhere, I shall declare right away that I do have shares in this new venture. It may be in my interest for you to use Pushnote, but I am not lying when I say that the only real interest for me is the personal one of watching an idea take flight (or not). The service is entirely free, we have no IPO plans, no ambition to get a quick valuation and sell out, nor will we host advertisements or track your comings and goings and sell those on. I have no expectations of making money from this. For me it’s a little like gardening.
I decided to deliver my urgent letter to HRH Prince Charles, personally, but was thwarted by two burly policemen at the entrance to Highgrove House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire. I was originally going to deliver it by 1943 Piper Cub, registration G-KURK and land her just outside the prohibited zone to walk the short distance to his Royal Highness's residence. Kirstie suggested that that was not such a good idea, bearing in mind my recent protracted stay in Texas State Lunatic Asylum, in Austin and subsequent deportation.