Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml en-gb 30 Thu 02 Oct 2014 09:18:44 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml Moriconium http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=97#comment43 Forgive me if I am commenting on the wrong blog however I have been unable to find one on this site relating to the Bail Out of 'Fraud Street'.Isn't it strange that whilst all these Politicians and Bankers were enjoying their summer holidays that no mention of these desperate liquidity problems were raised ~ yet immediately they return to work it is a dire emergency that it should be dealt with straight away.A typical 'Double Glazed' Salesman tactic!In the midst of all this furore we are given to understand that exist some of the world's greatest 'Thinkers' and 'Businessmen' ~ yet I have not heard of much wisdom being spoken. I have heard quite a bit of pressurised rhetoric.No doubt, due to the stupidity of the American Regulators not prefecting the Hooded Bandits of Fraud Street the world is nearing the edge of a cliff however I doubt if it is as near as those that will gain the most, are threatening that it is.If it were on a smaller scale ~ how would it be dealt with?I suggest that a simple solution would be to get these 'Toxic' assets valued at today's price not the original price of £1 Trillion.If at today's price they were say the £700b they want, the Fed should offer no more than 50% of the Asset ~ £350b.In the future, if/when the Assets rise up the Banks could share 50% of the gain with the American Taxpayers. The result would be that Banks have an immediate bail out and the longer the Assets are kept it is more than possible that both Banks and Government will recoup 100% of the whole thing.This way the Goverment does not have to take equity in Banks but the Government is in control of what to do with these Toxic loans. It has the choice of NOT foreclosing on Houseowners if it does not wish to.A simple to solution to what in reality is a simple problem ~ but of course I am not a Financier or a Politician.I do however manage to balance my books and with some to spare! Sat 27 Sep 2008 10:28:32 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=95#comment42 In case the mods squash No. 36 - I used Google Maps to check the distance between W12 7RJ and RH2 0TD. Unfortunately it doesn't offer public transport options for that route, so I tweaked the directions to be as close to rail lines as possible. It claims the distance is about 26 miles, so in train terms that could be anywhere between 1/2 hr and 3 hrs. My mistake was probably including a TinyURL link to the map... Thu 25 Sep 2008 21:29:33 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=93#comment41 The Cabinet is replaced by a 404 error message?RESULT!!!!!Have fun with AQ tomorrow night Eddie. We'll be somewhere around the Newbury Bypass by the time you are on air, on our way to a birthday party in Southampton-shire, so will be listening for sure.Alas I won't be able to frog all weekend though. :o( Thu 25 Sep 2008 15:27:36 GMT+1 Thunderbird http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=90#comment40 FIFI, Can I have one of what you've been drinking Thu 25 Sep 2008 13:00:39 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=88#comment39 Eddie: "Are there any PM bloggers in the audience? Please raise your hands."Froggers [raising hands]: "Yaaay!"Eddie: "Say cheese!" [click] Eddie [sotto voce]: "Now, I've got 17 seconds to get that photo into the laptop ... set up new thread ... insert picture ... darn it! where's Lissa when you want her? ... how much time's left?..."Continuity announcer: "And now, from the Royal Alexandra & Albert School in Reigate -- Any Questions, with Eddie Mair."Eddie: "Rugger!" ** Fifi Rhyming Slang Thu 25 Sep 2008 12:48:27 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=86#comment38 Eddie, you may want to find out why Chris Grayling has such a poor batting average when it comes to voting in the House. Thu 25 Sep 2008 12:02:01 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=84#comment37 Jonnie: Sadly, Eddie doesn't get to ask the questions, though I believe he does get the chance to sort through those submitted by the audience (along with the producer - Am I correct, Eddie?)I'm sure he's got a few tricks up his sleeve, though ;o) Thu 25 Sep 2008 11:09:08 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=81#comment36 Eddie, Ask Chris Huhne why he owns seven houses. Thu 25 Sep 2008 10:56:15 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=79#comment35 Just went onto Google Maps - unfortunately they haven't got around to producing public transport travel directions for that area yet. So I tweaked the car route to follow the approximate line of rail track between W12 7RJ and RH2 0TD. It's about 26 miles, although knowing UK train services that could take anywhere between 1/2hr and 2hrs![Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] Thu 25 Sep 2008 10:41:03 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=77#comment34 Big Sis, it may be like the swing-o-meter they had at the Laber thingy in Manchestershire.Where they locked a group of peeps in a room and they gave verdict on Gordy's death bed testimonial? Thu 25 Sep 2008 10:35:41 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=75#comment33 It was a temptation to try to get a ticket, Dr. Mair, but I decided I'd probably be a huge embarrassment to you.But blogging the AQ audience? How does that work? Thu 25 Sep 2008 10:09:52 GMT+1 eddiemair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=72#comment32 Jonnie I guess I won't be train blogging as the journey appears to only last about five minutes! It's the nearest AQ to London I've ever done, I think.But I AM thinking of blogging the AQ audience. We'll see if I get time. Thu 25 Sep 2008 10:00:11 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=70#comment31 Should we prompt Eddie on some obvious questions to ask?:-) Thu 25 Sep 2008 00:18:47 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=68#comment30 What better time to remind us all that:-This week Eddie Mair chairs Any Questions from the Royal Alexandra & Albert School, Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey RH2 0TD .Depending on Network access, Eddie has in the past sent live updates on his journey, so watch the blog on Friday afternoon.This week's panel will include:CHRIS GRAYLING MP: Shadow Secretary of State for Work and PensionsCHRIS HUHNE MP: Liberal Democrat’s Home Affairs and Justice spokesmanJEANETTE WINTERSON: author Thu 25 Sep 2008 00:16:23 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=65#comment29 Frances: Tee hee hee!Alternatively, look North of Florida, West of Alabama, South West of South Carolina, South of the South Western-most corner of North Carolina, and/or South of the South Eastern-most corner of Tennessee. Wed 24 Sep 2008 23:15:39 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=63#comment28 Frances_O @ 28, or just east of Alabama. Wed 24 Sep 2008 19:15:35 GMT+1 needsanewnickname http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=61#comment27 mittfh (19), if it still can't find Georgia, look near Russia..."in some entries, if it can't find Georgia it's supposed to look for Arial or a Sans-serif font, in others if it can't find Georgia it's supposed to look for Times New Roman or a serif font." Wed 24 Sep 2008 19:09:43 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=59#comment26 Frogger 26, I have some calamari in the freezer. Same thing? Wed 24 Sep 2008 17:18:15 GMT+1 Froggersfroat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=56#comment25 Who recalls 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' c.1920.... go on... 'ave a Go*gle... Wed 24 Sep 2008 17:07:08 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=54#comment24 justfloating (24) ....mmmmmm...Next Return Due: 18/09/2007 OVERDUE ..............now that is what I call overdue!! Wed 24 Sep 2008 16:18:06 GMT+1 justfloating http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=52#comment23 mittfh (19) Look on companies house, Seems that updating web sites is not the only thing they have forgotten to do. Wed 24 Sep 2008 15:49:44 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=50#comment22 But if Sprouts aren't yer thing then this may be.thanks to mittfh for pointing us in the right direction and i wonder if Gordy knows about this! Wed 24 Sep 2008 15:27:03 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=47#comment21 mittfh......still doesn't beat this Wed 24 Sep 2008 15:03:37 GMT+1 Charlie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=45#comment20 "What the hell is going on with the Cabinet..?Can't say I really care. Not that I've always felt that way...Ah, dear Cecil. Those were the days! That was a cabinet! I do miss Cecil... Was it "Private Eye" (?) who likened one particular effect of Cecil's activities to a piece of MFI kitchen furniture with the wonderful line: "One loose screw, and the whole Cabinet Collapses" (maybe I could link that, to the cervical cancer Blog..?)Anyway then, there was the "Minister of Fun", David Mellor. Wonder where he's sowing his oats these days..?Now, that, was a Cabinet worth discussing... Wed 24 Sep 2008 14:55:50 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=43#comment19 Mittfh (19) Yeah, but iss wicked eh?Er Nope Wed 24 Sep 2008 14:44:42 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=40#comment18 Ugh. Never mind the searching and missing pages, how many different fonts do you need on a page?Arial, Courier, Georgia, Times New Roman and Helvetica all get a look-in on the style sheet, and the fall-back fonts make little sense - in some entries, if it can't find Georgia it's supposed to look for Arial or a Sans-serif font, in others if it can't find Georgia it's supposed to look for Times New Roman or a serif font.Oh, then there's also the fact it's apparently in beta...surely they could have hosted it on a subdomain and kept the previous incarnation live until it was completely finalised?Looking at the website of the theme's author, I discover this:"After receiving many emails on the subject, it’s been brought to my attention that my NetWorker theme for Wordpress has been used by the government of the UK, and it seems they’ve not honored the copyright agreement."The company responsible? New Media Maze - whose latest project is "a nice little Flash game where the user must slot the falling naked people together in compromising positions."Ohhh Kaaaaaayyyyy.... Wed 24 Sep 2008 14:18:59 GMT+1 Joe_Palooka http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=38#comment17 For sale: an antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers. Wed 24 Sep 2008 14:15:53 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=36#comment16 There might be a few chairs around (as in chairs of committees) Wed 24 Sep 2008 14:03:29 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=34#comment15 What's that about a polished table? Wed 24 Sep 2008 14:02:51 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=31#comment14 What about policies to table? Wed 24 Sep 2008 14:02:24 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=29#comment13 Okay, so now we have a sofa, and a wardrobe, but no cabinet.Any other offers to help furnish No. 10? Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:56:55 GMT+1 U10783173 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=27#comment12 Maybe it is being serviced by the same lot that used to look after the PM Blog. 502, I think they were called. Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:53:21 GMT+1 Humph http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=25#comment11 I think that someone sent the data on a couple of computer discs and they (the discs) have been lost in the post. Expect an announcement, from some spokesperson, to this affect in the next couple of months. We will be told that the government takes the security of data very seriously, that an investigation into procedures is being carried out and they are wondering whether encryption might be a good idea in the future.H. Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:50:38 GMT+1 DI_Wyman http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=22#comment10 LOL..404 Page Not Found We are sorry. The page you are looking for cannot be found. It might have been removed, had its name changed, or may be temporarily unavailable......spose it just about sums them really! Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:46:49 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=20#comment9 SSC (9) maybe they're all hiding behind it (the sofa, that is) Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:41:53 GMT+1 The Stainless Steel Cat http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=18#comment8 RJM (5):That's right, it was "government by sofa" in Toothy Tone's day wasn't it?Maybe that's where the cabinet's been lost; down the back of Tony's sofa... Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:37:35 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=15#comment7 Jf (7) It's a bit of a worry when they can't even get their own web site to work properly yet spend millions on computer systems (that don't work). Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:33:09 GMT+1 justfloating http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=13#comment6 Sorry to be boring but the reason is that all the search pages are only giving results like: http://www.number10.gov.uk/PageXXXXThese are just the news pages.They have forgotten to include the tour or any background pages that were given full names after the site was launched.so page 19 became: http://www.number10.gov.uk/history-and-tour/cabinetJust incompetence and lack of testing. But what do you expect from a government that can not even see any side effects of its policy changes. Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:21:35 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=11#comment5 You cannot win!I think Harriet Harman finished this and the Labour Party conference with something like "if you do not fight!"I believe Ms Harman was quoting a speaker from earlier in the Conference - again.But I was happy settling with the first part of quoted "sentence" and remembered that wonderful USA comic duo playing spoof versions of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin. The former's caricature demolished part of the shared lectern when seemingly accused by the Tina Fey played Palinof "Not wanting the Presidency enough!" lolLuckily there wasn't a forest in front of me otherwise - a lot of sawdusts would have been the result! lolYup. You cannot win seems to be the message given. I thought once Only Time Would Tell but I think I will need the Tardis soon - just to go forward THAT far into the future! Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:16:33 GMT+1 RJMolesworth http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=9#comment4 Tony Blair dispensed with Cabinet government. Didn't you know? Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:12:36 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=6#comment3 BS (2) That would explain the cabinets general lack of being in reality at the moment..."didn't the chief do well with his chat to the troops"....er no actually. Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:09:41 GMT+1 U11204129 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=4#comment2 It's getting more ruthless.Hey, let's paste 'em, eh!And give passing economics academics and world financiers an easy time, eh?These Labour politicians! Give us unelected powerful people to kow-tow to every time, eh? Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:06:57 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=2#comment1 Perhaps they've adjourned to the Wardrobe and are now wandering around Narnia? Wed 24 Sep 2008 13:01:40 GMT+1 mygloriousleader http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/09/not_that_this_blog_is_in_a_pos.shtml?page=0#comment0 Maybe it should deliver the error message "Cabinet not found" or "Government not found". Would seem appropriate at the moment. Wed 24 Sep 2008 12:58:59 GMT+1