Ebay sense of humour lapse

I try not to bore you with non political stories however this one did make me smile.

For my 30th birthday my wife bought me a Playstation 2, as Id never had a computer game console before.Anyway, now that all my stuff is coming over to our house, I thought it was a good time to get rid of it and the games – one of them being The Godfather.

In the listing I put – Make me an offer I cant refuse – a play on words from the Godfather. Anyway I was shocked to find my listing had contravened ebay rules – something about trying to avoid ebay fees.I pointed out their mistake and recieved the following:-

I would like you to know that I realize you did not intend to violate
policy when you listed this item and I apologise for the inconvenience
this removal has caused you.

However, in accordance with our User Agreement, items prohibited by eBay
Listing Policies are not allowed to be listed on the eBay site.
Unfortunately, as you are aware, the following text was found to be in
breach of eBay's Fee Circumvention Policy:


Please know that it is not permitted to use the phrase “make me an
offer” unless you A) have a best offer option on your listing or B) make
it clear that the transaction will be made through e-Bay.

For this reason, we have ended your listings and credited all associated
fees to your account. We have also notified any bidders that the
listings have been removed.

Hmmmm clearly not a Brando fan then.

Checky out the 18 Doughty Street website

 18 Doughty Street gets a new website which is due to launch at some point today. Make sure you check it out as I hear it's well worth a visit.

Update – I published this post a little prematurely a week or so ago – but the sentiments stand.

Check out their new site. Has a good look to it – can't wait for the facility to upload videos to be finally available. 


Howard's Way

 Now there is something I really like about both Australia and the Australian PM John Howard. I am still trying to find enough time to read his biography, that a Tory Radio listener kindly sourced me from Australia.

I read with interest that at Australia's big day out music festival, there was talk of banning people wearing the national flag – you know – the kind of PC nonsense that might happen here. Well sure enough John Howard was having none of it. He told reporters, "The proposition that the display of the Australian flag should ever be banned anywhere in Australia is offensive and it will be to millions of Australians,"

Sometimes I wish our politicians could perhaps have a bit of "Australian balls" so to speak. In fact I wish our cricketers did too!

It's not so good to talk

Do you remember when they brought the law in which made it illegal to use your phone while driving. Has it made any difference? Have you seen hundreds no thousands of people happily holding their phone while driving?

Well it now appears that the penalty will rise from the end of Feb to 3 points and a £60 fine. I have an inbuilt car kit so if anyone calls my hands never have to leave the wheel. I actually think people shouldn't use their phones while in the car without a carkit, and welcome moves to stop this kind of behaviour (though Ive always thought holding a burning cigarette while driving is potentially as lethal).

My issue here is where are the police to actually enforce this rule? I think somewhere like Derbyshire has about 20 odd police cars for the whole county – so I wonder just who will be handing out those 3 points for the chap on the M1 sending a text and nearly running me off the road. Nice idea but if our laws are unenforceable I have to ask why have them in the first place.

A weekend a long time in politics

I have a self imposed break from posting over the last few days as I continue to try to sort my house out and so much happens.

Ruth Turner has a chat with the police.

There is the possibility of splitting the Home Office in two

We decide that perhaps NHS targets arent always the best things for the patients

….and shock horrow Ming Campbell (he's the Lib Dem leader you know) suggests life should mean life.

 I better put off the painting hadn't I!

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Recycling all my stuff

Apologies for the lack of posts, however I am decluttering my house in anticipation for an exchange date being set soon and then finally being able to move.

I was going to throw alot of my old stuff away -but thought I may have a go at putting it on ebay. Anyway I am now about ₤200 better off after selling 3 items that I wont have to take to the tip! Now that's what I call recycling!

I may be gone some time as I dismantle 4 kitchen chairs, a table and a futon….