Yep, it's true. Our latest 3 year contract with Vattenfall (done earlier this year) was over 10% lower price than the previous 3 year contract.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It's always nice when you can find a majority of people agree with your
own views. As an Englishman who campaigned against Common Market membership
(you may recall we were taken in without being allowed to vote…only after 2 years of
being in could we vote if we wanted to stay in or exit) I am now totally in favour of the
Common Market (EU) but totally opposed to the Euro and all the strings that come with it.
One of the founding principles of the EU was the preservation of the cultures of
the member countries.Indeed, the Social Fund exists primarily for this purpose, to
support and preserve the cultural infrastructure of each participant nation. I find
the concept of the Euro – a single currency – to be contrary to this founding principle.
Add to that the strings attached to the Euro (taxation and budget matters) and I have
always been opposed to it.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Yep, it's already quite difficult to operate with cash in Sweden, even in country areas. It all sounds very good, very safe.
However, there are a couple of aspects that really need to be emphasised before we go all plastic:
1. Banks have traditionally existed as 'secure places to put your money', a role they now reject based on an
argument of 'cost effectiveness' (a.k.a. profits).
2. Security' is now increasingly the responsibility of…the customer!
Do your banking by PC, or mobile phone. Fantastic? Not so.
Ok, I can understand that the majority of 'criminals' would not really be interested in hacking my measly account, however,
stealing my mobile phone is not so difficult,huh?
3. The big winners are the banks and card companies, not the customers. So what exactly do banks do nowadays, huh?
Sunday, December 08, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
' country of Sweden with it's universal health care and cradle to grave
safety nets. The emphasis being on 'knocking' the 'socialist' system and
trying to extol the 'virtues' of the raw uncontrolled capitalist system that
is supposed to be the 'American Dream'.
full story here International Business Times
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
However, there are very sound reasons on issues of hygiene, animal cruelty and human stress hormone ingestion to object to the Halal slaughter method.
I have many friends of many many different religions, so this is not,NOT, a prejudice
issue for me. It is a simply issue of modern, humane, hygienic and adequately controlled methods of slaughter being used
Google it if you want the full horror story!