Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Today my kids' rucksacks gave forth a letter from the school head, which in two pages' worth of 'exciting times', 'deserving the best' and a bunch more management speak, basically explained that due to money problems staff were going to be let go and class sizes going up. So as you read, I am busy drafting a 'Cross of Ross' for the nationals under the title 'Education, Eddukation... er.. EdUkayshun'.
Because you do tend to wonder where the money goes. And why what people say they'll do... doesn't.
So it was with slightly more than the twitch of an eyebrow that I read that fuels such as biodiesel are getting taxed.
This surely cannot be right, for all the reasons explained in the article. But it just as surely makes sense, as it has not missed the number-crunchers' minds that the more 'we' do move to less taxed, more environmentally-sound fuels, the less revenue there will be. Our Government is probably the one with the biggest 'can I afford to be green' dilemma of us all.
Speaking personally, I'm still debating an LPG conversion, and the main thing delaying my decision is that the calculations are pretty tight, and if the price gets bumped up much more it simply isn't worth it. And with a poor history of doing what they say they will,, or worse retro-actively clawing back costs, I simply don't trust what I'm being told any more.
And you can't buy back trust.
Posted by Peter at 2:37 pm
I was very disappointed, not a little angry, somewhat worried (selfishly, on behalf of Junkk.com) and totally unsurprised at the news that blackmailers had targeted with a web attack the site of a student, albeit now a very rich one.
Alex Tew had created The Million Dollar Homepage, which in four months did exactly what it says on the URL. Best of luck to him.
Now it seems some extortionists have followed through on a denial of service threat since he failed to succumb. Good on him. Bad on 'them'.
Heck of a good way to find yourself back in the news though.
Posted by Peter at 11:04 am