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Farewell to the NPIA

The job is done and it’s time to move on.

Best of luck team – it was fun working with you all.

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BAE – Corruption on a giant scale

British Aerospace AV-8A Harrier

In a gobsmacking expose by the BBC’s Panorama programme last week, we glimpsed the extent of the payouts from BAE Systems plc to former Saudi ambassador to the US, Prince Bandar bin Sultin.

BAE Systems was formed from the £7.7 billion merger of British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems in November 1999.

Today, we laughingly learn that BAE Systems is setting up an ethics committee. lol3 lol2 lol confused

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Kevorkian Returns

Jack Kevorkian speaks at UCLA Royce Hall Auditorium, California, USA (2011)

I see on the beeb today that Jack Kevorkian has ended his eight-year prison sentence…and seems determined as ever to press the powers that be to once again debate the concepts of legal euthanasia/assisted suicide.

Kevorkian’s “suicide machine” became notorious in Catholic and other similarly minded God-bothering circles back in the 1990′s, when Kervorkian himself was dubbed: “Dr Death”.

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