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It's good news week - The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
It's good news week
Reading the Metro this morning I come across the following article.  "Women tennis players paid less than their male counterparts" claims Tessa Jowell.  The US and Australian Opens are now paying an equal prize to the men and women.

On the face of it that seems reasonable... or at least it would do if they played the same number of sets.  The men's final is best of 5, where as the women's is just 3.  Surely for the sake of "fairness" they should get 3/5 of the prize?

Illegal immigrants are to be given "amnesty" in preparation for new electronic passport controls.  Keith Best, chief executive of the Immigration Advisory Service, said "If you are going to start with a clean sheet, you are going to have to have an amnesty for existing over stayers.  Without it there will still be speculation about how many illegal immigrants there are in the country"

What the hell does that have to do with anything?  Knowing how many illegal immigrants is hardly the issue... stopping any more entering the country is.

London is ranked joint 15th with Paris in a list of the worlds 35 rudest cities.

The headlining story is about the builder who was paralysed by neo-Nazi thugs in Germany almost 10 years ago wants to end his life on his next birthday.

Why the hell do I read newspapers?

In other news: England's last group game.  With Germany currently winning, we really don't want to lose our game so we meet Ecuador in the last 16.

Current Location: EC2Y 9AQ
Current Mood: apathetic apathetic
Current Music: Paul Weller - Tin Soldier

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