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Electro Harmonix EPITOME · Guitar Effects
Electro Harmonix EPITOME · Guitar Effects
Offered by Hot Rox UK Music
Price: £232.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Electro-Harmonix provide sound Nirvana in the EPITOME, 15 Dec. 2014
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I received it today. Easy to operate and the combination of sounds is simply amazing. If its reliability is as awesome as its sound we shall remain very close friends. Well done Electro-Harmonix. Highly recommended. Watch the EH videos, if you like what you see and hear I doubt you will be disappointed with the product itself.


Portable Opening Tool Kit for Apple iPhone/iPod & MORE!
Portable Opening Tool Kit for Apple iPhone/iPod & MORE!
Offered by Sintech UK Ltd
Price: £3.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Not up to much but not expensive, 18 July 2013
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I bought these to help with opening my iPod for a battery change, the two plastic tools bent fairly easily and then broke when trying to open the iPod case. What did help me to open the iPod case was a very thin guitar plectrum (ice pix copper plectrum). So for an iPod I don't think this kit is a lot of use, perhaps try a very thin guitar pick and then the opening tool usually supplied with the battery.


Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea
Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea
by Mark Blyth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling argument against austerity., 11 July 2013
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I have always known that George Osborne's policies were wrong - it just seemed so obvious: how is it possible to force contraction on an economy, increase unemployment, scrap public services (then be forced to pay unemployment benefit), bring in consultants at a much higher price to replace the sacked public service workers and expect the economy to grow when all of this country's major trading partners are doing the same thing? The public debt was not created by spending on the public, it was created by bailing out the private sector (Banks) but, as yet, there is no legislation following the Vickers Report and the Tyrie, Parliamentary Commission report has been all but rejected. So in the UK we have austerity, wrecked public services and all to support bankers' bonuses and failed, reckless governance, which is left as it was ready to replicate moral hazard and pass the bill onto the state. However this book, which is quite academic, shows why austerity cannot work and how it has failed time and time again - even where it may have 'appeared' to work. We need rid of the current treasury team - send them back to the Bullingdon Club - after all it is a club dedicated to wrecking but at least the real culprits pick-up the tab.


The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis
The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis
by Ben S. Bernanke
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.76

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What the Fed did to contain the Financial Crisis, 29 May 2013
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It is short and succinct, well written. This book is not polemical. It deals with a practical situation and describes it effectively. Whilst one might disagree with the policies and/or the supervision of the Federal Reserve over the megabanks in the United States or otherwise this book is well worth reading. It is a good illustration of less is more. It also deals with what actually happened and contains plenty of data. Of course one must not allow oneself to be the subject of regulatory capture through reading Chairman Bernanke's words but this book does allow us to see how Banks avoided regulation in certain areas. It touches upon how megabanks are effectively subsidised by the taxpayers without actually saying it. It explores, to some extent, how high risk has been and still is effectively subsidised by tax payers and touches upon how this may be avoided. A good read if the subject is of interest to you.


The Same Old Song
The Same Old Song
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Existentialism in serial expression - St Augustine meets the Outsider, 29 May 2013
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An MP3 download of a very well thought out and produced, catchy piece of music, sung without pretension and considerable dynamic verve (understated). If Albert Camus were to come back to the Whitefriars Shopping Mall in Canterbury I am sure he would set the Myth of Sisyphus right there, where Mr Flastic is standing (see video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU6tq8UCtPY&list=FLHF_wfxpWEWYvl3pCEA_bfA&index=3). I don't know what one has to do nowadays to be successful in the commercial music industry but this artist seems to be head and shoulders above a lot of the plastic pretension emanating out of MTV. Please continue to produce good music Mr Flastic.


The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
by Anat Admati
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How we subsidise banks, 10 May 2013
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I am interested in the causes of the credit crisis and I am concerned at the lack of progress by the current (coalition) government in tackling the issues which caused it. The authors go out of their way to make all their points clearly. They show how bank propaganda is disseminated to favour the bankers own ends. It particularly deals with the obsession of many bankers to increase 'return on equity' and shows how this is achieved by high risk strategies. Essentially banks need more capital, My own view is that banks also need to be split (properly legally split) as well being made to have more equity capital. It is very well researched and the notes backing-up the contents and conclusions are extensive. I would rather subsidise something useful like the National Health Service rather than Bankers risk taking. The book shows how banks may borrow at preferential rates and take high levels of risk without having to pay the costs of the real risk because of the implicit knowledge that they are too interconnected to fail and will be bailed out by the government, which means us the tax payer. The fate of the banks and of the government are inextricably mixed. My own view is that the current government favours the banks over the electorate and are that they are not keeping the public informed of the continuing danger posed by banks, which are undercapitalised and effectively underwritten/subsidised by the UK tax payer.


Campion: The Complete Collection [1989] [DVD]
Campion: The Complete Collection [1989] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Davison
Price: £13.91

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For all Campion addicts, 13 April 2013
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It is difficult to know how to rate this. I really love it because I like the Margery Allingham Campion novels, so, if you are a fan, five stars for content. The actual video print is not wonderful but the acting is bang on for the period. I am enjoying re-visiting these two part TV dramas of the individual books. They first came out in the late eighties. For me Peter Davison has the perfect touch for Campion.


Home Made Stainless Steel 9 Litre Maslin Pan with Handle
Home Made Stainless Steel 9 Litre Maslin Pan with Handle
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Product at the right price., 13 April 2013
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Virtually the same thing in Lakeland but with +£15 on the price tag. Good quality product, which has already had a lot of use and looks good for many years to come.


The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful - read it at you own risk, 13 April 2013
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In the UK we are told that austerity is the inevitable result of the crisis caused by us, the voting public, over spending. Democracy is democracy and is controlled by big business, which is Plutocracy. An interesting study in how to create class divisions and inequality in the wake of chaos. This book shows how those who have taken Milton Friedman as their God fail, repeatedly, to create the free market utopia that is an illusion.
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Gibson Les Paul Manual: How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up the Legendary Les Paul Electric Guitar
Gibson Les Paul Manual: How to Buy, Maintain and Set Up the Legendary Les Paul Electric Guitar
by Paul Balmer
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Good to dip into, 13 April 2013
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I guess it will only be guitar anoraks (like me) who will buy this book and it certainly fulfils all that is anorak in me. It would have been interesting to see a deeper analysis of the construction of the Epiphone models and to see them compared to the Gibson but then it would need to be even more anorak inclined.


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