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Friday, 17 July 2009

The world's debt for a packet of fags?

A man in the United States popped out to his local petrol station to buy a pack of cigarettes - only to find his card charged $23,148,855,308,184,500.

That is $23 quadrillion (£14 quadrillion) - many times the US national debt.

"I thought somebody had bought Europe with my credit card," said Josh Muszynski, from New Hampshire.

Shame you hadn't made such a purchase, Josh. If so, you could have sacked the lot of the shysters in Brussels and replaced them with representatives who possess some semblance of common sense.

"It is a lot of money in the negative," he said. "Something I could never, ever, afford to pay back.

"My children could not afford it, grandchildren, nothing like that."

Welcome to our world, Josh. Labour have been throwing money like water at denormalising smokers, whilst simultaneously saddling the unborn with debt which they will never repay in their upcoming lifetimes.

It's a weird and not-so-wonderful world when the righteous hold the reins.

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