What Turns Men Off In Chicks: Tips For Adventurous Women

February 13, 2012

What Turns Men Off In Chicks: Tips For Adventurous Women

Ben Delicious writes from the Red Light district of Soho: Hey, girls! And when I say ‘girls’, I mean ladies. And when I say ‘ladies’, I mean young healthy chicks on the look-out for guys who have some spare time on their hands and are looking for some, you know, romance. Anyway, girls, ladies, chicks, you know what puts men off in women? Loud unprovoked hyena like laughter that comes in regular bursts, that’s what puts them off. There are more and more chicks out there who think that the best way to pull guys, if you pardon the expression, is to get together with their girlfriends, descend on some eatery or bar or nightclub and laugh hysterically for no reason, in the hope of being noticed, engaged in conversation and hopefully, you know, get some intercourse going. But this sort... 

Asking: How Come Some People Dislike The McCanns So Much?

February 11, 2012

Asking: How Come Some People Dislike The McCanns So Much?

Ted Obvious writes from Praia da Luz: Why is it that some people seem to dislike Kate and Gerry McCann so much? I mean, they’ve lost their daughter Madeleine, who’d vanished from their holiday apartment in May 2007, and have been looking for her since then. And though on that fateful night they left their three small kids, including Maddy, all alone while they were having dinner with their friends, it’s not like they flew to another town and were having fun without a care in the world. In fact, according to Kate, she and her husband checked on the children every 15 minutes or so. So you can’t really accuse the McCanns of child neglect in a classical sense, as in: ma and pa tell their kids to piss off to bed, go out, get plastered and dance the night away in a club. So what we have here... 

Setting The Record Straight About That Veto That Russia And China Used

February 10, 2012

Setting The Record Straight About That Veto That Russia And China Used

Anton Goryunov writes from Damascus: All you people out there who’ve been going apeshit, accusing Russia and China of supposedly encouraging President Bashar al-Assad to kill more of his people by blocking a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, get a grip. Have you actually bothered to read the text of the draft of that resolution? No? Well, before you go on bashing Russia and China, accusing them of all the crimes in the world, have a glance through it and see for yourself that it made absolutely no sense, just like most of UN documents. The resolution proposed imposing a dead line on the Syrian regime of three weeks to stop all hostilities and pull out its troops from all the major areas of conflict. How exactly is that possible in a country that is ravaged by civil war, with the opposition... 

Could It Be That The Argentinian Government Has Some Bad Economic News To Bury?

February 5, 2012

Could It Be That The Argentinian Government Has Some Bad Economic News To Bury?

Anton Goryunov writes from Buenos Aires: We at Stirring Trouble have our own way of judging what is going on in the world. We try to notice things that other people sometimes overlook. Like if we hear that frisky businessmen from China no longer tip hookers generously over in Europe and the Sates we assume that things in the Chinese economy are not going all that well and that we should expect trouble soon. Or if we hear more and more decent cars making those whistling noises, we know that the middle classes are squeezed and can’t afford to change their brake pads on time Which brings me, funnily enough, to the latest stand-off between Argentina and Britain over the Falkland Islands, also known as the Malvinas, if your sympathies are on the side of the Argentinians. For the past several months... 

Would You Behave Like A Prick If You Knew That There’d Be A Book Written About You?

February 4, 2012

Would You Behave Like A Prick If You Knew That There’d Be A Book Written About You?

Dan Majestic writes from New York: You know what got me thinking lately? I thought: would people still behave like total pricks – or prickesses – if they knew that there would be a book written about them after they kick the bucket? Funny question this. Sounds sort of stupid at first – like, why would anyone write a book about me and all that. But if you think about it for a while, it actually makes sense. So, if you knew for sure that there’d be a book written about you, would you want it to tell how you wasted your life on stupid things and let others down and was basically a total prick – or prickess? And would you want it to say that you were a drunk, a slob or a slut, and lay on the couch all day watching trash on the box? So that the people, who would be reading the... 

War On Drugs? What War Would That Be?

February 3, 2012

War On Drugs? What War Would That Be?

R.F.Wilson writes from London: Are you into conspiracy theories? I’m not a fan myself, to be honest. I’m more into cock-ups really, believing that most things go wrong as a result of stupidity, incompetence and bad planning by politicians, diplomats and the military. But one thing has been making me suspicious for years: how come the war on drugs never seems to change anything? You know what I think? I think there’s a powerful lobby that operates throughout the whole world and does everything possible to promote and glamorise drugs. You just need to look at the way drug taking is presented in the movie and music industries, on television and radio, in books and newspapers and even by politicians and the medical profession to realise that a massive campaign in under way to... 

What’s The Point Of Chicks Showing Off Their ‘Assets’ In Public?

January 31, 2012

What’s The Point Of Chicks Showing Off Their ‘Assets’ In Public?

Ted Obvious writes from London: What’s it with chicks showing off their ‘assets’ in public? And I’m not talking here about hard working prostitutes, who need to come across alluring and desirable to get business going, if you know what I mean. What has become with women’s fashion that makes seemingly sane chicks bare it all, or nearly all? It looks really weird, especially when women of a certain age start revealing the weather beaten parts of their bodies that should have been stayed covered – for their sake and everyone else’s. So what are the reasons given for female nakedness in public? Well, some of the sisters say that they are just following fashion trends that demand a flash of boobs or thighs or buttocks – or all at once. Yep, those extra short skirts and see through... 

Asking: Do Cops Like To Drive Like Maniacs, Sirens Wailing And Lights Flashing?

January 30, 2012

Asking: Do Cops Like To Drive Like Maniacs, Sirens Wailing And Lights Flashing?

Dan Majestic writes from New York: I don’t know about you, but some questions preoccupy me from time to time. Like, do cops get a kick out of driving like maniacs, with sirens blasting and lights flashing? They must love it because they are really overdoing it, aren’t they? There they go, one car after another, sirens wailing and lights going bonkers, and it later turns out that it was no big deal really with some kid getting his head stuck between metal railings or some woman locking herself out of her car. But cops still did their ‘have to be at the scene of the crime as fast as possible’ routine, with all the trimmings, if you know what I mean. I suppose a lot of cops join the force in the hope that they would get to drive really fast, with the siren on, and everyone would be letting... 

Why Do Women Pick The Wrong Men Most Of The Time?

January 29, 2012

Why Do Women Pick The Wrong Men Most Of The Time?

Anton Goryunov writes from Moscow: You know what always puzzled me: why is it that women pick the worst possible men to go out with? I don’t mean husbands, whom they tend to select more carefully, but boyfriends and lovers. How could it happen that seemingly sensible chicks fall for the worst possible creeps while ignoring decent guys? I remember during my high school years – in the last century, alas – I could never really grasp women’s mating patterns, if you pardon the expression. All the creeps would usually get their girl, as they say, and the proper guys would be ignored and even ridiculed. Let me tell you a real story from my past. A guy I knew, Nikita, really, really fancied a girl by the name of Natasha. And when I say ‘fancied’, I mean it in a good way. He... 

Asking: Has The Private Sector In China Any Future?

January 27, 2012

Asking: Has The Private Sector In China Any Future?

Martin McCauley writes from Beijing: Is there a future for the private sector in China? Good question that. Must be tormenting a lot of people out there. Especially in China. But seriously: the financial crisis that began in 2008 has seen a remarkable upsurge in investment in state owned enterprises (SOEs) in China. The losers have been the privately owned enterprises (POEs). There are about 130 mega-companies and several thousand smaller SOEs. They are gradually extending their control due to their financial clout. They used bank credits to acquire thousands of well run and profitable POEs. As over 90 per cent of government investment goes into SOEs, can the POEs fight back? Another tactic deployed to crush competition from the private sector in the prosperous coastal cities has been to deny... 

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