Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
WOWEE! - It looks like the faecal matter has hit the fan and government is trying to pretend that brown is this season's colour. All the Cameron clique's attacks on the BBC have been a diversion - but how effective? Now it's the biddable mainstream media versus the muckraking social media. Prepare the roost for incoming chickens.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Poor Lance Armstrong, now they want the prize money back. Don't they know that the Yellow Jersey gives all the prize money to his team mates to share, the sponsorship deals being his stairway to the stars? Nike has dumped Lance too, saying that he let them down. Does this mean that the story that they bunged a UCI official $500,000 to overlook a positive dope test in 2004 are untrue? They say that for the years Lance won there will now be no recognised winner. I reckon that the hiatus will be like an empty throne, with many claimants.
Monday, October 22, 2012
I watched the BBC2 documentary, "You've Been Trumped", with incredulity last night. It turns out that the American billionaire and epitome of bad taste, Donald Trump, owns Alex Salmond and the Aberdeenshire police force. He has carte blanche from the Scottish government to ride roughshod over the people in the vicinity of his assault on the environment, and to steal their land. The parliamentary representative of Trump's victims is ... Alex Salmond. Altogether now, "O Flower of Scotland ..."
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Another test - THE LAMENTATION OF THE OLD PENSIONER (William Butler Yeats) Although I shelter from the rain Under a broken tree My chair was nearest to the fire In every company That talked of love or politics, Ere Time transfigured me. Though lads are making pikes again For some conspiracy, And crazy rascals rage their fill At human tyranny, My contemplations are of Time That has transfigured me. There's not a woman turns her face Upon a broken tree, And yet the beauties that I loved Are in my memory; I spit into the face of Time That has transfigured me.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
"Walmart workers, as a group, are the largest food stamp recipients in the country totaling $2.66 billion annually. That’s right, Walmart, a company that makes more than $400,000,000,000 a year is taking more than $2,660,000,000 out of tax payers pockets annually because they have refused to pay their workers a living wage. Not only has Walmart callously expected the taxpayers to pick up the slack, but the government has allowed them to get away with it! In fact, reports say Walmart has direct knowledge of this and directly assist employees in applications for both food stamps and Medicaid. And that is not all. Walmart also takes millions, perhaps billions in tax breaks, free land and other government subsidies." (Hayley Rose at hayleyscomments.com) Can't even add links now.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
At the moment I'm in blog Limbo. I can't work with this blog that won't allow me to order my posts in paragraphs. I'm trying to set up a replacement on WordPress, but this is proving to be problematic for a technomoron. Here Scylla, there Charybdis. Meanwhile, I suppose I must confine my self to short bursts of shapeless text, or pictorial posts.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Sunday, October 07, 2012
Stop further archive destruction at Ruskin College, Oxford Background: Ruskin College, the trade union and labour movement college, founded in Oxford in 1899, has just moved from its central location to the outskirts of the city. In the course of this move much archival material representing the history of this pioneering College has been destroyed. This includes unique records of the working-class students who attended Ruskin in its first decades.