Wednesday, October 31, 2012

STS Bulletin no.45 "Welfare visit" means Police raid

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Some photographs of the village (burgh) of Culross, Fife, Scotland, for comparison with the Dieppe painting of James Proudfoot here.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Here's another bloody test. I begin to despair of this blogging game.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Zionist heroism in the face of Palestinian terrorism. (That nearly rhymes) Compare link below.
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

I know that Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE, Knight of St. Gregory*, didn't have a computer - but didn't he have a mobile phone? Is he the only person person in the UK who wasn't hacked by the News International crime family? *Friend of royalty, friend of Prime Ministers, much loved adherent of the church that is the refuge of paedophiles.
"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 Can't even add links now.
The term 'Freudian Slip' illustrated.

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

Reading a review of a biography of Patrick Leigh Fermour I appreciated a description of the man by Somerset Maugham, "A middle-class gigolo for upper-class women".

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Où sont les empires d'antan? Better viewing here, perhaps.

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.

Friday, October 05, 2012

I'm sick of this useless blogging system since they forced an "upgrade" on me. So I'm going to have another look at wordpress. Stuff 'em!

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

How the BBC betrayed the NHS: an exclusive report on two years of censorship and distortion Oliver Huitson (via Martin Deane)