Scribbles Challenge 38

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In Memorium

In memory of our soldiers who have fallen in Afghanistan. Private James Prosser, aged 21, 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh was killed as a result of an explosion that happened during a vehicle patrol in Musa Qaleh district, northern Helmand province...

Is it time to bring our troops home?

Our soldiers are currently dying at the same rate they did in Korea. Our political leaders have been less then frank with us. The military leaders feel provoked to publicly exposing ministerial misrepresentations. The Secretary of Defence is forced...

How annoying is that?

Some things are extremely annoying, out of all proportion even. Here are some of everyday life's little trials: People who want to sell me something but won't tell me what they want. They expect me to wait patiently while they go through their...

Just FYI

Just FYI Just for the sake of clarity and accuracy: I am not any of the Top Ten Bloggers! Have a nice day Steve

Little Brother

Little Brother is watching you. He is everywhere, yet rarely seen. Little, who? Little Brother, he knows where you've been. In the street, Your image is caught. For crime must be beat. Image is so fuzzy, all for naught. ...

Drugs for convicts!

The government is using our money to provide prisoners with methadone at an annual cost of four million pounds. This is the same government that is borrowing millions of pounds every single hour of every single day. I think someone needs to ask...

Hypocrisy Rules OK

The United States of America has denounced its enemies for breaking international law. An American soldier was captured, subject to video interview, pleading to return home. This has been broadcast. The USA has been quick to condemn this as a flagrant...

Why are we at war? - part three

In response to widespread public disquiet at the current death-rate in Afghanistan, both the government and the opposition have been quick to make clear their commitment to pursuing the war. If our leaders expect to maintain public support for...

Moon Landing: A Hoax!

In July 1969 I was thrilled to watch blurry black and white images of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. This was the most spectacular demonstration of humanity's capacity to use knowledge and understanding imaginable. To reach out from our home, to...

Wisdom

Is wisdom bought? Where is the university? Is it for nothing that we toil and strive? Where is wisdom? Listen to your heart: It has a tale to tell. Think of yourself; Think of others as well. Where is wisdom? Is it...

Round Here - By the canal

Round Here is a series of pieces about where I live. This post is about the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The canal was built in the latter part of the eighteenth century. It is one hundred and twenty-seven miles long and has ninety-one locks. It...

Club Run - part ten

It was Sunday; better known to many in Gigglesborough and the surrounding district as club run day. Just as on that first Sunday after the fateful Annual General Meeting, it seemed that every single cyclist would be participating. As they arrived at...

I was wrong!

Puck I only told the truth. You need therapy. There is no justification for your behaviour. From the outset I have beseeched you to look into your heart and do the right thing. Eventually, I was provoked to write that you are a cad, which is...

The Future is Here - part two

Yesterday I commented on the case of a man being found guilty of planning to commit a crime. Well, it appears we have an epidemic of 'pre-crime'. Today a man has been found guilty of planning to commit suicide. Certainly, it is true that...

Round Here - Saltaire

Round Here is a series of pieces on the place where I live. This post is about Saltaire. Saltaire was given its name by Titus Salt bart. The first part is his surname and the latter part is the name of the river that runs along the valley bottom....

The Future is here

Perhaps you have read Philip K Dick's short story, Minority Report? Or maybe you saw the film with the same title, starring Tom Cruise. As you watched, you knew it could not happen here. The idea of arresting, charging, trying and convicting someone...

The Welcome Committee

'Name.' It wasn't a question. It was a statement. Not for a second had she looked up. There was not even the slightest trace of a flicker. 'Name,' she repeated, with a hint of that special kind of irritation that only public service bureaucrats can...

Scribbles challenge 37

As some of you may have noticed, there has been some discussion of the merits of plagarism recently. I thought of would join the fun, so I stole this gem from Lyn Barnes and thought I would enter it into the famous Scribbles Challenge under my own...

Swine Flu

In response to the swine flu pandemic, the government commissioned the production of a specific vaccine, which is due to be available from the end of August or early September. This is, of course, immediately prior to the flu season, and so is good...

July 14 - thought for the day

Today is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. It is the day when we remember and commemorate the French Revolution, with its high ideals of Liberty, Fraternity and Equality. These are the inspiring ideals of the French Revolution....

Rules for Rants

Are you thunderstruck with awe? Do gasp in amazement? Are you overwhelmed with admiration? Well, you too can now rant to your heart's content. Here, revealed for the first time, are the ten rules for rants. Follow these few simple rules and you too can...

Puck the Cad

Nixy caught Puck out in claimimg another's work as his own. Puck either could not or would not do the manly thing. The fall out has echoed throughout cyber space (people have left thoughts.com as a result). I have wished he would do the right thing. I...

Club Run - part nine

On Monday morning Pennine Cycles was an oasis of quiet, calm and order. The mechanics were already at work slowly and methodically building and repairing cycles. The sales staff were arriving in dribs and drabs. The shop had yet to open. 'It...

Why are we at war? - part two

Yesterday I posted some thoughts on why we are at war in Afghanistan. Today I would like to offer an up-date. In the past twenty-fours, eight of our soldiers have lost their lives. Eight dead in one day. Why? Our leaders have been quick to...