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A Vandal at the Gates of Rome

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Are you conscious?

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Brave New World?

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Stop, for a moment.

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Rupert's Coup

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Between a Shill and a Hard Case

July, 2015

Posted by Nicholas Moore    12:16:16 am
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March, 2015

There is a homunculus at the end of the garden path

October, 2014

Welcome Home Determination, not dreams Addicted to GDP Irony?Karma? - take your pick

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As above, so below

December, 2013

A time for tolerance

November, 2013

Thinking out of the xBox The old ones are the best ones ... Welcome to the Gulag

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A timely response to spying

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July, 2013

Serfing, USUK

June, 2013

Deafened by gossip

May, 2013

Who needs words...?

April, 2013

It must be true Why would they stop?

March, 2013

Beyond belief

February, 2013

RBS: doing Fine, not Time Pillars tumbling down Trouble with models A matter of perspective

January, 2013

Royal Promo Boiling the Lance Boson Brains Rule

November, 2012

Burning symbols

October, 2012

Charles and Jimmy's little secret Happy Birthday Beach bums and Magi A Reality Check

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A journey through riotous times

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Caring for life Not everyone for Tennis? A banker lie? Unthinkable!

June, 2012

A cynical ploy Collateral damage for The United States of Europe Will you walk into my parlour? Beams and motes From one Jubilee to another

May, 2012

Perturbations A crazy idea The course of time Sorry, Harry

April, 2012

Cracks in the Rear-View Mirror A keeper of sheeple Principled Policing Say goodbye to Betty Lessons learned Causality and good news Manufactured irrelevance Corporate responsibility

March, 2012

Poppycock - without question Who's pushing your buttons? Investigate the Blair-Murdoch Conspiracy

February, 2012

In Praise of The Seven Liberal Arts The real story When giving is taking Giving it all away

November, 2011

Poking a hornets nest Wealth of Nations poured away Squeaky and the Paedophile Prince Boiling frogs Death of an industry Change blindness What a world ...

October, 2011

Gifts Pictures and words Screeching to a halt. Taxing noise

September, 2011

Hand over your money Breeding psychopaths Mr Fox, is the hen house safe? A ludicrous Conspiracy Theory Can you believe your eyes? Getting eye contact Partners in Crime

July, 2011

It was the Wettins 'wot won it'

May, 2011

Kevin Heir apparently

April, 2011

Putting Emergencies in Context Underground networks travelling First Class

March, 2011

Be careful what you ask for Water - a tale of two countries Newspeak Here we go again ... Wake up!!!

February, 2011

Priorities The right stuff Revolution! ... and yet, and yet. Follow the money Shh - don't tell the children Does the MoD have a Cunning Plan?

January, 2011

Met Office caught in winter weather whitewash Read between the lines The new parable of Noah Banking on People

November, 2010

Wettins don't say sorry It's just not fair ... Remember, remember ...

October, 2010

Kindness sees no crime Pundits in the frame Killer drones target the middle class A tale of two Charlies

September, 2010

A failure to discriminate ... Good Grief A rent-boy's rent-boy

August, 2010

Size psycho-fancy Baiting a Wikid Trap?

July, 2010

... at the gates of Rome Monday musings

June, 2010

Guilty - but not charged Psychopaths at the door

May, 2010

ConDemned to the Shock Doctor Driven by metaphor Guns and Banksters Death of Old Conker

April, 2010

Bankster at bay ... Nuke Iceland? Smokescreen

March, 2010

It's how you say it ... Bullying Manner Quelle surprise! Iceland - showing the way.

February, 2010

Small steps to a far place Seeds of silence

January, 2010

Liar So who needs people? Late and censored Freedom for life

December, 2009

Patterns Boy-friendly! Testament

October, 2009

Fools served by Zombies Webs BBC dogs that didn't bark ...

September, 2009

Taken Hostage

August, 2009

Have a good weekend ... High Frequency Trading ... Money money money Fit for a politician

July, 2009

Inside clouds

June, 2009

Fond thoughts of Tony Blair ... A good day ... Midnight musing

May, 2009

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April, 2009

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January, 2009

Money Matters Killing History Magic

December, 2008

Home improvements Get the Picture?

November, 2008

Barak - the movie

October, 2008

Won't get fooled again Bankers, all of them!

September, 2008

And The Winner is ... Light relief A Financial 9/11 That's Lucky! On this day

August, 2008

Mark My Words

July, 2008

The Management Myth Sense Making Questions

June, 2008

Beware this Griffin 42 Day Folly A Tortured Silence

May, 2008

A new Dawn needed Is Justin Webb A Neo-Con? The Puppy, the Mountain and the Fascists

April, 2008

Attention Pays

March, 2008

Fat Cats and Pork Pies Fed up Darling? Swearing - it's just not British!
Beach bums and Magi   29 October 2012

After a tumultuous couple of months, we have arrived at our beach house in Texas, and revel in the constant sunshine and warm evenings. Initially, the mosquitoes were a bit of a nuisance, however quite suddenly, on the last day of September, thousands of dragon-fly appeared and tucked into a mosquito-rich dinner.

Two days ago one could almost (but not quite) feel some sympathy for the few remaining mosquitoes when a swarm of swallows also turned up, swooping and diving along the beach, finishing off the survivors. The swallows didn't stay long - as if we are just one of their many service stations where they refuel en route, heading further south.

Our own travails included several rendez-vous with strangers before we left France. A common theme was the way they had all out-sourced an important part of their minds. In each case either they asked me, or I asked them for directions. What was shocking was that they had no mental maps of where they were. In every case they needed GPS guidance to get from A to B.

Meanwhile, it is great to be back in the USA, a vibrant, friendly place. It hasn't taken long to pick up old habits, such as talking about gallons and Fahrenheit, although Pamela still giggles when I practice my Texan drawl!! Using 'z's in words like organisation will take a little longer.

I chuckled when I heard reference yesterday to baseball's 'world series'. It is a competition to which the world is definitely not invited! With all it's traditional insularity, America is still 'news light' and 'religion heavy'.

Which reminds me, listening to bible quoting politicians and media anchors who are all full of rhetoric about the wickedness of Iran, it is amusing to reflect that Persia (Iran) is where the Three Kings of the new testament originated. They were 'Magi' come to anoint Light in the World.

Posted by Nicholas Moore    12:16:16 am