Archive for October, 2011


Eye On the World 6

Polly Ticks says … FTSE 100 Big Biz chiefs’ pay rose average of 49% last year. Things balance out. That’s about the decline in value of average poor wage.
My Economics page

A Thought … I’m not tech savvy. Talk myself thru computer tasks. I’m fed up of saying ‘delete’. Like ‘exterminate.’ Feel more a Dalek than Cyberman.

Guru Tony says … Figures show gang culture was not main reason for Summer Riots in UK. Majority came from deprived background, so tackling the gangs is red herring.
My Crime page

Blogger Bard says:
Science, religion
Ways of thinking poles apart
Mystery between

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Mini Mag 67

Polly Ticks says …

Students put off university due to tuition fees rise, says poll. Once was the time Brit students paid nothing as their success enriched society.

My Graduates page


MY STORY: It was my story but it
just didn’t seem to go right. Life’s a
harsh writer and I ended up crumpled,
like a discarded piece of paper by
the typewriter.

OPERATION: The surgical procedure
terrified me. I shook as I went into prep.
My first time. I’m qualified! Hope the
patient’s okay.

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Mini Mag 66

Pappa Razzi says …

The Commonwealth is meeting. Top of agenda? Succession rules for Monarchy. The Commonwealth could be a major player in the world. What a waste … My Politics page


EERIE: The aliens scanned for
lifeforms; took their shape, liking
the disguise. They looked eerie the
next morning … after Halloween.

PLANETS: When the Starship’s drive
went critical it created a gravity well.
For a billion years rocks compacted
upon it & then came life .. & a
Starship flew. Evolution.

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Mini Mag 65

A Thought …

A writer can never know ultimate success, for his true success comes through still being read centuries after his death.

My Flash Fiction page


SUNSET: As the sun goes down the dark
veil rises. There will be agony tonight;
fear, violence, greed & corruption. And
the criminals are even worse.

Blogger Bard says:
After sunset it roamed wide
Banished by light bulb

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Eye On the World 5

Guru Tony says … Vatican thinktank wants global authority to rein in capitalism & make it people centred. Won’t work. Big Biz bigger than national economies. New smaller Biz is the answer.
My Economics page

Blogger Bard says:
Veil of death is thin
Ghosts come out for Halloween
Get in the spirit

Polly Ticks says …Greek debt halved and a trillion Euro bailout fund to be created. Is Eurozone saved? We’ll see. But super-capitalism will again have been saved by socialist economics.

Harry Fang says:
Ghosts are pathetic
Just go ‘Boo!’ and float about
What they lack is bite

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Mini Mag 64

Polly Ticks says …

PM Cameron faces rebellion as 81 of his MPs vote for referendum on EU membership. This coalition is certainly built on sand. Not long to go.

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HARD READS: I never read much as a kid
but in my late 20s I decided to read all
the major classics. I made it, except for
James Joyce. I managed ‘A Portrait …’
but ‘Ulysses’ totally beat me.

PAST NOW: A figment of imagination?
He was inclined to be vulnerable as his
past lives came. But as the therapist
died, he knew he was a serial killer.

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Eye On the World 4

Guru Tony says … UN say world population to rise to 15 billion by 2100, wiping out resources. So do what population pressure always does. Expand – into space! .. My Environment page

TV Watch … I admit I like the major UK Soaps. Yet, except for Sarah Lancashire and Suranne Jones, they always employ Soap stars rather than actors.

Dr Illya Ness says … Age UK warn rising bills & cutbacks will kill 200 older people a day this Winter. When the powerful get it wrong its the weakest who pay …
My Illness page

Harry Fang says:
Witches hate All Hallows’
Horrors come, go BANG!!! and scare
Kids ask: ‘Trick or Treat?’

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Mini Mag 63

Prof Galistein says …

Teenagers’ IQ can rise & fall, a study suggests. I don’t think IQ tests intelligence, but cultural understanding of prevalent knowledge.

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GHOST CAR: The ghost car sped past
me silently. It wasn’t a lost soul – not on
Halloween. The veil is thin, the roads fill
up, abruptly ended journeys completed.

BACK GARDEN: Horrors untold in my back
garden. Wars prevail, genocide rages,
balance interupted by outside invasions.
Below the tranquility, the insect.

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Mini Mag 62

Polly Ticks says …

France & Germany not as one in Euro bailout plan. Not surprised. Europeans are only happy with each other during affluence – a false love affair.

My Economics page


OUT: I’m out!!! Free at last from
my solitary prison, life a distant echo.
I’m out!!! But I still don’t understand
why, but I’ll learn. I’m born!!!

AMBIVALENT: Her son is ambivalent.
‘So ghosts are yellow with slit eyes and
we eat their brains? No wonder they
haunt us.’ Mom smiles. ‘Okay Pumpkin.’

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Mini Mag 61

A Thought …

We hear much about victims nowadays. Yet, a person who goes through life never being wounded has never really lived.

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LIMBER UP: The first genetically
modified human looked like
Frankenstein’s Monster. As it
limbered up people were afraid. The
Science Directorate imposed species
modification to take away fears.

Blogger Bard says:
Limbering up
New Athlete beats all records
Robot Olympics

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