Archive for January, 2012

29Jan

Mini Mag 93

Polly Ticks says …PM Cameron suffers multiple defeats on his Welfare cutbacks but he’s still riding high in the Polls. Tells us a lot about what today’s people think of the poor.
My Politics page

Techie Without A Clue says … Good old Facebook & Twitter. As soon as you get used to something, they change. What happened to the old adage: if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
My Technology page

Major de Ranger says …Tension mounting on the Strait of Hormuz as Iran and the West jockey for position. Isn’t it mad to rely on a 2 mile wide shipping lane to bring out so much oil?
My Warfare page

RATTLERS’ TALE

HIBERNATE: He sat on his bicycle; still;
morose. Winter; too cold for outside.
Time to getaway. To hibernate. They can
keep their phones, ’til Spring.

Guru Tony says:
At times wrong is good
To always be right is bad
Never to learn things

ESSAY: CONFIDENCE – I’ve got a problem with confidence. I see it all around me – or, at least, I used to. But if you challenge a man on his confidence, reactions get emotional. As I see it, confidence is a mask to hide the true person. Indeed, show me a truly confident man and I’ll out the wreck.
My Madness page


Blogger Bard says:
Love this craft of mine
The writer plots, weaves, deceives
Crafty tales are best

****
IMAGES: Images crowd upon me … too
fast; I can’t take them! I think I must
be going mad!!! Oh, the techies and
their apps – placing artificial
intelligence in a camera.
****
Alchemy of sound
Music – make waves; grasp meaning
Human genius

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22Jan

Mini Mag 92

Polly Ticks says … Mass credit downgrading in Eurozone countries, ‘cos leaders are not doing enough. Good example of who rules – politicians or business.
My Economics page

Dr Illya Ness says … Charities speak of ‘neurology timebomb’ as Parkinson’s, MS and motor neurone increase, but what surveys are being made into the modern life causing it?
My Illness page

Pappa Razzi says … Wikipedia blacked out last week in protest at copyright legislation. I’m all for guarding copyright, but not sneak attacks on freedom.
My Media page

THE CRIME POST

BLUSTER: A crime takes a criminal and
an idiot. I knew that. And as I told
them my horse could talk, it diverted
them from the safe. But it grassed.

Guru Tony says:
For good or for ill
There is always a motive
Behind every smile

ESSAY: BLACKMAIL – Blackmail is the vile attempt to gain something from another by threat of disclosing a secret. Yet blackmail could be on the way out. It relies on society having a strong moral ethic, so as morality declines, so does the possibility of disgrace. Who’d have thought that immorality could be a means of fighting crime.

Blogger Bard says:
A silhouette world
Shadows thriving in the shade
This is where crime lives
*****
NIGHTMARE: She was tied up, naked and dead.
Somehow, though, I knew it was a dream –
mere symbolism of the end of my latest
relationship. But as I awoke, I screamed.
She was tied up, naked and dead.
*****
Crimson – so vivid
At crime scenes you see it often
Blushes of the fool

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15Jan

Mini Mag 91

Polly Ticks says … PM Cameron’s cutbacks seem popular with his 24% following. Leader of Opposition changes direction & agrees. Political opportunism at its worse.
My Politics page

Dr Illya Ness says … Forget dieting. Researchers say women who write about what is important to them every day lose more weight than others. So, is it working?
My Illness page

Pappa Razzi says … As the inquiry into UK Media standards continues, I’m disgusted by the cavalier attitudes to truth. We risk a neutered media unless they change.
My Media page

READ WITH MUMMY

DREAM: She sat on the park bench
smiling, not seeing what other’s saw.
Hurt, she dreamt of her own reality;
of one of them dead. As was she.

Blogger Bard says:
Poor soul wanders
Lost, not knowing what it is
Science banishes

ESSAY: APOCALYPSE – Armageddon is a Latinized word for the Hebrew, Megiddo, site of an early battle. Nothing more. Apocalypse actually means ‘prophetic disclosure’, or Revelation. If you take symbolism out of THAT book you have a blueprint for political revolution, as in French or Russian Revolutions. That’s all. Let’s not blow Apocalypse up out of all proportion.


Harry Fang says:
Tiptoe in the night
Listen as you lie in bed
Can you hear me?
***

DROWNING: The horror of their betrayal
turned me to stone, reflecting the
coldness of my heart. Yet, as they threw
my weighted body in the river, my lungs
remained those of a quickly dying man.
***
Ghosts need some style, too
In Purgatory pay debt
Good job style is free

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08Jan

Mini Mag 90

Prof Isaac Galistein says … Report says UK could only stand a week of disruption after major disaster before society collapses. ‘Just-in-time’ business & globalisation blamed. Such a fragile world we’ve created for ourselves.
My Economics page

Guru Tony says … Social care leading to abuse of elderly. Discrimination by health workers leading to deaths of those with learning difficulties. Depression soaring. Caring seems to require affluence in Britain today.
My Freedom page

Major de Ranger says … Iraq becoming a bomber’s paradise again. Inevitable. I always said once western troops were out, Iraq would begin road to fragmentation. It never was a proper country, but a British creation.
My Warfare page

FUTURE ZONE

DRIFT: The chefs left the kitchen. The
alien’s wrecked spaceship had drifted
to Earth so he had to be fed. But chefs
were disappearing one by one.


Techie Without A Clue says:
New laptop – programs
Life was so easy before
It’s invincible

ZOO: No one knew who began it, but taking species from different epochs and creating a time zoo was novel. No one knew who captured the dinosaurs, or humans, or androids, or interplanetary species. No one knew whether it existed in the past, present or future. Indeed, no one knew whether they were visitors or exhibits.


Blogger Bard says:
Brilliance of mind
Navigating the One through
Brilliance of stars

***
ACTING: He never sang in West World, the
King and I are gone, replaced in this
future world by soulless Tick Tock Men who
rule, who terrify. But at least, the actors
are rubbish and the old icons live on.
***
New gem found in space
Sparkles, thrives, lights up the dark
Aliens like Earth

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01Jan

Mini Mag 89

Guru Tony says … 2012! Britain will be centre of the world this year with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee & Olympics. Shortly after, the world will end, they say, but I’ll be blogging in 2013 – an unlucky year for the Doomsters. Happy New Year.
My Essays page

Dr Illya Ness says … So the health service cuts wouldn’t affect services in the UK? 4 out of 5 doctors say they have lengthened waiting lists & led to bed closures. I guess we’re used to lying politicians & stopped protesting. Madness.
My Illness page

Polly Ticks says … Deputy PM Clegg has gloomy new year message that cuts are not easy but right. Yes, they are right, but not at the speed they’re being implemented. You did that, Clegg, going into Coalition & taking the power to slow it down from Parliamentary vote.
My Politics page

RATTLERS’ TALE

BANG: The 2012 Apocalypse Event opened
the time vortices – a shock for the
Dinosaurs – again!!! Once over, the last
vortice brought the Dodo.


Harry Fang says:
New Year, a change
Human diet bad for health
Too much fat – Plasma

YOU: I looked in the mirror and it was you. This was no good as I was sure I’m me, but you just wouldn’t go away no matter how many times I blinked. If only I could be me, and not a reflection of who you think I should be. But that’s the thing about parents.


Blogger Bard says:
Program Resolve runs
New world, new crimes; look back – judge!!
New nightmare … re-solve

RIVER: The river was nature – beauty –
in the raw. Seductive beyond comprehension.
Calming, mesmerising … yet, the inevitable
route to the graveyard of the naive.

Turn the page of life
New twists to my story now
Am I my author?

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