Archive for April, 2012

29Apr

Mini Mag 106

Polly Ticks says … The UK is officially now in a double-dip recession. The govt denies responsibility. Yet, about 80% of a country’s trade is with itself, so if you squeeze the people too much and too fast, you score a home goal … My Economics page

Pappa Razzi says … Murdoch was back at the inquiry into media standards last week. There was a great joke underlying it: that he does not affect govt policy. He made many gaffs, though. Why? Simple. He wasn’t really listening. I think that’s called contempt.
My Media page

FUTURE ZONE

THWART: Was Cyberspace a timeless parallel
world? When the film maker deleted his CGI
dinosaurs there were 2 left to thwart. A
new reality bit him.
***
What is the cosmos?
Elusive particles tease
It is what we think

ESSAY: PROPULSION – Why aren’t we amongst the planets? Why is space exploration going nowhere? Why aren’t we approaching the stars? The technology is on the drawing board – it has been there for decades – but ignored. I guess it’s all to do with propulsion – not the tech stuff, but the lack of impetus in the mind of man.
My Space Exploration page

Blogger Bard says:
Nature’s spring at work
Flowers pop up just in time
Watch spring like sun dial
***
No future Spring here
They made planet fry, then freeze
It used to be Earth

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22Apr

Mini Mag 105

Prof Isaac Galistein says … Extensive fracking for gas expected to go ahead in UK, even though initial operation is suspected of causing two earthquakes. Fracking madness.
My Environment page

Major de Ranger says … India launches nuclear-capable missile with range to reach Chinese cities. As WMD proliferate, we’re approaching a test. Civilize ourselves or bang!
My Warfare page

RATTLERS’ TALE

ENCHANT: Africa & magic were closely
related. White man stood with the tribe
for the ritual. His TV enchanted them &
they were possessed by the West.
***
The Verdant plant
green in colour and intent
So easily cut down

ESSAY: ORDINARY – Are you ordinary? I think individuality is elusive – a product of genes, emotion, society & culture, which are due to outside, and ordinary, influences. For instance, emotion may be individual to the person in expression, but the actual emotion is of the species. Through experience and thought, it’s our task to rise above this ordinariness.
My Individuality page


Blogger Bard says:

A conversation
Never ceases; always there
No one to talk to
***
To see clearly
We need smog free air; which needs
Clarity of thought

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15Apr

Mini Mag 104

Polly Ticks says … As a new in-work benefits regime comes in in UK, survey of job centres show only half of vacancies give enough hours to qualify for it. That damn poverty trap will always arise.
My Politics page

Guru Tony says … Brit police looking at gas to use during riots. No!!! We don’t do that here. For centuries police had simple snatch tactics to arrest ringleaders. I assume that’s too dangerous for them now.
My Crime page

THE CRIME POST

PRICE: Mowing the lawn transported
him to a tranquil place. Beneath
the blades, destruction. Always a
price for man to leave his mark.
***
Criminal intent
Empty shells are everywhere
They say: I’m homeless

ESSAY: NEWS – News can often be criminal. Whenever reporting a crime, it’s sensational. After all, they have viewing figures to chase. This leaves people thinking crime is more prevalent than it is. And always a parade of victims to cause an emotional response. This is subtle. Feelings are extreme, then gone. This stops us thinking too much.
My Media page

Blogger Bard says:
Annoyance in life
Self inflicted reaction
Chief motive for crime
***
Every single time
When he robbed the cops were there
Serendipity

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07Apr

Mini Mag 103

Polly Ticks says … UK govt ditches plans for secret courts in national security cases after human rights committee rejects it. The sheer thought that it was possible disgusts me.
My Law page

Dr Illya Ness says … One in three Brit workers put their job before health, says study. I’m not surprised. Modern culture makes work all, above family & relaxation. Cogs in a machine get little respite.
My Illness page

Major de Ranger says … 30th anniversary of the Falklands War & we hear the US feared a longer war that would bring Russia to the aid of Argentina. Ah, the politics behind the fog of war.
My Warfare page

READ WITH MUMMY

INSPIRE: The corporate world. Cogs in the
machine are we. No? Take a rubber
duck; hook and all. Watch the eyes.
Then look in the mirror. Be inspired.
***
Miss Spelling says:
He drank the wassail
Horror!!! ‘Tastes like hot cider’
Was sure it was ale

ESSAY: MACABRE – I like writing tales of the macabre. But what lies behind them for the writer? Well, some are just sick. But for others, it is an excellent kind of therapy. Get those twisted thoughts out of the head and they become more balanced. Maybe that’s why so many horror writers are such nice chaps.
My Horror page


Harry Fang says:
He felt happiness
No more ghosts to haunt his life
Now that he had died
***
Swim in the aura
To possess another soul
And drown in their thoughts

***
A DR HAPALA TALE: Dr Hapala and his
thought-form assistant, Eepee, had found
the rogue Alchemist. Ever since finding
the Elixir of Life 200 yrs ago, he’d
been drinking it. Traditionally thought
to be found everywhere, the Alchemist
had realised Vampirism held the answer.
And as he finished drinking, the girl fell
to her death. The Undead and the Elixir
were apparently related. Dr Hapala knew
that the black leather clad Eepee was the
answer. Being just a thought, when the
Alchemist accepted her as his next fix
and bit into her neck, all he received
was the thought of his evilness. The
effect was quick – with realisation, he
dissolved to putrefaction.

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01Apr

Mini Mag 102

Pappa Razzi says … Panel decides last year’s UK riots caused by lack of stake in society among young. Amazing how a capitalist system aimed at young fails them. Or is it only about profit?
My Crime page

Polly Ticks says … So, sacked Tory fundraiser offered dinners with Prime Minister for a quarter million. The ‘old school tie’ has gone, replaced by even more insidious influences.
My Politics page

Guru Tony says … New planning reforms will make it easier to get permission for big development projects. And no doubt make it harder for smaller ones. Remember, Big is always Bad!
My Environment page

FUTURE ZONE

THE ASTRONAUT: They looked in shock as
the astronaut came out of the capsule
after landing wearing goggles and
snorkel. When he took off he
was a monkey.
***
Inbox to cosmos
New master of universe
e-Man – fast as light

ESSAY: LONGEVITY – Living longer – the dream of many. But what if it became a reality for most? A life would increase in value. In the short term, this is confirmed in human rights, etc, but what if it continued? Our value would increase to the point where we are too precious to take risks. Then we’d stagnate.
My Science page

Blogger Bard says:
Do you need new style?
Have choice of mind like robots
Download 10 credits
***
INBOX: Some e-mails. There was a Starship
in my Inbox. I replied to the Captain. He
said he was lost; asked what kind of
monster I was. He powered up his blasters.
Communication carried on. Space and
Cyberspace had merged in a wormhole, it
seemed, mixing fact and fiction and …
there’s a Starship in my Inbox. Blasting.
Invading. Hey!!! You’ve got an e-mail.
***
Ahead of himself
The time traveller was eager
Never got back home
***
He’d killed the stranger
Yet knights shouldn’t have ray guns
Time traveller for-gave
***

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