Polly Ticks says … Cardinal O’Brien & ex-Lib Dem Exec in ‘allegation’ scandals? Conclave & by-election looming? Is it all about timing? Politics Salem style?
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Dr Illya Ness says … Over 50% of Brits could live to 100, but services not prepared. Don’t worry, it will equalise as modern lifestyle, obesity, etc, kicks in.
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Guru Tony says … New meat labelling needed following horse meat scandal. Go back to basics. New branding needed for the equine: ‘This is a horse.’
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THE CRIME POST
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The only drink here
I know it’s poison but choice
Thirst or suicide?
THE BOOK: Society was naughty again.
Most went pale at the symbolic book burning.
Others were enlivened. It would take years
to douse the revolution. Indeed, another book.
In the last second
I felt the breeze on my hair
As the hangman smiled
She used to have hopes
Now so much had been taken
Crime steals our dreams, too
PHILIP OSOPHY ALL ALONE: Do you want to be left alone to get on with what you want? Are you fed up of being told what to do? Most of us feel like this, but the world crowds in on us. Yet what would it be like if we could just do what we wanted? Left to our own devices, I suspect we’d only find our desires. And we would soon get bored of those. And the next destructive urge would be just around the corner.
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Techie Without A Clue:
in 55 Words
ANTI-VIRAL: Just cogs in a machine
society, that’s us. But I had a thought.
Went incognito; told others … Caught,
virus vault my fate.
We’re so wired up, his
gravestone said: ‘Password
Invalid.’ He’d starved
LINGO: ‘omg, wtf, imho, roflmao.’ The
Tick Tock men scratched their heads at
the youth. Brilliant, they thought.
Orwellian NewSpeak here.
by Anthony North
5 Detectives, 16 Crime Stories
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