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28Apr

Eye On the World #9

Polly Ticks says … The 96 fans at Hillsborough were unlawfully killed. Not a time for celebration but remembrance. Now the journey begins.

Philip Osophy says … Facebook profits triple. What is it now? Reflection of the world? Collective conscious? A popular shard? A monster?

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Blogger Bard says:
Universal net
Laptop gateway to wholeness
Cyber and real merge

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08Jul

Mini Mag 116

Polly Ticks says … Brit banks crisis as Barclays rate fixing scandal outed. Was Bank of England & Labour govt involved? Is western system rotten to the core?
My Economics page

Prof Isaac Galistein says … God particle been found? You hit a particle with another to see it so you see the result of our action. Which came first, particle or idea?
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Major de Ranger says … Brit Army to be cut by another 20,000, leaving only a rapid reaction force. By only planning for latest threat we’re forever unready.
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Harry Fang says:

The heat in this place
Earth boils – man makes best horror
Dante would be proud
***
EUPHORIC: A lady sat in a train, a
man opposite. One is euphoric. Just
one stop left. It’s getting dark. One
is a vampire. The werewolf suspects.
***
The balloon won’t land
Went round the world, then nightmare!
The eighty first day

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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.
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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.
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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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05Feb

Mini Mag 94

Guru Tony says … Global powers-that-be still think economy can be sorted by grand initiatives. They don’t get it. Rigid central control never works. It’s the local that counts.
My Economics page

Polly Ticks says … A sneering French President belittles British industry. He’s right! Thatcherism opted for services instead, providing for a Globalised world. Madness.
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Major de Ranger says … Argentina continues posturing over Falklands. UK sends its latest warship – oh, and Prince William. Unpredictable times in the South Atlantic.
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FUTURE ZONE

SPECULATE: He sat by his desk
surrounded by files, books, charts. He
had to speculate on futures; make his
fortune. Ah, the wannabe Sci Fi writer.

Spacemen unhappy
This planet brings sour grapes
Alien food bad

ESSAY: DYSTOPIA – Dystopia – the idea of a controlled State – is a major Sci Fi theme, echoing fears of the future. But is it still Sci Fi? Computers have many advantages, but also flaws. They create rigidity in administrations and society becomes machine-like in response. Deviation and choice lessen and control grows. We may be already there.

Blogger Bard says:
Spaceman manoeuvres
Down the tube he guides, strains – hopes
Relief!!! – and no flush
****
TO STONE: Everyone thought it a
sculpture – two stone hands coming out
of the ground, holding a gem. Only the
Time Team knew the truth; for as the
Gorgon had broken out of its
underground prison, they had thrown
the gem. Caught, she stared into
a thousand reflections.
****
Nearly there, he knew
Urge for Planet Desire
There’s no place like home

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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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26Dec

Mini Mag 87

Dr Illya Ness says … More children than thought may have chronic fatigue syndrome, says study. This is a vile condition, made worse by refusal of so many people, medics and governments to accept it.
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Pappa Razzi says … Supermarkets in the UK want to increase sales by 50%, prompting massive store opening programme. The ‘biggies’ are adept at destroying the smaller competition during economic crises.
My Economics page

Major de Ranger says … South American countries ban Falklands ships in solidarity with Argentina. Economic crises cause need to divert attention to a bogeyman. And with military cuts, the UK could not fight a repeat of the war.
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BUOYANT: The mediums were buoyant
after opening their presents. Feet had
appeared & they were sure that, limb by
limb, they’d create an Xmas spirit.

Blogger Bard says:
Marilyn Monroe
Celluloid Aphrodite
Her spirit lives on

XENOGLOSSY: The elderly psychical researcher scratched his head as he wrote his report. It was a young girl who had been possessed, exhibited Xenoglossy (the ability to speak in strange tongue). Starting with the first two words, he wondered what they meant. ‘omg lol’.


Harry Fang says:
You can’t escape me
In quiet, dark moments I
Whisper in your ear

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30Nov

Mini Mag 78

Polly Ticks says … More govt measures coming to kickstart economy. It amuses me how Super Capitalism was used to beat collectivist economics, but is now embracing it.
My Politics page

Techie Without A Clue says:
Ideas absent
Screen activity absent
Why was this App sent?

Guru Tony says … Young Brits are statistically more obese than anywhere else in Europe. It doesn’t surprise me. The UK has lost its identity; and without it we all indulge in our self-centred desires.
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FUTURE ZONE

RELATIVE MOB: It was always the same
when the early Starships returned to earth.
As the gangways were jettisoned the crew
came out, behaved abominably and the
police rounded up the mob for re-education.
At light speeds time went faster on the ship
than earth, the crew having to catch up
with 100 years of moral advancement.

Blogger Bard says:
Dark matter absent
The Cosmos won’t play our math
Grey matter confused

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25Nov

Mini Mag 76

Pappa Razzi says … Inquiry into phone hacking brings the rats out of the tabloids. As soon as a witness – Hugh Grant – criticises, one tabloid prints a personal attack. They just don’t get it.
My Media page

Techie Without A Clue says:
Convenient fact
Books are good but so heavy
Cyberspace is light

Polly Ticks says … Top UK execs’ disgusting pay defended by that tired & disgusting mantra: if they don’t get the going rate, we’ll lose them. Reminds me of other heinous justifications such as: I was only obeying orders.
My Economics page

THE CRIME POST

FOOL’S PARADISE: No bills, no hangovers, no
responsibility, no hassle, no danger of being
kicked out. Such a fool’s paradise, prison.

Blogger Bard says:
He moves without light
Light fingered, his burden light
Laptops are so light

So he saw the light
Thought resplendant – forbidden
Why is difference crime?

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16Nov

Mini Mag 72

Polly Ticks says … Brit PM Cameron wants to use Euro crisis as a time for rethink on Europe. Good idea. I’m all for cooperation, but integration is not the way.
My Politics page

Harry Fang says:
Meditate on life
As I’m Undead food is scarce
Ah! I’ll have that neck

Guru Tony says … Brit firms slowing down on recruiting to ride out economic uncertainty. Unemployment on the rise. Inflation going up. The price of the con job called credit … My Economics page

THE CRIME POST

THE MARK: Grifter rule one: you can’t
con an honest man. He knew vindication
– and then the Mark’s solace as police
impetus floored him after his call. Grifter
rule two? – But an honest man can
con the conner.

Blogger Bard says:
King Arthur and his knights
Questing, fighting, life of thrills
Early gang culture

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04Nov

Eye On the World 7

Polly Ticks says … There is a move to raise funding of political parties in UK. Parties are what’s wrong with politics. Take funding away. We need independent MPs.
My Politics page

Blogger Bard says:
No more Mystery?
When we think that all is known
Life becomes a bore

Guru Tony says … So Greece sends shivers thru global economy. Beware Greeks accepting gifts. Yet it was always mad to have a European currency. Too big and too much to go wrong … My Economics page

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BIRDIE: The monster birdie came
and swooped down on the unsuspecting
golfer. Grabbing him in its claws,
it chewed and dropped him in the
hole. He felt quite under par.

Harry Fang says:
Sceptics deny me
Science sucks wonder from them
Who’s the vampire now?

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