News: Health

30Mar

EOTW 2

Anthony North’s
EYE ON THE WORLD
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Polly Ticks says … Ed Miliband says EU referendum will play havoc with business. No. Big Biz decides it all, anyway.

Philip Osophy says … Is being Posh bar to govt? Yes. Used to command people; knew them. Now they’re isolated from them. Concept to manipulate.

Dr Illya Ness says … Not making up your mind quickly causes heart disease thru worry, it seems. Absolutely. I think. Could it? Well, maybe …

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Harry Fang says:
Vote for the Tories?
Don’t be ill or disabled
They’ll suck out your life

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30Mar

EOTW 1

Anthony North’s
EYE ON THE WORLD
________________

Pappa Razzi says … UK Election Campaign is on, making the 2nd hand car salesman honourable. The Great British Lie Fest.

Major de Ranger says … Arabs planning joint Middle East force to react to ISIS, led by Egypt. If only I could believe it’s a good thing.

Guru Tony says … 1 in 5 girls under 11 been on diet as looks rule over ability – ‘cos media have created the British Dream. Its a nightmare.

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16Sep

Mini Mag 126

Polly Ticks says … After 23 yrs we now know what happened after Hillsborough disaster. 41 of 96 dead had potential for survival, and police covered up. Shameful.
My Crime page

Pappa Razzi says … So, Prince William now has to fear his wife will get the same treatment as his mother. Intrusive pics of beautiful Royals prove deadly. Return of media vermin.
My Media page

Dr Illya Ness says … New hospital planning needed as doctors say there’s been a 37% rise in admissions over 10 years. So much for modern healthy lifestyles.
My Illness page


Blogger Bard says:

CONSTANT: It was constant. The killer
stalked; the ghost haunted; my mind
became fevered; I lived with the
dead!! The ideas a writer has.
***
To escape it all
To turn laptop off – to breathe …
Boring! Turn back on
***
HARVEST: The books planted concepts
in man, ploughing our furrow. In one,
a seed grew; a thought flowered; a
book written. The cycle of Interman.
***
My Twist in the Tale page

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06May

Mini Mag 107

Pappa Razzi says … Brit Parliamentary committee finds Rupert Murdoch ‘not fit’ to lead a major international company. The statement was fuelled by Labour and not the toady ruling Tories, but, world, please note.
My Media page

Dr Illya Ness says … 54% of doctors think the Brit health service should withhold non-emergency treatment for smokers and the obese. Disgraceful! Their ethic should be to treat people, not condemn lifestyle.
My Illness page

READ WITH MUMMY

IMPETUS: I dream. Out of time? 2 ladies.
A house? Strange clothes, their image on
wall. Out of view, fire? I have means –
impetus – to leave my cave.
***

ESSAY: QUEUES – Queues can be horrific. They say they are signs of an orderly society, but this is a con. They really represent lack of facilities or too much control. So pervasive are they that they even invade your home – the telephone queue, waiting to speak to the authorities. Demeaning, queues waste life as we wait. And when the queue fails, beware the riot.
My Freedom page


Harry Fang says:
Landscape under Moon
Casts shadows that enter soul
But who is within?
***
DEPRESSION: A depression hung over mankind.
The psychic link was gone and monsters raged.
Depression clung to the psyche & greed
reigned. But the outcome was called Recession;
the monsters, ourselves.
***

A mask of goodness
Only surface can be read
Horror lies beneath

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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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18Mar

Mini Mag 100

Dr Illya Ness says … Many senior doctors in surgeries are left with just one day a week to see patients as UK govt reforms of health service tie them up in reorganisation. Turning doctors into administrators is mad. As I’ve said before: modern efficiency means twice as many experts doing half the work.
My Illness page

Guru Tony says … Half of Britain’s young black men are now unemployed. Why is it so many don’t gel with society? Early IQ tests can offer an answer. It seems those who did best came from the prevalent culture. It seems ‘intelligence’ & belonging is as much about culture as true intelligence. So WE fail them.
My Xenophobia page

THE CRIME POST

RENEW: The Godly Knights renewed themselves
each week with bread & wine. The next morn,
monks whipped them to church for Eucharist
& redemption.
***
Rule by Divine Right
Miracle of politics
Kings were good con men

ESSAY: JOUSTING – Jousting was part of Medieval ideology, linking warriordom and chivalry to a king who ruled by Divine Right. God and thinking were one. It is similar to computer gaming, changing young minds to think in parallel but without long attention span. Hence, they data process but don’t seek wisdom. Just what today’s corporate world wants.
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Blogger Bard says:
Knight hides in armour
While peasants are hacked to death
Battle was hell then
***
THE QUEST: The Knight quested long
for the Grail, determined to reach
Godly purity. Finally, he found it.
He killed nearly 100 men to take it,
and the encrusted jewels guaranteed
the only purity he desired.
***
Endurance of old
When different thought led to stake
For the love of God

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19Feb

Mini Mag 96

Dr Illya Ness says … There is a revolt in the Tory Party against the health service reforms. Is the govt beginning to care? No. They fear they could harm chances of re-election.
My Illness page

Polly Ticks says … Prime Minister wants a football ‘racism’ summit. Discrimination should always be fought, but what the hell has this to do with the govt? They want to politicise everything nowadays.
My Politics page

Guru Tony says … Poor diet kills 2.6 million infants a year worldwide. Did the 3rd World have such problems before western interference, or did their society cope? Beware. Globalisation kills.
My Environment page

THE CRIME POST

REVOLUTION: The elderly lady noticed
the young couple behind her. She thought:
mugging. A revolution in attiude as she
took out her knife – robbed them.

Techie Without A Clue says:
They are light fingered
Stealing your life, like fairies
Elemental hacks

ESSAY: FRAUD – Don’t you just hate it – being told things that aren’t true. And if the lie goes on, and you’re conned? Well, fraud just isn’t nice, is it? And confidence tricksters are the scum of the earth. So please forgive me as you read this essay. That’s fiction writing for you. Fraud for the law abiding.

Blogger Bard says:
He’s fed up of drafts
Smash window – police give him bed
Break from homelessness
***
ELEMENTAL: Conan Doyle wrote more than
Sherlock Holmes; even about fairies –
which caused a problem when he got mixed
up and a fairy appeared in a Holmes
tale. Sherlock scratched his head.
Said: ‘It’s elemental, my dear Watson.’
***
He did love the spring
Cash down; spring sprung. Caught!!! By cop
Locked up ’til next Spring

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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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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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