Saturday, 23 September 2006

Nice dog

Bit of a break in service for a (hopefully) short time.

The Black Dog has got me again and the normal anti-depressants seem to be taking longer to kick in. Writing anything reasonable at times like these is not possible.

I'll get back when things improve. They usually do.

Friday, 22 September 2006

Top whack

The high speed crash that took out Richard Hammond was surely something just waiting to happen. The show had become a victim of its own success as higher powered car followed high powered car. Faster and faster exotic cars had to be gathered for testing and display. I have nothing against this but there is a rising risk and, all too often, a price to pay.

Some while back the Noel Edmonds show was taken off air following death of someone on the show. I suppose the TV authorities undertake proper Health &Safety assessments but just how far can these cover all eventualities at speeds approaching 300 miles per hour. There seems to be a pretty well based claim that Richard was driving as a replacement. I would have expected them to use The Stig.

Medical outlook is that he should be OK. OK for what is the question. He comes across as a nice guy and it would be a shame for him to be unable to lead a full life. Best of luck hamster!

Tuesday, 19 September 2006

Shoe on other foot time

Much of the stuff I read about Muslim views of current events passes over my head. I think I have had sufficient past experience of just how crazed they can get on very little justification to find much interest in what switches the modern fundamentalist onto KILL mode.

My guest blog today has a nice way of asking the question.


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Monday, 18 September 2006

Pot. Kettle. Black.

What amuses me about the Pope's remarks concerning Islam is that he conveniently ignores Christianity's own barbarous past. I don't want to offend any fundamentalist by mentioning C r u s a d e s but they were not just outings in the park. Embrace Christianity or The Sword was a powerful missionary principle.

Sunday, 17 September 2006

Going - Going Go......

The blog in the guest spot shows just how under-strength we have become in defence capability. I think his point about control being vested in Civil Servants is most appropriate. One can hear them saying, above the discreet tinkle of fine china tea cups, "So. What does one need to know to be a soldier? Anyone can do it"

Could as easily ask, "So. What does one need to know to be a lawyer? Anyone can do it"

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Just see what this poxy Government has done

One damned thing after another!

As if we did not have enough on the stress front with leadership battles, along comes this report.

Britain faces a fate worthy of the Book of Revelation. According to botanists, the Tree of Heaven is set to make life hell on Earth for our gardeners.

Ailanthus altissima, which gets its heavenly nickname from its ability to grow rapidly to heights of 80 feet or more, has begun spreading alarmingly across the landscape and poses an imminent threat to plant health and biodiversity in Britain.