The Evolving Declaration

The Evolving Declaration

With the prospect of a looming war, I think that Gary did a great job on this piece. It is not a joking matter by any means. And yet, the idea of a declaration of the start of hostilities by tweet is ever present.

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Times change, so they do. Is war upon us? Who knows. Maybe yes, maybe no. But probably not. Yet. Not this week. Hopefully not before the iPhone 8 has been launched and mine shipped to me. Many months ago, I suggested one possible end to Trump’s reign could be a military coup d’etat. On the basis that Trump flips out and orders something particularly irrational and outrageous that only instant military intervention could prevent. It was at the ‘least likely’ end of the list. Maybe it should move up a place or two.

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The Best Job In The World

The Best Job In The World

Nice story from Gary. Moral of he story is, if you have a job that you enjoy even if the pay is not so hot, stick with it.

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This week is a week of anniversaries. Today marks two years since I started working with a train operator as a ticket office clerk. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the best job in the world*. Why is this so? The pay is fantastic for the job I perform. But the pay is not why my job is the best in the world. The benefits are great too. We’ve made great use of free and heavily discounted rail travel. But that’s not why my job is the best in the world. There’s a very good final salary based

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That Brexit Moment

That Brexit Moment

We should not be standing on two opposing opinions. I like Gary’s article and feel that there exist some commonality in the US embracing the crazy fair and balanced bent of the 24/7 new channel. I am not including Fox News because there is no way that they can ever be balanced!

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We encounter Brexit moments all the time. Mrs P and I were faced with one just the other day when walking along the Regents canal. As you approach Angel, one is faced with a choice. You can take the ramp up and off the tow path into a well heeled residential road or one can plunge into the rather murky waters and enter the tunnel. Where does the tunnel emerge? How long is it? What will one find on the other side? How many water borne diseases will you have contracted by the time you get there?

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Columbia Road

Columbia Road

I love the photographs and the diversity seen on many of them. My Brit friend is an excellent photographer. Kudos to Gary!

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Mrs P and I went to London last weekend and thought we’d do something different. We’ve spent to much time repeatedly roaming Kensington and the West End. So we jumped on a bus and went on a ride to the East End. We feared being beheaded, or sprayed with acid or to come to some other dastardly demise at the hands of a Cockney Jihadist. If you read the news you’ll well know that this part of London is a no-go zone. You’ll have read about these no-go zones popping up across Europe as the Islamic

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‘Are You Kidding Me

CNN Host To GOP Claim Media Forced Trump’s Sessions Attacks: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’

CNN host Kate Bolduan was stunned when Rep. Dave Brat blamed the media for forcing Trump to continually shame Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Brat does support Jeff Sessions, but when asked to explain his positions clearly, the interview turned into a farcical exercise in futility. Bolduan asked, “One thing I was not clear on, who is…

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Marie Antionette’s Brexit

Marie Antionette’s Brexit

The nightmare taking over Britain that my blogging friend Gary describes so well. I quite seriously wonder if this may be a sign of things to come to the US with its current isolationist stance?

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Brexit isn’t going terribly well. And we haven’t even left yet. Who’d a thunk it? The fall in the value of the pound has driven up inflation, making us all a bit poorer. Brexiteers promised that this would boost exports. But it seems that they forgot how much of the raw materials are imported in the first place. The rest of Europe is seeing accelerated growth, whilst ours is sagging. Gibraltar and the Falklands have become flashpoints, as I long ago suggested they would. Some jobs have gone. More will go. And hardened

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