A Berlin story – Rosa’s café on the corner.


Rosa’s was a local café and bar nominally run by two blokes. One is the meeter and greeter who has that easy Bavarian charm. The other one is less ebullient but knows how to tend bar which is what he does most of the time, albeit a bit sullenly. They’re what was termed warm brothers … Continue reading

The Afghanistan pullout shambles.


One to keep an eye on – Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy


All is change, just ask any geologist who hasn’t fallen victim to the steady state climate mania. Things also constantly change in the political world. The old order changeth, yielding place to the new. It’s for that reason I keep an eye out for the promising ascendants who might become big in the future. Some … Continue reading

Grandfather thoughts


It’s summer, I’m sitting in the garden in an uncomfortable wooden chair and the sun is splitting the trees, as my scary grandmother who ended her days with us would say. She and I had an uneasy relationship. It was complicated because she had the gift of seeing and everyone knew it, but nobody talked … Continue reading

Anniversary thoughts


I remember after my eldest brother Brian’s funeral, there was a sombre black tie doo at the university where he was the bursar. The great and the good gave generous eulogies and even a former president of the student’s union came back to tell some anecdotes about their clashes together as a boss and a … Continue reading

American soccer scores a massive own goal


Soccer has never been a big game in America. For most of its sports history, baseball was the number one sport by a country mile, with American football perennially lagging far behind. The prolonged player strikes of the mid nineties knocked baseball off its nearly century long perch and American football replaced baseball as America’s … Continue reading

What nobody’s telling you about the G7 and Putin meetings.


Last week, there was a much publicised flurry of meetings by the regime’s puppet president Biden with foreign heads of state. The first was the G7 meeting of world leaders. Since neither Russia nor China are included, calling it a meeting of world leaders is a bit of a stretch even for the hopelessly sycophantic … Continue reading

The diseased minds of the mental health experts.


Every profession has one or two prominent monthly publications which anyone working in the area have to leaf through if only to stay familiar with what’s happening or what’s currently en vogue. You leaf through, reading anything that catches your eye. Last month, the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association published a fully peer reviewed … Continue reading

The BBC, again


On more than one occasion I’ve been asked by the powers that be to look into some disturbing rumours about a company. It usually came down to one of three things, financial impropriety, moral turpitude or questionable activities which in clear speak mean respectively a hand in the till, abusing your position of authority to … Continue reading

Are white liberals the same as Muslim extremists?


If like me you think people are defined by their actions rather than their words, then the answer to that question is a definite yes. They both have that same reflexive and violent intolerance to anyone who doesn’t share their fanatical beliefs. The parallels are compelling. On any issue, there is only one correct position … Continue reading

Another Brexit aftershock


Last week the UK held local elections for most of its counties as well as a few mayoral ones. If you’re not particularly up on the UK political scene, there are two main parties, the Conservative and Labour parties broadly representing respectively the right and the left of politics. The conservatives are currently the government  … Continue reading

Thank you Hollywood, don’t call me, I’ll let you know


When it comes to anything to do with the moon, the planets, the sun, astronomy, cosmology, astrophysics and most especially anything to do with space exploration, I’m a complete slag. On the discovery that ice deposits had been found inside the forever shadowed edges of polar craters on Mercury, my knees went all weak, and … Continue reading

The shock of the news


In an effort to dispel the lockdown blues, I take part in organising a kind of pub quiz online. All it needs is some coordination, setting up a Zoom meeting, a quizmaster who reads the questions, a quiz book with the answers at the back, pen and paper, and we’re off. It’s composed exclusively of … Continue reading

Emergency post – updating, updated again, and again


This might be history happening, so it’s going to be rough. I’ll give you each link before it’s knocked offline by regime mass attacks by government hackers. Good for the next five minutes. Hit it and I’ll update as it’s knocked out to the next fallover site. It’s already hitting 55Million viewers from a start … Continue reading

You’re not too small to be a target


Since the coup and America’s transition from being a republic to a plutocracy, the classical difficulty with that political system has emerged rather quickly. Who at any one time is actually running the country? Does anyone know? The answer is it depends on which oligarch is momentarily the most powerful or on any particular issue … Continue reading

Only traitors drink Coca-Cola


If like me you’ve ever watched the fix going into some game or contest, you know how it works, and that applies from venues as diverse as The Gardens or Capitol Hill. First comes the blatant fix complete with bribed officials obviously looking the other way, then the but-but helpless outrage and finger stabbing from … Continue reading

Redux from 1st December 2020 – Will America simply refuse to be ruled by Biden’s puppeteers?


From some things that occurred this past week, I thought giving this article a fresh airing might be a good prelude to another piece I’m working on. Have a happy Easter everyone.   ——–<<<<<<O>>>>>>>——   The word consent is nowadays generally associated with various degrees of sexual molestation to which the victim has not agreed, … Continue reading

You’re never going to get access to your file at Central


Most democratic countries around the world have their own version of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation already established on their statute books. The initiative towards this type of legislation was to act as a counterweight to the increasing amount of information being amassed by governments on their citizenry and started in the ’60s in LBJ’s … Continue reading

It can’t go on like this


When a statement like the above is made about old Mr. Wotshisface, it invariably presages a life changing turn of events for the aforesaid Wotshisface. Given the particular circumstances, that event can range from getting the boot from a job they’ve become chronically bad at or right down to the enfeeblement of old age and … Continue reading

The scuttlebutt on the purge of the military


If you’ve ever had any involvement in the world of first responders, by which I include not only medics and firemen, but the military and law enforcement of any kind, you get plugged into a certain very realistic view of the world, and you never quite escape it either. There’s the world as people think … Continue reading