Here Is The News: Purile & Useless


It’s gone too far.

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I can’t stand it any more, and instead of letting it raise my blood pressure I’m going to have a rant.

I watch the TV News every morning before breakfast, usually BBC News and Sky News (although the topics covered on both are identical, even to the timing, so there’s no real difference between these two) and when after about two minutes I’m screaming at the screen, I have to go to Al Jazeera to find out what’s really going on in the world. [Sad, because Al Jazeera is pro-Muslim but it still covers world events in a more balanced way than the Beeb.]

In vain do I seek for information about the war in Syria, the economy in America, terrorism in Mali (or whatever). Continue reading

2012 Thoughts and Omens


This past year of 2012 has been a strange and troublesome one for many.

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Mourners gather to grieve loss of Sandy Hook victims

Even the usual merriment scheduled for the Christmas season was blighted by grief (Sandy Hook) and disaster (repeated flooding and gales in Europe and tornadoes and snow in the States ).

Not many months before, there was another “sandy” tragedy when that Hurricane devastated portions of the Caribbean and the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States during late October 2012.

Add to that the unusual weather all year – droughts, then floods – plus failing crops, continuing violence in the Middle East including the death of four Americans in Benghazi, and this year’s spike in annual epidemics…
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