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Saturday, 29 September 2012
Only one declared poem from a list of 51 entries to
a carnal web of cosmic pearl
billions of stars that hold me to my bones,
and when one day their cores collapse
I will shed my skin in ash
and sleep among the mosses and the stone.
writhe beneath the savage moon
my scattered cinders eaten at the roots,
and when the ravaged willow moans again
she will take me in her veins
and shake me from her hair an astral fruit.
the only ancient truth,
the knowledge of our primal origin:
That from the feral night we came as dust
born from stellar wanderlust
and unto the stars we will return again.
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Friday, 27 April 2012
Big Money_Big Crime series_Anatomy of China’s Money and Murder Scandal follows earlier post based upon a Harlan Coben quote a Thriller
With hindsight I guess I can consider myself to be a relatively intellectually sheltered, strongly committed, perhaps over committed, and focused scientist and engineer. Little did I suspect that the theme "Big Money_Big Crime" could develop to such an extent bringing to light, so to speak, the darker side of "human endeavour." The very stuff thriller crime writers thrive on. Could it be that reality surpasses fiction by a long chalk!
Today's news and video on Yahoo news:
Anatomy of China’s Money and Murder Scandal_Video Link
by Christiane Amanpour, Matthew Drake, Iva Zoric, David Miller and Mark Monroy
can safely be added to the rapid first list drawn up in my earlier post Big Money, Big Corruption_Quotes from Thrillers_Harlan Coben BETA VERSION_HOT TOPICS
Let me apologise for the ,as yet, bias in my preliminary list and of suspects mostly political-dictatorships and the likes. The obvious poor coverage of say the business sphere, a somewhat greyer area in which fortunately there must be more ethical, if only because of strong legislation and financial and economical controls, internal and external to the business venture, natural (market) or man made (Gov, expert Auditing etc. ) without going into detail, each of us can remember cases in the business and commercial world or too whereby common sense and decency are thrown to the wind. Currently in France, certainly not alone,the continuing rising gap between minimum wage evolution has lost all comparison with rewards in the CAC40 Top Dogs. (bonuses, golden parachutes...)
I encourage readers to drop a line on their own personal experience and knowledge of cases of "Big Fortunes - Big Crime and the contrary, well earned well deserved rewards be it reward in terms of money, scientific, medical or social endeavour.
Saturday, 21 April 2012
An astonishing re-interpretation of Piaf's "La Foule" The Crowd in english. by this young artist "Al.Hy"
It is well worth viewing and listening to this video live-no playback stuff this evening (21/04/2012) It is well worth suffering through TF1 and Co's publicity.
France and the french show business system (the establishment) have at last allowed young vocal talent to express itself and there is lots of it. TF1 by allowing practically instantaneous video downloading is a clearly helping to open the dam flood gates. I never thought that one day I would compliment TF1 Cheers TF1 and The Voice.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
quoted from Harlan Cobens Thriller, entitled Promise me _ Promets -moi in the french version I have just finished reading. The remark is attributed to Coben's character, The Big Jake, on page 305 edition pocket (Fr)
I must admit that, such a thought, stated so succinctly, had until now, occured to me, at least not consciously.
Assuming Coben's remark is not a reflection on his own revenue I shall take the remark litteraly and in doing so little did I suspect that the subject is a HOT TOPIC INDEED.
Fact or Fiction
The apparently outrageousness of such a statement shocked me into thought. How far is such a statement true?
I believe that I have a scientific mind and as such facts, evidence must be acquired.
From recent memory what evidence could I muster up?
Numerous cases of dictatorships: for example from recent revolutions in norther africa-The Magreb: Lybia of Gaddafit(1,2), Tunisia of Sidi Bouazid(3,4,5) Egypt's Mubarak, (6,7) and lately Syria's "Marie Antoinette" (8) came rapidly to mind and are references below [1 to 8]
and what about the rest of Africa, most of us from memory can remember a few scandelous and bloody examples: Idi Amin Dada, in Uganda and Jean-Bedel Bokassa (president of Central African Republic) [9,10 ]
The length of my first lists are becoming uncumfortably long [ 11 to 17 and far from exaustive!]
In Europe of course Vladimir Putin is a prime suspect.
What about the corruptors [ Ouch!]
The Roman Catholic Church does not escape indem
Google Search Key: Wealth and Politicians Corruption in Western Europe
|Why did industrialization begin in western Europe? Why not elsewhere|
|Western Europe accumulated wealth from fifteenth through eighteenth century|
NB few or no Nobel Prize winners enter the Forbes Top Wealthy
Readers comments particularily appreciated - especially to balance what my blog must appear as stongly biased in the fight Good vs Bad!!
|www.france24.com/.../20110208-ben-ali-fortune-tunis...7 Feb 2011|
Délits d'initiés (FR expression for Manipulating the markets
(sorry I did not realise I had slipped into French)
Daniel Kaufmann 01.27.09, 2:58 PM ET
Kaufmann writes in his blog about ideas, findings, current events and initiatives on Governance, Corruption and Capture, around the world.
Transparency, corruption and governance matters, evidence-based
Transparency, corruption and governance matters, evidence-based
Poet_Hugh Macdiarmid-Best Site yet on BigMac!_Plus Scots-Pipes,Drums,Music,Songs and Video
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