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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Our Island Story by H E Marshall

It seems that Britain has been ruled by foreigners as long ago as the Romans. Then came the Angles who persecuted the Ancient Britons so much that they became the Welsh and the Cornish.

The Angles were in turn invaded and exploited by the Danes who stayed. This larger group of foreigners who then bethought themselves indigenous were in turn invaded and exploited by the Normans. Then came a Dutch monarch and subsequently German ones who reign to this day.

Remaining part of the EU merely continues this very established British tradition of being ruled by foreigners.

It would be un-British not to be!

The BBC - Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross

There was a once time when I admired Jonathan Ross, and found him entertaining, but I was young, foolish and usually stoned.

When he asked David Cameron if he masturbated thinking of Margaret Thatcher, Cameron could have been the darling of even my heart if he had punched out his lights in the same masterful way that John Prescott floored that egg-thrower.

Russell Brand has so far only excited feelings of maniacal murderousness that I did not know I could feel for a complete stranger. I believe I could even enjoy personally beheading him, so much instinctive loathing do I feel for his voice, choice of words and hair.

If he were being burnt at the stake on my village green , I would drag my grandchildren along to witness the sight, pointing and jeering as his revolting lacquered hair crackles after catching fire ....

At least he jumped before he was pushed.

Monday, 20 October 2008

How the financial markets work

Once upon a time in a place overrun with monkeys, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers, seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest, and started catching them.The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, they became harder to catch, so the villagers stopped their effort.

The man then announced that he would now pay $20 for each one. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again. But soon the supply diminished even further and they were ever harder to catch, so people started going back to their farms and forgot about monkey catching.

The man increased his price to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so sparse that it was an effort to even see a monkey, much less catch one.The man now announced that he would buy monkeys for $50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on his behalf.

While the man was away the assistant told the villagers. 'Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has bought. I will sell them to you at $35 each and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each.'The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys. They never saw the man nor his assistant again and once again there were monkeys everywhere.

Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

World Communism?

If nationalisation is socialism, is financial socialism World Communism?

Is Marx smiling upon us now?