Monthly Archives: July 2017

Book Review: Philip Kerr March Violets

March Violets is the first in the Bernie Gunther series of novels, which are a tour de force. Bernie Gunther is a Berlin policeman caught up in the madness of Nazi Germany. The evocation of 1930s Berlin is exceptional as … Continue reading

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Lunacy

Dictator Kim Jong Un, in North Korea President Donald Trump, in America Each with inflated egos Each believe they’re supermen: fools. As bigger nuclear payload rockets Designed to kill without pity Demonstrates the might of true stupidity To the millions … Continue reading

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The Odeboyz* Behemoth Fund

Originally posted on Odeboyz's Blog:
Timing is impossible for making investment decisions in the Stock Market. The recklessly conservative investor takes this as a signal that successful investments can’t be made. They invest in 4% Pensioner Bonds. Fund managers…

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A Burglar meets Moses and Jesus

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shone his flashlight around, looking for valuables, and a strange, disembodied voice came out of the dark “Jesus is watching you.” He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight … Continue reading

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Theresa May: an unlucky political general

“I know he’s a good general, but is he lucky?” Napoleon Early evidence suggested that Theresa May was a lucky political general. Political accidents fell in place in exactly the right order for her to emerge as Prime Minister in … Continue reading

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Nationwide Building Society: July 2017

Along with virtually every other bank and building society Nationwide work hard at attracting savers. This is their latest offering and in truth it isn’t bad i.e. it is quite attractive. However it is locking savers into negative interest rates … Continue reading

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Stage Winner: Tour de France

Expectation embraced him, Ethereal forward movement knowing His moment. The peloton glowed on the Empty road, a heavenly glow. A road; surfaceless; frictionless. Exquisite athleticism. Supernatural being in and on a bike Human fragilities disappeared Transcended into a new dimension … Continue reading

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A disappointed Tory writes in the Evening Standard, June 2017

For Theresa May 10 Downing Street has become a death cell. Although no date has been set for her execution, there can be no appeal. What other verdict could there be? She has already entered the record books. The worst … Continue reading

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