Author Archives: Rob Godfrey

Beware of Bankers Bearing Gifts

As the Greek debt crisis continues apace (here) we are reminded that the western world hinges entirely around debt; or to be more precise, interest on debt, and interest on interest on debt, and interest on interest on interest on … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring and ISIS

On 17th December 2010 a young Tunisian street vendor called Mohamed Bouazizi had his wares confiscated by a corrupt municipal official. It was the latest in a long line of run-ins that Bouazizi had with the authorities. One hour after … Continue reading

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M’lud is Demented

On Sunday, Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, announced that Lord Greville Janner will be prosecuted for historical child sex abuse offences (here). Saunders was forced to reverse her earlier decision not to prosecute Janner following an independent review, … Continue reading

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The Times They are a Changing

I’m not going to go into the three ‘terror attacks’ that happened today in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, except to offer my condolences to the friends and family of those who were killed in these terrible incidents. The facts about … Continue reading

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An Ocean Dies

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. The mass die-offs of wildlife on the west coast of North America continues apace. From Mexico up to … Continue reading

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The past is a foreign country

I was recently doing a search for something totally unrelated to Citroen 2CVs and North America, when, for some reason, I came across a blog post on the Ottawa Citroen Club web site. The blog post is by a guy … Continue reading

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Five Reasons the MI6 Story is a Lie

Reproduced from Craig Murray’s blog, with permission: by craig on June 14, 2015 10:06 am in Uncategorized The Sunday Times has a story claiming that Snowden’s revelations have caused danger to MI6 and disrupted their operations. Here are five reasons … Continue reading

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A Brave Man

Shigeaki Koga was once a high level official in the Japanese Ministry of Trade. In the immediate aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima meltdowns, Koga was highly critical of the bad practice and corruption in the Japanese energy … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Simone

The world continues to go to hell in a handbasket, so let’s have some music instead… Au Revoir Simone is a ‘dream pop’ band consisting of Erika Forster, Annie Hart and Heather D’Angelo, all on keyboards, which is a tough … Continue reading

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Morality the Media and Megan Rice

I’m not going to go into a rant about the result of the 2015 UK general election, which in the ‘first past the post’ system gave the Conservative party a slim majority with just 37% of those who could be … Continue reading

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