Sunday, 15 December 2019

The Afghanistan war was (and continues to be) a fraud


"Stupid is what stupid does" and this war (indeed all wars) are stupid. Bush, Obama, Ms. Clinton, Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell - the whole lot of them should be prosecuted for war crimes and fraud.


Read the story in the GUARDIAN

Friday, 13 December 2019

Sixty-six chimpanzees infected with Hepatitis and left to starve



Kudos to Joseph Thomas and his team who have hand fed these former lab-test chimps, every day, for the past 40 years... And shame on the New York Blood Center for abandoning these animals.

Read the story on Greenwich Times

Friday, 6 December 2019

Cops in India execute murder suspects

This woman's death was a horrific and evil crime but the killing of the four 'suspects' smells like a police execution. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? If the cops in India keep up this "He tried to grab my gun so I shot him twelve times" excuse they will be excellent candidates for a cop job in America.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

In one second Jeff Bezos earns more than one of his workers earns in 5 weeks!




Not only are Amazon workers forced to pee into plastic bottles because they aren't allowed washroom breaks but Amazon is in the top of 20 employers whose workers rely on food stamps. 

Read the story in the Guardian

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Happy American Thanksgiving Zyg and Mila Ramsay



Dear Zyg and Mila:

It has now been 2121 days since I last saw your lovely faces and 56 months since she succeeded in cutting me off from you.

It is your country's Thanksgiving, but it is me who is thankful that the two of you came into my life. Don't forget that not a day passes that Grandfather doesn't think of you and miss you.

Love you both lots and lots,

Your Grandfather (A.G.)




Monday, 25 November 2019

Happy Birthday Alice in Wonderland

“If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there”
― Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland


(Two of the collection of Alice related, hand-painted metal figures I bought in Paris for my grandchildren but will likely never deliver because I was cut off from them four years ago. The pairing in this photo contains a telling metaphor.)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland), published on November 26, 1865, is a novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.

It tells of a girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.

Its narrative course and structure, characters and imagery have been enormously influential[2] in both popular culture and literature, especially in the fantasy genre..... Wikipedia