Re: Good artists borrow...
A writer does not own words any more than a painter owns colours. So lets dispense with this originality fetish… Look, listen and transcribe and forget about being original.”
― William S. Burroughs
12 posts • joined 4 Oct 2010
"Craig Murray? Really? Tin foil hat on standby. A failed politician turned failed poet"
Actually a senior Civil Service (FCO) man, and high-ranking UK diplomat. Also, Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010
1986 Second Secretary, Commercial, British High Commission, Lagos
1989 Head of Maritime Section, FCO, London
1992 Head of Cyprus Section, FCO London
1994 First Secretary (Political and Economic), British Embassy, Warsaw
1997 Deputy Head, Africa Department (Equatorial), Foreign and Commonwealth Office
1998 Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission, West Africa Branch
2002 British Ambassador, Uzbekistan
2004 Sacked for opposing British complicity in torture
While out riding my motorbike a few years ago, a tractor towing a large trailer pulled out in front of me blocking the road 100%. When I later calculated my stopping distance, I had approximately quartered the number given in the highway code. I was quite a bit above the limit initially - and hit the thing at ~10mph... Result was tractor 1, bike nil... I had a slightly broken leg.
The police actually do an excellent job....
here are two other examples in today's news:
top stuff! well done boys!
"US drone bombardments in Afghanistan and Pakistan will cease (and be replaced no doubt by hugely bloodier and more destructive strikes from manned bombers)."
sorry, can someone remind me why we're bombing these places at all???
perhaps a better idea might be not to bomb people without good (some/any) cause..?
or is not bombing completely unthinkable these days?
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