to be a


or a sexist, or an anything-ist. Go for it.


do mean it.

Do it, dude. Dudette. Whatever.

Do it to them before they do it to you; pre-emptive is allowed in self-defense (sometimes).


and form your own opinions*. All I ask is that they actually are your own. Yours, Sir, Madame, or Undecided.

And now, your quote:

“Why is racism always a black/white thing? Am I expected to represent everyone in my group? Are guys always expected to pay on a date? Spend the semester exploring these and many other questions in the Multicultural Center’s three credit hour course. Classes meet twice a week and aim to expand self-awareness and develop valuable dialogue skills. Receive credit for the Leadership Minor and/or the Social Diversity in the U.S. GE while examining and discussing issues and experiences relevant to …”

If you haven’t noticed it’s from the same source as mentioned in my previous post, so—



—and if you haven’t visited the link (if only for the laughs) then let me remind you that this is the way your world is heading.

And those guys aren’t in it just for the giggles. What makes it all the more pathetic is that they are serious in pursuit of the student buck. Brrr. At one time the Halls of Learning purveyed education, nowadays they just push social compliance. Brrrrrrrrrrrr …




“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Why do you keep posting that monkey shot?”

” … … … … … … self portrait, Kid … ”


* Please forgive the blasphemy involved here. It was purely for dramatic effect, actually I’m as docile/dormant/compliant/brain-dead as any other PC fanatic. Just try me …


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Dammit. For once I’m completely gob-smacked.

Actually, I’m completely and utterly totally lost in admiration—this is taking PC dribble to a new and previously unachievable low height of lowness.

Can anyone, ever, do better? “My name is Ozymandias, Look upon my works ye mighty and weep~!” Sorry, Oz, you’ve been bettered—no need for ISIL to destroy bricks and mortar when American education can do it far better but less obviously.

“Mr Argus! Sir?”

“Yes, Little Ollivia?”

“Ozzy wot? Who? Whom? Please elucidate. Forthwith!”

“From a poem by Shelley, Cutie. Don’t you fret your pretty little head none—”

“Mr Argus! Don’t you try that patronising canine-chauvinistic stuff on me—”

“Miss Ollivia … Madame, I wouldn’t dare~”

But back to the issue: these nice folks (link below) have certainly achieved an unachievable-ever-again pinnacle.

What on Earth is wrong with American youth these days? In my time universities were ivy-coated Halls Of Learning—which relied on free speech. You know, that old ‘open debate’ stuff.


offending the sensibilities of minority groups, or worse of majority groups, or worse yet of any groups, or even more worsest yet of any bugger anywhere I shall not quote from it. I’ll just post the link—


—and if you go there may Dog protect you and all who sail in you. Take a packet of popcorn and some barf-bags; and please be advised that if you don’t see in it what I see in it … we just aren’t on the same planet.

In the meantime … I present your immortal Ozzie:

I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.

And on the pedestal these words appear —

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.’

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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really say that?

“From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families…

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.”

A genuine authentic real USA president actually said … that?

And still lives?

Still breathes, is still unshot?

Not (yet) stabbed, missiled, droned, poisoned, burned, drowned?

No one-in-a-trillion ‘impossible’ accidents? No rogue CIA bod doing his country a ‘service’?

Ye gods.

The universe is coming to an end … beam me up, Scotty, nothing is credible down here, not no more.




For source of quote:  CLICK HERE



reading this kind of stuff for years—

The impending catastrophe will not be limited to the United States but will affect the whole industrialised world. As the most indebted country in the world, the US will be hit very badly and the Trump Administration will be blamed. It is of course not their fault but the result of 100 years of mismanagement. Sadly though, the people in charge of the country will be blamed in spite of their efforts to save the situation.

As the US economy crashes and money printing starts in earnest, the dollar will end its reign as the world’s reserve currency. Since Nixon ended the gold backing in 1971, the dollar has not deserved the status of reserve currency.

Read it here:

—but as the years go by ‘they’ keep pulling more and more rabbits out of their apparently bottomless hat. Long may it last, I say~!


to the problem of eternally de-valuing the currencies? Short answer …


… and that, Sir or Madame, be it.


purely personal perspective: the longer they can keep the squeaky leaky old tub afloat the better it suits me. Although it’s already hit the rocks and sinking, ‘they’ are doing a splendid job of pumping. Good on ’em, I say!

So when there’s no more room on their banknotes for endless extra zeroes, and even scientific notation no longer functions (you know, a million is 10 to the power of 6, so a million billion gillion trillion zillion is 10 to the etc etc) (don’t knock it, desperate people will try anything) what will take over as the ‘means of exchange’?

Disposable razors? screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-19-44-51

Cans of sardines?

Toilet rolls?     — — —> 

Even (brrrrr~!) … gold?

Naaaaaaahhhh …





turketteand it’s a bloody hard one to give up. Cold-turkey worked easily enough with other drugs but with this bast  beast it’s nigh impossible. So I’m reducing the dose each time, in a gradual withdrawal (hey, at least I’m working on it).

Anyway, more on that later …


There. Now that I have your undivided attention I’d like to shamelessly direct you to another’s blog—

—to go there CLICK HERE but be advised, it’s as relevant to you as to the many millions of victims over there.


here? To (horrors~!) us?

Of course not—we are civilised, with a long history of progress, they aren’t us. No?*


demonstrated let’s face real facts: money has to be worth something.

Hey, I meant genuinely worth something … something more than a printed pretty** promise on a slip of papery stuff. Something more than the (real) transience implied by the word ‘current’ in the screen-top dictionary definition below—


So one might be tempted to ask (rather than blindly accepting) what does ‘current’ actually mean, especially in the context of this fix?


Oh yes … that’s my addiction; I’m trying to wean myself off blogging … now off you go, unsatisfied; go vote for your little politicians and your little dollars and rupees and francs and euros and roubles and whatever other paper rubbish is transiting your finances right now. Whatever you do, don’t for even one moment think that perhaps money should have intrinsic value. If you do, and if you gather enough like minds … you’ll bring our ‘civilisations’ crashing down around our ears. So get thee hence, off to the shops and spend spend spend as if you’ll have no money tomorrow***.




* Never mind that they had cities and flush-toilets while we were still peering fearfully out of caves (check out Harappa, Mohenjo Daro, and suchlike …)

** Pretty damned revocable at zilch notice.

*** If things stay as they are with all these ‘promissory notes’ … … you won’t.






come in now, please—

Others, like the late Helen Kelly, used marijuana to ease the pain in the latter stages of cancer. And yet a dark clouds still hangs over marijuana as if it’s some sort of dirty drug option.

At the same time, we don’t have the same concerns about the wide-spread use of anti-depressants which ease suffering but alter the mind while they do so.

The latest statistics I can find on anti-depressant use come from the University of London and this is just for the UK, but in 2015, 61 million anti-depressant prescriptions were issued. 61 million. Compared with the 1990s, patients stay on anti-depressants for 50% longer now. Some for decades.

So increasingly in a world where we prescribe drugs that alter the mind, why do we still oppose the controlled use of medicinal marijuana?

—to read more, click the link below:

Or not.

As a non-smoker of the legal ghastly weed I must admit that the couple of times I tried the illegal ghastly weed it did absolutely nothing for me. Correction, it gave me a bit of a sore throat. (A small price to pay—in the company I was with each time to not indulge may have led to worse than a mere sore throat)(brrr.)

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Who uses cannabis?

Official statistics from Auckland University’s Alcohol and Public Health Research Unit show half of New Zealanders aged 15-65 have tried cannabis, and one-in-six define themselves as regular users. That’s about 1.5 million ordinary Kiwis who have ignored the law and tried cannabis, and around 400,000 who continue to use it.

Many successful business and professional leaders — including many elected officials such as former Prime Minister Helen Clark, Opposition Leader Phil Goff and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne — admit they have tried cannabis. Pot smoking is now normal.

to read from source: CLICK LINK  —>

I stumbled over this lot when I came across an article about some of the medical uses of the dread weed. If medics were genuinely more concerned with health than making bucks, perhaps they’d speak up (but if, of course, it really is a miracle treatment … silly me).

Anyway: don’t worree, be happee … and guzzle your soma.

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(if this is it … it’s about as appealing as a bowl of scotch thistles. Yuk~)




for the wonky perspectives (you just try taking a better one of the old church~!). Here, have a nice motto too—

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—snapped by moi when the church was being repaired after (wait for it~!) a wee fire. Hang around, the tale gets better …


 to set the scene. My Latin is a bit rusty so I googlised the motto and Google came up with more or less what I thought anyway, so let’s hear it—


“Yet it was not consumed”


—which sadly for the padre and his faithful flocks isn’t exactly accurate.  But first, again, to further set the scene—

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—this shot was taken of the attractive wee shack when it still existed.

Before the fire.

Before the ‘repairs’

Before the plug was finally pulled and the patient taken off life support because it was ‘earthquake prone’.


lost, the site (still empty) was utilised this year for Windsor’s very own Christmas tree—


—which Google Maps if applied will show us where we are, thus:

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image from Google Maps

devil-1—and it all gets a bit complicated. Being a dum’ ol’ dog I’m easily confused by apparent contradictions, as in the now completely disappeared (gone, but not forgotten) motto stating that “despite the flames nothing was destroyed” versus the damaged-by-fire (and now completely gone) building that so proudly hosted that very sign.

Never mind, the tree looked nice …

… and I’m pretty sure it must be fire and earthquake proof.






you archaeologists. And who knows, you may yet reach a consensus. Or (horrors~!) one day get it right …

The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years.

This has been demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt by Ariane Burke, a professor in Université de Montréal’s Department of Anthropology, and her doctoral student Lauriane Bourgeon, with the contribution of Dr. Thomas Higham, Deputy Director of Oxford University’s Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit.

The earliest settlement date of North America, until now estimated at 14,000 years Before Present (BP) according to the earliest dated archaeological sites, is now estimated at 24,000 BP, at the height of the last ice age or Last Glacial Maximum.

The researchers made their discovery using artifacts from the Bluefish …

Read more at: CLICK HERE

pc… if you just stick with it long enough. Or like good ol’ Zahi simply zealously (and very sincerely) out-gabble any genuine querents*.

So stick to your last till the very last—victory, as they say, goes to the stayer. ‘Twas ever thus.


it gets better—

How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science by a team led by paleoanthropologist April Nowell of the University of Victoria reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan.

The research team from UVic and partner universities in the US and Jordan has found the oldest evidence of protein residue—the residual remains of butchered animals including horse, rhinoceros, wild cattle and duck—on stone tools. The discovery draws startling conclusions about how these early humans subsisted in a very demanding habitat, thousands of years before Homo sapiens first evolved in Africa.

The team excavated 10,000 stone tools over three years from what is now a desert in the northwest of Jordan, but was once a wetland that became increasingly arid habitat 250,000 years ago. The team closely examined 7,000 of these tools, including scrapers, flakes, projectile points and hand axes (commonly known as the “Swiss army knife” of the Paleolithic period), with 44 subsequently selected as candidates for testing. Of this sample, 17 tools tested positive for protein residue, i.e. blood and other animal products.

Read more at:

Here, as reward for reading this far you get a nice freebie—


—from the same source. (But be careful, these things can be very sharp.)

May your Light Of Knowledge never dim—


—despite the best efforts of The Establishment.


* Whilst holding the door shut and  earnestly proclaiming you are holding it wide open (and inviting debate). Cute …





… I just go along with it—

“Nothing in memory resembles what’s gone on since mid-2015. The problem isn’t Trump. It’s America’s debauched system – fantasy democracy, not the real thing.

Leaders like Obama govern by the script handed them, doing the bidding of powerful dark forces running the country. Trump’s anti-establishment sounding rhetoric scares them, especially talk of getting along with Vladimir Putin – anathema in neocon infested Washington.

Days before his inauguration, a disgraceful Huffington Post article contemptuously headlined “Hillary Clinton is the Legitimate President,” saying:

“The evidence is clear. Hillary Clinton is the rightful president-elect, and courts must use the broad discretionary powers with which they are vested to enjoin an illegitimate president from taking office.”

Shocking stuff, here in America, not in some faraway tinpot dictatorship. The evidence is very clear. Trump won convincingly. Hillary lost whining, whimpering, simpering and groaning, believing it was her turn as a woman to claim the nation’s highest office…”

to read from source: CLICK HERE 

—not my place to comment, really, being not a part of it (but definitely part of what may happen to it). Brrrr.

But what especially caught my eye was the possibly perspicacious observation in the last line of my quoted bit above.










Hugo S Price.pngthat this Mexican billionaire businessman was invited to Russia to make a presentation on the proposed Russian ‘silver rouble’.

He did so.

I personally know nothing of finance, high finance, money, loot, or international financial shenanigans.


when something tweaks my WTF button.

Having been WTFd more than enough by the taurus excretae emanating from The Establishment I was delighted to come across Mr Price’s presentation to the Russians, and herewith be a chunk of it—

Since the Russian Silver Ruble coin would be the world’s best currency, its desirability would not be limited to the population of Russia. Russia’s neighbors would undoubtedly exhibit a desire to own Silver Ruble coins, especially taking into account the ECB’s lunatic policy of ceasing to print Euro 500 banknotes, the EU’s flirting with the idea of a totally cashless economy where all money would be nothing more than digits on bank computers – digits which have been threatened with “bail-ins” of customers’ accounts to help pay for banking bankruptcy – and finally, the EU’S shameful “demonization” of people’s use of banknotes to pay for any purchase over a small amount of cash, by grouping innocent people with tax-evaders and drug dealers.

Whether the Silver Ruble coin would travel in an orderly fashion, through established institutions, or simply filter through all official barriers and “black markets” to Europe, the Russian Silver Ruble coin would find its way, inevitably, into the hands of Europeans, who want to hold their savings in something better than the dollar and their own currencies.

—does that ring the ol’ bell, or what? For more: CLICK HERE 


but make of this what you will, or not—

—a few years ago when reading about transactions in what was effectively a money-free zone (Europe, immediately after WW2) entrepreneurs were greasing the wheels of commerce with substitute ‘cash’. In this instance the coinage du jour was cans of sardines.

fishy money.pngOne wheeler-dealer, just a wee bit peckish and the nearest McD’s being some years away in the future, cracked one of his cans of sardines and found it quite spoiled. Still hungry he burgled another … same result. Now miffed, he tried another and then went storming around to the trader who’d passed them off (to him) in good faith. The reply when challenged is illuminating—

“Hell, man~! Those ain’t eating sardines! They’re trading sardines! Sheesh …”


So … one word, to the wise, is sufficient. The rest of us just gobble the Soma we’re fed and the beat goes on, the beat goes onnnnn … no? Okay then, mercy time, here’s a further clue:

q.  What is a dollar?

a.  A dollar is a hundred cents.

q.  What is a cent?

a.  A cent is one hundredth of a dollar …


Now we know.

“Mr Argus … Sir?”

“Yes, Little Virginia?”

“… I know all that, Sir … but what is it worth?”

“I think the paper and ink combined come out as a couple of cents, Kid. Possibly not even that in scrap value—I’m told they burn ’em when getting rid of the old ones—”


“Otherwise they tell you what they’re ‘worth’, or not, as suits them.”