There are a good many people like Forty-five* in the world, brash, outspoken individuals who insist they have the answer to the problem at hand. Each of us has come across them.Â Forty-fivers have an inflated sense of their worth but have no idea that they lack the competencies needed for the task they insist on doing.… (Read more...)
Hinkley Point: a black hole through which Britain will disappear in a cloud of invisible toxic smoke while the Chinese and French tiptoe away.
The GuardianÂ | Â Hinkley Point C nuclear power station gets go-aheadÂ 2016-09-15.… (Read more...)
Would you plant a stinky dustbin right in front of your door so that it greets anyone come to see you? Probably not. Then why have the local administration built a waste collection site right by the station where potential visitors arrive in Saint-Blaise? In this hot weather it stinks more than usual.… (Read more...)
The map depicts those parts of Switzerland where theÂ Swiss PostÂ may no longer be required to deliver post in the very near future as cuts are made in so-called universal service. No doubt this evolution is the impact of extensive internet penetration, the liberalisation of postal services, sparking fierce competition particularly in parcels, and a general tendency to slash the budgets of state-run services.… (Read more...)
Many of the pictures of Forty-five* published in the press, not to mention his unpredictability and his ravings on stage, point to some form of mental trouble. Yet American psychiatrists have shied away from speculating on his sanity or lack of it, afraid of coming awayÂ smattered fromÂ a messy combat, as if a diagnosis at a distance would undermine their credibility, putting them on a par with astrologers.… (Read more...)
For all its cry of sadness and rage – at the Orlando shooting tragedy – this music/dance video by Sia, with the dancer Maddie Ziegler, is a call to life. Dance, the ultimate expression of the human body in movement, fills me with wonder and joy. This videoÂ is excellent. I know.… (Read more...)
Quote of the day: Research showed that, breathedÂ in through the nose, nano particles of Magnetite (an oxide of iron) entered the brain via the olfactory nerve. These nano particles are thought to play a role in degenerative illnesses such asÂ Alzheimer. (Freely translated from French. Source: Le Temps Sept.… (Read more...)