Tuesday music

Chuckles says: “While looking for ashes to ashes, I was reminded of this”:

Apr., 72

Aug., 72

Rossa says: “Last track she ever recorded, 3 days before dying beside the bed in her hotel room reputedly of a heroin overdose on 1 October 1970″:

Europa 60 failure – first look

As you can imagine, I want to know, must know:


Not sure if this is it:



That is highly unstable – if it’s 60 feet long, how high would you say it is?  Twenty feet?  The ocean is not for craft like this, it’s for sailing boats and the rule of thumb for sailing boats is 1 foot freeboard for every 10 feet of length. Mine is 3’8″ in 42 feet [was 38 feet long earlier so I’ve erred in the right direction, so they say].

Far more of a worry is that this is a Bénéteau input boat – Bénéteau are a major design name. I can only think that they had very little say or maybe were consulted at the end because the shape of this boat in the pic is poor indeed.

This is a proper Bénéteau 60:

17/09/2014, Cannes (FRA,13), Chantier Beneteau, Oceanis 60

17/09/2014, Cannes (FRA,13), Chantier Beneteau, Oceanis 60

See the difference?…

Women do invite rape … but for a different reason this time

Europe’s rape epidemic: western women sacrificed at the altar of mass migration.

So wrote Anne-Marie Walters.

I’ve written many times now that women and children should not be out alone at night and as for men – they need to choose their safe places with care.  But you can’t tell women and children that – they’re full of this “I can do anything”, just as Nemo said and look where that got him.

Going further, the woman who does observe basic safety because she knows she’s a sitting target for the type who hang around populated areas at night, let alone unpopulated – and a single woman, alone, is the most prime target of all – this sane woman will not be raped or otherwise attacked.  She takes precautions if she’s going out to have alcohol.

The type who will be attacked is the young and/or silly woman, full of her feminism.  And out of chivalry, we men do not wish to see these women picked off by lowlifes but the silly girls will do nothing to help themselves.…

The husband store

husbandsA store that sells new husbands has opened in NEWFOUNDLAND, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE!

There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 – These men have jobs.

She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 2 – These men have jobs and love children.

‘That’s nice,’ she thinks, ‘but I want more,’ so she continues upward.…

In praise of difficult people

Sure it’s journo-speak, innuendo and the use of the passive voice but the principle is sound, excellent article:

During his time at Anfield, it is believed Rodgers was denied first choices such as Swansea City’s Ashley Williams, who was with him at the Liberty Stadium, and Chelsea defender Ryan Bertrand because of the workings of the committee.

And of his latter deals, it has been widely touted that Roberto Firmino, a £29m buy from Hoffenheim, was more of a committee signing than one fully endorsed by the manager as a player at the top of his approved list.

You simply can’t have that. Just why that committee wants Klopp – not sure. Maybe they don’t but the owners do, to keep a rein on the committee.  Klopp is mad enough to be his own man.  Some have written that he is only going to last the one year before the machinations and mechanics of Liverpool get to him too.…


Google use a definition for sophistry which is quite good.  Say what you like about Google – and it’s probably right – but they also do make things convenient and when you go back and double check precise meanings of words, it often turns out the way they had put up in the first place.

Not always – political definitions show their American and political bias but on things largely neutral, they’re not bad.  Anyway, their take on sophistry is:


They point out that it did not originally have the negative connotations but that these developed over time.

I just read a piece of left sophistry which was a masterpiece, an insight in how to take the words just put now by Google – specious, deceiving, clever, fallacious, deceptive – and it was all of those. Like Marx and the bits he left out, whilst supporting his argument with specious truisms, it was specious:


The essential aspect of the specious is that overall it’s wrong but that within it, there is much which is right and it takes a quite analytical brain to deconstruct the specious arguments one by one, slowly.…

Handpan mushrooms

There’ve been issues this morning with Broadband, I believe but it may have been brought on by Skype. Once I could eventually exit from Skype, the rest fell into place but it’s taken some time and there are no posts yet.

Give me time.

Meanwhile, while the Beeb would once run the test pattern in these situations, we run the Rossa pic and today’s is the handpan mushrooms.

Someone my Uncle knows has created this ‘fantasy’ photo of handpans as mushrooms! The handpans are made in France. 

handpan mushrooms


1. What is the policeman’s name in Noddy stories?
2. What do the letters D.O.M. on liqueur bottles refer to? Literally?
3. What is the third major Balearic Island with Majorca and Minorca?
4. If a numismatist studies or collects coins, what else might he collect under that term?
5. The Shatt-el-Arab is the confluence of which two other rivers?
6. What’s the Sheffield Shield?
7. At which town did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp? …

Monday too

#  Animals like warm cars [ ]:


#  Dear oh dear, it’s bad over in the States [haiku]:

You know how bad it’s gotten when uber-progressive MSNBC is finally calling attention to the deadly escalation of violence in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago. We’ve reported on that frequently on this website — and the president’s disgraceful silence on this epidemic of largely black-on-black crime in his hometown. Of course, we all know the reason for his silence on what’s happening in Chicago: it doesn’t fit his narrative of white-on-black violence, which he’s so quick to decry, even when it involves police officers defending themselves in the line of duty.

Effing SJWs.

#  Chuckles plus haiku, under the “not very good at what they do” heading:


“Experian has assured us that they have taken aggressive steps to improve the protection of their system and of our data.”

Bit late, ain’t it, mate … the horse has already died of old age ?…

The gay issue is going to break up Christendom …

… and thereafter, western society in general. Not wild words, just cascading logic.


The bstds who are pushing the envelope, so to speak, in stamping out Christianity and Christians know fullwell that the Achilles Heel is gay “marriage”.

The reason they want to do this has nowt to do with loving gays, it’s partly religious – the chip on the shoulder about humanity and the divine spark in each of us, making a certain eternal entity exceedingly p-ed off … plus it’s partly political – Ephesians 6:12.

Either way, there is a clear agenda, called various things at various times but essentially:

1) Abolition of all ordered governments
2) Abolition of private property
3) Abolition of inheritance
4) Abolition of patriotism
5) Abolition of the family
6) Abolition of religion
7) Creation of a world government

Whichever way it’s sliced and diced, that’s how it comes out.

Do-gooders who wish everyone to love one other without thinking too much of the implications of loving wrong, loving bad, along with the good, are at least tacitly accepting of gay “marriage” and far more so of gays themselves.…

Iain Dale’s list reveals his flawed concept of “conservative”

Iain Dale has always contributed more than just a rightwing perspective and I’ve always read with some amazement the invective he often suffers. He’s had his moments but his lists are still the definitive ones.

If they create debate, well isn’t that a good thing? The latest is his post on the top 50 rightwing influencers and debate there certainly has been.

Continued at OoL.

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Seems it needs an editorial to get a number of topics covered in one post and not have them drag on.

Wolfie makes reference to “obsession”, as he has once before. It’s all lexicon and definitions but to me, obsession is the third and most extreme form of three levels of concern, where that concern has negative overtones.

Which raises the immediate question of when it is positive, neutral or negative, which gets into the territory of over-analysing, as Mark pointed out.

1. Occasional return to a theme. Under this heading, I’d put Diana’s death and WTC7.  Nothing has occurred to change the view, in fact the opposite but by the same token, one doesn’t think about it night and day, it’s hardly ever on the radar, unless it brings itself to our attention, e.g. an anniversary.

There’s a very easy way to see which topics are obsessive at N.O.…

Break the spine of the country, Dave

The man is either a charlatan, a non-comp or under orders, via Osborne, to break the middle class who pay everyone else’s benefits.

But speaking to The Andrew Marr Show, Mr Cameron said the introduction of the National Living Wage and continued increases to the personal tax allowance would protect the poorest.

He said: “We have had the vote in Parliament on tax credits and I think people respect this argument that the National Living Wage – a 50p increase next year, so a £20-a-week pay rise, rising to £9 by the end of this Parliament – that is a very significant change that really helps to make work pay rather than a tax credit system that recycles money back to people.”

Sophistry, rhetoric, spin. To hit homemakers is beyond words. The poorest will always be looked after – it is the poor sods in the middle who are being squeezed.…