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  Topic: The Tom Sawyer Principle
Mick Harper

Replies: 413
Views: 67806

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 3:12 pm   Subject: The Tom Sawyer Principle
Cornerstone BBC Radio 4 A drama about one woman's epiphany and the power of community. The news that a town's library is facing closure provokes an unexpected response.
This I couldn't miss. What o ...
  Topic: Politics, The Final Frontier
Mick Harper

Replies: 1187
Views: 162052

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 2:45 pm   Subject: Politics, The Final Frontier
And so to Italy. The political chaos there has resulted in a snap election with every prospect of the 'first extreme right-wing prime minister since Mussolini'. Oh horror! My advice to the Italians: ...
  Topic: Politics, The Final Frontier
Mick Harper

Replies: 1187
Views: 162052

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 2:27 pm   Subject: Politics, The Final Frontier
A tremendous illustration of anti-Russian wish-fulfilment this weekend. Putin has introduced conscription, a step that everyone from the off has been predicting would spell his doom. The Russian peopl ...
  Topic: The Importance of Sport
Mick Harper

Replies: 2926
Views: 356775

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:52 am   Subject: The Importance of Sport
Italy 1 England 0 (England relegated)

I'm not too concerned actually. Dress rehearsals are meant to be disastrous. Still, 'most said, soonest mended' so here goes, Gareth.

1. Kyle Walker's sell- ...
  Topic: The Truth is Always Simple
Mick Harper

Replies: 42
Views: 22226

PostForum: APPLIED EPISTEMOLOGY   Posted: 4:15 am   Subject: The Truth is Always Simple
Ms Truss with her budget illustrates an AE point nicely. As an ideologue, she believes (and is entitled to believe) that cutting taxes promotes growth. If she were an AE-ist she might still believe t ...
  Topic: The English language and the origins of the English
Mick Harper

Replies: 15
Views: 14851

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 3:44 am   Subject: The English language and the origins of the English
If Avi comes back with, "Israel, just like me" I'll be in very great doo-doo. But I shall clamber out of it the best way I know how. By keeping schtum. He's a New Yorker and my Communing wit ...
  Topic: The English language and the origins of the English
Mick Harper

Replies: 15
Views: 14851

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 3:24 am   Subject: The English language and the origins of the English
Interesting exchange on medium.com. It started with an article entitled (somewhat challengingly) Gyppo by Avi Kotzer https://medium.com/silly-little-dictionary/gyppo-a1baa5557656 and included the even ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 1979
Views: 295638

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 3:27 pm   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
This Week's Shopping Wars

I have found a marvellous new stage for my talents. Since Covid my (only remaining) friend who worked behind the Tesco checkout counter has departed to be replaced behind ...
  Topic: Politics, The Final Frontier
Mick Harper

Replies: 1187
Views: 162052

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 10:19 am   Subject: Politics, The Final Frontier
Surely it's the queue of ambulances waiting to get into Casualty that is the current piece of the NHS knicker that's in the greatest twist. At first I thought, like everyone else, "Cure that, cur ...
  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Mick Harper

Replies: 3599
Views: 423784

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 7:59 am   Subject: Questions Of The Day
A good point. A growth rate of two and a half per cent (as measured by GNP) is no use if it is achieved by a half a per cent growth in the labour market. (From a strictly British perspective. AE measu ...
  Topic: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
Mick Harper

Replies: 743
Views: 136440

PostForum: British History   Posted: 6:55 am   Subject: Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries
This popped up on medium.com which had me flexing my fingers on a post-holiday exercise session.

Six Most Mysterious Ancient Books by Sarah Z
https://medium.com/lessons-from-history/six-most-myst ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 1979
Views: 295638

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 6:26 am   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
I knew Hilary Mantel very slightly as a correspondent (before she became ┼▒ber-famous). Everyone I know seems to die before their time. Thank God I don't know myself.
  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Mick Harper

Replies: 3599
Views: 423784

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 5:41 am   Subject: Questions Of The Day
What a weird Tory budget. We've just splurged the kitchen sink on Covid and related measures. We've just splurged another kitchen sink on energy prices. So what does the sound-money party do? Splurges ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Mick Harper

Replies: 1979
Views: 295638

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 2:42 am   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
I have just received said book and it is glorious. If all is well after me and Hatty have danced through the text, it will be on Amazon within days for thirty-five of your rapidly falling British poun ...
  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Mick Harper

Replies: 3599
Views: 423784

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 2:26 am   Subject: Questions Of The Day
On holiday among friends and relations of moderately left-wing and BBC-tinged views, I kept having to explain that Russia is not moderately left-wing with BBC-tinged views. They weren't listening.
 
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