As I remember it:

“Barnett “The Audit of War: describing the process of Britain’s slow decline in uncompromising – even brutal – terms:

“As that descent took its course the illusions and the dreams of 1945 would fade one by one – the imperial and Commonwealth role, the world-power role, British industrial genius, and, at the last, New Jerusalem [Labour’s longed-for socialist utopia] itself, a dream turned into a dank reality of a segregated, sub-literate, unskilled, unhealthy and institutionalised proletariat hanging on the nipple of state maternalism.”

Src: Chris Trotter

2019/01/17 14:27 · skysigal

Worry Minutes

Cheerful thought for the day: one on only gets so many worry minutes, and then you die.

2019/01/09 11:50 · skysigal

UI Leveraging

The least input required to obtain the highest value output.

2018/12/30 14:42 · skysigal

17 weeks...

“Thomas Grey, Marquess of ­Dorset, and it was probably through the ­latter’s patronage (MacCulloch points out) that he came to sit as an MP in the Parliament of that year—which he memorably summed up as seventeen weeks of talk about the common good which left everything exactly as it was before.”


2018/12/23 12:29 · skysigal

Growing Into

“The best way to overcome it -so at least it seems to me- is to make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river: small at first, narrowly contained within its banks, and rushing passionately past rocks and over waterfalls. Gradually the river grows wider, the banks recede, the waters flow more quietly, and in the end, without any visible break, they become merged in the sea, and painlessly lose their individual being. The man who, in old age, can see his life in this way, will not suffer from the fear of death, since the things he cares for will continue. And if, with the decay of vitality, weariness increases, the thought of rest will not be unwelcome.”

2018/12/16 17:03 · skysigal

A public servant

“We're not talking about a second-tier public servant working at a desk somewhere”

2018/12/11 21:21 · skysigal


Meaning: “Skilled Telling”

2018/12/02 13:36 · skysigal


The SI-pending unit of measurement for low value data.

PS: The French have raised a stink as they proposed 'Gigamerde'.

2018/11/29 09:44 · skysigal


Alanis Obomsawin: “When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted … you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.”

2018/11/26 23:58 · skysigal

American Aid

“This was what an American effort to save the planet looked like. It was startlingly efficient, extremely profitable and utterly disastrous.”


2018/11/24 19:51 · skysigal


Says it all.

2018/11/19 09:00 · skysigal

Encounter all

“rom that day on I was very conscious of meeting everything in my experience – not avoiding anything. Whatever came up was included.”

Interesting concept.


2018/10/21 17:21 · skysigal


Obviously…a new, green, explosive, appropriate for the times…


2018/10/21 16:48 · skysigal

War Journalism

“You're going to tell me that it goes without saying that he's on the team. But often he is embedded like a war journalist.”

Src: DZone

2018/10/17 10:01 · skysigal

Doctors cover their bets

Have you ever noticed that doctors offer pro-biotics and anti-biotics ?!

2018/10/08 14:38 · skysigal


“For to permit yourself to do only that which you are good at is to be trapped in a cage whose bars are not steel but self-judgment.”


2018/10/03 21:36 · skysigal