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Friday, 12 February 2016

Nessie News

Just to balance things out on the Sir Peter Scott Nessie is a hoax story from a couple of weeks ago. I had come across another story on the subject a while ago, and which I just rediscovered .... basically its another of those satellite earth photos stories, in which enthusiasts pore over them looking for the unusual or anomalous.

However this is not a Google earth snap (where Nessie has been Spotted before), but its arch rival Apple, who way back in 2014 were allowing their satellite map app to tap into a satellite high in the atmosphere, to allow views of images of earth. Someone was poring over pictures from Loch Ness, Scotland, and spotted something in the water.

Eagle Eyed Apple Map App User Spotted Something In Loch Ness.

Copy Cats

India achieved its Independence in 1948. Since then it has eschewed its Imperial Raj past. In fact so much so, that many fine Victorian buildings have been allowed to fall into decay as 'imperialist relics' across the country.

However it appears that some 'modern' Indian companies have forgotten that they are meant to be ignoring their ignoble past under the British, and even the Muslim Mughals, and follow Hindu classical building styles.

The Infosys Campus Mysore .... Looks Familiar?

Old Revolutionaries, New Criminals

Whatever happens to old revolutionaries?

Well they can of course become el Presidente if they win (See Cuba). Or they can become el Presidente if they join the democratic side (See Uruguay).

But in the case of the old Red Army Faction (aka the Baader-Meinhof gang) of West Germany you can simply become armed robbers. With the "urban guerilla project" declared as ended in 1998 (they had lost their struggle in the 80's), they apparently 'retired'. Uncaught, but no longer active and that was assumed to be that ....


Red Army Faction Being Hunted Anew

Free Speech For Emperor Erdogan

You can't keep a good man down. Once again a foreign trip by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan results in chaos and controversy ..... this time as the New Sultan prepared to hold a news conference at the National Higher Studies Institute in Quito, Ecuador, some protesters in the hall, demonstrated against the recent operations by Turkish armed forces against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) group .... military operations by the way, that they refuse to take against the I.S. Jihadists who operate on Turkeys borders, whilst complaining about Russia favouring the regime.

Not content with respecting the rights of people in Ecuador to express themselves through noisy, but peaceful protests - something they (especially women), wouldn't be allowed to do in the increasingly authoritarian and Islamist Turkey - the elected president for life (he thinks), security team, took it upon themselves to act as the venues 'bouncers', and ejected the three young women.

Erdogans 'Dogs' Unleashed On Women ...Witnessed By Press.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Mark Of Plumbing Excellence

They say that all publicity, is good publicity, but in Texas that's apparently not the case .... well unless you count one million dollars, as good.

In a story that shows how the USA can differ from Europe more than many people realise, a  lawyer representing a plumber from Texas, says his client has faced death threats after his old truck, which he sold in Houston Texas, apparently went on to a car auction site, before finally (we hope ... its not called Christine after all), turning up on the front-line in Syria's civil war, as a fighting vehicle for jihadists.

They Say That All Publicity Is Good Publicity .... But Apparently Not In Texas.

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