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A modest proposal #1 – Libraries

Apparently novelist Zadie Smith has taken to the airwaves berating the government for instituting a round of library closings. http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23936767-zadie-smiths-anger-at-shameful-library-cuts.do. Of course the Government cannot actually close libraries as they are funded by local councils. But if central Government funding … Continue reading

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When did the US lose its Mojo?

In 1997 Life’s Little Ironies lived in the center of the Universe. OK that sounds like typical American hyperbole. I actually resided at 1640 Vista Club Circle Santa Clara. But in the pre-Y2k, pre 9/11 world it might as well … Continue reading

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‘Ello, ello, ello, what’s all this then?

(http://www.police.uk)  is a new website that records crime maps in the UK. It is an easily navigatable site that visually displays crime down to the street level. Crimes are classified under 5 categories from anti-social behaviour through to violent crime. … Continue reading

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