2007.gif (3598 bytes)Some Headlines & Anniversaries...




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Beatles Stamps (UK)

issued 9th January

(shame about the Queen's head!)











clock5.gif (2634 bytes)"Since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, no nuclear weapons have been used in war, though the world has come uncomfortably close to disaster on more than one occasion. But for good luck, we would all be dead. As we stand at the brink of a second nuclear age and a period of unprecedented climate change, scientists have a special responsibility once again to inform the public and advise leaders about the perils that humanity faces. We foresee great perils if governments and society do not take action now to render nuclear weapons obsolete and prevent further climate change."

Statement by Professor Stephen Hawking, as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the hands of the Doomsday Clock 2 minutes closer to metaphorical midnight (Time now stands at 11.55 pm)

(17th January 2007)


                                                                       So get out of that car & on yer Bike

The Weather Forecast for today & doomsday * Nuclear Material * Stephen Hawking's Worst Nightmare

Late News       





Chinese Year of the Pig

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(18th Feb. 2007 - 6th Feb. 2008))


Chinese Years

DK Feeding the Pigs

Cloned Piglets


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Turkeys with sore throats?

They must have Bird Flu!

H5N1 hits Britain

(Feb 2007)

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21st Feb. 2007 

On a Pedestal...

Thatcher unveils new Statue of herself.

Which is the real Iron Lady? Can YOU tell the difference?

  Maggie R.I.P. video

La Maggiore, Rejoice!




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Sex Slave Traffic, Sweat Shops, & Wage Slavery remain...






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'Development of a rational scale to assess the harm of drugs of potential misuse'

(The Lancet, 24 March 2007)




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this site is 5 years old

it has learnt to walk & talk

but still knows little of the world

other sites would go to school/ this one prefers to play the fool

(March 2007)




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Kurt Vonnegut dies 11th April, aged 84:

"Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia. I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours. I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different. I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center."

Scottish Water accidentlly spills millions of litres of raw sewage into Firth of Forth. Oops, sorry! (22nd April)

See: Dirty Seaside Postcard

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Earth-like planet (Gliese 581C) discovered - only 20 Light Years away. Scientists say it's in the so-called 'Goldilock's Zone', with temperatures 'just right' to support life.

(25 April 07)


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Hawking in Zero Gravity

A dream come true for a brilliant mind tragically trapped in a paralysed body....(26 April 07)

Have you heard the one about his Worst Nightmare?


2007 is the 25th Anniversary of the Falklands War

(2 April - 14 June 1982)

To commemorate this, here's some

Videosyncratic Vaudeville Verse

[You Tube mini-movie, 2 mins 37 secs]



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A massive star around 150 times the size of the Sun has exploded in what is the brightest supernova ever seen, Nasa scientists have said. 

(Source: BBC, 8 May 07)


Police test aspydrone.jpg (5364 bytes)irborne surveillance drone (Merseyside, UK)

"The launch comes as a senior police officer warned that moves towards a surveillance society are eroding civil liberties in the UK. Ian Readhead, the deputy chief constable of Hampshire police, said Britain could face an "Orwellian" situation with cameras on every street corner."                              (22 May 07, The Guardian)

cctv society    police




SgtPepper.jpg (25179 bytes)It was 40 years ago today...

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band released, 1st June 1967

The Beatles

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


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National exams taken by school students in England & Wales should be scrapped, says the General Teaching Council (a teaching standards watchdog).

Grading & Degrading

At present, some pupils are subjected to about 70 tests & exams between the ages of 7 & 16.

Exams              Down wiv skool         10 June 2007


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British Prime Minister & major War Criminal Tony 'Poodle' Bliar is finally forced from office.... to begin a lucrative career as an international celeb - unless/ until he is brought to justice (don't hold your breath)

27th June 07

Poodle    IRAQ    Last Election



1 July 2007, SMOKING banned in all indoor public places (pubs, clubs, restaurants) in England.

       (The English are a wee bit slow on the uptake or downput: in Scotland, the ban  came into force in March 2006....cigarette2.gif (3082 bytes))

Here's what I wrote about the 'baneful baccy'

back in 1978!

Am a happily ex nicotine-addict myself!

See this 'confession'



An Earthquake in JapKashiwazakiSmall.jpg (17829 bytes)an caused a Fire in Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power plant (the world's largest) & led to a radioactive leak into the sea....

(16 July 2007)

More Nuke Madness

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A little taste of things to come as climate change kicks in.....

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See also: Tuvalu

Weather forecast for today & Doomsday...



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Death wins Chess Game

Swedish Film Director, Ingmar Bergman dies, aged 89. Among the most famous of his 40 plus films are 'The Seventh Seal', 'Wild Strawberries', 'The Virgin Spring', 'Through a Glass Darkly', 'Fanny & Alexander'.... (30th July 2007)

Dance of Death (The Seventh Seal)




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This formally ended a 38 year long so-called 'security' mission.

(1st August 2007)

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Remember the 'Troubles'?

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30th Anniversary

of ELVIS' Death

(died 16th August 1977)

Obit Hit

Lennon on Elvis

Elvis' Birth



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A statue of Nelson Mandela, former South African President & longtime political prisoner, was unveiled in Parliament Square, London.

(29th August 2007)

Apartheid Song


World Beard & Moustache Championships 2007

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Also, take a look at some prize specimens here:

Long White Beards!

300px-Voyager.jpg (7990 bytes)30th Anniversary of Voyager 1

Launched 5th September 1977, Voyager 1 is the farthest manmade object from Earth. It has now reached the very edge of the Solar System.


September 11th 2001

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Shadow of Islam?

   Empyre     Newsreal  

Get it into perspective




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World-renowned, French Mime Artist, Marcel Marceau, dies aged 84. Best-known for his character, Bip, a white-faced clown in striped jersey & top hat.

(22nd September 2007)

3 Marcel Marceau quotes:

"I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish."

"As we go on in life, torn between light and shadow, encountering injustice, violence, misery, we still have one weapon against despair – to make people laugh through their tears."

"Never get a mime talking. He won't stop."

Bip (original line drawing by Marcel Marceau)




















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50th Anniversary of Sputnik

Sputnik 1 launched by Soviet Union on 4th October 1957 - first manmade object to orbit Earth.







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50th Anniversary of Windscale Fire

On 10 October 1957, the nuclear reactor at Windscale (Britain) caught fire, accidentally releasing radioactive contamination over the surrounding area.

Shut Sellafield Now!

More nuclear madness

Plutonium-flavored Crisps

Song of the Radio-Isotopes


chipsburger.jpg (4498 bytes)LARGE AS LIFE

"The largest ever (appropriate really) UK study into obesity, backed by government and compiled by 250 experts, said excess weight was now the norm in our "obesogenic" society. Dramatic and comprehensive action was required to stop the majority of us becoming obese by 2050, they said."               

(Source: BBC, 17 October 2007)

ObeseAdultsByGender.gif (6049 bytes)Fancy a blowout feast?

Restaurant Guide

The consequences?

And, of course, the Brits ain't got nothing on Americans!




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250th Anniversary, birth of William Blake,

visionary still burning bright....

Born 28 Nov 1757

Died (1827)

Glad Day




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