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    The Beast stands for strong mutually antagonistic governments everywhere. . . . Self-sufficiency at home, self-assertion abroad.
  1. Fortunately, it's going to be some time before a robot can or will want to take my job. Unfortunately, that's because it is entirely surplus to requirements and I do something almost totally useless.
  2. Flann O'Brien - The Third Policeman. I'm about halfway through. I'm beginning to think it may be about a bicycle. I'm also in theory reading Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, but those mid-19th Century sentences which clog whole pages at a time were wearing me out.
  3. Which is also true of political parties in the first place. They've (re-)inflated a housing bubble, allowed most of our capital city to (continue to) be sold to Russian mobsters, and engendered the creation of a great number of zero-hours jobs. They've cut government services and failed to make savings from it. So no, not really. But no British government has done a good job since the War. We have property in London and when I visit the capital and stay there two things that most local people talk about are Property prices in London are very expensive and only foreigners can afford them There are many Arabs and Russians who are now effectively buying up London My argument to this would be The market determines the price of a particular property based on numerous factors like location. Is it the governments fault that a flat is that expensive in Chelsea? Its a global world, can you really prevent wealthy people from other countries from investing in areas like property? How would you reasonably prevent this? Yes. It is the fault of numerous post-war governments deciding to cancel government house-building plans, while maintaining the stringent planning regulations put in place by the Attlee government, which were supposed to be offset by... government house-building. The government is very much to blame for the housing bubble. International capital was attracted to the property market in London because (a) prices were already relatively high, and (b) London is a city for **** . As for it being a global world, yes, you can reasonably prevent the kind of tax-dodging going on with, oh, One Hyde Park, by ending the non-dom rule, introducing taxes of the variety mentioned by Monte, you could introduce regulations requiring property bought to be either lived in or rented out... the point of legislation is precisely to 'redress grievances'. May be those are different people. Sadly not.
  4. Which is also true of political parties in the first place. They've (re-)inflated a housing bubble, allowed most of our capital city to (continue to) be sold to Russian mobsters, and engendered the creation of a great number of zero-hours jobs. They've cut government services and failed to make savings from it. So no, not really. But no British government has done a good job since the War.
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaHMdDjNnZ8 Scarlatti (D.), "The Hunt".
  6. that senselessly and seductively stupid sack of hideously hirsute and olfactorily offensive oddments, forsoof. We're British. We've been convinced the country is going to the dogs since the Romans landed. The so-called Glorious Revolution? Still not on the scale you're talking of, I suppose. And I imagine you'd discount the Pilgrimage of Grace for being monumentally gullible. Still, I'm not sure it's a good thing that major sociopolitical changes have been imposed by a determined, highly-positioned clique rather than by a mass uprising.
  7. I'm just getting a loud buzzing noise in my left ear...
  8. And would he still be a man? I'm sure there's a pile of rotten planks around here somewhere...
  9. Google produces no results for OPs quotation, FWIW. However, if we're going to play with ancient proof-texts...
  10. de Morales (c.1500-1533), Invitatorium (regem cui omnia vivunt), Officium Defunctorum.
  11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pragmatics There are many different ways of greeting someone.
  12. There is no such thing as "Western ideology", and your notion that "democracies work" is (i) implicitly tautological and (ii) dubious.
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