Devizes Melting Pot

“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus

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Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Cat Blogging

Gorgeous George

Heidi helping (in her own special way) my sister pack up her DVDs (she is off to York tomorrow)

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday Cat Blogging


Miss Heidi looking fablous as ever

George with his favourite toy

George enjoying the sunshine

Heidi and George making the most of the sun

Then they started fighting over it:

George with Heidi in a paw grip

Heidi strikes back

A Mexican standoff

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Pre Friday Swiss Cat Blogging

My sister recently went on holiday to Switzerland and took a few shots of one of the local cats in Wengen, where she was staying


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Music Video Blogging

Daft Punk - One More Time

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday Cat Blogging

George pretending to be a hedgehog so he can get their food

rubbing my legs

Heidi snoozing on my bed

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ballet Blogging

Le Corsaire (Kirov Ballet, 1989)


Political Compass Test

Came out correct I think

Economic Left/Right: -5.62

Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.95


Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Iraq rescuers sift through rubble after suicide blasts that killed 200
Rescuers were today digging through the muddy ruins of clay houses in north-west Iraq where suicide bombers last night detonated fuel tankers rigged with explosives, killing at least 200 members of a minority sect.

The incident near the Syrian border was one of the deadliest since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003.

More than 300 people were injured, said Dakhil Qassim, the mayor of the nearby town of Sinjar, when the fuel tankers blew up in the remote villages of Kahtaniya, al-Jazeera and Tal Uzair. Officials today imposed a curfew on the area.

The villages are about 75 miles west of the city of Mosul, a stronghold of Sunni Islamic militants. The attacks targeted people from the Yezidi religious minority, whom Sunni extremists regard as infidels.
All the 'surge' has done is pushed the violence out of Baghdad and into the provinces, easier targets for the insurgents, in this case the Yezidi.

There is no success in Iraq and those who delude themseleves that everything is going swimmingly should be ashamed.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Unrelated Sunday Musings

On Vulgar Libertarians - Their logic is all askew they think 'if the state is abolished, then IBM will still be IBM'

They don't understand that companies like IBM are very much a product of the state capitalist system and would wither without it or at least run into major trouble.


I get a pre 1914 vibe these days, observing the news.

With conflicts in Somaila, the Darfur region, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Northern part of Pakistan and of course the hovering above that Iran getting nuked, what if they were to all eventually link up? Its like the final long Edwardian summer, and its all going to end in tears. Question is what will emerge afterwards?


Sunday Flower Blogging

A Rose from the 2007 Seend Flower Show

more photos can be seen here

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday Opera

Duet ("La ci darem la mano") and aria ("Ah! fuggi il traditor!") from Mozart's Don Giovanni

performed by Rodney Gilfry (Don Giovanni), Liliana Nikiteanu (Zerlina) and Cecilia Bartoli (Donna Elvira).

(Zürich 2001, lead by Nicolaus Harnoncourt, staged by Jürgen Flimm)

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Friday Thoughts

*puts on tinfoil hat*

I get a definite 1914 vibe from the Middle East and at my most pessimistic I think Iran is going to be bombed, with disastrous consequences for the rest of the Gulf region.

I only get this feeling because they are insane enough to do it, Neocons have been gagging for this and have already started doing what they did with Iraq, building up, giving it serious thought.

I mean everyone knew it was a stupid idea to invade Iraq but they went ahead anyway.

*takes off tinfoil hat*

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Friday Cat Blogging

Heidi snoozing by my laptop, webpage showing is teh coolest place on the internet!

George having a nice dream

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Tuesday Cats

George in his active pose

Heidi the sun worshipper

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Music Video Blogging

Kaiser Chiefs - The Angry Mob

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Thoughts for Today

You know Iran really shouldn't be bombed.

There is already an undercurrent from its youth for reform and change, chafing against the religious conformity, Iran is a very young country with most of its population under the age of 25, eventually the old guys at the top are going to die off.

Everyone forgets Iran had elections, so alright the clerics choose to ignore them but still why is it condemned when Saudi is even more despotic or Egypt which is just as repressive, and yet they are regarded as moderate.

If it was bombed, all it would do is strengthen the claims of the nutcases in the Iranian government.

I think its quite appalling that bombing Iran is even being discussed in the media by the very same people who advocated invading Iraq, which has proven a huge failure, just this week the US has managed to lose 190,000 weapons, why are they still considered credible experts?

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Horse Blogging

My sister is very much a horse person, has been since she was little, and today she booked riding lessons at Pewsey Vale Riding School and I came along to try out my camera with action shots.


My sister at the Pewsey Vale Riding School




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Friday Cat Blogging

Gorgeous George

Mlle Heidi