This is worth listening to.
The US strike on a Syrian airfield with 59 cruise missiles is an act of unparalleled stupidity. The strike was in retaliation for a Sarin Gas attack on Syrian civilians allegedly by Assad’s military. Naturally there is ‘incontrovertible’ proof that the Syrian army is responsible.
Personally I doubt that either Assad or the Russians are stupid enough to use poison gas and as Sarin isn’t difficult to manufacture there is a better than even chance that a rebel faction had something to do with it in order to elicit exactly this kind of response from the dumb Yanks.
Naturally the UK is tagging along behind the US wagging its tail like some pathetic lap dog.
I was going to say something about decimalisation myself but Mr Sandbrook does it better than I ever could.
The day Britain lost its soul: How decimalisation signalled the demise of a proudly independent nation
By Dominic Sandbrook 31st January 2011
Although we all have money worries, especially at a time of such economic austerity, few of us ever spare a thought for the coins that jangle in our pockets. We take them for granted; usually we barely even bother to look at them.
Yet next month will mark the 40th anniversary of one of the biggest ruptures in our recent past — a moment that marked the greatest transformation in the history of British money.
Some of you may have four hours to watch this. I thought it apposite in view of Janus’ post on advertising.
I’m sure you’re all a little tired of Trump, Steyn and the Sweden thing, but this is worth listening to.
To Abingdon this afternoon for Mrs J to buy some material at Masons one of the apparently decreasing number of haberdashers and shops selling material. Anyway whilst Mrs J did her shopping I had a coffee in the Square where I took this picture .
In a quiet way Abingdon is an attractive little town like Wallingford,Thame and a few other places around here. I think the reason is that they have never been wildly prosperous and didn’t suffer a precipitous post industrial decline.