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Monday, 10 November 2008
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
If I'd been voting in this election, and being very underwhelmed by the two main candidates (a minority view, I know), I might well have voted for Nader.
Anyway, Google at last led me to these results, with Nader at least third, way behind the 2 main candidates. In a way I suppose that's not so different from the UK prospect of the LibDems getting a comfortable majority in the House of Commons.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The annual Canalways Cavalcade was the main attraction of the weekend [1st Bank Holiday in May 2007 & 2008], having enjoyed a brief visit last year [then I was doing the Little Venice to Camden Lock walk, a superb intro to the area - London Walks].
The canals around Little Venice are filled with colourful boats and the towpath with lots of interesting stalls. There are lots of events for the three days for all ages. The area is so striking: the lovely setting of the canal basin c1820, so soon to be superseded by the nearby railways and with road flyovers overhead. It seemed to me a tad subdued compared to last year, probably because two leading lights of London IWA had died in the meantime, including one of the key organisers, Mike Stevens.
I took the opportunity to see the adjacent Paddington Basin development and the famous Rolling Bridge by Thomas Heatherwick - the local Estate management had a sign on it saying 'closed', though there was no visible problem.
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Saturday, 4 October 2008
A FAULTY storm drain close to the River Cam in Cambridge could kill, council chiefs have warned.
They claim that Tesco is responsible for the drain - and are demanding the store giant takes urgent action to make it safe.
The potentially deadly drain runs from under Tesco's Newmarket Road site down to the river.
I went past this spot a few days later and had wondered about the broken manhole cover in the middle of the road.
I wonder if Tesco will try to evade their responsibility?
They're not behaving responsibly in Mill Road: the No Mill Road Tesco Campaign.
Friday, 3 October 2008
If you and a million others owe the bank $10 each, it’s still your problem – but now it’s also the bank’s problem.
If the bank then sells to an investor the $10 you owe, it ought to be the investor’s problem. But if you have a problem repaying the $10 and the bank insured the investor against your problem, then it’s both the investor’s problem and the bank’s problem.
Your problems and your neighbours’ problems and the investor’s problems mean the bank now owes another bank $10bn. That is both banks’ problem. But if banks can’t or won’t pay the $10bn they owe to other banks, it’s very quickly a $700bn systemic problem.
And if the government then owes the banking system $700bn, it’s your problem.
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Thursday, 3 July 2008
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