As a follow up to my earlier post us-nationalises-banks-while-russia-devalues-the-rouble-total-irony pointing out the sharp reversal in political and economic fortunes of the (former) two world superpowers, I remembered something from last month. An American friend decided to post a present for my family here in the UK. I (and then we) ended up having to pay… Continue reading Georgia, USA Trade & the Gas Bills, Repeating History & The Destroyer of Worlds.
My previous post, just before I went on a short break, warned that the Olympics might become a side-show in a widening chain of events. This has turned out to be true. My quotation from the Buddhist monk, Nichiren Daishonin, could now really have the word land exchanged for the more relevant world. If the… Continue reading Georgia, the Pipelines and The Marx Brothers