Monday, 16 June 2014

Monday Miscellany



Watching the German 4-0 win over Portugal reveals the stupidity of footballers getting themselves sent off and the waste of money that is Ronaldo!  Real Madrid paid around £80 million for this man yet when the chips are down he disappears.  He is no Eusabio that's for sure.
In Iraq we are told the Sunni militants are killing everyone, and they claim to be doing so themselves. Being a cynic I wonder about propaganda but I cannot avoid the fact that this lot are more violent than others we have seen.  The Iraqis claim they have used 'targeted strikes,' which might mean little.  The US move an aircraft carrier into the Gulf.  Joining in is not wise chaps.  Meanwhile an al-Shabbab group attack a tourist area in Kenya killing almost 50 people but get little coverage.  Such groups fatalist attitudes reveal an emptiness at the heart of their beliefs.
Meanwhile Michael Schumacher has been brought out of a coma and moved to a Swiss hospital. This however does not mean his brain has recovered, that will take years if indeed he recovers at all.  I also note Russia has tactfully allowed tanks into East Ukraine and now has turned off the Gas pipes claiming Ukraine owe them millions.  Our gas comes this way also, I hope he doesn't affect us or the privatised pirates here will up the price!  Hackers have stolen thousands of details from Domino's Pizza website and demand vast sums of money to release them. This happened in Belgium not here and shows how easy it is to be robbed online.  Those people claiming to have a thousand or two friends can spread virii very easily.  I have no friends trouble, not having any..... 
The bug has returned today, I am falling asleep constantly being kept awake only by the fragrance of the Rodoh Rhoder the big bush opposite.  It is a fantastic aroma coming in the window.  
Maybe of course I'm just lazy...



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7 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

Sorry you are not well, but it sounds like you are having a peaceful time of it anyway. Talking of football, what about those Japanese fans that cleaned the stadium? Even I, with no interest in the subject, seem to be dimly aware of what has gone on so it really must be all over the papers.
Hope you are better soon!

Adullamite said...

Jenny, The Japs cleaned the stadium? Send them round here!

Lee said...

Are you sure you're not nibbling on those rhododendrons, Mr. Ad-Man! They are toxic, you know! When you were told to eat your greens, rhododendron leaves aren't included in the category.

That bug of yours is hanging around too long. I hope you're eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables (minus the above-mentioned leaves!

I love that black & white photo.

Lady Di Tn said...

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Sorry to here you are not well and hope you recover quickly. However, I am glad you are being entertained by the games. All I am aware of is that the USA won. I do not even know the score. College World series of baseball is going on here in Omaha NE so we have been cheering on the local team Vanderbilt. I have enjoyed all your previous post as well as this one. Some how the way your mind works fascinates me and your colorful phrases which entertain this southern girl. Peace

Carol in Cairns said...

What are the pics today?

Adullamite said...

Lee, eat greens but not petals? Make up your mind.

Lady, I missed the USA game but they did well! My mind works in a fascinating way many have said....

Carol, The bottom one is Edinburgh Castle, the top was taken from a train heading towards Mallaig in the highlands years ago.

Lee said...

It's the leaves on the rhododendrons that are toxic, Petal.