The Oxford English dictionary has a new adjective:
- Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief:‘in this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire’‘some commentators have observed that we are living in a post-truth age’
Why do we shop around and try to save money? Why do we invest and try to increase our investment and savings income? Are we right to feel financially insecure? Judging by the lies and more lies being bandied about in the run-up to the European referendum we are right to be worried.
Britain’s image as a green and pleasant land has been turning into a tarnished image for quite some time. Now there is a nasty nationalist fever sweeping the land as the referendum on Europe approaches. This fever seems to be headed up by the infamous nastiness of Iain Duncan Smith and Michael Gove, aided and abetted by those creepy clowns, Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson. (more…)
It’s Sunday morning and so this must be my Sunday ramble when I let you into a more mysterious area of my mind and ramble on. What am I thinking about this week? The daffodil should give you a clue… (more…)
Do you remember in Superman III, ‘Gus’ Gorman (Richard Prior) robs his employer using his computer terminal and then turns up for work the next day in a Ferrari. It was a bit of a giveaway wasn’t it? If you’ve done something wrong, you want to hide it. Right? The worse your crime is, the more you want to hide your inner secret. Right? Especially, if you’re a pervert…
I have started today with a picture of a sign. In a few words it has to convey a message. It can’t go into too much detail, it just assumes you will understand that refreshments are sold and so too is compost; you aren’t expected to consume them both together! The sign leaves something to the imagination and common sense. It gets it’s message across successfully, it’s a farm and it’s open to the public and it describes what they sell and when. (more…)
I often write a blog on a Sunday morning, usually as lunch cooks. It’s a little early for lunch, I’m trying to do things early so I can go shopping and take photographs this afternoon. I usually write about whatever is on my mind on a Sunday. Today, it’s photography obviously, but I’m also curious as to what those flowers are in the picture. They’re growing by the pool and all down the side of the river. What are they called? Any idea? My readers are usually very helpful when it comes to identifying flowers, trees and my geological finds. (more…)
Imagine for a moment that you have been invited to a birthday party and when you turn up someone has already eaten half the birthday cake! The greedy and overweight perpetrator excuses his behaviour, by saying that he invested in the farm, that grew the wheat, that made the flour, that the baker used to make the cake! He was entitled to a bigger slice! This is the sort of excuse the greedy always come out with. Those who believe in the religion of avarice seem to know no shame!