20 September 2007

Detective Work

Barrister sends fake legal document to incriminate father during child custody battle.

Dad fights back and gets the crook jailed for 12 months and criticised for "appalling professional misconduct".

17 September 2007


Maureen sent this to me and I'm wasting a ton of time on it.

Now I'm being equally cruel to you.

  • Afterthought: It has some appalling omissions, such as Iris DiMent, Tom Rush and Bert Jansch, but therein lies further danger in that the next useless mission will be to sit down and churn out wikis on a ton of little-knowns.
  • Also, it means I get to read sentimental rubbish on songs like Daniel.
  • 15 September 2007

    25 essential skills

    You know, I don't think I've ever opened a 'Popular Mechanics' in my *life* ... but living in outback Kerkyra and with a 30-yr old chateau to maintain, I do now heed these manly articles.

    12 September 2007

    Maddie Fatigue

    One advantage of handing the laptop over to the webmonkeys is that one gets out n about and hears stuff.

    This missing Madeleine angel is topic du jour here but not in the way I like:

    Raucous dinner the other night at which was sitting on my left hand a top Greek avocat with decided opinions on the parents' guilt.

  • Question: How could two professionals (doctors, to boot) leave a 4-yr-old alone with two much younger siblings?
  • The mother done her in.
  • Over-dosed her to keep her quiet during their nosh, complications and then she died.
  • Get this: moved the corpse *before* their supper, drove her out somewhere and dug a hole and chuked her in.
  • Drove back, met pals for dinner, pretended to check thru the evening, finally returning to hotel room and screaming blue murder, omg, my baby's vanished.
  • All what followed was calculated front.

    Sounds a load of bollocks to me, but I'm just quoting this top-hole attorney who 100% believes the mother is guilty and will come to grief.

    Post-script: According to this BBC report, pal Doc Oldfield checked on her at 2130hrs, so either everyone is lying including friends, or my top lawyer theorist is wrong.

  • 04 September 2007

    Forests of Greece Petition

    Greece being on fire to the tune of biblically tragic proportions, and I myself having had an uncomfortably close encounter of the fiery forest kind - and seen the cynicism of the pols as they pass the moneyed buck - I'm keen to do what I can to wake these Greek pols up to do their duty by their own people.

  • General election on September
  • You know what they say - we are all Greeks
  • Will any kind readers of this blog join me - #2871 - in signing this worthy petition?

    As they say, Thanks in anticipation.

    Addendum: I might as well quote from a subsequent (and somewhat cheesy) email just received:

    "If you would like to help some more to support the cause of this petition, it would be great to take a moment now and send a quick email message to let some friends and allies know about it.

    Here's some text you can just copy and paste into your own email message to help spread the word about this petition:

    + --------- copy from here --------- +
    Dear Friends,

    I have just read and signed the online petition:

    "Protect the forests of Greece"

    hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com, the free online petition service, here.

    I personally agree with what this petition says, and I think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing yourself.

    Best wishes,

    Chris Holmes

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