ARNOLD

ARNOLD

  • Commented on Service update
    " Why would Scotland need an army at all? Who's going to invade " ' Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo–Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century. Their ranks consisted of both...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    For ease of research, for anyone who might be interested, here is a a post Hungerford /Dunblane spree killing that caught the U.K. medias attention for days ..note the kind of weaponry that was available to a fairly determined nutter...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    " It leaves me thinking that the people who set up and run the place are not entirely rational." I doubt whether the Gun Fundementalists of the US of A would hold to that view, but here is a news...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    " *note* There, Plod had shot the wrong person, & although he survived, as with J C de Menezes, they serially lied about what had happened & tried, repeatedly, to claim that he was "guilty really" & also changed their...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    " Also, Frank Herbert: Police observe that criminals prosper. It takes a pretty dull policeman to miss the fact that a position of "Authority" is the most prosperous criminal position available " Hum, well, yes, but not just in today’s...
  • Commented on Hiatus
    Curse You Red Barran ..or words to that effect. " Estimated dispatch: 18 Aug 2014 - 19 Aug 2014 Tournament of Shadows: The great game and the race for empire in Asia Tournament of Shadows: The great game and...
  • Commented on Hiatus
    Indeed ..and even the most casual of web searches, by google, gives this outline of, " The Great Game" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Game ..together with such dThis left the border east of Zorkul lake in the Wakhan. Territory in this area was claimed...
  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    Ah, so...Big River is endevering to build up support on the basis of...from my post up-stream a bit... " Absolutely true enough. BUT, Amazon is a Giant Department Store that can employ leverage across the entire field of printed literature...
  • Commented on Message for GISHWHES participants
    This looks like a nasty cross between CHUGGING - that is to say Charity Mugging - and a Ponzi Scheme .. " After registering for GISHWHES, you will be presented with a “refer a friend” option. If you refer...
  • Commented on Holding pattern
    This publishing schedule is ...Madness !!! Apart form the perfectly reasonable expectaion that the next Laundry Files Story should make itself Manifest NOW!! But given the amount of traveling that the average mid-steam/stream writer has to do these days by...
  • Commented on Keep the money in the family
    .” It all looks so obvious.” Ho Hum..Really? And extending from that on Amazon... the thing is that Big A is easy to use, almost oni-present, if not quite omnipotent, and ..Feed in any given title and the chances are...
  • Commented on Who Owns SF?
    Sorry to sidle in, TRX, but in reply to scott-sanford ? //pretty well as locked room mysteries ..locked Moon Mysteries .. combined with the SF/fantasy genre ..as do many other genre stories. Consider some of the Disc world stories...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    " Extrapolating to a horse-with-wings-shaped mount would require some pretty extreme engineering." Yes, but ..but hows about a Winged Horse shaped Hang Glider? Perhaps with rocket assisted take off? Say from the Trireme eqivilent of a modern aircraft carrier ?...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    " Mind you, I'm not comfortable with the Lensmen, either ... " Me neither, and since I'm 65 I read the series way back in the 1950s when there really wasn't that much Science Fiction type stuff available in the...
  • Commented on Special offer: Neptune's Brood (UK only)
    Oh, it does suddenly occur to me - in betwixt and between checking my e mails before I resume my reading of The Rhesus Chart - that it might not be as obvious as I had supposed it to...
  • Commented on Special offer: Neptune's Brood (UK only)
    This doesn't apply to me ... I am a UK Citizen...but how about people who might be passing by at a convention or some such? It does strike me that it is Strange that Publishers of 21St Century Stuff should...
  • Commented on One week to go to THE RHESUS CHART
    Even Now a matched Team of Dolphins will be being prepared to deliver my Long Ago pre-ordered US of A vian hardback. Yes, I know - how self indulgent eh wot? Well they will be printed on really good paper,...
  • Commented on Vacation
    No doubt OGH will be on his way home real soon now from Orlando, Florida and so is unlikly to need this sage advice on Alligators, but, just in case you should encounter the local 'gators Charlie .. however humane...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    Let’s see if Moods...err, that is to say Moderation... pounces upon this response - don’t know why it happened the last time but I'm not about to Arouse the Wrath of O.G.H s Voice in HIS Absence ... My Mother’s...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    Mods is holding my most recent - not very contentious - post in righteous Limbo just in case, but, in the mean time there’s this item from the Torygraph of today that deserves due consideration before the Scottish Political Singularity...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    My Mother’s family were the Storeys and originated, she said, in The Highlands of Scotland in a Village called Aberfeldy and they were a minor Border Surname that you can still find today, but..Not just the Blue Bonnets bound for...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    Well, about Bloody time too! Or possibly Twit to Woo Too? Labour has, up until now, entirely Failed to produce a definitive election winning strategy that offsets its Beloved Leaders Charisma Deficit. But, at LAST!! .. " Labour calls for...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    Oh, just in case you all missed the significance of one of those photos in the results from that War Criminal Blair Search .. " Blairs to buy Gielgud's former home Tony and Cherie Blair have added a £4 million...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    “Broadmoor” ? You mean that Branch of ' Broadmoor ' that is established... HERE? At... Google search...' Tony Blair house in London' https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tony+blair+house+in+london&client=firefox-a&hs=OOP&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=XT6jU7OLCMfB7AbilIHgCA&ved=0CC0QsAQ&biw=1024&bih=551&dpr=2.5 Chance will be a fine thing on Blair ever being brought before any kind of Court of...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    At this point in the conversation it might be appropriate that we should consider the State of the U.K/British STATE as it is perceived by The Powers that BE in the heavily dominated Male Public School Educated Cabinet of...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    That’s the best Garfunkel and Oates video since “Sex with Ducks” http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDEXPcBI4CJc8&v=EXPcBI4CJc8 Err, which is also NSFW I suppose....
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    Really? Every confidence eh? I have several password entries to limited amount of 'free' otherwise paywalled content on the FT - back when I was employed in a Business School in the UK I used to receive FREE copies...
  • Commented on World Cup: engage Grinch mode now!
    Well, yes, that’s near enough as I understand the original Religious Faction divides but I'd call it a classic family quarrel over the WILL and who gets what ... it’s all Very Middle Class and just reeks of feelings of...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    It occurs to me that this, hereafter linked, response to J.K. Rowlings contribution to the political debate on Scottish Independence and the Yes/No vote might be of interest to the conversation. "An Open Letter To J.K. Rowling " Never fear,...
  • Commented on Schroedinger's Kingdom: the Scottish Political Singularity Explained
    " How about writing a near future novel where the United States absorbs Ireland, Northern Ireland, Whales, England, and Scotland as the 51st-55th states? That's kind of a fantasy of mine. " I'm sure that OGH would produce something original...
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