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MIND THE GAP

By Pete Moore On April 21st, 2019 at 8:55 pm

I learned to look up when I lived in Rome. We tend to look ahead or down, but many of the most fascinating architectural details are placed above us. Looking up is like revealing another dimension. I’ll have to start doing that in forests too, which I love to be in –

I learn from the comments that this is crown shyness: “Crown shyness is a phenomenon observed in some tree species, in which the crowns of fully stocked trees do not touch each other, forming a canopy with channel-like gaps. The phenomenon is most prevalent among trees of the same species, but also occurs between trees of different species. There exist many hypotheses as to why crown shyness is an adaptive behavior, and research suggests that it might inhibit spread of leaf-eating insect larvae.”

THE BBC BEGINS TO STARVE

By Pete Moore On April 21st, 2019 at 7:30 pm

It’s wonderful to discover that more than 880,000 television licences were cancelled last year. Amazon and Netflix are just the first out of the blocks in an unfolding broadcast revolution. The BBC’s archaic business model cannot possibly survive the onslaught.

The BBC is the propaganda HQ of the enemy class, so its demise cannot happen soon enough.

ATW QOTD

By Pete Moore On April 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm

“My best financial decision? Marrying a man with a police pension”

Rosemary Squires reflects on her financial life in The Telegraph. Says it all really. Despite the years of bleating about cuts and austerity, government hasn’t even begun to take a knife to the unbelievably bloated state (parasite) sector.

State pensions are a solid gold time bomb. They’ll one day bankrupt the Treasury. Of course those who preach in favour of the bloated state will be the first to complain when so much tax income is dedicated to pensions that real cuts will have to be made into the police, the NHS and other government monopolies. They’ll have a bloody good moan then.

Easter Mourning

By Mahons On April 21st, 2019 at 1:08 pm

We are often reminded that the world is not a safe place. News reports from Sri Lanka indicate a coordinated attack on Christians and others this Easter weekend with well over 100 dead. No doubt some lunatic evil group will attempt to justify their terror. I leave it to better Christians than myself to forgive the assailants.

ATW OPEN THREAD

By Pete Moore On April 20th, 2019 at 7:08 pm

Phew, it’s thirsty work watching all this rugby in the garden. The PC is perched on a box, I’m perched in a deckchair, the beers are cold and all is good in the world. I hope your weekend is less hectic than mine. Have yourselves an Open Thread then. This one is decorated with a view of Antwerp Central Railway Station.

Tell us what you know –

Today he died for us

By Patrick Van Roy On April 19th, 2019 at 10:12 pm

For over 2000 years we remember this day. The day he gave his life for our souls. He suffered so that we may not.

 

Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Glorium. 

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2019 at 7:22 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

It’s Friday, though it feels like Saturday. It’s a good Friday then, one filled with warm weather and blue skies over Blighty. So I might be out and about this weekend. But not tomorrow afternoon, because Saracens vs Munster of course.

Have yourselves a cracking Easter weekend, whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –

Death of a journalist.

By David Vance On April 19th, 2019 at 3:36 pm

EASTER GREETINGS, FROM CREGGAN

By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2019 at 3:07 pm

A journalist has been shot dead during rioting in Londonderry that police are treating as a “terrorist incident”.

Dissident republicans are being blamed for killing 29-year-old Lyra McKee during rioting after police searches in Derry’s Creggan area on Thursday night.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said the New IRA “are likely to be the ones behind this” and detectives have started a murder inquiry.

Security forces were conducting an operation. Locals rioted to defend the criminals. Lyra McKee was watching from behind police lines when a gun was fired from among the rioters. She was hit in the head and died in hospital. Yet another innocent victim of psychopathic terrorists.

As ever, it’s futile to hope that locals will do the right thing and tell what they know.

IT’S NOT ABOUT CLIMATE

By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2019 at 2:59 pm

They are communists, Marxist-Leninists and Malthusians. They hate those who want to work hard for themselves. They are are anti-wealth (for others), anti-industrial and anti-liberty. They would take away everything you have and make you live cold, dark lives. It’s a all about a sociopathic hatred of mankind. Climate is just the excuse, the fig leaf, the Trojan Horse to get there. Never forget that.