Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Volokh Conspiracy - Bugliosi on the Kennedy Assasination:

This tape shows a discussion in New York City with Vincent Bugliosi who published a book in May 2007, to put to rest all the conspiracy theories on the assassination of President Kennedy over the past 44 years.

However as reported in Telegraph.co.uk dated 02.07.2007 Lee Harvey Oswald could not have acted alone according to a new study by Italian weapons experts of the type of rifle Oswald used in the shootings. In fresh tests of the Mannlicher-Carcano bolt-action weapon supervised by the Italian army, it was found impossible for even an accomplished marksman to fire the shots quickly enough, and this will fuel continuing theories that Oswald was part of a larger conspiracy to murde the 35th American president on 22 November 1963.

The official Warren Commision inquiry concluded that Oswald was a lone gunman who fired three shots with a Carcano M91/38 bolt-action reifle in 8.3 seconds.

But when the Italian team test-fired the identical model of the gun, they were unable to load and fire three shots in less than 19 seconds - suggesting that a second gunman must have been present in Dealey Plaza, central Dallas on that day.

Taken from : "Oswald had no time to fire all Kennedy bullets "
By Tim Shipman in Washington for the Sunday Telegraph 02/07/2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

LEVITATION.org - how to perform the King Levitation

Check this out, I watched David Blaine " Street Magic " film on TV, and he levitated.... there are apparently many ways to achieve this, incredible or am I gullible?

Friday, May 04, 2007

Kathrine Hamnet meets George Bush in 2007 to make a point.

He looks rather puzzled as well he might. This lady was a maverick dress deigner from the 1980's who used to embarrass governments with her T-shirt slogans, now she is dragging the rest of the fashion world up to her ethical standards by persuading Tescos to stock her organic clothing range. She is a one-off, interested in Budddhism and building a concentrated solar-powered, low-tech power station in Africa. A remarkable woman.

Guardian Monthly - May 2007

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Garbo - real name " Greta Gustafsson " a beautiful Swedish girl who enthralled America. Greta Garbo became famous for being aloof, blase and sophisticated. She started in silent movies and her silence was eloquent. But she shunned fame and became an enigma a woman of mystery to this day.

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

My membership Card for 2007 ( with the new Economia ) big deal

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Smiling Four at Christmas 2006 in Jaspers, luckily we did not post the next one where four tongues were visible
Lovely photograph, lovely people.
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Friday, January 05, 2007


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This is the new Logo of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the previous one was rather " old fashioned " she is named Economia

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

My first three cars.

Firstly the view from the driving seat of " The Beetle " which was an Austin Seven Special 1929,
then a 4 seater Austin 7 with hood, called " Susie " and finally my Austin 6/16 coachbuilt two Seater with a dickey-seat, showing my BARC badge. ( British Automobile Racing Club )

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Saturday, November 11, 2006


My mother Ethel Phyllis Harris at age say 19, she was born in Wiltshire and eventually married my father and lived in Old Town, Eastbourne where I was born in 1933. We should always treasure our mother, and I miss mine since she died in 1969. I have a huge framed copy of this photo, and I shall never forget her.
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Michel and Diana - early 1960's

These photographs were taken about 40 years ago, and we haven't worn that well when looking in the mirror now ! I have recently acquired an Epson Perfection V100 Scanner ( 3200 x 9600 dpi Optical Resolution ) and this enables me to store selectively my old pre-Digital photos. Playtime is here again.
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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sunset in Brighton 22 September 2006

Diana and I spent 2 nights at "The Old Ship" in Brighton, Sussex, England, and this is the view from the Palace Pier at 17.30 on day two. Brighton is very cosmopolitan, brash and noisy. We had a good meal at Moshi Moshi a Japanese restaurant near the Lanes. The vegetarian restaurant "Food for Friends" which we had enjoyed in year 2000, had changed and the original owner Simon Hope had sold it. The original Cafe had become a more upmarket Restaurant and we were a bit disappointed... I was hoping to move to an apartment in the city of Brighton & Hove, but maybe it is too cheap & cheerful & noisy & grubby. Also expensive. MHK
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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Ball Control by Jessica and Charlie

Notice the Hibiscus behind Jessica as she keeps the ball in the air with skill and concentration.Charlie is also keeping his eye 0n the ball, and the Hibiscus near him has a fantastic huge plate-like flower. Also notice the Danone Actimel he has just drunk for his good bacteria !
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Clare Vanessa

Clare is my younger daughter, who is the lead nurse for the Community Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit of the Mendip Primary Care Trust.
They provide a service to promote recovery and lifestyle change after heart problems. She lives in Bath with Andrew her partner, who is a computer programmer, and their son Sam and daughter Isabel.
My older daughter Louise was shown on 3 March 2006 in Japan, and I publish both these photographs because both our girls are very lovely. ( Mind you I am biased )
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Bee lands on Poppy

This white poppy had two bees inside the petals, and another was landing on 06.06.06. Posted by Picasa I think this is one of my best photos!

Monday, May 29, 2006

An Antique Shop in Paris - 23 May 2006

This skeleton was for sale in the window of an Antique Showroom near to the Louvre. There was also the skeleton of a dog, but my shot of him was obscured by the flash from the window. Nice for the Salon ! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Design for a Poster

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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Diana and " The Count "

This car was my fourth car, purchased for £30 when I was in the Royal Navy circa 1957. A 1931 Austin Six 1 - 6 cylinder 2 seater with a " dickey seat " in the boot and a bench seat up front, with a gear lever knob the size of a cricket ball. It had a huge double fender or bumper at the front and a spare wheel in the offside running board. This photograph was taken on Good Friday at the annual marbles championships.

The body was coachbuilt with a fabric covered roof, and the car was very heavy so the performance was not brilliant, it also had cable brakes and so it would have been very dangerous to insist on your right of way when I approached a zebra crossing, and luckily nobody ever did.
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Saturday, May 13, 2006


This is my scribbles over many years on one page, and if you ask me what it means .......well I suppose it is random thoughts, aspirations, plans, hopes, wishes etc etc and if you have to define it then it is almost impossible.... Really it is just me ! Posted by Picasa


One of my pictures, which the Tate has been trying to acquire for ages, maybe I will leave it to the museum in my will. Ha! Ha! Ha! Posted by Picasa


Charlie is my Grandson ( but he calls me Michel ) he seems to be enchanted with the flowers, actually he loves animals and slugs and worms etc. This was taken when he was about two years old, and now he is nine. Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 12, 2006

Rubber Balls

These balls have mainly been extracted from people's ears ! I f you have hearing problems or a pain in your ears, well it may be that you have a ball or balls there. I can manage to extract these ( and this is the Truth ) and this photograph proves this to be a fact. And they look lovely. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Facts, Truth, Lies and Fiction


The Shorter OED (2 Volumes) says...... A thing done or performed (1815).... something that has really occured ( as distinct from conclusions ) (1632).....Truth; reality (1581)..... Legal meaning = The circumstances and incidents of a case, as distinct from their legal bearing (1718.)

So it seems that Truth and Fact come together, but when swearing in court we say ...The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, yet not long ago a diplomat giving evidence admitted that " he had been economical with the truth" how does this square with the main definition of a fact above and truth below ?


The OED says........ Conformity with fact; agreement with reality; accuracy; correctness (of statement or thought) 1570 ; Genuineness


The OED says........To speak falsely.....To convey a false impression.....To be deceptive.

My case is that we all lie most of the time, often without realising it, we are economical with the truth!
Also although it may be a fact that something has occured, the truth behind that occurance as to how, why, and by whom is often far from certain. And as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so truth can have many variations for different people.


OED says........Invention as opposed to fact......Fictitious composition now mainly novels and stories.....A supposition known to be at variance with fact.


Some facts are certain, but there are many versions of the truth, most people lie most of the time, even if the lies are "white", and though fiction may be invented, it is often based on facts.

So what does any of that prove? Lovely picture though .....See below " TRUTH "


Wednesday, May 03, 2006



This painting " Truth " is by Jules Joseph Lefebvre and dates from 1870 and is in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, and if this is a representation of truth I like it!

The Empire State Building - NYC

Click here for the Empire State site - 75 years old - May 1931 to May 2006

If you click the above you will access the New York Times website, and try playing the video on the 75th Anniversary of the Empire State Building, which is now the largest skyscraper in New York, and by far the most impressive. The building was constructed in 13 months ( without overtime ) during the depression which followed the stock market crash of 1929.

Enjoy the experience ! MHK 03.05.2006 ( Charlie's Birthday - Happy Birthday Charlie )

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Our Lady of Chartres from the North-West and the South East.

Notice how the transcepts form a beautiful cross
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From " Chartres - The Making of a Miracle " by Colin Ward, London, The Folio Society, 1986. This cathedral is the greatest human artefact of the western world and it's treasures are inexhaustible. A century ago Walter Pater called it " a world to explore " as if one explored the entire Middle Ages.
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