Our room with a view Kathmandu (three weeks ago)

April 27, 2015 by

That was the view from our Kathmandu hotel window three and a half weeks ago. Not the best hotel in the area, but friendly, and you could open the shutters and there was Patan Durbar Square. Now?

See http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/04/26/3651327/nepal-earthquake/

A crying shame. I fear for our hotel. It was pretty wonky. Even if didn’t collapse and none of the family owners was killed they won’t be taking bookings any time soon. Yes, a crying shame.

Officials: Sumatran rhino is extinct in the wild in Sabah

April 24, 2015 by

Hugh Paxton’s Blog has sad news.

Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 2:54 PM
To: Hugh
Subject: Officials: Sumatran rhino is extinct in the wild in Sabah

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/0423-hance-sumatran-rhino-sabah-extinct.html

New post The Light at The End of a Dark Day

April 23, 2015 by

Some positive thinking in a traffic jam. Courtesy of TheGirl! I once saw a solar eclipse in a Bangkok car snarl up. No camera. That’s life! I like her rainbow!

Subject: [New post] The Light at The End of a Dark Day

TheGirl posted: "Matched my mood perfectly when I snapped this today. Long, dark, and dreary; hours on the road fighting heavy traffic and the elements. Then I realize that there is a silver lining to every cloud, a light at the end of tunnel, and the sun will come out to"

New post on TheReporterandTheGirlMINUSTheSuperMan!

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The Light at The End of a Dark Day

by TheGirl

Matched my mood perfectly when I snapped this today. Long, dark, and dreary; hours on the road fighting heavy traffic and the elements. Then I realize that there is a silver lining to every cloud, a light at the end of tunnel, and the sun will come out tomorrow.

S.C Rhyne

#WordlessWednesday

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Sweet Home Louisiana: My brothers neighbours fungus or protoctist like lava blobs!

April 23, 2015 by

Hugh Paxton’s Blog loves messages like this. Is it a protocist ? Or is it not?

From: Charles Paxton Subject: Fungus or protoctist like lava blobs!

Hello,

All well here, I hope all well with you. I thought you might like this remarkable creature – fungus or protoctist, I don’t know.

Also a Poquito Squash is flowering already!

Love XXXXX

Brigitte’s Pick: South Africa – Makes you wonder!

April 23, 2015 by

Hugh Paxton’s Blog has to agree with Brigitte. It does make you wonder!

Over to her!

London Times Quote of the Week

Interesting point of view of Affirmative Action:

“South Africa is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in the favour of the majority who has complete political control. The fact that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a 9% minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth making structures, such that their only solution is to take it from others.”

Finally, a word recently coined to describe South Africa’s current political situation:

Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy)

– A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Brigitte’s Pick: There’s another Hugh Paxton

April 23, 2015 by

Hugh Paxton’s Blog finds Brigitte annoying. That’s why I love her. This Hugh Paxton isn’t me. Honestly! It isn’t! I haven’t been to California for ages. The first Hugh Paxton looks dull. Probably nice. The second! Wow! That Hugh Paxton has decided to be different.

Time to suit up in my fairy costume and hang upside down from the fan with candles in my ears. After that I plan to go to bed.

Hugh

From: Brigitte Alpers [mailto:imagine2@iway.na]
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:06 PM
To: Hugh Paxton; Andre Gast
Subject: fb

so Hugh

I see you not on facebook? what up with that?

could have mistaken you for this one here (bottom one)..but he lives in California..

Birds PDF

April 21, 2015 by

Hugh Paxton’s Blog suggests that you stop what you are doing and go away somewhere a bit more interesting. With birds. If you are in London that excursion could be no further than your back garden. The city, thanks to everybody sticking bird feeders in their domestic slice of England’s green and pleasant land, has rather organically evolved into one of the principle bird sanctuaries in Europe. If you want to see a toucan, however, you may need to scramble, get air-borne and take flight for more tropic climes. I would strongly suggest Guatemala. Although if you want to see the splendid flashes of colour offered by parakeets you could take a Thames riverside stroll in the vicinity of Hampton Court palace. Andy Luck of www.wildopeneye.com sees them on a daily basis while taking his dog for a frolic. I saw them, too. He wasn’t fibbing and they were really an asset. This is story I wrote for All Nippon Airlines. If you missed the flights and the mag, Wingspan, here it is! If you are a fanatic and have two people to carry it for you, buy the book!

Cheers from Hugh! In Bangkok!

#W02(’15)_WWW_01.pdf

PS Nothing proofread as yet or italics set.

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Steve’s Guide to Vegetable Worship

April 20, 2015 by

Originally posted on Hugh Paxton's Blog:

I was so taken by the idea of Onion worship, that I turned my mind to researching other vegetables that people have felt the urge to worship… Imagine my amazement when I came across the following:
The Cabbage and Parsnip Worshippers Cult: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2208880808

So, there we have it. If you can eat it, you can worship it as well!

Enjoy.

Cheers,

Steve

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Andre’s Bit: FINALLY, A DEFINITION OF THE TERM “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!

April 20, 2015 by

Hugh Paxton’s Blog has to admit that the definition of PC has been a bit of a misted, ambiguous, lawyer infested, ignore white people, shout down alternative opinions, moral, intellectual and culturally self-destructive wasteland. Where did this PC start? Here is the root of all confusion regarding its source. PC it certainly isn’t! But you can see its beginnings. Denying free speech! In this case possibly a good idea.

From: Andre Gast [mailto:imagine1@iway.na]
Subject: FW: FINALLY, A DEFINITION OF THE TERM "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS!

For the last six odd years, almost all of the things I wanted to write or say, have been stymied by a recently coined term referred to as "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"! Although I consider myself rather fluent in the English language, that term was not in my vocabulary. My curiosity got the best of me and I decided to do a littleresearch and after two weeks of chasing fruitless leads, I found what I’d been looking for at the Truman Library and Museum in Independence Missouri. A unnamed source there sent me of four telegrams that were between Harry Truman and Douglas MacArthur on the day before the actual signing of the SurrenderAgreement. The contents of those four telegrams below are exactly as received, not a word has been added or deleted!

(1) Tokyo,Japan

0800-September 1,1945

To: President Harry S Truman

From: General D A MacArthur

Tomorrow we meet with those yellow bellied bastards and sign the Surrender Documents, any last minute instructions!

(2) Washington, D C

1300-September 1, 1945

To: D A MacArthur

From: H S Truman

Congratulations, job well done, but you must tone down your obvious dislike of the Japanese when discussing the terms of the surrender with the press, because some of your remarks are fundamentally not politically correct!

(3) Tokyo, Japan

1630-September 1, 1945

To: H S Truman

From: D A MacArthur and C H Nimitz

Wilco Sir, but both Chester and I are somewhat confused, exactly what does the term politically correct mean?

(4) Washington, D C

2120-September 1, 1945

To: D A MacArthur/C H Nimitz

From: H S Truman

Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!

A Monday Morning Smile: Annabel and elephants

April 20, 2015 by

Monday morning blues? Hugh Paxton’s Blog gives you my beloved daughter, Annabel, and elephants!

Good times on a Monday in Nepal!

Cheers!

Hugh


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