Novelist. Author of APSARAS and tales from the beautiful Saigh Valley. First person to quantify spiritual values.

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Saturday, 12 September 2009


WHY do people hoot their car
horns when they arrive and
leave their friends' houses?
I only ask because I want to
I live in a cul-de-sac which ought to be a little
backwater, a quiet haven away from the
hustle and bustle of the playa. To settle in a
lounger with a beer in hand and look over
the Med is one of life's little pleasures. Until,
that is, one's reverie is broken by the raucous
hooting of a horn that announces an
arrival or departure. It may be that they are
guests announcing their arrival for lunch or
dinner. If so, why hoot? You're going to be
on their doorstep in a few seconds. Why
announce it to everyone within a kilometre's
If, as is more likely, the hooters are telling
people in an apartment that they have
arrived to pick them up, how are they meant
to know it's you? Too idle to get out of their
car and knock on the door, the visitor sits
and hoots ... several times if necessary,
because I observe that patience is normally
short in these instances.
If several people are all being picked up
at the same time by different people and the
visitors hoot their arrival, imagine the cacophany
of sound that invades the ears of
bystanders. Why not synchronise it? Six different
makes of car might synchronise their
hooting to create an identifiable tune.
I have friends who also hoot when leaving.
Why? You've just said your farewells
with a peck on the cheek and a handshake.
Why get in the car, wave through an open
window and HOOT, for good measure, as
you leave?
It's noise pollution, plain and simple and I
would like the practice vilified and stamped

MY wife and I were walking passed what
used to be called the 'Buddha' bar the
other evening at about 8pm. It is now
called the 'Santo Pecado'.
The noise coming from the bar was the
same as what we often hear at 2am,
especially at the weekends. The boom
boom, head banging cacophany, these
days so beloved of the Spanish bars,
could be heard all along the paseo.
Curious, I put my head inside and found
it empty. Not a soul. A quick scan along
the paseo told me that there were few
people under the age of thirty passing
by. Why were they polluting the paseo
with this awful noise; it couldn't be
called music by any stretch of the imagination?
I wanted to suggest to them to
try some music that was gentle on the
ears to attract a wider audience; draw in
some of the people that were passing
with a tune that had some semblance of
a melody, but I reckoned I'd be wasting
my time. The point is they were empty
for a reason. They had no business at a
time when I'd have thought they needed
to be busy before the quieter times
arrive. Am I a MOG, a miserable old git?
You tell me. Meanwhile, I shall watch
their progress with interest.

Are you a ´MOG´? Or do some things really drive you up the wall?
Don´t suffer in silence, get it off your chest and tell us all about it!


THE devastation caused by the recent fires
around Mojacar is very evident. Following a
prolonged period of drought, the surrounding
vegetation was very dry and susceptable
to ignition from lightning. With the
exception of those parts affected by the ice
ages, this natural cycle of death and rebirth
has been repeated around the globe for millions
of years.
Now imagine how serious it would be if
these fires could start so easily in green
vegetation. That it doesn't is due to a quirk
of nature and involves the advantageous
percentage of oxygen in our atmosphere.
Let me explain.
When the earth was originally formed, the
atmosphere was mostly methane, and the
gaseous oxides of carbon, oxygen only
being formed with the arrival of early photosynthesising
plants. The earth's current
atmosphere contains 21% Oxygen and has
been stable at this level for millions of
The probability of lightning causing a forest
fire, say, increases 70% for every 1%
rise in oxygen concentration, so that by a
level of 35%, ignition of green vegetation is
likely. It is unlikely that any vegetation not
under water could survive for long in oxygen
concentrations above 25%.
This miraculous good fortune for the
human race does not stop here. Oxygen is
toxic to humans in higher concentrations,
but at current levels is essential for the
development and running of human brains,
which use up 20% of the oxygen in the
The formation of another form of oxygen,
called ozone, is also essential for life.
Without its screening effect, all surface
dwelling life, except some primitive microorganisms,
would be impossible due to the
bombardment of the planet by lethal cosmic

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

More UFO news

Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of Japan's premier-in-waiting Yukio Hatoyama, has claimed that her soul went to Venus with aliens.

'While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus,' Miyuki Hatoyama, , wrote in a book published last year.

'It was a very beautiful place and it was really green.'

This story may be fanciful, but it is one told in different ways by thousands of people from all walks of life, all over the world. Surely, it is time to say that there simply is too much evidence for the existence of ufos to dismiss these sightings as the fantasy of cranks.

Scientists at the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, China, observed a strange object in the sky whilst observing a solar eclipse on 22nd July. They are devoting some time and man power to fully investigate what was observed.
I hope they keep an open mind, because if they look to find explanations using the concepts of modern science they won't find one. They need to accept my New Cosmology theory and look for the secrets of negative dimensions behind the Veil of Reality. That we humans don't always see ufos is because our brains cannot see beyond the Veil into our parallel universe where dimensions are measured in terms of 'i', the square root of minus one. Ufos are objects that we normally cannot see which are operated by entities, so technologically advanced that they can choose which universe to appear in.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009


Water The next war

IN THE last two editions I have outlined
some fears about the two cornerstones of
Western life, Democracy and Capitalism. I
want, now, to pursue this theme with an
argument for the return of some nationalization
of industry.
Although, in the past, it has served the
West well, Capitalism has been undermined
by the greed of the Banks and failure of
stock and commodity markets to regulate
the way they are run.
Now, it has all come to grief, many of the
UK banks are partially nationalized and I
ask if this is, in fact, something to be
pleased about. Are banks too important to
be left in the hands of people who haven't
the Nation's interests at heart?
Nationalisation of industry was once considered
anathema to the Capitalists, but
now, as Andalucia considers privatising the
water industry I wonder if this is wise. Would
it be in the public interest?
One reason for a nationalised industry is
that it is simply in the public interest. An
example in the UK is the Royal Mail.
Another reason for having a nationalised
industry is to protect it from exploitation by a
possible enemy or economic competitor.
If we look at the UK we can see that in
times of conflict the Country will be at the
mercy of those in control of not only water,
but fuel & energy supplies (The Russians
are already flexing their muscles), steel and
even the very ammunition and weapons
needed to fight the war.
Returning to water, we may not have to
wait very long to see conflict over this vital
resource. In the last edition of the, Ric Polansky in a thoughtful article
suggested that mankind is predisposed
to fight wars. I'm inclined to agree; all creatures
naturally protect their interests including
territory and resources and man is no
Other commentators, not least on a
recent BBC programme, have recently
been speculating that the next big wars will
be fought over water supply. Examples
include the Jordan valley where water levels
in Lake Galilee have fallen dramatically,
and the building of the new Merowe dam in
Sudan, disrupting the annual Nile flood in
Egypt. Around the world, rising populations
and land usage for agriculture will place
ever greater demands on water supply. In
Israel, if levels in Lake Galilee fall further,
the waters might become salt contaminated
sparking conflict with Judan and Syria.
Since 1929,a British brokered 'Colonial'
agreement gave Egypt rights to the waters
of the Nile. This was reinforced in 1959
when Sudan was also given rights, but
restricted abstraction by the upstream
states. Now Ethiopia, Uganda and others
are challenging the accord as being out of
step with the modern reality. The problem
for Egypt is that it has no alternative water
supply; unlike the UK for example it has no
rainfall. Therefore, although a Nile Basin
Initiative was set up to reach agreement
between all the interested countries, no
agreement has been reached. This should
come as no surprise because the Egyptians
cannot afford to step back from their current
position. Already, reduced flood waters
have meant no new silt deposits, so that for
the first time in 5000 years of Egyptian civilization,
farmers are having to use fertilizers,
forcing up the costs of food production
and therefore prices.
With the population of the nations that
share the Nile expected to rise from 300
million to 600 million in the next 25 years,
some commentators suggest that Egypt will
have no other viable option but to fight for
its water.
With climate change likely to alter rainfall
patterns around the globe, I ask is this the
right time for Andalucia to be releasing control
of its water supply through privatisation.
I only ask because I want to know.
Kevill Davies
Author of 'Apsaras', available from
online bookshops.

You read it here first!!

TODAY 27th August it is reported in the
Daily Telegraph and elsewhere that
Lord Turner, Chairman of the Financal
Services authority, is recommending
that because the Banks are 'Socially
useless', City specific taxes should be
introduced to curb bonuses.
In the last issue of READER.ES,
Thunderer suggested just that.
Readers of READER.ES hear of it first.
Lord Turner also agreed that City
income represented far too big a proportion
of the British economy. We all
once felt proud that 'Invisible earnings'
made up for the shortfall we had in
other international trading even if we
didn't really understand what it meant.
Now we see that the country has been
living on income akin to 'Immoral earnings'
except that no service is provided.

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