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

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Time to invoke the Rule of Two

 The Rule of Two tells us that nature always requires a minimum of two solutions to most problems, if not all. This requirement is a condition of the nature given paradox derived from the there being two, rather than one, square root of one, unity.

See:   https://www.kevilldavies.com/2009/12/rule-of-two.html

The worldwide pandemic caused by Covid19 might offer an opportunity to test this theory as world leaders wrestle with a global threat to humanity. Although vaccines are on stream to counter the current threat there is no certainty that more and deadlier strains will not emerge. It remains to be seen how they will react if the situation deteriorates. At what stage does the world unite against a common foe?

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Apsaras Trilogy

 Are you looking for a good read to entertain you during the lockdowns? Look no further than this compilation of the three full novels of the 'Apsaras' series.

Priced at just 6$ for download to your e reader, this represents excellent value for money giving hours of pleasure. 



Follow Jack Benson's adventures following his founding of a refuge for disadvantaged women in Thailand.

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Friday, 8 January 2021

Trumped

 This blog once had high hopes of the Trump presidency. It held the possibility of political power moving from the hands of career politicians, those who made a living entirely from the public purse, to a man who had lived and thrived in the real world of commerce. Sadly, he also brought to his office the traditions and misconceptions of a tyrant, incapable of compromise or rational debate.

He was right about one thing, though. That in a democracy electoral fraud is not only possible but exists worldwide and almost certainly was present in this presidential election. The price of failure is now so great that desperate measures are taken even in the most advanced nations, especially when the contest is so delicately balanced.

Biden is said to have won with 52% of the vote. Not a big victory; roughly the same as the British vote taking the Country out of Europe by the same margin. 52% for Brexit. This bi-partite stasis gives rise to heightened tension.

This electoral polarisation amply demonstrates my rule of two which states that any natural system, open for options, will eventually settle down to present just two alternatives.

see: https://www.kevilldavies.com/2009/12/rule-of-two.html


I suggest that this situation could lead to problems in Democratic countries that will not constrain those such as China and Russia where decision making does not involve prolonged debate. That said, the US experiment with a 'supreme' leader did not end well.


Monday, 4 January 2021

Sex-for-rent

 A report by the Daily Mail suggests that since March 2020, 30,000 cases have been reported of landlords asking or demanding sex in exchange for rent or payment of rent arrears

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9105215/Preyed-sex-rent-landlords-Men-touting-rooms-exchange-sexual-favours.html


In a sense, where a voluntary agreement exists, this amounts to bartering, one service for another, but where it is not agreed then the landlord is effectively becoming a pimp and forcing his tenant into prostitution. He is then, effectively, living on immoral earnings. The situation is exacerbated by the pandemic.

Where such cases can be proven can the perpetrators be executed and failing that can they have their properties confiscated and awarded to the victims free of charge.

Sunday, 3 January 2021

Bitcoin? What's the point?

 What is the point of Bitcoin? One has heard of it for a few years; people have claimed to make 'real' money trading with bitcoins and the inventor, is said to be worth 6 billion dollars through his holding of bitcoins.

The problem I have with these crypto currencies is that they exist, it seems to me, to make money for a limited few people without actually making anything, providing a meaningful service or exploiting mineral resources. In other words it is a way of making money for making money's sake without having to do any work. It may also be a device for avoiding paying relevant taxes. It is difficult to avoid the suspicion that the motive for the existence of crypto currencies is greed.

As with other schemes such as share trading, (as opposed to share holding) for each successful deal yielding a gain there must be a corresponding loser and most likely it will be someone who can ill afford a loss.  

 

Sunday, 27 December 2020

Post Brexit expat discontent

 Now that a deal has been reached between the UK and the EU the expats are uneasy. The press is full of reports of people, especially those with overseas property, worried about their and their family's status under the new reality. I imagine that most of these folk are 'remainers' but their frustrations and worries are, I suggest, almost always a case of me, me, me. MY property; MY way of life.

They pay no heed to the majority of home-based Brits, fed up being ruled by a bunch of self-serving, gravy feeding wasters taking huge salaries and even bigger pensions whilst overseeing a scandal ridden economy that no self respecting auditor can sign off. The moaners fret over their own residential status often living in two Countries, anxious to avoid paying tax in either, worried that their little Johnny will not have the advantages of unhindered travel and education. Why do they not think of what is best for the UK and not them? Why do they not imagine that the UK is now better off, free to trade around the world including the many English speaking Commonwealth Countries, unhindered by the masses of red tape that stifle EU  commerce.

I shall be very surprised if the UK under Johnson's leadership does not, after a brief hiatus, go on to shine as opposed to the growing discontent amongst many of the remaining 27 states of the EU, fed up with pandering to the ambitions of the Germans and French. Once again it is the Brits that lead but who will follow?

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Heathrow 3 gets the go-ahead.

 The UK Supreme Court has now ruled in favour of a third runway for Heathrow Airport. How many years has that taken?  A ludicrous time-scale that ensures that what nobody really wanted is now out-of-date anyway. 

It's the same with the railways as HS2 gets the go ahead, thirty or more years after the Japanese, for example, had the 'bullet' train.

 Its all too late.

By the time HS2 and Heathrow's third runway are built they will be largely obsolete as the world's population adapts to the new challenges of coronavirus' and climate change. There is a clue in the new order of business. No steelmakers, no engineering giants and diminishing number of oil companies. The richest companies in the world are dominated by new, internet driven, businesses where the consumers don't need to travel. Everything is done online.


TOP 8 Most Valuable Companies in the world

#1. Saudi Aramco. $1,685 bln.

#2. Microsoft. $1,359 bln.

#3. Apple inc. $1,286 bln.

#4. Amazon Inc. $1,233 bln.

#5. Alphabet Inc. $919 bln.

#6. Facebook. $584 bln.

#7. Alibaba Group. $545 bln.

#8. Tencent. $510 bln.


The only industry that will require regular travel is the holiday business and this could be heavily affected by the two challenges listed above. 

I suggest that the world is on the cusp of new technology that will introduce new flight, road and rail options that will hasten change and the demise of HS2. It will ultimately prove to be a waste of public money.


Saturday, 5 December 2020

Crunch time

 As the post Brexit negotiations on a new trade deal between the UK and the EU reach crunch time, it seems that success  can only achieved if one side backs down. The UK team are determined that in any deal they should never lose the ability, as an independent country, to be free of European controls including the jurisdiction of the European Courts. On the other hand, the European negotiators are mindful that they have to answer to the individual requirements of the other twenty-seven Countries in the bloc. Nobody wants to be accused of selling their side down the river.

It has come to this impasse. Who will blink first?

If nobody blinks then it could be argued that both sides lose as they trade under world trade rules with tariffs and duties etc. Continental fishermen will be excluded from British waters patrolled by Royal Navy vessels. British exporters will face mind numbing delays at borders as a slighted France under an embittered President Macron, exacts his perverse revenge on what he considers perfidious Albion. The Irish will call foul using the Belfast Agreements to scourge the Brits and solicit the help of ex-Irishman Joe Biden, US President elect, to put the boot in. How they will all love to trash the Brits for having the temerity to quit the failing EU project and seek prosperity in the wider English speaking world, How they must hate that the Brits are ahead of the world in vaccinating against covid19 and developing new cures. How they must hate that the Brits will survive and prosper.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Social Engineering

Have you noticed how television adverts have suddenly become an exercise in social engineering. In the cause of 'inclusivity' and 'diversity', almost every advertisement includes people of ethnic background, physical disability, sexual orientation and multi-cultural nuclear family composition. Sometimes, all of them at the same time. 

In order to ensure that all the population feel relevant to the message, a distorted image of the Country emerges, deliberately designed to change people's perceptions of what they OUGHT to believe. Mixed marriages are not the norm and yet the advertisements would lead you to imagine that they are. Eighty-seven percent of the UK are defined as white British but you would never believe it to see adverts that reflect the trend of 'wokeness' sweeping through the land. The same could be said of television programming where there has been a sudden influx of ethnic, disabled, homosexual presenters. There is nothing wrong with this, per se, and no one questions their skills, competency and abilities; it is the sheer numbers that provoke the feeling that the population are being subjected to a social engineering project. Don't comply and you are categorised as a racist, fascist or Nazi, often resulting in being hounded out of work.

Everybody, except those guilty of anti-social behaviour (eg criminals), should be treated fairly in all aspects of life, but the cause of the minorities is not furthered by promoting distorted images of life that alienates the compassionate and humane British people.

Woke people argue that the British are a 'mongrel' breed anyway and shouldn't object to ethnic minorities. What they are forgetting is that the British peoples are made up of new blood introduced by conquering nations such as the Romans, Normans and vikings. This is markedly different from immigrant invasion; conquerors have a right to be heard. 

Thursday, 5 November 2020

is Covid nature's response to earth's over population?

 In June 2019, this blog posted some thoughts on population control. 

See: https://www.kevilldavies.com/2019/06/overpopulation-some-jumbled-thoughts.html

It is strangely prescient as Covid19 decimates huge numbers of people around the globe. Typically of natural remedies, the old, the infirm and the vulnerable seem to be at the forefront of the deaths as Nature follows the mantra of 'survival of the fittest'. Sadly nature doesn't discriminate and the 'fittest' may not include the righteous. Prayers are therefore useless as nature has no ears to hear the pleas of the pious hopefuls.

As earth's population continues to grow unabated, Nature will intervene; not only with new viruses but, as the previous blog indicates, natural disasters of increasing severity.