representative democracy", let alone Swiss-style "direct democracy", by allowing at least one MP to attend - that represented an alternative view of the people.
IT would appear that EVEN so-called "representative democracy" IS DEAD in the UK and it would seem rapidly becoming the case in the Eurozone influenced European Union.
From the ONLY man that I still TRUST in British Politics today - Alistair Darling -
Cyprus is doing "everything you should not do" after the tiny country decided to seize around 6.75 per cent from smaller deposits and almost 10 per cent from larger ones.
The country is currently deciding whether to make richer savers pay a bigger proportion of the bill but Mr Darling said the whole idea of taking money from ordinary savers is dangerous.
He said EU should not be letting Cyprus "blow apart" the principle of protecting deposits under €100,000, as people will start pulling their cash out of banks if they fear this elsewhere.
"It seems to me to make it more likely that if you’re a saver in Spain or Italy, if you have a sniff of the EU or the IMF coming your way you’ll take your money out and you’ll get a run on the bank," he told BBC Radio Four's Today programme.
"So what they’re doing is everything you should NOT DO when you’re trying to solve a problem like this."
GOVERMENTS should very definitely
BE afraid of the reactions of their PEOPLES -
and the PEOPLE should not be afraid of voting into
power - GOVERNMENTS
- of the PEOPLE
- by the PEOPLE
- for the PEOPLE
erjoyed when, in 1981, Sony released the much smaller PCM-F1 processor. The PCM-F1 was a small unit, roughly the size of a hardcover dictionary volume. When mated with a VCR (as the recording device), it enabled engineers to build a digital recording system for less than $2,500 - in the era when the alternatives cost more than 10 times as much.
A few years later technology advanced even further, enabling the VCR and digital processor to be reduced considerably in size and to be integrated. The conception of the DAT recorder signaled the end of the Sony F1 era, but we must not forget that its parents were the PCM-F1 and the VCR.
Although this is a Retro Review, I continue to use this vintage product almost daily. Thank you, Sony for pioneering low-cost digital recording, for providing an upgrade path for improving its sound and, most importantly, for building a digital recording system in the '80s that is still running reliably in late 1999.
Dr. Fred Bashour holds a Yale Ph.D. in Music Theory, and is a contributor to Pro Audio Review.
I owned one of these devices myself and was involved in persuading colleagues at London University, to consider the use of the product to download and store, the massive amounts of digital data that the new satellite communications systems, of the day, were generating at the time. This was the first piece of technology on earth, which provided EVERY musician with the capability of storing their music in digital form, for its distribution to ALL that would hear it, without the "permission of the 'LORDS and MASTERS' of the Music Industry"; and the opportunity to cut their musical creation to a compact disc [CD] for distribution to whomever they were pleased to do so. THE TITLE • TV Screen Shot above, was grabbed from a recent episode of Deutschland 83, revolver and all, which I deemed suitable to illustrate the potentiality of the positive use oftechnology, in the face of ALL conflict in space, time and culture. This photograph of my son Jamie was taken at the Old School House in Tackley. The Panasonic Professional Videotape machine was the first of its kind in Tackley and all of our children's friends used to come around to watch in awe, the videotapes of the likes of ET and Starwars; and the SONY kit sits between it and our Artemide "HELMET" Lamp.
in 1997 • when the world had already accepted at COP2 in Geneva the scientific findings on climate change, proffered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its 1995 second assessment • and the Kyoto Protocol was signed by 150 Nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, whilst also being required to prepare policies for the agreed upon reduction in same • as well as his inability to influence George Bush's rejection of the Kyoto Protocol and his subsequent COP involvement as the representative of the peoples of all the nations of the the UK, which culminated in the Bali Action Plan that acknowledged unequivocally that climate cutting emissions and mitigation of climate change was strongly needed • Tony Blair's influence on the global powers that be, with respect for and regard to THE URGENT ACTIONS that needed to BE TAKEN, was insignificant at best, whilst he stuffed his pockets with tax payers cash, for the benefit of himself and his family.
... here we are today in commensurate consideration of the very real ramifications of our nation's actions according to the script of MR. TONY BLAIR, faced with the very consequences of nature's climate crisis and the UK Government's response to nature's SARS pandemic response • at a [TIME] when pensioners are faced with a doubling of their home heating/cooking expenditure • [BE]ing advised that our Lords & Masters will be appointing our ex-PM MR.TONY BLAIR as a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry.