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Monday, 14 November 2016

New Agenda on Sunday. is out! Edition of 13 November 2016

Good morning everybody.

This e-mail is brought to you from a very sunny St Aubin on the island of jersey

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We rarely travel by air when we go to Jersey, but at this time of year and with a restricted timetable on Condor Ferries, we settled for the flying option when a window of opportunity suddenly arose to allow us to get away for a few days. Flying, airport terminals and the associated mini trauma of transfers is not a new experience for either of us, but we were not rally prepared for the atrocious conditions on the transport between terminal building and aircraft.

The full story is in today’s “New Agenda on Sunday” or on the New Agenda blog at (copy and paste link)

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Another name to add to what seems to be an exceptionally long list of names who have passed away during the course of this year.
Robert Francis Vaughn (November 22, 1932 – November 11, 2016)
Napoleon Solo from U.N.C.L.E, Lee from Magnificent Seven, Albert Stroller from HUSTLE, and many other memorable roles. A talent who will be greatly missed. R I P

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Yet another name this week.
Sir Leslie Ronald "Jimmy" Young CBE(21 September 1921 – 7 November 2016)
When I was a (very young) boy this was one of my fathers favourite records, which he often played. (copy and paste to link)
Sir Leslie Ronald "Jimmy" Young, was a singer who made a number of recordings before he became a disc jockey and radio presenter. Jimmy Young. R I P

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The almost unfathomable vagaries of American politics, have produced Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The Democrats brought this nightmare upon themselves when the Clinton machine and Clinton money, stitched up Bernie Sanders and terminated his bid for the Whitehouse. Sanders was the only candidate who could have beaten Trump but the Democrat/Clinton gerrymandering has condemned the American people together with the rest of the world to the horror of at least 4 years of President Trump. Thanks America or should we thank the Clintons? (Full story at ) (copy and paste link)

For Remembrance day.

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Major John McCrae – 1915

No weather forecast this week, except to say that Jersey (well St Aubin) will be sunny and mild.

Have a nice week.

Look out for the blog which I am still writing under the title of “A story of car hire”. You probably will not believe it, but if you are in Jersey at any time soon, avoid Europcar and their bright red Skoda Citigo.