Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

Europe and “The Meaning of Life”

Stay or leave: it’s up to us to make up our own minds between now and the 23rd. June!

one of the Editor’s favourite Monty Python sketches .. nudge nudge .. it’s about ‘leaving’ 😉

continued ..

Satire: sailing over the horizon: a step too far?

read on ..

 

Nick 🙂

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Cottingham tv’s Work-out Guide to becoming Healthy, Wealthy and Wise in 2016

You’d better shape-up!

Make these tips your New Year’s Resolution!

Myth-buster #1: you don’t have to be wealthy to grow your wealth!

Just don’t leave your savings in a big 4  bank!

The Art (and the philosophy) of economical living: the longest journey starts with a single first step!

It’s the little and the big things that matter! Look after the pennies.. look after your health! 

We’ll start with becoming wise, as you’ve got to wise up and grasp the nettle and smell the coffee before you can begin to shape up financially – and shape-up health-wise to be able to enjoy the benefits of being in financial shape!

The world is a profoundly unfair place*, with undue rewards placed on those who can manage their finances and undue penalties placed on those who can’t!

With these few basic tips, learn how to become prosperous

learn how to live within modest and humble means!

There is a widespread belief held by Socialists that money doesn’t count, isn’t important – ask their past Chancellors! “I come from a long tradition of politicians”, one of whom recently admitted, “where they can’t and don’t add-up!”

The clock is ticking towards your retirement – act now! Take back control of your finances!

Wise-up and watch your wealth grow!

There is a widely-held belief that living maxed-out in debt is good for you! Don’t be fooled! Cut up those credit cards and stay in credit, not debt!

Make money out of the banks: don’t let the banks make money out of you!

Learn how to live more economically: don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t shop ‘till you drop on your plastic cards without being able to pay them back in a couple of months, don’t run a brand new car on credit, don’t holiday abroad on credit! Don’t over-indulge yourself on credit!

Marry the right person

– have a pre-nup!

Get your inheritance managed financially before the crunch comes!

The only winners at the end of the day are the banks, the State – and of course the lawyers! #PleaseNotThem

Don’t use the high street banks to hold your savings – they make a fortune out of the poor, the un-wise and the old!

Buy Gold to save long-term, not PEPs!

Despite a bitterly cold evening, many shoppers were still out and about the busy center of Cottingham this evening – and the lights were looking as splendid as ever!

As ever, we take a slightly philosophical and seasonal editorial slant … to provoke thought

Approaching the Lights from Hallgate – under a full moon! (top center)

Cottingham.tv warning: beware the Were-Rabbit!

Panning-round to view the Cottingham Methodist Church and street-level view – also approaching the lights from Hallgate

Panning-round from Cottingham Green to view the Lights in King Street

As you can see, this year we’ve got a better camera!

Older Calendars than the Gregorian Calendar – we use today in The Christian West at least – were based on the cycles of the Moon and many were steeped in superstition! But one would make a mistake to generalize and sensationalize too much! Dan Brown in his book “The da Vinci Code” used a writers technique of divide and conquer (binary) analysis based on historical research taken at face-value to make statements and assertions that were not derived from a full historical analysis and he was accused of over-simplifying and adding cause and effect to create sensationalism. His books do make terrific reading however – and the films are great too!

The scientist in me asserts that all religion and superstition are based on a different foundation from today’s ‘rational’ reality – albeit commercialized.

Are you willing to believe a bit at Christmas?

What do you think? or .. what do you believe?

Nick