The Daily Tulip – News From Around The World
Sunday 30th September 2018
The Final Publication
Good Morning Gentle Reader…. Today will be the final publication of The Daily Tulip. Ever since I started writing the Tulip, I have had problems with Facebook, who seem to consider this newsletter about what is/was happening around the world to be Spam, and as a result, every five days or so I get restricted and cannot share the news with other groups and pages that I am a member of.
This restricting and blocking has coincided with Facebook asking me to “Boost” the publication by paying money to do so, I reject their offer, and low and behold, I am restricted and or blocked from sharing. I have always thought “Sharing” was a fundamental and core part of Facebook’s philosophy, but, it seems “Sharing” is only possible if you pay for it.
So this month I have decided to stop writing on Facebook and seek another medium to express my thoughts on.
Thank You for all your kinds words and comments, it has been a lot of fun, unfortunately the Facebook problems have outweighed the good times..
As this is the last issue of The Daily Tulip, I thought that we could look back at some of the news events over the years that have put a smile on our collective faces….
FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2015…. Well what do a Pigs Head, David Cameron and Oxford have in common I ask you Gentle Reader??? Well it seems that during the 1980’s when David Cameron (Call me Dave) the former PM of the United Kingdom attended Oxford from what I have been able to glean from news sites all over the world is that at Oxford two life styles existed, the ones that wore “Donkey” jackets and supported the miners and a group that wanted to relive Brideshead.. they of course were the “Filthy Rich” but to quote “Dave” ‘The atmosphere among those of us who wanted to live the Brideshead life was really quite pleasant. There were cocktail parties in the Master’s [head of college] Garden . . . and we could all play at being Sebastian Flyte.’…. But it seems Cameron went a great deal further. He also got involved in the notorious Oxford dining society, the Piers Gaveston, named after the lover of Edward II, which specializes in bizarre rituals and sexual excess….. A distinguished Oxford contemporary claims Cameron once took part in an outrageous initiation ceremony at a Piers Gaveston event, involving a dead pig. His extraordinary suggestion is that the future PM inserted a private part of his anatomy into the animal’s mouth… (Maybe that’s where the expression “Dick Head” came from??)… The late Count Gottfried von Bismarck, an Oxford contemporary of Cameron’s, reportedly threw dinner parties featuring the heads of pigs. (He later became notorious after Olivia Channon, daughter of a Tory minister, died of a heroin overdose in his Christ Church bedroom.)…Meanwhile, Cameron had joined yet another dubious society — the notorious Bullingdon Club — a riotous drinking club for a highly select band of the super-rich….. The bespoke uniform, of navy tailcoats, mustard-coloured waistcoats and sky-blue bow ties, could run to thousands of pounds, putting membership beyond the reach of ordinary students….So I ask how much significance should be attached to Cameron’s decision to join the Bullingdon Club?... One Tory colleague thinks that the answer is ‘considerable’. The MP concerned was once asked to join the club himself, but attended just one gathering before walking out in disgust…. ‘What it basically involved was getting drunk and standing on restaurant tables, shouting about “f***ing plebs”,’ he says. ‘It was all about despising poor people.’ … I don’t think that attitude has left our former PM he still looks down on the “Huddled Mass” and truthfully doesn’t give a Dam about the average person.. he’s a sort of Margret Thatcher in men’s clothes… he makes Jeremy Corbyn look normal….
WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY 2016…It looks like Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has taken a bit to the tune of $1B in Apple, so It’s no longer forbidden fruit. Famously averse to tech stocks, Warren Buffett has gambled big on the Cupertino-based computing giant — news that saw the iPhone maker’s shares jump 3.5 percent to $93.65 yesterday. Long a fan of predictable, slow-earning stocks, Buffet’s investment, some analysts say, reflects that Apple is no longer a tech-only firm attracting growth and high-risk investors. And with Buffet also reportedly backing a bid to buy Yahoo, it looks like the legendary value investor has finally gotten online..
Buffett must have seen the "Core" value of Apple.....avoided the "Serpent" and taken a bite...
SUNDAY 5TH APRIL 2015…. Staying in the Garden of Eden, and why not I ask myself, It isn’t brain surgery, but still … Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons, who completed the nation’s first genitourinary reconstructive transplant last week, aren’t feeling cocky but are “cautiously optimistic” about the outcome. Patient Thomas Manning, 64, who lost his penis to cancer in 2012, reported little pain and hoped his success would encourage other men stigmatized by similar amputations. The organ, from a deceased donor, could take months to become as functional as the world’s first successfully transplanted penis, which helped father a child after being attached in South Africa in 2014.
SUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2016…. “This is Nut’s”….. An English train company announced possible delays after an escaped pet squirrel became trapped on one of its trains. Southeastern railway provided an update via its Twitter account, warning of potential delays from Orpington Kent on Tuesday. "Trains from Orpington may be delayed due to a pet squirrel being stuck behind a grill on a train," the railway said. The railway explained the squirrel had gotten trapped in a vent underneath the seat as the owners attempted to coax it out. The squirrel's owners refused to leave the train until they had their pet, forcing the operators to divert the train back to Victoria to avoid further delays, according to ITV. Ultimately the owners were able to safely lure the squirrel out of the grill and the train continued on its way.
TUESDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2013…. And finally, An alarming report released Monday by the National Audubon Society revealed that, during their lifetimes, nearly four of every five female birds will be sexually harassed by complete strangers lewdly exposing their colorful plumage. “We knew that male birds sitting on branches in groups and making obscene calls to passing females was a nearly ubiquitous phenomenon, but the frequency with which unsuspecting avians of egg-producing age are subjected to lurid flourishes of multicolor tail feathers is really quite shocking,” said Katie Ulster, an ornithologist at Columbia University who headed up the survey, which also found that 48 percent of female birds exposed to such unsolicited displays of plumage had barely reached sexual maturity. “Unfortunately, incidences of a young sage grouse or a bird-of-paradise being followed back to her nest, hearing a sudden whistle, and then turning around only to see an array of garish plumes flapping wildly right in her face are all too common.” The report also published the disturbing findings that, after enduring such behavior, many female birds will often mate with their abusers for life
Well Gentle Reader I hope you enjoyed our look back at the news from around the world this, morning… …
Our Tulips today are is called a Tulipa "Kandy Cane" and it's an historically old genius of Tulip dating back to 1785 and has not been modified since then, unlike Mr. Thomas Manning.....
A Sincere Thank You for your company and Thank You for your likes and comments over the years. I will miss the interaction with You, the reader, and before tears start to fall, as is my custom, I will go and get myself another mug of "Colombian" Coffee and wish you a safe Sunday 30th September 2018 from my home on the southern coast of Spain, where the blue waters of the Alboran Sea washes the coast of Africa and Europe and the smell of the night blooming Jasmine and Honeysuckle fills the air…and a crazy old guy and his dog called Bella go out for a walk at 4:00 am…on the streets of Estepona…
All good stuff....But remember it’s a dangerous world we live in
Be safe out there…