Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Playing The Victim

Those who play the victim, will always be the victim.

Get off your knees, and earn people's respect.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Manners, like water, tend to evaporate in the heat.

In order to restore the equilibrium, tip a bucket of cold water over the ill mannered individual.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

God and Religion

God, if he exists, does not need a flawed man made religion to validate his existence.

Monday, August 28, 2006


Never underestimate man's capacity for stupidity.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Companies, Governments and Buckets

Companies and governments are like buckets with holes, they leak.

Friday, August 25, 2006


Risk is the spice that gives life flavour.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Hearing is not the same as listening.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Looking is not the same as reading and understanding.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Brinkmanship can be an effective tool in negotiations. However, those who seek to employ this tool must take care not to tip over the brink.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Beware the colleague who claims altruism when he says:

"I am only suggesting this for your own good"

He is lying, the suggestion is in fact for his private benefit.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Why do pc's chose the most annoying times to download updates, which invariably slow the workings of the pc down to a snail's pace?

Friday, August 18, 2006

Advice To Owners of Pushchairs

Pushchairs are not battering rams or instruments of aggression, they are designed to convey an infant from A to B in a safe and efficient manner.

Using them as anything other than a means of conveyance puts the safety of the child at risk, and greatly irritates other pedestrians.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


To exercise control over a company, you do not always need to have 51% of the shares.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Joining The Dots

Beware the politician that seeks to join the dots, and seeks "connectivity", between threats and events.

Invariably the "connections" are not as strong as the politician would have you believe, more often than not the dots are being joined to promote the particular political fetish/objective of the politician.

Joining the dots is a dangerous political simplification, and should be treated with extreme caution.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


You will not be able to soar like an eagle if you mix with turkeys.

Monday, August 14, 2006


The purest water is rarely inhabited by fish.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


Never assume that people know what you know.

Friday, August 11, 2006


Beware that unverified gossip and "opinion" become news and accepted fact.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Beware the politician that tries to use military force against a faith or an idea. Faith can no more be killed by force of arms, than the earth be stopped from revolving around the sun.

The only way to negate a faith is to expose those who follow it to other ideas and cultures, thereby allowing them to come to their own conclusions about that faith/idea and follow their own paths.

Politicians who seek to use force of arms merely strengthen the faith/idea which they attack, and demonstrate their own intellectual shortcomings.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Military invasions and aggressive military operations can only succeed if the invading force has critical mass. Those that subscribe to the modern doctrine of "invasion light" are fools.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Air Conditioning

Excessive air conditioning is worse than no air conditioning, it is a great waste of resources and a threat to health.

Monday, August 07, 2006


If there is a God, and if he is perfect, the interpretation of his will on earth by man in the form of religion is inevitably flawed, given that man is a flawed being.

As such, people should not live their lives by rigidly adhering to religious teachings.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Holidays are the best time to do business and make money.

Continental Europe should take note, unless it wants the Anglo Saxons and Asia Pacific to continue to steal the march on it.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006


You can never have too many eggs in your fridge.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


It is illogical to fight against one's own nature.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Ethics cannot be applied selectively, to suit your mood or the circumstances, either in business or in foreign policy.