Monday, 3 February 2014

January Retrospective

I've been looking at the top postings for January on my blog by readership. Every month, I will be highlighting the top 10 postings (according to Google Blogger Stats) for the previous month.
1 Can It Be Done?
A look at the movies of producer Keith Cavele, who is hoping to produce a film in Jersey. His track record does not inspire confidence of a "blockbuster".
2 Jersey Splits from Diocese after 700 years.
Looking at the first split, from Coutances, after 700 years, and how the upheaval then was massive compared to the current change from Winchester, which is a storm in a tea cup by comparison.
3 A study of conflict resolution in the case of Ian Gorst and Rob Duhamel
A look at the political style of Ian Gorst, and the consensus reached with Rob Duhamel
4 Political Clichés: Testicular Fortitude
A look at the origins of this cliché in the USA, and the feminist critique made against this kind of  macho language. Despite making it very clear it was not an attack on a certain Jersey politician, I still was blocked from following him on Twitter!
5 Revisiting the Remise de Biens - Part 1
A look at why the Remise judgment differed from previous Court cases involving a Remise and the Pitmans, and in part 2, of questions arising into the more unsatisfactory aspects of the Court's actions, which still have not been resolved to my satisfaction.
6 Some Notes on Political Office and Bankruptcy l
A comparative look at the disqualification of bankrupt MPs in the UK and Australia and Jersey, and how Jersey is more akin to the Australian than the UK in this respect.
7 French Street Names in Jersey: Some Linguistic Considerations
Applying some linguistics to Senator Ozouf's call for French nomenclature to some Jersey street names, and why he is mistaken.
8 New Year Resolutions
A piece by Deputy Edward Le Quesne from the "Jersey Critic" of 1928.
9 Ponzi Economics: Immigration and Infrastructure
An examination of the mathematical and problems of sustainability over the solution of ageing demographic by immigration. The debate is too often bedded down in xenophobia, but in fact it is about mathematics and finite resources.
10 An Egg Roll and a Cup of Tea
A personal reminiscence of the Breakwater Café at St Catherine, and going there with Annie Parmeter.

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