Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Token gestures

Posted by Paul Samael on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Random thoughts 

Lots of controversy about bankers here in the UK this week, with the CEO of the nationalised Royal Bank of Scotland eventually (but rather grudgingly) waiving his bonus of just under £1 million (only after a threat of a Parliamentary vote against it) and former CEO Fred "the Shred" Goodwin being stripped of his knighthood (so no need for me to put a "Sir" in front of his name there).  But these are just token gestures really - very little is being done to get banks to rein in these ridiculou...
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Who's the Sheikh?

Posted by Paul Samael on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : Writing fiction 

 
 
Just published “Agricultural Production in the Sudan”, which is a very short story - at just under 800 words, it’s the closest I’ve come to “flash fiction”.  Look away now if you don’t want to know what  - or more pertinently, who - the story is about.

It was inspired by the chapters of Lawrence Wright’s book, “The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda’s Road to 9/11” describing Osama Bin Laden’s time in Sudan between 1992 and 1996.  While there, Bin Laden acquired large tracts of ...

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Paul Samael Welcome to my blog, "Publishing Waste" which will either (a) chronicle my heroic efforts to self-publish my own fiction; or (b) demonstrate beyond a scintilla of doubt the utter futility of (a). And along the way, I will also be doing some reviews of other people's books and occasionally blogging about other stuff.
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