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About jimthegeordie

I was born in the north of England and am a Geordie. Geordies are celts who are noted for having long bodies with short arms and legs. After working in UK, Africa and Australia as a civil engineer and IT contractor I am now retired and living in a beautiful wine-making area. I am the patriarch of a wonderful family, of whom I am inordinately proud.

The Dark Side Of The Finance Industry – An Interesting Update

An article in the local press commenting on a Senate committee’s consideration of privacy and credit management issues mentioned the name of a solicitor working for a Consumer Credit Legal Centre, so on the spur of the moment, I wrote … Continue reading

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The Dark Side Of The Finance Industry – Part 2.

This post discusses a problem which I had with a finance company back in the 1990s.  It is, of course, history now, but the story is worth telling, because it exposed quite a number of problematical attitudes, behaviours and processes … Continue reading

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The dark side of the finance industry – part 1.

In my first post to this blog ( https://jimthegeordie.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/coming-from-and-going-to/ ) I tossed an idea into the ring, hopefully to start an ongoing discussion.  I would now like to expand a little on some of the issues generated by that idea. … Continue reading

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The Israel-Palestine Question – A Way Forward ? (Part 2)

In an earlier post, I suggested that the Islamist current terrorist activity would lose most of its justification if a satisfactory solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict can be found. In this post, I would like to put forward such a … Continue reading

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The Israel-Palestine Question – A Way Forward ? (Part 1)

We tend to think of terrorism exclusively in terms of an aggressive Islamism, but really, terrorism is a fairly universal response of the troubled mind. I am not aware that the Unabomber was an Islamist, nor the sad young man … Continue reading

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Coming From and Going To

I hope that this blog will cover a fair bit of territory. The main interests I hope to expose here are politics (no rants, I promise), the environment, corporate and personal ethics and perhaps a little personal stuff. This probably … Continue reading

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