(For any non British not getting the joke the prime minister always lives at 10 Downing Street)
last years July 4th
Independence day! Er… long term are you sure we didn’t win guys?
Our taxes are less than yours now and if we live abroad we don’t even have to pay (what a waste of tea!) We get back FREE health care, (remember that one in the news somewhere…) state pensions, unemployment, housing, and incapacity benefits (the Scandinavians have it even better!)
Protective laws (UK and EU) mean we can live in the security of knowing we are not eating GMO foods nor will we be sued if their seeds get blown in our fields. We also have no need to run the gauntlet of many drugs and chemicals banned in other parts of the world. Best of all it’s pretty hard to arrest/kill/intern us without raising a media storm – thank God for British law!)
I’ve heard no rumours (so far) of massed coffins, potential death camps or draconian military…
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(from May 2014
(Sci fi flash fiction fun)
The course seemed simple enough, “Elementary Mind Reading” , the principals sound – empty the mind, connect with your basic communication manipulator, focus on your partner and thoughts should come streaming through. The trouble was they didn’t! Habel fidgeted with the stiff, high collar of his uniform, his forehead beginning to sweat with anxiety.
His partner Korianna, cool and composed, seemed to have no trouble using the device, eyes gleaming as she reeled off his conscious thoughts within seconds. How did she do it? He looked up at the face its rigid smile etched in the latest purple lip glow, the eyes giving nothing away. The glorious Korianna was a brilliant student, a mind enhanced with all the best that money could buy in chemical upgrades. What was she like on the inside he wondered? What did she think of him a poor Charitus student…
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