BANK HOLIDAY news & views – after 6 days around CERN in Geneva

Re-visiting the Computer Centre @ CERN

It has always struck me odd to talk about ‘bank holidays’ especially when referring to what used to be Christian events. But economic thinking has become soo pervasive that hardly anybody questions anything more.

I remember talking to mathematicians about the creation of money as debt at a conference, but nobody cared. Now I was told that CERN is wondering where its budget is going to come from and even where physics is going. The member countries don’t want to pay any more:

Who am I to show the way with my innovative software methods? But my idea of data profiling is the perfect bridge between big business data and very big science data, i.e. the finances of “time is money”, the costs of products and services vs marketing them and the use of measurements as the basis for a new kind of web science.

Having been invited to Celebrate 50 Years of Computing @ CERN, I was extremely apprehensive regarding the victimisation by my former employer: the doctor who claimed I would not suffer in old age (let alone acknowledge my pains then), me not even considering taking a lawyer to fight my interests at the time (we were all a happy family, weren’t we), my later discovery that CERN’s lawyer was sitting on the board of an insurance company (any conflict of interest here?)… And I learned that CERN’s pension fund lost over one billion Swiss Francs due to the universally accepted recession and crisis.

Who am I to be irritated by the Dubai level of luxury in Geneva airport compared with London Luton? The 22-year-old granddaughter of my host in France said that Switzerland is the bank of bankers. To me that illustrates what this video of fascinating web analytics demonstrates: the Global Awakening is massive.

Back in London, I’m engulfed by the usual ‘shock therapy’ of bad news:

  • George Osborne dares to challenge those 11 European countries who want to implement a Robin Hood Tax
  • Vicky Haigh was set up to talk about her daughter whom she is not supposed to see until she is 18 and has been put in prison for 28 days; only one visit per week; her prison in Peterborough is in Saville Road of all places;
  • my favourite (because she stands her ground) inmate in HMP Holloway was refused bail a second time; her lawyer says that nobody appears to be responsible for getting her out of jail;
  • she confirms what Vicky had discovered during her nine months in jail before: foreigners are being targeted;
  • another mother I’m helping has had to experience the worst betrayal possible less than two weeks before her next hearing – where we hope to reverse an adoption order; at least we got  permission to appeal;
  • a woman whose two boys were taken from her showed me the documents relating to the fact that they should be adopted by a homosexual couple; this is NOT to be questioned, this is now ‘political correctness’!

A friend of mine went to church yesterday where he was told that this is going to be a month of miracles! Badly needed, methinks! Especially as my web hosting company punishes me by closing one of my websites because it has been hacked…

But one piece of good news is that the Community Interest Company that set up Help4LiPs has inaugurated great premises. Thus we can join forces also physically, not only virtually on screen!

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician, software designer, system analyst, event organiser, independent web publisher and online promoter.
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2 Responses to BANK HOLIDAY news & views – after 6 days around CERN in Geneva

  1. The future belongs to things that can grow, whether it be a tree or a democracy. According to Einstein, ‘it is less difficult to disintegrate an atom than a prejudice’.

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