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Zyra's Circular 127/128/129
Newsletter for Zyra's website issues 127,128, and 129

Another of these long and involved messages for your entertainment...

new dawn2009/06/13 21:39 Publication of Issue 129 of Zyra's website www.zyra.org.uk

Hi to ALL!

I hope you have time to take some time off from the fuss and rushing-about which goes on, and read some of the interesting stuff here. It makes a welcome break from stress, and you don't have to read it all in one go.

(It's up to you where you put the comfort-stops in!).

Amazing as it may seem, it is actually three months since the previous Circular newsletter, which was Issue125/126. Since then, the website's Issue127 was published, and then Issue128, and now Issue129 is published I thought it was about time to write a Circular. They take a lot of writing, and usually require several days' work to write.

Among the many things in this newsletter, there are the following: Improved diplomacy with the United States, why you never see baby pigeons, further development of online business in India, X-ray vision experimentals, the Cat Litter Robot (a space age cat toilet), EDF Energy, wine, the truth about fire sprinklers versus what movies would have you believe, the Planet Vulcan and what happened to it, escaping to a Tax Haven, the complex but understandable truth behind the dreaded Hallmark virtual greeting card virus, politicians and their expenses, high quality post-stoneage sleeping arrangements, leather care/repair/crease-removal, Amazon and questions of their behaviour towards gay authors, vehicular spares in different localities, domestic electrical appliances by type, CMYK in Iowa, how to have your own scrapheap, a list of companies that have been Corked, rats deciding to leave a ship, how to know whether power sockets are overloaded, the Channel Islands, how to get free loft-insulation, and a philosophical answer to the deep question "Why is there Something rather than Nothing?".

Where to start? Let's start by talking about THE FBI. They may be the source of various conspiracy theories, but that doesn't mean you should believe/disbelieve anything you read about them. As a paranoid myself, I am justifiedly wary of the FBI, with all their spying on people, reading people's private e-mails etc, but nevertheless I am still going to defend the FBI in this case because I don't think they deserve to be misrepresented by scamsters who have written a ludicrous hoax message. Take a look at this: www.zyra.net/fbi-hoax.htm . How dare those Nigeria-scamsters impersonate the FBI!? And, surely folks have got more commonsense than to believe such stuff?

Anyway, that goes in the collection of SCAMS www.zyra.info/scams.htm which you can read at your heart's discontent.

Now here's something which isn't a scam, but it is a widely believed misconception, and I think it's become so prevalent it's starting to result indirectly in loss of life. When you're watching a movie, and someone sets off the fire alarm, what happens to the sprinklers? They all start up and soak everything in the building on the offchance there might be a fire somewhere abouts. It might make exciting action, but it's just not true! It's like in a movie, when a car goes off the edge of a cliff, the fuel bursts into flames, sometimes the moment the wheels have left the cliff edge, in expectation of the imminent violent encounter with the ground. Anyway, fire sprinklers, their reputation as a selective means of dowsing fires and not everything else, is restored to some extent at www.zyra.net/sprinklers3.htm

As you might guess, as Zyra's website is a shopping portal / directory as well as being a site of general interest, there are a great many companies being promoted. New to this issue, EDF Energy (suppliers of electricity and gas) www.zyra.org.uk/edfenergy.htm , WH Smith Entertainment www.zyra.org.uk/whs-ent.htm , and Adidas www.zyra.org.uk/adidas.htm . Plus a great many places that aren't so famous.

There are some online wine shops added: Cellars Wine Club www.zyra.net/cellarswineclub.htm , Wine & Co www.zyra.co.uk/wineandco.htm , Wine Hound www.zyra.org.uk/winehound.htm , Vintage Wine Gifts www.zyra.org.uk/vintagewinegifts.htm , and The Wine Society www.zyra.org.uk/thewinesociety.htm , except The Wine Society has already gone, after only a month with an affiliate program! If you like a good wine, there's many a good vintage around www.zyra.org.uk/wine.htm , whereas if you like a good whine, you may find a good moaning.

Cat Litter RobotCats have a page www.zyra.org.uk/cats.htm , and there's a page about robots at www.zyra.org.uk/robots.htm , so what luck it is that there's now a robot that can clean up after the cat! Indeed the Cat Litter Robot makes a change from robot vacuum-cleaners, and it cleans up before, not after the cat. It's a space-age cat toilet. Available in the USA. See www.zyra.net/cat-litter-robot.htm

It may look like sci-fi, but this is something that's actually available.

There are many new things on the site, new pages, and even some new categories. The full list has expanded at www.zyra.org.uk/category.htm to include even more categorisations than before. One of the silliest categories has to be the "Not Cement" category. This, at www.zyra.info/not-cement.htm contains things which are not cement. However to qualify they have to have an exceptional level of dissimilarity with cement, or some special distinction which clearly distances them more than the normal amount from cement. Once you can see that Portland Holidays and Blue Square Casino are included, it starts to make sense, or at least a grain of sense. But why is Microsoft included? It's explained in detail on the page.

Blue Square Casino? Unlike the space-age cat toilet, this is NOT available in the USA. However, it's available most places in the world. Gambling is supposed to be fun, and you should know not to gamble more than you can afford to lose. Blue Square has almost become a feature in itself at www.zyra.net/bluesquare.htm now that poor ol' Buy.at have excluded themselves from the reasonable marketing of Mecca Bingo etc.

Talking of which, the page "CORKED!" is now up. You can see this at www.zyra.net/corked.htm where it tells you a bit about each merchant that's been corked, and why it's not their fault, various other details (see Saga), and how it would be good if they were to migrate so we can sign up to promote them again somewhere agreeable!

Some companies have already managed to become UNcorked, for example The AA www.zyra.org.uk/theaa.htm , Virgin Media www.zyra.org.uk/virginmedia.htm , and Next (fashion, catalogue, flowers, wine, etc) www.zyra.org.uk/next.htm . So, well done to them!

If you'd like to read up about the Buy.at problems, the story is available for all to see at www.zyra.tv/buy-at.htm , with the abandonment at www.zyra.eu/buy-at3.htm , and a detailed critique of the contract at www.zyra.tv/buyat-contract.htm . Plus, other affiliates are starting to comment on the fiasco too. For example, look at Xyroth's "The Trouble with Buy.at" www.xyroth-enterprises.co.uk/buyat.htm !

IndiaMeanwhile in India, the great subcontinent, and up-and-coming economic superpower, affiliate marketing is growing. There's already some action at DGM India www.zyra.org/dgm-india.htm where there is no credit crunch, and Gujarati mobile phones are on sale with commissions in INR (India Rupee). See the list of merchants at www.zyra.org/dgmilist.htm

This is being expanded on, and on the next issue of this site, who knows how many there will be?

At least one of the companies is an Indian travel company, so Indian people will be able to go on holiday to some of the choice countries in the West, and to look with amazement at the cultural poverty, the drab outfits, the cold weather, and the bland food. They'll be staggered at the absence of interesting wildlife, the disturbing safety and overregulation, and the unhealthily clean living environments where people have barely any hope of growing an immune system.

Now onto Amazon online bookshop. Is it true that they are prejudiced against gay authors? This was suggested a while ago, and it had been suggested that autobiographies of gay authors were being banned from the bestsellers lists. The difference was most striking between Amazon USA (no gay authors in bestsellers lists), and Amazon UK (gay/hetero/etc authors in reasonable proportions in the bestsellers lists). It turns out that it's not any cultural prejudice on the part of Amazon www.zyra.org.uk/amazon.htm , but is a "glitch" in the categorisation system. See www.zyra.tv/amazon-gay.htm to see this sorted-out.

You know how some companies have lost their affiliate program, or fallen out of favour, or otherwise been dropped? It seems that a few of the categories have become so depleted that they are almost desertified! For example, Credit Cards www.zyra.org.uk/credit.htm ! So many credit cards have chucked their affiliate programs that the category is going to have to be rearranged to put the survivors at the top. It may make us feel a bit sorry for Barclaycard, and a few others, but they really should have had a long-term program, not a start/stop boom-and-bust funding model. I suspect they've been duped by the short-termist marketing which PPC offers (PPC is the new SPAM).

Another mostly-dead category is Car Checkers www.zyra.org.uk/carcheck.htm , and there's another in the form of no-win no-fee lawyers www.zyra.org.uk/claims.htm which has only one surviving live affiliate link. OK, these are the exception, and most categories are doing well, for example www.zyra.org.uk/nshops.htm , www.zyra.org.uk/bingo.htm , www.zyra.org.uk/shoes.htm etc. However, it's a shock to find dead categories, so if you happen to notice any of them are coming up as "no fun", please say! They may need livening up!

Well, it's 50:50, isn't it? It's fifty-fifty. Either it is or it isn't. No? Indeed not, the colloquial idea of 50-50 is seriously flawed. More about this at www.zyra.co.uk/50-50.htm - find out when things really are 50:50 and when they are merely with two outcomes, which aren't necessarily equal.

There is progress and expansion in the creation of new categories, for example Car Accessories in the USA www.zyra.net/car-accessories-usa.htm and the newly populated Insurance USA www.zyra.net/insure2.htm . I happen to think that the United States[Statue of Liberty] is reforming and improving now that there has been an adjustment there. The remarkable thing is that the USA managed to make the improvement without being defeated in war, unlike Germany in the 1940s. I also think that the USA will recover from the credit crisis sooner than the UK, and that the change of leadership will make a difference. Anywhere, there's now a USA page which is at www.zyra.net/usa.htm . There's a flag on the moon but it's fallen over in the dust. When will someone next go there and put it back up again?

Meanwhile, back in the UK, there is a huge amount of fuss about members of Parliament and their expense claims. What's often not mentioned is that democracy sometimes creeps into the situation. You can see this when MPs who have a marginal seat have very modest expense claims, whereas MPs who have a huge majority tend to make huge expense claims and, in the words of one commentator "milk the system for all they can get". So, even though there's not enough real democracy to oust politicians who are severely unpopular, there is at least some moderation in their claims. The matter of members of Parliament and their expenses has already had some mileage here, with the John Lewis List, which you can see at www.zyra.org.uk/john-lewis-list.htm , although there's now a comment been added to the effect that horse muck is not on the list, and besides, it's not one of John Lewis' main lines of business.

And now here's one of those warnings about a scam e-mail message, a scare that's going around, etc, but this one has a subtle difference. Absolutism doesn't work on it, and people have fallen into one trap or another because of it. However, here at Zyra's website it's possible to explain these things carefully and put a well-considered balanced perspective on the matter. The story starts with Hallmark, a famous name in greetings. So, they get a nice dedicated affiliate page www.zyra.org.uk/hallmark.htm where you can place online orders for greetings and get things delivered by the legit company.

Then things get a second level where, like with the banks and a few other companies, scamsters start sending spam pretending to be the official company. Mostly these things are "phishing" attacks where the criminals involved are hoping to get you to divulge your private info, passwords, bank account numbers, etc. In the case of the counterfeit version of Hallmark, it's a virus. This also gets a dedicated page, so people can visit the museum of stuffed scary wild animals and know what to watch out for without the risk of being bitten. You can see the stuffed and mounted Hallmark Virus at www.zyra.tv/hallmark-virus.htm . There's nothing particularly unusual about it. It's yet another of those fake e-Cards, e-greeting email things. A method has already been found to defeat these things, by a simple protocol, as explained at www.zyra.net/americhristmas.htm . By means of this protocol, you can lock out the villains while still letting your friends be welcome.

The problem that makes the Hallmark Virus more complicated is that it has a third level, as chain-letter proliferators have taken it upon themselves to mount their own campaign against the Hallmark Virus. As you can guess, this just causes a scare campaign and largely misses the point. It's a mixture of truth and falsehood, and so it requires careful explaining to put this right. Fortunately, I can do this. The truth about it is explained at www.zyra.net/hallmark-virus-chainletter.htm

Now, do you remember the Tale of the Lizard www.zyra.tv/lizard1.htm ? This is starting to do quite well for searchesLet's catch that lizard! such as "hunting iguanas underwater", and although it's quite amusing, it's not yet helped to improve the profitability much, largely because there were no swimming pool accessories suppliers to promote (and there weren't many reptile affiliate programs either). However, now, this changes. For one thing there's "Insure your lizard" at www.zyra.org.uk/petplan.htm , but there's also a pool and accessories supplier at www.zyra.net/poolcenter.htm

If you've got ambitions to succeed in the affiliate business yourself, this kind of subtle connectivity is worth knowing about, and it makes a welcome change from all the hyped-up nonsense advertising that you see splatted about in various places for folks to ignore. This is explained at www.zyra.org.uk/splatads.htm and www.zyra.org.uk/select.htm and obviously www.zyra.info/affils2.htm

The strength of some of the pages has been improved by having a co-page, and it's handy when companies have helped with this by setting up situations conducive to this. One of the best examples of this is Affiliate Future, with their triple manifestation here as www.zyra.org.uk/affutur.htm (UK), www.zyra.net/affutur2.htm (USA and the dollar zone), and www.zyra.eu/affutur3.htm (Europe and the euro zone). Here are a few more examples of multiple pages that co-exist:

* Webgains www.zyra.org.uk/webgains.htm and Webgains USA www.zyra.net/webgains-usa.htm

* Lenovo Canada www.zyra.org/lenovocanada.htm and Lenovo UK www.zyra.org.uk/lenovo-uk.htm

* Stone Island www.zyra.org.uk/stoneisland.htm and the CP Company www.zyra.co.uk/cpcompany.htm

* Quickbooks USA www.zyra.net/quickbooks.htm and Quickbooks UK www.zyra.org.uk/quickbooks-uk.htm

* Treat Her www.zyra.org.uk/treather.htm and Treat Him www.zyra.co.uk/treathim.htm

* Extreme Pie sports clothes shop www.zyra.tv/extr-pie.htm and Extreme Pie's extra page of content www.zyra.tv/extr-pie2.htm

* Budget Rent-a-car USA www.zyra.org.uk/budgcvr.htm and Budget Rent-a-car UK www.zyra.co.uk/budgetrentacar.htm

Yes, it's true there are some curious anomalies in the naming of pages and the way they are allocated, but there are historical reasons, and it's often to do with the way the site has grown organically. In places it's a bit like those trees that have been planted too close to the railings and they end up growing around the railings!

X-ray eye with other stuff in a boxThe X-ray vision request has been added to the Ask-You category www.zyra.org.uk/ask-you.htm as I have acquired an x-ray image-intensifier tube and it would be nice to get it connected up as there are some things I'd like to look into! More about this at www.zyra.net/bv22hq.htm . Can you help? Do you know about high voltages?

Shucks! That's a shame. I was going to tell you about the Vanquis Visa Card, but they've not got their links sorted out yet, so they'll just have to miss out on this issue.

By the way, that x-ray camera is quite big, and much too heavy to fit on a hat. These days, you can get an "action camera" which is so small that you can fit it on a hat and indulge in dangerous sports. More about this at www.zyra.org.uk/actioncameras.htm . Good Luck! And if you write a Will, remember to leave the footage to posterity!

In Astrology, people's fortunes are at the mercy of the planets. In Astronomy, the fortunes of the planets are at the mercy of people, at least in their definition. Well, if you're still feeling a bit sorry for Pluto with its demotion, consider this: Worse things have happened to planets before. Look what happened to Vulcan. In some old encyclopaedias you can still see it, with its 28 day orbit and small radius, but now the planet has disappeared. More about this at www.zyra.org.uk/vulcan2.htm

(For those of you who are saying "That's highly illogical. No such alleged calamity has befallen our well-organised planet", well, that's a different Planet Vulcan! See www.zyra.info/vulcan3.htm ).

Talking about the logical and the illogical, it's a curious fact that most people rely on guesswork when estimating whether electrical power sockets are overloaded. That wouldn't be so bad, if it was good guesswork. However it isn't. I've even seen safety experts take a look at a 6-way power socket with a few of those little PSU adaptors in and claim "it's overloaded". Well that's silly! Power overload isn't a matter of how many things are plugged in; it's a matter of the total load. (Two kettles would overload it, but ten table-tamps wouldn't). This is explained at the page www.zyra.org.uk/power-overload.htm

[made of ICE]There are now so many curious pages about electrical appliances and unorthodox things that can be done with them, that they've become a category: www.zyra.net/appliances.htm

Following the success of the page of Microwave Tomfoolery www.zyra.org.uk/microw2.htm there's now a page of Freezer Fun www.zyra.net/freezerfun.htm which includes some very strange things. Such as? "How to make anice easter egg", www.zyra.org.uk/eastereggice.htm !

Onto warmer things: The Warm Front and how to get free loft insulation. This is a UK initiative (see, the government doesn't always get things wrong). On a cost analysis, it turns out that building new power stations is so expensive that it's cheaper to give people free loft insulation to save a whole power station's worth of energy! See www.zyra.org.uk/warmfront.htm

Another warm link: The Channel Islands. (warm, but not tropical). The Channel Islands are a few islands off the coast of France, but they are British. As well as having a temperature advantage, they also have some tax haven advantages, so as you might guess, their economies are doing rather better than most places. The tax advantages aren't limited to the companies themselves. If you buy stuff online from there, you pay less, because of the VAT. Anyway, I decided it needed a page because of the number of connections to this-and-that company who already had a page, plus the link with the page of Tax Havens www.zyra.org.uk/taxhaven.htm . The Channel Islands page is www.zyra.eu/channel-islands.htm . Do you think Gibraltar needs a page?

Tax Havens have been mentioned by British politicians recently in a less-than-complimentary light. It's a cheap trick, and appeals to the yar-boo mob-of-peasants-with-torches mentality, and it helps to divert attention away from the political scandal of expense claims and the ruination upon the economy. The fact is, though, most people would like to Get Rich www.zyra.org.uk/getrich.htm , and they're not so fussy about whether "quick" is added to the wish. Buy a Lotto ticket? www.zyra.org.uk/lottery.htm ? Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it! If you won the Lotto or became rich by any of a number of other methods, the idea of Tax Havens becomes quite attractive, and once the dream is within sight, it is what it supposed to be, The Tax Haven ESCAPE! www.zyra.org.uk/taxhaven-escape.htm

Offshore bank account? Examples include : Lloyds TSB International www.zyra.net/lloydstsbinternational.htm , HSBC www.zyra.org.uk/hsbc.htm etc, and to-be-announced: Barclays IOM (Isle of Man).

Here's a question that has puzzled many people: Why do you never see baby pigeons? It's a good question, because in a typical city environment you see thousands of fully-grown pigeons, and yet you don't see any little baby pigeons. Is this an anomaly in reality? Could this be a clue we are living in The Matrix virtual world and there are a few bugs in the program which are there to be seen? Looking further into this matter of the unseen baby pigeons, it seems that there is an actual answer which is consistent, but it's been found to be difficult to explain. Some explainers have despaired at it. Well I'm known for being quite good at explaining things (I mean, explaining things to people who don't already know those things to start with!). So, I thought I'd have a go at explaining the answer to the mystery: Why don't you ever see baby pigeons?! www.zyra.org.uk/baby-pigeons.htm

And now for my next trick, explaining the existence of Something (eg. the Universe) rather than Nothing (zilch). No, not just yet; I'm going to leave that for the finalé of this Circular!

Grand Canyon Tour CompanyFirst, a great many other things, starting with The Grand Canyon www.zyra.org.uk/gcanyon.htm . Ooh, it were grand, y'know. It is a very large hole, and people visit it and are astonished by the vastness of it, and the immense age of it which you can see by the way it's taken the river millions of years to cut through all the sedimentary layers. There is some rivalry, though. Not from another canyon, although there's a much larger one on Mars, it's a long way to go to visit it. The rivalry is between Grand Canyon Tour Company www.zyra.org.uk/gcanyont.htm and Grand Canyon Tours and Travel www.zyra.net/grandcanyontourandtravel.htm , which are both featured here and who will nodoubt both be keen to outdo each other to offer you the best views of the Grand Canyon.

Curious to think that even with such large geographical features as this, the Earth is still smoother than a snooker ball at the same scale. There's been a page about this for some time, and most people accept the idea that the Earth has a relatively smooth surface at a global level.Surface features on the surface? It's usually the snooker ball that comes into question. Whether it's because people tend to be too busy supping up their beer to make a close inspection of any balls on the green baize table, or because snooker balls are assumed to be new, when in fact they tend to be old and eroded through age, like the Earth, is another question. So now the page www.zyra.org.uk/smoother.htm is illustrated, it should help to show the idea better.

There's no more Zero-Point-Zero as they've now become Ethical Superstore (and they've abandoned Buy.at as far as I know) www.zyra.org.uk/ethical-superstore.htm (another feather-in-cap for Linkshare!).

No more stone age beds, which were a bit basic in their bedding quality. Now there are Fine Iron Beds www.zyra.net/fineironbeds.htm

Rubik's Cube on its own may have gone, but it's been relinked to Puzzlemaster www.zyra.net/puzzlemaster.htm

There's no more Nitmix affiliate program www.zyra.org.uk/nitmix.htm , but there is now Lice Guard www.zyra.net/liceguard.htm

It's a shame there's no more Lillo's, but at least there's Perfect Pizza which you can order online www.zyra.org.uk/perfectpizza.htm

If you have a classic car, you may find there are no more 8-track cassettes and other retro audio gear, but now there's a company specialising in mp3 / ogg vorbis players which look just like the old style in-car stereo to be in keeping with the style www.zyra.net/audioretro.htm

So, what else is new here: Well there's CMYK in Iowa. That's Iowa Ink at www.zyra.net/iowaink.htm. There are music stands at Music Stands Alone www.zyra.net/musicstandsalone.htm and there's an anarchic smell at Perfume Kaos www.zyra.net/perfumekaos.htm . Kurt Geiger - there's a name you can count on - www.zyra.org.uk/kurtgeiger.htm , and then there's the twin manifestations of the gift company Totally Funky www.zyra.me.uk/totallyfunky.htm and Strawberry Fool www.zyra.org.uk/strawberryfool.htm

Sometimes when you're being ecological, the result may end up looking industrial, but that's part of the practicality of it. One of the things of this ilk is having your own scrap heap in the garden. www.zyra.at/scrapheap.htm . As with having your own wind turbine, this may cause a sense of envy in some of your neighbours.

Something else that can cause neighbours to get envious is if you have a much more prolific garden than theirs. Letting it grow wild and prolific can sometimes produce some very odd reactions in neighbours especially if they have almost no plants at all. Garden supplies are available from www.zyra.org.uk/garden.htm , but remember: Never let your neighbours trim your trees! www.zyra.org.uk/nay-abor.htm

Leather. Curious stuff it is. Originally the skin of an animal, it has a flexible and hardwearing property which exceeds that of the original animal. You can imagine early humans at the time when fire and the wheel were the latest technology, slaying some of the delicious prehistoric wildlife and then deciding that the material had some potential. Although time has moved on, it's still handy to be able to make fire, change a wheel, and to know how to look after leather properly. Are these skills lost? No! There are helpful people who will explain these things. A particularly good set of explanations on the care and repair of leather has been provided by A W Rust, whose dedicated page is at www.zyra.org.uk/awrust.htm . And here are the useful pieces of knowledge provided: Care and cleaning of leather www.zyra.co.uk/leather-care.htm , Leather repair www.zyra.info/leather-repair.htm , and Removing creases from leather www.zyra.org.uk/leather-creases.htm . These pages all connect up, and this should definitely help to improve business for A W Rust. Well Done to them!

CatNow here's an item which probably belongs on the Perceptions Forum site www.perceptionsforum.org.uk , but instead it's here: There is a misconception about schizophrenia and medication www.zyra.me.uk/madpills.htm . Worth knowing, especially as schizophrenia could do with borrowing the National Lottery motto "It could be You!". The true situation is more reminiscent of the stuff going on in the movie X-men. We, the mad people, are different from normal, and that can be advantageous.

A good step towards avoiding the problems of normality is to stop believing stuff that's spread in propaganda. Well what do you believe then? You work things out for yourself and see what makes consistent sense! Here's an interesting example: According to government figures, the inflation rate is almost zero, or only a couple of percent. Sounds convincing? Maybe. Now look at the prices of items in the shops and see if they are going up at a rate which is faster than that. I think they are going up at a rather worrying rate, so I wrote the page www.zyra.org.uk/inflation-lie.htm . Also, bear in mind, inflation is a stealth tax on savings. It is no surprise that quite a lot of money is emigrating from the UK. Of course this could be avoided by making the conditions in the UK more financially attractive. But instead, it has become like "Rats leaving the sinking ship" www.zyra.info/ratship.htm . A good decision by rats. Well done to the rats, and good luck to them! I hope that when the ship goes down there's plenty of wreckage left floating about for them to find. Squeak ... Splosh! www.zyra.net/squeak-splosh.htm

I was hoping to give a mention to a great many more of the new places being promoted here, and to list them better, but it would get too tricky, and there are rather a lot of them. Nevertheless, you can look them up. The last Circular was "Issue125/126" and was published at the time of Issue126, and you can see all of the stuff since them in the What's New Index www.zyra.org.uk/nindex.htm . You can also read the previous Circular if you like, at www.zyra.org/circ125-126.htm

There's a new Issue every month or so, irregularly. However, not every Issue gets a Circular. They take so much writing! This one has taken nine days to write.

There is a finalé to this Circular, as promised: An answer to a philosophical question which has existed for quite a while. The question is "Why is there Something rather than Nothing?". To add some brackets, it's "Why is there Something (the Universe, anything at all, etc), rather than Nothing whatsoever?". So, here's the answer: www.zyra.org.uk/whysomething.htm

That's it then! The Circular completed, leaving only 210 things I could have mentioned but didn't. They are there to be seen, if you'd like to look for them. And, if your company didn't get mentioned even though it should have been, sorry, but at least it'll be in the site index www.zyra.me.uk/sindexf.htm if there's a dedicated page.

I'm now going to see about another cup of tea!

Kind Regards to ALL!International Coverage



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