|Scene from London Olympic opening ceremony|
Last week it was reported that last year's London Olympics boosted the UK economy by £9.9 billion pounds, a fairly astonishing figure and one which has courted some controversy over it's accuracy. Nevertheless, it is worth noting David Cameron's comment, one which could be read in another manner if one were of the opinion that the Olympics was a bench-mark for a new "age" - what with all that "nobody does it better Britishness", not forgetting the poor, terrified children in the opening ceremony. From the BBC :
"Prime Minister David Cameron said "a lot of deals were done" around the time of the Olympics"
From wiki re A deal with the Devil :
"It was usually thought that the person who had made a pact also promised the demon to kill children or consecrate them to the Devil at the moment of birth"
Let's not forget that 3 x 33 = 99, that the BBC report is timed at 3.11pm, and that the Olympic closing ceremony lasted 3 hours and 11 minutes.
Moving on, the reader may know my preoccupation with Scotland, the monarchy, and future times, thus it is interesting to note a trilogy of Scottish events leading up to the alleged royal birth on Monday:
Very early Saturday morning saw the Glasgow Rangers football club new £500,000 team bus torched. As I have gone on about before, Rangers are closely affiliated to William of Orange and the Protestant "religion". (Daily Record)
Sunday saw the destruction of twin towers in Glasgow, the BBC noting that the "explosive demolition of these blocks will transform Crown Street"
Sunday night into Monday morning saw a large grass fire at Arthur's Seat. For those unaware, Arthur's Seat is a (hopefully) extinct volcano in Edinburgh's city centre. The volcanic plug (capstone?) lies about a mile away, on it sits Edinburgh Castle (and the Stone of Destiny). Just below the hill - which resembles a lion couchant from some angles - lies the Scottish Parliament, Royal Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile. (BBC News)
All recent British monarchs have been crowned on the Stone of Destiny which, some allege, is the Biblical Jacob's pillow stone.
Above image is the royal easel, which is traditionally used to announce births. Note that the word easel is an old Germanic synonym for donkey. Note too that 22nd July is Ratcatchers Day, allegedly when the Pied Piper led the children from Hamelin, the date of Breivik's Norway attacks, and the date of birth of alleged Boston bomber, Tsarnaev.