Andendall was educated at English boarding schools from the age of seven through eighteen, the final five years spent at Lancing College. This respected English high school, with its impressive literary and religious heritage, is also known for its stunning chapel, sitting atop the Sussex Downs. Leaving school, he immediately started work, sometimes holding three jobs at once—a trainee underwriter/claim broker at Lloyd’s of London, running his own one-man cleaning company (cleaning the very offices of a reinsurance company he would transact business at), plus doing seasonal work on various farms.
Having made some windfall profits after borrowing money to be a “stag” (short-term speculator)— taking advantage of opportunities created by Margaret Thatcher’s denationalization policies of the mid-1980s—Andendall evolved into an entrepreneur with a core specialty in reinsurance in London and New York, where he looks for patterns in numbers. Self-employed in a field not normally conducive to self-employment, he is able to remain in control, juggle different jobs, travel, and pursue his various interests.
Ending up in New York via romance in the African bush, Andendall now lives on Long Island with his wife, two children, and two dogs.
By understanding the problem – solutions will materialize. Being aware, subliminally or other wise is not enough. This book is a call to arms. Take responsibility, take action – or you lose the right to grumble about the destruction of democracy in the USA.
Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in ‘Old Maid’; the player who is finally left with it has lost.
Tim Rice on Religion
“Prove to me that you’re no fool
Walk across my swimming pool. (Jesus Christ Superstar 1970 – Herod’s song)”
Tom Sharpe on Apartheid
From the 1971 Novel Riotous Assembly
‘Madam,’ interrupted the Kommandant, ‘I am merely trying to help you to obey the law.’ He paused, groping for words. ‘The law says that it is a crime to shoot blacks outside your house. But the law also says it is perfectly permissible and proper to shoot them inside your house if they have entered illegally.’
‘Fivepence was my cook and had every legal right to enter the house.’
‘I’m afraid you’re wrong there,’ Kommandant van Heerden went on. ‘Your house is a white area and no black is entitled to enter a white area without permission. By shooting your cook you were refusing him permission to enter your house. I think it is safe to assume that.’
David Hare on using ones brain
“Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.”
Patrick Andendall on nuance (in his dreams to be in such company)
“Freedoms is Slavery”
This book has been designed to be read as an ebook. This book contains approximately 1500 hyperlinks, including “Blue” hyperlinks, mainly for attribution; “Olive Green” hyperlinks, mainly to allow the reader to explore various topics more thoroughly; and “Rusty Red” hyperlinks, usually to add some levity to sometimes rather disturbing material. On occasion the narrative simply provides a link in order keep the actual narrative more succinct, and in these cases the printed version of the book will fall short. This book also makes use of color to help the reader navigate the oftentimes intertwined narrative style—a style intended to provide maximum credibility and clarity by the extensive use of quotes from numerous sources. Facts and Math unlike Myth and Opinion are not created by any one individual—and by definition facts can be verified. The beauty of modern technology is that the ebook reader can be seamlessly directed to the source. The ebook version also extensively uses color charts, tables, diagrams, pictures, and cartoons—because color allows the facts and patterns to be seen with greater clarity.
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