THE ROYAL WEDDING:

May 22, 2018

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/avoid-royal-wedding-live-updates-meghan-markle-prince-harry-republican-fawning-media-coverage-cost-a8355416.html

Oh, come on! Wasn’t it just the most fantastic BRITISH event of the millenium? I never thought I’d be glued to a B.B.C. channel for over an hour. OK, I did skip through the satellite channels for a test and it was well covered.

https://jezebel.com/dont-even-try-to-escape-the-medias-royal-wedding-feedin-1825955585

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44201476

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INSIGHT:

May 6, 2018

https://www.berliner-zeitung.de/politik/nach-facebook-skandal-cambridge-analytica-macht-dicht-30109980

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/cambridge-analytica-shuts-down

https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/3/17312744/cambridge-analytica-shut-down-facebook-victim-apology

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Analytica

SHOULD WE CONTRIBUTE MORE TOWARDS THE CARE OF OUR PARENTS?

March 29, 2018


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/03/21/abuse-neglect-present-nine-10-care-homes-survey-shows/

POLAND COMMEMORATES THE GREAT ESCAPE:

March 27, 2018

By vorwerk – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1583827

http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/355259,1944-‘Great-Escape’-from-German-POW-camp-commemorated-in-Poland

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Escape_(film)

STATES MEDDLE IN BRITISH POLITICS:

March 22, 2018

Eight EU leaders call on UK to hold another Brexit referendum

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/935685/brexit-news-vince-cable-lib-dems-second-referendum-eu-leaders-deny-support-latest

1st CLASS INTERNET – 1st THREE COACHES:

March 15, 2018

http://www.zdnet.com/article/net-neutrality-showdown-now-mozilla-and-21-states-sue-fcc-over-internet-freedom/

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/attorneys-general-sue-fcc-net-neutrality_us_5a5e84c3e4b00a7f171b815a

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/landmark-2015-net-neutrality-rules-expire-in-us/1172227

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44438812

MEDIA COURT:

March 14, 2018

All parties in this fast escalating situation should stand back and take stock. We had a long standing tradition in this country where everyone was presumed innocent until proven guilty. Over the years this has been replaced by “trial by mass media”. If there is proof of guilt let’s all see it. Stop the posturing and let the police continue their investigation unhampered.

GROWTH IS A DIRTY WORD:

February 4, 2018

Not your growing up variety but economic growth. Wherever growth is mentioned in the media it’s almost invariably depicted as a good thing. But is it? It is certainly a good thing for bankers, companies and business people but not so for the man in the street (or woman!) or for families, their children or their grandchildren. Growth means more factories, more pollution, less green fields, less wild animals and more greenhouse gasses. The sensitive issue of a growing world population needs to be tackled to restore the balance between humans and nature.

LANCASTER – THE NEW WILLISTON?

February 2, 2018

https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/expert-says-lancaster-is-next-on-fracking-list-1-8995008

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/energy/fracking/10464709/boomtown-usa-how-fracking-jump-started-williston.html

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WHAT IS COMMUNISM?

January 28, 2018

My Headmaster used to hold a general studies class at the school. He was rather pompous and although the lectures were interesting most of it was over my head. At the end of the talks he would ask the pupils if they had any questions and he would confidently answer them all. When I told my mother about him she said “ask him this question – what is communism? – That should take the wind out of his sails!” At the next lecture I was very nervous and when he finished I put my hand up and asked him the question. He gasped and paused for a while then proceeded to answer the question. He talked for some length but I didn’t understand him. When I told my mother she was pleased that it had the desired effect! Has Vladimir Putin finally answered this question?

https://www.rt.com/news/415883-putin-communist-ideology-christianity/