Archive for January, 2018

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/

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WHAT A REFRESHING CHANGE – OR PERHAPS NOT:

January 21, 2018

Sometimes on holiday if I forget to treat my legs with insect repellent I would return to the hotel to find that they are covered in red blotches! These were cause by mosquitoes secretly landing on my skin, puncturing it and sucking blood out of the veins. This is what they live on and it’s a scrumptious meal for them. Apart from the itching and the chance of getting malaria it’s an annoyance that they have such skill to get away with it without my noticing. But now I have the chance to get my own back! The E.U. in its infinite wisdom have now allowed human food to contain insects – dead of course. The new ruling came into force on the 1st January this year. I can’t wait to open my first can to taste how delicious they are and with a bit of luck there may even be some maggots thrown in as well!

https://www.politico.eu/article/eat-insects-new-eu-rules-menu/

MORE REFRESHING

http://independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/poacher-lions-eaten-south-africa-head-wildlife-ingwelala-private-nature-reserve-a8206611.html

… EVEN MORE!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/cows-escapes-slaughterhouse-poland-rams-fence-swims-island-lake-nysa-a8214266.html

POWER STATION PLANS BLOCKED:

January 14, 2018

http://www.thebay.co.uk/news/local-news/sldc-throws-out-old-hutton-power-station-plans/

POLICY OR POLITICS?

January 11, 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42639359

PREPARE A MEAL, PREPARE FOR LIFE:

January 8, 2018

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-21/we-should-stop-outsourcing-and-cook-together/8768212

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/01/10/australias-akubra-hat-girl-kills-herself-after-online-bullying-family-says.html

IDENTITY:

January 1, 2018

GREAT! to see that the ‘old’ U.K. passport is making a comeback. But because of modern technology (fitting in machines etc) it can’t be exactly like it was. But for those who yearn for the real McCoy, make a wallet and put your new pseudo ‘old’ passport in it! This wallet is made from cardboard taken from a street map and the new passport slips inside. A piece of plastic is stapled to the inside back to keep it in place. The image is copied from the Net and pasted on the front – voila! Identity back!


https://news.sky.com/story/british-passports-will-go-back-to-blue-after-brexit-ditching-eu-burgundy-11180518