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America the Troubled

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April 20, 2013

It’s been a very violent and bloody week for this country. First a bloody ending to a national runners event that marred the day by killing and injuring innocent people taking part in the Boston Marathon and Patriot day. That all occurred on the 15th of April this year. Two days later, a fertiliser plant… Read More ›

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Boston Marathon Explosions the Boogeyman Strikes

As I sat down to write a blog post last night, I saw a “push” come up on my Facebook wall. It was from an old colleague who stated that he hoped his family in Boston were okay. Curiosity piqued, I asked him what was going on and while waiting for a response I typed… Read More ›

Annette Funicello (born: October 22, 1942 - died April 8, 2013) RIP

Annette Funicello Gone Aged 70: Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye

When I was five years old, we lived in Sacramento California and I used to watch the reruns of the original Mickey Mouse club. In black and white. One of my favourite “Mouseketeers” was Annette Funicello. This dark-haired song bird stole my five-year old heart. Of course by the time I saw the old Mickey Mouse show,… Read More ›

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RIP Margaret Thatcher: The Iron Lady has Gone

It was with surprise and a touch of sadness when I learned that Margaret Thatcher died today. She was 87 and a legend. But even legends die. This formidable women who changed the face of politics, Britain, and, in no small way, the world. Daughter of a grocery shop owner and as a child grew… Read More ›

Russian Meteorite Explosion Could Shame Spielberg

This video compilation of the Russian Meteorite explosion is brilliant. Pieced together from private footage and CCTV and traffic camera footage it give a great montage of the event. It can be found on RT Question More  and it is almost stunning. Looking like a series of scenes from a science fiction film, it almost… Read More ›

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Dear Lord, Now I Take Me Off to School…

Whilst reading my blog comments and perusing my Facebook page, Twitter, et al, I noticed a few more references to yesterday’s horrific events at Sandy Hook elementary school. It seems to be the sort of thing that has become popular with the crazies who own a multitude of guns. This particular nut had two 9mm… Read More ›

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The Jimmy Savile Scandal: Paedophilia by Any Other Name

If you live in America you can be forgiven if you haven’t heard about the Jimmy Savile uproar here in England. After all there is a lot of water between the two countries and I’m pretty sure most Americans have never seen “Jim’ll Fix It” or even heard of it. *it’s interesting to note that… Read More ›

Bravery, a State of Mind or Being…

I read an article today about an Ethiopian soldier who was awarded the US Award for Gallantry. In 1951 he was part of a force sent by the Ethiopian King Haile Selassie as a show of support for the American lead United Nations force that was fighting in Korea. Selassie was a man who practised what… Read More ›

Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) Gone But Never Forgotten

I was sad to hear that Neil Armstrong died yesterday. He was a true American hero and pioneer. He will be missed but he will live on in the history books of the world as the man who walked on the moon and said those iconic words as he planted the American flag on the… Read More ›

Designer Babies? What the Fudge??

In this electronic day and age where newspapers and magazines are becoming passée I am still reading Readers Digest. I guess all those years of reading them at my Gran’s house and in waiting rooms around the globe has made the old RD a sort of comfy blanket. Comfortable as an old shoe and as reliable… Read More ›

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