Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Odeboyz Christmas Getaway

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The Political Ambition of Boris Johnson- British Foreign Secretary

“Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon … Continue reading

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Workhouses: did Charles Dickens get it wrong?

Britain was a swaggeringly confident country in 1834 with a firm belief in laissez-faire economics. Yet they created a tightly regulated centralised welfare system which deleted localised authority by imposing national standards. Every aspect of the new system was laid … Continue reading

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Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938: Time Magazine

Time (1939): Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938: “What Adolf Hitler & Co. did to Germany in less than six years was applauded wildly and ecstatically by most Germans… …He lifted the nation from post-War defeatism. Under the swastika … Continue reading

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A pen portrait of Lenin

As an orator, Lenin did not carry the crowd with him; he did not set a crowd on fire, or whip it up into a frenzy. He was not like Kerensky*, who could make a crowd fall in love with … Continue reading

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President Valery Giscard d’Estaing comments on President Jacques Chirac’s * honesty

Jacques Chirac could have his mouth full of jam, his lips can be dripping with the stuff, his fingers covered in it, the pot can be standing in front of him. And when you ask him if he’s a jam … Continue reading

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Spring in the City

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Jewish Momma Joke

Son: “Mom, how are you?” Mother: “Not too good, I’ve been very weak.” Son: “Why are you so weak?” Mother: “Because I haven’t eaten in 38 days.” Son: “That’s terrible. Why haven’t you eaten in 38 days?” Mother: “Because, I … Continue reading

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Oh Great It’s Snowing

Sitting at our school benches One cold winters day All the boys and girls Were watching through the classroom windows. Snowflakes large and silent, gently falling The excitement was palpable The teacher however, just droned on and on, Thick snow … Continue reading

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The Californian referendum on the death penalty: Proposition 62 (8th November 2016)

California voted on the death penalty through Proposition 62 (8th November 2016) . Currently 31 states in the USA have the death penalty with California a relatively late convert in 1978. Interestingly the November review of that decision rarely strayed … Continue reading

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