Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Eight million Nazis: the challenge for the Allies in 1945

The victorious Allies crushed Nazi Germany. Germany had eight million Nazis with a civilian population who were, mostly, complicit in Nazi atrocities. The Allies had to be pragmatic. They targeted the ‘worst of the worst’ with the new retrospective crimes … Continue reading

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A lottery winner is interviewed

Interviewer: Do you think that winning the lottery has changed you? Lottery winner: I don’t know. Tell you what I’ll ask my butler. Interviewer: How long has he worked for you? Lottery winner: A week. Based on an Adam Kay … Continue reading

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Book Review: Len Deighton ~ Faith (1994)

It was Deighton’s misfortune to be a brilliant author at the same time as John le Carre was also writing. Salieri had a similar problem with Mozart! So why read Deighton? I returned to Deighton after 25 years and was … Continue reading

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A Polemic on Fish

A friend, left me her fish As she moved, up north It’s a big goldfish But I think it’s bored. Back and forth it swims Like “Papillion” in the cell Instead of five paces Wall to wall, the tank is … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

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How supermarkets promote theft

“A 2015 study of self-checkouts with handheld scanners, conducted by criminologists at the University of Leicester, also found evidence of widespread theft. After auditing 1 million self-checkout transactions over the course of a year, totalling $21 million in sales, they … Continue reading

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