Monthly Archives: February 2021

The perils of special deals

An airline introduced a special half-fare rate for wives accompanying their husbands on business trips. Anticipating some valuable testimonials, the publicity airlines PR department sent letters to all the wives of businessmen asking how they’d enjoyed their trip. Responses are … Continue reading

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Yitzhak Rabin: Nobel Lecture 1994

At an age when most youngsters are struggling to unravel the secrets of mathematics and the mysteries of the Bible; at an age when first love blooms; at the tender age of sixteen, I was handed a rifle so that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bruce Hood ~ The Self Illusion: who do you think you are? (2012)

Moving out of an intellectual comfort zone is bracing. Am I making decent critique or is it all a tedious misunderstanding? Hood’s principal point is a, “major discovery is that there is no centre in the brain where the self … Continue reading

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The Square Isn’t There

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The Gaza Strip and Israel, 2014

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the blockade of the Gaza Strip, describing the territory as a “prison camp”.1 Israel controls Gaza’s territorial waters and maintains exclusive control in the air space…[It] controls the entire ….border including the Erez … Continue reading

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Stadium Religion: USA

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Book Review: E F Benson ~ Make Way For Lucia (including Queen Lucia (1920) and Miss Mapp (1922))

Amazon are wonderful at making money and keeping everybody happy. Publishing out-of-copyright 1920s novels and selling them for £0.49 is quintessential ‘pile it high, sell it cheap’.1 Kindle accessibility, ultra-cheap prices, no storage – swoon! But what of the product? … Continue reading

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How a Jewish mother takes a compliment

Mother: “Irving, tell me how is the chopped liver?” Son: “Mmmmm! It’s delicious.” Mother: “I don’t know. First the chicken livers the butcher gave me were dry. Then the timer on the oven didn’t work. Then at the last minute … Continue reading

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Israel’s Disastrous ‘Six Day War’ 1967

Background Pre-1948 Jewish immigration into Palestine provoked inter-communal violence. Britain, the colonial power, resisted calls for mass immigration. They ignored the Holocaust. Britain was focused entirely on maintaining peace in the territory. Jewish terrorists created an impossible situation and Britain … Continue reading

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A Canadian Winter Barbecue

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