Monthly Archives: August 2022

Feelings! The triumph of ignorance

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An Albert Einstein quip

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”

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Poverty September 2022

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17th century snowflakes were protected

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When did the Second World War Begin?

British school children are taught the Second World War began on 3rd September, 1939. Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister, declared war on Germany after they invaded Poland.1 Britain began a European war not the world war. The Second World War … Continue reading

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Living in China

Me:  I asked my Chinese friend what it’s like living in China Him: I can’t complain

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Keith Richards at his wisest

Keith Richards was given a turtle for his birthday. Richards: “How old will it get”. His friend: “About 300 years”. Richards: “Now you see why I’m against pets. You get attached to them and then they die.”

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Film Review: Bullet Train (Brad Pitt) (2022)

If you work very hard it’s possible to find out what’s happening but it probably isn’t worth the effort. This gore-fest has a body count going into three figures. Being set in Japan there are more than the usual gun … Continue reading

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This is real initiative

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The cost-of-living crisis in Mayfair

“A new Mayfair joint has opened with the proud announcement that its menu will include a dish costing £3000. Apparently, it involves a bucket load of caviar with a brooding sense of inadequacy on the side. I’m not naming the … Continue reading

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