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Can this be true?

An elderly patient needed a heart transplant and discussed his options with his consultant. He said, “We‘ve three donors. One is a young, healthy athlete. The second is a middle–aged businessman who never drank or smoked, and the third is … Continue reading

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Book Review: G D Abson ~ Black Wolf (2019)

Thrillers should thrill. Novels set in Russia/Soviet Union are a familiar sight on book shelves and there are some outstanding examples. Abson is competing with Tom Rob Smith’s Child 44; Martin Cruz Smith’s Wolves eat Dogs; and Lionel Davidson’s Kolyma … Continue reading

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Radio Address by Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, September 3, 1939

I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10, Downing Street. This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final Note stating that unless we heard from them by 11 0’clock that they were … Continue reading

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Canary Wharf Housing Opening Soon

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A witty policeman

“What am I supposed to do with this?” grumbled a motorist as the policeman handed him a speeding ticket. “Keep it and when you’ve got four you get a bicycle.”

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A YouTube film of decay

In a dark corner of YouTube is this time lapse film of a bowl of fruit decaying.

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Book Review: H H Kirst The Revolt of Gunner Asch (Translator: Robert Kee) (1955)

Kirst is best known for Night of the Generals, which became a terrific film (1967) starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif. Kirst can be counted as an unlucky German. He was born in 1914 and was 19 when Hitler took … Continue reading

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Hitler’s declaration of war on the USA, 11th December 1941

Deputies, Men of the German Reichstag! A year of events of historical significance is drawing to an end. A year of the greatest decisions lies ahead. In these serious times, I speak to you, Deputies of the German Reichstag, as to … Continue reading

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Lincoln on Trump

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A Chris Rock quip

Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost 5,000 dollars. Because if a bullet cost five thousand dollars, we wouldn’t have any dead innocent bystanders.

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