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Sunday, February 07, 2016

What do we want?..Less Political Correctness!.. When do we want it?.. Now!




UK politicians need to stand up for the rights of British Muslim women, and oppose anachronistic, imported social mores, that interfere with the secular rights of citizens.. rather than fudging the issue, by spinelessly pandering to political correctness.. further, the burka should be banned, it is not a religious requirement, and a costume that is specifically designed to prevent the identification of citizens in public, undermines the rule of law.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-35504185

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Refugees.. which countries pull their weight?


People ask why countries bordering Syria are not 'doing more to help refugees', which is odd, because the UK is almost three times the size of Jordan but allegedly we are 'full', therefore the UK has only agreed to take 20,000 refugees over five years.. yet Jordan is already hosting 635,000 of the 4.3 million Syrian refugees.. and in 2015, the UN only raised 43% of the aid revenue required to support those refugees, in the countries neighboring Syria (Jordan spends approx 25% of its budget on refugee support).. so that probably answers the question.




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Sunday, November 29, 2015

George 'Pinocchio' Osborne



Chancellor waves manbag, to deflect attention from the fact his front door is a massive 'Pause' button.

Keep track of UK (and other countries) National Debt here:
http://www.nationaldebtclock.co.uk/

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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Euro is a lame duck currency




Barring a last minute softening of the posturing on both sides of the debate, the EU seems determined to enable the next in the chain of interminable, Eurozone crises.

Firstly, the Greek electorate appears to have been gulled into thinking their economic position would suddenly and miraculously improve, if they leave the Euro, whereas the much more likely reality is that the economic hardship would get considerably worse, over a significant period of time, before matters genuinely improve.

Secondly, the rest of the Eurozone is still laboring under the delusion that the Euro is not a fundamentally flawed project, in its current form.
As a result, the EU's constituent national governments continue to resist the economic imperative of Federalisation, which would allow the currency to function properly.
Bureaucrats have been fudging the matter ever since 1995, because of the implications it has for sovereignty, while ignoring the fact that the US dollar works as a currency, precisely because there is State and Federal government, with an annually agreed Federal budget, despite the fact some States are significantly wealthier than others.

As long as petty nationalism is allowed to interfere with pragmatic economics, the Euro will continue to be an exercise in futile, economic fire fighting, indefinitely.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

US Budget Debacle 2013

This cartoon by KAL is even more true now.. than when The Economist published it in July 2011 -



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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Mayan Calendar








The World is not going to end tomorrow.. the Mayan calendar's 13th baktun will be completed, the 14th baktun will start and the calender continues as normal.. just as it has done before.


(image courtesy of Wolfgang Sauber)

Sir Patrick Moore

(image courtesy of sirpatrickmoore.com)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Carcharhinus longimanus


 


 I have been very slack updating this blog for a while now, so I thought footage of an Oceanic Whitetip, I filmed on my last trip to Egypt would make an interesting post.
Hopefully future films will use High Definition and I am going to update my existing footage on YouTube to a better definition at some point.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs





Image Courtesy of Apple Inc.