Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Carlos Tevez Circus Act

It would be satifying to claim that what happened with Manchester City last night has never happened in a club like liverpool, but it has. Carloz Tevez, the Argentinian footballer who plays for Manchester City, refused to play when called … Continue reading

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Hamas impose restrictions on Foreign Journalists

Not very long after their war with Fatah where they were throwing them off the rooftops and shooting them in the alleys, the Authorities in Gaza are now making it difficult for foreign journalists to enter the enclave. They have … Continue reading

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The Last Meal

I wonder to whom within the American Penal system I can write to to protest? Just because some guy on death row ordered an elaborate last meal which he then did not eat because he did not feel hungry, before … Continue reading

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A Short Cuban Story

Old Fidel just keeps going and going and his rhetoric is as good, if not better than ever before. I don’t know how many of my readers listened to Obamas speech to the United Nations, but I did, because I … Continue reading

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A Short Russian Lesson

The news leaking out of Russia is that Medvedev, the President, who was hand-picked by Putin after Putin had served his two-terms as President and could thus, according to Russian law, not serve a consecutive third term, has now hand … Continue reading

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A Short Greek Lesson

The Greeks are so deeply mired in debt due to a natural unwilligness to pay taxes by those not in Government employ, that the nation faces ruin and bankruptcy. They have been bailed out twice and the German taxpayer is … Continue reading

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Today’s Double Picture Quiz

Who is the gentleman in the picture receiving instructions from Nazi SS on how to aim a big heavy weapon with which to kill Jews?   a. Winston Churchill. b. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem? The answer. B! Who are … Continue reading

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The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

During the course of life, when all those boyish enthusiasms and ambitions and hope slowly calcify into cyniscism, we are kept afloat by remnants of those days when everything was shot through with hope and wonder, much like the trick … Continue reading

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This Film Can Kill You

I must be an expert. There is no way about it. I am an expert on a whole range of subjects. Now I am an expert on smoking as well. Because apparently experts in the UK, real bona fida Experts, … Continue reading

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Saudi Women on the Rise

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has certainly seen which way the wind is blowing through the Arab world and has announced the following: “Because we refuse to marginalise women in society in all roles that comply with sharia, we have … Continue reading

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