Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Sometimes even the Daily Mail makes me laugh!

September 12, 2017 26 comments

I am a dedicated anthropogenic climate change sceptic. I’m more than happy to clean up the planet we all have to live on – and I would suggest that we stop trying to produce more and more of us to live in a limited space …

However, as far as I’m concerned, the world’s climate has been changing since its birth + 1. As a historian I am well aware that the climate has changed in the small geographical area and limited time-scale that I have studied.
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Tedium Descends Upon Europe

September 6, 2017 1 comment

The date of the German federal election is quickly approaching. Read more…

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Political Correctness.

September 3, 2017 24 comments

I wonder if the rise in political correctness is linked to the fact that we are living further and further away from nature. In times past when folk lived by the seasons and off the land (no out of season strawberries at Tesco) there wasn’t room for such nonsense.

Of course they had religion to contend with, but that’s not quite the same thing.

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What am I missing?

August 31, 2017 3 comments

As I understand it, our Dearly Beloved Neighbour, Kim Jong-Un of North Korea, launched a missile over the Sovereign State of Japan.

Is this not an Act of Aggression? No weasel words please – surely the air-space over any country should be treated as totally and utterly inviolable?
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Another Gee Whiz Idea

August 29, 2017 8 comments

There’s been a lot of fuss recently over the regrading of exam results i.e. going from A*,A, B, C, D, E, F (or something)  to grades 1 to 9 with 9 being the highest. This is not a subject that I have ever really concerned myself with. All the exams I’ve taken since leaving school were pass or fail with the pass mark being 70% so anything more was wasted effort. Read more…

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Practice what you preach

August 27, 2017 10 comments

We are always being told that chocolate bars, crisps, fizzy drinks etc are bad for us. So why is this in the waiting area of a local A&E.



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For the non academic members.

August 25, 2017 13 comments

This fascinating stuff an excellent example of how us non academic folk go about things although Mr Sauzedde is way out of my class.

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Riotous Revisionism

August 22, 2017 28 comments

There’s a revisionist movement going on here in the USA and I don’t like it one little bit.  As usual, it’s the leftniks who are driving things.

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Well Bless My Heart

August 19, 2017 2 comments

Oh, what an honour, what a blessing! Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz have deemed the great, filthy, unwashed masses of Trier to be worthy of basking in their glory. Both have scheduled rallies in front of the Porta Nigra. As you will know, the 19th Bundestag will be elected 24 September. Why anyone would choose to have a rally in Trier is beyond me. The seat, Wahlkreis Trier, is safe CDU. Trier itself might only be marginally CDU, but the surrounding cities have heavy concentrations of centre-right voters. Will I go to either rally? Oh, heavens no! I only hope it doesn’t interfere with my weekly shopping trip.

I’ve made up my mind to cast my two votes for Howling Laud Hope and the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. This means that I’ll spoil my ballot, but will at least have the quiet satisfaction of having given myself a chuckle. Anything else would give me a deflated feeling.

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Not Political

August 16, 2017 3 comments

Politics have become like espresso. That is, unpalatable and something I can simply no longer stomach. I have been busy this week ensuring that political sites no longer show up on my profiles and I refuse to read anything but the weather forecast and currency exchange rates. I will go to the UK, Denmark and Sweden soon, after all. For lack of anything else to say, here is a video that is just as a-political.


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