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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Call me weird

August 30, 2017 10 comments

A Pyrrhic victory?

August 29, 2017 9 comments

The ever-vigilant meeja continue to report that the EUroprats are sneering at the efforts of the UK team to negotiate BREXIT, led by JC Juncker himself. But if it’s obvious to me it must also have struck others that the EU members have a lot to lose from driving the UK into a corner. Why? Because whether the EU’s feelings are hurt or not, the UK will remain an important trading partner. And trade goes both ways.

The Chambers of Commerce of Britain and Germany seem to have reached a similar conclusion, pointing out to the EU that businesses will suffer if more positive moves are not made – and soon.

Let’s hope that as their suntans fade the EU’s supercilious expressions will also give way to serious attempts at agreement. Otherwise, who wins?

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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What a beauty!

August 25, 2017 8 comments

Tum-te-tum-te-tum….Stuck a feather in his cap and called it Macaroni…..

Not only that, mes braves! He blew beaucoup de euros on face-paint too. Mais pourquoi?

  1. Does he have something to hide?
  2. Did he tell his wife, ‘I will if you will?’
  3. Does he want to look like Angela?
  4. Is he having an affair with his make-up artist?
  5. Is he advertising a well-known brand of cosmetics?
  6. Or wha’?

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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Plebiscites are the problem

August 20, 2017 30 comments

I know one of our cherished colleagues currently resting in NW America would have us use referenda to run the country – like a township in God’s own country. Democracy at its purest.

Unfortunately last year’s vote on Britain’s EU membership has caused psephologists (and normal folk too) to question their real value. I mean, why not have another go if you don’t like result of the first? One particular guru who was one of our Dave’s teachers has written about it:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/19/british-voters-second-referendum-on-brexit

His justification is that the voters may have seen the error of their ways! Yeah, right! (Which being translated is ‘now agree with him’.) In fact that’s precisely the problem with the whole idea of asking people to vote on issues. They will change their minds and change them back again (etc. ad nauseam) – which ain’t no way to run a railroad. That’s why we have a Parliament, to even out the bumps in the road to decision-making. Or to try another analogy: videos provide more evidence than snapshots.

I’m afraid I can hardly credit the principle that if you don’t like an answer, you can always ask the question again!

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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