Category: General Interest

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Welcoming Afghans and other immigrants – without question

This post: circa 5,500 words, estimated reading time, excluding videos: 28 minutes. Not a lot of immigrants This post began as a reply to one on Facebook, after the announcement that GB News North East of England reporter Rachel Sweeney believes her region will welcome Afghan refugees‘ ‘I would argue...

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Genealogy: The past is a foreign place

Genealogy and pondering your ancestry Intro This post is something of a ramble, one more likely to interest friends and family than folk looking for more authoritative articles on the subject. It’s one of those “I was pondering this while doing the dishes” sort of things. While the focus is...

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Finding Rat #42, alleged Harvard asshole

Uncovering Harvard’s Rat #42 A poorly copied, blurry version of this parody lab story popped up in my Facebook stream early today. I squinted (it really was a poor copy!), smiled and possibly even laughed as I remembered this from a few years back, found while studying psychology. Funny as...

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Conforming to the narrative

This post: circa 1,500 words, estimated reading time: 7 to 8 minutes. Do you conform to the narrative? This is a general question and applies equally to barmy TV plots, politics, religions, media ‘guidance’ and the madness of the ‘woke’ left. Do you go along with what you are told...

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Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

This post: circa 1,250 words, estimated reading time: 6 minutes Prelude intro I personally don’t wholly trust the Covid-19 vaccines, any of them, though that’s as much to do with caution (because I understand their development and delivery) as paranoia. I’ve written as much in the past. However, the world...

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Virgin’ on the the ridiculous

This post: circa 1,750 words, estimated reading time: 9 minutes That time of year when… Actually it is more like “that time of year AGAIN”, as it feels to me like Virgin are putting their prices up twice a year now! They are about to up our bill another 5%...

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Brexit agreement: deal or betrayal?

This post: circa 1,500 words, estimated reading time: 7 minutes Opinion I haven’t read the details – yet – but my gut reaction, based on brief day one news, is we have been right royally stitched up and both the fishing industry and Northern Ireland have been sold down the...

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Covid-19 vaccine: why be afraid?

This post: circa 1,400 words, estimated reading time: 7 minutes Laughing at anti-vaxers The Guardian ran an article today, entitled, ‘Covid-19 vaccines: why are some people hesitant? (part one) – podcast‘, and shared it on Facebook. Some of the comments, one in particular, annoyed me a tad! I rather doubt...

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The rich vs the poor plundering; divide and conquer.

This post: circa 1,200 words, estimated reading time: 6 minutes Working class plundering Remember the UK riots of 2011? The press and media coverage, the anger, horror, and fear projected by “the establishment.” The horrendous cost to the economy. I dare say sociologists are still picking over the bones of...

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