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Great Expectations

I went to the ‘Taking Liberties’ exhibition at the British Library recently and it largely covered what I had imagined what I would see – Magna Carta, Bill of Rghts, American Declaration of Independence, suffragettes and so on. However there

Posted in History

Ignorant sharia bashers to the fore please

From today’s Daily Mail: Sharia law SHOULD be used in Britain, says UK’s top judge The most senior judge in England yesterday gave his blessing to the use of sharia law to resolve disputes among Muslims. Lord Chief Justice Lord

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Posted in Fear-mongering, History, Home Schooling, How To, Privacy, Someone Clever Said

Comfort is Freedom

JOHNATHAN I’ve been thinkin’, Ella. Thinkin’ a lot. I’ve been watching. It’s like people had a choice a long time ago between…well, having all them nice things or freedom. Of course, they chose comfort. ELLA But comfort is freedom. It

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Posted in History

No Sympathy for Corey Glass

In the age of the internets, with the vast experience of VietNam Veterans and their stories being told and retold a thousand times in every possible way, and everyone (we would imagine) being on the same page about what it

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Posted in History, How To, Idiocracy, Remember, Someone Stupid Said, The Facts

Dumbing down done properly

Still going strong, 666 episodes into the series. Watch, a mans passion undimmed.

Posted in Astonishing, History, Science

Book 39

50. Forever associated with a desire for “the Moderate Way”, the urban communities of the Centre Edge wished to curb what they saw to be the excesses of Gestures Theatre. Its freely developing growth, largely unregulated from within, and certainly

Posted in Art, History

A film for every decent person

Thanks to a tip from Alun, I watched the film ‘The lives of Others‘ last night. This is a brilliant and very important film. People often cite the STASI and its tactics and corrosive effects on East German society as

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Posted in Beautiful, History, How To, Idiocracy, People, Post Tipping Point