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London Lights

At night, the string of red lights on top of London’s new private residential tower blocks and the cranes building them are impossible to miss. 608 more words

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Ronald Reagan in Tbilisi

My cousin is in Georgia (the country, not the state) teaching.  In one of his occasional emails home, laden with comments about the food, the public transport and the friendly pig that follows him around, he wrote about coming across a life sized statue of President Ronald Reagan in a park in Tbilisi. 389 more words

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The Word is martyrs.

Essays in Idleness

Martyrdom revolved

As gentle reader may know from the news, twenty-one kidnapped Coptic Christians were martyred by beheading on the weekend, in Libya. 1,593 more words

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Toronto's Terrible Tip Culture

I went through an experience I went through before, and didn’t want to repeat. But it happened, and now I’m actually kind of annoyed. So here’s my two cents on something I don’t want to spend even that much on – tipping. 744 more words


Council Estate Regeneration

Every now and again we strike up brief conversations with life’s fellow travellers. While waiting for a bus perhaps. I’d like to think, in a few minutes, I could convince you my fellow traveller waiting to travel that there’s something very wrong indeed with the policy of Council estate regeneration. 327 more words

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The Man should know...so should we.

Admiral (Ret) James Lyons on Islam as a threat doctrine


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From the comments at LiveLeak

 The shoe Bomber was a Muslim…

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