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Friday, 11 August 2017

The Apollo 16 Incident

When the Apollo 16 mission was preparing to return back from the Moon on April 27, 1972  ....

The Apollo 16 Images That Sparked The Debate ......

.... from a command/service module window they filmed about four seconds of video footage, of an object that looked like a UFO.

What World Opinion Shows US

World opinion can be a funny old thing, especially if you are President of the United States.

World Views Of Confidence In President Trump's Policies, Shows Where His Friends Are ......

Many Presidents have been more popular aboard than at home.

When Murder Stops Being Fun

Apparently in 2014, the number of murders in year in London fell to a 40 year low of just 95 victims.

World Murder Rates .... A Testament To A Civilised Society Plus Some Under Reporting In North Africa?

For comparison, in 2001 there were nearly 200 murders in London. As we often associate murders with 'black on black' crime in places like Tottenham, it might even be that these figures are an all-time 'historic low' if you discount that vibrant multicultural aspect from the figure. So perhaps a small hurrah is in order ....

Another City Shamed

What can one say? Another police operation amongst the Muslim Asian communities, another mass trial, and another mass conviction for the rape of mainly white non-Muslim, non-Asian girls.

18 Of The Convicted Scum

This time it was in Newcastle, where 26 defendants in a series of trials, were found guilty of all the charges.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Tally Ho

There are some terms and words that we hear regularly, but which we probably don't understand the origins for.

Counter Foils Appear Everywhere ....
One that crossed my mind recently was 'counter-foil' ..... why do we call it that?

Activity Inequality Gap

It appears that scientists have finally found some practical use for all those unused smart phone fitness apps. They can track worldwide activity levels.

Fitness Apps Promise Much But Are Usually Unused After A Month

They managed to get permission to anonymously track 700,000 users of the Argos activity app's built-in accelerometer.

What is an intellectual?

By that question, I don't mean is it someone who is clever, or well read, or who thinks and writes about things that others don't have time for ... No, I mean why are some people described as an 'intellectual', whilst others with similar achievements or attributes are not? Personally I don't know.

Marxists Liked To Interview Each Other ....

However the BBC seems to have definite template for those who should be described by them as being an 'intellectual' and those that aren't. From my minor research into this matter, it appears that they, along with other liberal media organisations have an identikit process to identify intellectuals.

Strange Links Forge History

I and many others have often wondered why we ever got involved in Afghanistan again.

British Imperial Troops Afghanistan 1878

Our involvement in that benighted land in the 19th century should have warned us of what was likely to happen ....

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