Monthly Archives: January 2016

Europe would be pretty honest if it weren’t for the Italians!

Originally posted on Mike the Psych's Blog:
Transparency International’s latest report shows that Europe would be the most honest continent if it weren’t for widespread corruption in Italy and neighbouring countries. Italy is less honest than Qatar (no surprise…

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers, coming to a town near you soon…………

  A MUSLIM group has outrageously said Germans need to ban alcohol if they want to stop repeats of the Cologne sex attacks. The MuslimStern pressure group said that drink “leads to rapes”. It added that the women who were … Continue reading

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2015 Was Not Unusually Wet

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood? ? ? Contrary to various misleading claims, last year was not “one of the wettest” on record. In fact it only ranked 84th wettest since 1766,…

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Reflections on water…………

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal at Slaithwaite (or “Slawit” to the locals) Break open the sparkling wine as the Handmade Bakery in Slaithwaite is open again after having to close for emergency repairs to the bakery floor. There have been riots … Continue reading

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Hebden Bridge, welcome to vegiburgerville

  On my recent visit to Hebden Bridge (bohemian capital of the north, and some would say of the UK) I took the opportunity to wander up the the little railway station which I had never visited before. It is … Continue reading

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Just for the Climate Change / Greenpeace mob……….

  The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulate, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, … Continue reading

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Star man and a 500+ choir……………

I have never been the greatest fan of David Bowie although I have bought the odd album over the years. Never did get the glam rock and “Spiders from Mars”periods but more attunded to his Berlin days and remember buying … Continue reading

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Everything is green at Hardcastle Crags

I visited Hardcastle Crags in the Spring of 2015 and managed to photograph the Bluebells and Wild Garlic in all their glory. Last Saturday I made a return visit in the depths of winter and was greeted with a “sea … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes with the Flying Scotsman

One of my Christmas presents this year was a half day photography course which would enable all the participants to “get up close and personal” with the Flying Scotsman as it was being prepared to pull those very lucky people … Continue reading

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