• Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Why Putin's plan for an "Eurasian Union" is doomed to failure

    Vladimir Putin's plan for an "Eurasian Union" in which the Russian Federation would presumably dominate the former Soviet republics like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan , the rump government of "Novorossiya"( ...

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    Rudy Giuliani's claims are beneath even contempt

    By now everyone has presumably heard of former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani's claim that President Obama "doesn't love America as we do" at a Manhattan GOP fundraiser.Am I the only person who thinks that t...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Saudi cleric claims that Earth does NOT revolve around Sun!

    As I have frequently observed on this blog, you could NOT make these things up even if you wanted to do(which I don't BTW)!Today's newspapers( www.independent.co.uk, www.dailyexpress.co.uk, February 1...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    US campuses to"boycott America"

    More about the stupidity and intellectual dishonesty of the far left. Once idly going through the website of "Young Americans For Freedom" (www.yaf.org) I came across a call for students to "boycott A...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    the Dresden firebombings in (70 years) hindsight

    Be careful of what you wish for(esp in wartime)- your wish might come true! Who now remembers a (now conveniently forgotten) speech by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in 1940- in which he asked ...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Sharia courts in Texas

    Here's a joke I made up about the recent announcement of the establishment of a Sharia Court in Texas- how can you find it? Simple- just follow the trail of severed hands and heads!In reality, islamic...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Friday the 13th-triskedephobes beware!

    Tomorrow of course is Friday the 13th, so all those triskedephobes(hope I spelt the word right-the word means those with a morbid fear of the number 13, esp when it comes to Friday the 13th).Long befo...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    "Fifty Shades Of Grey".its critics and the book burners/banners

    Full disclosure: I have NOT read the book "Fifty Shades Of Grey" or seen or particualrly care to see the film based upon it( due to open tomorrow at London's Leicester Square cinema) any more than I h...

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    Yalta in hindsight-could anything have been done to prevent Eastern Europe's fate?

    Could anything have been done in retrospect to have prevented the forcible Sovietization of Eastern Europe( this week is the the 70th anniversary of the start of the ill fated -at least for Poles , Ba...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Don't just arm Ukraine- ask the ICC to indict Putin on charges of waging" aggressive war"!

    It now seems that the incoming US Defence Carter Ashton Carter will advise the Obama Administration to arm Ukraine.In my view this a good idea but just doesn't go far enough- what Ukraine needs to be ...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    What "American Sniper" leaves out- and the risk of idolatry

    The reaction of some American Christians to the recently released "American Sniper" biopic of the late US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle makes me acutely uncomfortable (not just to the film but to their nation'...

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    British Royal Marine corporal " world's deadliest sniper"

    With the demise of one US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and the recent biopic of his life ("American Sniper") now breaking all box office records in both the US and UK, I suppose that it's only a matter of tim...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Robert Mugabe elected chairperson of the African Union

    Not since Caligula made his horse a senator ( or more to point since the OAU- Organization of African Unity, the African Union's predecessor body elected the late unlamented Idi Amin as its president ...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Should Falklands War Para "hero" get VC despite engaging in war crimes?

    There have been calls for a now deceased soldier of the British Army's Parachute Regiment( known as the "Paras" to friend and foe alike) to be posthumously awarded the UK's highest award for courage i...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    50 years since the abolition of the death penalty in the UK

    2015 seems to be quite a banner year for anniversaries- 70 years since the death of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt ( and of course the accession of Harry S.Truman as his successor), the end of WWI...

  • Paracelsus posted a message in the forum topic SUPERIOR IRON MAN: Super-Businessman or Super-Jerk?. on the Iron Man board

    I think Stark is definitely crossing the line that separates say Reed Richards from being Dr Doom!Terry

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    Reflections on l'affaire Charlie Hebdo

    Now that l'affaire Charlie Hebdo has begun to recede into the past, it is worth looking at the arguments made by those that(be they Pope Francis or others) the paper's "blasphemous"("blasphemous" to w...

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    Nuremburg Trials- 70 years on

    This year is not just the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of WWII( VE Day in May and V J Day in September) but is also the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremburg war crimes trials( at least...

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    "CSI:NY" star Gary Sinise pulls out of "gay cure" conference

    I should declare my bias here. Not only am I a Catholic convert like actor Gary Sinise, of "Forrest Gump" and more recently "CSI:NY"fame but I am also a fan of his character Detective Mac Taylor in th...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Am I imaging things or is there an "Obama effect" in Hollywood?

    Am I imaging things or ever since Barack Obama was elected in 2008, has .Hollywood been producing a big budget film with African American themes every year?.I mean, what with "Selma"'s recent release(...