• Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    New Black Panther title debuting in November

    As part of the much heralded shake up of the Marvel Universe this year, it now seems that a new BP(Black Panther) title is coming out in November.All I can say is: good! There are a number of issues t...

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    Cuba and US resume diplomatic relations- will human rights be swept under the rug

    Whilst I am gratified that Cuba and the US have resumed diplomatic relations after a 54 year hiatus, I must nonetheless express concern that the fate of Cuba's dissidents and human rights issues will ...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Trump's attack on John McCain is beneath contempt!

    First of all even though I DON'T subscribe to John McCain's politics(conservative Republican) I am outraged at Donald Trump's attack on him; you don't have to agree with a man's(or woman's for that ma...

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    Chattanooga TN murders of four US Marines by "lone wolf " jihadist

    Last Thursday's murders of four US Marines in Chattanooga TN by a suspected "lone wolf " jihadist(who was shot dead by local law enforcement) surprises me not in the elast. Ever since the "drone war" ...

  • Paracelsus posted a message in the forum topic The Confederate Flag controversy. on the Off-Topic board

    Given its long standing association with not just the avowedly racist Confederacy(which seceded from the Union in order to maintain the "right" to keep its "peculiar institution" of slavery) but its ...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Dolly Parton and the Confederate flag

    Now that "The Stars And Bars" has been deservedly hauled down from South Carolina's statehouse, the furore over the Cenfederate flag continues-touching unexpected individuals.Case in point: Country an...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Reflections on the Fourth of July

    As a Briton, I have an ironic joke about America's fourth of July celebrations that goes like this: a group of white, Protestant(one signatory was Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a Catholic), heterosex...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    SCOTUS upholds Obamacare, legalizes SSM, "conservatives" have hissy fit

    ( Full disclosure called for here: I am straight, but it would almost be worth being gay to rejoice over the hissy fit self styled "conservatives" are having the US Supreme Court's upholding of "Obama...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Dylan Roof is a TERRORIST-discuss!

    There , I said it. Dylan Roof, the alleged perpetrator of the Charleston, SC massacre of nine African Americans(mainly women) is a terrorist- as much as say, Timothy McVeigh, John Walker Lindh(the so-...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal "outed" as being white

    I suppose we should grateful for small mercies. America has finally changed to such an extent that whites are willing to "pass" as black, as Seattle NAACP president Rachel Dolezal has evidently done.I...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    British backpacker arrested on obscenity charges after stripping off on "sacred" mountain

    The press has been full of the "plight" of British backpacker Eleanor Hawkins who was arrested in Malaysia on obscenity charges after being photographed stripping off naked on a mountain locals claim ...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Rumsfeld:We got it WRONG on Iraq

    Did anybody notice former Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's revealing admission(quoted in last Saturday's London Times- June 6,2015) that "we got it wrong on Iraq"? yes, Donald Rumsfeld admitted wha...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    In defence of Louise Richardson and her comments about "US overreaction" to9/11

    The new vice chancellor of Oxford University, Louise Richardson has been attacked by some commentators(usually American) for criticism of "US overreaction to 9/11".If she means not just the abuses tha...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Sepp Blatter resignation and FIFA corruption

    Now that Sepp Blatter has announced his resignation as FIFA president as soon as a new replacement can be elected(despite his own reelection last weekend_, what lessons can we draw from this business?...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    "Red State" Nebraska to abolish death penalty

    I suppose it had to happen- the "red state"(ie Republican dominated) state of Nebraska today voted overwhelmingly to override the veto of its governor Pete Ricketts (GOP) and repeal theState's death p...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Ireland votes for gay marriage in referendum

    Defying the racist/sectarian trope of "priest ridden Paddies" so beloved of Ulster Protestants and certain lazy (if not bigoted) British newspaper pundits, the people of the Republic of Ireland voted ...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    When is a riot NOT a riot?- Waco on one hand and Ferguson, Baltimore on the other

    Here's a trick question-when is a riot NOT a riot? Compare the "lamestream"(for once I agree with Sarah Palin here) media's approach to the recent disturbances in Waco on the one hand and its coverage...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Florida artist to burn and bury Confderate flag on Memorial Day

    A Florida artist has announced his palsn to symbolically burn and bury copies of the Confederate flag(aka "The Stars and Bars" as opposed to the regular US flag- the Stars and Stripes) on Memorial Day...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Christian bakers fined for refused to receive order from gay couple

    now that the General Election in the UK has begun to recede into the past, I feel I can start posting again. UK readers may have heard of the case of the Belfast based bakery firm that was fined £500 ...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Why Obama( along with Cameron and other European leaders) was RIGHT to snub Putin's V.E.Day celebrations

    Barack Obama has been criticized by Ray McGovern( aformer CIA analyst) for refusing to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations of V.E.Day in Moscow( as have several other European leaders such as the...