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    On the ousting of Lutfur Rahman, Tower Hamlets mayor

    News that the election court has ordered the ousting from office of Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman(on grounds of corruption and other abuses of power) and and a new election to select his successor...

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    On the suicide of Sawyer Sweeten

    I can't say that I am surprised to read about the suicide of "Everybody Loves Raymond" sitcom cast member Sawyer Sweeten at the tender age of 19-although I AM saddened by it.Child stars have notorious...

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    Chimps to receive limited "personhood" rights

    Did anybody see the news item that an animal rights group has persuaded a New York court to grant limited"personhood" rights to a pair of chimps allegedly "incarcerated" in a reserve?I suppose it had ...

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    Why allowing veiled Muslim women to testify in court is a bad idea

    I don't often agree with The Daily Express but Saturday's front page story about Lord Neuberger suggesting that hijab or burka wearing Muslim women to testify in court( and the paper's editorial criti...

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    Russia bans "Child44" movie

    Did anybody notice that Russia has banned the newly released movie "Child 44" with Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace?Ostensibly the reason is that it depicts the country( or th Soviet Union as it was) as a s...

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    Hillary Clinton announces her Presidential candidacy

    I suppose it was inevitable. If you can have a Roman Catholic(JFK) or an African American (Barack Obama) running for the Presidency of the US, then ultimately why shouldn't a woman seek the highest of...

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    Frederick Forsythe's defence of Alex Blackman is ludicrous!

    I should declare an interest here: I have long admired the works of author Frederick Forsythe( best known as having written such works as "The Day of The Jackal" "The Odessa File" and "The Dogs Of ...

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    pro-Russian insurgent admits mass slaughter of 15 Ukrainian POWs

    Did anybody read the account of a pro Russian insurgent leader who casually admitted that he had personally slaughtered up to 15 Ukrainian POWs to a newspaper reporter( I think it was in today's Irish...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Should Islamic State be indicted by the ICC on war crimes/crimes against humanity?

    The recent murders of 147 Christian students in Kenya murdered( for their faith)by Islamist militia Al-Shabaab along with the continuing atrocities attributed to Islamic State in its territory has rai...

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    Should Indiana be boycotted over its "religious freedom" law?

    An old saw runs that freedom for the pike can mean death for the minnow(or at the very least considerable discomfort). News that Indiana Governor Mike Pence(a Republican predictably enough) has signed...

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    So who killed TV presenter Jill Dando?

    Readers of the British newspaper Daily Mirror(and its Sunday stablemate) mya have noticed that it is currently serializing a series of articles about the murder of the late "Crimewatch" TV presenter J...

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    Should we BOYCOTT 2017 "Wonder Woman" movie just because ISRAELI actress is in the title role?

    Cognoscenti may have noted that Israeli actress Gal Gadot( due to star as Wonder Woman in next year's "Batman v Superman" movie) has been receiving her share of brickbats from the "body fascists"- acc...

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    "Bibi" wins again-where do we go from here?

    News that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin "Bibi" Netanyahu has won a resounding election victory puts me in mind of Pyrrhus's celebrated quip after winning a battle in ancient Greece although at prohi...

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    Utah to reinstate firing squad as lethal injection materials dry up

    Now that the EU embargo on chemicals used in lethal injection( the most popular form of execution in the US) have begun to dry up, some states are"going back to the future" so to speak.(www thetimes....

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    Reflections on a SNL digital short skit

    Did anybody see that Saturday Night Live "digital short" skit of a few years ago entitled "Helen Mirren's Magical Bosom" in which comedienne Nasim Pedrad knocks on the dressing room of Ms Mirren( full...

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    Woman chest-butts old lady in parking lot incident

    Did anybody see CCTV footage of the incident in which one woman chest butted an old lady in a Milwaukee parking lot incident in an argument over a parking space.Kezia Perkins reportedly told police th...

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    Allied troops"raped 860,000 Germans" upon conclusion of WWII

    This year is of course the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII( V.E.Day in Europe on May 9, and VJ Day in September).Anybody who has ever read DC's Sgt Rock or watched "Band Of Brothers" will be aware...

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    After the murder of Boris Nemtsov

    One big drawback of being a congenital liar is that nobody takes you seriously even when you speak the truth.Case in point: Vladimir Putin's denials that the Kremlin( and by implication himself as an ...

  • Paracelsus posted a message on the post 81375-123321-vapor.jpg.

    Is Vapor immortal? What happens if a bullet in a firefight pierces her heart or brain?

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    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"( ...