Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween? just call it Christmas

  Lacking a Fourth of July or a Thanksgiving, over the past decade British shopkeepers have rushed to stock the Chinese-made paraphernalia of Halloween just to keep their cash tills ticking to tide them over till Christmas when they can … Continue reading

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More inconvenient truths about global warming

The folklore has it that it is hotter now than it was before. You are told it repeatedly until you are convinced and then you tell someone else. Global warming has gone viral. Is the testimony of history the cure? … Continue reading

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Old Slaughter’s Coffee House; ‘Now among the things that were…’

  Thursday March 30 1843 saw the auctioning off of a London landmark just for its building materials. The wildly misnamed and deeply corrupt government department, the Commissioners of Woods and Forests, had bought the site at number 74 St … Continue reading

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a watched pot.

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
the trojan room coffee pot – action shot   the trojan room coffee pot was a coffee machine located next to the old computer lab of the university of cambridge,…

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Just sayin’

Geopolitical high stakes gambler President Putin is so patriotically affronted by NATO tanks on his front lawn in the Baltic region that there is one sign at least that he might just be contemplating to engineer a ‘crisis’ in Kaliningrad. Kaliningrad, … Continue reading

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E Pur Si Muove, numero due

Whether Galileo did actually mutter under his breath that phrase about the earth still moving or not, there is a contrarian streak in some people that defies plagiarising ‘accepted’ wisdom and using it as their own. As the Christian philosopher, … Continue reading

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Fracking is as old as oil

The Evansville Daily Journal of March 9 1865 has this report from the dawn of the oil and gas industry.

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