Category Archives: Freedom

Paris, Moulin Rouge and Hot Chocolate

Back in Paris, I love Paris and it seemed the perfect place to take my wife for her birthday. It’s been a while, but nothing has changed. Parisian’s do not build towering office blocks around Notre Dame or place skyscrapers … Continue reading

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A Language of Your Own

When I was a very small boy I didn’t speak English. My family communicated with me by using pictures. I would say something and they would get out various  books and when I spoke they pointed to things until I … Continue reading

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Jose’s Bar

Jose’s bar had never really been a bar. It had always been a shack and he only sold beer, and that was in bottles. Jose liked to drink beer in the evenings, so it was a fitting career for him. … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Obama? (Tongue in Cheek)

I suppose I had better point out that I am English and not American. But, as we are all related and as a munchkin I watched every Western series and film ever made I feel a kind of kinship. You … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics Hmmmm

Why is it that people say, “No politics and no religion”. The most interesting, controversial topics in the universe and they don’t want to talk about them. This comment is usually followed by, “They’re boring.” I used to find golf … Continue reading

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Me, the Left and Them

One of my chief concerns today is why so many people choose not to vote or have any interest in politics. In June I decided to experiment. I limited making politically biased comments on FB and Twitter and I changed … Continue reading

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Stupid me and the Nanny State

When I was younger I was obviously a little stupid. Of course I use the word ‘I’ as an euphemism for ‘us’. Why else were all those safeguards put in place. Zebra crossings became commonplace because I could not be … Continue reading

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What did the Arabs do to deserve us?

With a new war in the Middle East brewing I thought this was rather poignant. During August northeastern tribes caused a major revolt against the British. They held Baquba and other towns to the north of the Diyala River for … Continue reading

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Fuel, Crude, Pumps and Them. Are we really that Dumb?

All this palaver over the fuel price, as my dear American cousins would say.  “OMG!” At least ten people in the last three days have said how great it is that fuel has come down at last. 10p a litre … Continue reading

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Change, Change, Change Hmmm?

I received my ballot papers recently from the Labour Party and they enclosed a pamphlet from Ed. This information crammed document informs me that ‘Britain needs real change now more than ever’. I started thinking; how much difference is there … Continue reading

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