What really matters in the Middle East? (Robert Fisk interview)

December 15, 2015

And what matters, what are people after?

Two words: Dignity and Justice.

Increasingly impatient in listening/watching commentators. This not only gets past that but demands a rewind. Think I need elements of disagreement to stir me. This first-class teaching is eked out by just the right interviewer. Reading . . .

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Ring the Alarm: Ed Sheeran Just Quit Social Media

December 14, 2015

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But... for good reason, writes Madeline Hill. Thank phew for that eh.

Well hot-diddly-do.Who said the awakening’s in the sludge? Most countering of moves. What, Ed couldn’t get a helper to maintain his ‘personal’ social-media touch?

Let’s hope there’s other good reasons left unsaid: A principled protest? Barely . . .

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Magnus Carlsen wins the London Chess Classic

December 14, 2015

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Magnus beat Maxine Vachier-Lagrave to win.

The picture above is from his historic 2004 (at 13 years old), draw against Garry Kasparov. Here's a 4.40 mins summery video (never seen? Ought-er).

Reporting, Round 7, Saturday... was a bit more like it! The London Classic came to life in round seven at Olympia, with . . .

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Data vs Dogma?

December 14, 2015

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Top three controversies among the controversial?

Climate change - all our doing/must stop whatever costs; The Holocaust - not ‘which’ one, Hitler’s intentions, no gas chambers and numbers massively exaggerated; Moon landings ‘didn’t, or did’ but not 'then'.

Other than these three is, ‘who’s stringing us . . .

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Tom is Stanley so...

December 12, 2015

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No. Not our man. Could it be? Or could the moon have been/be too far/difficult/impossible a reach and back?

Oh I know (insert position)... sounds (insert staggering dismiss)...

Stanley revisited next week. Actually to make the most of this fooling film, a Stanley series.

There, there...

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Kubrick’s 15 Year Time Bomb

December 11, 2015

- where else?

“....it started to get to me after awhile” so says cinema’s hardly-disputed champ. That he made mock moon-films (and some used), isn't seriously debated/(for a NASA lens used on Barry Lyndon(?)); that ‘The Shining’ is . . .

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The Paris Attacks Are Just The Beginning

December 10, 2015

C/o Gordon at Tap

Source: http://stormcloudsgathering.com/paris-attacks

StormCloudsGathering is either a family, an individual, an idea, a project or a combination of thereof. We are a father, a mother and two kids. Mixed nationality. Mixed language. Hybrid Culture.

In other words; ordinary common . . .

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