Snakes of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona

by David on June 28, 2008

As we’re off to Denver shortly for a tour of the … what do you call the area … the Southwestern States? The Mountain States? Well, anyway, we’re probably going to be taking in bits of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico (…)

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Sarkozy offers support

by David on June 28, 2008

“Anyone trying to destroy Israel will find France blocking the way.” One is tempted to observe Israel will now be safe from attacks from the rear Ghost of a Flea, Touchable

Don’t worry your head about democracy

by David on June 25, 2008

Most of these improvements would have been held up, if not outright prevented, by referendums. Democracy doesn’t mean having unlimited confidence in citizens. Sometimes the big picture is in better hands when politicians are running it, and a big picture (…)

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The case for intervention

by David on June 24, 2008

Blair, in Chicago: No one in the West who has seen what is happening in Kosovo can doubt that NATO’s military action is justified. Bismarck famously said the Balkans were not worth the bones of one Pomeranian Grenadier. Anyone who (…)

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The purpose of the UN is?

by David on June 23, 2008

Courtesy of Norm. Should these conditions continue to prevail, the legitimacy of the election outcomes would be in question. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon Often the corpses are hidden, but occasionally the killers like to display their handiwork as a warning. (…)

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Polly Toynbee is stupid or lying or both. Probably both

by David on June 23, 2008

Nice is independent, and not primarily a rationing mechanism: it sanctions any drug with good evidence for effectiveness. Polly Toynbee, The public deserves protection from the false hope of ‘wonder drugs’ So I’ve been recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Research (…)

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My NHS GP

by David on June 23, 2008

My GP is not available between 12:30 and 1:30. Fair enough, the man has to eat. However, the entire GP Practice is unavailable for that hour. No GP is available, no nurse is available, no receptionist is available. It reminds (…)

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Pinky

by David on June 15, 2008

‘Pinky’, another flower photo by Helen

Frabjous Day

by David on June 13, 2008

Mr Ahern is the first senior figure from the Irish government to admit that it looked like the treaty had failed. “It looks like this will be a No vote,” Mr Ahern said on live television. “At the end of (…)

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Duane Hanson and Helen

by David on June 12, 2008

Duane Hanson (Wikipedia, Duane Hanson) was an American artist known for his hyperrealistic sculptures – you can see a few of them in the Saatchi gallery, London. I found them irresistible from the first time I saw them; irresistible but (…)

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