Monthly Archives: March 2018

Who’s This Kim Jong Un Geezer?

The Global Times newspaper is a mouthpiece of the Chinese government. It’s just done a quite lengthy report about Kim Jong Un’s visit to China. Here’s some parts of it: Xi said Kim’s current visit to China, which came at … Continue reading

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The Liberation of East Ghouta

On yesterday’s Sunday Wire podcast Patrick Henningsen interviewed Vanessa Beeley for the best part of an hour. Beeley is on the ground in Syria and reports on the last of the western-backed terrorists to be removed from the Damascus suburb … Continue reading

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Could You Fall in Love with Frankenstein?

This week the likes of Paul Craig Roberts and Peter Koenig have been very critical of the Russian response to the latest round of Russophobia coming from the West, in the wake of the totally ridiculous false flag that was … Continue reading

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Gwenno Saunders – Cornish Psych-Pop

I need a break from all the madness that’s going on at the moment. So, Gwenno Saunders was born in Cardiff in 1981. Her father is a noted Cornish poet and her mother is a Welsh activist. As a result … Continue reading

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They’re Gonna Get Us All Killed

“I’ve never seen anything like it” is an oft used term thesedays. The latest jaw-dropper is the Sergei Skripal poisoning case, where Colonel Mustard seems to have done it in the Library with the Lead Pipe. On Monday prime minister … Continue reading

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Fukushima 7th Anniversary

I wish I could say that a lot has happened in the last seven years with regard to Fukushima, but alas I can’t. It needed a huge international effort to try to contain the disaster. Instead we’ve had incompetence, massive … Continue reading

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Babylonian Poetry

One of the many interesting things about the Sumer civilisation is that it doesn’t get as much attention as the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, despite the fact that Sumer was the oldest known human civilisation, having arisen some 7000 … Continue reading

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I Burn But I Am Not Consumed

For such a relatively small country (population just over 5 million) Scotland has always had an enormous amount of musical talent. I’ll kick off with Annie Lennox and a track called Little Bird. This is from her 1992 solo début … Continue reading

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More About the Five-Year-Olds on LSD

In September 2015 President Putin made a speech to the UN General Assembly. It was the first time he had done so in ten years. Putin’s speech was quite extraordinary. He suggested that Russia would no longer tolerate American hegemony … Continue reading

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