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About sanculottist

There are a lot of poor bastards out there being used and abused; it is just not cricket "old bean". Something tells me that ignorance is not bliss, but is, in fact, simply ignorance and in the global village we cannot look the other way.

Israeli troops massacring unarmed civilians

Never mind my own few decades on the planet, being worth zilch, the 200,000, or so, years that humanity has been hanging around, is almost an irrelevance in the great scheme of things. Now, with that in mind, it really … Continue reading

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Hallelujah a new Royal Baby

“Hosanna, hossana” Kate has given birth to a baby boy and this trivia gets onto the front of Britain’s newspapers. Not surprising, considering the little lad’s grandfather will follow on his great granny’s footsteps as the unelected head of the … Continue reading

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Douma “Chemical Attack” and a Timeless Media

The clip embedded above is from the original ‘Yes, Prime Minister’, series. The scene depicted was broadcast on the 31 December 1987, just one month before the series, which had started on 25 February 1980, was concluded. Decent British comedy, … Continue reading

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Source of Nerve Agent not Identified

Solace from the daily drivel is still being sought in what have become “longish” walks rather than long walks. The Bruno Preisendorfer book, which was mentioned in the last post, is about to reach its’ climax, as the last few … Continue reading

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Russian chemical attack on the United Kingdom …. and the band played, believe it if you like

Solace, or escapism, from the daily drivel is being sought in long walks, a perusal of medieval history in the form of Bruno Preisendörfer’s, ‘Als unser Deutsch erfunden wurde’ and the occasional visit to the local fitness centre. Unfortunately, in … Continue reading

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Piñera and a new bout of smash-and-grab

The New York Times’ description of Chile as a “deeply polarized nation” would reflect my own experience of a country, which desperately needs at least some of the social and economic changes the socialist president, Michelle Bachelet, wanted to implement … Continue reading

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Norman Finkelstein and red lines for the American Jewish Community

Almost five years ago this blog covered Norman Finkelstein’s original attack on the ‘Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement’ and came to the conclusion that it is for the Palestinians to decide whether to accept what is essentially a soft … Continue reading

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