Category Archives: United Kingdom

BREXIT: not that bad despite Trumpian resemblance

Brexit will take many years to complete and some legal experts are even suggesting that it cannot even be completed considering other matters like NATO. That it seems like a reaction against cheap labor migration amidst austerity makes it seem … Continue reading

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The Coffee Shop – The House of Dreams

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day. From Mark Cersosimo: Starting in 1998, The House Of Dreams is a project conceived by Stephen Wright and his former partner Donald Jones. The … Continue reading

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Bring me the head of Diego Garcia: blaming the Brits for being Dodos about Disposession

By ann summers In 1966, the head of Britain’s Colonial Office, Lord Denis Greenhill, wrote about Chagos, “The object of the exercise is to get some rocks which will remain ours; there will be no indigenous population except seagulls who … Continue reading

Posted in 9-11, Aviation, Countries, England, environment, Foreign Policy, Government, History, Imperialism, Political Science, Politics, Terrorism, United Kingdom, United States, US Military, USAF, USN, War on "Terror" | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The Triumph of the Old New Left: UK Labour moves away from the centre

By ann summers A perhaps stunning victory for a party frustrated with recent defeats, and with perhaps the infusion of underrepresented elements, the leadership of the UK Labour Party has risen/fallen in a 59% vote for a repudiation of the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Republicans, and the Gospel of Climate Change Denial (With a Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video)

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Award-winning political cartoonist Mark Fiore noted that since Pope Francis came “out on the side of acknowledging human-caused global warming, Republican presidential contenders are suddenly on the side of ‘science’ not religion.” Fiore: Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Neocon Bill Kristol Gets into Heated Argument with John Heilemann over the Confederate Flag Issue, Claims That the Left Has a Campaign to Disrespect the Memory of Confederate Soldiers

By Elaine Magliaro Bill Kristol–neoconservative political analyst and commentator, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, and clueless pundit who is wrong about everything–got into a heated discussion with Bloomberg’s Politics Editor John Heilemann on Morning Joe Wednesday. Kristol had … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Aviation Poems

by Chuck Stanley Aviation has a history of poets, some great, some not so much. Poems about flying go back into history, but out of World War One, “The War to End All Wars,” truly great poems began to emerge. … Continue reading

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