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Hustlers – they have me on speed dial

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Hustlers – they have me on speed dial

I do not travel to read on a beach or go on Jeep Safari or tip toe through Roman ruins. I travel to walk the paths of strange lands, to witness odd customs and unique cultures and be hit upon by touts. A week ago while dawdling over a late lunch at an outside cafe […]

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The Syrian SNAFU – what would Churchill do?

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The Syrian SNAFU – what would Churchill do?

This quagmire that’s generously referred to as a ‘civil war’ in Syria is so completely screwed up, publishing an enemies list and getting the combatants to wear numbered uniforms would not even help at this point. There’s one dictator, President Bashar al-Assad, two now that Vladimir Putin has waded in, about nine different religions, at […]

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If music be the fodder of war … stop the bombing.

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If music be the fodder of war … stop the bombing.

Music, the soother of souls has always been badly abused and not just by heavy metal bands, but by history and war as well. Music makes you feel good and when used as a movie’s soundtrack, tells you how you’re supposed to feel while watching a particular scene. Music can lift your spirits and improve […]

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Stop Trump! Stop the wall! Stop watching TV!

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Stop Trump!  Stop the wall!  Stop watching TV!

Man, the things you learn while watching TV! One Sunday, while watching ABC’s special, extended coverage of the Pope’s Visit To America which was interrupted by ads for Viagra, I learned something about ‘product placement’ and how that wasn’t a very good one. From CNN comes the mind-boggling statistic that according to their most recent […]

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Hey! This election is really a horse race!

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Hey!  This election is really a horse race!

For the first time in many years Canadians will go to the polls in a federal election in which any of the three major parties could win. This is both exciting and awkward. This small margin of popularity means that Canadians will have to vote for somebody this time around. Normally we vote negatively, that […]

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Dude, let’s let the wild ones be

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Dude, let’s let the wild ones be

No, the strangest news story involving humans and animals that I’ve come across lately was not the guy who spotted a spider while filling up his gas tank at a station in Center Line, Michigan and attempted to kill the arthropod with the flame from his cigarette lighter. At the first burst of flames, a […]

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