Monthly Archives: November 2012

The utterly inconsistent and mealy-mouthed Franklin Graham: how Billy must be disappointed in him

Franklin Graham: Islam is “wicked” and “evil”, but Mormonism as a “cult” is “calling people names”. Then there’s also the issue of how many Christmas shoe boxes Franklin Graham’s obscene $561,000 annual Samaritan’s Purse salary could fill.

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Writers’ quote of the day: Andrew Cowan on the importance of reading

‘I don’t believe you can be a writer unless you are also a reader.  If writing is the out-breath, the exhalation, then reading should be the in-breath, the inspiration.’ ~ Andrew Cowan

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Obama vs. Romney: The American Presidential election viewed from Britain and Europe

‘From a European perspective, it doesn’t matter who wins this election.  Only US foreign policy is important to us — and Obama is no dove and Romney no hawk.  The incumbent president prefers to wage his wars with drones instead … Continue reading

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One man and his cat: True story of busker and the ginger tom called Bob who got his life back on track

A heartwarming cat story that I can’t resist sharing: One man and his cat: True story of busker and the ginger tom called Bob who got his life back on track

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Quote of the day: Peter Hitchens on [emigrating to West Coast] Canada

‘I’ve a fondness for the Pacific North west of the USA, and imagine I’d feel much the same way about British Columbia round about Vancouver.  I became something of a Canadian nationalist while I lived in the USA (I particularly … Continue reading

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Worth your reading time: James Hannam on medieval Christianity and the rise of modern science

Medieval Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science, Part 1 Medieval Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science, Part 2

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