Archive for July, 2009

The shame of Iran (5)

July 6th, 2009 by Roger Darlington

My wife and I are due to visit Iran on holiday in October. We’ve already booked the tour and paid the deposit. Now I’m following the political developments in Iran with more than usual attention and I guess the venom currently being directed by the authorities against Britain means that our trip is now somewhat […]

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Jam for lunch

July 5th, 2009 by Roger Darlington

Today Vee and I made one of our regular visits to Oxford to see our Chinese ‘family’: Zhihao, Hua and their two-year old son Joshua. Little Josh just gets cuter every time we see him. A couple of days ago, it was Zhihao’s 35th birthday so we took the family out for a celebratory meal. […]

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How long will you live?

July 4th, 2009 by Roger Darlington

It depends enormously on life style which in turn is substantially influenced by class and wealth which in turn is shaped very much by upbringing and education. In the UK, on average, a middle-class man will live around 10 years longer than a working class man and, in all classes, women live a bit longer […]

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The Jewish mascot of Nazi soldiers

July 3rd, 2009 by Roger Darlington

This video clip is about 11 minutes, but you should watch it because it tells a remarkable story.

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My web site is 10 years old

July 2nd, 2009 by Roger Darlington

I suppose that, like most non-technical people, I first became aware of the Internet around 1995 when world-wide the number connected to the network doubled. Besides e-mail, for me the great benefit of the Internet was the Web (I’ve never been interested in social networks, newsgroups or gaming). The more I used the Web, the […]

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The November election is over

July 1st, 2009 by Roger Darlington

What November election? And why has it taken eight months to conclude? At the beginning of November 2008, the Americans elected a new President, all of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. But one Senate seat was so closely contested that only this week has the final result been declared. The […]

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