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    EU Referendum two months on

    Given that tomorrow is the second month since the ill fated EU Referendum in the UK, it is worth asking what has changed? Well contrary to a slew of articles in the "Eurosceptic" tabloids such as the ...

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    Ho hum, another "honor Killing"

    News of yet another "honor killing" in Pakistan raises the question as to why does the media insist on using this phrase.Before we get too smug about it, (and assume that only in "backward" and presum...

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    Republican Party PER SE goes "batshit crazy"

    Some years back(in 2012 I think) I wrote a blog post entitled "Texas Republican Party goes "batshit crazy"".Now in 2016 it seems that what was once a localized phenomenon has metastasized into virtual...

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    Now that the Colcroft Report is out- what next?

    Now that the long awaited Colcroft Report into the 2003 Iraqi invasion has been released, with scarifying criticism of not just the then PM Tony Blair(and by implication US President George W. Bush), ...

  • Paracelsus posted a message on the post 5276338-image.jpeg.

    Lucky Danette'slothes are immune from being burned otherwise she's be scrounging for an asbestos fig leaf as she herself wryly observed!

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    Reflections on the phenomenon of secret identities

    Although they are most usually associated with "super heroes" such as Batman, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Iron Man, in comic books, it is worth noting that in a certain sense we ALL have "secret identitie...

  • Paracelsus posted a message on the post 1935680-plastic_man_woozy.jpg.

    Could Plastic Man conceivably bleed to death?

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    Buyers remorse over the EU Referendum "Leave" vote

    Whilst it is not unusual for losers to engage in the "we wuz robbed" gripes, it is somewhat unusual for ostensible victors to be upset over winning. Just a few days after the UK voted to withdraw from...

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    Religious Marine saves lives in Orlando massacre

    Whilst we're on the general subject of religious affiliation in the Orlando massacre, it is worth noting that the bouncer whose prompt action, Imran Yousuf , saved many lives when Omar Mateen began hi...

  • Paracelsus posted a new blog.
    Questions for the "Christian" pastors who approved or defended the Orlando massacre

    I have decided to wait until the dust has settled after the slaughter of 49 men and women at an Orlando nightclub that catered to the local LGBT community(arguably making it a "hate crime" as much as ...

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    Curiouser and curiouser- strange bedfellows on the "Brexit" cause

    Clint Eastwood once quipped that the further you get to the Right, the more likely that you are to find the same idiots coming at you from the Left(or is it vice versa?)Case in point: today's front pa...

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    So who is to blame for the killing of Harambe the gorilla?

    The killing of Harambe, the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo who was shot after a small child fell into his cage has prompted much debate- with even calls for the parents of the child to be prosecuted fo...

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    Israel to reinstate death penalty for Palestinian terrorism

    Sometimes you read things in the press that cause you to drop your jaws in sheer amazement. Case in point a short article in today's Times( www. thetimes.co.uk, May 21, 2016) that Israel is to reinsta...

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    Go ahead-vote for Jamala even if it offends the Kremlin!

    Jamala(see Wikipedia entry) is the Ukrainian contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest. Given that she is not only a Crimean Tartar but her family is descended from those Crimean Tartars deported to S...

  • Paracelsus posted a message in the forum topic Would Captain America support Donald Trump for President??. on the Captain America board

    No he WOULDN'T- he even refused a third party nomination for President in Captain America#250. I can;t imagine Cap(whatever his faults) getting down and dirty in the nosh pit of party politics!

  • Paracelsus posted a message in the forum topic Should the super soldier serum slow/halt Roger's aging?. on the Captain America board

    Given that Steve Rogers has regained his youth recently after having the SSS (Super Soldier Serum)removed from his system and rapidly aging to his true chronological age, I have a theory that the SSS...

  • Paracelsus posted a message in the forum topic Would Captain America support Donald Trump for President??. on the Captain America board

    I don't think Captain America would support ANYONE for President- as that is above his "pay grade" and would amount to politicalization of his role as a super hero.Of course whoever is ELECTED Presi...

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    Now that's more like it- Madame Rouge in French means "Mrs Red"!

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    Why are superheroes who testify in court NEVER asked to reveal their secret identities?

    OK, several superheroes(but curiously enough NO superheroines) in both the DC and Marvel Universes have either publicly revealed their dual identities( Captain America, Iron Man, Daredevil, Batman, Gr...

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    Rhodes Scholar brags about refusing to tip SA waitress-because she's white

    Has anybody heard about the story of Rhodes Scholar Ntozoke Qwabe who caused a stir when he bragged about reducing a waitress( Ashleigh Schultz) in Cape Town to "white tears" simply by refusing to tip...