Monthly Archives: January 2019

“A Terrible Failure of Common Sense”

In recent years, the UK Home Office has increasingly seemed to be driven by checklists, rather than any understanding of the people they are dealing with. Here’s just the latest example in a very long list: a man, 90 years … Continue reading

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Half and Half

Someone asked me last night how long I had been living here in the Netherlands, and I replied: “35 years”. “So, for half your life?” he asked. And up until that moment I had not thought about it, but he’s … Continue reading

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Seder Masochism

Nina Paley has finished her magnum opus and released it to the world. Deceptively simple, yet raises uncomfortable questions. Worth watching.

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The Wall

In these dark times, god knows, I need a little cheering up. And Randy Rainbow continues to deliver and prick presidential pretensions.

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Bohemian Gravity

I know I’m very late to this, but I’ve just come across this via a link in another online forum. Worth a listen…

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Killing the goose that lays golden eggs

Here in the Netherlands we have a number of internet service providers (ISPs) to choose from. One of the oldest is XS4ALL, and it has been offering internet access to private individuals since 1993. It’s been my ISP since 1994. … Continue reading

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