"You had a very brave mother, Davy. The way Europeans have treated other humans beings around the world is shameful and I have yet to see honest, sincere efforts at national levels to improve the future. Indigenous populations have had to fight hard…"
"European countries started external colonisation only when they had established the idea of the defendable nation-state. Before that, they happily attacked and conquered each other. Even then some countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Balkan…"
"I took early retirement, Chris. The freedom is great but the pension is low - 91% of unemployment benefit - so I thought I would work a bit over the Summer to earn a bit extra. Also, it's unlikely that I'll be able to travel anywhere for…"
"This evening, for the first time in 15 months, I've been to work. Back working in elderly care. Three evenings 'on trial' and then part-time temping over the Summer, June to September if all goes well."
"Thanks for the video and the greeting, Stephen. It's years since I've been in a proper sherbert dab. I used to curse the drivers who wouldn't take me home after a night shift when I worked casual on Fleet street. No trasporter to beam…"
"Consideration toward neighbours is a good thing, Stephen. Nothing wrong with that. A rule like that wouldn't work here in Denmark. Almost everybody is at it. It's a peak season for accidents as people start their DIY and garden…"
"And it all started because a decling, right-wing rag - Jyllands Posten - decided to revive its decling circulation by doing something to upset some people. The motives were more racist than anything else. I've recently read one of their…"
"It's nice when these bullies get what's coming to them, Stephen. I remember when about 40 years ago McMullen's brewery bulldozed a centuries-old half-timbered pub near where I was born. It was replaced with a concrete block with no…"