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  • Cambridge Analytica's blueprint for Trump victory

    25 March 2018

    There is 27-page presentation which had been produced by the Cambridge Analytica. Those Cambridge Analytica officials worked most closely on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. A former employee of Cambridge Analytica explained how it helped the techniques...

  • Delete Facebook

    25 March 2018

    As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls...

  • Saintly

    29 March 2018

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, S.C. Founder of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph. Considered founder of the Catholic School system in the US. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was the charming "belle of the ball" as a young woman in New York City, linked to all the...

  • Freiheit

    29 March 2018

    The philosophy skill on the German language. Here are some fun German philosophy terms. Gewissenhabenwollen. It means "wanting (wollen) to have (haben) a conscience (Gewissen)" Alienation: Entfremdung Authenticity: Eigentlichkeit Concept: Begriff Critique:...

  • Integrity

    29 March 2018

    Integrity, is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. 1. They value other people’s time. They value their own time so they also value the time of other people. They know you have plenty of other places you need to be and won’t...

  • Easter Forever

    29 March 2018

    Easter Forever Imagine if Easter would last forever You'd eat candy and chocolate everyday And have Easter hunts, and be very clever About where to hide your Easter prey You'd be getting presents and toys Eat millions of caramel 'n' cakes You'd be filled...

  • A Scottish morning with a coffee

    05 September 2017

    Walking in the the morning drizzle. All along the coast after the hill. Destined to get the newspaper. The local post ofiice opens I smile and take my bicycle. The bicycle it sits nearby. Sitting there awaiting through the Summer. To be repaired. But...

  • The forests of pleasure

    21 September 2017

    The Ardgowan Estate It was a sparkingly day with just a drizzzle as I left the ferry as I dis-embarked into that wonderful Gourock. I walked along and then out of the Gourock train station where just by Chance the 901 Bus was just sitting there. There...

  • Saturday with something to do

    30 September 2017

    Saturday is a day to do something different Perhaps to dance or bounce a trampoline Could fly out above and explore what is there. A different mountain or a different dance is there Smiles abound throughout the world Perhaps I should travel or just stay...

  • Colour in a rainy day

    06 October 2017

    Colour in the life. It is always lovely to spend some time in the Kelvingrove museum. There are so many lovely things to see and marvel at. However I do enjoy going for the lunch time concerts when they play the organ. When it is drab, grey and rather...

  • The marvellous Hill House in Helensburgh, Scotland

    13 October 2017

    Friday and a lovely Autumn day to visit the Hill House It involves going all around the peninsula and then heading for Helensburgh. Hill House is a great example of lovely architecture. It is not in the centre of Helensburgh so it is a walk up the hill...

  • The Nudge theory

    22 October 2017

    The key issues in the C19th were 'nudged' and then finally legislated against, as the wealthy won't be nudged out of their privilege Child Labour Food Contamination Supply of clean water and decent sewerage Old Age Pensions Employees' Accident Insurance...

  • The Langley Schools Music Project

    22 October 2017

    Virtually nothing about conventional music education, and not knowing how to teach singing. It was a pleasure to discover The Langley Schools Music Project Children have a grasp of what they like: emotion, drama, and making music as a group. Whether the...

  • The Housing crisis in UK

    05 November 2017

    The heart and soul of Thatcherism is section 21 of The Housing Act 1988. Without that there would be no housing crisis. High rent was not a problem in the past because fair rents were imposed and in line with Housing Benefit payments. No one got thrown...

  • Pasque Flower of South Dakota

    02 July 2017

    The flowers are plentiful in Dakota. When you come down the South in the spring you will find this flower adorning the praires. The pasque flower. Just as with so many other flowers it has its beauty and also its invisible strengths. It was an ancient...

  • The Transfiguration 

    06 August 2017

    The Transfiguration All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of the Transfiguration . With remarkable agreement, all three place the event shortly after Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ first prediction of his passion...

  • Bicycle tax

    18 July 2017

    Bicycle Tax In Oregon, USA there is now a bike tax Which is a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches. Mr Maus said “We are taxing the healthiest, most inexpensive, most environmentally...

  • A brick-built lighouse in North-Carolina, USA

    03 July 2017

    Lighthouses are part of my life. They often blend in with the nature of our Scottish landscape so much so that we fail to recognise them as those pieces of marvellous architectural endeavour. Many a time I noticed them whilst walking on the beach in Normandy,...

  • A digital-only e-krone in Denmark

    01 July 2017

    The Danish central bank would like to have a digital-only e-krone. Denmark have had interest in issuing their own digital currency which would make sense especially since that only about one-third of the actual Danish money supply is made of the physical...

  • Breathing places

    13 July 2017

    Breathing places. A place to breathe. So simple and yet so true. A place to breath and be alive Somewhere to be inspired A place to discover more Walking in the park. sitting in the silence Alone in your favourite pew Breathing. Hands aside or in the...

  • Ophelia

    10 July 2017

    Ophelia among the Flowers Odilon Redon Now that it is Summer, and an opportunity to enjoy the nature of a lovely countryside, happiness is enjoyed. However in the winter when it dark, dank and gloomy it would be a chance to pop into the National Gallery,...

  • Jokes

    27 July 2017

    What does a chicken say when it crosess a very busy road? Eggs-scuse me ... He he he. .............................................................................................................................. Who comes to the picnic but is never invited.?...

  • War of the Roses

    13 July 2017

    The Wars of the Roses was a series of dynastic civil wars in England fought by the rival houses of Lancaster and York between 1455 and 1485. The struggle was so named because the badge of the Lancaster's was a red rose and that the York's a white rose....

  • French toast or "pain perdu"

    02 July 2017

    In the 15th century English court of Henry V, a version of the French toast called "pain perdu" or "lost bread" was the culinary rage. Then, it was called "lost" bread because the recipe called for soaking hard or stale bread in a mixture of milk and...

  • The storyteller

    08 August 2017

    The Story teller. Story-telling It is interesting how this is treated throughout the world. In Scotland this is encouraged from a very young age. Respect and dignity to the process of fun and entertain. Often there are queues outside for a hour before...