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As I put together this post, starting at around 7.30 and getting pretty long with all the quotes and links by 8.30, the browser shut down and it was lost.  And yes I usually save to draft along the way but it didn’t save this time.  Gone. No matter, we’ll start over.

The main sources in this range from a really “out there” conspiracy site to “Rational” Wiki at the other end of the spectrum.  It’s a good exercise, not in studying conspiracy loons but in studying supposedly rational people confronted with something outside the norm which seems to have corroboration.

Let’s start with the debunking “Rational” Wiki:

Denver already had a fine airport, Stapleton International. But despite widespread protests, Denver International was built and opened in 1995, with fewer runways, thus reducing Denver’s capacity.

“Rational” Wiki goes on to explain that the old airport had reached its capacity and they just needed a new one.…

The only group internationally and in our society no one defends

Egypt gunmen open fire on Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo

“I found a woman seated in a chair with lots of bullet wounds, covered in blood. Many other people had fallen around her, including a child,” he added.

Coptic priest Thomas Daoud Ibrahim said he was inside the church when the gunfire erupted.

“What happened is an insult to Egypt, and it’s not only directed against Coptic Christians. We are destroying our own country,” he said.

The sense in which I use the word Christian here in our society is what we vaguely call the west and the traditions it was based on. Paganism has to get a mention in these isles as well, as it was part of the development of the west, along with Christianity and its values of caring and tolerance, along with the spirit of enquiry of the truly scientific mind, not the Scientific Party.

No need to explain any of this to readers here.…

Needs to be nipped in the bud now

The condemnation of Hamas from Egypt:


Mosul Iraq, Christian properties marked by Muslims.

Germany, Jewish houses marked by Nazis. Property confiscated and stolen in the name of the state.

Response from the West, same as 1936, nothing.

Closer to home:

The Birmingham Trojan Horse has taken an awful long time to surface, but is being treated as an isolated case, how quickly those who govern forget.

This headline from the Birmingham Post is a refreshing change.

And is the content of this speech from the new minister really going to have an effect beyond as she puts it “a small number of schools” if they believe that we are stuffed, as with Rotherham and the rape gangs people at all levels knew what was going on, but how many were sacked, very few, most continued in their jobs there and I suspect that the “big cheeses” will remain or will moved to similar lucrative positions under the “lessons will be learned” banner in this case as well.…

There are perceptions … but there are also extrinsic, time-honoured realities

In one of the best Morse episodes – Death of the Self – con-artist Russell Clarke [Michael Kitchen] diddles rich customers in Italy with the help of his ex-jailbird lassie Maureen [Jane Snowden] by telling them they must deconstruct and throw away their old perceptions, all the old realities, all the interrelationships – in short, one must kill off the old self and then start a new one.

Given Clarke’s record back in Blighty, where people hanged themselves and all sorts of thing happened, Morse, given his grip on reality, is going to expose this charlatan and appears to be obsessed in doing so. Actually, the real game behind it turns out to be shifting forged artworks.

In the end, it’s a fortuitous afterthought which exposes the scam and as Clarke is led away, he says: “It must be difficult living with your degree of suspicion, Morse.” He might well have said it must be difficult living with Morse’s grasp of reality.…