Posts tagged "UK"

Six Reasons the Sochi Olympic 2014 PROBLEMS Give UK 2012 Olympics PLATINUM

So over Sochi already with all its problems, and these are my half dozen reasons why (so far). 1. First, things were done on time in the UK. Yes, even the paint was (apparently) dry! Unlike Sochi with the reported “are you kidding” stories about lack of water, floors and yes, roofs, in the UK... Read more »

Night of the Living Dead Voters

No this is not a story about dead people voting. Every election cycle it’s the same–the high numbers of those who do not vote. Given some may have been given “provisional” ballots or write-ins that were uncounted–nevertheless I have to ask-Why? Whether you don’t because you’re undecided, muttering that “they are both the same”. Whether... Read more »

Second Amendment Justice

As read in UK press and USA The Week, a man in Nevada carrying a legally concealed gun-shot himself in the tush. I’ll resist The Onion-esque headline, What an Ass. After London–where carrying means walking through an organic farmers market carrying a plastic draft beer–the justice of an idiot shooting himself was too sweet. Carrying... Read more »
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Olympic Event no. 2-Beach Volleyball

Olympic Event no. 2-Beach Volleyball
Some might think of it as BABES and BOYS playing on sand. As for me, I’ll always think it as that crazy, sold-out event, the acclaimed red hot ticket of London’s 2012 Olympics. The Greeks would have loved it. Queen Victoria– not so much. It began early last Thursday morning. Just another workday for most... Read more »

Another bites the dust...l

Another headline grabbing rampage, in USA, thanks to Scott Walker’s loosening of gun laws. Am I safe as houses in UK. Hardly. But given more sensible gun laws, I am safer. Here sale of knives can be restricted. Maybe that’s what comes of national healthcare? You don’t want the people in hospital, you don’t let... Read more »

Olympic Event, no. 1

  How to Train for the Olympic ticket lottery Everyone knows about the skills needed to be an Olympic athlete, but think of the attendees–for there are skills necessary to win the opportunity to buy tickets of the modern Olympics. Computer skills. For us it began in the summer of 2011 when our UK based daughter Jennie... Read more »
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Thanks to NHS in UK

The mold, endemic. So I do have issues in UK. But hey, climate change may make it Arizona of Europe so this too could change. But when the cold from a grandson became the asthma attack of my lungs, I whipped out my travel meds to deal with it. Whoops. Though I’d brought all my... Read more »

Church of the Holy Gun (sponsored by the NRA)

Sitting in the Globe Theatre in London UK to see Richard III, it crossed my mind. What if we were in an American theater? Bang bang, and many of us would die. The first thing to cross my mind was to throw myself on my mid30 year old daughter. For the bench, backless seating of... Read more »

Nude Naked after NATO STILL

Denuded of the post boxes in the South Loop around 18th and S. Calumet/S. Indiana before NATO, we waited patiently for their return. Still no post boxes. Hard to support the USPS w/o post boxes. Called the local post station at 20th and State. Told, “we are doing a study.” No boxes till then? WHAT?????... Read more »
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The Attempted Murder by Mother Nature

  Nature is trying to kill me. I don’t believe it’s intentional. It’s just my corporal reaction to Nature. I understand. It’s not personal. It’s just genetic. It began in my toddler years. Sore throats every morning after a night of mouth-breathing due to a genetic post nasal drip. My Mom made me hot tea... Read more »
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