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The Control Culture

The Control Culture

        A selection of articles that illustrate the pre-occupation of governments with monitoring and controlling their citizens. This post re-instated 03/2017 after being, somewhat mysteriously, deleted from the blog – yet again. Apparently there are some who do not believe in the freedom of the press. 2017 […]

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03/03/2017 at 13:12Control Culture Life&Liberty

Moustache, collar and tie? Where was I? Riding DGR Brussels, where else?

Moustache, collar and tie? Where was I? Riding DGR Brussels, where else?

27/09/2017. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, or DGR for short, in Brussels this year saw nearly 300 bewhiskered and besuited supposed gentlemen (plus the odd lady) assemble at the Atomium on Sunday prior to a ride into and around the city. The weather for the day was unseasonably sunny and warm, […]

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27/09/2017 at 10:28Auto Share the vibe Travel

No Robin Hood, me ….

No Robin Hood, me ….

Five days in the wild with Woodland Ways 11 September 2017. Just back from a five-day course in the wilds of Leicestershire run by Woodland Ways. They call it an Intermediate course. With my bones still aching, I’d call it pretty advanced. And although I enjoyed the course, I’m still […]

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11/09/2017 at 16:33Climate Life&Liberty

Air quality in Belgium – officially not just poor, but bad

Air quality in Belgium – officially not just poor, but bad

    Monday 19th June 2017. Today I received the latest air-quality bulletin from the Belgian Interregional Environment Agency, which supplies air-quality warnings that focus particularly on nitrogen dioxide, particulates and ozone. The warnings for the coming days go from poor, to very poor, to just plain ‘bad’. What is […]

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19/06/2017 at 10:55Auto Climate Life&Liberty

Brexit Shorts

Brexit Shorts

Brexit-Shorts – being a compilation of instant, sometimes off-the-cuff reactions to the day-to-day Brexit saga …… A deadline for Brexit? Great idea! 14/11/2017. Amazing to hear the British government wishes to fix a deadline for Brexit, while the rebels (generally against the whole Brexit concept) argue against. Meantime the EU […]

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15/06/2017 at 11:27EU Life&Liberty

Apparition

Apparition

By Odimegwu Onwumere   We heard he sent a letter to the Senate On January Nineteen Two Thousand and Seventeen. The Senate didn’t see him but saw his letter; He then left for London for a Ten-day leave, To treat himself. He stayed for over Fifty days, Showing care to […]

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10/05/2017 at 09:36Life&Liberty

Air pollution – not Brexit, not Trump, the issue for 2017

Air pollution – not Brexit, not Trump, the issue for 2017

Air pollution levels around the world have already disrupted much of nature – now they threaten life itself. And diesel cars are the culprit. My opinion …

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05/02/2017 at 12:50Auto Climate Life&Liberty

Graphene motorcycle helmet launched

Graphene motorcycle helmet launched

Update 08/12/2016. Recent research under the EU’s Graphene Flagship programme (http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=170781&CultureCode=en) has shown how graphene’s electrical properties can underpin much more powerful sensors. The benefits of such sensors can be double-edged. Graphene’s ability to sense impact could be used in a very positive way – for example enabling an in-helmet […]

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01/12/2016 at 16:34Auto EU EU_Energy

Guardian weekend where art thou …

Guardian weekend where art thou …

Today, Saturday September 24th, I thought I would treat myself to a print copy of The Guardian. I like the Saturday paper, and it’s always more relaxing to spread it out and dip into the various parts at random, rather than be limited to robot-like serial consumption that characterises reading […]

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24/09/2016 at 19:25Life&Liberty

Or take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them …

Or take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them …

          Tales from a Brussels bar – Brexit 3 The bar was quieter tonight. The usual suspects were there – we had planned to discuss Brexit again. But no-one wanted to tallk about it immediately – Maj and co. had gone off to play darts, others […]

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19/06/2016 at 17:02EU Life&Liberty Tales - Brussels bar