Coronavirus and Cocked Up Legs

Last summer I overdid it with walking to and from work on rough terrain, running about after customers, squatting down to lift heavy boxes, etc, and ended up with a groin strain on both legs. I went to the doctors in October, they diagnosed the problem and said to just rest it, so I did.Continue reading “Coronavirus and Cocked Up Legs”

Japan’s Priorities

Have you noticed Japan’s key resources? Or lack, thereof. Japan is one of those unfortunate countries with high aspirations, but few resources to propel them. As a volcanic, mountainous country, Japan has little land for growing crops, and little access to essential resources. And yet, Japan is the third largest economy in the world. They’veContinue reading “Japan’s Priorities”

Will You Take The Bus?

We see it in the news all the time: climate change, global warming, protests, ice caps melting, waters rising, temperature rising, animals dying out…But how much are you willing to change to help the planet? For a lot of people, there is a very distinct limit to what they will and will not do inContinue reading “Will You Take The Bus?”

Israel And Military Reforms

Israel is sparking concerns again as they bring out new plans to improve their armed forces. Their already impressive military is seeking to maintain their reputation by restructuring their forces to prepare for what may come in the next few decades. The plan has been in place for over a year, and is prepared forContinue reading “Israel And Military Reforms”

The Glencoe Slaughter

Glencoe is a poignant tragedy that still marks the Scottish national identity. The memory of those who died there is still strong, despite it being just over 300 years ago, and still has a significant impact on the people today. So what actually happened? It was 1692, in the Scottish highlands. It was remote andContinue reading “The Glencoe Slaughter”

Iran’s Lost It’s Nuts…Pistachio Nuts, That Is

You would think that after decades of competition and tension between Iran and the US that an all-out military conflict is inevitable. But if I were to ask you, will the US defeat Iran with nukes or nuts, we all know what the first reaction would be. And yet, here we are. It’s 2020, andContinue reading “Iran’s Lost It’s Nuts…Pistachio Nuts, That Is”

The Future of Anglo-Franco Relations

In the wake of Brexit, the relationship between the UK and Europe has become naturally strained, thus evoking a vast array of concerns from different nations. Today, we are going to examine France’s concerns over a more distant relationship with the UK, and what it could mean for future international exchanges.First, let’s have a glance backContinue reading “The Future of Anglo-Franco Relations”

Much Ado About Turkey

Anyone interested in US politics has probably heard of this already, but for those of us who are outside of America or disinterested in the bombardment of US political news may have missed something important. Erdogan, the despotic, corrupt, autocratic leader of Turkey (aren’t I impartial…) has reportedly been seeking favours from our favourite orange man.ThereContinue reading “Much Ado About Turkey”

World News

Are you sick of hearing the same old news repeated day in and day out? Trump, Brexit, EU, Putin…sometimes you just have to say, enough is enough. We all know about the big players on the world stage, but what about the little guys? On my blog, I research the local news on every singleContinue reading “World News”

Trump and Soleimani

Does This Mean War? There is no gambling like politics. — Benjamin Disraeli Good morning folks. So we’re four days into a new year, a new decade. Everyone said goodbye and good riddance to 2019, with the general consensus being that it was a naff year, and that 2020 has got to be better… AndContinue reading “Trump and Soleimani”

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