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Britain’s Once Mighty Coal Industry — King Coal — Is Sputtering To An End.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access British Sky News original.


I get British Sky News on our Roku and I try to watch as much of their news as possible since unlike the extremely parochial U.S. cable news the British news agencies make a point of covering the world.

Friday evening, with their being no new cricket of worth to watch, I spent even more timing browsing through the Sky News clips. Then I saw the above.

I was shocked. Wow.

Coal mining, for so long, has been such an integral part of our heritage. Funnily enough, just last week, the Cambridge Revels in their outstanding “Welsh Celebration“, highlighted the importance of coal mining in Welsh culture. One of the major stage props was a huge slag pile — the slag the byproduct of mining.

I still distinctly remember the coal miner strikes in the early 1970s and Margaret Thatcher’s mighty attempts to tame the unions. Those transformatives events for me.

There was the saying among cricket circles how clubs in the Midlands and Yorkshire could just go to the nearest coal mine and whistle down the shaft to recruit a fast bowler. All of that is going.

Cheap coal and natural gas from the U.S.! And they are now talking about Fracking in Britain!

Shame. Yes, mining was a hard, cruel profession and so many, for so long suffered from all the diseases associated with the coal dust. But it was a proud and well-paid profession. It is all coming to an end.

End of an Era.

Though I have no connection with miners I feel the loss. This is so much a part of our heritage.

I wish all the current miners and the ex-miners, and their families, a Merry Christmas and a hopeful 2016.


Color Blot Test (Like A ‘Rorschach’) For Determining Personality Traits.

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I saw it in Facebook and gave it a spin.

It was vaguely amusing.

I will share with you what they said about me.


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Click either image to access the test, by ‘BuzzHearts’, online.


This is what they said was my dominant personality trait.

Do I agree?

Heck yes. I have known that I was this for 30 years.
I would NOT know how to live any other way.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here.


Google’s interactive Doodle’s for Rorschach in 2013.

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English Grammar Quiz From Britain (For You Native English Speakers).

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Hey, English is my Second Language. I struggle just to speak it so that people understand 25% of what I am saying. Grammar is way beyond me — though it is funny that I have, over the years, in school, won a few ‘English’ prizes — the most priceless being that I won the ‘English’ prize, in 1969, at the “English School of Paris” [in Paris, France] (along with that for math and physics), though I was basically the only wog in the class. Cracked me. All these Brits and Americans in the class, and they give ME the English prize. I think it was a joke. This quiz? Aaah.

But try it. Let me know. Maybe you could help me with the English. Thanks.


From, of course, the U.K. ‘Daily Mail’.
My only daily news source.
Click here for original.

Click to ENLARGE and read here.

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