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

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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.


‘Armistice Day’ 2015 Videos — My Wrap-Up.

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Absolutely brilliant and moving video with music by ‘Tubella Bells’, Mike Oldfield. The song is “Flowers of the Forest”. Click to access and watch YouTube video.


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STIRRING. Our BRITISH troops from AROUND the World. Please watch. Click to access YouTube video.


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2015 2 minute silence in London for Armistice Day. Really nice. Click to access YouTube video.


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From U.K. ‘SkyNews’. Click to access.


For THOSE that do NOT understand
the UNDERLYING significance of
why 11/11, every year, is SPECIAL.

World War officially came to an end at 11 am Paris (France) time
on Monday, November 11, 1918, i.e., 11/11/1918.

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month”.

That was when the ARMISTICE was signed.

Hence 11/11.

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Does Ed Miliband, Next Presumptive U.K. PM, Have Any Indian In Him?

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Ed Miliband’s early bio from Wikipedia. Click to ENLARGE and read here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Miliband to access original.


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Given that I didn’t see much U.K. TV until I got SkyNews via my Roku 3 and BBC News (for awhile) via DirecTV during the last few months, I had not seen much of Ed Miliband or even know who he was.

The very first time I saw him, during PM’s Question Time, I just ASSUMED that he must have had an Indian parent! Would not be at all unusual in multiracial Britain. From then on each and every time I would see him I would be struck by his Indian appearance. With the elections looking it struck me that he could be the first Indian PM of the U.K. Not a bad thing at all and I, for one, would be delighted, though I am, of course, not an Indian (and have never been good looking or smart enough to be one). The other night I was forced to go check his parentage on Wikipedia. (See above) I was very surprised. But that, as we all know, means diddly.

It is as with Prince Harry — and I am no stranger to James Hewitt. I can never look at an image of Harry and NOT be reminded of James. As a Web acquaintance once said, you would have to be very drunk and be squinting in a special way NOT to see the resemblance.

It is possible with Miliband that the Indian connection could be from an earlier generation.

Am I the ONLY one who sees the Indian?

I also just had an e-mail from the U.K. saying that, if ‘elected’, he would be the first atheist PM. I checked. He has never said he was an atheist. He claimed to be a Jewish atheist — and I am adding that to my favorite list of oxymorons. You can’t be Jewish and an atheist. You could be ‘born Jewish’ and an atheist. AND if you were just wondering Benjamin Disraeli, as attested by his name was born Jewish, converted to Anglicanism at 12. And NO there have been no Catholic PMs. But, of course, we have had a female PM.


Another Mercedes-Benz QED Moment When It Comes To The Mental State Of Their Drivers.

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Within minutes of me posting my April 20, 2015 post that Mercedes-Benz with their pedestrian detection technology has confirmed my long-held assertion that those that drive german cars are mentally challenged I saw this video clip, about Phil Rudd of AC/DC on SkyNews (on my Roku 3). Quod erat demonstrandum (Q.E.D.) Look what he gets out of. Cracked me up. Signed, sealed and delivered.

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What do I have AGAINST German cars?
[I explained in detail in this post.]

IT HAS TO DO WITH THIS ↓

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I will ALWAYS remember.

That is why I go after those that drive German.