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The Duffy Effect; Gordon Brown, Mrs Duffy and Catastrophisation

Mrs Duffy and Gordon Brown

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World-cup anticipation, Sugar and the Township in Cape Town

Cape-town is in the middle of World Cup anticipation. Colours are flying, plants are being planted, streets being cleaned.  It is a truly beautiful city.

Sugar our guide is on the right

Last week I was shown round a township called Langa by ‘Sugar’ (who lives there) in Cape town. Sugar is a vibrant and energetic 22 year old with a smile of white perfect teeth that frame her face into a large bright sun. Sugar moves around cape town and the township as naturally as a fish swims in the sea. People are shown around the townships to educate them on the governments move towards providing permanent housing. Continue reading

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Lockerbie; The British Government and Positive Illusion.

Which way to Lockerbie?

Which way to Lockerbie?

So the British Government claims letting Abdul Baset Ali al-Megrahi go, (often known as the Lockerbie bomber) has nothing to do with any possible oil deals. Yes, maybe they show compassion to countries where there is no oil. Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister of Britain says he is enraged (after the event) because the Libyan government gave a heroes welcome to the Lockerbie Bomber. Continue reading

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The Senator and The Lie

Eyes which do not see.

Eyes which do not see.

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