Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Tuesday, 11 July 2006
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I keep saying this.  Hindus (and Sikhs and Christian Indians, in the sense of Indian sub continent, although they are not mentioned in this article) are an asset to us.  Trying to disguise the shortcomings of the other "Asian" group by lumping them altogether under one umbrella is ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2006 2:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 9 July 2006
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This article from The Times has been posted elsewhere and comments invited about the reprehensible comments of the Islamic cleric Omar Brooks.  These are outrageous enough.  One of the people criticising him is Rachel North. She was on the train that was blown up at Kings Cross ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2006 11:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 7 July 2006
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I’m home from work now tonight. I wasn’t the only person that didn’t relish getting on London Underground today.  By the time I finish the school run and get to the station things are usually quiet anyway.  But today, at the usual stations there were no hijabed women, or ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2006 4:21 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 6 July 2006
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I am married to a Yorkshireman, from the White Rose county.  Mary is from t'ower side o't Pennines, from Red Rose country. The World Black Pudding Throwing Championship is to be recreated by gardening experts - in flowers. Council officials at Bury in Greater Manchester, home town of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2006 5:03 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 6 July 2006
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On the first anniversary of the London bombing the parents of Hasib Hussain  who was responsible for the deaths on the No 30 bus in Tavistock Square refuse to believe that he was responsible.  His mother has refused to meet with Marie Fatayi-Williams, 51, whose son Anthony  died, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2006 10:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 6 July 2006
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From The Times A HIGH Court judge denounced forced marriage yesterday as an “abomination”, as he annulled the wedding of an English-born teenager to her Pakistani cousin. Mr Justice Munby described forced marriage as “intolerable” and a “gross abuse of human rights”. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2006 4:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 5 July 2006
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There was a joke going round the Department of Light Bulb Changers - What do you call an Australian with a degree? Answer A New Zealander.  This was to wind up the large number of Australians we have working with us on fixed term contracts. The joke rebounded when Senior Management decided ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/05/2006 7:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 4 July 2006
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I believe that it is a day of special significant in the USA today, celebrated with family dinners, barbeques and other festivities. I hope you all have a lovely time. Regards!...Read More...
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Posted on 07/04/2006 3:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 3 July 2006
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According to the BBC Al-Qaeda sympathisers have been trying to infiltrate the British security service MI5, the BBC has learned. Whitehall officials confirmed what some had long suspected, says BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner. But those with al-Qaeda sympathies had been weeded out during ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/03/2006 4:32 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 3 July 2006
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Reading the papers (on-line) yesterday I decided not to post this piece from The Times in favour of the 4 interlated articles I eventually selected from The Telegraph.  Then I read  Colin Bower's review here in the New English Review of the book House of Stone also by Christina Lamb. When ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/03/2006 3:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 2 July 2006
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There are quite a few inter-related articles on the Telegraph today. First. Thousands of police will mount a show of strength in central London this week on the first anniversary of the July 7 bombings. Scotland Yard is on high alert against the possibility that Islamic extremists could strike a year ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/02/2006 10:09 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 29 June 2006
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From the Times.  Unfortunately 2 brave men of the Special Air Service regiment died in this mission.  THE two special forces soldiers killed during an hour-long gunfight in southern Afghanistan were part of a daring raid on a Taleban stronghold in which four key commanders on the “Most ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2006 5:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 29 June 2006
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This is from the BBC. When England's travelling band of supporters arrive in a city for a match they find a suitable spot and hoist flags and banners carrying the cross of St George in their dozens. It is not just a takeover of a town square, but a world of intricate stitching, washing superstitions ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2006 3:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 26 June 2006
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This is a long article from yesterdays New York Times Magazine which someone Mary and I know pointed me towards. It is quite strange to hear the American  view of events and places, like Bethnal Green where my fathers family are from, Forest Gate and Dewsbury where my husband lived as a teenager.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2006 10:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 25 June 2006
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What with church, football and the televised party I didn't get to sit down with the paper until later.  These two articles from the Sunday Mirror are rather nasty. WIVES of British troops fighting in Iraq are getting chilling phone calls to their homes from terrorists telling them: "You ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2006 3:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 25 June 2006
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England are through to the Quarter finals of the World Cup having beaten Equador this afternoon, 1-0. David Beckham scored in the 60th minute. They will play the winner of the match between Holland and Portugal which I am listening to as I write, next Saturday. Then we watched the live play which was ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2006 2:11 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 25 June 2006
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I returned from morning service this morning (for a change I attended the earlier, more traditional, service at my church; we sang "Fight the Good Fight with all thy Might" which I take as a sign)  and had my weekly look at the site Anglicans for Israel. Which linked to this good news ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2006 6:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 23 June 2006
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  In London next month, the exhibition Islam Expo, “promoting dialogue and understanding" will take place from 6 to 9 July at Alexandra Palace in North London. Ally Pally is better known for its organ and the Palm Court Orchestra and certain CAMRA (CAMpaign for Real Ale) beer festivals.   Their ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2006 5:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 23 June 2006
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I didn't have time last night to post this and I see that Mary is ahead of me this morning with another piece, although about English history rather than our current use of the English language. The word "time" is the most common noun in the English language, according to the latest ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2006 1:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 22 June 2006
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From The Times AL-QAEDA terrorists considered using bombs and stun guns disguised as cameras and flash attachments to hijack an aircraft from Heathrow and crash it into the Canada Tower at Canary Wharf in East London, according to a report from the US Department of Homeland Security. The plot to ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2006 3:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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