Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Wednesday, 7 June 2006
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From the Times British computer whizz-kid exports terror via internet (and British computer whizz kids are among those countering it, but let the article speak for itself) AN INTERNET trail left by a British computer expert has led investigators to an intricate terror network spreading from the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2006 3:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 4 June 2006
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Racing began today in the 2006 Isle of Man TT and I wish I was there. My husband and I have been separately, (before we met, and it was one of the reasons he asked me out, apparently) but never together, and with other family responsibilities now we no longer even have a bike.   Weather conditions ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2006 2:48 PM by Esmerelda WEatherwax
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Saturday, 3 June 2006
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Jesus said "You have learned that they were told 'Eye for eye;tooth for tooth' But what I tell you is this 'Do not set yourself against someone who wrongs you. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, turn and offer him your left. "  Matthew 5:38-39. This passage from the Gospel has ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2006 2:56 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 3 June 2006
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From the Times, with a little help from the BBC. GROUP of angry art students are preparing to tape themselves to the gates of a council car pound after one of their prized exhibits was towed away and crushed. Last year the pink and white caravan spent a week at the base of Nelson’s Column ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2006 11:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 1 June 2006
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From the Telegraph.  We were all teenagers once, although the worst I ever did was set light to my mother's jumper. (A 60s effort of orange knitted crimpline, which I left too close to the electric fire to air, an essential task after ironing) The stench of burnt crimpline is not pleasant. A ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2006 5:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 1 June 2006
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This is from the BBC. Previously secret documents released from deep within the British justice system reveal the rules, ethics and code of being an executioner in the 20th century. According to the papers in the National Archives, not only did candidates need skill under pressure, they also had ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2006 3:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 31 May 2006
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From the Telegraph. I'll cut to the chase, this paragraph way down the article according with my experience after 29 years in the department of Light Bulb Changers as it does. There have been third-rate administrations before, packed with ministers of little ability or experience: but then the country ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/31/2006 3:40 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 31 May 2006
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This little darling is a guide dog in training that we met over the weekend at Bark in the Park a Blue Peter event in support of Guide Dogs for the Blind.  There were six locations around Great Britain with sponsored walks, training displays, bands and a Braille trail. Where we were we saw ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/31/2006 12:41 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 30 May 2006
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From the Telegraph Nuclear scientists are facing an unusual challenge: how to develop warning signs that will last for longer than the English language. The Committee on Radioactive waster management recommending the construction of a concrete bunker 1,000ft or more beneath the surface at an estimated ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/30/2006 9:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 25 May 2006
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Archaeologists believe they may have found the final battle site for the warrior queen Boadicea - on the site of a McDonald's restaurant. Having spent her life in fierce resistance to one empire - the Romans - her last stand is thought to have been overshadowed by another one, this time corporate. Little ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2006 3:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 25 May 2006
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I have posted links about Honour Suicides - the friendly alternative to honour killings before, here and elsewhere.  The Times has published another article today because the subject bears repeating. ZULFINAN BAYCINAR died from a bullet in her back. Her husband’s family went ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2006 3:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 24 May 2006
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From The Scotsman. Sick as a parrot or over the moon? For fans who want to express their emotions to foreigners during next month's World Cup in Germany, a new guide might be able to help. It may not be widely known, for example, that the national dish of participating nation Ecuador is roast Guinea ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2006 5:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 May 2006
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A 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot five times and left in a roadside ditch has died following an abdominal infection, doctors say. Noor Jehan was allegedly shot by relatives after being declared guilty of adultery under an ancient tribal tradition in southern Pakistan. Noor was shot in both ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2006 3:40 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 21 May 2006
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Did you see the Eurovision Song Contest last night? Do US readers have it broadcast in the US, you not being Europe? Anyway it was won by Finnish heavy Metal schlock/rock band Lordi with their song Hard Rock Hallelujah. Anything with the chorus Bring on the Arockalypse had my vote.  The ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2006 1:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 21 May 2006
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I wrote elsewhere last week about how the disappointing Rita Verdonk no longer reminded me of the Zeedonks of Colchester Zoo. I have returned from a family outing to Colchester Zoo yesterday so allow me to present to you, Shadow the Zeedonk. The Zeedonk was the result of an accidental mating with ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2006 1:28 AM by Esamerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 18 May 2006
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Boris Johnson speaks some sense about the Da Vinci Code in the Telegraph this morning.  Humorously but with more respect for the faith than many commentators in my opinion. PS Sorry Mary, while you were drafting your comment I was working on this. By my maths, that means that there are at ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2006 5:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 18 May 2006
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From the Times For the first time in 600 years, the world-famous Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset is home to six black cygnets. Traditionally, the first young swans to emerge each year are supposed to herald the beginning of summer. This is the first time that they have been black.  Black ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2006 2:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 17 May 2006
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Magnus Linklater at The Times on the shameful treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the Netherlands. The treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali marks a sad day for the West, says our correspondent  FOR HER COURAGE, her honesty and her unflinching support of the rights of Muslim women, Ayaan Hirsi Ali deserves ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2006 3:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 17 May 2006
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From the BBC.  I think one or two individuals at the BBC are starting to realise certain unpalatable facts, which is why they slip articles like this one in with the propaganda. Malaysia is considering its multi-cultural credentials after a crowd of Muslims on Sunday broke up a meeting called ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2006 2:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 15 May 2006
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I didn't hear our (not so)youth(ful) worker's annual Christian Aid spiel at church yesterday as I was doing my turn in the creche for fretful babies (full marks for my forward planning there).  I would have liked to have heard the sermon given by Edward Lucas at the Christian Aid Week service ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2006 3:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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