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2017 Fern of England Annual Photo Caption Contest

It’s been awhile since we did one of these; at least a year, obviously.  I’d forgotten how much fun the last one was, and we had lots of great entries.  The photo is courtesy of Yalensis, from the Russian papers, … Continue reading

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Comment Thread

Nothing else. Just a comment thread, to alleviate the browser issues. Hey, WordPress, what’s happened to my pagination?

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 360,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Counting The Dead – Soviet Losses in the Second World War – New Comment Thread

I concede defeat: I am too busy to post a new article right now, don’t even have one started, so it’s probably a couple of days away, and we have gone way over the comfortable level for comments to the … Continue reading

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The First-Ever Fern of England Photo Caption Contest

This is a fortuitous moment to take action on an idea proposed by Fern, as the comments are beginning to stack up in the previous post and I am going to be doing “family time” again and will be drawn … Continue reading

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Just Wait a Friedman – Then You’ll See/New Comment Thread

Stuffy, pompous New York Times columnist forever Thomas Friedman begins his most recent offering – reprinted in the Kyiv Post, where I saw it – thus: “One thing I learned covering the Middle East for many years is that there … Continue reading

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The Business of Disinformation – The West Gets Ready to Roll the Bones: continued/new comment thread

    It’s up to you how you wanna live: go out and have your fun You don’t wanna be a fugitive from the things you never done; Ain’t nobody gonna throw you a bone, to keep your hopes alive: … Continue reading

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