Category Archives: Whatever

The Mersea Duck Punt – TTG

Sometime before Christmas, I happened upon a marvelous, yet unassuming little boat called the Mersea duck punt for where they sail or the Milgate duck punt for the man who developed the plans. This craft was originally designed for water … Continue reading

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“… animals prowl in our abandoned ‘ghost villages'” The Guardian

"For many years it seemed that overpopulation was the looming crisis of our age. Back in 1968, the Stanford biologists Paul and Anne Ehrlich infamously predicted that millions would soon starve to death in their bestselling, doom-saying book The Population Bomb; since … Continue reading

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“La Grande Fete de Merci Donnant” Buchwald – reposted 2020

"They landed at a place called Plymouth (once a famous voiture Americaine ) in a wooden sailing ship called the Mayflower (or Fleur de Mai ) in 1620. But while the Pelerins were killing the dindes, the Peaux-Rouges were killing … Continue reading

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“… mysterious metal monolith deep in the desert.” CNN

"What started as routine wildlife assistance took an extraterrestrial turn for Utah's Department of Public Safety after officers stumbled upon a mysterious monolith in the middle of rural Utah.   Officers from the Utah Department of Public Safety's Aero Bureau … Continue reading

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“Trump’s recovery is imperative for the free world” Juliet Samuel

"It’s bound to bring out the best, the worst and the most insincere in us. The leader of the free world has fallen ill with a disease that his government has failed to contain. He is clinically obese and aged … Continue reading

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Biden’s election will show that the Western alliance is no more – Telegraph

"There are, then, two ways in which a Biden presidency will remove the Europeans’ veil of smug superiority. First, he will follow some Trump-era objectives, because that is what American interests demand, thus showing that Trump was no extremist on … Continue reading

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A Bombshell Report from the New CNN

A report by Fred There I was, first day on the new job. Trying to impress the boss with my worsmithing and insights on life, the universe, and, well – everything. Of course all good writing takes coffee, and some … Continue reading

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From Frankenfish to Good Eatin’ Game Fish – TTG

A few years after I settled in Virginia, I began reading frightful stories about the arrival of a dangerous “frankenfish” in the Potomac River and its tributaries. This hideous invader called the northern snakehead was feared to be about to … Continue reading

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Watermen don’t stop – TTG

This is an AP story that appeared at the bottom of the front page of my local newspaper this morning. It caught my eye because, unlike northern Virginia, the Northern Neck has been largely spared from the coronavirus. That's a … Continue reading

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“Avaaz.” The “reseau” that unites the revolutionary Left?

(Antonia Staats) "Avaaz claims to unite practical idealists from around the world.[8] Director Ricken Patel said in 2011, "We have no ideology per se. Our mission is to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want. … Continue reading

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