Raves, rants and reviews
Raves, Rants & Reviews

Trump vs May vs Farage vs Dorrach

23/11/2016. Category: People. Topic: .

The vibrancy of the 2016 US presidential elections continues to reverberate across the planet. Elected liberals still can’t make head or tails of the results while conservatives are claiming the dawn of a new age in politics.

At stake are the billions of dollars the United States annually contribute to a variety of international causes and actions. Who has bitten the hand that will be holding the feed in the near future? Read more…

11/8/16 – Sad day for USA and the World

09/11/2016. Category: People. Topic: , .

“The people have spoken. The bastards!”

That might sound like a quote from Hilary Clinton on the news that she lost the race to the White House to Donald Trump. But it was someone else who said that.

The race did not start and did not end well for Clinton. And while the mainstream media editorials and polls had her leading almost up to the end it is now clear that their methods were askew. They should have listened to William Faulkner’s advice: “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” Read more…

An appointment with the Justice Minister

31/10/2016. Category: People. Topic: .

Here’s the plan: you dress up like an Arab, fly to Israel, throw a bag of instant popping popcorn at a Jew, get bashed up immediately, get thrown in jail… and then you make your move.

Considering the treatment you would have received and with clearly visible scars you insist on pleading your case privately with the Justice Minister in her chambers. There you can feast your eyes. Read more…

Donald Trump and the rise of white identity in politics

25/10/2016. Category: People. Topic: .

Racial bias increasingly reflects attention to the welfare of one’s own group rather than animus toward other groups.

Many political commentators credit Donald Trump’s rise to white voters’ antipathy toward racial and ethnic minorities. However, we believe this focus on racial resentment obscures another important aspect of racial thinking. Read more…

Dakar 2016 – the 4 superheroes

21/01/2016. Category: People. Topic: , .

If you don’t like sleeping, try to do a Dakar race next January. Many participants would get to the end of a stage late at night, then repair the vehicle, sleep perhaps for 2 hours, get up and go to the start point of the next stage. Every day for two weeks.

The Dakar is acknowledged as the world’s toughest race. It’s tough on the competitors and the support staff. Every participant is a hero even if a team did not finish the race. Read more…

Real good news: “Queen of Ivory” Yang Feng Glan arrested

13/10/2015. Category: People. Topic: .

The Tanzanian authorities have struck a major blow against elephant poaching and ivory smuggling by arresting one of the country’s most infamous alleged ivory traffickers, according a press release by the WWF.

Regarded as the ‘queen of ivory’, Yang Feng Glan has been charged with smuggling and trafficking 706 ivory tusks weighing almost 1.9 tonnes over a 14-year period. Read more…

Taylor Swift vs Apple Music

22/06/2015. Category: People. Topic: .

Taylor Swift

Apple Music launches on June 30th and the intention was to provide a three-month free trial offered to subscribers, the subscription fee being $9.99 per month. Taylor Swift reacted promptly:

“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”

It looked like this was going to be an interesting battle. But Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, reacted swiftly. He tweeted: Read more…

U2 Demands Freedom For Azerbaijani Political Prisoners

20/06/2015. Category: People. Topic: .

U2 Demands Freedom For Azerbaijani Political PrisonersBy RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, 16 June 2015

Irish rock band U2 is demanding freedom for political prisoners in Azerbaijan, using the stage of its current North American concert tour to call attention to activists and journalists imprisoned by Azerbaijani authorities for speaking up about human rights.

Lead singer Bono made impassioned appeals at U2’s June 12 and 13 concerts in Montreal’s Bell Centre arena during the performance of the song Pride (In The Name Of Love). Read more…

Great Grammy moment 2014

28/01/2014. Category: People. Topic: .

What a great moment when surviving Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr “reunited” at the 56th Grammy Awards, Sunday January 26th, to perform Queenie Eye from McCartney’s 2013 album New.

Earlier on the Grammy red carpet, Starr mentioned that the two had played together the previous week. They last performed together publicly on Starr’s 70th birthday bash in 2010 and at a David Lynch Foundation benefit concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 2009.

And, yeah, you guessed it, the two geezers can still bring the crowd to their feet – Read more…

Music to remember

19/04/2013. Category: People. Topic: .

“If music be the food of love, play on,” Shakespeare wrote, “Give me excess of it.” If you think music you probably think memories. There is a song for every occasion. As Einstein said, “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

Think about your first kiss, first car, first child. Or the second, for that matter. Or the third. There will be a song to remember it by.  Read more…

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