How Sanctions Work

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

[picture of the UN logo]I HAVE heard far too many times that sanctions do not work, and so here I wish to make a case for them; I like sanctions.

It’s not a big, lengthy, complex case, just a simple one. Read the rest of this entry »

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How To Fly

Friday, 29 December 2006

[Picture of the Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine 1908]“TWO Wrongs do not make a Right, but two Wrights made the first aeroplane”.

This is fun, but it is also very true; negativity so easily breeds. If someone does something bad to you, then it is natural to want to return the badness — or even to spread the badness by being bad to someone else (for example, if someone kicks you and so you kick the dog). This sort of thing just ruins things for everyone, and no good ever comes from it. Read the rest of this entry »

How Santa Does It

Thursday, 14 December 2006

[Picture of Saint Nicholas]PEOPLE see Santa everywhere, not just in advertising billboards, but “in the flesh”. Some say it’s a bloke in a hired Santa Costume.

  • Some people have even said that they don’t believe in Santa Claus!

As “proof” they suggest that Saint Nick would have to travel at many times the speed of light to deliver all the presents. Some say that they think it is their Mum and Dad (and not Santa) that buys the gifts.

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