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Valleyboy

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    Logan said:

    Europe in general is fast becoming intolerant and conservatively Christian.

    Is this not a reaction of our western heritage, which like it or not, is founded on "Christian" ethics, against what is perceived as agressive attitudes on the part of some followers of Islam?

    And his ridiculing of the French law against Nazi uniforms, if the soldiers of the Reich had marched over "Englands green and pleasant land" for five years, committing atrocities, would UK legislation not contain a similar law?

  2. When I was about 13, my father, who worked for a local pharmacist, brought home a very early steel-clad hearing aid battery for me to look at. However, getting bored with homework, and mum and dad asleep by the fire, I threw it into the fire, to see what would happen. I swear to this day that the resulting explosion, apart from spreading the fire all over the room (holes in furniture, carpets, floorboards) caused my father - all 20 stone of him - to levitate at least two feet in the air before he stood up and dealt with the redhot embers and myself.

    About the same age I tried to build an acetylene lamp: Zube tin with hole in lid, short length of glass tube drawn to form jet and sealed into lid with chewed blotting paper, calcium carbide and water in tin, and light resulting gas. All went well until the reaction died down, the flame went back down the tube, and the explosion sprayed my mother's newly decorated kitchen ceiling with a black mess!

    And I survived to adulthood!

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