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Sometimes I blog what's on my mind. But more into reading the thoughts and photos of other bloggers.

NFL vs Trump: False Start

On 24 and 25 September 2017, NFL players, management and owners protested seemingly in response to Trump’s “son of a bitch” comments; made days earlier about players who protest during the playing of the US national anthem. I found the … Continue reading

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1968 – Tommie Smith, 2017 – Colin Kaepernick. What’s Changed?

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.” – Benjamin Franklin As the new NFL season kicks off, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been denied a chance of playing by team owners and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr Bolt – Hopefully We’ll Meet Again

It was 17 years ago in Jamaica when a relative of mine said to me “Reggie Bolt have one relative, him fast you see Gary”. Now the late Reggie Bolt was a childhood friend of my dad who grew up … Continue reading

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IAAF Prize Money Sucks: Do Athletes Need Their Heads Testing?

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and other top athletes are in the final stages preparing for the IAAF World Championship Athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London this August. Next to the Summer Olympic Games the biennial IAAF World Championship is … Continue reading

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Black Lives Hardly Matter: Jamaica’s Murder Surge

Even by its recent standards Jamaica’s current violent crime rate is scary. Since the start of 2017 there has been over 660 murders in Jamaica. So far in June alone there has been roughly 84-90 murders (Update: 141 murders as … Continue reading

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UK General Elections: Winners and Losers

The UK electorate produced another fascinating election result to match those elections of 2015 and 2010. I did expect a hung parliament but never imagined the Labour Party to win in places like Kensington and Canterbury. (Thomas Beckett must be … Continue reading

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UK National Security – Enough is Enough of Theresa May?

Tough seeing these never ending terrorist attacks across the U.K. lately. What more can the UK’s  government and security services do to prevent further attacks? The British government and its security services must now realise that there is no such thing … Continue reading

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