Something To Be Happy & Proud About — HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier, Royal Navy’s Largest Ever Ship.
Something to be happy and proud about while Trump tries to lead the world into another war.
Made my day. Watch the YouTube and marvel.
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I get British Sky News on our Roku and I try to watch as much of their news as possible since unlike the extremely parochial U.S. cable news the British news agencies make a point of covering the world.
Friday evening, with their being no new cricket of worth to watch, I spent even more timing browsing through the Sky News clips. Then I saw the above.
I was shocked. Wow.
Coal mining, for so long, has been such an integral part of our heritage. Funnily enough, just last week, the Cambridge Revels in their outstanding “Welsh Celebration“, highlighted the importance of coal mining in Welsh culture. One of the major stage props was a huge slag pile — the slag the byproduct of mining.
I still distinctly remember the coal miner strikes in the early 1970s and Margaret Thatcher’s mighty attempts to tame the unions. Those transformatives events for me.
There was the saying among cricket circles how clubs in the Midlands and Yorkshire could just go to the nearest coal mine and whistle down the shaft to recruit a fast bowler. All of that is going.
Cheap coal and natural gas from the U.S.! And they are now talking about Fracking in Britain!
Shame. Yes, mining was a hard, cruel profession and so many, for so long suffered from all the diseases associated with the coal dust. But it was a proud and well-paid profession. It is all coming to an end.
End of an Era.
Though I have no connection with miners I feel the loss. This is so much a part of our heritage.
I wish all the current miners and the ex-miners, and their families, a Merry Christmas and a hopeful 2016.
by Anura Guruge
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I have said IT before, let me say it again.
The West Indies should NO LONGER be allowed to play INTERNATIONAL Cricket.
The pathetic, apathetic, groveling performance in Hobart, against Australia, in the 1st Test, PROVED, conclusively, what I have maintained.
Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Bangladesh, England, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan & South Africa are NATIONS, proud ones at that, and those that play for those NATIONAL SIDES do so with PATRIOTISM & PRIDE.
There is NO NATION called the West Indies.
They are but a meaningless franchise and it shows.
There is NO PRIDE, no patriotism, NOTHING.
It is a bloody disgrace.
In 1976 the proud West Indians of that era smouldered when Tony Greig said he would make them grovel.
This bunch of pathetic pussies grovel without even been asked to.
STOP THIS CHARADE.
Yes, Kraigg Brathwaite, who I have applauded in the past, did OK. But his 63.51% does NOT compare to Gordon Greenidge‘s (who my son is named after) efforts. For a start, Gordon, my hero, scored a century. Brathwaite, as if to PUNCTUATE what is wrong with the West Indies, fell short. In 1976 the West Indies WON by 425 runs. After Brathwaite the West Indies LOST by an INNINGS and 212 runs. Does not compare.
by Anura Guruge
Yes, YEs, YES.
This is such a GRAND gesture. I saw it at 1am this morning and it made my NIGHT & Day.
Very Canadian but that is good.
Exemplary. Thank YOU.
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by Anura Guruge
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