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[ 30 Oct 2012 | 2 Comments | 7,017 views]

Pumpkins and Jack O’ Lanterns. 

Oh!—fruit loved of boyhood!—the old days recalling,
When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,
Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!
 
John Greenleaf Whittier, ‘The Pumpkin’ (1850)

Many in Britain and worldwide lay wreaths on the graves of loved ones in the grim knowledge that they were snatched from them by the terrible …

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[ 13 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 3,159 views]

As details come to light of the sub-Sahara African origins of the 250 passengers reported to have drowned when a boat bound for Turkey recently sank, is likely to further cement the world’s false ‘ethnic’-oriented perceptions with regards to the modern phenomena of ‘illegal immigration’.
Recently, African immigrants have been filling world headlines after 400 refugees arrived in Lampedusa on the Italian coast over the past …