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bruce Reynolds. born 1931

engaging, entertaining. eloquent. never turgid. pace. thrilling. empathise with him. livelt dialgoeu.

character sketches. tales of derring do.

not true. clean up of farm. hitching ride with colonel types. dressed up like them. cavalry twills. Donegal tweeds. tunbull; and asser. congonscient. hareu  foreign lnaguges gets t wrong.

never dwells on anything too long

fantasy. brigand. soldier. uniforms. aristo.

1950s slang. mooning about.

no remorse. self pity.

extrinsically motivatred. status symbols

we got to be with te cream

glen miller. cleent miller.

named his son nick. nominative determinism?


The USA should join the International Criminal Court


ICC set up around 2000. supported by most nations and blair pro American

USA was behind previous attempts at intl courts

I C J in the Hague. USA has helped bring people ther

USA at Nuremberg

USA supported I C T F Y and bringing Charles Taylor to justice.

USA invaded pNama to bring its man Noriega to court.

USA lectures other lands about human rights. often laudable.

US demands legal imperialism for others but opposes fot itself

USA cannot interfere in others affairs and not epected the same

some are acidulous at this ifrignemtn of independence.

ample evidence of crimes against humanity in irq and afgshanitsna . makes me retch.

14 irawi civilians shot dead in one incident

abu ghraib

water boarding. 25% provedinnocnet. dick cheney not troubled inverted blackstone’s dictum.

afghan war diairies. exposed by bradly manning and Edward snowden

Russia, India, china and others not in ICC. but they do not stick their noses intp others affairs

USA takes moral jhigh gorund. gratingly self congratulatory rhetoric with mass incarcertiaon, torture unfair trials. many police killings of unarmed black men, USA last country in the world to outlaw the execution of children.

hypocrticial. illogical unjust and rebarbative.



What is IELTS?


IELTS is International English Language Testing System.

There are two types of IELTS – IELTS Academic and IELTS General.

I am going to talk about IELTS Academic. If you want to study at a college or university in the English speaking world you need to do this IELTS Academic test

Academic IELTs has four papers – reading, writing, listening and speaking.

You do reading, writing and listening on the same day. Altogether these take about 2 hours

you do speaking on another day. Speaking takes about 20 minutes.

There is no pass mark in IELTS

The maximum score is 9.

The scores are decimal as in 0 is the bottom score and they go up 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 , 0.4 and so on.

You are given a different score for each paper. For example you might get 5 in speaking, 6 in reading, 6 in writing and 7 in listening. There is then an average score. In this example it would be an average of 6.

What score do you need? It depends on the course or university that you are applying to.

Many universities demand and average of 6.  However, they might say your average must be 6 and you must get a minimum of 6 in all four papers.

Others say you must get an average of 6 and you must get 7 in writing and so on.

This is a very challenging exam. I would not get 9. The highest I ever heard of was 8.5.

The instructions are harder than the questions. The instructions are deliberately confusing

In the listening you get to hear things only once. You are given a chance to read the questions first and then a long time after you to listen to the text to write your answers

You answer on an answer sheet and no the question paper.

You can do IELTS at various educational companies or schools in Russia. It costs about $200 to do

You can do it any month of the year. If you are not satisfied with your exam result you can retake as many times as you want. However, you have to pay the full fee every time.

It is not a fun course.

If you want to know more about IELTS or any other educational please contact me.

How to get into Oxford for a Bachelor#s degree


Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world. By some measures it is the best university of all.

People usually start at Oxford University at the age of 18. A Bachelor#s degree takes three or four years depending on the subject.

If you are going to apply to Oxford University you need to have top grades in almost every subject.

The academic year at oxford starts in October and ends in June.

If you want to start at Oxford University in October 2019 you need to apply by the end of October 2018.

First of all choose your subject. You can study all the mainstream subjects at Oxford – English, Maths, History, Biology, Chemistry Physics, French etc…. You can do some subjects that do not exist at secondary school level – for example Medicine and Law.

You can study Business, Economics, Philosophy, Politics. You can study all the major languages.

If you are a native speaker of Russian can you do a degree in Russian at Oxford? Yes you can. It is about Russian Literature mainly. Most of the professors are not Russian but they still know more about Russian literature than the average native speaker.

Some subjects are less heavily subscribed than others. For examples in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) almost 50% of applications are accepted. In Law only about 10% of applicants get in.

You cannot do Architecture or Veterinary Medicine at Oxford.

Oxford University is divided into 39 colleges. It is a federal system. Think of a college being like an oblast in Russia. The largest college has 600 students and the smallest has 50. Most have about 400. All but one college are mixed between men and women.

Most colleges do most subjects. It is not the case that one college is for Geography and another is for Chinese. However, not all colleges do all subjects. For example some colleges do not offer Religious Studies others do not offer Egyptology.

The colleges are spread around the city. They have slightly different characters. However, the education is the same at all colleges. You call go to the same lectures and sit the same exams.

If you cannot decided which college to apply to then submit an open application. This means that Oxford University will send your application to the least heavily subscribed college.

You apply online via UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). You have to write a personal statement. They will ask your school for a reference. They will look at examples of your written work.

Oxford has five times more applicants than it has places. If your application is strong you will be invited to Oxford for an interview and more tests. I will tell you more about that in another video. If you do very well in these tests and interviews you will be offered a place.

If you want further advice about applying to Oxford or any other university in the UK or Republic of Ireland please contact me.

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Trump’s war on truth


so slapdash. inventing figures. lyinf about wealth. why else no tax return released?

constant boating. nine elevel noasted his building was the highest

misnumbered floors in his buildings. a flagrant fraud.

he has turne dlying into a political philosophy.

flase claims of bogus voters – these voters were suppostious. identity theft? viting the dead. any cnvtions> not one I know of. doubted opinion polls said it would be rigged. he knew he would lose.

Trump’s idoloeyg is trump

GOP should not be trump fan club.

trump said puetro rico death toll was false to make him look bad. no evidence. his response was terrible. Total malapert at best.

never put himself in harms way. enevr went to iraw and argahniatsan all other presidents did that.

Trump sends out misspelt tweets. ignroanc eis not exalted. dan quayal was panned for misspelling potato. George W bush malapropisms – merciellessl lampooned.

Obama made one mistake about number of states. he was ridiculed

trump pays fast and loose with the truth. Trump is not a details man. does not have hos feet ton the ground. his is a stranger to reason. the notion of truth is totally alien top him

never takes responsibility. totally reckless  – unsafe sex with stormy.

I thought I was super soldier then I turned 5. cannot tell fact from fantasty. lives ina  world of make believe. I would have gone into the school when shooting was on even of I had no weapon. he has np physical or moral courage.


In praise of women =====================================


from toddlers to great grandmothers. my valentine.

affection maternal.  adorable. soothing. serendipitous.

beaut, elegance. voices. Art, sensitivity, verbal fluency#

uberous, fertile, curvaceous. love tender and true

sweetness, sublimity mercy

women vary. overalls wearing femnists bull dukes, agreessove feminists – some women ar ehorrid. those who are too self regarding and conceited.



Anti Irish prejudice.

Ireland has recorded history since 5th century AD.

How the Irish Saved Civilisation.

Said to be dim. We had ogham script.




over loquacious

Mostly nonsense. A range of abilty and behavior among all peope. We have geniuses.

We make a lot of alcohol. famous for kilkenny, Guinness, beamish murphysl cork dry gin. busmills, jamesons etc…. A doctor says alcoholism is more prevalent among us.

Not that violent. high cimr rate for western euripi. Irish revolts.

Catholicism seen as old fashioned and irrational by Protestants. Protestantism liberates the mind and is in a language that people can understand. Irish used as synonym for stupud.

stupoduty> our IQ is 92 and Great Britiain is 100.

seen as simian. Not seen as whores.

keeping body a ling time for burual but now we bury very quickly.