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Up From Liberalism
Up From Liberalism
by William F. Buckley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Leftwingers poisoning academia back in the 1950s, 14 July 2017
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Quite an eye-opener. Published in 1959, and with lots of reference to the McCarthy era, this book astonished me by revealing that the dominance and poor behaviour of lefties in American academia was commonplace back then. It is of course currently at lunatic levels as illustrated at Evergreen and Berkeley and Amherst, and many many other places. Back to this book. It is well written, in a sort of old-fashioned style - old-fashioned because of understatement, low levels of repetition, good grammar, impressive vocabulary, and flowing prose. Sardonic also comes to mind.


LE Mini LED Keychain Flashlight, Battery Powered Flashlight, Key Chain Flashlights, Torch Light, Black, Pack of 5 Units
LE Mini LED Keychain Flashlight, Battery Powered Flashlight, Key Chain Flashlights, Torch Light, Black, Pack of 5 Units
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Price: £19.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Bright little torches but not very robust, 14 July 2017
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Good while they work, but push-button switch failed on two, and the torches tend to come apart in the pocket.
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28 Climate Change Elevator Pitches: Short Explanations on the Scientific Basis of Man-made Climate Change
28 Climate Change Elevator Pitches: Short Explanations on the Scientific Basis of Man-made Climate Change
Price: £3.21

1.0 out of 5 stars Not readable - the formatting is dreadful., 16 Mar. 2017
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All but unreadable in Kindle for the PC: the words are jammed together and frequently overlap, making for a most unpleasant appearance. There seems no way to claim a refund for an ebook that is so useless. Not that the contents are likely to be worth much, being probably just apologia for climate alarms since the author is out of the playground-level Skeptical Science stable of contributors. Anyway, whichever side you take, beware of paying for something you will struggle to read. Half-baked ideas in a half-baked ebook is what I suspect you will get.


Yellowstone - Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer - Season 1
Yellowstone - Wildest Winter to Blazing Summer - Season 1
Dvd
Price: £4.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Some great stuff here, shame about the politicising, 13 Jan. 2017
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Some excellent footage here, and goodly dods of gushing from the presenters, but the relentless, BBC House Style, plugging of 'climate change' is wearisome. As can be seen on the Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog there is actually nothing really remarkable about recent climate variation in Yellowstone. Seasonal temperatures and precipitation are similar to what has been seen in the past 100 years or more. Letting what is now essentially an unsupportable political perspective intrude into a science or nature programme is such a shame.


Coleman Cobra 2 Backpacking Tent, Two Person  (Blue/Grey)
Coleman Cobra 2 Backpacking Tent, Two Person (Blue/Grey)
Price: £69.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Looks very promising - but not yet tried it in bad weather, 25 Sept. 2016
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This is maybe premature since I have not yet tried the tent out in the wilds. I have put it up in the garden though, and I was impressed with the lightness, the size (more spacious than I expected given some of the reviews), and the general quality of the design and manufacturing. If it does keep out heavy rain and stays up in strong winds, then it is a great bargain. Time will tell. In the meantime, I give full marks and the benefit of the doubt to the makers.


Karl Marx, Racist
Karl Marx, Racist
by Nathaniel Weyl
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars A horrible man who was a personal disaster area, and an evil influence on the world, 21 Jan. 2016
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Well, here is a book that should be in every hotel room! Not only were his theories demonstrably nonsense even in his own day, the man himself was a vile, hateful, destructive, poisonous, malevolent, two-faced, disaster as a human being. And as for those theories, well they were so widely adopted they deserve all those adjective too for the harm they have cause humanity in the 20th century in particular: the communists in Russia and China, the fascists in Germany and Italy, the sociopaths and killers elsewhere such as Castro and Guevera, endless killer gangs in South America, and a long list of ruthless dictators in Africa and Asia. This book is about Marx the person, and given his influence, it deserves to be very widely read.


Jieyan Police Mini Pocket Flashlight 4pcs Includes(Eed Sliver Blue Black)
Jieyan Police Mini Pocket Flashlight 4pcs Includes(Eed Sliver Blue Black)

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality for this price, 21 Jan. 2016
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As promised, the torches are light, and reasonably bright. Excellent quality for this price.


Climate: the Counter-consensus (Independent Minds)
Climate: the Counter-consensus (Independent Minds)
by Professor Robert Carter
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A fine piece of work from a good man, 20 Jan. 2016
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This excellent book is one of the many efforts by the late Professor Carter to help more people see what awful nonsense is being pushed on us so successfully by the climate-agitators. They have seen great advantage for themselves and/or their causes in so doing, regardless of the harm they cause the rest of humanity. We are suffering more, and being held back more, than we otherwise would have been. Professor Carter died this month, but his good works will live on. Buy this book and help continue his work by becoming better informed.


Eaten: A novel
Eaten: A novel
by Susan J Crockford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Readable, good yarn, but uninspired writing style, 23 Dec. 2015
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You can tell this author is a careful, painstaking scientist who wants to describe things exactly as she is seeing them. Her work with polar bears is not only very highly regarded, she is too for having the courage to stand up to the dreadful eco-lobby who had adopted the polar bear as a poster-child for their ignorant climate change campaigns, not least those targeted, and inexcusable shame on them for that, at young children. Oh that more scientists had an ounce of her integrity! But coming back to the novel, I think it is a bit on the plodding side with far too much detail given on mundane things that a writer with a lighter touch would not have thought to spell out. But it may well have the makings of a successful movie, and perhaps directors would appreciate the step-by-step guidance they would find in it.


RHX 10s 10 Seconds Sound Voice Recordable Module Device Chip for Card With Buttons
RHX 10s 10 Seconds Sound Voice Recordable Module Device Chip for Card With Buttons
Offered by highqualityforyou
Price: £2.33

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Acoustic fun machine, 18 Dec. 2015
Pretty good deal for 2 quid. Press the button on the red wires, and hold it down to record (wee red light lights). Press the button with the yellow wires for playback. Quite a lot of gubbins to conceal if you want to add it to something thin like a greetings card. I'm going to try it hidden in wrapped presents, with a note outside saying press here. And 'open carefully' so that the recipient can get it as a present they could use as well.


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