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Culture is not your friend

I could not help but see how true the statement below is for most cultures. Especially for such alienated and dehumanised cultures like the British one. Culture is a type of programming. Usually, bad programming; that is, programming that does not promote the well-being of the individual and the society. Programming that

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We do not tolerate people speaking other languages than English in the flats

This is presumably from a poster in a flat in Norwich. “As we finally have our great country back we feel there is one rule to that needs to be made clear to Winchester Tower residents. “We do not tolerate people speaking other languages than English in the flats. “We are now

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Italians use the word “bello” much more frequently than the Englishmen would say “beautiful”

When I was a 19 year old student I came to live for a year in Italy and one of the things that struck me is how often Italians use the world “bello”. Everything was “bello”, “bello”, “bella”. Italians use the word much more frequently than the Englishmen would say “beautiful”. If

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Men and holding hands

One sunny afternoon, when I was around 13 or 14, I was walking down Tottenham High Road hand-in-hand with one of my uncles. He wasn’t a blood relative but, like many of the older men in my community, I called him uncle. I was born in Kinshasa in the Congo, a society

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Beer, of course, is actually a depressant

Beer, of course, is actually a depressant. But poor people will never stop hoping otherwise. — Kurt Vonnegut

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National stereotyping in Britain

In a list of ‘moves designed to piss lots of people off’, banning coffee in Turkey probably ranks somewhere alongside banning cheese in France, banning guns in America and … well, banning national stereotyping in Britain. ― Tom Phillips, Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

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Junk food and sight loss

The family of a teenager, from Bristol, who suffered irreversible eyesight loss after surviving on a diet of chips, white bread and processed snacks and meat have spoken of their heartache. The teenager, now 19, has been a fussy eater from an early age and cannot tolerate the texture of fruit and

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The best thing about the English: you’re so domesticated

The best thing about the English – you’re so domesticated. All standing around, apologising, keeping your little heads down. You can do what you like here ! No-one’s ever going to stop you. You’re a nation of herbivores. — Sherlock III, Episode 3 FINAL

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No hugging. It was always the other things.

Holidays were always very grim because we had a four week holiday: two weeks mummy and two weeks daddy, and the trauma of going from one house to another, and each individual parent trying to make it up in their area with material things rather than the actual tactile stuff, which is

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Bad diet to blame for one in six deaths in the UK

Poor diets kill almost 90,000 Britons a year. Nearly one in six deaths is now linked to unhealthy eating, researchers said. The cost in lives is close to that from smoking. Low intake of fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and fibre are the biggest problems, according to findings published in the Lancet medical journal.
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