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Why victims can sometimes inherit from their abusers- even if they kill them

It is a basic rule of English law that a person who kills someone should not inherit from their victim. The justification behind the rule, known as the forfeiture rule, is that a person should not benefit from their crimes and therefore forfeits entitlement. Many other jurisdictions have the same basic rule for fundamental reasons of public policy, including the need to avoid incentivising homicide. Importantly, however, Parliament passed the Forfeiture Act 1982 to give courts in England and Wal...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, Law, Wales, Court of appeal, Manslaughter, Parliament, Richard, Sloan, Brian Sloan, Murder Case, Coercive Control, Law Of Succession, Sally Challen, Challen


Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8) - A memoir of love, exile and crosswords ~ Sandy Balfour

'Like a crossword clue, history never makes sense at first reading. The surface is plausible, but discordant. We need a second reading to impose order.' I honestly don't know what I'd without you all. How would I find books like this if one of you didn't email and suggest I read it. It was one of those mornings when I was in need of 'different' then in whizzed an email from one of you suggesting I read Pretty Girl in Crimson Rose (8) - A memoir of love, exile and crosswords by Sandy Balfo...
Tags: Books, England, London, South Africa, 2020, Home Office, Cape Town, Guardian, Volkswagen, Times, Daimler, Amundsen, Dovegreyreader, Penelope Lively, Julia Blackburn, Sandy Balfour


Our Country is Devolving into a Marxist Counter-Revolution – Part Two

US Constitution, iStock-93456039 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The germination of a powerful Nation and free Constitutional Republic took hold on July 4, 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A tremendous conflict ensued for control of the American colonies. King George III of England was the visible face of the threat to a Nation yet to be. But the true power behind the throne of King George III was invisible. The true power rested with the secretive, powerful Rothschild clan...
Tags: England, Guns, Obama, Congress, US, America, European Union, Earth, Canada, Hillary Clinton, United States, States, West Coast, East Coast, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico


The Temple – Is This The Prettiest Fishing Temple in England?

One aspect of the great quarantine this spring was the way that interior designers used Instagram.   The designers we all love and admire started to make long videos, sharing their homes and thoughts in interviews.    And the best part was it was all so casual and unstaged!  Wonderful!  There were a few designers that stood out that I especially loved.First there was Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic [Author: [email protected] (cotedetexas)]
Tags: Books, England, Rachel Ashwell


Everytown’s Linguistic Gymnastics: 2A Doesn’t Really Mean ‘Bear’ Arms

By Larry Keane Everytown for Gun Safety is now claiming the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is a loophole that needs to be fixed. IMG NSSF.org U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Everytown for Gun Safety is now claiming the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is a loophole that needs to be fixed. They’re so convinced, they’ve listed this loophole as a “fact” of the Second Amendment. It’s beyond a misunderstanding of the text of the Second Amendment. It’s an attempt at a wholesale ...
Tags: England, Guns, Supreme Court, Virginia, Court, Chicago, Northampton, Capitol Hill, Bill, Seattle, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Richmond, James, Thomas, U S Supreme Court


Forgiving the Rhododendron (Updated)

Relocating to New England from England about four years ago seemed, at the time, (and often still does) like the landscape equivalent of a chef moving from Paris to Poughkeepsie. More than anything, I get frustrated by the overuse of a relatively small palette of plants. The primary target of my irritation is the rhododendron. At first I vowed to never use them, rip them out at every opportunity, and speak with every grower about the need to diversify. But with time, I have remembered that at Ke...
Tags: Gardening, England, London, Paris, Plants, New England, Poughkeepsie, Kew Gardens, Woodland, Mwah, Rhododendrons, Rhododendron Dell, Rhododendron Update, Rhododendron Updated


Wellness is a seductive lie – and it is changing how we treat illness

In desperate need of hydrotherapy, Abi Palmer went to a sanatorium – and found herself surrounded by luxury. How has health been sold as a lifestyle choice?In 2017 I received an Arts Council England grant to complete research for my book Sanatorium. Writing a book was the only way I could think of funding a much-needed visit to a water-based physiotherapy rehabilitation programme, which was necessary to help symptoms caused by psoriatic arthritis and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. So I found myself in ...
Tags: Health, Books, England, Life and style, Society, Culture, Hungary, Health & wellbeing, NHS, Autobiography and memoir, Essays, River Danube, Biography books, Abi Palmer


The Marginalized Lives and Stories of Tea

The history of tea is filled with folklore and epic international conflicts which often fetishize the harsh realities for the individuals actually involved in the stories. Understanding the stories and struggles of marginalized people is a top priority for the privileged in this world at the moment. For this reason, it is more important than ever to look at these stories in the tea world so we can better know how to support their stories and increase the opportunity for mobilization to a more d...
Tags: Tea, England, Small Business, India, History, Industry, Privilege, Sri Lanka, Assam, Slave Labor, Linda Louie, Tea Plantations, Indentured Servitude, Rui Lui, Grass People Tree Lisa, Bana Tea Register


How an unlikely pair became legendary molecular biologists

In 1962 the Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded jointly to John Kendrew (1917-1997) and Max Perutz (1914-2002). They were the first scientists to accurately describe the three-dimensional structure of proteins. Enzymes, hormones, and antibodies are only a few examples of the many kinds of proteins present in all living organisms and knowledge of their structure is essential for progress in curing human diseases. Consequently, Kendrew and Perutz have become legendary scientists whose research is...
Tags: Books, England, Science, Featured, Austria, Canada, United Kingdom, Oxford, Cambridge, Cavendish, Health & Medicine, Biologists, Francis Crick, Ministry of Defense, James Watson, Medical Research Council


Short Fiction England, George Allan: Maroon Key (2020); v1; 18 June 2020

George Allan England (1873-1936) was a spectacularly prolific short story writer in practically every genre, and occasional novelist, who today is best remembered, if at all, for his post-apocalypse trilogy "Darkness and Deep". This collection of his short stories includes two adventure novelettes. plus humour, horror, and crime. 1: The Thing from Outside 2: Rough Toss 3: Leatherbee’s Luck 4: Blood Brothers (novelette) 5: Maroon Key (novelette) 6: The Longest Side 7: Test Tubes 8: Afri...
Tags: Books, England, Africa, ePub Books, Leatherbee, George Allan, George Allan England


Enemy Of All Mankind

We have a book club at USV. We read one book together every month and then discuss it over lunch. Today, we are going to discuss Enemy Of All Mankind, the story of the British pirate of the late 17th century, Henry Every. The book was written by our friend and former USV portfolio company founder Steven Johnson. As is typical of Steven’s work, Enemy Of All Mankind is both a great story and also an object lesson in how single event can have a compounding effect on global politics and economics...
Tags: Amazon, Books, England, India, Trends, USV, Steven, Steven Johnson, Enemy Of All Mankind


Books & Friendship...

Now don’t get me wrong...Bookhound has been wonderful company through these weeks of staying out of the way and not becoming a liability to the NHS or our family. We’ve rubbed along well enough for over forty-five years so that’s plenty of time for our annoying habits to be acknowledged and then ignored (if only he could hang a towel up after he’s used it, not leave his wellies in the doorway where I trip over them..if only I could shut the kitchen door...major issues I’m sure you will agree) bu...
Tags: Books, England, Wales, NHS, 2020, Wheel Of Fortune, Arctic, Mars, Edward, Woodstock, Robert, Godwin, Edward III, Henry IV, Lindor, Anya Seton


FN Joins in on #ResponsibleRecreation Movement

FN's classic FAL battle rifle, in all its glory. IMG Jim Grant U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- FN America, LLC, the makers of the world’s most battle-proven firearms, is proud to announce support for the #ResponsibleRecreation campaign established by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) and other conservation partners. The campaign encourages individuals and families to enjoy the outdoors while practicing #ResponsibleRecreation. With the lifting of most state’s “stay at home” orders and the ...
Tags: UK, England, Guns, Belgium, Finland, Browning, Facebook Twitter, U S, Columbia South Carolina, FN, McLean Virginia, FN Herstal, Defense Security, Jim Grant, Shooting Industry News, Winchester Firearms


As I Have Said Repeatedly...

"Gun Control" as proposed means "Gun Elimination" - that is, reducing the number of guns in private hands to a number indistinguishable from zero. The BBC proves my point in a 2017 piece recently reprinted on Pocket:  How Japan has Almost Eradicated Gun Crime. Excerpt: If you want to buy a gun in Japan you need patience and determination. You have to attend an all-day class, take a written exam and pass a shooting-range test with a mark of at least 95 percent. ...
Tags: Japan, UK, England, Guns, Wales, US, Bbc, Gun Control, Osaka, Western Europe, Kevin, Overton, Myojo, Henrietta Moore, Tahei Ogawa, RTWT


"Our first purpose was not to be noticed."

A long time ago I read Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress for the first of many, many times.  I'm pretty sure I was twelve or thirteen at the time.  For those of you unfamiliar with the plot, the Earth is governed by a United Nations of sorts, and has turned the moon into a penal colony much like England did with Australia.  Subtle difference, though, without certain drugs and strenuous exercise, spending too long on Luna will result in irreversible physiological changes that pro...
Tags: England, Guns, Australia, Earth, Terrorism, United Nations, Luna, Authority, Marx, Kevin, Ben Shapiro, Robert Heinlein, Tough History Coming, Joe Sixpack, Stupid Human Tricks, Make 'em Mad" Dept


The 10 Best Sherlock Holmes Stories

Over the course of 40 years during the late 19th and early 20th century, Arthur Conan Doyle published 60 Sherlock Holmes tales in the form of four short novels and 56 short stories (which are generally published in five separate collections). The adventures of Doyle’s iconic detective proved a craze from the start, and since then, no character has been as reproduced and adapted in film, television, stage, and the printed word.  I’d long been intrigued by the idea of Sherlock, but wasn’t real...
Tags: Books, England, London, Scotland, Life, America, Travel & leisure, Classics, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Napoleon, Wilson, Moriarty, Holmes


TEASEL - Dipsacus fullonum

Teasel - Dipsacus fullonum Teasel - Dipsacus fullonum, otherwise known as wild teasel or Fuller's teasel is an ornamental herbaceous plant with an upright habit grown for its ability to attract seed eating birds. However its is perhaps best known for its ornamental dried flower heads which are used in floristry. Fuller's teasel differs from wild teasel having stouter, and somewhat recurved spines on the seed heads. It is actually a cultivated variety which was once widely used in textile ...
Tags: Gardening, England, Americas, New Zealand, Eurasia, North Africa, Simon Eade, Africa Australia, Teasel


Knife Rights: Remembrance and Honor on Memorial Day

Knife Rights: Remembrance and Honor on Memorial Day U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Ninety nine years ago the “Buddy Poppy” was adopted as the official remembrance flower of the United States. It was the mission of Moina Michael, an unassuming middle-aged Georgia school teacher to establish the Corn Poppy into a symbol of sacrifice that was originally mentioned in John McCrae's now famous poem, In Flanders Field. First published in December of 1915 in England's Punch, the poem pays tribute to the so...
Tags: England, Guns, US, America, Georgia, United States, Michael, John McCrae, Gun Rights News, Knife Rights, Doug Ritter, RED POPPY, Moina Michael, About Knife Rights Knife Rights is America, Buddy Poppy, Corn Poppy


4 Books in 4 Days; Or My Holiday Reading List

Happy Friday! If you're in the USA or UK, are you ready for the long holiday weekend? I am, even though we'll be celebrating by ourselves this year. No matter, because I have plans. Reading plans, that is. I hope to read one book every day of the weekend, starting today. I'll also be queuing up a new audiobook, but I'll talk about that next week. Here's what's on my 4-day reading stack (in no particular order). Unreconciled by W. Michael Gear (DAW, May 12): I really liked the first thre...
Tags: Books, Usa, UK, England, California, Ada, Richard Armitage, Jenner, Knoxville, Sweeney, Diane, Hanna, Gail, Austen, Sierra Nevadas, Beth F


Suicides not Reduced by Laws Restricting Gun Owners

Suicide Mental Illness U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- It is only the last decade or two when those who want a disarmed population in the West have started to stress “suicide” as a reason for disarming the population.  The early pushes for population disarmament were predicated on the excuse of reducing violent crime, particularly homicides. The actual motivation had nothing to do with crime. The original motivation was to reduce armed rivals. In New York, to reduce armed resistance to organized cri...
Tags: England, New York, Texas, Cook, Guns, Australia, California, America, Department Of Defense, Canada, United States, George Orwell, Arizona, Switzerland, Orwell, Cbc


“The devil to pay” and more devilry

It is amazing how often the Devil is invoked in English idioms: he has certainly been given his due. Some phrases must go back to myths. The Devil and his dam reminds us of the ancient stories in which two monsters play havoc with human lives. A famous example is Grendel and his mother (Beowulf), but folklore is full of similar examples. For whatever reason, the female was always stronger and harder to vanquish. The protagonist’s career in The Great Gatsby is summed up in the words: “Poor bastar...
Tags: Books, England, London, Featured, Sweden, Language, Linguistics, Lincoln, Shakespeare, US Navy, Beowulf, The Great Gatsby, Devil, The Spectator, Francisco Goya, Oliver Cromwell


FN Releases New Optics-Ready FN 509 Compact Tactical Pistol

FN's new Compact Tactical Pistol offers shooter's a concealed carry option that doubles as a suppressor host. McLean, VA -(AmmoLand.com)-  F N America, LLC, the makers of the world’s most battle-proven firearms, proudly announces the release of the FN 509 Compact Tactical, the smallest and most concealable 9mm tactical pistol available on the market. The FN 509 Compact Tactical, available in both black and FN-signature flat dark earth (FDE), can be easily deployed as an everyday carry with t...
Tags: UK, England, Guns, Gear, Belgium, Finland, Browning, Facebook Twitter, U S, Columbia South Carolina, FN, McLean Virginia, FN Herstal, Defense Security, Winchester Firearms, FN America


15 Books; Or What I've Read Lately

Hello all! Hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I've been missing in action for months on end, but it looks like my life is getting back on track after dealing with a million things in my personal life and work life. One of the reasons I started my blog back in 2008 was to keep a record of my reading. So today's post is simply a reading reset for me. I didn't write down the title of everything I read over the last few months, so the following list is likely incomplete. Many ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Books, England, Australia, California, France, Virginia, Maine, Jane Austen, Crete, Nantucket, Don, Cohen, Transylvania, Austen, RACHEL COHEN


Extend the Range of .22 Shotshells with Reverse Paradox Tubes

image courtesy Dean Weingarten U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In a previous article, I commented on the usefulness of .22 LR shotshells and their limited range. Their use is severely hampered by the poor patterns produced by these shotshells out of rifled barrels. The effective range of these shells can be doubled or tripled with the use of a reverse paradox tube. The Ball and Shotgun, more commonly known as the Paradox gun, was invented by Col. George Fosbery, VC, and patented in England in 1885. ...
Tags: Usa, England, Guns, Ebay, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Holland, LR, NPT, CCI, Ammoland, Routledge, Hong Kong Taiwan, Hunting News, Ammunition News


Getaway Cars: Converted Rail Carriages as Vacation Cabins, at Settle in Norfolk, England

Jo and John Morfoot are both Norfolk folk, born and raised on the verdant east coast of England. They met when she came looking for urns in his architectural salvage yard, Morways Reclaim. One of the UK’s leading proponents of natural floral design, she’s the owner of Jo Flowers and happens to also have a knack for interior design. John has not only a trove of ready materials but carpentry skills, and the two have been collaborating for the last several years on an ongoing project: the creation ...
Tags: Books, UK, England, London, United Kingdom, John, Norfolk, Vacation Rentals, Rustic, Jo, Hotels & Lodging, Bohemian, Norfolk England, Haarkon, Jo Flowers, Rowen Wren


Morabor ut in cochlea pace

I know there must be gazillions of people struggling with all this but is anyone else finding their lives  are morabor ut in cochlea pace ...slowing down to snail's pace (thank you google translator ...high risk strategy and I'll await corrections from the classicists out there). And, setting all the worries and anxieties aside (and I no way diminish these, we all have them) perhaps not really minding that it has for a while... In fact I'm almost taking advantage of permission to do so before ...
Tags: Books, England, 2020, Brian, Hawthorn, Orange Tip, Country Life, Doyle, Davies, Marilyn, Richard Mabey, Brian Doyle, Dovegreyreader, Gilbert White, Little Toller Books, Selborne


Lingering Springs, Bittersweet Memories and The Evolution of a Gardener

The latest in the on-going correspondence between Marianne Willburn & Scott Beuerlein. __________________________________ May 14, 2020 Lovettsville, VA Dear Scott, My heart aches for you and your family coping with the loss of your mother.  In a normal year it would be emotionally draining, but right now, with the ability to have less than ten people at the funeral?  I am deeply sorry you have had to cope and grieve while normal life is upside down – I cannot imagine.  It was this time last year...
Tags: Gardening, UK, England, Colorado, California, Oregon, Earth, Iowa, Poland, Devon, Letters, Dad, Michael, Bratislava, Edens, Jane


Florence Nightingale's 200th anniversary & No Place for Ladies ~ Helen Rappaport

It was March 20th 2007 when I wrote about Helen Rappaport's first book, No Place For Ladies - The untold story of women in the Crimean War and here we are thirteen years later, Helen and I firm friends and how delighted I am that the book has been reprinted for the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.  Not only do we have the Nightingale Hospitals, raised within days as our insurance against an NHS overwhelmed (beds thankfully not needed in quantity, but not yet decommissioned) bu...
Tags: Books, England, London, NHS, Paris, 2020, Victoria Cross, Crimea, Victoria, Helen, Windsor, Albert, Florence Nightingale, Windsor Castle, Dovegreyreader, Helen Rappaport


“Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism” Review: Portrait of an Independent Mind

A member of the British House of Commons at a time when Indians in India couldn’t vote, he argued that the empire was impoverishing his homeland. By Tunku Varadarajan | Wall Street Journal When the British government announced in 2014 that it would install a statue of Mohandas Gandhi in London’s Parliament Square, there were complaints in certain quarters that the wrong anticolonial Indian was being honored in the heart of an erstwhile empire. The statue, some said, should be not of the...
Tags: Europe, Books, England, London, Life, India, Harvard, Britain, House Of Commons, Liberal party, South Asia, Bombay, Salisbury, Persia, Patel, Parliament Square


Trudeau Acts Unilaterally to Ban “Assault Weapons” in Canada

Trudeau Acts Unilaterally to Ban “Assault Weapons” in Canada U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Trudeau acts, apparently unilaterally, and with speed, to ban “Assault Weapons” in Canada. On April 30, 2020, the Hill reported that: “Canada’s government is set to announce a ban on assault-style weapons following a deadly shooting in Nova Scotia this month that killed 22 people. Officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's administration will announce the ban before...
Tags: England, Guns, Australia, US, Toronto, Bbc, Canada, United States, New Zealand, Associated Press, Nova Scotia, Liberal party, Parliament, Globe, Quebec, Ottawa



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