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Vietnam-War Cluster Bomb Warranties – On Bombs Dropped In Laos?

Vietnam-War Cluster Bomb Warranties – On Bombs Dropped In Laos?

1 month ago
 Above Photo: Vietnam War Cluster Bomb Warranty still attached to a bomb casing in Pa-Am Village, Attapeu, Laos. Being a lawyer, the idea of a warranty on a Vietnam War-era cluster bomb seems preposterous, yet that’s what I discovered on a cluster bomb casing in the village of Pa-Am on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Attapeu Province, where part of ... Read More
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Shock News: Wildlife walks through an Asian market and emerges alive and unscathed.

Shock News: Wildlife walks through an Asian market and emerges alive and unscathed.

2 months ago
Above Photo: Pissed-Off Pachyderm in Nong Khai Market. As we trudged around Nong Khai market in Northern Thailand, I thought my wife said to me, “Its fun in the market.” “Whatever floats your boat,” I replied, “But I’ve had more fun at a funeral.” She then pointed something out to me and repeated, “No. There’s an ELEPHANT in the market!” Lucky ... Read More
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Another Khmer Rouge Murderer Escapes Justice: By Dying.

Another Khmer Rouge Murderer Escapes Justice: By Dying.

2 months ago
Mystery Photo: Rare colour photo of Enslaved Cambodians working on a construction project under the Khmer Rouge. I wrote this article a while ago, but sadly nothing has improved inside Cambodia as far as bringing the Khmer Rouge to justice is concerned, since I wrote it. I have updated it and added new photos below. My novel BACK deals with ... Read More
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John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

1 year ago
Liverpool from Wapping (1875)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s art. For many years I have seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again recently when I ... Read More
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Eating Moles for Breakfast in Luang Prabang, Laos…

Eating Moles for Breakfast in Luang Prabang, Laos…

1 month ago
Above Photo: An unusual way to solve your mole problem. As I looked for breakfast in Luang Prabang market this morning, among the more usual food offerings I was strangely drawn to a display of six unusual, skinned animals which turned out to be moles. There appeared to be no mole-eaters among Luang Prabang’s local population that morning Not everybody’s cup of tea, perhaps, ... Read More
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