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Elections quotes

Elections quotes

The total collapse of the public opinion polls shows that this country is in good health. A country that developed an airtight system of finding out in advance what was in people’s minds would be uninhabitable. Elwyn Brooks White Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.  George Jean Nathan Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each … Continue reading

Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

In Italy today, Christmas is a time for families coming together and with the recently acquired wealth, this coming together is a great excuse for a boom in buying (expensive) consumer goods especially for children who normally are at the centre of most of the festivities. Italy is very much a religious country and even with growing secularism, Christmas is very much a religious festival, with carol singing, live cribs, and decorated windows in the … Continue reading

Christmas crackers jokes

Christmas crackers jokes

Christmas crackers are a British tradition dating back to Victorian times when in the early 1850s, London confectioner Tom Smith started adding a motto to his sugared almond bon-bons which he sold wrapped in a twisted paper package. The story goes that he was inspired to add ‘bang’ when he heard the crackle of a log he had just put on the fire. He decided to make a log shaped package that would produce a … Continue reading