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What if we replace politicians with ordinary people?

Another TED talk (9.5 minute video):
Quote:If you think democracy is broken, here's an idea: let's replace politicians with randomly selected people. Author and activist Brett Hennig presents a compelling case for sort ...



Filmed dancing Gangnam by the pool: The fraudster

Filmed dancing Gangnam by the pool: The fraudster
who was supposed to be too sick to enjoy his holiday
A man who won £6,000 in compensation after claiming he fell ill on holiday was
exposed as fraudster ...

Daily Mail: “Cyprus amongst the ultimate hidden treasure des

Daily Mail: “Cyprus amongst the ultimate hidden treasure destinations for 2018!”
Larnaca and Paphos amongst the top 50 European destinations for Brits in 2018!
British media outlet Daily Mail mentions the best ...

“Why Turkey’s election matters to you”

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-44376661/why-turkey-s-election-matters-to-you . ...

Bystanders tackled London moped gang

Bystanders tackled London moped gang
This extraordinary dashcam footage shows the moment Londoners rose up to
stop a moped gang armed with giant ‘zombie’ knives and a sledgehammer after
they ransacked a ...

Brits going crazy over budget supermarkets new “Halloumi” Bu

Brits going crazy over budget supermarkets new “Halloumi” Burgers and chips!
New halloumi BURGERS and fries huge hit in Britain! Fries made from the cheese
sold out in branches across Britain!
Customers ...

European businesses advised to avoid using British parts

Quote:European businesses advised to avoid using British parts ahead of Brexit
Car industry bosses fear a major impact as the EU warns rule of origin will apply to UK parts after Brexit.
European governments are ...

City in Cyprus amongst the 50 most expensive cities to live

City in Cyprus amongst the 50 most expensive cities to live in (pic)
Which city could it possibly be?
Funny enough amongst the most expensive cities in the world to live in
according to news website News ...





Want to buy a new Porsche - no longer possible

Since the latest EU regulations regarding car emmissions were issued on too short notice Porsche can´t cope with them. Therefore, until further notice they suspended the sale of new cars. You can´t currently order a new Pors ...

Kirstie Allsopp defends flying business while children go ec

Kirstie Allsopp defends flying business while children go economy
Television presenter Kirstie Allsopp has defended her decision to sit separately
from her sons when flying.
Ms Allsopp told the Sun newsp ...

Russia ‘poisoning thousands of stray dogs ahead of the World

Russia ‘poisoning thousands of stray dogs ahead of the World Cup’
Thousands of stray animals are being caught and slaughtered in Russia ahead
of the World Cup by firms hired in million pound deals, a new repor ...

Trade war looms as Trump imposes steel tariffs

Trade war looms as Trump imposes steel tariffs
Europe, Canada and Mexico are planning retaliatory moves after President
Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports to the US.
The European Union ...

Four candles - for only £28,000

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-44327990 . ...

Russian journalist Babchenko turns up alive after reported m

Russian journalist Babchenko turns up alive after reported murder
A dissident Russian journalist who was reported murdered in Kiev dramatically
reappeared alive on Wednesday in the middle of a briefing about h ...

British tourist, 30, dies in ‘plunge from aircraft door onto

British tourist, 30, dies in ‘plunge from aircraft door onto runway at
Turkish airport (pics)
The man had been waiting for a flight home for three days after losing his
ticket. A British man has died af ...



Gavin Williamson/Richard Madeley interview


Also in e.g. Telegraph and several other sources. ...

‘Real life Spiderman’ climbs four floors to rescue boy hangi

‘Real life Spiderman’ climbs four floors to rescue boy hanging off balcony
A man who climbed four storeys to save a young boy dangling off a balcony has
been hailed a hero after vision of his heroic feat went ...

Cyprus gaining ground in space tech services

Cyprus gaining ground in space tech services
Cyprus is gaining ground in the field of space technology services, and had
already granted ten licences to organisations to launch telecommunication
satell ...

Bloke shares pic of ‘worst full English ever’

Bloke shares pic of ‘worst full English ever’ after being served frankfurter,
uncooked bacon and weird egg in Cyprus
A BRIT tourist has caused a storm after revealing pictures of a shocking looking
Full ...

Royal Wedding

Well...what about that for a Royal Wedding yesterday?!!!!!Amazed that there isn't any comments. KIZI ...

Police in Munich seize Grandma's toy gun and fine her.

This is reported today in Stern magazine. A grandma was travelling in the local train in Munich with her grandchild when a teenager noticed she had what appeared to be a pistol and called the police. They realised it was a t ...

Russia ‘responsible’ for downing MH17

Russia ‘responsible’ for downing MH17
The Dutch cabinet on Friday said it would hold the Russian state responsible for
“its role” in the downing of Malaysia Airlines... []
Cheers
Steve ...



Iran nuclear deal: Trump pulls US out

Iran nuclear deal: Trump pulls US out
US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era
nuclear agreement with Iran.
Calling it "decaying and rotten", he said the deal was "an emba ...

Philately

Have just received a parcel from Australia on which are stuck: 1 block of 25 AUD 2 stamps lightly franked in good condition 1 block of 25 AUD 2 stamps lightly franked corner stamp slightly lifted 1 block of 15 AUD 2 stamp ...

Trump cancels N. Korea summit

Now there's a shock! :roll:
Quote: President Trump has cancelled his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
President Trump has canceled the planned June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jon ...

UK threatens to demand money from EU in Brexit feud over Eur

UK threatens to demand money from EU in Brexit feud over European GPS
Britain told the European Union on Thursday it will demand the repayment of up
to 1 billion pounds ($1.34 billion) if the bloc restricts it ...

Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa, too eager to ‘obey’

Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa, too eager to ‘obey’

A Portland, Oregon, family has learned what happens when Amazon.com Inc’s
popular voice assistant Alexa is lost in translation.
Amazon on Thursd ...

Aljazeera News

Hi folks,
Have not watched Aljazeera much before, apart from the occasional
cursory glance, however due to a lack of other options at the moment
I have been watching it.
They do some pretty good vide ...

Dog breeder hid knuckledusters and police batons in family’s

Dog breeder hid knuckledusters and police batons in family’s luggage as
they returned from Cyprus holiday
A French Bulldog breeder was caught with eight knuckledusters and six batons
at Cardiff Airport ...



TRUMP!

Steve - SJD wrote:Think we should wait and see what happens with the Korea situation firstbut regardless of the Nobel prize it would be good to see the whole situationdefused (pardon the pun).
Not sure but Trump's law ...

'Carry On Brussels' TV tonight

Part 1 (of 3-part) tonight at midnight.
...

Kurdish protesters try to block Erdogan’s convoy as his...

Kurdish protesters try to block Erdogan’s convoy as his 3-day British visit begins (VIDEO)
Kurdish activists scuffled with police as they attempted to block Turkish
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s convoy from ...

US man killed by exploding vape pen

US man killed by exploding vape pen
A US man died when a vape pen blew up and projected fragments into his skull,
a post-mortem examination has found. Tallmadge D’Elia also... []
Cheers
Steve ...

N. Korea cancels talks with S. Korea

Quote: N Korea cancels talks with South Korea and warns US
North Korea has cancelled Wednesday's high-level talks with South Korea because of anger over its joint military exercises with the US.
The North's off ...

Chlorine likely used in February attack in Syria

Chlorine likely used in February attack in Syria
Banned chlorine munitions were likely dropped on a Syrian neighbourhood in
February, an international body on chemical weapons said on... []
Cheers
...

We’ll take no lessons from country that occupies Cyprus, Net

We’ll take no lessons from country that occupies Cyprus, Netanyahu
tells Erdogan
Benjamin Netanyahu has responded to criticism from Turkish President Recep
Tayyip Erdogan who said the hands of the Israe ...





Good food for the body

A couple a years ago after spending a few months re learning my old food science, it wasn’t called that way back then, we called it nutrition, I posted about low carb eating. Sat back & waited for the flack, which certai ...

Lifeboats

Afternoon In today’s marvellous daily mail there is an article called mayday It’s about the lifeboats I would ask everyone to read it And some of the stupid things they ask these very brave men to do One man a doctor vol ...

Eurovision Song Contest

Apparently, a number of ardent Brexiteers questioned why the UK are still permitted to enter this competition, as we voted out of Europe! It was explained to them that because we haven't yet left it was OK but, purely out ...

01:00 a.m., May 12th

Just watched the end of 'Newsnight' so, at 1 minute past 1 on the 12th May, I was informed that yesterday (May 11th) was 'World eat what you want day'.
A quick trip to Duckduckgo led me to which verifies this, as does ...

Damaged road ‘epidemic’ puts £1m dent in drivers’ bank balan

Damaged road ‘epidemic’ puts £1m dent in drivers’ bank balances
The World Economic Forum now ranks Britain 27th in the world for the quality of
its roads, below Chile, Cyprus and Oman. Chris Grayling announced ...

Thomas Cook: some good work on holiday safety, but could try

Thomas Cook: some good work on holiday safety, but could try harder
Thomas Cook has done more than most travel firms to tackle the fake holiday-sickness
industry. This scurrilous profession picks up where fals ...

A ‘battle’ of blunt-nosed vipers in Paphos’ forest (video &a

A ‘battle’ of blunt-nosed vipers in Paphos’ forest (video & pics)
People who love to wander while seeking to explore the natural beauties might
be familiar with snakes and other reptiles. But even in this ...

north Cyprus

Any tips on a visit to the karpaz peninsula ...

Cyprus Heads To Eurovision Final

Cyprus Heads To Eurovision Final
After a fiery performance at Tuesday night’s semi-final in Lisbon, Cyprus
will be heading to the Eurovision Grand Final on Saturday.
Greek popstar Eleni Foureira will re ...

SBA Custom's and Immigration.

Doe's anyone know what the regulations are for bringing back petrol cans from the North? I notice that they now seizing any Petrol cans. ...

Freedom of Movement?

I notice now that the SBA at Ayia Nic are asking where are you travelling to or where are you going? This seems to be a new tactic from the SBA. Is it even reasonable to ask it? This isn't East and West Berlin in th ...

New UK passport renewals on-line.

Bobbeer wrote:It is not new, it has been this way for a while...
As has DHL’s habit of refusing to deliver them. :( ...

New Royal Baby's Name

We're having a sweep-stake.
I drew................................... Vladimir. ...

Rudd resigns

BBC news reports that Theresa may has accepted Amber Rudd's resignation as her position "is no longer tenable" after letter from Rudd to May from January, 2017 in which Rudd mentions targets. ...


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