French Voters Poised To Elect Their Own Version Of Trump

“The French held their next round of presidential
primaries today to determine the general election candidate for the
“center right.” It was a battle between ex-premier Francois Fillon and
another former prime minister, Alain Juppe. Fillon is described as an
“economic radical” and social conservative. When the dust settled,
Fillon won it running away.

This is a multi-stage process and Fillon will go on in the spring to
face… you guessed it… Marine Le Pen. They will also face the socialist
candidate, current president, Francois Hollande.If the socialists are knocked out in the first round as the polling
suggests, Fillon and Le Pen will be the last two standing for the runoff
election.Why is that remarkable in this generally socialist nation? Because we
already know where Le Pen stands in terms of getting out of the EU and
dumping the Euro, etc. but Fillon is a rare beast in France as well.Fillon wants to fire hundreds of thousands of government workers,
slash taxes to stimulate the economy, crack down on immigration and
Muslim extremists, opposes gay marriage and wants to defend traditional
French national identity. (Make France Great Again?)

Either way, if this is how it plays out we’re going to be looking at a
very different scene in France when this is over. And it’s probably one
which will make for a much better fit in terms of relations with the
United States under the new president.”

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How Do Dogs ‘See’ With Their Noses?

“You may have heard the expression that dogs ‘see with their noses.’
But these creature’s amazing nasal architecture actually reveals a whole
world beyond what we can see. Alexandra Horowitz illustrates how the
dog’s nose can smell the past, the future and even things that can’t be
seen at all.” from the source


Top 15 Countries with the Best Women

I’m not sure how and who calculated all this but I won’t spoil it by telling you what country came ‘top’, but when you do find out you’ll probably not be surprised..

Anyway judging by the common traits of each nationality I should probably have headed to the Ukraine and seen what occurred ..but that’s just me..


I’m so glad the UK made it into the top 15 – next stop will be Scotland making it past the FIFA World Cup qualifiers 🙂

Soviet Top Secret Nuclear Aeroplane M60-M

“In 1950s the idea of creating the nuclear airplane, the long range
strategic bomber powered on the power of atom was considered as a
necessity by Soviet generals. At that time there was already built first
Russian atomic ice breaker with its independent nuclear reactor on
board. So the plane seemed to be pretty real. To give you a little
spoiler on this post – yes, they finally was to able to build a working
plane with a nuclear reactor on board which was powering it during the

16 pages of pictures, diagrams and text explanations of how the Soviets had been getting on with this project.

Article ends with “..But then the cold war ended, the Soviet Union collapsed, and we still don’t see the ecological, cheap and unlimited air flights.” 🙁


Things Kids Today Will Probably Not Understand About the 90’s


14. And then if you wanted to look at a photo on the internet, it loaded like this:


..Thanks to your lightning fast 56k connection.” </snip>

For some reason we found that the older 33kbps modems got a better speed on the Thai PSTN than the 56kbps modems – thanks to Al Lock for all the help and advice back then 🙂 I still remember you mate…I don’t think I would be where I am at all now workwise if I hadn’t known you all those years ago! 🙂

Simple Ways To Avoid the ‘Friend Zone’

“Waaaay too often, dudes don’t even GET friend zoned. They friend zone themselves.

We all know that losing sucks, but sometimes you lose. It’s part of
life. But beating yourself? That hurts the most because it’s fixable.
You have control over it.That’s what we’re going to focus on today.”…

Oh how I wish that the Web had been around back when I was 13! :-p


800 Life-Size Human Sculptures Found in Japanese Village

“This incredibly creepy garden in Japan’s Toyama prefecture is home to
800 life-like statues, following your every move with their unnervingly
blank stares.

The sculptures were created in the late 1980s at
the request of a prominent local businessmen called Mutsuo Furukawa, at
an estimated cost of 6 billion yen (A$78.5 million).

While some
appear to be Buddhist deities, many are thought to be people he knew
during his lifetime, because he wanted them to be with him for eternity.”


this would definitely freak me out if I happened to be wandering around somewhere in Japan and stumbled onto this..

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<edit> I wanted to dedicate this post to you Mo – I was inspired by what you told me about yourself that day 🙂 I am awestruck (yes, really) and always have been since I first started this job…and btw how the flipping heck did you get one of those printed A4s into my car the other day? 😀 </edit>

Don’t be misled by my example pic – this is an aircraft aviation enthusiast website ..and some beautiful machinery..