"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"
- Mark Twain, 1869
If you follow a lot of Ukrainians, you might have noticed them using pictures of cotton flowers whenever a target in Russia gets hit. A lot of Ukrainians also have references to cotton in the user pictures and/or usernames. This is a reference to yet another great wartime meme!
"I don't make promises I can't keep and I am a straightforward person who tells it like it is," says Liz Truss, who announced she would cut the wages of teachers and nurses outside London, ditched it within 12 hours, and then denied she'd ever promised it.
Last month's visit by roaming polar bears that put a Russian village on lockdown may be just the beginning as Moscow steps up its activity in the warming Arctic, leading to increased conflict with the rare species u.afp.com/Jijx
There are people who have to use food banks to feed their families, and there are people who chose to claim their energy costs on expenses because they can, even though they earn over £80k pa. Who are the real scroungers?
Russian representative at the UN Security council just quoted a recent @amnesty report to legitimise Russia's accusations that Ukrainian armed forces deliberately endanger civilians. Great job, @AgnesCallamard@DRovera!
The suspect who attacked the FBI field office in Cincinnati has been killed by law enforcement, according to two officials familiar with the matter. His name is Ricky Walter Shiffer. He was at the Capitol on Jan. 6. @NBCNews
Adil Ray - Is it right that MPs can get their energy bills paid via expenses?
Mark Spencer(Leader HoC) - If you have a second home you can claim
Adil Ray - So it's ok for us to pay your expenses, but you don't have a plan to help us pay our bills?