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KLM Dakota at Edinburgh airport

A surprisingly old KLM Dakota propeller plane was taking off from Edinburgh airport on Thursday morning as the Blog family was passing through.   Later the local paper revealed that the Dutch airline was celebrating 65 years of flying to Scotland. The airline’s chief operating officer said, in a stirring statement of Scottish solidarity, that […]

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Movies: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

What a dreary film and what a disappointment. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps has no plot, weak characters, and it takes forever for the storyline to start. Michael Douglas has a completely unconvincing role which is not worthy of him at all.   It is so disappointing after the original Wall Street, which had a […]

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Jokes about volcanic ash cloud

It’s not going to be very funny for those ICIS editors and petchem folk still stranded away from home, but my colleague Frank in Houston has spotted these jokes on MSNBC about the volcanic eruption …   “The last wish of the Icelandic economy was to have its ashes scattered over Europe.”“Icelandic taxpayer to Britons and […]

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