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Denis Campbell

Entries by Denis Campbell

We're Screwed, Not Even in the Right Game

(7) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 3:35 PM

We are so screwed. We simply don't get it in the USA and EU. After three weeks spent traveling around the globe, the Chinese eat our lunch while we busy ourselves in silly ideological Left vs. Right fights over control of Washington, Westminster and Brussels.

We're bloodied in the...

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Journeying Alone Together

(1) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 3:25 PM

WEST WALES -- Ruth Davies is an accidental blogger. A tragic accident made her a widow at the tender age of 28 and released a river of emotion from deep within that comes out as periodic blog tributes to life with her late husband, Emrys 'Ems' Davies. Her blog,

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Corporate Social Media Usage: No one really knows how and we're all in the same boat.

(3) Comments | Posted June 23, 2010 | 4:51 PM

The Social Media Influence Conference, London 2010

LONDON "Authentic voice" and "customer dialogue" were the buzzwords as 400 corporate marketing, agency creative and other "experts" gathered at the Grosvenor Sq. Marriott for a day-long social media conference in London. Many presenters though fell short of the mark, regaling the audience...

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In Dutch Election Economy Could Trump Muslim, Immigration Fears

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 1:23 PM

(AMSTERDAM) Later this week the Dutch Tweede Kamer (Parliamentary lower chamber) will see a spirited fight over: the current economic malaise, encroachment of Islam, taxes, fees and jobs for its 150 seats. Chosen by proportional representation, the election has been the most difficult in years to handicap as daily headlines...

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Death Row "Waiting" Advert Brings Life to UK Organ Donor Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2010 | 5:04 PM

Gwent Police made global headlines when their graphic, viral video showed the consequences of driving whilst texting. Donate Wales has released a similarly powerful advert called "Waiting" showing transplant patients, including 30-month old baby boy Morgan, sitting in "Death Row" prison cells whilst awaiting scarce donor...

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David Cameron, You've Just Become Britain's PM, What Are You Going to do Now?

(2) Comments | Posted May 13, 2010 | 3:06 PM

"I'm going to Disneyworld," the traditional said-to-camera line for the next morning's telly advert after a star US athlete wins the football Super Bowl is not an option, the Treasury's broke.

In a second evening of post tea-time events that would make retired US television game-show host Monty Hall of...

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UK Election Writ Small Part 2: Mr. Cairns Goes to Westminster

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2010 | 5:35 PM

Hung Parliament aside, this election was always about sending 650 Members to the House of Commons. Alun Cairns is the new Conservative Member of Parliament for The Vale of Glamorgan, successfully fulfilling a boyhood dream. He will join 230 other freshman members of the House of Commons (a record 1/3+...

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Mr. Cairns Goes to Westminster? UK Election Writ Small, Retail & Local

(3) Comments | Posted April 27, 2010 | 5:16 PM

General Election "speed-dating" best characterises the 31-day sprint to the UK's 06 May finish line. Forget the hoopla surrounding 1st ever televised leadership debates, SPIN rooms, 3D graphic holograms and breathless pundits. All 650 UK House of Commons seats serving 60 million people (a 92,000:1 ratio) are up for grabs...

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Sioux Indian Reservation Suffers with 3 Snow Ploughs

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 2:05 PM

As we have seen in the blizzards in Washington and New York, hundreds of crews of snowploughs and front-end loaders work feverishly to open roads, airports and railway tracks. But, what if you lived in the Cheyenne Sioux Indian Reservation of South Dakota, and there were only three snowploughs to...

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Man-Up Time President Obama: Grow Spine and Become Party's Dictator

(4) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 11:13 AM

Welcome to the toughest first year in the loneliest job in the world. Good that you have a dog and you're not in Kansas anymore, Mr. President. You approached the utter disaster left by the previous occupant with a determination, grit, grace and pragmatism that has long been missing.


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Terrorism State Lottery Winners: Not Welcome in the Secure Homeland

(2) Comments | Posted January 4, 2010 | 3:33 PM

If you hold a passport from Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, countries considered "state sponsors of terrorism" or similar "countries of interest:" Afghanistan, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia or Yemen... Don't plan on making your connecting flight any time soon to your final destination inside the USA.

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The Curious Incident of a US Extradition in the Night-Time

(8) Comments | Posted June 18, 2009 | 11:31 AM

Gary McKinnon of Crouch End, North London, was branded a 'cyber-terrorist' by the US government. In 2002 he was arrested for hacking into Pentagon and NASA computers. The US Justice, Defence and Homeland Security Departments have been fighting a seven-year long extradition battle to the USA under the 2003 UK...

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Wait, Wait and the Party of Psychotic No!

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2009 | 2:02 PM

The Republican Party needs an intervention.

When a comedy news quiz show makes them apoplectic with rage, I worry that their stressors to try and remain relevant -- big movie trailer voice here -- "in a world where only 20% of the people identify with them ..." are overloaded...

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Good Feeling's Gone

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2009 | 1:38 PM

A visibly shaken Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands somberly addressed her rattled nation on Queen's Day, the day that traditionally honors the birth of her grandmother, Queen Wilhelmina. Earlier that day she and her entire family (including crown Prince Willem Alexander) were the intended targets of an attack in the...

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Train's Leaving the Station, Ignore "Big Fat Idiot"

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2009 | 11:05 AM

It was a message not directly spoken but heard by all... yesterday President Obama met privately with House and Senate Republicans all without aids in the Roosevelt Room. Simply said, there's room on this train for everyone, I want your opinion and help if you offer solutions vs. attack. Make...

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Caroline, We Hardly Knew Ye

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2009 | 11:50 AM

On the day Hillary Clinton was confirmed by a 94-2 vote as Secretary of State, thus defeating attempts at partisan payback by her husband's enemies, the New York media wolfpack claimed a prized scalp as Caroline Kennedy decided her privacy, fragile health of her uncle, family and indeed life itself...

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Watching the Ice Thicken...

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 3:12 PM

While winter grips Northern Europe with an icy deep freeze and many look nervously to possible natural gas shortages as Russia's Gazprom dispute with the Ukraine lingers, the residents of The Netherlands' northernmost province of Friesland look anxiously forward to this coming week as the mercury has dipped each night...

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Dutch Smoking Ban Leaves Cannabis Coffee Shops In Legal Limbo

(12) Comments | Posted December 5, 2008 | 12:51 PM

Almost everyone knows coffee drinking is the last reason anyone visits an Amsterdam Coffee House. Stroll into one of the many flag festooned café-like establishments along the Kalverstraat and you are handed a unique menu that instead of Kenyan, Javanese or Blue Mountain beans, contains the daily list of available...

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Did John McCain Lose Arizona?

(5) Comments | Posted November 18, 2008 | 2:53 PM

While Maricopa County (Phoenix) Judge Edward O. Burke agreed with the state's Libertarian Party that county elections director, Karen Osborne, did not follow election law, ensure ballot integrity and provide an unbroken custody chain, he ruled against them saying, "in a county the size the size of Maricopa (sic), perfect...

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2,000 Days Since "Mission Accomplished"

(7) Comments | Posted October 20, 2008 | 8:32 AM

Keith Olbermann will utter the words: "That's Countdown for this the 2,000th Day since the declaration of Mission Accomplished in Iraq. I'm Keith Olbermann. Goodnight and good luck" thus closing Monday night's MSNBC broadcast, two weeks before Election Day 2008.

If children have been born during this two year...

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