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David's Lignite newsletter - Issue #7

Lignite, sometimes called 'brown coal', is a soft, brown sedimentary rock that is essentially compressed peat.It is used almost exclusively as a fuel in steam-electric power stations.Lignite is a poor fuel. Compared to other types of coal it produces less hea…


David's newsletter - Issue #6

In a list of things that Elon Musk is going to do with Twitter, I read that GetRevue is shutting down. Mr Musk has a sense of humour. He's said a few things over the past couple of weeks that make me wonder whether GetRevue is really shutting down. I just goo…


A Tale Of Two Courts: Roe v Wade and Prorogation

After the reversal of Roe v. Wade, the attorney general in the United States and the President of United States said the decision of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade was wrong.On 28 August 2019, the Parliament of the United Kingdom was ordered to be …


If this leaks, it will be the biggest ecological disaster on Earth

It's enough to make you cry. No bad people here, just people unable to get together to make things happen in the face of a disaster.You may be old enough to remember the Exxon Valdez that ruptured when it hit a reef off the coast of Alaska on 24 March 1989.Th…


David's newsletter - Issue #5

Poaching elephant tusks, rhino horns, and pangolin scalesThe iNews newspaper of 19 July 2022 reports on page 34 that elephant tusks and pangolin scales had been seized in MalaysiaMalaysian authorities said yesterday they seized a container of African elephant…


David's satisfying newsletter - Issue #2

#1 Enid BlytonEnid Blyton was an English children's author whose books have been translated into 90 languages and have sold more than 600 million copies.She wrote from the 1930s through to her death in 1968.Enid Blyton was due to be commemorated on a new 50p …


David's Satisfying Newsletter - Issue #1

There is no such thing as failure in artThis newsletter is powered by Revue. The home page of Revue says it "is an editorial newsletter tool for writers and publishers."I am, in the vernacular of British English, 'giving it a go'.To give something a go means …