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Friday, August 24, 2012

USA Journal 2012 #9: Mississippi

August 24, 2012

Clarksdale Mississippi’s 2nd congressional district For the ninth in my series of posts from the USA in election year, I have reached the Delta region of the Mississippi, the pancake-flat alluvial plains formed by the continual flooding and new courses of the Mississippi River that stretch between Memphis and Vicksburg. That makes it fertile earth, that led […]

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#529: 2008, Calexico, Two Silver Trees

August 24, 2012

My last Song To Learn and Sing was one which makes me think of long hot summer days.  A song which matched my mood flying out of Gatwick on a swelteringly hot morning for two relaxing weeks away in Santorini, Greece.   Even if that weather was not going to last in the UK, I […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: The Hunter

August 24, 2012

While I am away I thought I would try to catch up with a few film reviews that I didn’t get a chance to post in the few manic weeks before my holiday.   Unfortunately I have had to deal with a shockingly unreliable WiFi connection in my hotel in Greece and so it has been […]

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Benefit Fraudsters – are we prosecuting the right people?

August 24, 2012

This week, in the course of my day job, I sat down opposite a single mother, in her thirties, who had never been in any trouble in her life but who had found herself at the wrong end of an indictment containing numerous counts of theft and failing to declare a change in circumstances – […]

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