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I'm David Brittain, aged 76, English and living in Essex on the beautiful coast of East Anglia in the UK. I'm a low income retired pensioner with a selection of dreary ailments with which I definitely won't bore you, and a selection of opinions and slant-wise outlooks on life to offer that I definitely hope could interest you. Being a bit slow off the mark, when I registered on this website I didn't realise that that its focus is mainly towards an American audience. Nevertheless it could be helpful to draw your average American's gaze beyond the shores of your huge beautiful country; that is assuming there is such a thing as an average American.

I was born with a psychological defect that has haunted me throughout my life: I have never seen the point of living a competitive lifestyle. At school chasing a ball around a freezing cold football field held no point or charm for me. Later this defect stalled the valiant efforts of parents, teachers, and employers to instil or awaken a competitive streak in yours truly; it just wasn't there to awaken. The result of course was that I have never made the ruthless climb to the higher strata of employment but have frequently observed the negative effect on people who have made that bitter climb. The drawback with any competition is that the hopes and dreams of fellow competitors have to be ignored, and so the only people who gain are the few winners and the ones who hold the competition. A wise man once said that "competition is the province of the ignorant, and cooperation is the province of the wise', and yet the only time groups cooperate with each other is when in competition with other groups. Our leaders, the Media in its many forms, the commercial and financial worlds, in fact all who gain from the population's widespread deeply instilled competitive drive make sure that it enters and dominates every aspect of our lives. A result of lacking the competitive streak has isolated and converted me into becoming an observer who observes a mankind completely and implacably in competition with itself. In that role "tongue in cheek' I shall from time to time offer you a few of my observations and will look forward to your comments.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Do we in the UK lack empathy in our treatment of refugees? Do we in the UK lack empathy in our treatment of, and how we regard, refugees?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A baffled Westerner's look at the aims of Islamic extremists A baffled Westerner's look at the aims of Islamic extremists.

Monday, February 17, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A struggle to believe A viewpoint from the UK; we all currently exist amid a cloud of doubt and suspicion that our leaderships' thinking and ideas are limited to getting through their 5 year term of office, and that they are completely baffled by this changing world.

Saturday, March 30, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What it is to be British in 2013 This is an update on my 2011 article.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The End Days and do you ascend with or without your physical body? A point of view: A look at each member of mankind's ultimate destiny.

Monday, February 18, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Strangers in Paradise An essay about clear-thinking individuals' escape from a mind-conditioned mankind.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
I'm Just This Guy you know! Here we offer an alternative slant on the Spirit, Mind, & Body theme.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Tool named Ridicule. We all know that conspiracy theories abound on the Internet, and to dare use the title "New World Order' is to invite ridicule as being the unreal products of fevered imaginations. Obviously the whole point of a conspiracy is to strictly limit knowledge of it to the conspirators who dreamed up the conspiracy in the first place,

Sunday, December 18, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What it is to be British in 2011 An UK update for our American friends

Friday, December 9, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Disaster Scams Living in a mug's world

Friday, July 30, 2010 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Oh how glad I am that I am aged 73 This is an article describing an English pensioner's take on the UK government's latest utterances or: how to become dazzled by UK governmental applied logic