Huliganov’s Moscow #1 – Arrival


Original YT playout date: 14 November 2008
Duration: 25:11

The beginning of a series of Huliganov visiting the homeland. It should give a quite nice flavour of Moscow – quite a few things have changed since this point, so this is actually a useful record of the pace of change.
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Integration at Piknik 44 1/2


Original YT playout date: 13 November 2008
Duration: 31:55

Grupa Strategia engages in a teambuilding exercise at a great location. The second of the two parts is even better, so stay tuned for both!
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James Whale Radio Show 1st September 2008 on Playradio UK


 

Original YT playout date: 5 November 2008
Duration: 3:56:57

James Whale’s excellent show. Comments on the issues raised are welcome below.
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Managing Cross-Cultural Business (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E11)


Original YT playout date: 3 November 2008
Duration: 45:21

Our colleague Jean from Belgium gives us the benefit of his years involved in resolving cross cultural issues in business, and a jolly good stand-up act it is! We all appreciated this, as you can tell. Read the rest of this entry

Uncle Davey Lectures on the GoldList Method at Moscow BKC-IH


Original YT playout date: 2 November 2008
Duration: 1:00:19

My subscriber blueclue57 kindly invited me to come along and visit him while in Moscow – he said he had a class on Business English. I was taken by surprise that he wanted me to be guest lecturer, but I managed to cobble a couple of notes together during an earlier part of his lesson while he was doing an exercise – actually I don’t use the notes till the second half as I can’t really abide speaking from notes, I always prefer to adlib – and what came out is probably the best lecture yet done by me on the Gold List System. Thankfully blueclue57 was kind enough to film it on my cam, and the Vado held out somehow. No idea how, but it did.

The message here will help enlarge on what I already stated in the two earlier discussions of the Gold List system. Clearly I couldn’t stay in character as Huliganov while addressing a roomful of Russians learning English, so I’ve taken this out of the Second Huliganov’s Russia series, which is coming up soon.

The goldlist system is free but should be attributed to me. I have started writing a book on this subject, although all that is really needed to know is freely available in these videos and on http://www.goldlist.eu

The system has been seen now by thousands of people and put to the test by many of them. I have received literally hundreds of mails stating that the system works for people and has saved them from wasting time and failing, or else improved their result in learning languages.

Enjoy.
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NTTBS 31st August 2008


 

Original YT playout date: 2 November 2008
Duration: 2:59:54

Matt, Aaron and Fiona take up the cudgels in the absence of Stu and Jo, and produce another edition of the show we all knew and loved.
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Business Lessons from Jazz (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E10)


Original YT playout date: 26 October 2008
Duration: 15:10

Jazz principles applied in the workplace can assist in encouraging innovation, says this speaker, with ample musical illustration. It’s the vado again, so the image is not that crisp and the sound level too low, unfortunately. But without the Vado, there wouldn’t have been space to record this great talk at all!
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It’s the Catholics I feel sorry for.


This week’s ruling in the UK House of Lords ruling that informal Muslim marriages which don’t get registered with the state won’t be treated as marriages on a par with those which are so registered, provoked the usual knee-jerk squealing by those who think that Muslims are being systematically victimised by horrible right-wing Christians, namely the Muslim pressure groups themselves in dischordant chorus with their Haw-Havian leftist enablers.

This post sets out to explain how they are in fact being treated exactly the same as everyone else, in fact many right-wing Christians have it worse than they do in countries they themselves run.

If a person has a marriage in their Church, Mosque, Temple or Synangogue and doesn’t register it with a nation state, then nation states won’t recognise them. Nation it is written, shall speak peace unto nation, and thus it is, as the Propesy says. The world has been divided as a result of the Napoleonic era and the emergence of the modern times rather than the middle ages, (the “last times” in which we currently see more and more preparations for the emergence of the Antichrist as described in Scripture) into relatively secular states in which both royal families and also religious institutions are free to exist and may be incorporated into the paraphenalia of states, but in fact we have these things called countries and these are boxes based largely around land and borders, with economies and governments and thei systems of taxing, spending, legilating and defending themselves which they devise.

Each one has a legal system, a flag, a system of government more or less democratic (although the best are defective) a national anthem, a dialling code, an internet country suffix, an ISO abbreviation. New countries get these by sending off to the UN for a “new countries kit” which contains a constitution, a dialling code, a flag, a national anthem, and an internet .tld and this costs $3999.99 plus postage and packing, although I can probably arrange a discount for you, if you have a new country and need to watch your budget.

And each country deals on a peer-to-peer basis with other countries. They are not dealing with churches or mosques or temples or synagogues, any more than they are dealing with tropical fish clubs or local restaurant karaoke clubs. If you want to get married in a Church, or a Mosque or a Karaoke club, you can. You are free to do that. You can get married in a Jehovahs’ so-called Witnesses so-called Kingdom Hall, in a Masonic Lodge (which is more or less the same thing but more public) or in a Spearmint Rhino if you like. You are free to do all these things. But if you want the recognition of a State for your marriage then you have to do it in a way that either the State you live in recognises, or from another State which mutually recognises the marriages.

Now if someone gets married in Saudi Arabia and has plural wives because that is all fine there, then actually the UK will recognise this as a foreign state did it even though you wouldn’t be able to enter multiple marriages in the UK. So it is not like we are not recognising Muslim marriages, but if you want to get amrried in this country then for it to be official it has to be done officially. And it is the same for all of us nobody is victeemising Muslims, sorry to tell you, because I know that will cost you tears of bewilderment and disappointment to find out to don’t have a valid basis for your usual whinging. In fact in most European counries the model looks like Poland, where you have to have a church and also a civil wedding even though the country is 93% Roman Catholic. Just getting married by the priest is not enough to be accepted by the State, just as Catholics would say that just marriage by the state doesn’t make it a sacrament. The reasons why treating marriage or the alternative in the catholic system of Ordination as a sacrament is bad theology in the first place is material for a whole ‘nother blogpost.

I’m a Calvinist, so for me marriage is not a sacrament, but a creation ordinance and “an holy estate of life” and the last time I looked, nikah was not a pillar of Islam either, and therefore you Muslims just like we Calvinists are married in the sight of God even if all we do is a civil ceremony.  It’s not like we can put tinfoil around the Registry Office so that God cannot look in.  So spare a thought for the poor Roman Catholics in Poland, they are the ones if anyone with a right to feel hard done by here.

Running Out of Air


Original YT playout date: 25 October 2008
Duration: 4:44

Another video remake of a Jo McCafferty video. Her songs probably qualify as the most underrated in the world, as they are barely known and yet, as you can see, of tremendous quality. Both the music and the poetry will go straight to the spot. Please pass it on and get Jo some of the attention her music deserves!
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Mike Mendoza Show #6 from 28th August 2008 on PlayTwoUK


Original YT playout date: 25 October 2008
Duration: 3:59:55

“Which is what it says on the tin.

Mike Mendoza is growing on me, I have to admit it.”
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Business Trip to Czarnkow


Original YT playout date: 23 October 2008
Duration: 19:43

Highlights from the road trip. Thanks to Marcin for driving and to him and Janusz for the company.

Showcasing what the Vado can do and you see a bit of rural Poland along with the usual verbal meanderings.
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Amazing Rare Things (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content – S3 E9)


 

Original YT playout date: 11 October 2008
Duration: 2:122

Another case of where the silly music policy made me lose the entire sound track, and still the royalty free music they gave me to cover it took all the royalties from the film after all.
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