David Fairley (Street Articles Author)
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David has had a lifelong passion for writing. As well as authoring on this website he is a contributor to the on-line forums for the HSS http://www.humanism-scotland.org.uk/ and the BHA http://www.humanism.org.uk/home and also writes specially commissioned articles for magazines and various professional blogs.

He is interested in screen-writing and storytelling as a medium for the teaching and development of moral, spiritual and philosophical insights, has studied Philosophy and Theology at The University of Edinburgh and is plans to continue his education by being open to new and upcoming mind enhancement tools as well as more traditional avenues such as the University environment.

He has had Management and Project Management Training and Experience which has been enhanced with Counselling Skills and a variety of experiences in dealing with staff welfare and needs.

He has extensive experience in the administration and clerical field as well as teaching, and has participated in award winning work-place schemes and Quality Assurance processes.

He is an individual who believes that we are all essentially powerless over the final outcomes of our lives and can only swim with the tides we find ourselves in.

His character is notable for its willingness to take responsibility for whatever aspect of work he is involved in; whether it is writing, daily administrative procedures or longer term strategic and philosophical goals.

He also plays a little; and watches great TV shows such as LOST, Millennium, True Blood and In-Treatment and at long last- Life On Mars-which is right up his moral street.

Please feel free to contact him regarding anything you see - he can be contacted at: davidf598@gmail.com

Slainthe Mhar From Scotland; Read Slowly If Not Scottish (wink Wink)
Sometimes I don't realise how Scottish I am until some good old Scottish humour surfaces in the public arena. There are times when I simply crumple tae the grund wi laughter. For example, our description of storm force winds as "hurricane bawbag" captures magnificently our minimising approach to life. And…
By:  in  News and Society  >  International   Dec 09, 2011  
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Newly Weathered Children?
If you're not aware of it already, we here in Scotland are taking a battering from the wind. Apparently we had a gust of 151 miles per hour; pretty strong. Even our famous Forth Bridges are giving in to the gusts, with the Road Bridge closed and the Rail Bridge…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Weather   Dec 08, 2011  
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The Murder Of Common Sense And Mature Reasoning
So Matthew Wright does it again; opens his mouth and wonders what on earth the world is coming to. Were his comments ill-advised? Probably! Does he deserve vilification? Probably not; however he's getting it. As presenter of a prominent day-time show he is not as likely to get away with…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 07, 2011  
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Seriously; No Joking! - The Prevalence Of Humourless Agression
I am sitting here writing out my little article for today and reflecting upon the level of aggression I hear in today's society. It seems to be everywhere from the supermarket to the news broadcasts to the talk shows on mainstream radio. It seems as if it's as prevalent as…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 06, 2011  
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Children Of A Lesser Olympics?; London 2012 Paralympics Divide Opinion
It has been reported that opinion is divided over next year's Paralympics in London. It's understandable. The Paralympics, the Olympics for Olympians who aren't invited to participate in The Olympics, are two different events, held at separate times, and one is 17 days long whilst the other is 12 days…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 05, 2011  
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Who Might Harm Us
I just heard on the radio that a huge amount of money has been added to the security budget for the Olympic Games despite there being no additionally identified risk or threat. It struck me that the old phrase 'money for nothing' is reasonably able to be summoned at this…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 05, 2011  
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Should Animals Be Stunned Before Slaughter?
Now there's a question. It implies animals are not stunned before slaughter, or that there is an argument that they ought not to be stunned before slaughter. Either way it is an uncomfortable question to answer. At least for one who understands what slaughter is. If we were technical, we…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 02, 2011  
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Free Museums Show Rise In Visits
It is interesting that "Free Museums Show Rise In Visits". The blatantly obvious reason is that it's free. It's not really. Someone always pays - usually you and I. However, we do see two clear things in amid this phenomenon. 1. There is a public interest in museums. 2. Visits…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Dec 01, 2011  
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Up to Two Million Set to Strike
Two million people is a lot; then again it's a fraction of the UK population. As with the 13% fractional drop in UK University applications, I wonder if the two million striking are among the two million richest or the two million poorest members of society? Strikes are not easy…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Nov 30, 2011  
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University Applications Down 13% on Last Year
When applications rates to University go down, it is not wholly unfair to say that something has probably gone up. It might be criteria for entry, tuition fees, literacy figures, failures in school examinations, or the perception that 'Uni' is simply not all it is cranked up to be -…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Anthropology Sociology   Nov 29, 2011  
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