Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

There can be no equality or opportunity if men and women and children be not shielded in their lives from the consequences of great industrial and social processes which they cannot alter, control, or singly cope with.


It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.

All men are born equally free.

Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

Kofi Annan

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A brief history of the BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation is one of the longest-serving state broadcasters on the planet. It was established in the early 1920s as a private concern. However, the Government soon realised that this media of Radio and Television needed to be regulated and controlled a lot more than the written press. Radio and Television had the power to reach more people in the UK, and it did not require the need to read. Literacy levels were not as high then as they are now.

Flooring options you can choose from

If you are thinking of redecorating or revamping the rooms in your home, you might be looking at the different flooring options that are available to you. The ones that you choose will depend very much on what your budget is and what the requirements are for your family. For example, people who have pets tend to look at hard flooring that is easier to clean than carpet, whilst people with young children may choose carpet as it is softer for them to crawl on.

Can You Freeze Ham?

Yes, both raw and cooked ham can be frozen. If it is a one-of-a-kind piece, it is best to vacuum it before freezing it. The sliced ​​ham, on the other hand, must be deprived of the paper with which it is sold and placed well stretched and already portioned inside freezing bags. In the freezer, the ham will keep for about a month, but once defrosted it can no longer be refrozen.

Can you substitute dry mustard for prepared mustard?

In the past, there were only a few mustards in common use: the dry stuff and the inevitable yellow bottle of prepared mustard. Not anymore. It’s not normal to have dozens of mustards on supermarket shelves running for your attention. But the final decision is up to you. If your recipe calls for prepared mustard, AKA the wet stuff, you can substitute for dry mustard, but only after adjusting the amount of mustard and adding some liquid.

Why you should consider storing your car in your garage

Most modern homes have a garage space that is often filled with garden furniture and unwanted items that are left lying around. But, it would be better used for storing a car. In order to do this, you will need to have a good clear out of all the items that are currently in the space and organise it so that the central area is free for you to put your car in.

How Does Addiction Affect a Family?

It is often said that addiction is a personal issue. While this may be true because every individual’s experience with addiction is unique, it does not mean that the disease should be viewed as anything less than a serious public health concern. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), more than 23 million people in the United States need treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD), but less than 10 percent receive it. Unfortunately, this also has significant consequences for their loved ones, who often bear the brunt of addiction-related behavior and chaos. Spouses, children, and parents are all likely to be affected in different ways, sometimes leading to difficult and complicated relationships.

Trinity escape the Agent

The first Matrix film is considered to be by far the best in the series. It works as a stand-alone movie and if you’ve never seen the 3 sequels it doesn’t really make a lot of difference. The first film is a high energy, fast tempo affair that has a very deep side to it as well. It supposes that the world we live in is just a computer simulation, one of which we are all, unwittingly, a part of.

Health and safety tips for maintaining the trees in your garden

Keeping the trees in your garden happy and healthy can be a trial. For the most part, trees are a hardy breed of plant that has their origins in prehistoric times. Trees know how to survive. They are able to establish linked roots with each other and keep the other alive. In this way, whole forests can be created. You can see this very clearly with the Jericho trees in the Chinese deserts as featured on the BBC and Netflix Green Planet. They have begun to populate the dry desert itself.

How to help prevent slips and trips in the elderly

Slips and trips can be commonplace in the elderly. This is usually as a result of them being more unsteady on their feet and their muscles being weaker. There are some conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and dementia that can make mobility harder. Using Mobility Aids like the ones from can help to support an individual’s mobility which will enable them to be more independent and safe as they move around.