JOHN RAY'S PICTORIAL HOMEPAGE
Plus links to my more serious homepages
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Click HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE to go to my basic home page (With personal photos)
Click HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE to go to my academic home page giving access to my published and unpublished academic articles on psychological authoritarianism, racism, conservatism etc.
Click HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE to go to my "internet only" articles.
Note: This site also contains a book-length opus -- a monograph on the motivations of political Leftists.
My 1974 book "Conservatism as Heresy" is out of print but is now available in full online here or here
I have below on this front page a small gallery of pictures that I like. But there are more pictures "deeper in"
1.) I have retired the previous front-page gallery I had here but to access the pictures concerned, all you have to do is click HERE.
2.) And there is always the (tasteless?) GLAMOUR PAGE, of course.
3.) And some California toons;
4.) And some more ladies;
5.) And some interesting motor vehicles;
6.) And some of MY car pics are here.
7.) Some fun photos of bureaucratic stupidity at work are HERE
8.) And some Miscellaneous pix that I think are fun or interesting.
9.) And for a whole series of mostly news-related humorous and light-hearted pictures off my various blogs, see here.
Below is my favourite beach in all the world: Etty Bay -- where the tropical jungle comes all the way down to the beach:
And this is my favourite picture ever:
I think he must be watching one of the U.S. Presidential debates
Military Mom -- to remind us of the sacrifices that the armed forces make on behalf of the security of us all.
"Tornado" -- a brand new Peppercorn A1 locomotive built by dedicated British steam enthusiasts:
And below you see me admiring the short-lived Kuranda steam train -- an oil-fired loco relocated from South Africa. I have loved steam trains since my childhood in the '40s and 50's -- when great panting, hissing, whistling, pulsing black beasts used to pull in to Innisfail railway station bringing my grandmother Kelly for a holiday with us. And what is more majestic than a steam train getting underway?
A seaside house I used to own at Wynnum, in Brisbane. Now no longer there:
Yiddisher Momma power
Breakfast in Kenya
An African ambulance -- no need for screaming sirens
Guess what the creation below is:
It's actually "just" a salt cellar -- but it is by Benvenuto Cellini
A cheap Chinese radio below? Then why did I buy one for $300?
It's actually a Kloss radio, made in Massachusetts and with very good sound. But I bought it because it has only THREE controls, unlike the complexities of most modern gadgets. It is now my kitchen radio
And below we see that the age-old relationship between dog and human is as strong as ever
And to see my various BLOGS:
John Ray's "Tongue Tied" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Dissecting Leftism" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Dissecting Leftism" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Australian Politics" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Gun Watch" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Education Watch International" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Political Correctness Watch" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Greenie Watch" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Food & Health Skeptic" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Eye on Britain" blog (Backup here)
John Ray's "Immigration Watch International" blog. (Backup here).
John Ray's "Leftists as Elitists" blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
John Ray's "Marx & Engels in their own words" blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
John Ray's "A scripture blog" (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here or here)
John Ray's recipe blog (Not now regularly updated -- Backup here)
John Ray's "Some memoirs" (Occasionally updated -- Backup here)
John Ray's "Paralipmoena" (Irregularly updated. Not backed up)
John Ray's "Obama Watch" blog (Backup here) Discontinued blog
John Ray's "Socialized Medicine" blog (Backup here) Discontinued blog
There are also two blogspot blogs which record what I think are my main recent articles here and here
And semi-finally: I am also using this site to store some of the archives for my various blogs. The archive indices are as under:
Dissecting Leftism here
Tongue Tied here
Food & Health Skeptic here
Greenie Watch here
Political Correctness Watch here
Education Watch here
Gun Watch here
Immigration Watch here
Socialized Medicine here
Australian Politics here
Groucho Marx's second most famous saying is: "Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others". In that spirit, if you don't like this homepage here are two more alternatives: Here and here
A WORD TO THE WISE:
Very often in my writings, I link back to previous articles of mine as a way of making available a more detailed treatment of a given subject. It's a pervasive academic practice. At times, however, the link concerned will cease to work after a while -- usually for reasons beyond my control. In such cases the article concerned is still available -- but at a different address. To find the article, putting one of the following in front of the filename will generally recover the article concerned:
For example, you might be trying to access articles as follows:
Neither article is now available at those addresses but you can find other versions as follows:
"Dead" links are a besetting problem on the net but difficulties exist to be overcome! The Wayback Machine is also a good way of recovering "lost" files.