Category Archives: politics

Commitment and Civil Disobedience

As long as our citizens and rebels perform protests limited to a day or two of non-violence and minor property damage, they will remain dilettantes in revolution, and tourists in their own land. As long as cold beer, hot food, … Continue reading

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We can’t sit idly by (and watch TV)

What are we supposed to do? Sit idly by and watch while evil happens in the world? When we are the only ones in the world to have been blessed with the unique gift of military might? Well no, when … Continue reading

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Why does the US so often back the bad guys?

To: Mark Mardell CC: BBC News on-line. world desk Hi, I enjoyed reading your recent article which asked “Why is it that the United States ..  has so often found itself backing the bad guys?” The answer seems fairly simple. They … Continue reading

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Who can possibly know the risks of legal highs?

After watching the misinformational BBC show “how [intoxicating and illegal] drugs work” I was inspired to post a (one way) correspondence with the Guardian/Observer newspaper after they published the article “No one can possibly know the risks of taking these … Continue reading

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A few notes on wikileaks

Much has been made of the exposures of wikileaks. It should also be noted that out of all of their exposures relating to the Afghan and Iraqi adventures, no new significant criminal activities have been exposed. In both cases, the … Continue reading

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Voters face “nasty shock” if government economic policy succeeds

From:     Gianni Tedesco To:     Hugh Pym, Chief economics correspondent, BBC News Cc:     newsonline.world at bbc Subject:     re: Will the coalition deliver on the economy? Date:     19/08/10 12:56:23 Hi Hugh, In the above mentioned article you … Continue reading

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First the BBC ignore your points, then repeat them in quotes from a former NSC official

From:     Gianni Tedesco To:     Barbara Plett (BBC News New York) Cc:     BBC News Online World Subject:     re: Could a different option with Iran work? Date:     12/08/10 01:00:10 Hi, Let me first congratulate you on a … Continue reading

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A brief rebuttal of HMG’s response to petition to abandon IE6

HMG, acting on the advice of CESG, have decided not to abandon the use of Microsoft Internet Explorer in government departments. Without having data made available and doing a study it would be impossible for me to rebut CESG’s position … Continue reading

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An insight in to the PR function of the term “science.”

Any adult familiar with the fact that there is a difference between the world and how we describe the world will, as a corollary, be familiar with the dual meanings of important concepts within the doctrinal system. Science is one … Continue reading

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A lie isn’t a side of the story, it’s just a lie.

A recent BBC article discusses the pro’s and con’s of re-writing history to present a more positive view of a nations past. The thesis of the article is that there are two opposing schools of thought on national histories. Firstly … Continue reading

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