Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Copenhagen Calamari Ring, Dr. Patricia Brennan and a challenge.

These two pods illustrate the full spectrum of the wonky thinking issue as I perceive it. The first pod talks to the issue of combating climate change, and the second reveals how much further we have to go to deal … Continue reading

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Gareth Peirce, justice and dehumanised, orange jump-suited men.

For her, for Gareth is a woman, justice is not the monetary justice that so often unjustly fills the gap in law between plaintiff and defendant. She stalks the murky area of law that has been muddied since the US … Continue reading

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Dearlove and wikileaks

Here we have a retired guardian of the UK establishment, talking to the Cambridge Union.  Richard Dearlove, ex-chief of the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service (aka MI6) gives a talk on wikileaks and Julian Assange.  There seems to be a number … Continue reading

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The Financial Markets and Quantitative Easing – printing money to reduce wealth, is this not wonky?

This is my first post under this category: “Don’t understand, help! I want to know more”.  I am keen to hear anything, from anyone, from economists upwards.  As you can see, in my mind, economists have gone to the bottom … Continue reading

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The BBC’s changing role.

Director of the BBC’s Global News Service, Peter Horrocks, in a 32 minute chat on LNL. Listening, however, I did find the notes of sycophancy combined with words like impartial, agenda setting et cetera to be nearly vomit inducing.   This … Continue reading

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The first river swim of 2011

When: 10th March Where: Little Amazonia How: Starkers Status: Freezing!

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Napoleon, human rights and shaping the future?

Have you always thought that society drove the formation of the laws that were then voluntarily imposed on itself?   Or did you think that laws were imposed to shape society?  Or, of course, did you take the grey area (and … Continue reading

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Nuclear . . . ho hum

My thoughts go to the people of Japan at this time of calamity.  While acknowledging their plight in the face of a natural disaster, I would like to draw your attention to two pieces on the nuclear issue. Here you … Continue reading

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Egyptian update, army brutality and HarassMap

A brief 12 minute interview with Irris Makler from a very happy Egypt, covering the presidential referendum, army brutality (that the west has missed due to Japan and Libya) and a winner for women called HarassMap.

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Optimism, soil and kids influencing their education.

A truly excellent and good humoured 15 minutes on an optimistic view of the future.  Not just love but double luvvve for this one as it talks about an exceptional portrayal of, yes, very sexy soil use . . .   … Continue reading

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