Author Archives: SlimPickings

This American Life . . . 500th episode

Hola! If you are not a listener to This American Life – I can only recommend listening to this, the 500th episode. Incredible, punchy radio. Enjoy. Big luv Slim

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Reds – The movie

Thirty years on an EPIC. Yes, Hollywood. But also please scrub the time it was set in and the era it was filmed in, it is now. Choose your level: humanism, cycles, country, environment, creed, economics, colonialism, cruelty, ideological colour, … Continue reading

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Austerity: You cannot solve a solvency issue with a liquidity tool . . . . and other gems.

Hi there, an excellent lecture, (shooting from the hip, as I haven’t managed to fully digest it), that is broad in its scope, lucid in its delivery, amusing in its irony – not least the slagging of Locke, Hume and … Continue reading

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Two fascinating interviews – on Hugo Chavez and pregnant women in the US.

A sympathetic and cogent discussion on Hugo Chavez, his actions and his possible legacy.  Interestingly the reversal of role of South America from US sponsored backyard peopled by dictators and torturers to group of states that are growing and free standing has been … Continue reading

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A hoot of a lecture on leadership and democracy; PTSD, fearlessness and their links to abuse

A really fascinating (if fast spoken) 50 minute lecture dealing with democracy and its interaction with leadership. The lecturers pick their way through the different types of democracy and different types of leadership. All you ever needed to pull away … Continue reading

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Aaron Swartz: prosecution or persecution. The reality of the “american dystopian experiment”.

Hello there, it has been some time since I posted anything. Too many frying pans and too many fires! Please have a 20 minute listen to this discussion on Aaron Swartz. Fascinating. Salaams Slim  

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New Frontiers in the digital age

Here are a couple of programs outlining two diverse new frontiers. The first frontier is a program on drones, not the drones of war, but off-the-shelf civil surveillance devices.  This will have ramifications for both for privacy and legislation. The … Continue reading

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Degustation radio!

Radio with some great flavours – all from the same LNL program. As an entrée Bruce Shapiro on US politics this week – with a side-ways glance on 9-11.  Read the comments on this page.  I know plenty of intelligent, worldly-wise … Continue reading

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A great story on Brazil 2016

It also gives me the opportunity to address the memory of PF.  PF was not one of those people who stood by and watched bullies bullying.  He was shot and killed in a hold-up in Brazil 20 years ago this … Continue reading

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A new Club of Rome Report … Crisis? What crisis? The real bottom line of capitalism!

An analysis of where the world will be in 40 years time. Well, it is certain that by then we shall have a world 2’c hotter than it is now – taking us back to a climate last seen at … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Julian Assange situation by Four Corners

Here’s an Australian expo of the Assange case – Sex, Lies and Julian Assange. Enjoy, salaams Slim

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“Economists are tone-deaf to history” – haha one might also say some other things!

Also in this excellent interview you will find a discussion elaborating right, left, neo-classical and neo-liberal thought, climate change and its options. Cannot recommend it more.

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Two interesting (to me) stories: Oh, not soil again? And, is there a radical hope in our blind spot?

Well, a blast from the past here as I heard Rattan Lal’s name in the line-up.  Who?  Lal is a world renowned soil scientist who’s work features heavily in the background to my work today.  Pithy stuff such as, solve … Continue reading

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Julian Assange Interview on LNL

The scope of extra-judicial action, hypocrisy, political inactivity are evident, and stink, in this interview.  But there are some unusual heroes to be found in this 30 minute interview. I am not sure how I would stand up to the … Continue reading

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Quote: “Cycles of fasting were working as well as chemotherapy”.

Don’t most scientists, and all people for that matter, love to cherry-pick their data to support their arguments?  Ok, I’ll own that one. And cherry-picking is something that we would all have done over our hunter-gatherer history. The quote in … Continue reading

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Humans

Many people think that humans are the greatest, highest evolved, wisest, cleverest of the animals on the planet.  Some even claim that we are made in God’s image.  I tend to disagree; we are just an ape who has, by … Continue reading

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The Posterity Law – revising the actions of our “representatives”.

Just an idea. We have a world, one world.  It is finite.  It is longterm.  Eons.  Think of the time it takes to evolve. We have a number of political systems; and the general rules governing them might be: immediate, … Continue reading

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Syria – an antidote to the “infant media” coverage.

Hi there, here are a couple of interesting comments.  Depending on your available time there are two avenues to follow – or you may decide to investigate one and then consider approaching the other.  Firstly, you might consider listening to … Continue reading

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More big, fat lies

If you saw the post below on Diets you might already have found this summary of the book.  If you haven’t here it is. If you are too lazy to read or listen – basically avoid seed oils! Enjoy . … Continue reading

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Eloquent, articulate, intelligent – the only face of Julian Assange

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED If you can, take the time to listen to this 25 minute interview with Julian Assange by Norman Swan.  Also you might take the time to read some of the comments – there is some drivel but there … Continue reading

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