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Reactions to the ‘Christopher Hitchens on Big Tech Censorship’ DarkHorse Clip

Years before I encountered the erudite discussions of the Weinsteins or any of the Intellectual Dark Web (IDW) participants, I was drawn to watching presentations by the 4 Horseman – the almost now defunct Atheist counter culture-culture phenomenon. What drew

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The Top 5 Observation Blogger Posts celebrating Christmas

Let’s be honest, it has been a wretched year for most. I admit I am ordinarily a Scrooge come XMAS, but this year more than any other I truly, madly deeply want to celebrate this Christmas in all its glory.

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Carrying a Torch (1991) – Van Morrison

Carrying a Torch is the second song to feature from Van Morrison in this music library project, but it is my favourite song I’ve heard from him. It’s one for the ages at least as far as I would rate

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God’s place in our future (Brave New World) – Aldous Huxley

This week in Wednesday’s literature piece we continue our exploration of one the 20th Century’s great Dystopian novels Brave New World (BNW). This week’s excerpt comes from the same philosophical argument John and Mustapha Mond were having the last time

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Carry You Home (2008) – James Blunt

This is the second song to feature in this music library from James Blunt. As I detailed in an earlier post I have always had a penchant for James because he’s an ex military officer like me. Unlike James I

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7/12 – 13/12/20 incl. Vaccines, Typewriters and the Past

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Bret and Heather 58th DarkHorse Podcast Livestream: A Vaccine Like No Other Video podcast at Bret Weinstein: The DarkHorse podcast remains one of the

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The Flea Market’s Tractor Beam

Thankfully the wet season has passed in Bogotá, Colombia. We are now blessed with beautiful Sun-filled days. I took the Sun for granted when I lived in Australia. I really did, until I lived in a tropical climate. The months

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Carnival (1995) – Natalie Merchant

This understated song from Natalie Merchant’s debut album Tigerlily was inspired by her first trip to New York as a 16 year old. She compares the sights and sounds of New York to a carnival. She claimed she was fascinated

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Camina Burana “O Fortuna” (1935) – Carl Orff

Today’s musical piece ‘O Fortuna‘ by Carl Orff (see image above) you have no doubt heard of because it has become so embedded in popular culture. It is derived from the 13th Century medieval Latin Goliardic poem of the same

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Brave New World (1932) – Aldous Huxley

This week in Wednesday’s literature piece we are taking a peak at one of the all-time great novels about the dehumanising aspects of scientific progress. We were assigned to read Brave New World in High School and I’m willing to

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