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The Political Compass Test. Where do you sit on the Political Spectrum?

Hitler, on an economic scale, was not an extreme right-winger. His economic policies were broadly Keynesian, and to the left of some of today’s Labour parties. If you could get Hitler and Stalin to sit down together and avoid economics,

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Posted in politics, Reflections

What happened to the political left and why I bailed out?

I have been maintaining and updating this blog space for over 4 years and until very recently I have been reluctant to voice my opinion and publish articles steeped in political debate, bias and rhetoric. My reluctance to enter into

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Posted in News, politics, Reflections

Ezra Klein, a rational or irrational lefty?

I have been repeatedly queried as to why I stated that Ezra Klein would be moderate to far left on the political spectrum. So I have drafted this reply to the countless people on Reddit who asked me to explain.

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Is the Intellectual Dark Web starting to eat its own?

Reflections on the Joe Rogan Experience #1203 – Eric Weinstein…. I would propose the Intellectual Dark Web movement arose (perhaps in a hybrid form) from the now almost defunct 4 horsemen of Atheism counter culture phenomenon. Social media lapped up

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Posted in politics, Reflections, Science

Did the RIO Olympics Deliver?

Just finished reading this article on BBC about Rio Olympics 2016: Did the IOC’s gamble pay off or did Brazil fail to deliver? What are your thoughts? I personally feel the Olympics didn’t pay off. Sure there are always stellar

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Posted in Movies and TV, politics, Sport and Adventure

Conservation International (CI) – Nature is Speaking

I was watching CNN International news awaiting the start of the Masters golf on ESPN and up popped the message below about nature. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. Just a wonderful and powerful info-message which pertains

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Posted in politics, Science

A Christian man once said

A Christian man once said: ‘The stories of Jesus’ birth—including his miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit, the Star of Bethlehem that led the wise men to where he was found, angels singing in the night sky—we now generally understand

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Who Killed JFK? The Kennedy Assassination – Beyond Conspiracy

I got hooked, lined and sinkered into the the whole conspiracy theory camp after seeing Oliver Stone’s JFK the movie. It aligned with my world view and the whole ‘masters of war’ rhetoric. Thankfully, I did a bit of my own

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Posted in Movies and TV, politics

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