Monthly Archives: February 2014

Utterly brilliant two minutes on sports, homophobia, hypocrisy, small government etc

Really nicely done. If you ever need to see how to skewer hypocrites, this.

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From taunting the heart-attack gods to dissecting bosses

Not literally, in either case, and that’s probably a Good Thing. Went running Saturday morning, for the first time in forever. Am overweight, so knees and ankles probably won’t love me for it, even though I was running on soft … Continue reading

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New York Times editor; “journalists are tools of rich men…”

Gosh, so much has changed since the 19th century! “There is no such a thing in America as an independent press, unless it is out in country towns. You are all slaves. You know it, and I know it. There … Continue reading

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Abnormal versus pathological

Abnormal doesn’t mean bad, it just means unusual and, of course [Nazi analogy guy] can mean good. And in our society, pathological (as in, definitely bad for you, me, everybody) are sadly any thing but abnormal. Infinite growth on a … Continue reading

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Parties and movements (well, spasms) and Labour politicians gathering the fruits…

“Long-term developments – the attrition of members’ power, the conquest of the party by a professional care chained to the logic of ‘presentation’ – have left it incapable of imagining or articulating an alternative. Similar developments have been seen across … Continue reading

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Trophic cascades and all that

“By altering the food web, overfishing can trigger what ecologists call a trophic cascade, where the removal of one consumer has knock-on effects across the entire reef. Corals rely on herbivores, such as fish and sea urchins, to prevent them … Continue reading

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