There have been so very few really great and admirable leaders. If only Africa had another such as Nelson Mandela. If only we all had.
In every country I can think of, the sovereignty and wealth of the Nation, which was once the embodiment of the power and will of the people, is being butchered and sold to the highest bidder. Everywhere, the Nation and the people within it, are under attack. Not from without by terrorists but from within. [...]
A week ago I did a fairly wide ranging interview with Ross Ashcroft over at the Renegade Economist. Thought some of you might be interested.
This Wednesday, October 30th I am giving a talk and showing film clips, offering some ideas on why it is that scientists have such a hard time communicating about Climate Change. My talk is from 4 – 4.40pm (though I will be there for about 10.30 onwards) in a day long series of talks, events [...]
With the latest installment of the ‘US debt ceiling’ melodrama over, for now, perhaps it’s a good time to ask, what was it all about really? I know that officially it was supposed to be an edge of your seat, high stakes thriller about how much debt the US government can carry before some disaster [...]
Immunity from Prosecution is an slightly odd concept – but nowhere is it so odd as it is in Ireland it would seem. A Prosecution service (such as a Director of Public Prosecution) will occassionally grant Immunity to someone so they can testify against others without what they say being used to implicate themselves in [...]
In case you would like to hear it, I was interviewed about Syria and Gas, by Claudia Cragg for NPR (National Public Radio) in the States. The interview ran on the Boulder, Colorado station KGNU. You can go to Claudia’s web page and follow the link or you can go direct to the Pod Cast [...]
The official story about any intervention in Syria is that we are not after any benefit for ourselves. We are just appalled at the use of gas and feel ourselves to be the guardians of international law, freedom and innocent children. Yeah right! In part One I took issue with this ‘Simple World’ narrative. In [...]
Our leaders would like you to believe that what is going on in Syria is simple – a bad man has gassed innocent victims and it is up to good people to punish him (take out his air defenses), prevent him from ever doing it again (regime change) and serve notice to other bad men [...]
Once again the current rulers of the USA have decided some little dusky-brown skinned people need to be saved from some other dusky-brown skinned people. Once again they’ll be saving them by bombing. Carefully, of course, and with every effort made to kill only the bad brown ones and not the good brown ones, and [...]
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