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    Why I Stopped Watching The Walking Dead

    by  • October 25, 2016 • Comment, TV • 1 Comment

    (Some minor spoilers here for the season seven premiere of The Walking Dead – no names, but some context.) Halloween is just around the corner and like the coming of the Jack o’Lanterns a new season of The Walking Dead has launched. AMC’s zombie apocalypse show has been a ratings juggernaut and a huge...

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    The ‘Elite’ Should Speak Out

    by  • October 22, 2016 • Comment, News, Politics • 0 Comments

    The debate rolls on.  Is the problem with Donald Trump that he’s a pretty terrible person, or is the problem not about Donald Trump at all – that there’s actually something rotten at the heart of America that he’s bringing out of the shadows? Most of the attacks throughout this long election campaign have...

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    The Donald Trump Problem

    by  • October 17, 2016 • Comment, Politics • 6 Comments

    A Wall Street Journal poll published yesterday (Sunday) revealed that more than half of American voters don’t care if their president is a sexual abuser. That finding sent a shiver through the people of Western Europe.  You could feel the sense of bewilderment rolling out across social media, in texts and emails.  How could...

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    Third World War: Two Steps Closer

    by  • October 15, 2016 • Comment • 0 Comments

    Later today (Saturday) talks will take place in Switzerland between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The aim: to broker another ceasefire in Syria. Kerry has already said he doesn’t expect any positive results. Why?  US-Russia relations have not been so poor since the Cold War, and they’re...

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    You Won’t Get That Here

    by  • October 12, 2016 • Comment, The Future • 0 Comments

    So-called expert advice to bloggers says stick to one subject so readers always know what they’re getting. Yeah. ^^ ^^ Here, expect #writing #science #weird #politics #tech #mythology #psychology #books #music #economics #thefuture #thepast #philosophy #films #folklore #TV #internationalrelations and a whole host of other things. I’m less interested in writing this as a...

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