Category Archives: politics

Selfish desires and taxation…

I am better off financially than a great many of my friends, I have a full-time job and earn more money than I need to live comfortably. If the Tories don’t win the election, I may have to pay a … Continue reading

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Hate ain’t working…

  A couple of months ago I watched a BBC documentary on the KKK, an organisation whom I will happily admit I despise on principle. Which was also the viewpoint that was taken by the filmmakers, who rightly held little … Continue reading

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The choice illusion

It’s an old trick, a good one, one with many variations, many names, but its all the same trick. A trick that hangs on the same guiding principle, creating the illusion of choice. the illusionist can pull this off with one … Continue reading

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The Street: The Complete Lovecraft#12

The first time I read this story I was left feeling a little uneasy, and not sure why. If I had read it in the past, it escapes my memory, so it was one I came to fresh for this … Continue reading

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Hope Amid the Slaughter

There is the tiniest spark of hope in the face of a malignant cancer that is eating away at the natural world. beautiful Where I have to start instead is with the opposite of hope. The West African black rhino has … Continue reading

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Letting the other half govern (finally)

Back in 2013, on my previous blog, I wrote a post called ‘Women in politics, politics in decline’. It contained a lot of facts and figures, mainly because it started out before that as part of an essay for the … Continue reading

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All we are saying…

This post, like some others I have made, started out as a minor rant and attempt at light heartiness in response to a mild bout of despair at the human condition, because if you can’t at least try to raise … Continue reading

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