General mutterings

The plastic menace and wonky veg!

The Lie Behind Plastic Pollution Is That We’re Responsible This posts was a reply to an article by Gizmodo, with the above title. Citing the article, it was written by Michaela Barnett, a PhD Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she researches the perceptions and politics that drive waste management solutions. In makes sombre …

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The fear is real

Giz mode I intended to approach this from another angle, but this one will suffice! An article in Gizmodo (shared on Facebook) began by decrying: “On Tuesday night, Brazil’s president demanded that governors end quarantine measures, falsely claiming that “90 percent” of the population will show no symptoms from covid-19 and bragging he wouldn’t even …

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When I were a lad

A friend shared this on Facebook, and I’m sharing it too, there, and here. Because it matters. It raises a question that has been bothering me since this manufactured hysteria over the coronavirus started. It also raises darker questions, but those are for another day, or for history to examine. For now, this is a …

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On the move, again. Hosting irks

I was with WordPress.com, a few niggles I was never happy with, but fast, secure, reliable, just… expensive. For a third the price WordPress(.com) asked, I can have unlimited WordPress(.org) sites. So I moved. Again. Currently with Bluehost, who are a sister company to Hostgator. Not sure how I feel about that, but I’ll give …

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Global warming and denialism

I’ll expand this when I have more time, but it serves as a starting point. I really should get round to writing an article on denialism, notably including global warning. For the moment though, the main focus of this post is on the plastic aspect of it all. In parts of the world’s oceans are …

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Building a modern snowman

It had been snowing all night. So at … 8:00 I made a snowman. 8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman. 8:15 So, I made a snow woman 8:17 My feminist neighbor complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere 8:20 The …

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Brexit coup d’etat?

The state of parliament and the Brexit coup d’état I contend that the current House of Commons is filled with lackeys of febrile wit. That being so, who is pulling all the strings? The answer, at least on a gross level is obvious: ‘big business’ multi-nationals, the EU, the banks, ‘the establishment’, the media, lobby …

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The EU and May’s deal is a punch in the face for us!

Ever since Thatcher the EU has been turning the thumbscrews on the UK. They probably thought they’d struck a gold mine when they landed Tony Blair, who – even without being asked – give them all they wanted and more. They probably touch themselves at night when they think of having landed Mrs May as …

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