Monthly Archives: July 2012

US – UK – Israel – Poland – Romney’s Tour Changes The Conventional Wisdom – Three Out Of Three Is Bad – 30 July 2012

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-stirs-new-controversy-comments-on-israel-bring-palestinian-outrage-on-mideast-visit/2012/07/30/gJQAbm19KX_story.html #Romneyshambles is what Twitter is calling the aftermath of the Mitt Romney Annoy The World Tour currently in progress. And darned if Mitt the Twitted doesn’t just keep on giving. New outrages are being constantly manufactured. While in the … Continue reading

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US – UK – Israel – Poland – Romney’s Tour Changes The Conventional Wisdom – Three Out Of Three Is Bad – 30 July 2012

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-stirs-new-controversy-comments-on-israel-bring-palestinian-outrage-on-mideast-visit/2012/07/30/gJQAbm19KX_story.html #Romneyshambles is what Twitter is calling the aftermath of the Mitt Romney Annoy The World Tour currently in progress. And darned if Mitt the Twitted doesn’t just keep on giving. New outrages are being constantly manufactured. While in the … Continue reading

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South Africa – “Genocide” of Afrikaners? No, It’s Racist Hysteria Ramped Up To The Next Level – 30 July 2012

http://www.npconline.co.za/MediaLib/Downloads/Home/Tabs/Diagnostic/Economy2/ Trends%20in%20South%20African%20Income%20Distribution%20and%20Poverty%20 since%20the%20Fall%20of%20Apartheid.pdf On page 13 of this document we see 2008 figures for income in South Africa, broken down by “race” status according to the old apartheid-era “race” categories. (I put “race” in quotes because I firmly believe that … Continue reading

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South Africa – "Genocide" of Afrikaners? No, It’s Racist Hysteria Ramped Up To The Next Level – 30 July 2012

http://www.npconline.co.za/MediaLib/Downloads/Home/Tabs/Diagnostic/Economy2/ Trends%20in%20South%20African%20Income%20Distribution%20and%20Poverty%20 since%20the%20Fall%20of%20Apartheid.pdf On page 13 of this document we see 2008 figures for income in South Africa, broken down by “race” status according to the old apartheid-era “race” categories. (I put “race” in quotes because I firmly believe that … Continue reading

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Russia – The “Pussy Riot” Case – Why Freedom For Punk Rockers May Be One of Russia’s Most Important Issues Right Now – 29 July 2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/entertainment-us-russia-pussyriot-trial-idUSBRE86S0AZ20120729 Is this possibly the face of a new generation of protest? The Russian feminist punk band and art collective known as “Pussy Riot” has been in jail now since February, and faces up to – get this – seven … Continue reading

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Russia – The "Pussy Riot" Case – Why Freedom For Punk Rockers May Be One of Russia’s Most Important Issues Right Now – 29 July 2012

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/entertainment-us-russia-pussyriot-trial-idUSBRE86S0AZ20120729 Is this possibly the face of a new generation of protest? The Russian feminist punk band and art collective known as “Pussy Riot” has been in jail now since February, and faces up to – get this – seven … Continue reading

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Gun Politics – Dan Gardner’s Ottawa Citizen Column, and Why I Thought It Was “Disingenuous” – 29 July 2012

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/feel+like+ America+going+hell/6976658/story.html This is an article about a Twitter exchange between myself and Ottawa Citizen columnist Dan Gardner, on the topic of a Citizen article he wrote on the subject of gun violence in the US. Before I get into … Continue reading

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