Category Archives: Communication

Flat Earther kryptonite

This Article Won’t Change Your Mind. I’ll let you make your own mind up.

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Planet of The Idiots: a lecture by Carl Sagan

Disclaimer: this lecture is actually entitled ‘The Age of Exploration’, but I think my title is more appropriate. Let’s make a planet in which nobody is starving. Let’s make a planet in which men and women have equal access to … Continue reading

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English landowners have stolen our rights. It is time to reclaim them!

Update 06Sep2020: The petition closed yesterday with 134,900 signatures — and so will be considered by UK Parliament for a debate…. Landed power, built on theft, slavery and colonial looting, crushes our freedoms. A new campaign seeks to decolonise the … Continue reading

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A special place in the universe

This twenty-five minute video clip has just turned my world upside down. In one of my earliest posts on this blog, way back in 2007, I marvelled at the splendour of the night sky, and concluded that with so very … Continue reading

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Here’s why the UK Television Licence Fee should remain free to over 75s

I just intercepted an email to my 89 year old mother, titled: Your TV Licence expires on 14 July 2020 – please renew today invoice No -GB11744572UK It was from a telenet.be address. The link in it was to a … Continue reading

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The paradox of expertise

I’ve long maintained that the deal that’s been struck by computer makers with computer users about security is very one-sided. It assumes that the user always has the nouse to deal with their end of the bargain, and that’s simply … Continue reading

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Waste Not Want Not — The Pretenders

Take, take, take, takin’ what you don’t need You’ll get, get, gettin’ what you don’t need Stand back, take a look and take heed All the children in god’s kingdom bleed See the networks of concrete and steel They’ve no … Continue reading

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Like, Mad?

What message does a ‘like‘ send? One of the things about blogging (and other aspects of Internet life) that puzzles me more than a little is ‘the like’. How can one like this? Or this? Or this? There are, quite … Continue reading

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The wolves within: a Cherokee legend

An old grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story. “I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that … Continue reading

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I Can’t Breathe: Solve Racism to Solve Climate

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgVsk8E6IzM Sierra Club: During the street protests and marches of the past two weeks, many people carried signs that read “Racism Is Killing Us.” It’s no exaggeration to say that racism…

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