Tag Archives: ‘common’ sense

My dirty new hobby

A ‘haipu’, by yours truly: I have a new hobby: Collecting gifts on my walks… Dogshit in plastic. I embarked upon a new hobby recently: taking photographs of the little presents the local dog-owners have left for me to find … Continue reading

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The Magnitude of the Challenge

With the COP26 climate summit due to kick off in Glasgow on Sunday, here’s a stark warning of what the future holds in store for us all if our global ‘leaders’ fail to come through (as I fully expect them … Continue reading

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Is it actually true that seeing is believing?

What colour are the dots? The dots inside these hearts are distinctly blue or green, right? Wrong. The dots inside the hearts are all exactly the same colour. Here’s a section of the top left of the same image, where … Continue reading

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Planned obsolescence: conspiracy fact, not conspiracy theory

One of my very earliest wibblettes, back in 2007, was a simple rant about the very topic that ‘Veritasium’ expounds here. I’ve touched on the subject several times since (for instance in 2011, when I asked the question “Hey, clever … Continue reading

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Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited

The perception, the ‘ideal’ and… the reality. If democracy had teeth, the 1% would be quaking in their boots instead of laughing all the way to the bank. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I reblogged a post by … Continue reading

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Why governments need to be bigger

It is, quite simply, a question of numbers. There are more people now. QED. Oh: you want more? More people means more resources required to satisfy the problems that the increased population creates. Each person in government represents a certain … Continue reading

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Nobody is born a racist

Originally posted on Robby Robin's Journey:
[Disclaimer: I am convalescing from having shoulder replacement surgery last week, and so have little to do but take pain pills, lie around, and think about the state of the world. Thanks to…

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Money, money, money: must be funny

What happens after the coronavirus threat has passed? The government has decided — on our behalf, in theory — to implement a measure that threatens to plunge us back into a period of ‘austerity’ to recoup the losses we’ve incurred … Continue reading

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Seeing the real world, revisited

With a hat tip to Fandango’s Friday Flashback, here we are, albeit a day late, with a post of mine from eight years ago today. There’s nothing special about ‘eight years’; it’s simply that, of all the fourth of April … Continue reading

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Which virus is worse?

I’ve been looking for a way to write about the coronavirus situation… but without writing about it. Everyone and his dog is on the former bandwagon at the moment, and the last thing I want to do is to add … Continue reading

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