Monthly Archives: August 2011

Random Quote. No 42.

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both. Louis D. Brandeis

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Pratchett Quotes. No 45.

 He ached all over. It wasn’t just that his brain was writing cheques that his body couldn’t cash. It had gone beyond that. Now his feet were borrowing money that his legs hadn’t got, and his back muscles were looking … Continue reading

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The ‘Botched’ British Intelligence Mission in Libya.

In March the BBC Sky News  and the rest reported on an odd incident. The most ‘sensationalist’ reporting was by News Corporation red top the sun, which  reported that a British diplomat  had been ‘captured’ in Libya by ‘rebel’ forces … Continue reading

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Pratchett Quote. No 44.

Sham Harga had run a succesful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and realizing that most of his customers wanted meals properly balanced between the four food groups: sugar, starch, grease, and burnt crunchy bits. Terry … Continue reading

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The Selfish Gene, the Group, the Logic of Multilevel Selection and Multi-culturalism.

PREAMBLE. In a couple of posts on this blog I have commented that during the riots I noticed some outrageous comments, taking the ‘race angle’ on the riots. Since I had watched footage that gave the lie to this I … Continue reading

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