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Bombing Daesh – More Thought Please

Sunday, 29 November 2015 The UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s logic and actions so far in saying that the case for bombing Syria has not yet been made, are correct. The case has not been made...

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Most UK Votes Are Wasted

The reality of UK parliamentary democracy is that the views of millions of actual vote are lost in the ballot box.  They make no difference to the outcome. SO now that I’ve just voted...

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Intelligence Chief Says I Invaded Argentina

     Senor Victor Radazzo, the former head of intelligence for the Argentinian Federal Police,  has been tracking secret Special Forces battles that took place during the Falklands War in mainland Argentina. He has...

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The Cost of War is not paid by the Government

Do civil servants calculate the cost of looking after veterans when they give their “estimates” of the costs of doing things? The official line is that British veterans are looked after by the NHS....

Surveillance Technology ‘versus” Terrorists Experiment

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VwvUJhvUqE Colgate University begins work on the relative effectiveness of  aerial drone surveillance equipment, against unskilled “terrorists” equipped only with mobile phones. Their ‘experiment’ used students who’d been given several weeks to work out how to...

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Does Understanding Destroy Magic?

Why do some Musicians – often classical players – find it hard to improvise? Has learning the nuts and bolts of how music works, somehow destroyed its magic and lessened their creativity?  And are there...