Monthly Archives: March 2011

Obamacare destroys freedom (and I don’t care)

Freedom is good. Everyone is for freedom, but it means different things to different people. For the Netherlands’ Party for Freedom (PVV), it means banning the Koran and putting more people in prison. For many US libertarians, it means the … Continue reading

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The Economist on Simon van der Meer

I am not really a big fan of the Economist. I enjoy the incredibly wide range of its political reporting (nowhere else will I read anything, unfortunately, about Azerbaijan or Ecuador). I don’t always agree with their undying faith in … Continue reading

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Business Writing is the Bane of Intelligence, Insight and Human Progress

In 2001 when I was in the first year of my undergraduate degree, I wanted to be a physicist or a computer programmer. I enrolled in the Faculty of Science. Unfortunately during this time, I was undergoing a shit storm … Continue reading

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Intelligence, the Intelligence and Sidney Crosby

(one of these things is not like the others. Also, how the hell are you supposed to format poems in this thing?) а по стене ползет кирпич                           … Continue reading

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Patriotism *UPDATED*

Another election for Canada. If the thought of another election has you mulling all that is wrong with Canada’s system of government and the country itself, note that in comparison with our closest neighbours (and my adopted home) our campaigns … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Japan**Updated**

UPDATED BELOW: 1. Is it just me or doesn’t it seem like a miracle that the number of casualties (10,000 – 15,000) are as low as they are (so far) from an earthquake, a tsunami and potential nuclear fall-out? I … Continue reading

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First thoughts on Libya (with Mr. T)

So the UN Security Council has approved a no-fly zone over Libya, and France and the UK are going ahead with airstrikes against ground targets in an effort to bring down however-you-write-him. It’s clear that there is not really a … Continue reading

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