Tag Archives: Trump

Growth, Climax, Decay, Collapse

I was thinking this morning about the various new political organisations that have appeared over the past 70 years or so (i.e. over my lifetime). The UN, the EU, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, and the like come to … Continue reading

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Somebody Else’s Country

I was reading a week or two back that, over 2000 years since the event, archaeologists had discovered the site of Julius Caesar’s Roman invasion of Britain, at Ebbsfleet on the Isle of Thanet in 55 BC. Caesar didn’t stay … Continue reading

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Vile Hate Groups

A brief excursion into the increasingly turbulent political world. The wave of sexual harassment and rape claims currently sweeping the USA now has at least one handy guide listing some of the casualties over the past couple of months: I had … Continue reading

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Most of Trump’s Supporters Smoke?

Via Audrey Silk a few days back: According to analysts with Cowen Washington Research Group, New York, most of President Trump’s supporters smoke. Of 25 states with the highest smoking rates, 23 voted for Trump in the 2016 election. Statistically, … Continue reading

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Political Shock

Still mulling over Las Vegas. What didn’t make sense to me yesterday was why a rich, white, 64-year-old man should want to kill a lot of other rich, white, 64-year-old men. Why should like want to kill like? So I … Continue reading

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Representatives In Name Only

One puzzling thing about Craig Kelly (whom I was highlighting yesterday) is that here is a politician who doesn’t represent at least some of the people in his Australian parliamentary constituency. He actually hates quite a few of them. And … Continue reading

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The Decline of Democracy

Something I noticed a couple of days back. AP: State and federal environmental regulators have issued a blanket waiver for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards for the next two weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency announced … Continue reading

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