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How to fix the US News Media Circus

Posted on 03/22/2009 in Politics
I’m sick of the media – such as Rush Limbaugh – hiding under 1st Amendment protections by claiming that their political punditry is "for entertainment only". The news media is not an entertainment force. That is not the "press". While … More…

2 Degrees of Political Separation

Posted on 10/16/2008 in Politics
Just for giggles, I just looked up Joe Biden, John McCain, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin on LinkedIn. Here’s my connectedness. I was surprised. Huh… I’m 2 degrees from Barack Obama. … and 2 degrees from John McCain. Apparently, I’m … More…

Political Proposals #1: Healthcare

Posted on 09/27/2008 in Politics
This is the first of a series of posts on what I believe the US (heck, make it all developed countries) should do for their population. First up – Healthcare. I believe that the US should: 1. Provide Universal Healthcare … More…

Sick of the Republican Campaign Lies

Posted on 09/13/2008 in Politics
Those of you who know me, know that I’m British. Which means that no, I’m not from around these parts. This election though, I’m watching closely. If the Republicans win, I’m seriously considering leaving. And I love the USA – … More…

The State of the Nation: Lies and more lies

Posted on 01/30/2008 in Politics
The US federal budget for 2008 cut large amounts of funding from physical science projects. Of the ones I can get references to (with a quick search ‘cos I’m at work), they cut: $88MM from high-energy physics programs. Completely killed … More…

America The Insane

Posted on 03/18/2005 in Politics
The Second District Court has this to say regarding Terry Schiavo: Since 1990, Theresa has lived in nursing homes with constant care. She is fed and hydrated by tubes. The staff changes her diapers regularly. She has had numerous health … More…

Bring out yer votes…

Posted on 10/28/2004 in Politics
Being a British citizen – albeit one who holds a green-card – I don’t get to vote in US elections (and I won’t have that privilege for another two years). However, I’ve been living here for 7 years now, and … More…

Triptych of Wind and Rain

Posted on 09/17/2004 in Humor, Politics
Did you ever consider that three hurricanes in two months is a bit much? Poor Florida. Actually… maybe it’s not an accident… perhaps, just perhaps… (and bear with me here)… perhaps it’s God’s way of telling the Floridians to not … More…