Tag Archives: us politics

The Musk delusion

I’ve critiqued a number of Musk’s projects before, but I think we need to be a bit more direct. Quite simply is Musk entirely the full shilling? Is he the real life Tony Stark the fan boys seem to think, … Continue reading

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Debunking rightwing myths: Qanon

One of the problems with politics these days is how it has become way too tribal. And while it is a problem with those on the left (just look at how Corbyn supporters seem determined to stick it to Starmer, … Continue reading

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Internet gangs of the 2020’s

I did a post a couple of months back about contrepreneurs & fake gurus selling doggy courses or get-rich-quick schemes (which of course are just scams intended to rob you blind). But if anything, I barely scratched the surface. There … Continue reading

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Pyongyang on the Thames

I came across a documentary from French TV about the North Korean “Ghost Fleet” of fishing vessels. Large fleets of North Korean fishing boats have been raiding the fishing grounds of neighbouring countries, most notably making intrusions into Russian waters, … Continue reading

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Texas tantrums and anti-wind strawmen

Recently there’s been some blackouts in Texas caused by unseasonably cold weather. In fact its the sort of extreme weather we’d be expecting due to climate change (which doesn’t just lead to hotter weather, it can also cause shifts in … Continue reading

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Gamestop, reddit, Musk and why in Wall Street, the house always wins

Reblogged from my other site…. So there’s been a bit of a fiasco over the fact some hedge funds have been trying to profit from a likely fall in the share price in Gamestop, here’s a nice summary of events … Continue reading

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Lock him up….in Holland!

Reblogged post from my other blog…. Let’s be clear with what’s going on in Washington, the GOP and Trump know damn well that they lost the election. Most of his supporters know that too (save a few of the Qnon … Continue reading

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2020 a year in review

This is a reblog from my other site. THis is a reblog from my othersiI think if 2020 had a tag line it would have to be something along the lines of “…but then it got worse“. We shall have … Continue reading

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The world’s most expensive piece of flotsam

Reblogged from my other blog If there’s one thing that frustrates me more than anything as an engineer, its bad design. Not least because, I’ve been in situations where I’ve seen how such bad design comes about. Typically, it comes … Continue reading

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Tackling the US deficit post Trump

Trump has run up a huge $3.1 trillion deficit (that’s in one year, on top of about £6.5 trillion since the start of his presidency) and you can be guaranteed a few weeks into the next democratic presidency the republicans … Continue reading

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