Monthly Archives: September 2011

“When all the Watermelon Warmers admit their Lie” a poem by Maurice J.

Poetry – “a waste of paper” more like? Poetry is perhaps a little less fashionable than it used to be in days gone by.  To tell you the truth, I’ve never really been a great connoisseur of it myself.  Well, … Continue reading

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What is your “Political Compass”? Are you among the greats, a Leftie, Libertarian like Gandhi? This survey will tell all… maybe.

Who do you, and perhaps more significantly, should you vote for?  Are you firmly in the Left, as opposed to Right, wing of politics?  Or, like me, do you swing both ways depending on the circumstance?   Can you actually … Continue reading

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Planned Obsolescence, the intentional limiting of product lifespans, forces us to consume more than strictly necessary. With reference to energy saving light bulbs, is this a cynical ploy by the industrialists or a mechanism for maximising consumer choice?

Planned obsolescence is a business strategy, that has been around since at least the 1920s, in which the obsolescence (the process of becoming unfashionable or unusable) of a product is planned and built into it from its conception. This is … Continue reading

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When is a conspiracy theory no longer just a conspiracy? Well, when those involved tell us so. The world’s leaders have repeatedly told us, since World War II, of the “New World Order” they plan for us – what is it and what delights are in store for us?

One of the most contentious and significant Conspiracy Theories in the world is that of the “New World Order” (NWO).  What is it?  Well, it refers to the potential emergence of a totalitarian, one-world government.  Fair enough, I see the … Continue reading

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