Monthly Archives: July 2017

Stuck on the Night Shift

Here’s an abbreviated version on the real source of the current problems with judicial reform in Poland. First two bits of background. A parting gift of the communists was an unwieldy electoral system with no practical electoral threshhold. This meant … Continue reading

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Not Making the Connections

I find it perversely funny when someone has put the pieces together and still doesn’t see the picture. Bulgarian women have the same traditional male pleasing qualities of Ukrainian women. Bulgaria has the same type of problems of corruption and … Continue reading

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They’re Not Strong, They’re not Invincible…

I finally kind of figured what’s wrong with modern ‘feminism’. I’ve often repeated that while second wave feminism was needed the third wave went off the rails into obsessing about private behavior (and a fair amount of nonsense) rather than … Continue reading

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The Wages of (Not) Dealing with the Past

What’s going on now in Poland is not really about the court sysem. It’s probably the last death throes of a conflict that for most people ended in 1992. For lots of reasons, communist Poland from around 1960 on was … Continue reading

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Sexcrime Toys

Stories about the supposed future production of sex robots has got me wondering…. given the current cultural climate I wonder how long before sеx toys come under attack for anatomical appropriation. Now obviously, use of didlοs will probably be exempt … Continue reading

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Polish Courts pt 2.

Well that’s that. Andrzej Duda, the president got permiss has decided to veto the two controversial bills “reforming” the judicial system. Actually he’ll sign a third bill that didn’t generate much controversy and which is relatively minor and no one … Continue reading

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Polish Courts, pt 1

Goddamn I didn’t want to write about the stupid Polish courts situation but I guess I have to, so here it is. One problem in trying to explain the current controversy is that it’s kind of like trying to explain … Continue reading

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The Argument For Open Borders

Among other things, borders can reveal collective differences, whether these are due to political, ethno-cultural or other factors. They bring into stark relief the fact that the finished results or day to day life in different places that are quite … Continue reading

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Make-work Job Creation all the way Down

A few years ago I somehow became involved (it wasn’t planned) in an educational project funded by the European Commission. The project cost in the six figures (Euro) spanned over a half dozen countries with almost 10 institutional partners (technically … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism In Few Words

I don’t like any of the definitions of Neoliberalism that I’ve seen. Most are two long or not clear enough or just kind of off. I won’t try for a formal definition because that’s a pain. My provisional interpretation of … Continue reading

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