Monthly Archives: November 2018

Gabbagoogle

Back when it first became known that Google (among others) were giving in to Chinese censorship demands and actively working with the Chinese government better keep track of the population mmy working assumption is that for Google this was a … Continue reading

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We Have Always Been At War With Thoughtcrime

Back in the early 1970s during my experience of being ground through the American public education machine I was in Social Studies class somewhere around 9th grade. Anyhoo, talk turned to the Cold War and the USA and the USSR. … Continue reading

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Culture Creep Coming and Going

All Saint’s Day in Poland happened a few days ago. Normally every year at that time there are TV reports about the menace of the American holiday Halloween and experts say how it’s gaining a foothold in Poland (it’s not … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Union

During a pointless online political debate on the future of the EU that I was observing (and okay, sometimes taking part in) I realized that most had attached themselves to a single aspect of the EU and were holding onto … Continue reading

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Overheard at a Hotel in Sardinia

During my Italian vacation It was funny to hear some of the more status conscious guests trying to one up each other. At one point, a particularly insufferable guy was showing everybody pictures he’d taken on his phone of the … Continue reading

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