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The More Things Change…. (the more they change)

Happened to run into one of the few Americans I know here the other day. “You know” I said “It’s very odd to be in Poland now looking at news pictures of empty shelves in American stores”… I was obviously … Continue reading

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The Plague and I and Die (or not….)

I got vaccinated back in February-May with the Astra Zeneca vaccine for a number of reasons (a risk factor or two and it wasn’t whatever those mrna things are). Then in mid November, at an outdoor event I started feeling … Continue reading

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The Genesis of Praxis

On my recent flight to Malta, the airport (not so busy now overall) had three different flights leaving in the span of 10 minutes. One to Malta, one to a large German city, and one to a Ukrainian city (let’s … Continue reading

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Vacation in a Time of Cholera

I decided to spend the Christmas holidays in Malta and it was a great decision overall. Nice Green Christmas weather of the type I remember from my childhood (sunny and about 16C). Great views of the Mediterranean, nice food. It … Continue reading

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Not Such a Small World Anymore

An odd side effect of the covid… phenomenon…. is that while it was fueled by globalized processes national responses have shown countries being more like themselves and less like other countries. Some examples: The US: No national response, but rather … Continue reading

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Glengarry Glen Jab

Over the last few months more and more government figures across the world seem less interested in…. you know…. leading than in pushing vaccines. No counter-indications, no caution just jab, jab, JAB!!!! Now, now, NOW!!! Get your booster and then … Continue reading

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Panic in Needle Park

As in many countries, the covid vaccination campaign in Poland began as an optimistic kind of affair. Even the fact that the worst wave of covid deaths happened as the campaign was gaining steam didn’t really dampen people’s enthusiasm that … Continue reading

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Dear Diary, Youll never guess who came by today!

The more I think about this story… the less convincing it becomes. So my current idea is that the FBI doesn’t care about the diary at all. It was stolen/leaked in 2020 and had been memory-holed by a sympathetic media/tech … Continue reading

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What I’ve been watching: Eastern European Class Struggle Edition

A few months ago I watched a Croatian limited series called Uspjeh (Success). It was pretty good and then I found it had stuck in my mind in a lot of ways and I only figured out why a few … Continue reading

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Too Broken to Fix, Too Late to Matter

The Polish government, in its usual cack-handed matter recently passed a bill limited the time that applications could be made for the resitution of property seized by the communist governmen. Contrary to most international media coverage, this is not primarily … Continue reading

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