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An Open Letter to JK Rowling

Originally posted on Teachers for Yes:
by Allan Crosbie, PT English, Edinburgh Dear Joanne, You won’t remember me but nearly 20 years ago we worked together briefly in a school in Edinburgh. Your talents have since made you a lot…

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Austerity: Keeping Ratings Agencies Happy and Controlling People

Austerity.  We heard a lot about that since the Masters of the Universe blew the bloody doors off the world economy in 2008.  It’s sold to us minions, us majority of human beings as being the only solution to balancing the … Continue reading

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Independent Scotland is not about Nationalism

The new poll putting Yes ahead for the first time appears to have awoken many people down south.  Maybe some people in the main stream media and elite of society do get it now and this panics them.  And some … Continue reading

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Two weeks to save Scotland, UK and Europe

Just two weeks to go until the Scottish referendum.  What more is there to say that has not already been said?  Is there any use in pointing out more Unionist hypocrisy and bullshit?  Probably not, even if it still flows … Continue reading

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Survivorship Bias: The Fantasy of Big Time

The Art of Thinking Clearly is a book by Rolf Dobelli.  It claims to be an international bestseller but I’d never seen it along side all the other self-improvement and management guff during my trawls through airport book shops over … Continue reading

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How does UK compare with Holland? Badly

How does UK compare with Holland?  I’m asked about this once in awhile. To be honest I should be asked this more often by Brits. Because despite the relatively small amount of water between the UK and the Netherlands, the … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Arsehole in Modern Society (Book Review)

Book Review: The Rise of the Arsehole in Modern Society (Scottish Edition) by Daniel Désespéré. Illustrated. 867pp.  D. Watkins Press. €39.99 In what many will come to regard as his tour de force, French academic Professor Daniel Désespéré, charts the rise of idiocy … Continue reading

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Why can’t you plebs just behave?

Why can’t you plebs just behave?  This must surely be the line of thought of the politicians and business leaders throughout the world.  If everyone would just quietly toe the line there would be no need for trouble. Why can’t … Continue reading

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Preserving Ourselves and the Status Quo

Why do otherwise intelligent and decent human beings begin to act in a certain pro-establishment, Neoconservative way that smacks of a new world order and secret Bilderberg group meetings?  Are the multitudes of journalists, editors, businessmen, politicians, broadcasters, civil servants … Continue reading

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We’re the Self Preservation Society

The Self Preservation Society was the theme song of the original “Italian Job” film from 1969.  It rings truer now than ever before as the world is plunged into a bizarre global fight over every scrap of comfort and wealth that … Continue reading

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