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An example to us all

January 7, 2011

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Subject: Senior moment – A 98 year old woman in the UK wrote this to her bank. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the Times. Dear Sir, I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to pay my plumber last month. By my […]

The vampire movie we really need

August 26, 2010

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Louis Proyect at The Unrepetant Marxist comments in a post called Monster Movie Bash: Someday Hollywood might make the vampire movie we really need, one in which the Dracula figure is a hedge fund manager or an oil company executive. This will be the fitting epigraph rolling across the screen in the opening credits: Capital is […]

DAS KAPITAL – THE MUSICAL!

August 25, 2010

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DAS KAPITAL – THE MUSICAL! According to Xinhua – When Karl Marx famously said “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce,” he might well have added “…or as a musical.” One can only guess at what the great political and economic philosopher might have thought of his best-known work, Das Kapital, distilled into […]

Internet & brain

August 24, 2010

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How the internet is altering your mind A new book claims the amount of time we spend on the internet is changing the very structure of our brains – damaging our ability to think and to learn John Harris The Guardian, Friday 20 August 2010

Cap Bankers Pay – The Movie

August 24, 2010

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8 April 2009

What is Noise?

August 24, 2010

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CBS News Tomorrow Show http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5578396n

Fidel Castro fascinated by book on Bilderberg Club

August 23, 2010

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I really don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the following AP Report: By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press Writer Will Weissert, Associated Press Writer – Wed Aug 18, 2:52 pm ET HAVANA – Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory long popular both among the far left and far right: that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind […]