Category Archives: politics

A first for Scientific American: endorsing a political candidate.

“We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history — until now” This editorial from one of the world’s most respected journals is worth reading. Regardless of other matters that may influence your vote, and whether you choose to … Continue reading

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Thought-provoking, informative and educational: the 48 free books by John Scales Avery

BOOKS ON SERIOUS GLOBAL PROBLEMS, by John Scales Avery I electronically met John years ago, and we quickly discovered a huge overlap in our philosophy, interests and motivations, only he has a far more distinguished record of achievements. If you … Continue reading

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Another inspiring young woman

When she was 7, I was her nurse in hospital. She spent the formative years of life at Moora Moora, my community. Now she is 23, and a law student, and has done a world first. She is suing the … Continue reading

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13 years of torture without trial

An Afghan man was captured 13 years ago, and locked up in a hellhole. He has not been convicted of any offence, and yet he is still being ignored by all, except his jailers. He is currently slowly dying from … Continue reading

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CREDO Mobile, the Carrier with a Conscience

For years now, I have voted for one or another organization who were in line to receive a wonderful donation from Credo. This is a company that provides telephone and other services, but with a huge difference. “Since 1985, we’ve … Continue reading

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The drying out of SW North America

A very new report in Science demonstrates that drought is too light a word to describe the past 20 years in a huge area of the Unites States. It is the worst in the past 700 years. Past megadroughts like … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Amazon shopping

My friends know I am no fan of Jeff Bezos, who is hauling in the profits at everyone else’s expense. I am not alone. Green America magazine has compiled a helpful list of alternatives. Vote with your money, and divest … Continue reading

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The 2020 awards for the very worst people of coronavirus

Van Badham has proven herself a genius in sarcasm combined with factual accuracy. You just have to read her brilliant assessment of the worst idiots of the planet. But also, many of them are in fact murderers. May they — … Continue reading

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Amazon reviews: Paupers and foreigners need not apply

I wrote the following in April, 2018. My target audience was the decision-makers at Amazon, so it is in gentler language than it would be otherwise. I have sent it to them several times, in a number of versions. It … Continue reading

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The new country of California?

Not quite, and not exactly, but Governor Gavin Newsom has taken a step in that direction. There are many good reasons for California to secede from the Undemocratic States of America. You can read them here in an excellent article … Continue reading

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