Why Do I Know and They Believe?

According to a tired cliche, the victors write history. Similarly, classifying an event as a protest, a coup, or a riot also depends on one’s perspective. But why don’t we try walking a mile in somebody else’s shoes for once… Last night, tens or hundreds of thousands of Trump supporters stormed the Congress and interrupted […]

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What’s the Chance of a One-In-A-Hundred-Years-Event?

Last year a bunch of supposedly famous people kicked the bucket.  People were talking about how the world was falling apart (probably in an attempt to block out that they have reached the age where their childhood/teenage idols are in the ready-for-replacement age). Ignoring the one attempt at quantifying this concluded that was largely bollocks, […]

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Non-alternative Facts

Unsurprisingly, it turns out that the Trump leadership is just as hilarious as I predicted.  The past few weeks, people have been amused by the notion of “alternative facts,” and how that is obviously hogwash and propaganda.  It’s so easy to recognize alternative facts.  How about non-alternative facts?  Actual facts? My thesis is that it […]

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Your Political Ideology is a Religion

I was contemplating a more trolling headline like “socialism is religion” or  “liberalism is religion,” but realized it was too click-baity and I couldn’t be bothered to make two copies of the post with each headline to really reel in those sweet sweet clicks.  Just imagine it says something really offensive to you. Long ago, I […]

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