Tag Archives: politics

Excuse me, UK did what?

According to this news story, the United Kingdom would allow up to 40% of the population in Hong Kong to, eventually, become citizens in the UK. That’s a bold move, but as China has clearly violated the agreement between them … Continue reading

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To be fair…

This certainly matches the anecdotes that we hear: But to be fair, if the Icelandic police killed a citizen at some point, their number per 10 million would be 27.5 that year, beating everyone but the American police.     … Continue reading

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Unaligned editorial work

The New York Times print cover: Meanwhile, their mobile cover: The later print edition fixed some of this: But I am sure the initial edition of the print version was done by a very fine person.         … Continue reading

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How can one resolve this?

Unexpressed grief turns to rage. — These graphs are somewhat related to the horrible events that are going on in USA these last couple of days and begs a very important question: This is Nixon’s job approval rating, among republicans, … Continue reading

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Global leaders

I am not entirely sure where Amy Siskind is going with this, but here’s her least effective global leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic: And here’s her most effective global leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic: No, I think I get the … Continue reading

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A good thing and a bad thing regarding Trump

Well, I am kidding. Both are bad, but in very different ways. First of all, I appreciate how much more difficult republicans will have it in Denmark. Imagine trying to remove a monarchy now and argue that having a president … Continue reading

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Free speech

Free speech laws benefit everyone who can stomach opposition. Hate speech laws benefit only those in power—who then suppress their opposition. — Benjamin Boyce                      

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The weakness of authoritarian regimes

All authoritarian regimes are held up by increasing concentration of power and ever restricting freedoms of its peoples. This alone should tell us that they are in essence weak; it just seem strange that the supposed strong leaders are only … Continue reading

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About voting

I have argued for decades for people to vote in elections, even as I’ve realised that many of the arguments I have heard for not voting are perfectly valid. This is, by the way, not a straw-man argument; I’ve worked with … Continue reading

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A new political dichotomy

Left-right makes no sense, and haven’t for a long time. I think there’s at least two dimensions at play but there’s also this: The culture war is unsolvable because the left-right spectrum is obsolete; it was made for another age … Continue reading

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