Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

30 March 2011
by Mark
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Why Johann Hari is wrong on the debt

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My attention was drawn to this post by blogger and columnist Johann Hari. As a general rule, Johann Hari tends to divide people into two camps: those who hang on his every word and those who see through him, and … Continue reading

23 March 2011
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Thunderbird tells it like it is

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Sad political nerd that I am, I’m signed up to the email mailing lists of all the main parties. So, this afternoon, the expected post-budget missives dropped into my inbox. I was rather amused to see, though, that Thunderbird apparently … Continue reading

19 March 2011
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Turning the tide against bad arguments

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I have to admit that I don’t usually read the business section of the newspaper. But I just happened to glance through it in today’s Times, and my eye was caught by a headline “Britain must turn tide against piracy”. … Continue reading

15 March 2011
by Mark
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Fear, Uncertainty and Deception – the media goes into meltdown over Japanese nuclear power

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This is a combination of stuff that I’ve written elsewhere in various forums, Facebook posts, etc, so apologies if it isn’t entirely consistent. Last week, Japan suffered a major earthquake and devastating tsunami. The actual number of deaths isn’t yet … Continue reading

13 March 2011
by Mark
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The distance between the FA and common sense

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All four semi-finalists in the FA Cup come from the North West or the North Midlands. Both semi-finals will be in London. This is not entirely sensible.