Category: History & Culture

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2020 foresight

Let’s start with this post: http://www.nourishingobscurity.com/2017/05/the-triangle-swept-trump-to-power/ “[T]he power elite can be best described as a “triangle of power,” linking the corporate, executive government, and military factions: “There is a political economy numerously linked with military order and decision. This triangle…

Australian priorities

Australian Navy Delivers 800 Gallons of Emergency Beer to Bushfire-Hit Town After several shuttle runs and with the immediate emergency ebbing, the navy delivered much-needed supplies, including a precious cargo of beer to thirsty survivors and bushfire responders, a department…

Sheer flights of fancy

Think I can speak for DR here in that we always want corroboration and yet the real story is hardly ever that way – it’s a combination of subterfuge, covering tracks, disappearing whistleblowers – and so sometimes you have to…

Journowankery

We who write do oft-employ phraseology which leaves the reader either scratching the head or else snorting and clicking out – this journowankery below is one such: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/jan/09/a-scandal-in-oxford-the-curious-case-of-the-stolen-gospel One blustery evening towards the end of Michaelmas term, 2011, two visiting…