Iran

The proper progressive response to Iranian people

People are dying on the streets of Iranian cities. Not people with rifles or stones in their hands: just people who are unhappy with the extremist regime of Ayatollahs. Regime that prefers to spend their people’s money on fomenting terror over the globe and producing more and more weaponry to [Read More]

Nominations

Russia, where blood libel never slept

This here blog rarely deals with the ugly and ancient virus of anti-Semitism. There are several reasons why, but to name the chief one – it will most probably be the uselessness. A/S is usually a part of the person’s bloodstream, acquired with mother’s milk and not susceptible to persuasion, [Read More]

Faith

Comrade Court – a bit of history

Comrade Court: in the USSR an elected public body called upon to actively promote the education of citizens in the spirit of a communist attitude to work, to socialist property, the observance of the rules of socialist community life, respect for the honor and dignity of citizens. The main direction of [Read More]

Conspiracies

Russian biological material and theft thereof

For nitpickers: biological material in this case relates to human tissues, blood, urine and stool samples and any other material produced by a living organism. When a conspiracy nutcase comes up with a new idea, it is usually both sad and funny. When a head of state does it, it [Read More]

Israel

A Mediterranean tragicomedy in two acts and with no comments

Act1: Tragedy The IDF Spokesperson‘s Unit confirmed on Monday that the Southern Command carried out a scheduled detonation aimed at destroying a new terrorist tunnel which was in the process of being built. The tunnel was located near the border fence with Gaza, near the South Gaza city of Khan [Read More]

Economics

Monsanto and another example of dirty science

I am not a fan of Monsanto or of any other chemical/biological giant. These corporations do not exist solely for the good of humanity. Profit is their other motivator as well, and thanks for the motivators, I guess. The story, however, happens to be in favor of the above mentioned [Read More]

Nominations

No more borders? Imagine that…

Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too I guess I don’t have to comment or interpret these words, everyone and his cat know where it comes from. Let’s all pray for the New World Order where nations, prejudices, [Read More]

Education

GMO, the neo-Luddites and their apples

The above diagram (click to enlarge) includes a lot of known pseudo-sciences, superstitions, conspiracy theories etc. It mentions one of the most dangerous: the anti-vaxxers, the people who one of these days could be the undoing of us all, among many others. One addictive religious cult is missing from the [Read More]

Education

On cognitive privilege and other animals

Don’t even try to look for the definition of cognitive privilege in the dictionaries, it is too new. There is a definition of cognitive elite, though, that brings us close to the subject. The cognitive elite of a society, according to Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, are those having [Read More]

Israel

Israeli nuclear opacity and oversight: yes or no?

“We never had, don’t have and will never have nuclear weapons. This doesn’t mean that if someone decided to use such weapons against us, we wouldn’t use them first.” Reportedly by Moshe Dayan*. The above is an elegant (in an uncouth military way) prelude to the subject raised twice in [Read More]

media bias

CNN’s Startling Incompetence

The dramatic developments (and sometimes lack of thereof) in the unending drama of the Russian involvement in the last US elections are certain to leave an external observer confused. As an avid reader of spy stories and a longtime watcher of the Kremlin shenanigans, I personally would like nothing more [Read More]