Monthly Archives: February 2011

Some Data on Public View on Wisconsin Labor Conflict

CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto. Advertisements

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Top Ten Tips for Conspiracy Theorists

Personally I have never had much time for conspiracy theories, seeing them as unrealistic, often paranoid and a substitute for real argument on the issues in question. And twice in recent issues on which we have posted, there have been … Continue reading

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Equatorial Guinea Clearly Needs a New Super Yacht

I guess there is quite a squabble at the bottom for the title of world’s worst regime, but I am sure Equatorial Guinea is in there competing: The playboy son of one of Africa’s most notorious dictators commissioned plans for … Continue reading

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India: Geek Nation?

A friend of a friend, (declaration of interest) Angela Saini has just published a really interesting new book on Indian science: ‘Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World’. This is a major globally significant trend, but as … Continue reading

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The Middle East: It’s the Economy Stupid

With all the recent turmoil in the middle east, something is missing. The real drivers of the conflict are certainly political: the mass of the people want a say in the running of their countries. But equally valid are the … Continue reading

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US Infant Mortality Rate Worst in Developed World

I just read that the US had the worst infant mortality rate of any developed country and so I looked it up. Here is the list of lowest rate countries (note that it is 20% worse than Cuba a very … Continue reading

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The Real Worry is Pakistan

I am always amazed given the attention that has been focused on Iraq and Afghanistan, that the real worry Pakistan is not the focus of media comment, except in relation to the war in Afghanistan. Put simply Pakistan has 80 … Continue reading

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