Blue Moon Ready To Rise

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At about twenty past six, last Sunday, a feeling of profound bliss penetrated the very heart of my soul. Something so powerful, that it made me clench my fists and cut the air with my folded arms. It was a… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence And Human Stupidity Oh, what a lovely war...

If you had to choose between being shot by a human or a robot, what would be your choice? By choosing the human, you are probably gambling on the odd chance that a human might show compassion, when looking into… Continue Reading

Emmanuel Macron Cannot Change French “Strike Culture”

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There is another culture that the French are proud of, besides the “cultural exception” represented by their language, in the face of Anglo-Saxon dominance. It is the right for you to strike, regardless of whether your actions will close schools,… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (19) – The Federal Train From Lisbon Dutch PM Rutte says EU Federalism train must slow down and stop

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  Just as Theresa May was thanking the heavens for Brexit, in Mansion House, a little known Dutch garden gnome, was threatening to disrupt the harmony of Jean-Claude Juncker’s federalist rose garden. The offender resembles another anti-Federal garden gnome who,… Continue Reading

“England…Little England” England must leave its misplaced patriotism firmly in the past

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It was to be expected that the Daily Mail, a British institution if ever there was one, would come out with another gem. I thought that the paper had reached rock-bottom, when it described three judges who upheld the law… Continue Reading

Will Facebook Comply With European Data Regulations? Facebook loses face, We lose our photo books

Whilst some of us are busy trying to implement the new European data regulations that will come into effect on 25th May, Facebook is just as busy as we are, in clearly breaching the same regulations. Facebook’s carelessness concerning private… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (18) – “Passeports, s’il vous plaît.”

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This is a fitting tribute to the future of reason, where everything is so logical and clear-cut. The UK has finally won me over, and convinced me to renew my UK passport even though I have a French one. The… Continue Reading

#MeToo For Atheists

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The death of Stephen Hawking was, above all, a tragic loss for his immediate family and closest friends. The world of physics, and science in general, will also be much the poorer without him. Whereas none of us, common mortals,… Continue Reading

Brexit Musings (17) – Brits In Europe: Status Quo Or Status Gone?

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, the more it changes, the more it is the same thing. The EU and UK have done it again, and our EU rights, as British citizens living elsewhere in the EU, are close… Continue Reading

Houellebecq’s “Submission” – A Caliphate Fantasia In Rotterdam

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Michel Houellebecq’s controversial novel, “Submission”, published in 2015, received a mixed reception from both the press and politicians. Not surprisingly, Marine Le Pen, leader of the right-winged “Front National”, described the work as, “fiction that one day could become reality.”  Michel Houellebecq’s… Continue Reading