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Dream: Flashback to Obama’s Second Term

The Second Coming of Barack Obama? I seem to be a little slow on the uptake. This cover from Newsweek is from seven-and-a-half years ago. I got the image in my dream last night. Was this an answer to my … Continue reading

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“Can I Be Manipulated? Can You?”

The Great Hack (2019) From Wikipedia: The Great Hack is a 2019 documentary film about the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, produced and directed by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, both previous documentary Academy Award nominees (The Square, Control Room, Startup.com). … Continue reading

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Politics: Changing Tact to Catch the Winds of Change

ABC 20/20 Special I watched this hour long presentation last night. The interviewers tried hard to get a rise out of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, but for the most part, the Democratic running mates were at their diplomatic best. … Continue reading

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Carving Up the Middle-East in 1916

The Sykes-Picot Memorandum I watched Lawrence of Arabia all the way through yesterday, for the first time in years. The Sykes-Picot Agreement was referenced in the movie. That got me to thinking: would it be possible to create the chart … Continue reading

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Have the Democrats Got Enough Guts to do the ‘Right’ Thing?

He’s Biden His Time, and She’s Trying Not to Harris Him The back and forth among Democrats in the lead-up to Joe Biden naming his Vice-Presidential running mate has been excruciating to watch, even from here in Canada. The implication … Continue reading

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Celebrity is so Ephemeral

We Prefer our Stars to be Dead It’s coming around to that time of the year when my inner 12-year-old boy mourns for the beautiful movie star who was murdered all those years ago in Hollywood. Last year, I set … Continue reading

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Did Judas Hang Himself, or was that 1st Century Fake News?

His Role in Jesus’ Story is So Misunderstood When you consider how the winning side always gets to write the history books, it shouldn’t be a surprise to be told that one of the villains of the Passover Plot was … Continue reading

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I Swear to Tell the Truth … So Help Me God

If only…

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I Knew There Must Have Been More to This…

Scandal (1989) At the time of the Profumo Affair, as it is known, the idea that a ‘call girl’ could be sleeping with a government minister under Harold Macmillan and associating with a Soviet consular official at the same time … Continue reading

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Opening the “Gate” on Political Scandals

Watergate There’s a lot of it about: no, not scandals; ‘gate’ used as a shorthand for political scandal. The most recent example is “Obamagate”, touted by Trump in this election year as the greatest scandal of all time. Really? I … Continue reading

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