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Many Syrians see Russians as saviours

One gets the impression from our news media that those horrible Russians (or perhaps just the demon Putin) are unjustly bombing Syria, killing its citizens and causing all those refugees to flee to Europe. Of course, that is “too bad … Continue reading

The Russian meteor – what we know

Here is a nice infogram summarising information on the meteor which exploded over the Urals, in Russia, last Friday. Click twice to enlarge. Credit – UK Telegraph: Meteor5.png . But talk about a cosmic coincidence. here we were looking in … Continue reading

Political maturity in New Zealand – at least compared to the US

A moment of clarity in the NZ election negotiations. Credit: NZ Herald. Maybe it is the social media silo effect but I think a lot of New Zealanders feel proud about the way our recent elections went. Once again we … Continue reading

Are we all anti-fascist now?

US neo-Nazis and fascists supporters march in Charoltsvill, USA. Image credit: Alejandro Alvarez/News2Share via Reuters Wouldn’t that be nice? What if the current almost universal condemnation of fascism by the main stream media and social media commenters were genuine.? That it represents an abhorrence … Continue reading

Stovepiping to produce fake news

Image credit: THOSE ’17 INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES’ CITED BY HILLARY CLINTON ABOUT TRUMP AND RUSSIA TURNED OUT TO BE FAKE NEWS I have discovered a new word – “stovepiping.” Must admit I had to look it up – but it seems to … Continue reading

Darwin, sexual selection and Putin

Credit: RussiaFeed. Must edge my way back in into blogging after a period of mourning. So here is something provocative. Perhaps President Putin is “making Russia great again” in a way we haven’t thought of. Via Darwinian sexual selection? If this song is … Continue reading

The “information war” and social media, or how to tell if you are a Kremlin troll

Well, what do you know? According to NATO, I must be a Kremlin Troll. I fit all four of the criteria they present in this film produced by  Stratcom  – the NATO Strategic Communication center of excellence of excellence. 1: Comments longer than … Continue reading

The Putin Derangement Syndrome

Rolling Stone has come out with a name for a madness which seems to be sweeping the US  – and even more widely – at the moment. The Putin Derangement Syndrome. The latest clinical evidence for this illness must surely be this … Continue reading

Trump didn’t invent the problems – and his opponents didn’t invent protest

At last, I find myself agreeing with something written by PZ Myers – well, sort of. I agree with the main message in his article about the current US political mess  – It is disturbing that the news is all Russia … Continue reading

Be careful what you wish for

I find the current anti-Russian hysteria rather childish – illustrating how shallow many people’s approach to politics is. Hillary Clinton relied on Russophobia in her attempt to divert the attention of  US voters away from the  Democratic Party manipulations to prevent Bernie … Continue reading