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Some thoughts on our sacrificial systems
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Where to from here? Is there really a way forward?
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Have we learnt anything over the last eight years?
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David Cameron​, and other political leaders stop leading us to mutual self destruction. Listen to the alternative voices. Jeremy Corbyn​ hold fast to what you believe in and don't give in to concerns about power. There are more important things that being in government.
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the top level domain eu has now been put on our email blacklist. The reason: The domain registrar for the domain seems to feel that they have no responsibility to stop the registration of these spam domains. If you have the ability to blacklist the domain do so.
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A return to more technical issues and in particular cloud computing.
Are we really ready for cloud based applications and data? In this blog, I am gong to argue that we are not. I have a number of concerns but the primary ones are network reliability, security, and data ownership. These issues...
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Is serfdom a social norm?
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I will join a picket this week for the first time in my life so am I being radicalised?
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Ask more of the political journalists. They are letting this government get away with murder while focusing on trivia that has little impact on people's lives. You might be like me and switching off the TV news since most of it says nothing.
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If you think the news media are right about the fiscal charter then read this.
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Its time for a mindset change away from dependence on money and profit. If the TPP is the best the NZ prime minister believes he can get and TTIP the best for the UK then we have no hope. It's time for a different story.
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Is the critic of Jeremy Corbyn just seeking conformity?
The election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party highlights one of the major problems with British politics, news media, and possibly society. The criticisms of Jeremy Corbyn have less to do with the princi...
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University Teaching Fellow in Computer Science focused on software development / engineering, cyclist, cycling commissaire, and photographer. Can do picture framing.
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The Sacrificial Victim
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

I have considerable difficulty separating events that are happening in our society from the philosophical material that I am reading. We are

Is Serfdom a Social Norm?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

We are reading Bailie's (1995) book in which he argues from an anthropological perspective that sacrificial violence was a norm in controlli

Where to from here?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

In the UK, we are now in a strange kind of vacuum in leadership. Why has this occurred? On the conservative side, I don't believe David Came

Am I Being Radicalised?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

Since moving to the UK, I feel more and more as though I am having to fight for survival. This isn't to say that I didn't agree with governm

Rethinking Our Priorities
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We have been reading a lot of books on restorative justice and the implication of relationship building and putting things right rather than

Ekklesia | A failure of political journalism?
www.ekklesia.co.uk

Last night, (5th January) the Housing and Planning Bill was debated in the House of Commons, though anybody who wasn't personally involved,

War or Peace?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

I write this as the UK goes through another debate about whether to the UK military should bomb targets in Syria. The prime minster, David C

The fiscal charter media fiasco
mainlymacro.blogspot.com

The House of Commons passes into law a fiscal charter which enshrines in the short term another period of severe austerity, and thereafter c

Cloud Computing?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

Are we really ready for cloud based applications and data? In this blog, I am gong to argue that we are not. I have a number of concerns but

Conformity More Important Than Principles
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

The election of Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party highlights one of the major problems with British politics, news media,

Who is to blame?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

Dominating the news for some weeks now has been the refugee / migrant crisis in Europe. I believe that most of the people endeavouring to co

Who is the mysterious public?
kiwi-et.blogspot.com

I write this in the wake of a landslide victory of Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership. There are a number of issues that show the blind

In Search of Somewhere Better
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How do we respond to the migrant or refugee problem? What causes this mass migration of people? Why do people move to certain countries or c

A Greek Tragedy or A Global Tragedy
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I write this in the context of the ongoing dispute between the Greek people and their European Union co-members. Probably more accurately be

Why Sen is right about what is being done to Greece
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At first sight the negotiations between Greece and the Troika seem to be simply a battle about resources: how much of the pie that is Greek

Michael Sheen: The tyranny of mere wealth is destroying our democracy
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Wealth without responsibility will inevitably lead to a society that eats itself from within and tears itself apart.

Recognising the success of macroeconomic myths
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The Conservative led government of 2010 to 2015 had a terrible macroeconomic record. Partly through their own actions they had presided over

Oh what a lucky man
mainlymacro.blogspot.com

A few weeks ago I was having dinner with David Cameron. Well, almost - we were at the same restaurant but on tables at the opposite side of

The Seats Don't Match Our Votes
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The 2015 General Election has shown once and for all that our voting system is broken beyond repair. Please sign our petition calling for a

From castle to cage: what to do about the housing crisis?
www.opendemocracy.net

Spiralling house prices are trapping people in lifelong debt while politicians ignore the root causes. Even the United Nations is alert to t