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Stefan van der Wel
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Kevin Kelly - Critical Uncertainties
Kevin Kelly 13 hrs  · About 4 years I made a list of critical uncertainties for me. Things I had no clue which way they would go in the future. Would you add any? What, if anything, will slow down China?Possible answers: internal revolution, population decl...
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Syrian chemical weapons use, a fraudulent casus belli to justify western intervention?
 I find it highly unlikely that the Syrian regime which is desperately trying to hang on to control of the country, would use chemical weapons on a small scale against its people. This will increase the support that Europe and the United states are willing ...
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Obama's valedictory should Echo Eisenhower's: Beware the Military-Industrial Complex
Fifty years ago, Dwight Eisenhower delivered what has become, with the possible exception of George Washington's departing speech, the best-known presidential farewell address in U.S. history. In his valedictory, Ike famously warned against "unwarranted inf...
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Chomsky, Sanders, SOPA, TPP and the migration of popular movements online
Bernie Sander's campaign is going very well, rising in the polls massive online presence, he may not be winning in the main stream press but his online presence towers over Hillary's.  Need to flesh this out a bit, facts & figures on social media engagement...
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Letting future self have more say on decisions
After having two nights out drinking last week I have question: How do I let future me have more input into decisions present me makes? Apps, behaviour modification, etc. Our brains have evolutionary survival feedback mechanisms which are obsolete and someh...
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Journalists I read
This is my regular reading list: I'll add more detail on why I like these guys when I get round to it, but take it from me, if you want to know how the world really works, read these guys. Taki Theodoracopulos His spectator column  the high life  is probabl...
Journalists I read
Journalists I read
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Bernie Sanders - No Empire at the expense of the people
I can see strong parallels between the American and Roman elites who benefit from an international system which favours their military and economic hegemony at the expense of the middle classes which got them their initial military victories.   In the case ...
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