Monthly Archives: June 2011

Angela Merkel

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The politics of Albert Einstein

I always knew he was a pretty smart guy but this is the first time I’ve found anything about his politics: “Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because … Continue reading

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A few images I like

Chile’s Puyohue volcano has been closing Australian airports on and off for a few weeks. These shots of the near-permanent lightning storm caused by the eruption are incredible, real Biblical stuff: Skateboarding was invented in the 1970’s by surfers in … Continue reading

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Delving into politics

As usual the media has got it wrong, the Greek crisis is not about people protesting because they want more handouts and bailouts…they’re protesting because they don’t want more bailouts. They don’t want their government and the banking elite stealing … Continue reading

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Photo of Earth from 3.4 billion miles away

As it left the solar system the Voyager spacecraft took this pic of Earth. We are the tiny white dot: Modern computer chips and displays render something like 256 million different colors. Zoomed in, our Earth, with all our hopes … Continue reading

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A jungle road

For weeks Jimmy has been talking about his father coming to visit from Tanna and how much he’s looking forward to meeting me. Finally the date arrives, he’s coming over on a cruise ship (they sell seats in steerage class … Continue reading

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How I feel about Vanuatu…

Must-see short video by Irish surf photographer Mickey Smith (turn up the sound and go full screen): “…fires of happiness, and waves of gratitude, for everything that brought us to that point on Earth, at that moment in time, to … Continue reading

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