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Environment Politics

Fukushima, the slowest, most catastrophic train wreck in the world.

On the morning of 12th March 2011, I reported for work on the Seismic exploration crew I was working on in S.E. Asia. At breakfast there was a lot of talk about a massive earthquake that had happened the previous day and was so strong that it had obliterated several seismic records we had made at the time. Considering that we were using explosives drilled into solid rock, that’s not
Mobile

Is Uber Replacing Transport Infrastructure ?

In what can only be regarded as a serious cause for concern, multiple news outlets are reporting that many cities are investing in the taxi app Uber, rather than traditional transportation infrastructure. With the US leading the way (if you can call it that), transport funding from local government is going to Uber, rather than mass transport solution, which makes us wonder if there is a requirement to be mentally
Politics

A couple of days ago I couldn’t even spell Precariat, now I am one

I learned a new word yesterday, ... Precariat, which Wiki defines as “In sociology and economics, the precariat is a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, which is a condition of existence without predictability or security, affecting material or psychological welfare.” This class has been tagged as “The New Dangerous Class”, in the blog Working Class perspectives, which appeared in October 2014, just as the book entitled A
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Music

Todays Musicians Still Not Worthy of YouTubes Money

In a story that has been circulating for many years now, we think we have finally found the answer. The reason musicians don't get paid what they think they should from YouTube, is basically because they are not worth it. On a side note, we have a "Free Beer for Life" competition running for the first person who brings us the severed heads of anyone involved with Owl City (the music
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Finance Politics

A free market economy? Pull the middle one, its got bells on!

“We live in a free market”, “The markets decide our future”, “Let the market decide”, “It’s a free market economy”. Have you read anything along those lines recently? The chances are you have, but unless you are an economist or a person who follows these things closely, there is also a good chance that you really do believe we live in a Free Market Economy. Belief in “Free Markets” will