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Football Fraud

Betting Scandal in FA Cup

Brits love betting, football and pie in equal measure and all three were in full effect when fifth division Sutton United hosted Premiership giants Arsenal in the FA Cup (which as any self respecting football fan knows, is still the best competition in the world bar none). Sutton's second goalkeeper Wayne Shaw, is shall we say, a bit on the larger side than your usual footballer so a betting provider
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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
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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News War

The Answer is “7”

Here’s a clue, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Somalia. Got it? They are the places America is currently bombing. Something stinks in America, it’s the media, the unelected war-hawks of the Pentagon, and the $Trillion US arms Industry. The “conflicts” in the countries are all about getting rid of governments the war-hawks don’t like, and the US has spent $4 Trillion waging these “phony” wars, that the Congress