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Simon’s Cat: Camouflage Challenge and Comments on American Health Care

What a combination! I should probably be opining on the fate of the American Health Care Bill. However, it’s getting wall to wall coverage on every news channel and you’re probably sick of it already. Of course, my opinion is that its failure is the best result. A Quinnipiac poll that came out a couple of days ago put the Bill’s approval at only 17%. The disapproval rating was a massive... read more

Trevor Noah, Donald Trump’s Tweets and ‘Third Month Mania’: Round Three

  We’re down to the last sixteen tweets in Third Month Mania people! This competition is getting ever more exciting. There were half a million votes in round one but by the end of round two the total was five million. The Washington Post has even come up with their own version. It puts quotes from President Trump and members of his administration since his inauguration up against each other.... read more

Europe Benefits from the Trump Administration

Yes, you read that correctly: I’m saying something good is coming from the Trump presidency. Before you start questioning my sanity though, read a bit further. For some time Europe has seen a rise in ultra-right-wing nationalist political parties. Now this is Europe so while they often have religious links, they’re largely secular. Therefore, I’m not talking about groups like Family... read more

Trevor Noah, Donald Trump’s Tweets and ‘Third Month Mania’: Round One

The old saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. I’m a bit of a wreck at the moment, so this post will mostly be picture. They have this thing in the US they call March Madness. Everyone tries to guess who will win the NCAA men’s basketball. I’m a big fan of the New Zealand Breakers who play in the Australian Basketball League, but I don’t follow US... read more

Atheists are Becoming More Popular!

In 2014 Pew Research did a survey about the way different religious groups within the US feel about each other. Within religious groups, there was also analysis by political affiliation. I wrote about it at the time, lamenting the low opinion most USIans have of atheists. I found that especially frustrating as studies show that atheists are actually statistically more likely to be good citizens (see data... read more

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