Discussions on current affairs and issues

  • Discussion,  Politics

    Stormont and the SPADs

    What about if we were to write and ask what is the legal position regarding the appointment of SPADs. You will need some form of template and means of contacting the Head of the NI Civil Service and the Attorney General. So here are the contact details and a template for you to customise..

  • Discussion,  News

    Fakers, Frauds & Falsehoods

    There are potentially two broad sources of fake or false news. The first is propaganda, a deliberate targeted piece of information. The second is poor quality analysis with sloppy thinking and although this is frequently false and dangerous it tends to be at the level of a ill informed opinion rather than directed falsehood.

  • Discussion,  Politics

    Fires being fanned again..

    I have been pondering recently a personal question I have asked myself many times since I first read in depth about the rise of fascism in general and the Nazis in particular in the 1930's. Would I have the courage and moral steadfastness to oppose such malevolent and socially destructive forces if they were to reappear?

  • Discussion,  Futures,  Science

    Carl Sagen’s last warning 1997

    "We've arranged a society based on science and technology in which nobody understands anything about science and technology, and this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces. I mean, who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don't know anything about it?