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This past week, a deranged shooter in Santa Barbara, California took the lives of 9 people before he ended his own life. What he did was monstrous; he, himself, had become a monster. Apparently, he blamed his assault and terrorist actions on girls rebuking his “advances” or invitations for intimacy. For a man who allegedly […]

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This Memorial Day, the bodies of 28 military veterans are to be laid to rest after almost of year at the L.A. County Morgue in California. As blame is passed around and whilst the Veterans Administration is grappling with one of its most significant scandals in its history, the 28 veterans are now, finally, scheduled for […]

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That was the title of an article I recently discovered from Slate magazine which both raised my interest as well as sparked a mild sense of irritation when I read the provocative headline. The catalyst for a slew of articles which have recently been published revolve around the Supreme Court case prosaically named “Town of Greece v. Galloway” […]

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Over the past few days, I’ve been giving a bit of thought to the trends in technology and how our lives 10 years from now will most likely look significantly different from what they are today. Driverless cars, automated fast-food restaurants, possible servant robots could all be within the realm of possibility; or put another […]

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Nowadays, discussions about nuclear weapons in the United States and the United Kingdom mostly centre around arms reductions. “The Cold War is over. What is the purpose of having nuclear weapons? They’re not going to be used anymore since the Soviets don’t exist.” That being said, it is a rather convincing statement from a cursory […]

Moscow Dynamos 1945

By the end of 1945, six long years of war were finally over for Great Britain. The enemy was defeated and peace now reigned in Europe. Still, war had made strange bedfellows with the alliance of the UK and the Soviet Union (USSR). Nevertheless, despite the ideological and economic differences, the two countries were reveling […]

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Although I was going to post an article about Soviet economics during the 1960s, I thought that considering this auspicious occasion of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s great Gettysburg Address, I would repost his speech below. Composed at a time when the future of the nation was indeed a bleak thought, President Lincoln inspired a […]

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The Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), to put it simply, directs the various British intelligence agencies and aggregates the information collected in order to streamline intelligence gathering. Agencies included are MI5, MI6, and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), as well as Defence Intelligence. During the Cold War, JIC was responsible for developing strategy and contingency papers […]

Cold War Europe

It’s been a few months since my last actual posting for which I do apologize. Yesterday, I was attempting to post a delightful article (if I do say so myself) about the Iranian nuclear talks which just concluded in Switzerland over the weekend. However, in my folly, I foolishly assumed that blogger operated like Google […]

Invincible Summer

Formerly "By Western Canadian Standards"

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