Monthly Archives: April 2016

Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Whose rights ?

  Politics decides who gets what, when and how. You may not like it but right now some form of Democratic Politics is the only game in town. A Democratic Socialist system is my preferred option and that needs a … Continue reading

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Alliance Boots pharmacy group really sticking the boot in !

Just ‘cos its legal doesn’t means its fair. The market used to be part of the society we lived in, now the society we live in is part of a globalised market which is motivated to make as much money … Continue reading

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Independence Politically but not Economically

Gabon on the Atlantic coast of West Africa, Equatorial Guinea & Cameroon to its north, Republic of the Congo to its east and south. Its about 3 times the size of Ireland , population 1.6 Mil and at least 33% live … Continue reading

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Incredible numbers! One Billion, 1,000,000,000

Accidently trimmed the Irish figure, it’s $240 Billion.

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Republican equivalent of Superdelegates.

The term used for Rep Supers is Unpledged Delegates and they represent 18% of total delegate count. The total Rep delegates is 2,472, first to 1,237  wins.  Their Supers do not vote until the Convention late July. current standing Trump … Continue reading

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Democratic Superdelegates

Out of a total Dem delegate count of 4,365, 15%, 712 votes come from Superdelagates. Some of them had indicated or committed to supporting Clinton or Sanders, but as you would expect from an almost exclusively elderly white male group … Continue reading

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Bits on Panama not “The Papers”

Panama is in the neck of land which joins North and South America, Colombia to the SE and Costa Rica to the NW, total area 75,000 km2, a little smaller than S Carolina or Ireland.Population 3.9 million,Spanish speaking & almost … Continue reading

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Quick look at USA nomination race.

Democrats: First to 2,383 will lead the party in the November Presidential elections Clinton: 1,767 (Super delegates 469) Pledged delegates won in Primaries 1,298: 20% lead. Sanders: 1,110 (Super delegates 31) Pledged delegates won in Primaries   1,079 Big Dates for … Continue reading

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Panama Papers !

Who isn’t looking at these! There is severe danger of overload from them as far as being exposed to the reality of what we have all been aware of for years. Surely Governments will now have to take real action … Continue reading

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Preamble: gotta start somewhere !

  The content of this blog is nearly random, but not quite. I am interested in issues which help societies to function for the benefit of the large majority of its members. I am equally interested in issues which overtly … Continue reading

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