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I Totally Understand Colin Kaepernick

I Totally Understand Colin Kaepernick

  I’m not a sports guy. My least favorite religion is sports. But when asked about how I felt about San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling in protest against racial systemic injustice during the National Anthem before games, the answer was actually really easy: I can totally understand it. To no surprise, this is tied … Continue reading

Why I Love PMQs

Why I Love PMQs

If there is one aspect of British Parliament that I have found absolutely wonderful, it’s Prime Minster’s Question, which according to the BBC News article, “Prime minister’s questions“: Prime minister’s questions, or PMQs, is a high point of the parliamentary week. Each week, at noon on Wednesday the prime minister must come to the House … Continue reading

Abolish Child Marriages in Massachusetts

Abolish Child Marriages in Massachusetts

The exploitation of children (women and men) through marriage loopholes simply must end, esp. here in Massachusetts, because it does indeed exist here. According to the NPR article, “The Loopholes That Allow Child Marriage In The U.S.“: Child marriage isn’t just a practice that victimizes girls in poor countries. As this blog has previously reported, it’s … Continue reading

A Special Look at: Vengeance on Varos

A Special Look at: Vengeance on Varos

Vengeance on Varos is the first story to introduce the Sil and Mentor species. Certainly, there is a lot of political relevance regarding this story, as according to the Politics and Law of Doctor Who‘s blog post, “Vengeance on Varos: or, why English and Welsh trials aren’t televised“: The opening scene of Vengeance On Varos (1985) contains … Continue reading

Reflections On: Meeting Dennis Ross, 2016

Reflections On: Meeting Dennis Ross, 2016

On April 14th, 2016, I had the opportunity to meeting Ambassador Dennis Ross, who has a very long and distinguished career working in diplomatic relations, particularly with the Middle East, and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. These include: During President Jimmy Carter’s administration, Ross worked under Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz in the Pentagon, co-authoring a … Continue reading

On Internet Trolls… *Sigh*

On Internet Trolls… *Sigh*

I do know a thing about internet trolling, as I have my own family to give the greatest credit for this, giving me lots of experience on the psychological factors, and understanding of it’s context. If you think they are different in person than on the internet – think again – as my experience with … Continue reading