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Here’s the speech United Mine Workers President Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, gave at the United Steelworkers national convention in Las Vegas this past July. It’s one of those wonderfully empassioned working class pleas that you don’t see that often in this day and age. In a nutshell, he’s making the case for Barack […]

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Welder in Space Because I’m as dimwitted as the rest of you, my first thoughts on learning that space had some sort of aroma led me to dismissing the concept out of hand. We all know there’s no air for starters and that anyone daft enough to open their helmet for a sly whiff would […]

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Considering we’re all – from John O’Groats to Michigan – in something of a financial pickle, I wouldn’t mind hearing some sense as opposed to variants on a theme of financial Armageddon combined with this weird terrorist act of fiscal kidnapping going on over here. I mean, we’ve been trying our best all these years […]

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Sarah Palin is no Margaret Thatcher. As much as I despised Mrs. T. you had to hand it to the Iron Lady for never pandering to those she wasn’t ideologically aligned with. The miners’ strike showed us her feelings on things such as unions – she was hell bent on destroying them. All this talk […]

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If Boing Boing were to be believed you’d be thinking that this recent post had a remote topical feel about it; what with everybody getting sliced up at every conceivable opportunity in the UK. But, unfortunately it’s relating to quite an old piece in the never-to-miss-an-opportunity-to-scare-the-living-crap-out-of-anybody-in-order-to-point-out-the-decline-of-British-society Daily Mail. Stainless Steel Klingon Blade A spokesman for […]

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See You Shortly

Posted on 7, Aug

Won’t be much going on round these parts for a little bit as I’m moving this weekend then coming over to Blighty for a little two week jaunt. Anyone up for a jar?

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These days I take lunch breaks. I’m becoming quite partial to them as well. You see, when you spend all your time staring at monitors and tapping keyboards hunched over like Richard III of the Interwebs, the odd hour or so away is a welcome diversion. I only live a stone’s throw away from work, […]

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