I know that people always talk about bad luck, and the odds being against your favour, but aside from us winning the global lottery in terms of which country we live in, have you ever considered what the odds of you being here are?
Archive for May, 2012
If you haven’t heard of A Game of Thrones by now, you probably don’t exist. HBO’s hit series has made the books huge, but volume one of A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel stands apart from it. Daniel Abraham has done a fantastic job adapting the book to a visual medium–all the crucial elements [...]
It’s depressing to look at the billions of dollars private charities put into the third world development, only to see third world governments plunge their citizens back into poverty with appalling economic policy. Governments undermine property rights, enable corruption and cronyism, stifle trade and start wars. Unfortunately the problem of terrible government is hard to overcome: governments [...]
“Gay B C; is easy as one, two, three…” The Jackson 5 knew clearly knew their gay terminology when they wrote that classic amidst the free love era of the 1960′s. Basic as they may be, knowing a few key gay-related terms will allow you to slip them in (to conversation) and act like you [...]
Salient asked, “Do you support a referendum on state asset sales, and if so, why?” The Hacks respond… NZ First – Curwen Rolinson NZ First has always been strongly in favour of using binding referenda to decide a range of issues. We proved our commitment to direct democracy when we put our National Savings plan [...]
“One should be careful mixing law and morality,” Jo Nesbø’s crime-fighting protagonist is warned in the dying moments of Phantom. It’s a tasty statement, and a knowing one, too. 400 pages into proceedings, not a single character had traversed this tightrope successfully. But then again, what sensible reader would demand solid moral guidance from a [...]