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Quartz QZ.COM

For delivering news with a slant, It’s good, but it’s a crowded marketplace. On balance I am glad I signed up for the paid package, but if it goes back to full price when it comes up for renewal, I don’t know. That said, with the Australian case with Google and Facebook, high-quality news could…

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For What Purpose And For Whom

In Viktor Frankl’s ‘Yes to life in spite of everything’ – a collection of lectures he gave after WWII – he talks about the preciousness and value of life precisely because it is finite. We live in a world of consequences, where our actions, words, thoughts, bring about results we care about, where events bigger…

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Oil Spills

USA As reported in Courthous News Service on February 16th, on February 9th the Chevron refinery in the East Bay city of Richmond, California, discovered a pipeline leak that oozed about 700 gallons of a substance described by Chevron as ‘a mixture of recovered oil and gasoline’, ‘petroleum and water mixture’ and ‘hydrocarbons.’ The refinery…

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From News To Brews To News

I read an article from Taipei Times in the 20th February 2021 edition of The Week. It’s entitled ‘A coup with China’s fingerprints all over it’ and I am reproducing it here by way of introduction China’s response to the recent military coup in Myanmar has been “conspicuously muted”, says the Taipei Times. While the…

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Germany, Pale Mother

Germany, Pale Mother is a film made in 1980 about a woman who goes through WWII unmarked by events, and is brought up short by an event that affects her in a way she did not foresee. If I seem to be being purposely vague it is so that if you see this film you…

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Kadence WordPress Theme

This (as of the date of writing – 10 January 2021) is the theme I am using. I haven’t used any of the starter templates that are also available. On another site I have done that and overall I have to say I am very impressed with the design layout even of the basic theme….