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These Are The Days of Our Lives

I am writing this on 26 January, 2015. Australians worldwide celebrate this day as “Australia Day” – the official national day of Australia.  Twelve months ago, in an article called “A day for all” (see 29 January, 2014),  I wrote about the background to this day and how it has evolved over time  – for some, but not all, Australians. 802 more words

Monarchy And...

Three Ghosts: Day One

Another Monday nearly gone, and here we are with Part 2 of “Three Ghosts,” a not-so-Dickensian post-holiday tale. And, because I didn’t actually complete this particular story before I started posting it (oh, don’t act like you’re surprised – unless I have a 500-word limit, things tend to get a bit… out of hand), this is not going to be a story in 4 parts as I originally intended. 1,616 more words


A drop in the ocean: the monarchy and British culture

If you repeat complete nonsense often enough, people will eventually give in and believe you.

That’s the impression I get a lot when discussing the pros and cons of having a monarchy in Britain. 541 more words

Declaration of Independence

We the citizens of the State of Europa, through the State Assembly of Europa, establish that the Federation of the Jovian Republic has ceased to exist and therefore we, the citizens of Europa, through the State Assembly of Europa, declare that the State of Europa has been transformed into an independent and sovereign state, which from now on will be referred to as the Free State of Europa; and all federal laws are repealed, save for those reinstated by the State Assembly, and that all oaths of allegiance to the former Federation are nullified, and that all persons who preserve their loyalty to the Federation are enemies of the citizens of Europa, and that all persons who continue to serve under the Federal Armed Forces are rebellious combatants and pirates under international law and will be treated as such, and that anyone who seeks to restore the Federation and its authority over the territory and citizens of Europa will be sentenced to death, and that all Federal property within the territory of Europa has become property of the Free State of Europa, and that all treaties of the former Federation have no validity on Europa or its citizens. 46 more words

Mundane Science Fiction

Republican vs Republicanism

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

Benjamin Franklin answered, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” 462 more words

Michael Hoyt

Cheminade: "Let's Not Let This Decisive Moment Pass Us By"

This is the statement of Jacques Cheminade, president of Solidarité & Progrès, after having marched in the Sunday 11th rallies in Paris. The original statement is available in French on… 381 more words