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The myth of the self-sufficient human

The notion of self-sufficiency has its roots in ancient Greece and Aristotle who purported that states should be completely independent of the outside world while still providing its inhabitants with the ability to live well. 836 more words

Environment

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

I am suspicious of surveys and the people who give them.  I once received a call from a stranger conducting a survey, asking me if I could answer a few questions and promising it would only take a few moments of my time.  506 more words

Book Review

It Was Our NHS, Now We Are Losing It !!! How The Palace Of Westminster Is Privatising The NHS

Find it quite amazing when viewing both Houses during the State Opening of Parliament, that these people are actually Elected and Selected to govern the British Isles. 61 more words

Health

Non-Feminist Short Stories

I wonder if there is a market for non-feminist fiction aimed largely at men. I don’t mean specifically Christian fiction, which tends to get too sappy; nor do I mean the old “men’s interest” kind of thing, which gets a bit too absurd for today’s sophistication; but something else. 131 more words

What Need to be Remade

How much do we help of a person in need? Ranjith Sankar’s directorial debut talks about the same in the form the 2009 movie Passenger… 829 more words

Movies

City of Darkness: What would you take to avoid the dark? by D.P. Wright

I read City of Darkness: What would you take to avoid the dark? by D.P. Wright via NetGalley. It’s a futuristic-sci-fi-mystery-crime story. Detective Sebastian Kessler is a man with a troubled past (and future). 235 more words

Fiction