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Today: Sat, September 24 2016  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
 Politics
16 July 2016
 
 
An Epiphany
by Concerned Briton
 sub-topic» Politicians

So much evil and unnecessary strife and poison has been done by the so called “liberal do gooding” masses, by supporting those they see as being “righteous” and, as they say now, “on the right side of history”. Only, quite often, they were on the wrong side of history and have made the world a much nastier and harder place.

Like with Blair, his activities with the war, immigration, his money…… watching the “Blair Rich Project” TV documentary the other week, what perversely struck me more than anything else was it was too late now. It has happened. He has also made his money, had his life. He will not face serious retribution.

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14 April 2016
 
 
The Startling Accuracy of Referring to Politicians as 'Psychopaths'
by James Silver
 sub-topic» Politicians

There is more at work than just the drive to seek office, though; psychopaths may have some peculiar talents for it, as well. Research has shown that disorder may confer certain advantages that make psychopaths particularly suited to a life on the public stage and able to handle high-pressure situations: psychopaths score low on measures of stress reactivity, anxiety and depression, and high on measures of competitive achievement, positive impressions on first encounters, and fearlessness. Sound like the description of a successful politician and leader?

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11 December 2015
 
 
How Evil Are Politicians?
by Bryan Caplan
 sub-topic» Politicians

At this point, the iniquity of practicing politicians should be clear. How much time and mental energy does the average politician pour into moral due diligence? A few hours of year seems like a high estimate. They don't just fall a tad short of their moral obligations. They're too busy passing laws and giving orders to face the possibility that they're wielding power illegitimately.

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24 November 2015
 
 
Sometimes There Are No Good Options
by Don Boudreaux
 sub-topic» Politicians

That I would like that these politicians and their deputies be adequately knowledgeable and level-headed when they turn their attention to military matters is irrelevant. The fact is, I have zero reason actually to suppose them to be adequately knowledgeable and level-headed about such matters. I must judge their likelihood of being knowledgeable and wise about matters on which I am poorly informed on the basis of my assessment of the knowledge and wisdom that they regularly exhibit when they discuss and act on matters about which I am well-informed. And on that basis, I conclude that they are untrustworthy, unwise, and, hence, much more likely than not to take steps that are harmful to the general welfare.

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21 October 2015
 
 
In Praise of Margaret Thatcher
by Keir Martland
 sub-topic» Politicians

Anathema to any libertarian or classical liberal is the notion of detaining any person for any lengthy period of time without charging them with a crime. It must surely, therefore, be a reasonable assumption that Margaret Thatcher would have either kept the detention without trial limit at 24 hours or indeed reduced it. Again, no. Margaret Thatcher, as I’ve said, inherited a detention without trial limit of 24 hours. By the time she left office, she had quadrupled it to four days. Maybe Thatcher liked keeping people in detention without trial after all.

Good bye historic civil liberties, it was nice knowing you.

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04 June 2014
 
 
Prince Charles Holidaying in Romania - Travels by Private Plane
by Paul Homewood
 sub-topic» Politicians

The Prince of Wales has arrived in Romania during the Tuesday afternoon with a private jet that landed on Targu Mures airport.

I am sure that will really help save the planet!

And the most remarkable thing is that the great numptie probably does not even see the hypocrisy of his actions.

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09 February 2014
 
 
Shiver my timbers, shiver my soul / Yeo ho, heave ho
by Natalie Solent
 sub-topic» Politicians

Shiver my timbers, shiver my sides
Yo ho, heave-ho
There are hungers as strong as the wind and tides
Yo ho, heave-ho

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05 February 2014
 
 
Tim Yeo's Greatest Hits
by Guido Fawkes
 sub-topic» Politicians

From leadership contender to loser in nine years, Tim Yeo bites the dust.

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14 December 2013
 
 
In Memory of Nelson Mandela
by The Darn-Poor Rhymer
 sub-topic» Politicians

I remember old Nelson Mandela,
I thought him a rather strange fella.
But the reason, one fears,
Was the twenty-seven years
That he spent locked away in a cellar.

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