Activism


#JeSuisIkea #IStandWithSweden

The Sweden claim was simply too good an opportunity, especially after Mr T doubled down with it. It was then inevitable that the  #JeSuisIkea tag or similar would become a bit of a fun spot for many to troll him. First,let’s dig into the claim itself. What actually happened? While speaking last Saturday […]


Can Coal jobs be revived by Trump?

TL;DR; – No. One big promise by Mr T was the proposal to revive Coal and the associated jobs, but is this realistic? To grasp why this will fall flat when it hits the rather awkward and hard wall of reality means going back to an understanding of why all the coal […]


Do all Republicans oppose science?

TL;DR; … Nope. Roughly one year ago Wired ran an article about a vote within the House on an amendment to a debate over construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The vote would not result in any legislation, but was just a bit of political theatre and was specifically asking if “Climate Change […]


Should you support the #marchforscience? 1

The #MarchForScience is scheduled to happen on 22nd April. The official “March For Science” website explains it as follows … SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused […]


I survived the #BowlingGreenMassacre

I am proud to announce that I personally survived the #BowlingGreenMassacre and can officially mark myself on social media as “safe”. Many of my friends are also announcing that they also survived. “Hey, what happened?” you might ask. The story is this. Last Thursday Kellyanne Conway (yes ‘her’), appeared on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews. […]


What will the deliberate collapse and demise of the EPA do?

What does the EPA actually do? Since day one of the existence of the EPA in Dec 1970, it has done nothing but good that has benefited millions of lives. You can of course read up on the EPA, but perhaps a good way to illustrate what they are really all about is […]