‘A coalition of minorities that collectively form a majority’

16th April 2021 4

“..The ranks of this new ruling class are refreshed by immigrant academics who come to understand themselves in the way progressivism understands them: as minorities who can also act victim-like if they want—a precious endowment in the cultural academic market. Intersectionality awaits to welcome them and give them a warm hug. They can be treated on principle as black-adjacent. To … [Read on]

Professor John Vincent.’ An early case of cancellation

27th March 2021 4

Extract from his TIMES Obituary 27th March 2021 ‘Mrs Thatcher is the point at which all snobberies meet, intellectual snobbery, social snobbery, the snobbery about scientists among those educated in the arts, the snobbery of the metropolis about the provincial, the snobbery of the south about the north, and the snobbery of men about career women.’ Comment by the Editor … [Read on]

Is the net about to take over your mind?

11th February 2021 4

Author Tom Bradwell On January 12th Spotify was granted a patent that described “methods, systems and computer program products for processing audio signals to determine taste attributes.” It continues: “Environmental metadata is retrieved… based on the background noise which might correspond to any noises in the audio signal that are not the primary speaker’s voice. This may include ambient environmental … [Read on]

Advice to commentators

9th January 2021 28

Our bloggers are complaining that certain commentators are beginning to make the site a free blog site of their own. In future comments on blogs are to be limited to 150 words, and apart from single line replies to other commentators, no more than two comments totalling 200 words. Comments going over these limits will be taken down Your co-operation … [Read on]

The next great financial crash – just outside sir!

6th January 2021 8

It is said that instead of using government grants to help their businesses weather the Covid storm, company owners are throwing this fountain of fake money at companies like Tesla. So much has been thrown at the lithium battery manufacturer that the company is now worth a trillion and the stock price now so high the company cannot make a … [Read on]

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