Archive for November, 2011

New record of 10,000+ visits

November 9th, 2011 by Roger Darlington

Today my web site achieved a new record with more than 10,000 visits in a day for the first time. Thanks so much for your interest and support. Please spread the word about the site to your friends.

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The high price of excessive inequality

November 8th, 2011 by Roger Darlington

“If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. The claims that the ultra-rich 1% make for themselves – that they are possessed of unique intelligence or creativity or drive – are examples of the self-attribution fallacy. This means crediting yourself with outcomes for which you […]

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The art of the political film

November 7th, 2011 by Roger Darlington

This weekend, i saw the George Clooney film “The Ides Of March” – an excellent examination of intrigue in American political campaigning. You can read my review here. I’m fascinating by politics and really enjoy political films. I have reviewed 51 of them here.

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The Occupy London protest

November 5th, 2011 by Roger Darlington

On 15 October 2011, an Occupy London (actually Occupy the London Stock Exchange) protest began and now looks like being around for a long time. The protest was a British version of a protest that started in New York’s financial district and has since spread all around the USA and indeed the world. The protesters […]

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Do you watch Indian films?

November 4th, 2011 by Roger Darlington

Not so long ago, I saw and enjoyed the Indian movie “My Name Is Khan” [my review here] and this week I viewed the Bollywood blockbuster “Ra.One” [my review here].

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A review of “An Optimist’s Tour Of The Future”

November 3rd, 2011 by Roger Darlington

I’ve just finished a book by British author Mark Stevenson with the unusual title “An Optimist’s Tour Of The Future”. It’s a very readable review of the current state of and future prospects for technologies which are utterly transforming our world. You can read my review here.

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Special exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum

November 2nd, 2011 by Roger Darlington

The Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon in north-west London was opened in 1972 and I visited it regularly in the 1970s and 1980s. However, I haven’t been there for many years, but was drawn back this week for a special exhibition. The exhibition – small but very informative – is called “Brothers In Arms” […]

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How do we tackle the problem of the Somali pirates?.

November 1st, 2011 by Roger Darlington

I’ve just read an excellent blog piece on the problem of the Somali pirates – and I’m not just saying that because it’s written by my son. You can check it out here.

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A review of “Contagion”

November 1st, 2011 by Roger Darlington

Wondering whether to have a flu jab this winter? To help you make up your mind, you could see the new movie “Contagion” which I’ve reviewed here.

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