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Alex Higgins

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The Maya Really Did Warn Us About Our Future (Unintentionally)

(0) Comments | Posted November 23, 2009 | 4:45 PM

Roland Emmerich's enjoyably silly CG destruction-fetish flick '2012', featuring more ruined cities and panicked statesmen than any of his previous offerings, takes its cue from the cranky claim that the Maya calendar predicted the apocalypse, and we're now due. The premise is that the astronomers of the doomed medieval Central...

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Take 1 Minute to Help Free Maziar Bahari

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2009 | 4:28 PM

During the revolutionary tumult earlier this summer, the Iranian authorities jailed a swathe of journalists and filmmakers, among them, the talented documentary maker and playwright Maziar Bahari. A Canadian citizen, he lived with his wife, Paola Gourley in London. She is seven months pregnant with their first child.

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When Racism Stands in the Way of Universal Healthcare

(3) Comments | Posted August 21, 2009 | 1:46 PM

At first sight, Barack Obama's health care plan may look like a worthy, though minimal, effort to stop insurance companies refusing to help people who are sick, but there is a sinister hidden agenda. A driving passion underlying all his policies, which he is hiding from you. This insight,...

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Decline Can Make Britain a Better Country

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 10:22 AM

"You're just jealous!" an American-accented heckle rose, directed at the Brits. A speaker was condemning American power over the planet to an auditorium at University College London way back in 2001. The audience turned to the heckler and laughed.

The cover feature of Newsweek International ('Shrinking Britannia: The Collapse...

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The Spectator Is Hot for Global Warming Denial

(522) Comments | Posted July 13, 2009 | 3:20 PM

If there is any credit due to the monstrous legacy of Britain's Margaret Thatcher it is that she -- with her background in science -- always accepted the reality of man-made global warming. The British Conservative Party never took the route of denial that Republicans in the U.S or the...

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