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Entries by David Horton from 06/2007

Deep gullet

| Posted 06.04.2007 | Media
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I used to trust the press, the front page of newspapers, the evening tv news bulletin. Believe everything, I thought, having a relationship with the p...

Nowhales

| Posted 06.06.2007 | Politics
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Like many of you, dear readers, I have to turn away from the tv when they show images of whale hunts, the cannon firing its vicious harpoon, the blood...

Mushrooms in the Dark

| Posted 06.11.2007 | Politics
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Did you ever sit up in the back row of the classroom, pretending to pay attention to the teacher? The technique was simple. You would gaze adoringly i...

Where there's a Will

| Posted 06.14.2007 | Politics
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So, did you make a Will as part of a 2007 New Year's resolution to get your affairs in order at long last, been meaning to do it, too young, plenty of...

Time for every man to stir

| Posted 06.18.2007 | Politics
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The apologists for big business and energy companies and developers have recently taken to saying that you can't change human nature, as a kind of fin...

God unwilling

| Posted 06.21.2007 | Politics
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After the recent fatal train crash in Australia, an elderly woman survivor was interviewed about what had happened. The crash was her fault, she decla...

Coyote falling

| Posted 06.25.2007 | Politics
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A small protest is staged to try to save some forests. Only a small fraction of what is needed and environmentalists point this out and protest. I wat...

Loose lips

| Posted 06.28.2007 | Media
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So, you are reading the news and you come to an item about Afghanistan, and someone puts a map on the screen in which Syria is labeled 'Afghanistan'. ...