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Damn Socialists

September 4, 2007

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It all started around 3wks ago. I got into ‘conversation’ with Socialist Alternative. Like mormons at the door, they hectored me with slogans and cant while pretending to listen to my side. I agree in broad brush strokes with much of the general socialist paradigm. And hey, on the left, we all need allies. However […]

People seem confused about "politics"

August 1, 2007

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For the purposes of Journalism Production Workshop: I think ‘political’ and ‘politics’ in their broadest sense refer to any issue that provokes disagreement between two or more people. Our lecturer gave a good example. To paraphrase: You may not care for much except surfing, so you might wonder what politics has to do with you…but […]

Decorum, manners, etiquette, deportment and so on

July 30, 2007

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May i begin by saying how appalling the chatter was in our first class? I know it was the first day of classes and everyone’s excited, but still. As they say in sporting circles – “Bit of respect!” Okay, I’m better now. So thats what in academic circles is referred to as a solecism, an […]