Politics

Thailand's "Protests": Er...democracy, anyone?

Brian Sun, 2014-02-16 19:41

Thailand has been shaken by protests for months now. Observers such as myself can see that soon the military will give in to the demands of the "protesters," and take power from the elected government.

Last November, feigning disgust at the "corruption" of the majority of Thailand's elected representatives, many members of the national legislature, most members of what's laughably called the "Democrat Party," abandoned their elected positions and took to the streets.

14000 US deaths from Fukushima? Not likely!

Brian Mon, 2012-01-02 20:40

A duo of "radiation experts" have caused a flurry of concern lately over radiation from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors.

The Tōhoku earthquake/tsunami, 2011

Private is just the public minus one

Brian Tue, 2011-05-10 11:00

Do you know how big the largest possible private sector organization is? That's easy. It's the public sector, minus one.

That's the essence of the private sector—it excludes. In fact, that's the point of the private sector. It's the definition of the private sector.