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The failed horseman dies.

Posted in News-related, politics with tags , , on 05/04/2010 by sangomasmith

This man’s death is already becoming a political football and possibly marks the start of yet another round of white racist paranoia. Considering what he personally did (and incited others to do), I can’t say that I’m exactly devastated that he’s gone.

But I do wonder why it is that the most horrible people always get to be lauded and applauded when they go. It ruins my faith in humanity a bit.



Posted in media, News-related, rant with tags , , , , , , on 23/03/2010 by sangomasmith

I was recently reading a Time magazine article on the (sadly all-too-real) phenomenon of white minority fears. For those of you still in touch with sanity, it’s this idea that white folk are going to become minorities in their ‘own’ countries. The assumption is that, ten seconds or so later, they will all be herded into a camp and shot. Also, their jobs will be taken by non-white people. And the trains will all explode.

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This is why we have lab safety guidelines…

Posted in News-related with tags , , on 11/12/2009 by sangomasmith

A chemistry student in Kiev recently managed to blow his jaw off while chewing gum. This, ladies and gentlemen, is why you are not allowed to eat in labs.

Remember kids: some rules are there for your safety.

Assholery, a PSA

Posted in media, News-related, rant with tags , on 10/11/2009 by sangomasmith

We live in a society of assholes.

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Time implores you to reconsider

Posted in Crop science, media, News-related, rant, Science with tags , , , on 20/10/2009 by sangomasmith

Time magazine ran an editorial called ‘back to the land’, about how another green revolution is needed. To gauge why I’m angry, consider this: Economists are mentioned three times, their opinions are mentioned as much. Geneticists, crop scientists and agronomists are not asked for their opinion. GM crops are never mentioned.

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A long-winded blag on economics.

Posted in media, pedantry with tags , , , on 09/10/2009 by sangomasmith

I love economics, despite the fact that I know only the basics about how an economy is supposed to work. So it always amuses me when an economist makes mistakes that even I can spot.

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Afro-pessimism acheives apogee

Posted in News-related, rant with tags , , on 02/09/2009 by sangomasmith

This whole story just ruins my faith in mankind.

I was going to write a long post about it, but I’m just too pissed off. I will say this though: the worst part of all of this is that there are plenty of (white) people, both in and out of South Africa, who will simply accept this at face value and go on about their day.