Monthly Archives: March 2017

Russian Military Capability is Far Stronger than its GDP Would Suggest

One of the points I made in three recent posts (link 1, link 2, link 3) was that measuring GDP of a country in USD today, or at pretty much any point after the mid-1990s, is highly misleading since it … Continue reading

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Interesting YouTube Clips: Reconstruction of Antikythera Mechanism

A few months ago, I rediscovered the YouTube copy of a documentary about recent efforts to reconstruct the Antikythera Mechanism. I then remembered watching this documentary while flipping between channels, sometime in 2013. As many of you know, I have … Continue reading

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Interesting YouTube Channel: Wdtvlive42 – Archive Footage

I recently came across an interesting YouTube channel containing lots of interesting footage from old archived documentaries. The clips on this channel generally cover the era from the early 1940s to the early 1970s- though some date from as early … Continue reading

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On the Fake ‘Liberalism’ of John Oliver, Trevor Noah and Samantha Bee

As many of you might have noticed by now- Trump’s 2016 election victory has had some interesting, and highly entertaining, effects on establishment “liberals”. Hardly a day goes by without some rich “liberal” celebrity saying, tweeting or posting a melodramatic … Continue reading

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Interesting YouTube Channel: TYT Politics

Here is an interesting YouTube channel that I have watched, on and off, for the previous few months. OK, to be more specific- I usually watch the reports by 2-3 of their journalists (Michael Tracey, Jordan Chariton and Emma Vigeland). … Continue reading

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Effects of Residency by State and Race on Life Expectancy in USA

One of the common and peculiar explanations about why average life-expectancy in USA is about 3 years less than most other developed countries goes something like this: “It is because of ‘the Blacks’ who have lower life expectancy than Whites … Continue reading

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Interesting Links: Mar 17, 2017

Here are three interesting links I came across recently. Though they are apparently about three different fields, namely, drug discovery, higher education and establishment liberalism- all three are about manifestations of the same underlying trend. And what is that trend? … Continue reading

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