U.S. Drone Strikes: Should Terrorism Suspects be given a Fair Trial?

"They say Lewis Carol is fiction," Senator Rand Paul begins his filibuster, opposing drone strikes on American soil. "Alice never fell down a rabbit hole, and the White Queen's caustic judgements are not really a threat to your security. Has America the beautiful become Alice's wonderland?" Paul proceeds with a dialogue excerpt from classic literature, ending with embellishment: "No no!" [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|Current Events, Politics, Technology|6 Comments

When should Juveniles be tried as Adults?

On December 25th, 1998, a sixteen-year-old boy approached his sleeping father with a knife. For reasons unknown, this boy had intentions of murder--and stabbed his father repeatedly in the head, neck, and arms. Because his attempt was ultimately unsuccessful, this juvenile, Shawn, was charged with attempted murder. During the trial, Shawn's attorney claimed he had been sleep walking, and thus [...]

By |January 28th, 2014|Current Events, Politics|3 Comments

Why women make better leaders

Most political leaders, CEOs and other powerful positions in companies are held by men. Yet, time and again it has been claimed that women are better leaders than men. The few powerful women that we've seen in our society are perceived to be lonely, emotional, tough and icy. These perceptions convey the general thoughts and anxieties we have about women [...]

Jogging – a yellow line to nowhere!

I have jogged for many years. Like many other sports and recreational activities, there are inherent hazards. A biker’s nightmare is getting run over by a bus, or a skier’s, crushing into a rock.  My worst nightmare is clipping. I use the term ‘clipping’ to describe the many falls and tumbles that I have taken over the years whilst jogging. [...]

By |January 24th, 2014|Culture, Health, Politics, Sport|1 Comment

5 Motivational Wartime Stories You Have to Hear

Nobody looks forward to times of war. The concept of the same species killing because of small disagreements is a disheartening one to think about. In times of war we have to endure suffering and witness terrible things. The recent addition of WW1 soldier diaries to national online archives details the horrors of war from the perspective of British soldiers. [...]

By |January 14th, 2014|Current Events, Good Deeds, Lists, Politics|1 Comment

The Use of Animals in Wartime

Animals in Warfare It’s pretty common to see someone ordering their dog to do little tricks for everyone to watch. They sit, rollover, and shake hands all for a little treat. What most people don’t realise is that the intelligence and usefulness of animals goes far beyond these simple tricks, especially during wartime. War Animals As crazy as it may [...]

By |January 7th, 2014|Nature, Politics|1 Comment

Time To Burst The Help To Buy Bubble

The UK’s Help To Buy mortgage scheme has sparked a strong housing recovery, improved construction, lifted the housing supply industry and contributed broadly to the UK’s economic recovery. Despite these positive aspects, the scheme has sparked controversy inside the banking community and in government where Vince Cable, the UK Business Secretary, has a very different view of the program than [...]

By |January 4th, 2014|Finance, Politics|1 Comment

10 Most powerful people in the world

Throughout history, a small number of men and women have managed to wield an unbelievable amount of power over the rest of the population because of their position, their wealth and their influence. Here's our list of the 10 most powerful individuals that have made an impact on our society today: 10. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth: $19 Billion Facebook's Cofounder [...]

By |December 29th, 2013|Business, Lists, Politics, Role models, Ten Things|1 Comment

President Obama – Impeachment Calls

Losing Focus The turmoil in the US continues. The government shutdown has not even been resolved and now a call for impeachment of the US president - Obama.  The US has played role model and guardian to the world and is fast losing its status and credibility. Economic challenges, high unemployment, unprecedented levels of debt and now accusations of fraudulent [...]

By |October 16th, 2013|Current Events, Politics|Comments Off on President Obama – Impeachment Calls

US Government Shutdown

US Government Shutdown of “non essential services” An earnest appeal by the US president to restart the economic engine. This is a monster that everybody has at least heard of.  This has happened in the past. But due to time lapse and media reports reaching fewer people in the past it has not registered as broadly as the current shutdown [...]

By |October 16th, 2013|Business, Current Events, Politics|Comments Off on US Government Shutdown