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This is the face of lies and hatred.

This is the face of lies and hatred.

Friends, I’ve recently been getting into dating again.

What can I say? TitaniumSheBears are hard to find.

One of the things I’ve been trying is the dating App ‘Zoosk’ (which is also available on Facebook).

It’s listed as a free app and it’s rated 4.5 stars on the app store.

What did I have to lose?

Well, quite a bit it turns out.

Because Zoosk is a scam.

Here’s how it works.

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I'll just leave this here.

I’ll just leave this here.

When I heard that Sony was cancelling ‘The Interview’ I was pissed off.

This was definitely a case in which the terrorists won, and I wanted to write about it.

But then Sony decided to cave a second time.

And 12 people were murdered in Paris, because other people disagreed with their ideas.

It got me thinking about responsibility and agency.

And I’ve come to the potentially controversial decision that if people want to risk their lives by going to a theatre that might be blown up, or by printing a cartoon that will enrage people, then that is their right, and we have no right to stop them.

And if journalists want to be able to call themselves that then they should probably start posting a few more pictures of Muhammad.

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If only Hasbro had realised that the game is meant as a warning, not a how-to guide.

Friends, we come here to day to witness me engage in another fruitless rant about flaws in Capitalism that to me seem completely obvious. I must therefore include the usual disclaimer about how I don’t actually know anything about Economics, so if an economist would like to post in the comments section and tell me why I’m wrong that would be most welcome.

Seriously, if I’m wrong then I want to know about it so please tell me.

The downside of not knowing anything about Economics is that I often get corrected on things (which isn’t actually that bad because that’s how I learn). The upside is that if I cannot be beaten in an argument on these issues, by people who have studied Economics, then that means there is something seriously wrong with their ideas.

If you can’t even beat me what the fuck are you going to do against trained opponents?

So anyway, what am I doing today? Oh not much, I’m just trying to debunk the very basis of the global financial system: the idea that profit is always good. You probably know it as “Free Market Capitalism”.

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