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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

From Podium To Prison - But Its Reeva Steenkamp That Lost All!

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/44/Reeva_Steenkamp.JPGThe Oscar Pistorius' prosecution ended today with a rather mere slap-on-the-wrist-sentence as most people seem to express. After exactly 20 months and 7 days, a period that must have been harrowing for the Pistorius family, their sorrow must have plateaued when finally the young and promising Oscar was given a sentence and taken away to begin his sojourn in prison.

Through out the debacle, what seemed to be missing however, was the sorrow of Reeva Steenkamp's family and friends; especially, in the way the world's ever increasingly frantic media were reporting the case. It was all about the man, Oscar. Documentaries after documentaries, special features after special features, uncountable news bulletins, articles, editorials, and you name it; its Oscar Pistorius that seem to have lost a lot, and luckily also, faces an unclear future. His ever important career that we all so enjoyed and will miss, and as such, lost our own joys; his success that reflects the successes of all of us; his disability that makes us all strong... its just about him. Dont get me wrong, I am not blaming him for all the above; its the media and God-knows what power working behind to inspire that trend.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Are UK Public Sector Institutions Really Unsustainable?

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The most common rhetoric by UK politicians is usuallly how public sector institutions are too expensive to run and therefore unsustainable. But are these institutions really costly to run? If they are, why does most of them when privatized, suddenly start making profits? Isn't the stark reality that they are expensive because they are run [by staff] and used [by the population] with reckless abandon?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Some Foolish Arguements About Scotland Independence

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Over the last 2 years since David Cameron and Alex Salmond agreed the referendum, the worst foolish statements have been made by both sides of the debate. Some of these arguments are quite veiled in passion that carries them through like sensible utterances. But they are not.