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9/11, George W Bush and Dirty Harry

“Go ahead, make my day.” Harry Callan (Clint Eastwood) in Sudden Impact (1985)  Harry Callan, (‘Dirty Harry),’ made a coercive threat to a ‘punk’. The threat is effective because he understands the punks fear self-preservation and risk-aversion. George W Bush … Continue reading

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1 July 1916: a sobering fact

When the British launched their attack on the first day of the battle of the Somme they lost 19,240 dead. This is the equivalent of six 9/11 massacres. Unlike 9/11 this wasn’t a one off, the battle lasted until mid- … Continue reading

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