Category Archives: Politics

Hot air and hyperbole; Argentina’s claim to the Falklands

Rhetoric from the Argentine President Cristina Kirchner regarding Argentina’s long-standing claim to the Falkland, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, has heated up across the past year.  Often attributed to speculation of significant oil deposits surrounding the Falkland Islands, the … Continue reading Continue reading

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When Politics Attack

It is generally understood that educators (and especially administrators) must maintain a reasonably level of objectivity and personal restraint when mentioning politics or other highly controversial topics.  We have a mission to reach out to ALL members of society, and alienating … Continue reading Continue reading

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The sum of the whole is greater than the sum of its parts

The road to a referendum on Scotland’s membership to the 305-year union of the United Kingdom is now being paved.  Aggressively pursued by Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, the referendum appears set for autumn 2014.  That is at least according … Continue reading Continue reading

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