Quick notes on intelligent intelligence, 2

[ by Charles Cameron — on a quote from my fellow whacky Brit, Geoffrey Pyke ] . Whacky? From a short description of the man by his biographer, Henry Hemming: Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator–and all-around misunderstood genius. In his day, he was described as one of the world’s […] Read more »

Putin, Hezbollah on the Brit right, Pokémon Go at the Yasukuni

[ by Charles Cameron — a couple of discordant notes on goings on ] . This tweet from Casey Michel showing contemporary American fans of Sir Oswald Mosley — My look at growing ties between US hard-right extremists and Kremlin-linked organizations: https://t.co/OtslMcDLMT pic.twitter.com/SOoPeMxvHf — Casey Michel (@cjcmichel) July 17, 2016 — looked interesting, so I […] Read more »

Destructive Witnesses: JW, IS, Saudis, Brits, Byzantines

[ by Charles Cameron — religions taking other religions apart, stone by stone, image by image, song by song ] . Some recently converted Jehovah’s Witnesses appear to have destroyed the altars of indigenous Otomi people in Mexico, an anthopologist has stated: Assailants have damaged an ancient Otomi Indian religious site in Mexico, toppling stone […] Read more »

Brexit: gunpowder, treason and plot?

[ by Charles Cameron — conspiracies in the lead up to Jo Cox’s death and the Brexit referendum ] . Im often told that cunning people behind the scenes run everything according to a plan. Interested if there are any conspiracies re #Brexit — Amil Khan (@Londonstani) June 24, 2016 Amil Khan, aka Londonstani, is […] Read more »

Sunday surprise: three entangled faiths

[ by Charles Cameron — two exhibits linking the Abrahamic faiths ] . For disciplinary as well as doctrinal purposes, the three Abrahamic faiths — Judaism, Christianity, Islam — are generally thought of separately — a separation which the two exhibitions this post revolves around are intended to bring into question. ** One: Of gods […] Read more »

UKIP and NSDAP — curving in parallel?

[ by Charles Cameron — immigration, Brexit, and the killing of MP Jo Cox ] . Two parties that don’t like immigration, and say so with similar propaganda images — but when the two images are juxtaposed, does the similarity between their two curving lines of unwanted immigrants, East German Jews in the aftermath of […] Read more »

Conkers (the game) and Deep Learning

[ by Charles Cameron — offered to 3QD ] . This is my second submission attempting (and failing) to become a regular contributor at the fine web-aggregator known as 3QD — you can read my first here. On rereading this more recent attempt, I am not sure I would have selected it myself had I […] Read more »

Churchill’s oratory, American might

[ by Charles Cameron — some thoughts on Churchill while prepping a post re Cole Bunzel’s new paper ] . Let’s pre-amble around a bit, before we get to Cole Bunzel‘s important new paper, The Kingdom and the Caliphate: Duel of the Islamic States in my next post: the issue of oratory vs force is […] Read more »

KILO TWO BRAVO – The Teaser Post

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Friend of ZP, Kanani Fong sent me early access to watch and review Kilo Two Bravo, due to be released November 13th. It is the true story of a platoon of British paratroopers who are caught in a minefield by the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan’s deadly Helmand Valley. As I have just finished […] Read more »

Two from the Guardian

[ by Charles Cameron — on life at the Mad Hatter’s place these days ] . A DoubleQuote: There’s plenty more irony where those two came from.. ** Sources: Guardian, Student accused of being a terrorist for reading book on terrorism Guardian, Artwork showing Sylvanian Families terrorised by Isis banned And with a special tip […] Read more »