Monthly Archives: August 2015

Manned mission to Mars?

Yesterday, six people locked themselves away in an isolated dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano, to simulate what life would be like on Mars. This includes living In close quarters, with a lack of fresh air or privacy and subsiding on canned tuna and powdered cheese (gross). This, to me, is the most […]

Migrant “Crisis”: Changing our perceptions.

Recently I posted about the dehumanisation of the Calais migrants by the media and the government. This has continued, and in light of the news emerging today that 70 Syrian asylum-seekers have been found dead in an Austria-bound lorry, I have decided to post again. The general public’s perception of “Europe’s Migrant Crisis” has largely been […]


I’ve always wondered why young males are called ‘Master’ as their official title. As a smart-aleck kid, I always assumed that ‘Master’ was a better prefix then Mister; although I didn’t really know the difference. In four months time, I will have an answer as to why I can be called a master. Today, I handed […]

Al Qaeda Is Losing the Battle for Jihadi Hearts and Minds

Ayman al-Zawahiri’s latest audio tape shows that the group that organized 9/11 is a bunch of cranky old men compared to the Islamic State. Click here to read the Daniel Byman’s article on Foreign Policy magazine website.

Migrant “Crisis”: Humans? or Animals?

Catrin Nye’s short (12mins) documentary from ‘the Jungle’, a makeshift refugee camp, in Calais highlights some of the issues which surround the British people and government’s attitude towards the ‘swarm’ of migrants attempting to cross the channel. Atif and his friends set up a donation drive in Peterborough to collect food and other supplies for […]

Al Qaeda Boss Zawahiri Pledges Allegiance to New Taliban Leader

In the wake of the death of Mullah Omar – former Taliban leader – and Jalaluddin Haqqani – founder of the Haqqani network – and the continuing strength of the ‘Islamic State’, the leader of al-Qaeda Central has declared his allegiance to the Taliban. This is not a particularly surprising revelation as Bin Laden and […]

#WorldElephantDay: Elephant Tourism

As someone in love with the idea of travelling, seeing the world, and living outside the mundane boundaries of the 9-5, I have wanted to go backpacking properly for a long time. My girlfriend and I are planning a trip around South East Asia next year during which we will be visiting Chiang Mai, Thailand […]

The Jihadi Who Came in From the Cold

The Jihadi Who Came in From the Cold. – Click the above link! This piece from Foreign Policy is a very interesting account of the motivations for joining the Islamic State and the reasons and ways out of it. Most people who join aren’t even religiously motivated but either have no choice or are attracted by […]

How to win a Fox News Republican nomination debate.

Be Donald Trump. Pollsters and CNN analysts in the US have concluded that Donald Trump came out with the highest approval ratings after the 10-way Fox News debate. Other candidates also came out strong with Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina seemingly the stand-out performers other than Trump, depending on where you look. But how serious […]

U-N-I-T-E-D United are the team for me!

England concluded the Ashes series by beating Australia in three days for the second consecutive test which brought the series to 3-1 with one to play at the Oval next week. It’s been thrilling to watch the boys dismantle the Aussies over the last few weeks. (Bar one misnomer at Lord’s!) It’s a sporting dichotomy […]