A Lesson for Andrew Little from Justin Trudeau's Successful Canadian Campaign

Justin Trudeau, leader of Canada's Liberal Party, won the Canadian General Election on the 19th of October this year and became the Prime Minister. His Liberal Party won 184 of the 338 seats, a gain of 150 seats compared to the 2011 General Election. The win was all the more incredible as the Liberal Party was in third place at the start of the General Election campaign.

Finding an ODI ATG XI World Champion

Recent upgrades to the ODI CricSim engine have made it possible to conduct a study in which we try to find which nation has the strongest ODI ATG XI. To do so, we will run a set of best of 1,999 match series between the top 8 ODI nations' best ODI sides.

22500 - The Number of Refugees We Could Afford to Take if We Legalised Cannabis

The New Zealand Government has decided that it will take in 750 Syrian refugees over the next three years, a measure expected to cost the country $50,000,000. The country's limit to accommodate these refugees is limited by several factors, the most often stated of which is the financial burden that we would have to endure.

The Kane Williamson Effect

Kane Williamson may have just turned 25, but he's already a certain pick for the No. 3 position in an All Time Black Caps ODI XI. This article uses an online ODI cricket simulator to look at the effect that the coming of Williamson has had statistically on teams he's been in, and what this could mean at the gambling houses.

How to Make Money on BetFair with ODI CricSim

Computing power gives us the ability to crunch more data looking for patterns than the human mind could ever do on its own. This article uses ODI CricSim, an online one day international cricket simulator, to get an edge on the gambling markets.

New Zealand is Literally More Backwards Than the American South

Be honest - what do you think when someone mentions "The American Deep South"? If you're like most New Zealanders, you will think of toothless, cousin-shagging hicks, lynch mobs, mindless religious hypocrisy, unrepentant gun fetishists, multigenerational trailer park families and the KKK.

The Nuremberg Defence Doesn't Work For the Drug War Either

In the aftermath of World War II, some of the war criminals on the German side were tried for their part in the conflict. The common thread in their defence was that they were only following orders - something that came to be known as the Nuremberg Defence. This was struck down on the grounds that even following orders is no excuse.

Drugs Get Legalised From the Lowest Level of Frequency Upwards

First there was tobacco. This is the lowest frequency of all the common drugs. It is vanishingly rare that someone has an enlightening experience on tobacco. The usual experience is a humiliating descent into physical disease and compulsive behaviour. The best that can be said of it is that it can be an anaesthetic against mild physical pain and against the drudgery of life and the boredom and depression that often comes with it.

Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development and Cannabis Law Reform

In my eight years as a cannabis law reform activist, I've noticed a trend regarding people's attitudes to cannabis law reform. The more strongly a person was against cannabis law reform, the more primitive and childish their moral system was in most other matters not related to cannabis. It turns out that this hunch is backed up by psychological science, in particular Kohlberg's stages of moral development.

Elections Are Black Magic Rituals - Are You a Victim?

The world is made of magic, and many human behaviours that are difficult to understand become more clear when presented in magical terms. If one applies this esoteric lens to the democratic electoral system, it becomes apparent that elections are really rituals of Greater Black Magic.


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