COVID-19: How Accurate Is the Death Toll?

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken the world by storm, and the response - particularly the lockdowns worldwide and the resulting economic damage - has been unprecedented.  However, there are concerns about the official death toll (currently 516,210); many believe China is intentionally underreporting its COVID-19 deaths (and there are those who argue that … Continue reading COVID-19: How Accurate Is the Death Toll?

Iron Man

Blockbusters Reviewed

Welcome to the 35th edition of My Fortnightly Movie/TV Thoughts! Last fortnight, I reviewed Lucifer(2016-present). This fortnight, I’m reviewing:

  • Iron Man (2008), rated M for action violence
  • Iron Man 2 (2010), rated M for action violence

Those are the Australian ratings; the American ones are:

  • Iron Man – PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content
  • Iron Man 2 – PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language

As usual, I’ll give the trailers and a clip each at the end.

And as usual, I offer the following disclaimer, just to be on the safe side:


Iron Man

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The Spanish Transition to Democracy

Spain is nowadays a democratic constitutional monarchy; but roughly 40 years ago, it was just emerging from a fascist dictatorship created by Francisco Franco, and governed by him for many years.  The change was spearheaded by none other than Franco's chosen successor, King Juan Carlos I, who had given every indication of loyalty to Franco's … Continue reading The Spanish Transition to Democracy