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A complete guide to the Malta citizenship sale debate
By: Mark - 27 January 2014 - 2 Comments

This complete guide to the Malta citizenship sale debate tries to show the shades of grey that is the entire debate, beyond the white and the black. [...]

Michael Falzon on the Maltese waitress: an engendered faeces
By: Mark - 04 November 2013 - 8 Comments

Michael Falzon feels entitled to tell us that "the Maltese waitress is an endangered species because we are a spoilt nation". He's dead wrong, of course. [...]

Are the cracks starting to show? (Or am I on crack?)
By: Mark - 04 September 2013 - 0 Comments

Summer might be the silly season in Malta, but the powers that be have decided to go whole hog into madness. Are the cracks starting to show, or am I on crack? [...]

9 Truths about the Racist Arguments we hear about Immigration in Malta
By: Mark - 09 July 2013 - 15 Comments

I'm sick and tired of the same arguments. These are 9 Truths about the Racist Arguments we hear about Immigration in Malta. [...]

Yes, a bridge to Gozo is still a bullshit idea
By: Mark - 14 June 2013 - 3 Comments

When I hear news such as the proposed referendum about the Gozo-Malta bridge or tunnel, I wonder whether it's me who's on psychoactive drugs, or everybody else. [...]

How to get past the Times Of Malta online paywall (and a few extra thoughts about the whole thing)
By: Mark - 14 May 2013 - 25 Comments

How to get past the Times Of Malta online paywall (and a few extra thoughts about the whole thing) [...]

The hunters are wrong, true, but Birdlife are dicks
By: Mark - 04 May 2013 - 4 Comments

Yes, I got it the first time Birdlife, the hunters are evil, they're doing us a disservice by making us all look like complacent butchers, yes hunting is bad. [...]

Screw you contrarians, Boston and Iraq ain’t one and the same
By: Mark - 16 April 2013 - 7 Comments

If these contrarians were concerned with peace in the Middle East I'd listen to them, but they talk of Iraq and Afghanistan to be different, difficult and dicks. [...]

Can Malta Tagħna Lkoll become Malta Tagħna Wkoll?
By: Mark - 11 March 2013 - 7 Comments

I recently asked why Malta Tagħna Lkoll could not also be Malta Tagħna Wkoll. Today I ask this again. Can it go from Malta Tagħna Lkoll to Malta Tagħna Wkoll? [...]

If you don’t vote AD you’ve lost your right to complain
By: Mark - 08 March 2013 - 8 Comments

This blog post is about how, in all senses but the legal, you will have lost your right to complain for the next five years if you tomorrow you don't vote AD. [...]

Why I’m ignoring the ‘Eve of Election Day of Reflection’
By: Mark - 08 March 2013 - 0 Comments

I have decided not to heed the 'day of reflection' imposed upon us today, eve of the election. This is why I protest. [...]

How It Works – Voting in a General Election in Malta
By: Mark - 05 March 2013 - 7 Comments

Since the powers that be want to keep you misinformed and ignorant on the subject, I have taken it upon myself to explain how voting in this country works. [...]

Malta ta’ min?
By: Mark - 07 January 2013 - 3 Comments

In keeping with the crap we've been hearing about the elections, it might be pertinent to launch a new political movement, one that is honest about being based solely on a buzzword which played [...]

Labour still don’t get it
By: Mark - 08 November 2012 - 15 Comments

For all their big talk on Facebook and Twitter, Labour still just don't get it. Team magħqud xejn ħaqq alleċ, ejja ma ndaħħqux. [...]

6 Lessons for Maltese bloggers
By: Mark - 13 September 2012 - 13 Comments

The Maltese blogosphere is alive and well but the actual quality of the blogs themselves is another thing. Here are 6 lessons Maltese bloggers should learn. [...]

We stopped the floods 5 years ago
By: Mark - 04 September 2012 - 4 Comments

5 years ago (it was Monday October 15th according to the Times Of Malta story) government promised to launch the first phase of a flood relief project for the centre of Malta. [...]

So Mintoff’s dead, so what?
By: Mark - 21 August 2012 - 13 Comments

Why I don't care about Dom Mintoff and neither should you (unless you're over 25). Inspired by Philip Leone Ganado. [...]

Happy campers?
By: Mark - 17 August 2012 - 3 Comments

What do I think about the Marsaxlokk campers? Regardless of what they did, we brought this onto ourselves. We didn't say a thing as long as it was convenient to us. [...]

Festas: love them or hate them
By: Mark - 02 August 2012 - 0 Comments

The Maltese summer is dominated by traditional village feasts happening in different towns every weekend. Around 70 festas are held each year in order to celebrate the lives of different saints or religious figures [...]

6 Amusing Errors in the Voucher Magazine
By: Mark - 05 July 2012 - 1 Comment

The typos and horribly mangled usage of the English Language in the Voucher magazine get me hot. Hope you dig them too. [...]