Author: James Higham

Symbolism behind CERN

In 2004, CERN HQ set up a large statue which proved controversial within the scientific establishment. It was a statue of Shiva, given by the Indian government. Virtually no one is happy, for different reasons. Rationalists are not happy because…

Symbolism behind the EU

The obvious question about what appears below is – what the hell has it to do with the EU? The short answer, in terms of what the EU has adopted as its symbols, is “everything”. In terms of what the…

Smoking ban five years on

Call You and Yours, Tuesday 3rd July Call You and Yours, the BBC Radio Four consumer programme, will tomorrow (Tuesday) discuss the smoking ban five years on. Guests will include Simon Clark, director of Forest and the Save Our Pubs &…

The real angel of the West

Never thought I’d ever agree with Damien Hirst [note the first name] but perhaps this would be a great reminder for the UK: Damien Hirst’s 67-foot pregnant Angel of the West: Controversial new landmark set to tower over the Devon…

Green is the old religion

Always useful, I find, to keep hold of one’s old notes – never know when they’re going to come in handy. First, the climate scammer’s post: Of all the blithering nonsense climate deniers throw at the environmental movement, there is…

Sullivan reinstated

Sorry – two posts one after the other but this is an ongoing story at OoL.  Talk about fast and furious of a different kind. You’ll recall the original post about  parachutees Warren and Sullivan in highly entrenched academic positions…

America – for whom the bell tolls

It must be galling, soul-sapping, for American patriots to see the left and its champion Obama caving in to the quisling Them [e.g. the CFR, TLC, banksters]: Part of Obama’s apparent war against U.S. energy independence includes a foreign-aid program…

Blair

What need have we to say anything when it’s all been said for us? Comments on this Blair for Germany abomination he’s been going on with: # There is only one fair penalty for this treasonous mass murderer vermin. #…

Mortar boards at ten paces

The title was a comment by Chuckles on the state of affairs in academia reported at OoL and ignored by all and sundry [except for Greg]. So, it’s now hotted up and there’s a virtual war going on: The man…