Author: JuliaM

Angry about the state of my country, I started commenting in about 2004, and finally blogging for myself in 2008, and so, here we are! I blog as 'JuliaM' though at CiF and other sites, my handle is 'thylacosmilus'. Don't worry, I only bite fools and leftwingers.

Vital Issues That Occupy Modern Feminism

The Mary Sue picked up that Wonder Woman has partnered with a weight loss brand titled, rather painfully, thinkThin. Really, it’s hard to think of any brand that embodies the spirit Wonder Woman less (sic) than thinkThin. A martial arts gym…

Maybe Resistance Truly Is Futile…

This is one of those situations where neither side is wrong in their arguments. Oh, really…? According to a report in the Toronto Star, Troller had been driving around with it for two years, and it was accompanied by a…

“Curses! I’d Have Gotten Away With It If Not For…”

“…those meddling commenters below the line!”   “It is quite simply a damning indictment of our justice system that a woman recognised by the courts as being ‘fragile and vulnerable’, with no legal representation, can be imprisoned for 26 weeks…

Brave New (Tech) World…

Martha Lane Fox has a dream… Perhaps, as I have worked in the internet sector my whole life, I view things through biased eyes. But it seems to me that our digital economy must be at the centre of all…

The Fairer Sex…

Female serial criminals will be helped to put a stop to their trail of offending after a windfall of Government cash. The money will be spent over three years in Sussex to crack down on the number of repeat offences…

Never Explain, Never Apologise

HGV driver Clive Taylor, from Astley Bridge, sent The Bolton News a picture of an overspilling bin in Vernon Street and says it has become a common sight around the town since the streamlined bins were introduced last year. And…

Voices From A Doomed Society…

Several hundred Swedes have joined Islamic State militants in recent years, making the country second only to Belgium as a source of European recruits to the “caliphate”. “I can understand why people are asking whether Sweden has been too open,…

It’s Not ‘Your Share’…

Dial, based in Southernhay, Basildon, is the latest south Essex charity to go after Basildon Council withdrew crucial funding. Jan Stevens, the charity’s boss, said: “We are very, very upset. We are due to shut at the end of April.…