Fighting back

It’s looking increasingly likely that the ridiculous plain tobacco packaging plan is going to happen in Australia – coming to a country near YOU soon – but it’s also having a positive effect in that people and businesses are at…

President Bachmann?

Never underestimate the power of a pretty woman to divide and [sometimes] conquer. Segie was a case in point. The greatest barriers to a woman getting to the N1 spot include: 1. Perception as a lightweight. This is not helped…

”If we could talk to the animals….”

…it’d be a horrific abuse of their rights. Apparently…. Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin has launched a stinging attack on the research of a visiting American academic and has urged students in the south to boycott her lecture. *gets…

Orphans of Liberty down

From last evening until this morning, Orphans was experiencing problems. It began with a refusal to allow even us into pages without the appropriate certificate and then this morning just crashed. We have started up a parallel or back-up site…

The Spy at the Checkout

One of the things I’ve noted at Sainsbury’s is the plethora of targets. Quite rightly, they aim for customer satisfaction. However, I wonder if the people responsible for targets have ever really looked at the service from the customer’s point…

Apotapocakettle

It’s an apocalypse, I tell you!   Thanks to Big Journalism and The Other McCain we distant Brits are introduced to a perfect summation of the American branch of the international Leftie elite’s ‘thinking’ about Weinergate, as they point their…

Strange Comment…

This one: The robbery occurred on Thursday at 6.50pm, just before the 7pm service.Detective Sergeant Paul Langley of Accrington Police said Rev Leech accepted that it was opportunistic crime and that she wasn’t ‘targeted’ because of her church connections. Would…

Poisoned Chalice?

Vaccinations are a wonderful thing and quite cost effective in a modern industrial/technological society. After all who wants the workforce to die off before it actually has a chance to work? However vaccinations in a struggling, debt ridden, drought ridden…

For the Money.

A long ramble. Tea and biscuits at the ready… In the dying days of my last employment – I was one of a department that closed, so we were all made redundant – my ex-boss’s parting speech included a particularly…

Education

Not all of us in higher education are raving left-wing idealogues with an axe to grind. Some of us actually care about the subjects that we are teaching, and would like some respect for that. This view is very nicely…