Generic advice – 1

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”: Longrider’s latest on health fascism set me to thinking how we could ease the recycling burden if we constructed a permanent health page to replace the tree-killing repetitions of good advice in the…

Reality is for the proles

Australia has won the race to be the most feeble and subservient country on the planet by agreeing to cover all tobacco products in plain packaging, as if the colour of the packet makes any difference at all to anyone…

The NHS can cure the Country!

I was just coming up to school age when the NHS began. My first experience of its effects on society came shortly afterwards, when my Mother nearly died of double pneumonia, and was initially refused a prescription of penicillin. This…

Media

Sackerson Muses on the media, it’s affects on our perception of reality and how we can be conditioned by it. This is a subject I’ve mused on myself in the past. We live in an age that is very much…

The mighty falling?

Watching the furore over the downfall and arrest of the current IMF chief with a grim smile.  Apparently this guy has had four highly placed media people covering up, obfuscating and tacitly condoning his alleged sexual misbehaviours.  First thought; he…

Conspiracy

What makes a crime? To me a crime is something that involves a victim. Interfering with a person or their property. British law also defines many victimless crimes. How about planning a crime? Is that a crime in itself? If…

The machine starts

The movement against democratic change is gathering momentum. 1. We have just seen a lying campaign against the Alternative Vote, in which it was claimed that it was all too complicated and expensive and would result in (name of political…

The Market Will Provide…

For most slimmers a visit to the local takeaway is an absolute no-no. But not if you live in Padiham, where a chippy has started serving up dishes for dieters alongside fish and chips. What?! Is this some new council…