We are sheep led astray?

“Democracy’s a very fragile thing. You have to take care of democracy. As soon as you stop being responsible to it and allow it to turn into scare tactics, it’s no longer democracy, is it? It’s something else. It may…

Nudge and Organ Donation (Cross Post)

We are back to that bugbear, organ donation. From tomorrow if you are applying for a new or replacement driving licence, you have to answer a compulsory question regarding organ donation. The idea isn’t new. There was a question on the…

Organ Donors: What happened to “NO”?

The new questions on the Driving License Form regarding organ donations, are as follows: Yes, I would like to register  I do not wish to answer this question now; or I am already registered on the NHS Organ Donor Register.…

Those Pesky Anarchists

Note: Since writing this, things moved on so the post has been updated to reflect those changes. Obnoxio had better be watching his Ps and Qs, the police are out to get him, it seems… What should you do if…

Rock-a-bye baby, on the tree top…

Now that some time has elapsed since the Norwegian shootings and the much overshadowed bomb explosion(s?) – also known in the mainstream media as ultra-right wing Christian terrorism linked to groups like the EDL (whether it is true or not)…

WTC7 – controlled demolition or not?

Definitions NIST is the governmental body which brought out the report on 911 and in particular, the structural side to WTC7. WTC7 is the term used throughout the article and its discussion for the building discussed. Wiki says: 7 World Trade…

“Cruelty is fed, not weakened, by tears”

So sayeth Publilius Syrus, Roman author: Neighbour Adele Butterworth, 23, said: ‘I know there are other people besides those in the dock who should be feeling guiltyfor the way they treated Gemma.‘She just wanted to be accepted so badly that…

US Spending Junkies Applauded in British Press

The Observer, this Sunday, excels itself in stupidity. The paper writes: The 2010 congressional election campaign was dominated by the Tea Party but the populist movement then appeared to fade, seemingly absorbed by the Republican mainstream. Earlier this year, in…

This is justice?

Courts do some weird things when making judgements, they’ll use past precedents and even occasionally as in admiralty courts use the judgement of other nations. Sometimes though they do something which produces a Gah!! moment. When a judgement they hand…

Solving the childhood obesity epidemic

Persuade them all to starve themselves to death. Almost 600 children below the age of 13 have been treated in hospital for eating disorders in the past three years, new figures have revealed. The statistics include 197 children between the…