Punishing The Wrong People…

A court observer said: ‘The judge seemed annoyed at the way the case had been handled and the prevailing feeling was that he handed out such a derisory fine as a means of making his displeasure clear.’ Well, thanks, judge!…

Wot, No Sex Offenders Register..?

(Sam) Armstrong approached the teenagers – believed to be aged around 15 and 16 – and asked them if they wanted to have sex with him. He then took them to a building near a railway line and took turns…

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Meanwhile, with eyes on the birth certificate, Osama and as Obama fails to tackle immigration, a certain constitutional issue is also being played out as Barry goes for the power grab: The bill reduces the number of presidential appointments that…

Resistance is futile

Multiculturalism was doomed to failure almost from its inception, that which divides us cannot unite us after all. But it was the insistence of well meaning (in some cases) politicians who allowed certain cultures to be above criticism and to…

Bloggers disappearing content

It’s a strange feeling.  Almost like a part of the blogosphere has been amputated, excised, guillotined even. A quick trawl around Blogspot hosted blogs shows that content posted after 11th May has gone missing. Commenting is impossible unless comments are…

Blogger’s self-inflicted woes

I find it quite amusing that blog reading has just about stopped since that mighty engine of the internet and shining example of the power of cloud computing – Blogger, has been titsup.com for approaching 48hrs now. Yet tiny garage shoestring operations…

Re: Citizen’s Income

About six years ago, being mathematically minded and a simplification campaigner, I sat down and ground through all the dozens of welfare payments – some means tested, others universal, some conditional, some unconditional, some restricted to people over a certain…

Don’t worry, your charity money’s safe.

At the risk of becoming the bloke who moans about charities, here’s another one.   The BBC, that bastion of unbiased broadcast news, gives us a report that child poverty figures are falling in the UK. You may know my…

What’s it all about… money?

Still struggling to get my head around the concept of money. Not the normal everyday concept, in which I emulate the great Dylan Thomas’ economic strategy – I do some work, produce something, someone else gives me money for it…