Tag: Lifestyle

Waybuloo what is acceptable

Ah yes – the tree Let’s start with the Mail piece on the parents’ outcry on how “they’ve” wrecked Waybuloo: BBC bosses decided to overhaul the programme to try and appeal to older children – bringing in Dave Lamb, best…

Don’t use the cu** word

Now here’s a good one from the Gaston Gazette, via This is True: This is no longer cute: Emanyea Lockett, 9, was suspended from Brookside Elementary School in Gastonia, N.C., for what the school’s principal described as sexual harassment. His…

File-sharing now an official religion

An African correspondent, Rowan Hutchinson, sends this touching tale of the new church in Sweden: From TorrentFreak by Ernesto All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities, and the situation in Sweden is no…

Without a Hint of irony

Jane Clare Jones manages to find a feminist cause even when reviewing television programmes. In this case, the opening episode of Steven Moffat’s Sherlock Holmes. This one has a female protagonist, but she just isn’t Guardian enough. What follows is…

Janus

There’s nothing particularly exciting about 2011 in my eyes, except this and 2012 will be where most eyes will be trained. This evening we could be, as a society, forgiven for being morose, depressed, wishing to bring to trial and…

Who needs teachers?

This post follows a series I’m running at my place about the desperate situation in education, the last one being here and another due at midday today. The short answer to: “Who needs teachers?” in today’s environment is “no one”, particularly…

To our readers

Orphans of Liberty would like to thank you all for your patronage since its inception and the fact that we’re still alive and kicking at this moment must say something, we suppose. To mark the occasion – a little festive…

Enemies of the State

If you had any doubt that the government considers you a terrorist then read this article with video from the US. It’ll be applicable to the UK where our government is pretty well aligned with the US and will happily…

Complain and be heard

When I was younger I used to read the history books about Jews being transported in cattle wagons to the camps and from there to the gas chambers. It horrified me and I could never understand why they would all…

Medicine – from Saul Alinsky to EBM

There is SeanGabb’s view, of course [H/T Revolution Harry]: “Something we should leave substantially alone is the welfare state. The main assumption behind which the Enemy Class justifies its looting of the taxpayers is that any cuts in public spending…

Technology for Control Freaks

Stalin wanted this but the technology just wasn’t there. His UK disciples have picked up the baton and are well down the path with it. This is just one of the reasons our government is making the installation of SMART…

Life mirrors art

Life Mirrors Art is unoriginal but apt … or to mix references, which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Bloggers pick up on trends and post on them. Some pick up trends early, some come to nothing, other trends…

Marriage is one man and one woman

The name which immediately springs to mind is Martin Niemöller. It’s difficult to explain what’s wrong with Featherstone’s move from a scriptural perspective because most people have either not read or have rejected scripture. It’s easier to argue against from…