Author: James Higham

Trust

Slashdot notes that Hugh Pickens reports that: “Ron Fournier and Sophie Quinton write in the National Journal that seven in 10 Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track; eight in 10 are dissatisfied with the way the…

Fast and furious

Nice confirmation of the existence of Them in Fast and Furious: From the vid: … and so for them to act like they’ve never talked … they have these deep-seated relationships going back to the Clinton administration and when Janet…

Behind the headlines

Two headlines said more than they said, if it can be put that way: Au revoir, Sarkozy! Au revoir, austerity! New Euro crisis as French and Greeks reject cuts and vote for return to ruinous spending … and: Hollande victory…

Citizens Advice and hypocrisy

Yesterday I wrote a post directed to a woman in Australia who’s been appointed by the AFL, at football patrons’ expense, to stop discrimination among footballers. In her article, she goes on about “the alpha male” using terms like having…

French support British

You didn’t read that wrongly. Just caught a report in le figaro on the tasteless Argentinian ad everyone’s now probably seen. As the French have traditionally been opposed to British territorial interests, I groaned and had a look at the…

Mensch – cry misandry

You just knew it had to be Menschioned, didn’t you? You knew it couldn’t just be let go. Take three or four reasons why this can’t be allowed to rest – choose from, say, misogyny, hatred of all women, that…

Beef

What is it with beef? You can have a meal with chicken – yep, it’s nice. You can eat roast duck – yummy with julienned cucumbers and onion, in a pancake and with hoisin sauce. That’s better. But it’s only…

Iceland copying western folly

Sigh: According to the poll, a young woman, Þóra Arnórsdóttir (37), will win the election. The reason for voters favoring her is not that the current president is unpopular or has done a bad job. The reason lies in the…

Science in the courtroom

“How Science Works,” written by David Goodstein, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at CalTech, is one of those pieces almost none of us know about and yet the ramifications of his little tome spread far and wide. A Slashdot…

Google and children

Parents to blame if children view porn online, says Google Yep, Google are right on this occasion. And the very first comment I also subscribe to: Good for Google. Whether you agree with the statement or not one can’t deny…

Palestine

This began as a reply to Dearieme, a commenter known in our corner of the sphere, who said certain things about the antiquity of Palestine. Then I noted Churchmouse’s: Longrider’s fine and wonderfully concise post on voter dissatisfaction … ……

Feed the monkey

Not sure how we stand re copyright but here was one sent a while back: Combine that with a link sent yesterday about the “feeding the monkey” NASA joke: NASA decided they’d finally send a man up in a capsule…