Author: James Higham

Doris

Currently enjoying the charms of Doris in these windy isles – how are you managing today? Scene below was on Twitter just now, seems a bit windy over there.

South Africa [2]

Perceptions or reality? This is the issue we’re grappling with on South Africa. Hard to argue with a South African who says he was able to walk about Joburg with impunity decades ago, kept to safe areas after dark a…

Apartheid

This picture below is supposedly of Olympic Park, Melbourne, in 1971, a violent protest against Verwoerd’s policy of apartheid. Links from Chuckles before we begin: http://rahowadirectory.com/sacreativity/changing-history-the-verwoerd-assassination/ And different background – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hendrik_Verwoerd http://www.sahistory.org.za/sites/default/files/DC/asjan59.1/asjan59.1.pdf Mention’s been made on this blog before that…

Drain the paedo swamp

The Good Lord Above, be there such an entity, makes use of the strangest tools – witness Saul of Tarsus. Now He’s apparently using the Orange Emperor. Nice take here on Vox’s site, via Chuckles:

Doctor Who – tell me it isn’t so!

I looked it/he/she up: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/doctor-strange-whitewashing-an-open-letter-tilda-swinton-958212 For once, I’m so shocked, I can’t find the words to express just how bad this is, just how that show has been hijacked – a kids’ show by the way, and wrecked beyond all…

The control of information

Here is what I read at about 05:00 this morning: Relying on Twitter, Facebook and Google to provide you with a balanced view is not recommended. Social Media of this type can lead to an internalised bubble of thoughts that…

Unreasonable people

Consider this: Convicted killer who escaped to the UK during a 20-year jail term in Albania is now back in Britain and running a car wash in Leicester after being deported in 2009 And this: Widow of scientist killed by…

Ann Barnhardt

At lectures and symposia, you cannot get away with waffling, even assisted by Powerpoint slides. That also applies to blogposts – there are limits. Ann Barnhardt ignores that and yet she puts together a quite cogent argument [vid at the…