Author: James Higham

Is street action efficacious?

The supposedly out of control riots: Spokesman Justin Karasick said the hospital had tended to four stabbings, eight head wounds, and four or five lacerations by late evening. As well, another 30 to 40 people were treated at the General…

Incompetence or criminal negligence?

An interesting issue, these floods and one which starkly illustrates the conservative, left-liberal divide. First the facts, as stated by both sides: Some sixty years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) began the process of taming the Missouri…

President Bachmann?

Never underestimate the power of a pretty woman to divide and [sometimes] conquer. Segie was a case in point. The greatest barriers to a woman getting to the N1 spot include: 1. Perception as a lightweight. This is not helped…

Orphans of Liberty down

From last evening until this morning, Orphans was experiencing problems. It began with a refusal to allow even us into pages without the appropriate certificate and then this morning just crashed. We have started up a parallel or back-up site…

“Choose” … interesting word

MSNBC In two posts, here and here, AK Haart “chooses” to discuss the English word “choose”. Semantics? Well at first it may appear so but thinking it through, perhaps it’s the underpinning of all political coercion, punishment and human behaviour…

The public debt swindle

Is the Government its own biggest creditor? October 15, 2010 In June the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that the Government’s interest payments on its debts would be a whopping £43.3Billion this financial year. Part of this interest is payable…

Dr Sean Gabb on Home Schooling

Sean Gabb has given permission for his article on homeschooling [2004] to be extensively quoted below and that is followed by a couple of recent comments on the state of play in 2011, followed by my summary on where this…