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…

The Spy at the Checkout

One of the things I’ve noted at Sainsbury’s is the plethora of targets. Quite rightly, they aim for customer satisfaction. However, I wonder if the people responsible for targets have ever really looked at the service from the customer’s point…

Apotapocakettle

It’s an apocalypse, I tell you!   Thanks to Big Journalism and The Other McCain we distant Brits are introduced to a perfect summation of the American branch of the international Leftie elite’s ‘thinking’ about Weinergate, as they point their…

Strange Comment…

This one: The robbery occurred on Thursday at 6.50pm, just before the 7pm service.Detective Sergeant Paul Langley of Accrington Police said Rev Leech accepted that it was opportunistic crime and that she wasn’t ‘targeted’ because of her church connections. Would…

Poisoned Chalice?

Vaccinations are a wonderful thing and quite cost effective in a modern industrial/technological society. After all who wants the workforce to die off before it actually has a chance to work? However vaccinations in a struggling, debt ridden, drought ridden…

For the Money.

A long ramble. Tea and biscuits at the ready… In the dying days of my last employment – I was one of a department that closed, so we were all made redundant – my ex-boss’s parting speech included a particularly…

Education

Not all of us in higher education are raving left-wing idealogues with an axe to grind. Some of us actually care about the subjects that we are teaching, and would like some respect for that. This view is very nicely…

Douglas Carswell – an Enigma?

When asked to name an MP who believes in independence from the EU and small government, encapsulating the ability of local people to decide how their own society should function, most people with only a passing interest in politics would,…

And Clearly, The Judge Has No Brain Activity…

A drug trafficker caught carrying heroin only days after being freed from prison has been spared a return to jail – because he has no heartbeat. OMG! Zombie drug dealers! The ‘Daily Mail’ will go berserk… Jonathan Hibbs, 36, has…

Dying for the toilet

Or almost dying, anyway. Meet Michelle Egglestone of Ballarat, a town in regional Victoria an hour or so west of Melbourne. Going for a quick number one could have killed her and in fact did inflict some pretty horrific injuries.…

Spot the difference

There are those who claim that a payment only counts as ‘tax’ if it is paid to the government and dismiss my notion that there is such a thing as ‘privately collected tax’. So can anybody tell me what the…