Tag: US

Out Of The Mouths Of… Errr…

Twenty-three-year-old Dominique Pleasant is sitting nearby with her two daughters. They’re all drinking cans of cola. Like more than a quarter of people in the Bronx, Dominique qualifies for food stamps. “Food stamps is free money from the government to…

Same same but different

I’ve often criticised Britain’s political parties for so often being so similar that it really makes no difference which one you vote for, but it’s worth pointing out that the same applies in other countries. At the weekend I was…

Maybe The ‘Teflon Don’* Is Right?

The ‘Mail’ invites us to gasp at the audacity of Arran Coghlan, as he challenges the Coroner’s Court and seemingly disrespects their holy authority: There were dramatic scenes as Mr Coghlan was ordered to respect the court. He responded by saying:…

Scent Voice Of A Woman…

Siri, the digital PA on Apple’s latest iPhone, is female in the US and male in the UK. Let the conspiracy theories begin! Apple has declined to commenton the reasoning behind this, but theories abound.Stephen Ebbett, of gadget insurer Protectyourbubble.com,…

California Dreamin’ Madness

SE Smith on an incident that has apparently ‘made headlines around the world’ despite the fact that it is the first time I’ve heard of it, and I’m a bit of a news junkie… On 5 July, police officers in…

Non-permitted discrimination

From the US, a story of religious discrimination. Yes, another one. Click for linky “Growing up in this country where the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of religion, I felt let down,” Khan, now a college student studying political science,…