Tag: World

Oh, Dominique, I Think You Do Know….

…you just don’t want to say it out loud: A new obstacle to scientific literacy may be emerging, according to a paper in the journal Science by two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers. Oh, really? In an experiment mentioned in the…

I Haven’t Laughed So Much Since…

…well, since the last blue-on-blue: Staff are striking in Amnesty offices across the globe, and a vote of no-confidence has been passed in its leadership. Ahahahahahahahaha….. *breathes* …hahahahahaha! The increasingly bitter crisis comes as cuts of £2.5m are being implemented…

Coming Soon, To A Police Farce Near You?

The police should be given greater powers to hack into private computers in their efforts to combat cyber crime, according to a concept briefing for parliament… What..?! … by justice minister Ivo Opstelten. Oh. Whew! No need to worry that…

Well, Are All Civilisations Equal?

Pierre Haski’s article in CiF on the French elections contains this little gem: But Le Pen’s success is also, as Hollande suggested in his first speech on Sunday night, the responsibility of Nicolas Sarkozy who played with fire in his…

A Bad Taste In The Mouth…

…that’s what I have this morning. And no, it’s not through overindulging last night, either. It’s from reading the ‘Guardian’: “It is unacceptable to us,” said Rakesh Sonawane, Bidve’s brother-in-law. “They say the investigation is still pending, the charge sheet…

America Abandons Europe

Sixty-one years to this day since the film clip that follows was made, the US Secretary for Defence, Robert Gates, now retiring having served under  both George Bush and Barak Obama, has given notice that the US can no longer…