Author: James Higham

Say No to the Big Three

# It needs a token webpage as a focal point, no forum, no blog, just a short statement in simple wording, in three lines or less. # It needn’t be “run” or maintained – the message either goes viral or it…

Behind the headlines

While Julia, Longrider, so many other authors and I bang on ad infinitum about the PCishness gripping society, newspaper headlines are employed to underscore and reinforce the ills: US overcomes the crisis as UK sinks into the swamp So we’re…

The Death of Pretty

Lord Somber, an artist in his own right, sends an article by Pat Archbold on the “death of pretty”. We’re not a society of brilliant peacocks and dull peahens, we’re not a society where the men sartorially strut their stuff…

Adam Smith

Thought this a most significant take on Adam Smith who, like all great ideas people who’ve influenced humanity, has been partly read and misread as has been people’s wont and their own prejudices: Smith saw economics as a branch of…

Waybuloo what is acceptable

Ah yes – the tree Let’s start with the Mail piece on the parents’ outcry on how “they’ve” wrecked Waybuloo: BBC bosses decided to overhaul the programme to try and appeal to older children – bringing in Dave Lamb, best…

Employment and benefits

I’m currently tied up in a series of one-day courses and while they need to be studied for, they’re also very interesting indeed and give a good overview of what’s in the pipeline re debt, employment and benefits [the latter…

The feral underclass

This is why blogging is so hard to get away from. In the post on Cu**s, I left a link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083507/Boy-10-arrested-attack-female-teachers-leaves-broken-leg-dislocated-kneecap.html#ixzz1ir1nl2Rp … and then went to the link. Under that was a comment: This is what happens when you pay…

Don’t use the cu** word

Now here’s a good one from the Gaston Gazette, via This is True: This is no longer cute: Emanyea Lockett, 9, was suspended from Brookside Elementary School in Gastonia, N.C., for what the school’s principal described as sexual harassment. His…

File-sharing now an official religion

An African correspondent, Rowan Hutchinson, sends this touching tale of the new church in Sweden: From TorrentFreak by Ernesto All around the world file-sharers are being chased by anti-piracy outfits and the authorities, and the situation in Sweden is no…

Neighbourhood can replace the family?

Naturally, at Christmas, Churchmouse put out a post about the Queen’s Christmas speech, in which he wrote: She spoke about the importance of the traditional family structure and reviewed events in the Royal Family’s own life — including the two…

We are a house divided

Time and time again, you can see pundits falling into the same traps when they don’t see the 3rd force in politics. Take Ironies Too’s Sherman Act post, wanting to extend the anti-trust legislation to the G20 and the EU.…