Doublethink training.

  I haven’t commented before on Dale Farm because there was something nagging at the back of my mind. It finally connected when a couple of recent reports appeared. Fortean Times (FT280, October 2011 page 20: I only have a…

Avast, me hearties!

Photo [L to R]: Julia, James, Longrider As many of us missed and as Chuckles has now pointed out, September 19th was Talk like a Pirate Day. So all right, we missed that but in Germany, the joke has turned…

A shotgun in every home

In reading about Vincent Cooke, one commenter pointed out that in states where there was gun ownership, the incidences of that sort of robbery were much fewer – the game wasn’t worth the candle so much. That’s right. Here’s a…

Qualifying the obvious

The BBC continually do this in their reporting and I shouldn’t be surprised anymore but if I like others don’t constantly trip them up over this, they’ll keep on doing it. No I don’t think my efforts in this will…

Watch It And Weep…

So, Channel 4 is to launch yet another ‘fly on the wall’ series, this one focussing on an Essex school: Channel 4’s Educating Essex is the most ambitious observational television documentary yet made in a school. The “bog-standard comprehensive” (in…

And then they came for the drinkers…

Yes, drinkers, they’re coming for you now. You really should be aware of this by now, but then you really should have been aware of it long ago when the intolerance was directed at tobacco and the sound of marching…

The Hyperbole Dial Goes All The Way Up To Eleven!

Sue Marsh in CiF on the real cause of ‘disability hate crime’: There is little doubt that disability hate crime is on the rise. *sigh* Really?? A recent Equality and Human Rights Commission report concluded that “people with disabilities in…