Well this is sick

I like freedom of speech, it enables me to have a go on my blog and in various comments at anyone who piques my ire. Occasionally though someone does something somewhere which is a bit sick, or often enough more…

Curious doings in the U.S. and Canada

Cherie sent me a piece by an American Patriot and at first sight I was sceptical about the alleged nefariousness, on the grounds that parts of it weren’t corroborated. Didn’t make them wrong but dangerous to just assume, no matter…

Pollyworld: a glimmer of light at last? Nope.

No, don’t get too excited. Oh, you weren’t. Remember the Polly Conundrum: ‘Is she a moron or a liar?’ Hm, tricky. Polly Toynbee, rousing the comrades to continue flogging their dead horse fighting the class war, writes without a trace of…

Rubbish ideas

A week ago I posted here on the subject of unintended but not unforeseeable consequences, and how the decision in South Australia to ban supermarkets from giving or selling polythene carrier bags to their customers, many of which would go…

Wonder if it will happen over here

Taking a photograph used to be an innocent passtime, well at least until our authoritarian politicians and their civil servants started to place increasing strictures on what you can and cannot take pictures of.  Police will often use a section…

A Little Reminder…

This story isn’t exactly new, however it is always sensible to remind ourselves from time to time that incompetence combined with obsessive jobsworthery, blind subservience to technology to the exclusion of facts, evidence and plain common sense are the enemies of liberty.…

What value maturing mortgages?

The crisis in Britain’s property market must surely now take centre stage as the artificial recovery based solely upon printed money is seen by the majority to be the complete illusion it always was. Back in September 2008, when it…

I’m Not Following This Tax Malarky

Let me first say I have never studied economics and I am an indifferent mathematician ( C grade at O’level 1981) So may be I’m missing some point here. Families face £60 rise in plane tickets to make up tax-shortfall…

Technology – Yr Doin’ It Wrong…

Oh, I do love it when a newspaper announces a technological use, and gets it wrong. I love it, because it happens so often… Pensioners on mobility scooters could be tracked by satellite as part of radical plans to use technology to…