Horrific viewing

Via the Observer blog comes this footage of a police offiver in Palm Beach, Florida, using a taser to subdue a ‘dangerous’ criminal… … a 22 year old woman who’s been stopped for a traffic offence. (Note – requires Quicktime and sound turned on for full effect, so […]

Building Never-Never Land

Okay, after savaging the pro-war left a couple of days ago I think its time I set about courting a bit more controversy and shooting another sacred cow along the way, even if I do it in a rather more considered manner. Q. In this whole escapade that […]

Root Causes and the Lesson of History

On June 28th 1919, Britain, France, Italy and the United State of America force upon Germany what ultimately turned out to be the most inequitable, humiliating and downright stupid political treaty of the 20th Century, the Treaty of Versailles. This one single treaty, which was devised in the […]

You’re not failure, you’re just deferred…

“Deferred success” should replace the idea of failure for low-achieving pupils, a teachers’ organisation will hear at its annual conference. Now I know that a few bloggers have reacted scornfully to this suggestion but just think about for a minute, it actually has it’s merits. Failure is such […]

Tyndall Dead

Former BNP leader John Tyndall has shuffled off this mortal coil and gone to the great cross burning in the sky. Not much more to say really apart from that the reports suggest he died all alone and there’s one less Nazi in the world – which is […]

Could he with reason murmur at his case,

…himself sole author of his own disgrace? William Cowper So passes into ignominy the career of Sir Roy Meadow, eminent professor, paediatrician and as lousy an expert witness as has had the misfortune to grace our legal system in some considerable time. Of course misfortune is a relative […]

There’s nowt like hypocrisy…

Been busy today so bloggage time has been very limited. Still I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to comment on the BCC reporting that the leaders of 100 Black churches will be staging a rally against the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill, which gets its third reading in […]

Well there’s a surprise…

Hey, hey, hey. Our dear friends at the Safety Elephant’s department have produced a nice little guide to the ‘benefits’ of introducing identity cards I’ll rip this apart take a look at this in more detail later, but just on a cursory look this document is of much […]

w00t! Europe does the right thing

Just once in while, a bunch of politicians get together and get something right, like today when the European Parliament decided to throw out the Computer Implemented Inventions Directive. Translating that into English, it would have meant that software ‘inventions’ could be patented, killing off innovation and allowing […]

Buzzwording the Unthinkable

One of the great political truisms of the modern age is that whenever a Government department, usually with some sort of think-tank in tow, announces that its being allowed to ‘think the unthinkable’ whatever follows that statement is going to be: a. Deeply unpopular, and b. So full […]