Author: James Higham

Paying crims not to commit crimes

Not sure there are adequate words for this and I’m really not trying to outdo Julia: http://davidthompson.typepad.com/davidthompson/2016/02/lunch-money-surrendered.html The Council of the District of Columbia approved legislation Tuesday that would pay residents in the nation’s capital for not committing crimes. No,…

Echoes of William Jenner return to haunt us

Trolls and disarray are the name of the game: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/leaveeu-write-to-mps-about-their-ongoing-struggle-against-rivals-vote-leave-a6855071.html The Tory Eurosceptics have a nerve, having done nothing substantial, except piecemeal, e.g. Carswell leaving, for the Brexit cause. And they then have the barefaced cheek to say they’re “leading”…

Why grammar schools failed

Head of Ofsted has his Mandy Rice-Davies moment. Many readers, of course, are unimpressed: 1.  The flaw in the Wilshaw argument is clearly seen in his own words quote, – It can work, if schools have great leadership it can…

How to make friends and influence people

Children as young as 13 to be asked whether they are ‘gender fluid’, ‘demi-girl’ or ‘intersex’: Official survey asks pupils to pick from a list of TWENTY-FIVE genders Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, is committing a gross crime against the…

The real fanatics

This is in response to commenter Rickie who wrote, of church people: I reckon most are creepy or odd, misfits, oddballs not to mention downright evil in some cases. I was sent to church every week until I was 16,…

The Beloved Leader

Saw something very interesting the other day – a picture of a beast, maybe a caribou, maybe another large bovine, surrounded by wolves who were growling and teeth-baring and the caption was about how it survived. Trick apparently was to…

What would Elijah recommend?

Isis razes to ground the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq, satellite images show Why?  Elijah features in their book. All right, applying a little logic here, as the text says: The monastery had survived as a place of Christian worship…