Author: James Higham

Women in the military

It was summed up by Fred Reed, ex navy brat and war correspondent: The problem is not that we have women in the military. There are women in the services who have jobs they can do, who do them well,…

Circumventing common law

Quick one in passing, via IPJ. How Common Law is being undermined, using the legal system. On the 29th April 1991 a meeting was held between Lord Fraser (the Lord Advocate), Lord Roger (the Solicitor General), Duncan Lowe (the Crown…

Insanity

Exhibit A: Exhibit B: The latest version of Apple OS doesn’t support older versions of MS Word. Instead, Apple wants to sell you its own word processing program, Page. Over at National Review, Mona Charen discovers a gender-specific problem with…

Truths

What we have here is essentially a whole lot of conflicting truths or truths which either intersect or are tangential and often are mutually exclusive, which doesn’t make them any less the truth for a’ that. The analogy I can…

The illusion of peace

Not bad at all: Once upon a time it was treasonous to oppose wars, now it is virtually mandatory to do so. Today it is treasonous to oppose peace processes, no matter how ill-founded, how senseless and how pointless they…

Electroshock of minors

The following [H/T IPJ] is contained within a Draft Bill prepared by the Western Australian Mental Health Commission: * CHILDREN OF ANY AGE TO CONSENT TO STERILISATION: If a psychiatrist decides that a child (under 18 years) has sufficient maturity,…

Topics few will touch

EU wants law to enforce minimum quotas for women in the boardroom There’s a double-whammy here. The innocent sounding “quotas” seems fair but: 1. as most people know, it should be about talent, not numbers; 2. the women waiting to…

Effing lunacy again

Have you noticed an incredible sameness to the type, wherever they are worldwide? For example, have you ever wondered how Harman came to be known as Harbag? If we can get past the initial lunacy, the last bit’s kinda sweet…

Censorship again

Groan: A “human error” carried out by the police resulted in thousands of websites being completely blocked at the DNS level yesterday. Danish visitors to around 8,000 sites including Google and Facebook were informed that the sites were being blocked…