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…

Rockets from Gaza

The news: Two rockets from Gaza fell in Israel’s South on Monday evening, just after the IDF’s Home Front Command informed local authorities that the threat level was now reduced.  The rockets fell four days after coordinated terror attacks in…

Misleading the public

Global warming, climate change, Climate disruption the pot of gold at the end of a research grant, to keep the money flowing you need to prove it’s happening, even when it isn’t. So you need good headlines and scare stories…

An Assault on Liberty

I see that salt is once more on the menu. Dick Puddlecote points us to this. High dietary salt has detrimental effects on blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes. The question, say Francesco Cappuccio and colleagues, is not whether to reduce…

Spoilsports R Us..?

For 15 years the children of Wychwood Primary have entertained themselves with crates given to them by the local milkman. Countless numbers of imaginery (sic) cars, ships and dens have been made out of the 25 crates. Oh, gawd! You…

Raising Better Sheep…

A tenant has been evicted from her home after repeatedly refused to clear up her eyesore garden. Hurrah! It’s not, after all, as if she wasn’t given every opportunity to not be evicted… Last year, she was warnedthat if she…

For the children

https://app.box.com/shared/o14z2b7jyq A long time back, Prodicus ran a post I’ve now probably quoted a dozen times- last time I checked it out in some detail and found that he appeared to be correct about it. The problem with running any…

The beginnings of the Ministry of Truth

History, that which tells us who we are and where we’re from, often enough hated by those who want us to be something that they want, fairly often reinterpreted by  various academicians to whitewash away inconvenient facts which ought to…

Whatever Happened To ‘Moderation In All Things’?

Sarah Ditum (freelance writer) on the recent study of ‘toddler tantrums’: A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health has recently turned its attention to the phenomenon of the supermarket tantrum – a phenomenon so soul-piercing…

Women’s commuting raises other issues

It was possibly meant as a holiday filler, more likely as another post to show us just how much women do and men don’t have to: Commuting Stresses Women More Than Men‎ Medical News Today Commuting is ‘more stressful for…