The Inconvenient Anniversary…

Jonathan Freedland thinks it’s time we all put 9/11 behind us: When the artist Art Spiegelman told his story of 9/11 in a graphic novel, he called it In the Shadow of No Towers. It was an arresting thought, the…

WTC7 ten years after

NIST not only got it’s science wrong but according to David Chandler, member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, it also did so fraudulently. Let’s not bother, at this point, with pundits who sweep in, say they couldn’t be…

Remembering those important dates

* Bad language warning: in this post I live up to my name and include a Penn & Teller clip – the F-bomb will be dropped * This weekend marks a date we’ll all be expected to remember. The papers…

Obstacles to perception [3]

Part 2 is here. Part 3 concerns the next stage in the nobbling of society. The truly dastardly things which are done are done behind closed doors, by faceless men and women, with bureaucratic penstrokes.  A little change here, a…

A Taste of Direct Democracy – or Not

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed the badge in the sidebar linking to an e-petition on the smoking ban. E-petitions seem to be the flavour of the month at the moment. The more cynical among us are skeptical about…

It’s still not justice

I blogged not so long ago about a 72 year old florist being arrested for stabbing and killing someone who was trying to rob his shop. Well after one and a half months he’s finally had the charges dropped. BBC.…

Who said that? Oh. Well, OK, then.

The Telegraph’s Alexis Dormany is suspicious of people like your humble servant who are anonymous on the web, behind noms de plume. Very… unsettling. He is torn between castigating megacorps for wanting to know everything about their customers and damning the…

Daily Worship in Schools

I’d almost forgotten that the daily worship in school assembly was a legal requirement until reminded by Aunty. Apparently, many schools aren’t bothering with it anymore in direct contravention of the law. Frankly, this doesn’t concern me one bit. It…