Posts Tagged ‘ impact of Progressivism ’

And I Thought This Was Another ‘Paedogeddon’ Article At First…

November 26, 2014 3 Comments
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Teachers should not be friends with their pupils and must avoid connecting with them online, according to new, official advice issued on Monday. But, no! Not for the reasons you might think at first: . It follows research which showed more than one in five teachers had reported having derogatory comments posted about them – from parents and children. Should this really be considered ‘cyber bullying’? Are people only to…

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”… actually a social issue of the greatest importance…”

November 18, 2014 5 Comments
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What is..? Well, according to Baroness Kidron, it’s that eeeeeeevil Internet and its effect on the poor helpless kiddiewinks. At iRights’ heart are five principles: that under-18s should be able to take down any content they have posted on the internet; that they should have a right to know who is holding or profiting from their information; that they should be able to explore the internet safely; that there should…

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It’s Official! You Are Now Guilty Until Proven Innocent…

November 14, 2014 8 Comments
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…well, in Brighton & Hove anyway: Any bruise discovered on a baby less than six months old will be treated as potentially suspicious, a children’s safety body has ruled. The decision comes as a report by the Brighton and Hove Local Children’s Board showed complaints about possible abuse had soared in the past four years. So, you can expect them to soar even higher, can’t you? And incredible as it…

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No Evidence Required…

October 10, 2014 13 Comments
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Bin men working for Kingston Council have been suspended after… They spilled the rubbish all over the street? They ran over a taxpayer? … a 13-year-old girl claimed they blew kisses and wolf-whistled at her. Ah. And is there any substance to those claims? Are we even allowed to ask, or should we just accept her word, like her father has? The girl’s father said: “At the time of the…

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Picking Soft Targets Again, Jessica?

September 24, 2014 7 Comments
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Jessica Valenti in CiF on burkhas…wait, sorry, my mistake, school uniform: In the last few weeks, almost 200 students – almost all of them female – at Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York have been given detention over dress code violations. *yawns* But what makes an outfit inappropriate? A peek of shoulder? An inch of midriff? Or maybe it’s just being young and female that school administrators find…

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Now, Here’s A Dilemma!

September 22, 2014 1 Comment
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And it calls for extra-large bags of popcorn! Are you ready for travellers vs feminists? A traveller cleared of raping a woman outside a nightclub has spoken of his nine-month ‘nightmare’. Of course, unlike all those other men in my archives, this is discrimination, to be sure! The family of the roofer, who lives on the Ewood Caravan Park, said the case should never have got to court at all.…

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Oxford Dodged A Bullet Here…

September 14, 2014 7 Comments
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Helen Price, writing in the ‘Guardian’ last year, about turning down Oxford to go to Yale: Cash-starved UK universities cannot compete with the funding opportunities offered by US colleges, whose wealthy alumni throw donations at their alma maters. Yale’s $19.4 billion endowment dwarfs Oxford’s £3.9 billion, meaning that they can pay for everything from summers abroad to huge research grants. Most of all, I noticed the difference in their attitude…

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You Can Have Freedom, But Only The Freedom To Be More Like Us…

August 19, 2014 2 Comments
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Many African countries are politically freer, more prosperous and with better educated populations than at the height of the notorious “big man” regimes: one-party states and military rulers that followed not long after independence. Great news! Right? Well, not entirely: But some leaders who were once seen as enlightened and enthusiastically embraced by the west as the “new breed”, and countries that claim to have embraced more democratic systems, are…

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Gun Control Isn’t Working? The Answer Must Be More Gun Control!

August 1, 2014 4 Comments
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Residents of Chicago were agonising again on Monday on what ails their city after another weekend of chaotic gun violence… Well, I think the answer’s Democrats. And, to a certain extent, Chicagoans. Mr Emanuel has been battling the state legislature of Illinois to pass stricter gun-control laws. While the city itself has taken steps to restrict gun sales, police say that firearms flow almost unimpeded from dealers in southern Illinois…

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Political Activism, Stupidity Or Just Bloody-Mindedness..?

May 24, 2014 1 Comment
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When a headteacher is involved it’s kind of hard to tell, isn’t it? Amanda Buck, who heads up Scott’s Park Primary School near Sundridge Park, stopped visitors from parking at the designated polling station this morning. Chairman of Bickley Conservatives, Kevin Taylor, said he went down to the school after receiving several complaints from locals. He thinks it was a deliberate attempt to deter voters and believes it may have…

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Capital Idea! Can They Sign A Pledge Against Rape, Murder And Benefit Fraud Too..?

May 12, 2014 5 Comments
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Campaigners called for immigrants to be required to sign a declaration promising not to subject their daughters to genital mutilation before being allowed into Britain. /facepalm Professor Hazel Barrett of Coventry University warned against relying solely on a declaration, because it could become a “well intentioned piece of paper”. She warned it might encourage families to have girls cut before coming to the EU. It could also confuse matters for…

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One in a million

May 11, 2014 8 Comments
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Language and mores change over the years and what was acceptable in the past is no longer acceptable now. That’s not to say that the likes of the current round of sex cases from forty years ago being dredged up by the police are innocent, but, at the time it was an accepted attitude for the ‘glitterati’ to behave with their adoring fans. Being basically mobbed by fans and taking…

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“Little Boxes, Little Boxes…”

January 25, 2014 7 Comments
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Owen Hatherley frets over housing space: How much space should we be expected to live in? Some institutions – the Homes and Communities Agency, the Greater London authority – have talked about resurrecting minimum space standards, which, like rent control, is entirely normal in the rest of Europe. … What has been lost in all of this is the idea that space is a right, a good in and of…

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Cat. Bag. Absolutely No Chance Of Any Reassembly Now!

December 18, 2013 7 Comments
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It has been a long-term rumour overcrowded London councils were moving people on their housing lists into cheaper accommodation in Essex, but Newham’s response is the FIRST admission it has been going on. Oh, indeed! But did anyone ever really believe their protestations that this wasn’t going on anyway? I mean, consider the source… It insisted Thurrock Council was notified in writing of each placement. But furious Thurrock bosses said…

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Council Cutbacks, Kagoul-Wearers Hardest Hit!

December 2, 2013 8 Comments
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England may be a green and pleasant land, but getting around it on foot is proving harder than ever as council cuts leave footpaths blocked, run-down and overgrown, according to a report. A report by The Ramblers, no less (it seems they’ve dropped the ‘Association’ from their title as part of a rebranding exercise). The organisation used the Freedom of Information Act to discover that more than 30 per cent…

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