From the daily mail: Butter should be banned to protect the nation’s health, according to a leading heart surgeon. Shyam Kolvekar says only radical action can save growing numbers of young adults from heart attacks and clogged arteries. The devil has expertly deconstructed this over at his, always excellent, blog. Before you click the link for the [...]
Entries for January, 2010
Pete posted this video in the comments on the original “The Police are not here to protect us” page. The video pissed me off so much I figured I should post it here so more people can see it: And while we’re at it, here are a few more, just in case you think this is an [...]
Okay, I’m going to make a distinction between State Democracy and Democracy, as in reaching a decision by taking a vote. Here are a few fictional examples, see if you can see which one feels intuitively wrong. You and your six mates are planning a “lads holiday”, there is some discussion as to whether to [...]
People in the UK just don’t quite “get” the idea of gun rights. It took me a while to get my head around the concept that they were actually almost synonymous with freedom. In this country most people honestly look at you funny if you say guns should be legal. I think those same people [...]
So apparently there is a big political struggle going on right now to enforce minimum alcohol pricing on supermarkets, consumers and brewers. The telegraph reports: The [Scottish National Party's] case for introducing a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland has been boosted by a Labour split over the issue, Alex Salmond has claimed. … Mr Salmond [...]
Checking the BBC News today (I’m a glutton for punishment); the main news story headline: Tory Cuts to Start Immediately And from the article, a few quotes: The Conservatives would start to cut public spending straight away if they won the General Election, shadow chancellor George Osborne has said. and… “Everyone knows the government’s spending [...]
Still one of the only politicians I’ve ever seen on TV who I enjoy listening to and respect. This is an especially revealing interview about where he stands regarding non cooperation with the state.