Bare days after the largely unpredicted and hugely unsatisfactory election outcome, this quote: “For too long, we have been a … Continue reading Thought Crime
Picture donated to the cause by the most wonderful Tom Brown. See his other stuff at http://copperage.deviantart.com More and more … Continue reading Kill the Cull, not the Badger.
I can barely believe I’m kind of defending The Sun and the UK media, but as I type I’m reading … Continue reading A Free Media
Ok, I’m far too cynical to accept everything I hear without question, but the words, the words… reflect absolutely how I feel about the way ‘our’ government has gone over the last decade or two – back even into the last Tory stint. Perhaps, on planet bish somewhere in fantasy land, there are honourable MP’s and ethical governments… we can all dream. Ready? Click those heels together…
Here’s the full text… Continue reading “I’m not a Tory but”
How’s your paranoia gland? Needs exercising? Put a couple of hours aside to watch this documentary then. Zeitgeist – the … Continue reading Zeitgeist, the movie
Hurrah for George Orwell! How he would … smile? (isn’t is funny that his real name was Blair…?) As of … Continue reading Losing your keys…
It all sounds so logical, doesn’t it? A national DNA database, into which the DNA record of every person living in, visiting or passing through the UK is stored. A foolproof means of detecting the identity of anyone at any time at any scene, and a perfect way of catching criminals. How could that be wrong? The same with CCTV surveillance; if you’re not doing anything wrong why worry that your every move is monitored? Loyalty cards? Credit cards? Bus passes? How many ways are we tracked already as we wend our way through this modern life? The National ID card and electronically enabled passports have a few folk up in arms, but many other folk seem to think they’ll be of value in the almost brand-named and impossible to win ‘war on terror’. And implanted-at-birth RFI chips… they’re bound to be great too, aren’t they? Imagine not having to carry those cards, passports, or even car and house keys, if your very presence was all it took to validate an identity, a purchase or a door entry. Continue reading “DNA database, a paranoid wibble”
my new passport dropped through the door today – with a particularly heavy and horribly electrickeral thud. It’s loaded with … Continue reading We’ve got you now…
I know there are people out there, strange people, for whom folk music is a foreign land. But for those … Continue reading Applauding Roy.