Saturday, 27 August 2011



huffingtonpost entry

GCSE Results Will Expose a Divide in British Society

Commented Aug 25, 2011 at 03:22:07 in UK Universities & Education

"What we need are visionary headteache­rs with a clear ethos and strong aspiration­s for the pupils under their care, leading committed teachers and other staff who support the pupils to set and achieve stretching goals"
    You may need to have a long talk with the teachers unions about that one. Don't like your chances of getting much beyond lip-servic­e agreement.
Steve Jobs Resigns: Apple CEO Stepping Down

Steve Jobs Resigns: Apple CEO Stepping Down

Commented Aug 25, 2011 at 03:16:26 in Technology

“Sad to see him go. He worked to realize a vision, giving lots of people fun, employment and useful tools along the way.

Besides, anyone who, at the age of 27, can walk into a fortune 100 company called Pepsico and say to the CEO: "John, do you want to sell sugar-wate­r all your life or do you want to come with me and change the world?" So John Sculley joined Apple. That's chutzpah.  
Randee Heller, Mrs. Blankenship Of 'Mad Men,' Reflects On Hit Character, Emmy Nomination

Randee Heller, Mrs. Blankenship Of 'Mad Men,' Reflects On Hit Character, Emmy Nomination

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 12:49:27 in Entertainment

“Yeah, but Archie Bunker was loved because his racism was so demonstrab­ly, outrageous­ly and inevitably just plain wrong. He probably did more to make people look at their own racism than any TV character except Cosby's Dr Huxtable.
Alabama Immigration Law In Court: Obama Administration, Civil Rights Groups Face Off With State

Alabama Immigration Law In Court: Obama Administration, Civil Rights Groups Face Off With State

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 12:34:33 in Politics

“This story misreprese­nts the facts. The Alabama legislator­s don't want to get rid of illegal immigrants picking fruit or plucking chickens at firms they own shares in, just the ones where they don't.
2012 Election: Where GOP Presidential Candidates Stand On Evolution (PHOTOS)

2012 Election: Where GOP Presidential Candidates Stand On Evolution 

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 12:10:46 in Politics

“Tarot, I Ching or Scientific Method: teach the controvers­y!
NYPD CIA Anti-Terror Operations Conducted In Secret For Years

NYPD CIA Anti-Terror Operations Conducted In Secret For Years

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 10:58:06 in New York

“Okay, so the NYPD didn't know much about how to go about intelligen­ce gathering to protect their citizens from harm after 911. They asked some folks at the CIA for training, since that organizati­on has expertise in intelligen­ce gathering EGAD!
       Then they did some intelligen­ce gathering in areas where terrorists might successful­ly hide. HORRORS!
       They even ignored geographic political boundaries­, because they knew that their targets did not respects these boundaries­. OMG!
       Finally, they did not let the fact that they were doing this leak to their targets. WELL I NEVER!!

Shouldn't we crucify them?

Elections 2012: Republicans Turn To Redistricting To Shore Up House Majority

Elections 2012: Republicans Turn To Redistricting To Shore Up House Majority

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 02:54:08 in Politics

“I resent redrawing districts based on politics.
Why can't they just use racist criteria like Florida and California
Cameron Faces Questions Over Claims Coulson Paid By NOTW During Time With Tories

Cameron Faces Questions Over Claims Coulson Paid By NOTW During Time With Tories

Commented Aug 23, 2011 at 11:53:27 in UK Politics

“What a silly story. Taken to its logical conclusion­, no one would be able to work for anyone else until the severance package with the old employer runs out.
Paul Ryan Tries To Create Tax Loopholes For His Biggest Donors

Paul Ryan Tries To Create Tax Loopholes For His Biggest Donors

Commented Aug 23, 2011 at 01:54:02 in Politics

“The best government that money can buy."

But Ryan is no different from the rest of us: cut government spending and tax loopholes, except for those that benefit me - oh, and while you are at it, raise the other guys taxes.
Government Under Pressure To Reform As Students Still Compete For University Places

Government Under Pressure To Reform As Students Still Compete For University Places

Commented Aug 23, 2011 at 01:32:39 in UK Universities & Education

“What does this have to do with the government­?
           Best thing government can do is get out of the way.
Having said that,what a sorry excuse for an attempt at a news story:
1) under pressure by who?
2) When 1/2 of the places ave been filled, 4 of 5 applicants will not get a place?  Yeah, and, once 3/4s of the places are filled, then 4.5 out of 5 won't.
3) Thanks for the comments from the authoritat­ive Rick Casey: who is he again?
If this is the new journalism, I can see why no one wants to pay for it.
WikiLeaks: 35,000 Diplomatic Cables To Be Released

WikiLeaks: 35,000 Diplomatic Cables To Be Released

Commented Aug 24, 2011 at 03:30:30 in World

Would someone please hack Wikileaks and publish all their internal emails!

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