Tuesday, 18 October 2011


  • I don't think it is a big problem at all. Certainly when anyone guilty of such a reprehensible lie is exposed, the community deals with it by shunning them and spreading the story of their lack of character. Which means that a law is not needed, it is merely another example of big government entering into community life unnecessarily.
    Why, then do legislators propose such laws?
      1) To show that they do anything at all and
       2) to divert attention from the fact that they are doing nothing about jobs 
  • The article clearly implies that they received pay increases - but that these were less than inflation, which was 12.4%.  The 11%-cut is a statement from one side in the negotiations (the union side), with no corroborative evidence.
          As usual, with strike stories, the media stop with "there's a conflict here"  and "here's the most aggressive quote(s) we could find" without bothering to research and relay any facts.  It is shoddy journalism.
  • The so-called parents are idiots who have confused the kid about his gender.   The so-called critic is just an idiot.
          “We shouldn't be mucking around with nature. We can’t assume what the outcome will be," McHugh said. -- By that logic, when anyone falls ill, we should just let nature take its course.
  • All of the calls for more facts are correct!  A British study recently found over 50% of all complaints against teachers were false.  This is sloppy journalism - we should be told both sides.
          If true, this story is not difficult to pick sides on: just imagine how you would react if he was held back because he was a Christian.

Romney Adviser: Perry Campaign Encouraging Anti-Mormon Message

Romney Adviser: Perry Campaign Encouraging Anti-Mormon Message

Commented Oct 18, 2011 at 02:07:14 in Politics

“Well, it is pretty typical politics: Malign the name of an American religion and of 6 million Americans - who cares, as long as it helps win an election?
Chicago's Great Migration: Blacks Leaving Historic Neighborhoods For Less Windy Cities

Chicago's Great Migration: Blacks Leaving For Less Windy Cities

Commented Oct 18, 2011 at 02:05:35 in Black Voices

Hey, deep south they don't care how close you get, long as you don't get too big.      Up north, they don't care how big you get, long as you don't get too close.

Either way, black folks are like any other folks: they'll follow the jobs.
Blame Labour For Everything - How Long Will It Work

Blame Labour For Everything - How Long Will It Work

Commented Oct 16, 2011 at 13:01:11 in UK Politics

“As long as the media keep reporting lets-you-a­nd-him fight stories as if they were news.
Scotland's Poor Face 'WWII-Style Rationing' Amid Soaring Food Prices

Scotland's Poor Face 'WWII-Style Rationing' Amid Soaring Food Prices

Commented Oct 13, 2011 at 06:20:47 in UK

"...forced to continuall­y hunt for the best deal..."
Oh no, how terrible! They should be able to simply take the worst deal if they feel like it.
Shelter Report Says Over Half Of Private Rents 'Unaffordable'

Shelter Report Says Over Half Of Private Rents 'Unaffordable'

Commented Oct 13, 2011 at 06:17:09 in UK

“I love Britain: don't build up (high-rise­s are bad), don't build out (protect rural areas and green belts), don't build near me (I don't want the noise or the spoiled views) - but do whine when house prices inevitably go through the roof.
Poverty To Rise By Over 40 Per Cent As A Result Of Spending Cuts And Sharpest Fall In Incomes In 35 Years, IFS Report Warns

Standard of Living Will Fall, IFS Report Warns

Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 06:19:23 in UK

“Gosh, we spent more than we made for 30 years and ran up tremendous debt and now we will have to reduce our living standards to pay it back? How is that fair? Shouldn't someone else pay our debts for us?
Herman Cain: 'Racism In This Country Today' Doesn't Hold 'Anybody Back In A Big Way'

Cain: 'Racism In This Country Today' Doesn't Hold 'Anybody Back In A Big Way'

Commented Oct 10, 2011 at 08:54:04 in Politics

Yeah, Obama - he was certainly held back.
If it had not been for racism, he could have aspired to be.....?
Herman Cain: 'Racism In This Country Today' Doesn't Hold 'Anybody Back In A Big Way'

Herman Cain: 'Racism In This Country Today' Doesn't Hold 'Anybody Back In A Big Way'

Commented Oct 10, 2011 at 08:51:46 in Politics

The Super-head­line calls these remarks questiona­ble.
I don't see anything questionab­le about them.
     Yes, racism holds back ethnic minorities­, but this effect is minimal compared to the effect of using racism as an excuse, which holds back more by a factor of 10 or more.
Facebook Campaign Launched After Man Stopped From Taking Photo Of Daughter In Shopping Centre

Facebook Campaign Launched After Man Stopped From Taking Photo Of Daughter In Shopping Centre

Commented Oct 10, 2011 at 08:41:06 in UK

“Heinous! Taking pictures of your own child? Of course, that is just the sort of ploy that terrorists use - trying to destroy our shopping malls (the backbone of our culture) with excessive cuteness.k
Occupy Wall Street Doesn't Adequately Represent Struggling Black Population, Experts Say

Occupy Wall Street Doesn't Adequately Represent Struggling Black Population, Experts Say

Commented Oct 7, 2011 at 03:17:46 in Business

“Yep, got to see that every race is represente­d in proportion to their percentage of the population­!

How many Amerindian­s were there? How many Pacific Islanders? Did you forget about the Asian Americans.

Then we get to linguistic representa­tion: what % were Hispanic, Germanic, Francophon­e, and Italian-American?
Obama Says He's 'Comfortable' With Including Proposed 5.6% Surtax On Millionaires In Jobs Plan (VIDEO)

Obama Says He's 'Comfortable' With Including Proposed 5.6% Surtax On Millionaires In Jobs Plan (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 6, 2011 at 17:04:26 in Politics

“I'm not so "comfortab­le" with journalist­s who don't ever seem to say just how much this surtax is supposed to raise.
Scott Brown: 'Thank God' Elizabeth Warren Didn't 'Take Her Clothes Off'

Scott Brown: 'Thank God' Elizabeth Warren Didn't 'Take Her Clothes Off'

Commented Oct 6, 2011 at 17:02:55 in Politics

"You know what, listen: Bottom line is, you know, I didn’t go to Harvard, you know, I went to the school of hard knocks, and I did whatever I had to do to pay for school," Brown cut in. "And for people who know me, and know what I’ve been through … mom and dad married and divorced four times each. You know, some real challenges growing up. You know, whatever. You know, let them throw stones. I did what I had to do. But [if] not for having that opportunit­y, I never would have been able to pay for school, and never would have gone to school, and I wouldn’t probably be talking to you, so, whatever."

You know, this guy is a, you know, intellectu­al, you know, like, giant. Where did he learn to, you know, like, talk so, you know, good?
Mohamed Ali Muflahi Arrest: First Person Detained Under Alabama Immigration Law Was In U.S. Legally

Mohamed Ali Muflahi Arrest: First Person Detained Under Alabama Immigration Law Was In U.S. Legally

Commented Oct 5, 2011 at 13:26:59 in Politics

“According to US Code Title 8, Section 1304 "Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificat­e of alien registrati­on or alien registrati­on receipt card issued to him pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. Any alien who fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeano­r and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both
Samsung To Seek iPhone 4S Ban In Italy, France

Samsung To Seek iPhone 4S Ban In Italy, France

Commented Oct 5, 2011 at 12:54:21 in Technology

“That's the main use of patents these days: stifling innovation and making money off those who create it.

Cameron Forced To Rewrite Keynote Speech After Credit Card Remarks Sparked Concern

Cameron Forced To Rewrite Keynote Speech After Credit Card Remarks Sparked Concern

Commented Oct 5, 2011 at 12:41:46 in UK Politics

“Bad advice, Dave. Banks don't make much money if people pay off their debts