Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Canada Battered Women Defence: Supreme Court Tackles Hitman Case

Canada Battered Women Defence: Supreme Court Tackles Hitman Case

Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 04:12:03 in Canada

Absolutely. Any victim should be allowed to hire a hit man to gain redress.    We could call it The Advance Your Ground Law.”
David Cameron Attacked By Green Groups For Failing To Attend Rio 20+ Summit

David Cameron Attacked By Green Groups For Failing To Attend Rio 20+ Summit

Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 04:06:48 in UK Politics

“So, these Green Groups are saying: if you don't attend the conference we will not be able to support you? When Murdoch does this, folks call it "blackmail."
Why the Church Must Not Win in This Confrontation With the State

Why the Church Must Not Win in This Confrontation With the State

Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 04:01:49 in UK Politics

So the Church is saying: "if you don't change your policy we won't be able to support you."
When Murdoch does this, the press calls it " a threat" or "blackmail."
High-Earning Council Tenants Could Face Eviction Under New Rules

High-Earning Council Tenants Could Face Eviction Under New Rules

Commented Jun 13, 2012 at 03:59:27 in UK

“Aw. You mean rich people won't be subsidized from taxes paid by their poorer colleagues? How is that fair?
John Major: 'Rupert Murdoch Told Me To Change Europe Policy'

John Major: 'Rupert Murdoch Told Me To Change Europe Policy'

Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 09:11:18 in UK Politics

Interesting. We cannot support you is now perceived as a "threat."
So any media outlet that does not support a political party's position or a government action is threatening them. Yer either with us or agin us.
Afghanistan's U.S.-Funded Counter-Narcotics Tribunal Convicts Nearly All Defendants, Records Show

Afghanistan's U.S.-Funded Counter-Narcotics Tribunal Convicts Nearly All Defendants, Records Show

Commented Jun 10, 2012 at 05:44:51 in World

“"U.S.-Funded Court" is a bit of a beat up. US-funded could be used to describe every governmental agency in the country. NATO-funded would be more accurate, but I suppose Joshua thinks his readership not bright enough to know what that means. Still, as a dumbed-down personal opinion piece, this is not bad. With a little training, he might make a journalist.
Spain Bank Bailout: There Is 'Talk' Spain Needs $100B Rescue Loans, According To Swedish PM

Spain Bank Bailout: There Is 'Talk' Spain Needs $100B Rescue Loans, According To Swedish PM

Commented Jun 9, 2012 at 22:53:28 in Business

“Largest financial rescue in history? 
Was the author of that headline asleep when Bush passed TARP , the Fed did quantitative easing, Maiden Lane Bailouts, & a take-over of Freddie and Fannie and Obama passed his Stimulus package?
MPs 'To Block Appointment Of Tom Winsor As Chief Inspector Of Constabulary'

MPs 'To Block Appointment Of Tom Winsor As Chief Inspector Of Constabulary'

Commented Jun 9, 2012 at 22:35:20 in UK Politics

“Great idea: let's make all senior police position political footballs. 
Commons should be able to vote on every one and journalists should be able to drum up let's-you-and-him-fight stories about each appointment.
London 2012: Bus Workers Vote To Strike Over Pay During Olympics

London 2012: Bus Workers Vote To Strike Over Pay During Olympics

Commented Jun 9, 2012 at 08:36:50 in UK

That's modern Britain: we should get a bonus payment for actually doing our jobs!k
Homeland Security Bill 2012: House Passes $46 Billion Measure Containing Anti-Abortion Rider

Homeland Security Bill 2012: House Passes $46 Billion Measure Containing Anti-Abortion Rider

Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 04:15:16 in Politics

“Sorry? I thought they were against "anchor babies." 
Stephen Timms: The Work Programme Is Not To Blame For Jubilee Pageant Mess-Up

Stephen Timms: The Work Programme Is Not To Blame For Jubilee Pageant Mess-Up

Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 16:01:10 in UK Politics

“Probably true, but once the media publish a story as the "given interpretation," there is no chance of facts being allowed to sway anyone.”
Smartphones Bring Hope, Frustration As Substitute For Computers

Smartphones Bring Hope, Frustration As Substitute For Computers

Commented Jun 6, 2012 at 07:54:21 in Technology

“Here's an idea: sell one of the TVs at home and buy a laptop.”

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