Friday, 5 October 2012


John Terry Report: FA Say Chelsea Captain 'Is Not A Racist'

John Terry Report: FA Say Chelsea Captain 'Is Not A Racist'

Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 05:17:54 in UK Sport

"FA Say Chelsea Captain 'Is Not A Racist'"
Uh oh. They told the truth. Won't they get in trouble for that?
BBC May Be Helping Staff Avoid Tax, Warns PAC Chairwoman Margaret Hodge

BBC May Be Helping Staff Avoid Tax, Warns PAC Chairwoman Margaret Hodge

Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 05:10:07 in UK

What absolute nonsense! A contractor has an obligation to pay tax on income just as any other citizen. The fact that the BBC is not acting as an unpaid government collection agency has NO impact on the obligations of the contractors. To suggest that BBC is hereby assisting tax avoidance is like saying you are assisting retailers in tax evasion if you do not report every purchase you make to the government.
Jim Lehrer Debate Moderating Performance Savaged (UPDATE: Lehrer Responds)

Jim Lehrer Debate Moderating Performance Savaged 

Commented Oct 4, 2012 at 10:10:08 in Media

Hey, he is 78 or Pete's sake. I blame the selectors, not the old man.
Xstrata Recommends Shareholders Accept Glencore Bid

Xstrata Recommends Shareholders Accept Glencore Bid

Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 03:48:57 in UK

"Glencore owns more ships than the British Royal Navy"
       I bet it has fewer Admirals though.
JPMorgan Chase Lawsuit: New York Attorney General's Suit Is First For Task Force

JPMorgan Chase Lawsuit: New York Attorney General's Suit Is First For Task Force

Commented Oct 2, 2012 at 03:24:24 in Business

Ain't government wonderful: first talk you into taking over a bank to rescue the economy.  Then say: AHA, now you own it, we can sue you for damages from their actions before you agreed to our request that you buy them. 
Any con man would be proud.
Sun Shock Waves: New Theory Could Predict When Planets Form

Sun Shock Waves: New Theory Could Predict When Planets Form

Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 09:46:07 in Science

"In this way we may be able to predict the location of planets around far-flung stars millions of years before they have formed."

That'll probably come in handy someday. For now, I think I'd rather use the approach to predict where planets are in systems that have already formed.
Supreme Court Term Begins, Major Rulings Ahead

Supreme Court Term Begins, Major Rulings Ahead

Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 09:37:21 in Politics

Why aren't these policies racist? Tricky question. The answer is: because it was thought to help rectify the effects of racist discrimination before the applicants ever get to college age.

The real question is: how many generations after the 1964 Civil Rights Act such preferential treatment should be carried on. It has been two generations since that legislation began to even things out. Is that enough, or do we need another generation? There are plenty of opinions on this, though not much agreement

The issue is similar in requiring approval for changes to voter laws in some districts. Some of the draconian so-called anti-fraud laws currently in vogue indicate there may still be a need, though the court may find that there are other (and perhaps better) ways to achieve the end of ensuring that every citizen who wants to vote can do so. Especially since some of the worst throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bath-water voter-fraud laws have been promulgated in districts that are not affected by the law that the court will consider.
Obamanomics: A Counterhistory

Obamanomics: A Counterhistory

Commented Sep 30, 2012 at 06:58:09 in Politics

Obama's biggest mistake:" Agreeing to take the job?
Car Chase Suicide: Phoenix Suspect Shoots Self In Head On Live Fox News Feed After 100 MPH Pursuit

Car Chase Suicide: Phoenix Suspect Shoots Self In Head On Live Fox News Feed After 100 MPH Pursuit

Commented Sep 30, 2012 at 02:06:03 in Crime

Of what was he suspected? He was actually in a so-called car chase and he actually did shoot himself. Why are you calling him a suspect?
Joshua O'Gorman And Daniel Mansell, Shot Burglars, Told By Judge: 'That Is The Chance You Take'

Joshua O'Gorman And Daniel Mansell, Shot Burglars, Told By Judge: 'That Is The Chance You Take'

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 02:06:32 in UK

The scandal is that the couple were arrested. That they were incarcerated, even if only for two days, demands not only an apology but compensation for false imprisonment.
Kelvin MacKenzie Demands Apology From South Yorkshire Police Over Hillsborough Cover-Up (POLL)

Kelvin MacKenzie Demands Apology From South Yorkshire Police Over Hillsborough Cover-Up (POLL)

Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 11:55:50 in UK

Well, of course he will not get an apology. With 20-20 hindsight, we now know that NO pockets were picked at the stadium on the day (any so-called victim who says he lost his wallet is part of the cover-up) - and that no police were EVER assaulted at that ground (the banning of Liverpool fans from international competition was part of the cover-up too).
Most European Languages Face 'Digital Extinction', Say University Of Manchester Researchers

Most European Languages Face 'Digital Extinction', Say University Of Manchester Researchers

Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 03:44:39 in UK Tech

Well, that's a step in the right direction then

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