Friday, 21 December 2012


Louie Palu, Photojournalist: It's Easier To Get Guns In America Than In A War Zone (VIDEO)

Louie Palu, Photojournalist: It's Easier To Get Guns In America Than In A War Zone (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 21, 2012 at 04:44:53 in HuffPost Live 321

Well Doh! Ever hear of supply and demand?
BBC's George Entwistle Payoff Slammed As 'Unacceptable Use Of Public Money'

BBC's George Entwistle Payoff Slammed As 'Unacceptable Use Of Public Money'

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 10:04:57 in UK Politics

Absolutely! How dare they honour their contract? Companies should be free to slash the agreed pay of anyone they don't like, especially after the fact.
Syria War Increasingly Sectarian, UN Says

Syria War Increasingly Sectarian, UN Says

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 09:58:27 in World

Turning? Increasingly? Where have they been for the past year or so?
Chained CPI Plan 'A Stealth Way To Give People Less' Says Keith Ellison, Minnesota Congressman (VIDEO)

Chained CPI Plan 'A Stealth Way To Give People Less' Says Keith Ellison, Minnesota Congressman (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 09:55:58 in HuffPost Live 321

“I don't think there is anything stealthy about it. It is a simple recognition that people want the government to do more than they are willing to pay for. 

Everyone thinks that our massive debt is unsustainable, but they want to retain all the programs that pay them and only cut those programs that pay someone else.
David Cameron Partied With Rebekah Brooks On Saturday

David Cameron Partied With Rebekah Brooks On Saturday

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 09:30:23 in UK Politics

What! How dare he? Does he not realise that people are guilty until proven innocent and that all politicians should immediately turn their backs on friends and neighbours as soon as they are even suspected of being in any kind of trouble at all?
Boris Johnson Urges European Union Referendum

Boris Johnson Urges European Union Referendum

Commented Dec 16, 2012 at 07:19:57 in UK Politics

Nope. not the end of the world, just the end of prosperity for quite a while. It is amazing how a serious financial crisis causes populist leaders to think up economic plans that sound cool but actually make things much worse. Smoot-Hawley in the 30s, leaving the EU in the naughties.
Universities Don't Know How To Deal With LGBT Students, Warns NUS

Universities Don't Know How To Deal With LGBT Students, Warns NUS

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 13:08:59 in UK Universities & Education

If one believes in equality, one deals with LBGT students in EXACTLY the same way one deals with hetero students. Homophobic bullying is no different than any other kind of bullying. To suggest any other course is rank discrimination.
Reporters Interviewing Children In Connecticut School Shooting Adds Little News Value, Experts Say

Reporters Interviewing Children In Connecticut School Shooting Adds Little News Value, Experts Say

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 00:17:31 in Media

“The biggest ethical question about reporters is:" why don't they have any?

Note that this article immediately follows a Huffpo headline "WATCH: 3rd-Grader's Witness Account Of Shooting"
Afghanistan Teenagers Detained By U.S. Military

Afghanistan Teenagers Detained By U.S. Military

Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 12:10:10 in World

Most military are teens. 
They are easier to convince that some good comes from laying down your life for a cause.
Boris Johnson: EU Terms Must Be Renegotiated, And Referendum Held

Boris Johnson: EU Terms Must Be Renegotiated, And Referendum Held

Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 12:05:21 in UK Politics

“And the EU would want this why?

Looks like we may be heading for am EU cliff in the UK - with politics and populism trumping national interest.
Nadine Dorries Claims Questions Over Her 'I'm A Celebrity' Fee Are 'Sexist'

Nadine Dorries Claims Questions Over Her 'I'm A Celebrity' Fee Are 'Sexist'

Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 12:02:26 in UK Politics

"Ask to women?" Did this woman go to school at all? What were the selectors and the voting public thinking when they put her forward, then in.?

Still,it does show that one does not need an education to play the victim card when caught doing something dodgy
Gay Marriage: David Cameron Risks 'Disaster And Division' Over Church Weddings Plan

Gay Marriage: David Cameron Risks 'Disaster And Division' Over Church Weddings Plan

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 10:14:04 in UK Politics

If it is his church, he can say what he likes. If he is not a member of the congregation, he should keep his advice to himself.
Black And Minority Ethnic Women 'Discriminated Against At Every Stage' Of Recruitment Process

Black And Minority Ethnic Women 'Discriminated Against At Every Stage' Of Recruitment Process

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 10:09:21 in UK

Oh dear, you mean some people are "forced" to act like western europeans in a western european country? Outrageous!k
Autumn Statement: Entrepreneurs, Redundant And Public Sector Workers Hurt By Pension Tax Relief Cuts

Autumn Statement: Entrepreneurs, Redundant And Public Sector Workers Hurt By Pension Tax Relief Cuts

Commented Dec 5, 2012 at 16:21:47 in UK

“Oh dear, the rich will have to pay more. Quel domage!”

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