The current political class is fighting yesterday’s battles: ones that began when we were living with the illusion of unearned wealth and unconditional security. But now the party’s over. The boom busted and all we’re left to show for it is New Labour’s mega-state and its decadent moral code. Those who continue to defend these [...]
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Back in the days of the iron curtain, the East Germans had department stores and they were ‘open’
Open in the sense that the doors were open, but not open in the sense they could discharge their raison d’etre, namely supplying goods people wanted to buy with hard currency. This was not entirely their fault. [...]
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
Ayn had a point. I [...]
Oh dear, so sad, too bad. I am motivated to play a tune on Nick’s micro-violin.
Debate about climate change has been cut out of the national curriculum for children under 14, prompting claims of political interference in the syllabus by the government that has failed “our duty to future generations”.
Climate change? [...]
Engineering the behaviour of our children continues apace. Traditional playground games like Cops and Robbers are to be considered an unwanted anachronism because they might “promote violence”.
A primary school has come under fire after banning its pupils from playing cops and robbers or any playground game which involves ‘imaginary weapons’
Trans: Don’t let kids [...]
Now a little known fact about me is I have a visceral love for the the concerto. Especially the violin concerto. As a certian (forget the name) English conductor once said “Madam, you have an instrument between your legs (she was a cellist) capable of giving pleasure to millions but all you do is scratch [...]
According to arch-misanthrope David Attenborough, humans are a plague on earth. This claim is nothing new of course and I’ve sailed on his sea of Malthusian sewage before . The fact that Telegraph Environment Correspondent, Louise Gray, is cheerleading for him is no great surprise either.
The television presenter said that humans are threatening their own [...]
She’s at it again! Diane Abbott flaps her gums and spews weapons grade bollocks. According to the headline she reckons that broken families, obesity and alcoholism are partly down to people like…erm…herself.
Scratches head. That can’t be right, can it?
Oh, wait, this is what she said…
Ms Abbott, the shadow public health minister, urged the left to [...]
A few days ago I was in the local Co-op buying bleech or some such. Anyhows, they have an area manager in and he is uttering the latest diktat. The woman on the till is astonished, gob-smacked by it. It went like this…
“You have to stock aubergines - tell Terry*.”
“But, but… what do you ever [...]
From The Telegraph on the subject of the predecessor to the Bloodhound SSC project…
Thrust SSC was, at 4m wide and 10 tonnes – powered by twin Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines, more commonly found beneath the wings of an F-4 Phantom II jet aircraft – an unwieldy beast. Rather than simply tweak its design, Noble and [...]
The Israeli air-force has c.100 F-16I Soufa (Storm) Vipers (nobody uses the official name “Fighting Falcon” because that is camper than a scout jamboree). These are block 50/52 F-16s (the USANG flys block 15s) which have been tricked with conformal tanks and additional Israeli ‘tronics and integration with Rafael and Elbit weapons and systems such [...]
Barry has personally Taken charge of Hurricane Sandy tonight…
If Barry really wants to win the Election, all he has to do is park his pert little buttocks on his Throne on the New Jersey Shore, and tell Sandy to… Change!
Instantly the sky will clear and be filled with rose petals and butterflies, welfare cheques [...]
Almost all serious warships defend themselves with CIWS guns and missiles and also with chaff and flares. Tanks trundle around firing off smoke to confuse IR seekers. Aircraft also deploy chaff and flares and have done since at least Operation Gomorrah - the RAF’s complete destruction of Hamburg. It was codenamed “Window” at the time. [...]
I know this has been done to death here (cracking post from RAB!) and elsewhere but it needs to be said or re-iterated at least. I was born in England in 1973 (the year the UK, the Irish Republic and Denmark joined the club) and I have subsequently been to (in no particular order) France, [...]
The bloke is Communications Minister in the Gillard government, heap big poobah in intimidating free citizens.
Stevie isn’t exactly the natural born libertarian type. In fact, he seems pretty desperate to tell us all what to do. Senator Conroy is pretty anxious to bring Rupert Murdoch into line, the Murdoch papers criticise the government you see, [...]