A bit of honesty at last maybe?
The member reportedly said it may not even be possible for the panel to agree upon a consensus view
But, but, but, but – There’s a CONSENSUS…….
A spokesman from the Royal Society declined to respond, saying: "We will be issuing a release about this later on. It will be based [...]
On post Bismarkian Germany:
"They passed beyond the liberty of the individual to do as he pleased with his own property and found it necessary to check this liberty for the benefit of the freedom of the whole people,"
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1912)
Licence fee payers rightly insist that the BBC must be free from political interference.
the Tories have gone all cocky and decided they can start to dictate the terms on which impartial broadcasters go about their business.
The LibCons can set whatever conditions they wish. The BBC has no obligation to take a blind bit of [...]
the Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK abbreviates itself to ASSPUK. I suspect nothing more really needs to be said. Except they are regarding their sinking of a RoK corvette as an “act of war” by the South. There is gonna have to be a reckoning and it shall not be pretty. Though [...]
Edward Balls is the last of the contenders for the leadership of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.
I have left him to last because I want to use cuss-words about Balls.
A lot of them.
He is clearly an epic cunt - a profound example of a truly accomplished actor in the cunticular arts. A less savvy [...]
The world is becoming so overpopulated that nature will one day wreak its revenge, claims Jeremy Irons, the actor.
The crap actor. I only saw one movie with him I liked and he got chinned in that one by Bruce Willis - as it ought to be. Anyway, he’s entirely replaceable with Alan Rickman for being [...]
Sounds like a sixties folk group? You know the sort - sitting on high stools with a finger in one ear putting out sub-dylanesque warblings in grainy black and white. They have three fans left who now all live in a yurt in Wiltshire and speak very slowly due to having spent decades whacked out [...]
I got a job on designing a website for an artist. It needs two things to be easily user alterable. The first is the pictures in the galleries and the second is the list of up and coming exhibitions. I’ve only ever done websites over which I had control and I’m not scared of getting [...]
I just heard that Martin Gardner died yesterday.
I used to love his Mathematical Games in some old copies of Scientific American I acquired. Well I say “love” but usually they tormented me. Due to a piece by him on fractals I taught myself complex arithmetic which was the thin end of a slippery slope [...]
Had to go to Sainsburys today. Get stuff for a BBQ and also a new microwave. Well, on the way in they’ve erected new “road safety” signs. The quantity of signage on Britain’s roads and the ever varying speed limits surely cause accidents by being a constant distraction from, you know, the road and other [...]
Labour’s divisions over Iraq broke out into the open tonight, as Ed Milliband became the first contender for the leadership to make it an issue during the campaign. He said UN weapons inspectors were not given enough time in 2003 before coalition troops invaded, and asserted that the way in which Britain decided to [...]
More puritanical rent seeking reared its ugly head today, as oligarch Terry Leahy, boss of Tesco, called for more temperance laws including his pet favourite, price controls, in collaboration with chief temperance nutter Don Shenker, of course.
The selfish benefits Terry gets from this are obvious, but worth enumerating. He gets more money from selling beer [...]
So has Craig Ventor finally made the first steps into artificial life?
I don’t know because I only understand a bit of molecular biology and stuff.
But this looks like it’s going to be fun…
Of course, the usual suspects have crawled out of their yurts to raise Cain over geniis out of bottles, Pandora’s box, and [...]
The Kitty Kounters have received their very first death threat:
Praise be to Allah who created the creation for his worship and commanded them to be just and permitted the wronged one to retaliate against the oppressor in kind. To proceed:
Peace be upon he who follows the guidance: With a sword of his vengeance we will [...]
I’d forgotten this is Everybody Draw Mohammed day, but as an artist of a kind it would be remiss not to participate, so I just scribbled this one…
If you don’t have the right to offend, you don’t have the right to speak.