Aldous Huxley must have seen the future when he wrote Brave New World :
“No offence is as heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour. Murder kills only the individual – and after all, what is an individual? We can make a new one with the greatest ease – as many as we like. Unorthodoxy threatens […]
Spotted over at FT Alphaville we have this extract from Jeffries Fixed Income (emphasis mine) :
Although encouraging that Q4 UK GDP was revised up from a rise of only 0.1% to 0.3%, arthritically this was largely the result of general government expenditure (see chart below). General government expenditure rose by 1.2% (not annualized) […]
Heard on Radio 4 this afternoon in a report on pets and their impact on the environment :
.. and can you tell what the carbon footprint of a rescued battery chicken is?
Can’t get any worse than that really.
The person answering giggled nervously as if she was being asked the question by […]
I wrote earlier about the sheer amount of government advertising to be heard on commercial radio in every single ad break – annoying, patronising and a complete waste of my tax money.
Being out and about not listening to the radio has brought relief from the constant nag nag nag of our nanny masters […]
Over at Old Holborn’s place, a very good read by Stanislav on the state of the UK.
As a taster (do go and read the whole article) :
We live in a Nazi state, our SS shoot us at will, whip our women with batons, corral and batter our children as they fight […]
Mostly, Wasp doesn’t feel much when reading news but this story from the BBC is fairly shitty on the standard news shitty scale :
Man believed to be the son of a 100-year-old woman found stabbed to death at her home in east London has been arrested by police.
You manage to live to […]
From a commentator over at zero hedge opining on the behaviour of various members of the US Federal Reserve:
These folks are like arsonists who push for the bomb-making material and then, after planting the bombs and lighting the fuses, extort the firemen and get a tax on the water.
G Brown esq. will probably be […]
The English language always amazes me with the endless opportunities for creating entertaining double entendre as well as phrases that can be quite easily taken both ways (the last bit there will have activated the snigger region of the brain in anyone with a so called dirty mind).
Being fairly well versed in the […]
Apple has upset a few developers of iPhone apps by pulling (wrong choice of verb I think) various apps with an adult theme.
The BBC article has the following :
ChilliFresh is an Australian company that creates apps for the iPhone, including the recently banned Wobble, which provides pictures of women’s breasts.
Shame the […]
ACPO letter to Chief constables and Commissioners :
Officers should be reminded that it is not an offence for a member of the public or journalist to take photographs of a public building and use of cameras by the public does not ordinarily permit use of stop and search powers.
Lancashire Police in action […]
The BBC brings news that Greater Manchester police have classified six separate snowball throwing incidents in the same category as murder and rape :
The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police has criticised some of his officers for recording snowball throwing as “serious violent crime”.
Peter Fahy said the officers concerned had failed to […]
Taken by Wasp at Speakers Corner during a visit to London :
Reproduced in full from Old Holborn :
Just to remind us what 13 years of power can do (cut out and keep edition):
Ballot Boxes are interfered with
Voting registers go missing
The Police can kill innocent people and get away with it
The state can kill people and get away with it
A little something our communist leaders may wish to consider :
From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and that the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. […]
Following on from my earlier post about the HMRC being thoroughly useless, I managed to get through to their helpline today.
I was actually amazed that I was speaking to a human sounding human (albeit sounding tediously bored stiff) as opposed to a mouthbreathing jobsworth and had the matter sorted out in about 20 […]