- The homeless
- Phone hacking
- Is anything proof read anymore?
- Left/right politics
- Votes that count
Let them eat cake? Nah - too good for them eh?
Overheard in a swish Auckland restaurant on the subject of homeless people: “We should just execute them”.
Watching the watchers
The ongoing UK Leveson inquiry into phone hacking never seems to lose its appeal. Here’s a sample taken from the evidence of Daily Telegraph correspondent, Peter Oborne who wrote a book called The Rise of Political Lying.
Oborne: “…Even on the issue of this inquiry, silence on phone hacking on the part of a number of British newspapers is culpable."
Leveson: (says) it is a recurring theme of the inquiry: "The press holds everyone to account but nobody holds the press to account." Guess what that will mean for British media – a media watchdog with real teeth.
No prizes for spotting the mistakes...
"It's in their genes" is a common refrain from scientists when asked about factors that allow centenarians to reach age 100 and beyond. Up until now, research has focused on genetic variations that offer a physiological advantage such as high levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol. But researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University have found that personality traits like being outgoing, optimistic, easygoing, and enjoying laughter as well as staying engaged in activities may also be part of the longevity genes mix.
(Gives a whole new meaning to 'he who has the last laugh...')
Read more... http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120524215339.htm
And in Godzone too?
‘All over Europe, new, leftfield (and sometimes rightwing) political parties are being taken seriously at the ballot box. Each has wildly different obsessions. The one thing they all share is the idea – being played out very visually in the occupations in Wall Street, London and Frankfurt – that the established way of doing politics is not working’. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/28/pirate-party-european-politics
In a democracy it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism it’s your Count that votes.