Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
ScotsToryB commented: James, perhaps you can have a wee look at Monty's blog re ID cards and post a link to get the rest of us great unwashed to start standing up for ourselves. My readership, STB, is not large but I do have readers with large readerships - fellow bloggers. For you ladies and gentlemen, if you happen upon this post, please go to Monty Lionheart's own post on ID cards, if you haven't already done so; then to this site and then prehaps think out the best possible way to use your blog to assist - maybe running banners, I don't know. I'll think it out this evening in terms of my own blog. Our children's future quite possibly depends on it.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
1. An Irishman becomes so familiar with his bicycle that when cycling at speed the atomic structure of his body fuses with that of the bicycle frame.
2. A rather shy novelist arrives in New York to launch his first book, only to be greeted by a rioting mob of Black Panthers, old-age pensioners, gay rights activists and feminists after his blood.
Five more here.
This piece is as honest about Russia as I can be. Firstly, I’m not in Russia proper – I’m in one of the republics although I do cross over quite often. Secondly, though my financial position doesn’t match it, my social state, in Twelfth Night terms, is ‘well’. Therefore I don’t yet live down in the sewer but am conveyed from door to door. I shop locally, walk about and chat with folk, hitch rides occasionally just to tune my ear to latest developments and so on. But what is it really, really like, living here? This is my take. Read more »
It too has its teething troubles but at least it actually posts articles and over the next week I'll gradually transfer as much as I can across. If I'm blogrolled with you, please keep it as is for now until wordpress is fully operational [it's still in the experimental stage].
The article I was trying to publish half the morning is over at wordpress now and it might be interesting for you.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Ladies and gentlemen, the theme today is concise writing and quoting. First, from one of the masters of the quoting style - Stephen Pollard [see photo]: Tee Hee: Poor Macca. Divorcing a one-legged prostitute who accuses him of wife-beating and he's still the boring one out of Lennon and McCartney. Tim Worstall, who has made linking an art form, drily comments: More Tee Hee: Stephen Pollard [steals a line] quotes from Popbitch. Here's a typical Worstall link: Have you seen what The Great Leader has now said? And a typical Pollard: This will make you laugh out loud. However, both have fierce competition for the ConSuc title this week. Read on for that.
I ask the question, ‘Is our Earth happy just now?’ Consider the report from Downunder: Weeks after one of the hottest October days on record, weird weather again grips southern states. Sleet and snow grip, where weeks earlier there had been fierce bushfires, all with the southern hemisphere summer coming on. Is this normal?
Friday, October 27, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Vox Day’s father has the tax police after him for what some see as the wrong reasons. Vox asks: And who is more cowardly, the sheep that go meekly along to the shearer or the one that jumps the fence and runs for the hills? However, one of his commenters puts a worrying point I’m inclined to agree with: I'm guessing your dad has absolutely zero history of being violent, which makes me think that the talk about him being dangerous is rather scary. It almost makes me think that the groundwork is being laid for shooting him.
This slightly older article is worth the read. Boys are more trouble than girls - and the grief starts from the word go. Delivering a male child is significantly more difficult than giving birth to a female, according to an Irish study of more than 8000 children - the first in the world to consider how a child's sex affects labour. Maeve Eogan, from Dublin's National Maternity Hospital, found the caesarean rate was nearly 50 per cent higher among boys' births - 6.1 per cent versus 4.2 per cent. Other instrumental deliveries using forceps or ventouse extraction were also more common among male births, regardless of weight. Other delightful stats are here.