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What we shouldn’t do

Is wander around blowing up schools. Fairly obvious really, but some people will never learn. Bozos. [Pulled from the comments (thanks): its fun to watch: -W]

Wiki madness

The story so far: arbitrator User:FT2 posted a bizarre Arbcomm decision in which a user was, apparently, tried and sentenced in secret. Unsurprisingly, outrage ensued. One other arb then repudiated the judgement, and said it was done “without the approval or prior knowledge of the Committee as a whole”. Unhelpfully, other arbs stayed fairly tight-lipped,…

Our politicians are bozos

So, nothing new there you may well say. My morning paper tells me that Broon has won a pointless victory over the bizarre 42-day-detention stuff. He had to buy off the Ulstermen to do this, and the Lords will veto it, and he is only doing it for cheap popularity, and he will fail, and…

…said the oily US spokesman on R4 tonight, as it turns out the US has been telling us porkies about torture flights. Though I doubt our govt asked too hard, since it enabled them to make denials when it was all becoming rather embarassing. The UK govt is still insisting that the US lied to…

NRK nationalised

In order to prove my financial acuity, when Northern Rock fell to about 200p and the govt guaranteed its deposits, I bought £250 worth, believing it would bounce back. Its now down to 90p, and the news now is that its to be nationalised. My shares are now worth so little I hardly care, but…

Buy our tat!

I thought I’d take advantage of a rant (sorry, yes, another one) to push some of our tat that we’re selling (we hope) on ebay. So there is the disc firing robot, the ATV buggy, and the nervous alligator science kit. We had two of the robots by some mischance, one non-working. We took it…

Makes us look sane

UK teacher jailed over teddy row: “A British teacher has been found guilty in Sudan of insulting religion after she allowed her primary school class to name a teddy bear Muhammad.”

Torture and detention

Over in the mad world, CIP castigates his fellow countryfolk for promoting torture. AFAIK we’re not doing that (except very quietly and discretely, one suspects) so instead we’re going for detaining people for implausibly long times. We’re currently at an insane 28 days and our glorious leader wants to extend this to a totally barking…

I don’t suppose you are, but this rather indicates his casual attitude towards the truth: “I was selling the house anyway and they asked me if I would be willing to tell people I was selling the house because I was afraid somebody might solve the puzzle too fast. I said ‘yes’. They said, ‘Don’t…

Don’t mention the war

I notice that the Economist, which was always pro-Iraq-war, and for a long time insisted on reserving judgement as to whether it would suceed, now calls it a “disaster”. Meanwhile Thucydides proffers his advice to CIP. I’d go for partition, myself.