The Home Office unaccountably continues to survive my best efforts to compass its abolition. On the other hand, though… Nobody ever did try to explain why the RAF Harriers in Kandahar were being withdrawn just as 3,000 British soldiers were deployed there, but the MOD did better than trying to explain it: they reversed the…Read More Winning the other argument
27 chimps kill Sierra Leonian cab driver, armed police seek them. I mentioned this story to a colleague, who answered “Where was that – Dulwich?” To which I said: “Now you know why cabbies won’t go south of the river this time of night..it’s the chimps..” Well, I thought it was funny.Read More Funny Ha Ha!
Well, wasn’t Charles Clarke’s appearance on television fun? The boiling hatred and revenge just spumed off his hoggish cardiac-case chops. There’s enough lard in there to fuel a whole West Greenlandic tribe for a decade, even though elephant would be a novelty to them. Apparently the only reason anyone disagrees with house arrest without trial,…Read More Like a Fiery (Safety) Elephant
Remember when it was meant to be a duty on us all to defend freedom of speech, Western values, the Enlightenment, democracy and probably golden retrievers as well by publishing the Danish cartoons? Well, can anyone tell me why the same sort of people – Harry’s Place/Kamm/etc – aren’t noticeably furious that Bartholomew’s Notes on…Read More Thundering Silence
Some ideas never die, no matter how many times they get beaten. Look at the theory of land-value taxation, or social credit, or anything religious. The art of war, like every other field of intellectual activity, has its own. This is airpower theory, the notion developed by the Italian general (not, perhaps, a good sign)…Read More Beware: Airpower theorists
Well, those of you who are taking part in today’s protest against the Serious and Organised Crime & Police Act, aka the Brian Haw Act, may get to meet…me, as I’m quite likely to come over to the camp at Runnymede from the TYR operations centre in fabulous Egham. Beware.Read More Demon Strate!
Remember this post from July 2005? Regarding the full sickology of the Iraqi war economy, it covered epic CPA corruption, heroin smuggling, Iraqi girls turning up turning tricks all over the Middle East, and of course Viktor Bout. In comments, someone claimed to have heard from a Kroll securigoon that Russian planes were bringing in…Read More We love the corruption
So there’s this mad scientist! who’s designed a machine that subjects people to a really strong magnetic field until they perceive – wow! – the presence of god. No, really. Then they tested it on..wait for it..Richard Dawkins! Let me guess – it cranked up to a high-pitched chattering whine, sucking in so many prayer-watts…Read More Further tests on the Religionatron
200 years ago this week, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born. This week, this blog’s favourite pig-incompetent, corrupt arms manufacturer BAE Systems decided to sell its 20% share of Airbus Industrie, including the Filton plant and design centre just three miles or so from Brunel’s Clifton suspension bridge. BAE is apparently trying to make “bolt-on acquisitions”…Read More Brunel Memorial Sale
Information has reached me that some progress may have been achieved about the C-130 Defensive Aids Suite, and specifically about the foam in the fuel tanks that might have saved the crew of XV-179 on election day in Iraq. Apparently the K fleet (super-E in US parlance, CMk1 in UK officialese) are getting their foam…Read More Foam Party!