I have been away, cutting down to only very restricted Internet/computing usage, and living in a district that would make Abu Muq piss his baggy pants. (Walthamstow, he says. You’ve never been to Bradford, have you?) Which is amusing, because (as in every poor/immigrant ‘hood in Europe) every second business is a mobile phone/computer shop.…Read More ….here I am!
James Graham asks: does your candidate for Mayor of London pass the 7th July competence test? This is of course a strong suit for the Liberals; perhaps the only one going in a dead campaign. Picking Brian Paddick as the candidate against lardbucket and International Marxists for Police Bullets was a cracking idea; wouldn’t JG’s…Read More Liberal Competence
The Metropolitan Police Authority meets on the 22nd November to discuss Sir Ian Blair’s case; they cannot be left uninformed. This body consists of members from the London Assembly, magistrates, and “independent members”. Their details are here. The balance is as follows – 7 Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, who can be expected to vote no…Read More Target for Tonight
It’s been a weird political week, no? There was “Loyalist” (scarequotes included because my definition of loyalty doesn’t include shooting fellow citizens, constables & c) nutbag Michael Stone’s public freakout-cum-terrorist attack on Stormont. I haven’t laughed as much in years – seriously, ten years ago this would have meant blood in the streets, all 39…Read More Anarchy in the UK!
All those folk looking for dirt on John Prescott. It’s nice and quiet again now. Still, I’ve been away, far from the nearest wireless LAN, so far away I didn’t hear about the new war(s) until getting back to town, and now I’m back.Read More Have they all gone yet?
One thing not addressed in this post is the exact arrangements between the Government and AEG regarding the big…can it be a beer gut?…pimple on the Thames. As made clear in comments here, the terms under which AEG got the Dome specify that the Government gets a share in the profits over and above AEG’s…Read More Prescott and the Dome: Clarifier
In Trafalgar Square on Sunday, something remarkable – artificial life, or a stab at it. Dutch artist Theo Jensen has been building curious walking machines, strandbeesten, out of lengths of plastic pipe selected by a computer program that simulates an evolutionary process. After a while, he took them out to the beach to race, and…Read More Strandbeesten
Marginal Revolution says: In Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations, David Warsh notes in passing a bizarrely ironic use of markets by the Soviet KGB. It is 1984: The Cold War is entering its climatic phase. There are war fears at the highest levels of government. In London, KGB agents have been directed to track…Read More Market, market, market…whoops
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!