Don't say anything real, this is the Internet

Once again it has become clear that people can't genuinely discuss anything without the threat of an emotionally charged mob ready to pile on with righteous indignation. Dave Winer has earned the wrath of twitter once again. This time while discussing an experience he had of being accused of age…

debate, discrimination, twitter

Take with one hand, give back with the other

In Sundays Guardian, a so-called defence of income tax. The Lib Dem counter-proposal is for a costly fresh hike in allowances. Spreading jam thinly among almost everyone in work, this was always a woeful way to compensate low-earners for cuts to housing, childcare and tax credits. A fine example of…

government, debate, tax

I'm Pro-Choice

Oftentimes have to fight the urge to write a post about how much I agree with what somebody else just wrote. Since this is one such post it's quite evident that the urge won out. Yesterday I read an article by Ross Clark in The Spectator prompted by the recent…

politics, choice, debate, government

and late one accursed night, I compounded the elements

This post is rather obsolete in its relation to this blog but is being kept for posterity and in case I need to refer back to it. So I finally cracked and moved my blog to a new platform. I was happy with my wordpress blog, it never gave me…

technology, markdown, jekyll, blog, ruby

Progressive Atrophy of Common Sense (part V)

In 2008 Roger Kreutz was standing in line at Starbucks when 19 year old Aaron Poisson grabbed the tip jar from the counter and fled the premises. Mr Kreutz gave chase. Following a struggle Mr Poisson gets into his car to escape, and in doing so, knocks Mr Kreutz to…

law, death, common sense, theft

'Big Society' and the Pitfalls of Centralised Measurements

I have always had an eversion to the idea of a large state. The idea that citizens of a nation are controlled by the state repells me. That said, I also try to fight the temptentaion to believe that a nation with little to no government interfearence is the pefect…

politics, charity, government, management