Posts tagged with ‘Northern Ireland’

Philadelphia has had enough Shootings

June 21, 2010

Not much to say, really, but in Cumbria recently a man went berserk with a gun and killed a dozen people.  The nation beat it’s collective chest in anguish. The other day, I posted about Northern Ireland and the US, comparing and contrasting the loss of life.  I ended by saying, Why is America like […]

The Real Troubles are not in Northern Ireland

June 16, 2010

Bloody Sunday The Saville Report, probably the longest and certainly the most expensive enquiry in the UK ever, is now out.  The ramifications are continuing, despite the Prime Minister trying to draw a line under everything.  See Bloody Sunday report published History On that day in 1972, 13 folks were killed, and overall, in what […]

Response to Joint statement by Gordon Brown and Kevin Rudd

April 1, 2009

I subscribe to news from No10.gov.uk to get the latest view of events and policies from the highest elected position in the land!  In this post from the PM’s office, is a joint statement from our own and the Australian Prime Minister. My interest is piqued by the numerical incidence of the two words “peace” […]

DNA and Capital Punishment

March 11, 2009

Yet Another Reason Why We Don’t Kill Murderers in Britain Sean Hodgson could be the latest person to benefit from the pure goodness of science and knowledge.  His DNA, apparently, isn’t the same as that of the person that killed Teresa De Simone way back in 1979! Tragically, he’s been locked up all that time […]

Ireland, Somerset and the Legion d’Honneur

March 10, 2009

Nichiren …if the minds of living beings are impure, their land is also impure, but if their minds are pure, so is their land. There are not two lands, pure or impure in themselves. The difference lies solely in the good or evil of our minds. – Nichiren Daishonin, from his writings, page 4.  Written […]