Posts tagged with ‘society’

Why Throw Away History?

November 24, 2015

The Web, History, Link-rot & Crawling Chaos Again, while checking for link-rot, I came across a broken link on the Crawling Chaos website.  Specifically, it’s when I deal with our introduction to Factory Records and that I played with a hockey team called Northumbria alongside the Tyne Tees Television (TTTV) newsreader called Rod Griffith. I […]

Assange Given Ecuadorian Asylum

August 16, 2012

Assange Given Ecuadorian Asylum – but what next? This is the full text released by Ecuador for their reasons for Assange’s successful application.  See original text at the end. But What is to Happen Now? For now, Assange will have to stay in the Embassy.  Ecuador has asked for assurances about his safe passage, but […]

Tories Reveal Authoritarian Roots While Liberals Check Their Shoelaces

April 2, 2012

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Yet again I’m forced to side with the grinning David Davis.  This doesn’t happen often and is embarrassing to admit!. It’s all about the government plans to allow full-scale unauthorised real-time monitoring of every person in the […]

A police state for benefit claimants? « Ron’s Rants…

January 31, 2012

It Was labour What Done This… That it was.  I first threatened and then did leave the Labour Party over it.  Right at the time they were trying to bring in Identity Cards and lock uncharged people away for 90 days, reduced to 42 days (yes really, they were – It’s like a bad dream) […]

Whales and Space Demonstrate Contrasts In Humanity

February 16, 2011

Introduction Two items on today’s news demonstrated the vast contrasts in our humanity. Stardust probe finds ‘subdued’ comet crater & Japan halts whale hunt after chase by protesters. Our Absolute Ingenuity and Progress The absolute ingenuity of us humans and how far we have come since our cave-dwelling days is supremely demonstrated by the return […]