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@Pcar I cannot believe how angry and hatey the libmob over at the BBC are
Hatred of Trump is so ingrained with them
that when they did a short video about spiders and how stories about False Widow Spiders are #FakeNews they did a graphic with President Trump's face mocked onto a spider

Aug 19, 2018 at 11:07 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

@golf charlie, Aug 19, 2018 at 9:09 PM

Autumn must be on its way, there is evidence of the pitter patter of tiny feet.

I need to buy more peanut butter.

Why are you feeding PB to spiders? Do they eat it?

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:31 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

@AK, Aug 19, 2018 at 7:46 PM

EM. Why have you resuscitated the left-right, libertarian- authoritarian index which you introduced here some time ago? There is still an active discussion thread that you set up. Do you have shares?

Why not? Unthreaded is for airing anything. Perhaps you will post a result again.

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:30 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Love him or loathe him, Trump leads the world against pointless Global Warming rubbish
"Since President Trump’s election, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has turned off its massive regulatory printing press. The nation is still here, there have been no man-made environmental catastrophes, and job creation is quickly growing now that the business community is not under the daily fear of another regulation that will slash its profits, force it to lay off employees or put it out of business."

The UK's Climate Change Act, written by Briony Worthington, was used as a template for the EU. When will the UK follow Trump's lead and scrap the CCA, the most disastrous legislation ever?

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:24 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Delingpole: History Teaching Has a Dangerous Left-Wing Bias…
...Indeed, anti-patriotism seems to be the prerequisite if you want to get on as a modern historian...

Spot on Mr D

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:15 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

British Govt Appears to Support ‘Land Reforms’ Aimed at Dispossessing South Africa’s White Minority

Harriet Baldwin MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), to Sir Paul Beresford MP, who enquired what the government’s stance on the policy was on behalf of a concerned constituent.

“The British government understands the need for land reform in South Africa”, Baldwin asserted, adding that they “welcomed” promises from President Cyril Ramaphosa that “the process of land [re]distribution would be orderly within South African laws” and be carried out “without negatively affecting economic growth, agricultural production and food security”.

The British government supports bankrupting South Africa and creating Rhodesia II with 97% in real poverty - despicable.

Am I surprised? Sadly, no.

Aug 19, 2018 at 10:08 PM | Registered CommenterPcar

Aug 19, 2018 at 2:05 AM | Robert Swan

As a non-Lawyer, I may be suffering Legal Fatigue. This account of the Trial of Socrates does not completely match what I was taught at school.

"The  (399 BC) was held to determine the philosopher’s guilt of two charges:asebeia (impiety) against the pantheon of Athens, and corruption of the youth of the city-state; the accusers cited two impious acts by Socrates: “failing to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges” and “introducing new deities”.

The death sentence of Socrates was the legal consequence of asking politico-philosophic questions of his students, from which resulted the two accusations of moral corruption and of impiety. At trial, the majority of the dikasts (male-citizen jurors chosen by lot) voted to convict him of the two charges; then, consistent with common legal practice, voted to determine his punishment, and agreed to a sentence of death to be executed by Socrates’s drinking a poisonous beverage of hemlock."

Does this add to your statement, or prove that Law is slow to develop, and should not involve political philosophers?

Aug 19, 2018 at 9:26 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Uibhist a Tuath

Autumn must be on its way, there is evidence of the pitter patter of tiny feet.

I need to buy more peanut butter.

Aug 19, 2018 at 9:09 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

EM. Why have you resuscitated the left-right, libertarian- authoritarian index which you introduced here some time ago? There is still an active discussion thread that you set up. Do you have shares?
Aug 19, 2018 at 7:46 PM | Supertroll

I have never felt the urge to be stuffed into a politically driven pigeon hole, with or without the consent of the pigeon.

What do I score?

Aug 19, 2018 at 9:04 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Supertroll, long, long ago (well last century) my professional qualifications took me to Norwich (and others) where I spent "quite a few" days but never a single night! I have not been back, so cannot confirm whether evidence of my work is still present.

I remain at liberty, but unable to explain why/what I was doing, but it did involve an understanding of how well the Victorians designed and built their prisons. At THAT time, how many UK residents had their own room, (restricted) access to fresh water, a toilet, and functional heating and ventilation, plus regular meals?

The average Victorian, living in an industrial slum or rural hovel probably thought it was far too comfortable a life, to be a proper prison. Times have changed, but attitudes?

From that time, and backed up by more recent Voluntary work that includes those with personal experience, I offer a few comments/thoughts/suggestions ......

Reformed/rehabilitated prisoners do amazing work in Probation Services, Crime Reduction etc that may also involve counselling, talks in schools, inner city projects, getting kids off streets and away from gangs etc etc etc. A Degree in Social Work may teach fancy words to Undergraduates, but it does not offer harsh lessons and experience of life at the sharp end, combined with words of wisdom from the blunt end.

Why aren't teenage offenders given a long day in prison (ie not a night) to see the realities, and be spoken to by some of the "old lags" who may wish they had learned something from their first incarceration as teenagers?

The 1980s film "Scum" starring a youthful Ray Winstone gave an image of borstal and prison life then. Ray Winstone has gone on to better things, but some of those actually in borstal in the 80s are still regular guests of Her Majesty.

The humour of Ronnie Barker in the brilliant "Porridge" remains the image that many retain of prison life. Brilliant but sad. Australians had "Prisoner Cell Block H" where the ratio of Prison Officers to Prisoners was unusually high, perhaps to stop the TV studio walls from wobbling too much.

It was not in Norwich, but a Prison Officer told me about the fate of those hanged in prison.

To keep up the chocolate theme and combine it with Politically Incorrect history.....
The Kit Kat Bar used to be very popular in certain prisons. The foil wrapping was used to prepare heroin for injection. Then they stopped wrapping Kit Kats in foil.

Aug 19, 2018 at 8:50 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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