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R.I.P. N.H.S.

Posted: 2nd April 2013 by agentfluffy in Inspired by recent news
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http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/farewell-to-the-nhs-19482013-a-dear-and-trusted-friend-finally-murdered-by-tory-ideologues-8555503.html I am saddened by this of course but I’m mostly feeling angry at myself and everyone else who has watched the gentle poisoning of the NHS for the last few years, and hasn’t done anything. It all started with the ridiculously incompetent private finance idea. However you want to try to spin it, it’s […]

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It’s that simple really. The world today is propaganda central. We are constantly bombarded by reasons, arguments and enticement to try to convince us to accept and get on-board with a myriad of agendas; ranging from what to choose for our breakfast cereal to who to elect to who we should believe about the planet’s […]

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British journalism is broken. This should be obvious. Stories nowadays are twisted to elicit the most emotional response,  usually to scare. In the main the news is no longer reported; it is sensationalized! Oh and a story being true, this appears to be an optional extra for some publications. Also for a long time I […]

It Works Both Ways

Posted: 3rd December 2011 by agentfluffy in Random ramblings, The way things should be
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Having random weekend musings: Everyone presumably knows that there is a burden of responsibility enforced on employees not to do anything, at any time whether at work or not, that could reflect badly on the employer. People can be disciplined and dismissed for things done on their own time. Just pondering that in the interest […]

Comments Off on “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

I believe that the decision by the judges to hold a closed trial for Anders Breivik is flawed. And not just because it is anathema to the basic principle of free speech. Firstly and foremost I think families of those killed, the country as a whole and to a lesser extent the rest of the […]

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I would perhaps have liked to start my blog with a moderately less controversial topic but the time of my first impulse to post has coincided with a story in the news.  This news story. Which IMO falls into the category of someone getting into trouble for saying something fairly obviously correct but about a […]