Something that’s been bubbling up for a while that I haven’t had time to sit down and type up. Probably not if interest unless you’re in to weird laws. Despite what many “weird laws” websites claim, it is not illegal to die in the House of Commons, at least in the sense that doing so is …
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The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. — Samuel Langhorne Clemens Those who cannot remember the past are, famously, doomed to repeat it. And the easiest way to ensure that the past is forgotten is, as Orwell said, …
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There is a reason why they’re called “killer” whales, you know.
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This is just disgusting. Any UK people reading this, learn what TOR is and how to use it. As for me, I’ll just be sitting here and waiting for the one-eyed Scottish idiot to announce the establishment of MiniLuv.
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You would think that the director of counter-terrorist operations at MI5 would know not to get out of a car in Downing Street with a top-secret document containing details of an ongoing investigation on display to the waiting press cameras, wouldn’t you? Epic. Fail.
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As expected, the British Tabloid Press is all over the latest scandal to rock our unelected Prime Minister’s government. Mention the word “porn” and their reaction is utterly predictable. Le Sigh. Just in case the point isn’t getting through, though: the real issue here is not that the Home Secretary’s husband watched a couple of …
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