Monthly Archives: September 2008

ContactPoint database to track children not in school

We expected this to happen: 1.2.3 Section 436A requires all local authorities to make arrangements to enable them to establish (so far as it is possible to do so) the identities of children residing in their area who are not

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Posted in Home Schooling, NIR, Told You So

Do I Have to Obey Orders From an Unconstitutional Government?

I am a loyal citizen of the United States of America, and I believe deeply in the vision of the Founding Fathers, the rule of law as enshrined in the Constitution, and the liberty that our forefathers fought and died

Posted in Post Tipping Point, Someone Clever Said

Noel Edmunds…Your new hero?!

When a very popular man stands up and says what needs to be said… For 30 years he was one the BBC’s star presenters, stitching up celebrities and subjecting guests on his show to the horrors of the gunge tank.

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Posted in BBQ, Post Tipping Point, Yes yes yes!

The Zero-Trust Society

The Telegraph has a story that is direcly related to the previous post about the TSA and the irrational mania for lists, and the other BLOGDIAL posts about this insanity Despite ministers admitting of concerns the laws could spark a

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Posted in Fear-mongering, Home Schooling, Insanity, NIR, No no no!, Post Tipping Point

Bruce Schneier on the TSA: it is completely worthless

From Bruce Schneier’s Cryptogram, yet another crystal clear explanation of why the TSA’s list of ‘terrorists’ is completely bogus: The TSA is tightening its photo ID rules at airport security. Previously, people with expired IDs or who claimed to have

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Posted in Idiocracy, NIR, Post Tipping Point, Someone Clever Said, The Facts, The Law, Told You So

Is Unassisted Childbirth Safe? You bet it is!

Whilst googling around today for the uses of colloidal silver after reading an extraordinarily inflammatory post that I wont trouble you with, I wandered onto some facts about how children are being born in the USA. It is now the

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Posted in Beautiful, Home Schooling, life, Medicine, Someone Clever Said, Told You So, Yes yes yes!

Mandarin: speak it and eat it.

Take a look at this site, called ‘Gapminder’. It is a fascinating piece of software that displays the positions of countries on a graph of different factors set against each other. If you look at the default graph on this

Posted in Beautiful, Medicine, Money, Software

From the absurd to the incomprehensible: incompetent firms put in charge of ContactPoint

The Telegraph has an astonishing piece on ContactPoint: firms who have already demonstrated their incompetence are now in charge of ContactPoint: Prisoner data loss firm allowed to work on database of every child in England The private firm which lost

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Posted in Astonishing, Money, NIR, Someone Clever Said

Going on an Imperial Bender

How the U.S. Garrisons the Planet and Doesn’t Even Notice By Tom Engelhardt Here it is, as simply as I can put it: In the course of any year, there must be relatively few countries on this planet on which

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Posted in Idiocracy, Justice, Someone Clever Said, The Facts, Told You So

Subhuman pigs against Home Schooling

The apalling bird cage liner that is The Independent, has published a scandalous and purely evil hit piece against Home Schooling: Across Britain, children are half-gleeful and half-groaning as they finally head back to school. But amidst the bustle of

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Posted in Home Schooling, Someone Stupid Said, wtf?