Silly women

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Honestly, you women. Running around, daring to be happy and comfortable in your sexuality, wearing flattering clothes and flirting, yes FLIRTING, with members of the opposite sex. It’s ridiculous, but tolerable. The limit is reached when you start drinking though. Honestly. You can’t have everything, that’s just greedy. Yes? No? I’m gobsmacked at the news…

Lethal Force Knee-Jerk

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The news that Strathclyde Police Force has introduced Taser stun-guns has already sparked the usual round of “letters to the editor” stating various figures about how many people have died in the USA since these guns were introduced over there. Personally, as a supporter of Amnesty International, I find myself torn on this issue. On…

Required Reading

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From Joi Ito: Dare We Call It Genocide? “Zahra Abdel Karim, a 30-year-old woman, told me how in the same attack on Ab-Layha, the Janjaweed shot to death her husband, Adam, and 7-year-old son, Rahshid, as well as three of her brothers. Then they grabbed her 4-year-old son, Rasheed, from her arms and cut his…

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BLOGATHON 2003

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OK, that’s it, I’ve signed up. I have joined the madness and will be blogging every half hour for a 24 hour period starting at 2pm on Saturday the 26th of July. I will be donating whatever I raise to Amnesty International, so get your hand in your pocket and … Sponsor me for Blogathon…

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US of A-pathy?

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The US: A Safe Haven for Torturers. Part of Amnesty International’s Torture Campaign. The main thought that is rushing round my head is “why does America never seem to act on these things?” Is it an arrogance thing? A lack of compassion? Too busy ‘policing’ the rest of the world (read as: imposing American ideals…

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