Importance of being happy

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Like most people over the years the things that I value, the things that make me happy, have changed. Despite appearances to the contrary here — specifically my gadget lust — I’m not particularly materialistic these days. I used to be much MUCH worse. Whilst I was never particularly fussy about labels, I was certainly…

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…