Monday, 12 April 2010

The 'Obama doctrine': kill, don't detain
George Bush left a big problem in the shape of Guantánamo. The solution? Don't capture bad guys, assassinate by drone

Organic food sales plunge as shoppers tighten belts
Shoppers are turning away from expensive organic food as they cut back on their household budgets.

Sales of organic food, drink and other products fell by 12.9 per cent compared to last year.

The Soil Association's Organic Market Report 2010 published today showed that sales in the UK dropped from £2.1billion in 2008 to £1.84billion last year.

'This will outrage British taxpayers': Deal to rescue Greece to soak up millions
Greece was last night handed a generous national bailout by its euro partners which will end up costing British taxpayers more than £600million a year

UN process in danger unless world agrees on climate change
The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless countries are able to agree on the best way to stop global warming by the end of this year, the outgoing head of climate change negotiations has warned

NHS Bankrupts Britain
The government is set to spend an estimated £677 billion this financial year on the public sector (2009-10), that is currently running an ANNUAL £167 billion deficit, i.e. the government spends £167 billion a YEAR more than it earns in revenue which is contributing to towards igniting Britains inflationary debt spiral, that risks accelerating trend towards an hyper inflationary bust leaving savers with worthless paper and the economy in ruins, i.e. bankrupt

Full Spectrum Internet Media Censorship, UK Bill Heralds Death of the Internet

All Human Cattle To Be Microchipped By 2017

Jacqui Smith's secret plan to carry on snooping
The home secretary has vowed to scrap a ‘big brother’ database, but a bid to spy on us all continues

THE NHS was accused of hypocrisy last night after relaxing rules on superbug hygiene to let Muslim staff wear long sleeves and Sikhs display their religious symbols.

Who REALLY Owns The Media In 2010?

I’m paid too much, says police chief, and so are lots of other public service bosses
The pay packages of public sector chief executives are unjustifiable, irresponsible and must be reined in, according to one of Britain’s top police officers. Writing in The Times today, Sir Norman Bettison, the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire, said that his £213,000 salary and pension package was too large.

The Wake Up Call...Shattering Denial
Some of the assertions made in this document are astounding and I confess that there was a time when I would have dismissed these notions without a second thought. Now, after the research I have conducted over the last 4 months I can no longer enjoy the luxury of blissful ignorance. I admonish you to eat the fish and spit out the bones as your read but I believe there is a lot more fish than bones in this article

What happens to petrol prices when the economy starts motoring again?
"A weak currency arises from a weak economy which in turn is the result of a weak government." It was a simple equation trotted out by now-Prime Minister Gordon Brown when in the opposition party during the 1990s.

Hold on tight: Britain's amusement parks are closing fast

Global warming: It has to be catastrophe
We have a surplus of people pretending to know the truth about climate change, and the truth they pretend to know is uniformly disastrous

Digital Economy Bill: Nine things you can't do any more
The Digital Economy Bill has a number of clauses that, if taken to their logical extremes, could see some pretty horrible outcomes. It's completed its whistle-stop tour of the legislative process, sprinting from Commons to Lords with barely a pause for breath before getting the nod from Her Maj. MPs decided to get the bill into law first and worry about the details later.

Until Ofcom hammers out the mechanics of the processes outlined in the bill, it's impossible to say how we'll be affected. We take a look at some of the worst-case scenarios.

NSA Wiretapping, Digital Economy Bill, Bonn Climate Talks - Sunday Update

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