Month: September 2013

Rocco: Adam, Eve and a very private cave.

Last week I got involved in a friendly dispute with a comrade here at Bogpaper Towers, techno whizz James Eadon. [In the comments for James’ “Email sent. You have been crypto shafted” if you’re interested.] It was over the nature of privacy, or rather, whether such a thing as a Right to Privacy exists. As

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Marx on Monday: IPCC

Last week when parts of the IPCC’s much heralded “Climate Change Report” were leaked to the press I, as much as any liberal, found myself despairing at some of its findings. No global warming for 16 years; record levels of sea ice; so many polar bears that the UN was proposing a humane cull to

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Science Sundays with John Duffield: Time Travel

You can beat an egg, but you can’t beat a good movie. And there are some real crackers out there. The Terminator was a classic, with that remorseless skeletal T-800 that just won’t stop. Another cracker was 12 Monkeys, which featured a scary way to save the planet. Then there’s Men in Black3, Looper, and

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Eadon on Tech: The Terminator is Coming For YOU

Here’s a funny geeky news story. Apple recently released new software, the latest version of its mobile operating system called “iOS” which runs iPhones and iPads. Some punk put out a spoof video showing that the new iOS software makes the existing iPhones waterproof. Needless to say, many iPhones met their watery doom as a

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Russell Taylor: Fantasy versus reality

According to a YouGov poll, Labour have soared into a seven point lead over the Tories following Ed Miliband’s party conference speech. To be honest, I’m not surprised, because it was popularist stuff that paid lip service to reality. He stopped short of promising everyone a free Caribbean holiday, but he did vow to make

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Delingpole on Friday: Ed Miliband’s willy on the Facebook? We should be so lucky….

When is it acceptable for an ex-deputy mayor of London to take selfies of his penis and post them on the internet? My answer: “almost always.” Though I’m by no means an expert on the penis in question – the images were tastefully pixelated on the reproductions I saw – I’m fully prepared to give

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Russell Taylor: Red Ed – A Blast From The Past

Ed Miliband wants to dust off Clause Four, hoist the red flag and return the Labour Party to its former glory: as an unelectable basketcase, run by an amateurish buffoon. Neil Kinnock’s heart must be bursting with pride. Actually, that’s an unfair comparison, because Kinnock was a powerful speaker, whereas Miliband is a nasal sixth-form

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The Austrian Way: How the economy could be so much better

There are many great deformations in our economy today, ranging from over-grown finance, real-estate and insurance sectors to other smaller scale, less obvious perversions. The deformation to be chewed over today is the speculative financial part of economy. It’s not that I’m some anti-capitalist, soft-headed socialist, I feel this way because this sector results in

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Rocco: Cash for Plastic

Yes, that’s right, its a (rather limp) play on words. And, yes, this is an article about carrier bags. But it’ll be fun, trust me. Amazingly, I’ve been accused at least a couple of times here on this site of being a Left winger. More amazing still, there is an element of truth in this.

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Marx on Monday: Hillary 2016

I know it’s a bit early in the day for speculation on who is going to be the next Presidential nominee for the Democrats but they are really going to struggle to get someone who can fill Obama’s boots. Where on earth are they going to find a candidate who measures up to Obama’s standards

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