Archive for December, 2006

Amusing travel policy

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

The political party that looked very much like it was trying to close down the rail network by long term under-investment for 17 years or so, apparently, now tell us they want to build a complete new hi-tech Maglev network, even though there are better, cheaper alternatives and the Institution of Civil Engineers recently said […]

How much do films cost?

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

Christmas is upon us and many of us spend time sitting in front of the tv. It’s the time of year when quite a lot of the films we can choose to watch are pleasant escapist nonsense. Some are what can only be described, in the politest terms possible, as complete bollocks. About 10 years […]

Hurting people is good for sales

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

The news has recently been full of the killing of 5 women in a fairly quiet part of the country. The children’s news accurately described these as 5 women under 30. Every other news program seems to have called them the 5 prostitutes and mention heroin addiction. Why talk about them like that? How many […]