An educational post about psychopaths. My favourite line? Dishonesty doesn’t make them anxious because nothing makes them anxious. I’m clearly not a psychopath. See also Impaired emotional processing affects moral judgements.
Shauna, in her epic journey to the UK, did not (at least I don’t remember it) mention the letter she got from the NHS asking her to go in for a TB pre-vaccination test. You know, the one where they stick you in the forearm and send you on your way, then check on you … Continue reading In which I go on about a disease I’ve never had
Is anyone truly surprised at this headline: North Korea talks end in failure. No, really, anyone?
If the local council actually pays attention, Neighbourhood Fix-It is gonna be the most popular application ever! You enter your UK postcode and it takes you to a map and you can report problems to the council. OMG how brilliant is this? Via Springwise.
Since I’m a bleeding heart liberal on most days*, it might come as a surprise to some that I don’t support requiring religious adoption agencies to work with same-sex couples. This is definitely not to say that I don’t think same-sex couples should raise children. As long as a relationship is healthy, respectful, and responsible, … Continue reading Gay adoption and forcing everyone to accept it
10,000 passports were issued to imaginary people last year. If I’d known it was so easy to get a UK passport I wouldn’t have spent so much money and time getting a proper visa. It admitted 10,000 passports were wrongly given in the past year, but said plans to interview applicants would combat such fraud. … Continue reading At least they can send text messages to give the bad news
There is a bloog about Coronation Street. Holy crapola.
Since I’m crook, there aren’t going to be any gym visits prior to my 6K race (I now laugh at the misnomer) on Sunday. That means I won’t have run a step since early last week. However, I may not do a lot of running on the day either, as my colds — if serious … Continue reading Coughing up lovely phlegm
I always find it funny that there is a BBC correspondent who shares the same name (though not quite the same spelling) as Neil’s pal. And that there’s one named Glenn Campbell (is he a Rhinestone Cowboy — heehee, sorry). Anyways. Bryan Taylor, BBC bloke, is now posting on the BBC elections bloog. A recent … Continue reading Bryan Taylor’s election bloog
Eric Joyce was on BBC Radio Scotland this morning, saying the UK was part of the invasion force because Saddam Hussein was a tyrant toward his people. I’m fairly certain the main reason given for the UK signing up to an invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the non-compliance of Saddam Hussein’s regime with respect … Continue reading Don’t pretend your reason for war never existed