A double helping this month, from Headrambles and DumbJon:
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Tim Newman on environmentalism:
Somebody posted on Facebook a link to a story regarding a carrier bag ban which the government of Bali has introduced after two Balinese teenage girls petitioned them. Apparently discarded carrier bags are strewn all over Bali and Something Must Be Done. Naturally this was being applauded by all right-thinking folk, except me who suggested it might be better to first find out who is littering the island in this way: locals or Australian tourists. One individual thought this meant I was “looking for someone to blame” instead of “finding a solution”, leading me to conclude he was almost certainly a middle manager in a modern corporation and had been on a training course recently.
The NSPCC has called on the Government to make sending sexual messages to children illegal as disgraced footballer Adam Johnson makes a second appeal against his conviction for child sex offences.Excellent timing, NSPCC!
And you'd think they had more important things to worry about, wouldn't you?
This must be that 'joined up government' people are always saying we need...
Monday, 27 February 2017
A judge told Alexander Beerjeraz, 25, he “richly deserved” prison but instead she handed him an 18-month sentence suspended for two years.*sighs*
Beerjeraz, who now has a £37,500-a-year job in events management, admitted theft and wept as sentence was passed.Wait, what? Someone else employed him?
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Saturday, 25 February 2017
The mother of a reckless thrill-seeker who was filmed climbing to the top of Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square has said she is...Ashamed? Determined to ensure he never does this again?
...“extraordinarily proud” of her son.Oh.
Mrs Gallagher, a croupier, told the newspaper: “It's a double-edge sword. Nobody wants their child risking life and limb.
“His [older] brother was the freerunner in the family but he gave it up because decided he didn't want to kill himself. Harry never had that fear.
“He just has this passion for it. He is fearless. You can’t stop that journey.”Not if you don't try, no.