Browsing archives for July, 2009

A hundred years ago…

Hoons,politics 29 July 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday nábídána said that the best way to approach the story on compensation for ex-service personnel would not be to take them to court.  Quoting from yesterday’s blog post: More recently, this bizarre story about seeking to appeal compensation payments for troops who develop complications after the point of initial injury is absolute dynamite, and […]

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Too many twits might make a twat

Uncategorized 29 July 2009 3 Comments

David Cameron is trending strongly on Twitter today, in what looks to me as an indication to Labour that DC can dominate social media without any effort whatsoever, and make it look effortless. And he can; most people tweeting about Cameron’s ‘gaffes’, which I believe were not planned, but well calculated, are saying relatively positive […]

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Someone at the MOD needs a PR course

Uncategorized 28 July 2009 3 Comments

I wonder whether there’s something going on here within the MOD to deliberately embarrass the current government and guarantee Liam Fox as Defence Secretary. Stranger things have happened. Maybe the cat isn’t kicked as often as I thought.

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Now listed and legal…

Uncategorized 26 July 2009 1 Comment

Nábídána.com is now listed with the Total Politics directory of political blogs, under ‘Conservative’. Perhaps the most amusing thing about it is that, due to the alphabet, we’re listed exactly beside Nadine Dorries, whom I may have been a little bold about before… Seriously though, we’re going to expand this site quite dramatically soon, and […]

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End the complacency – but prepare for government

Hoons,politics,stupidity 24 July 2009 3 Comments

The Norwich North by-election result has been delivered: a coup de vote which in any normal political circumstances would have a frenzied party sprinting to redress the mistakes it made and listen harder to the electorate than ever before.  Not this time.

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Defamation Bill becomes law: still no god.

Uncategorized 23 July 2009 4 Comments

Much better to be casually offensive at a pretty low level. For instance, dear reader, if I was able to convincingly argue that I wrote ‘God doesn’t exist and each world religion is a tool by which the terminally stupid are controlled’ either as a statement of belief or in the furtherance of a logical scientific objective, such as driving more blog hits and advertising revenue, it would be tough to convict me.

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Cowen ‘hasn’t given up’ on finding a buyer

Hoons,politics,unstupidity 16 July 2009 2 Comments

Brian Cowen, Ireland’s Prime Minister, has ‘not given up hope’ on finding a buyer for the beleaguered nation, as evidenced in photos on the website of the Roinn an Taoisigh.

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Cowen’s vision for Ireland – Act like we’ve just been nuked

politics 16 July 2009 5 Comments

“It’s very simple,” said the Taoiseach. “People must learn to live in painful anxiety in caves as if the outside world has become profoundly toxic, and must learn to enjoy it. Or they must die.”

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iPhone 3GS WiFi speed inconsistency report

gadgets,the interwebs 15 July 2009 2 Comments

If you’ve been left scratching your head about why the iPhone 3GS can be so awesome in many respects, but why it sucks in terms of its WiFi, you’re not alone. A few triangulated tests here have shown extreme variability, and you may wish to check out this very brief research paper before handing the phone in to Apple.

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Video: The Conservative approach to foreign aid

Uncategorized 14 July 2009 1 Comment

Now with an added commitment to stop UK aid to China.  Don’t ask.

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