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Recent Writing

  • Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country
    Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country: Nice summary of the arguments over whether the UK is a Christian country.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-23
  • Farage defends UKIP poster campaign
    Farage defends UKIP poster campaign: Tory peer Lord Deben, after retweeting comments featuring pictures of the posters, wrote: “UKIP stands for the worst in human beings: our prejudice, selfishness, and fear.” Pretty sure that everyone I know is far too sensible to vote for these maniacs.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-22
  • David Cameron fosters division by calling Britain a ‘Christian country’ – Telegraph
    David Cameron fosters division by calling Britain a 'Christian country' - Telegraph: Apart from in the narrow constitutional sense that we continue to have an established Church, Britain is not a “Christian country”. Repeated surveys, polls and studies show that most of us as individuals are not Christian in our beliefs or our religious identities. Over 50 public figures write to the Telegraph explaining why Cameron’s claims that “Britain is a Christian country” are complete nonsense.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-21
  • David Cameron: I am evangelical about Christian faith
    David Cameron: I am evangelical about Christian faith: Prime minister criticises some non-believers for failing to see that faith can give people a ‘moral code’ If Cameron gets his moral code from Christianity, then I’m glad I have nothing at all to do with religion. His moral code stinks.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-17
  • Nice trailer for the #drwho episodes starting on the Horror…
    Nice trailer for the #drwho episodes starting on the Horror Channel this weekend. Can you get all of the references?... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-15
  • Saudi Arabia: New Terrorism Regulations Assault Rights | Human Rights Watch
    Saudi Arabia: New Terrorism Regulations Assault Rights | Human Rights Watch: Article 1: “Calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based.” I was never that keen on visiting Saudi Arabia. But these recent laws mean that I’d risk being arrested as a terrorist if I ever went there. All the atheists I meet tend to be the least-terrorist people around.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-03
  • BBC criticised over climate reports
    BBC criticised over climate reports: Given the high level of trust the public has in its coverage, it is disappointing that the BBC does not ensure all of its programmes and presenters reflect the actual state of climate science in its output. The BBC is giving too much credence to tinhat-wearing climate change deniers.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-02
  • Banks – Koko
    Why this gig? I’ve been taking notice of the BBC “Sound of…” list for a few years now. I usually pick up on a couple of acts to check out. Banks was the only act on this year’s list that sounded interesting. And when this date was announced just after I had been listening to her, I knew I had to go. Support I really don’t enjoy DJs as support for live acts. It just seems lazy. And cheap. But Eclair Fifi is a DJ. She plays about forty minutes of records that I don’t know (oh, with the single... read more
    From: Dave’s Gig Reviews | Published on 2014-04-01
  • Exam board will no longer permit redaction of questions at religious schools | Rationalist Association
    Exam board will no longer permit redaction of questions at religious schools | Rationalist Association: This is only sensible, surely? I can’t see how anyone ever thought that redacting exams questions was acceptable.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-04-01
  • I have been in so many meetings like this :-/
    I have been in so many meetings like this :-/... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-31
  • Clannad – Shepherds Bush Empire
    Can’t find any video from the night, but this is from a show in Nottingham a couple of days earlier. Why this gig? I’ve never been a massive Clannad fan. The only album I own is the Past Present compilation that seemed to be the soundtrack of every dinner party I was invited to in 1990. However, I was a massive fan of Mary Black at about the same time. I have many of her albums. So when I heard that she was supporting Clannad on this tour, I decided it would be worth seeing. Support The tour was actually... read more
    From: Dave’s Gig Reviews | Published on 2014-03-29
  • UK Govt: DVD and CD Ripping Will Be Legalized This Summer | TorrentFreak
    UK Govt: DVD and CD Ripping Will Be Legalized This Summer | TorrentFreak: The UK Government has published a guide informing consumers about an upcoming revision of copyright law which will legalize CD and DVD copying for personal use. The changes go into effect in June, and will also broaden other forms of fair use, including parody and quotation rights. This sounds sane. Are you sure it’s talking about the UK government?... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-28
  • Kate Bush concert tickets sell out in 15 minutes
    Kate Bush concert tickets sell out in 15 minutes : From what I saw, it was quite a lot less than 15 minutes.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-28
  • Underground Roundels
    Underground Roundels: A photo of a roundel from each of the 270 stations on the London Underground.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-26
  • Wikipedia founder responds to pro-alt-med petition; skeptics cheer
    Wikipedia founder responds to pro-alt-med petition; skeptics cheer: What we won’t do is pretend that the work of lunatic charlatans is the equivalent of “true scientific discourse”. It isn’t. Jimmy Wales responds to alt-med idiocy in exactly the right way.... read more
    From: Random Stuff | Published on 2014-03-26

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