Crime

Caroline Flack and the CPS

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Apparently Caroline Flack’s death is the fault of the CPS: Caroline Flack: Crown Prosecution Service under fire for ‘dogged pursuit’ of TV star over domestic abuse charges I agree that the CPS probably should have dropped the case when the man involved said he didn’t want to pursue it. But I don’t really buy the […]

Brexit

Some news items of interest

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Catching up with some news items I’ve meaning to bring you. Accusation that five members of Joe Biden’s family have benefited through him: one particular politician — Joe Biden — emerges as the king of the sweetheart deal, with no less than five family members benefiting from his largesse, favorable access and powerful position for […]

Science

Surveys by twits

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Quite a few of my readers don’t like social media, and don’t use it. Lucky buggers. One of the idiot things you miss out on is surveys. What happens is Mr Flat Earth does a poll, saying ‘Do you believe the Earth is flat or spherical?’ Mr Flat Earth’s followers, 99% of whom believe in […]

Media

Gilet jaunes and conspiracy theories

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Supposedly the ‘gilet jaunes’ movement is full of conspiracy theorists: Almost six out of ten self-professed “yellow vests” in France believe that Diana, Princess of Wales, was assassinated, according to a new study suggesting the movement is steeped in conspiracy theories. If true this should worry the French Establishment. Before the Russian revolution all sorts of conspiracy […]

Brexit

Foreign mind-control

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Lots of Remainers upset about this: Police have said they will not investigate allegations of Russian state interference in the 2016 EU referendum or complaints about the involvement of foreign-based companies. But why should they? Even if these Russian bots really exist, they had no influence on the referendum. And how is it that a […]

Social media

Fair’s fair… credit to Thomas Wictor

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A couple of weeks ago I expressed some doubt about Thomas Wictor’s claim that the Republicans knew what they were doing when they asked the FBI to do further investigations on Brett Kavanaugh. I’m still not entirely convinced by his argument, but I have to give him credit, he was right that it did turn […]

Free speech

Twitter and Gab

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I’ve decided to revive my Gab page, which has been lying dormant for many months. It’s here: https://gab.ai/hectordrummond And my Twitter page is still going strong: https://twitter.com/hector_drummond There are three problems with Gab, though. The first is that the layout and typography don’t work as well as Twitter. I was kind of hoping they’d have […]