Category Archives: reporting

British police beat peaceful protesters, again

The innocent man has only so much to fear from the police as they do from any other bunch of otherwise laughable, heavily armed, thick-skulled, stoked-up neds. There’s currently a peaceful demonstration and climate workshop camp being run near the … Continue reading

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Dog bites man, follows lead

A few pages further into the Saturday Guardian than the typically irreverent Ben Goldacre (this week describing alternative therapy’s comical circus of misunderstandings over bird flu as “performance art”) there shrieks a headline: “France detects its first case of bird … Continue reading

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Talkin’ ‘bout degeneration

rgl whines about the regular yuletide complaints about ear damage; soon afterwards Pete Townshend of The Who weighs in with his own Christmas message: “… But today, this very morning, after a night in the studio trying to crack a … Continue reading

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Good grief

Gosh, someone e-mailed me about a new book release. It was sent through the Small Beds mailing form, which meant that, surely, it couldn’t be spam. Is someone really interested in my critical opinion to that extent? Is this fame? … Continue reading

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Beware of the drug

In complaining about the overprescription of antidepressants, and indeed the mistaken prescription of them simply for ennui, Mary Kenny, like the doctors she whines about, conflates sadness and depression. Depression feels like an act of biochemistry, a behavioural tumour, or … Continue reading

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