Category Archives: The War on Stupid

Giving it 101 percent

Independent – Mohammed Abdulkahar tells the story of terror raid that backfired: To come into my house like that, accusing me, shooting me in my chest, and saying that I was a terrorist, it really hurt. As to the identity … Continue reading

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Nosemonkey tagged and released back into wild

Europhobia – “Renew for freedom”? Well, sort of…: Largely because it had run out, but partially because of the Renew for Freedom campaign, last month I renewed my passport, sending the thing off with plenty of time for the potential … Continue reading

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The new Golden Rule

I’m going to restrict today’s bloggage to the following comment, spotted here at Comment is free. See if you can spot the minor flaws in this all-too-common argument: ClaudeMynott – June 12, 2006 05:55 PM: When our nation faces terrorism, … Continue reading

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Playing politics with the police

The UK Today – Who’s running this show?: So the Metropolitan Police were ordered to go in. In spite of concerns over the quality of the intelligence. In spite of a spate of raids based on flawed intelligence which have … Continue reading

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LaRRaBee staggers on

Guardian – Reform bill climbdown fails to satisfy critics: Critics of a new law giving ministers greater powers have renewed their attack despite a major climbdown, warning that the government got its proposals “badly wrong”. The Cabinet Office was forced … Continue reading

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A cry for publicity

Guardian – ‘Killing themselves was unnecessary. But it certainly is a good PR move’ : “It does sound like this is part of a strategy – in that they don’t value their own lives, and they certainly don’t value ours; … Continue reading

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Well, I feel safer

Guardian – From logistics to turning a blind eye: Europe’s role in terror abductions: The full extent of European collusion with the CIA during operations to abduct terrorism suspects and fly them to countries where they may be tortured is … Continue reading

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Well how about that, then…

Hm. Totally reliable intelligence. A weapon of mass destruction. That may or may not exist. Yet another microcosm of Iraq? Looks like it. No matter. Perhaps they’ll find evidence of weapons of mass destruction programmes. Or perhaps we’ll be assured … Continue reading

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Something worth finding out

Who decides when London’s traffic cameras should be turned away from embarrassing scenes and/or switched off altogether when a demonstration is in progress… and on what authority?

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Police: trouble with numbers

The Met certainly have difficulty when it comes to math. Like when a million people turn up to a peace march and they claim only 100,000 were there. Or when 50 or so police turn up to shut down a … Continue reading

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