Analogies don’t get better

Sometimes life smiles at you and the world creates the most wonderful of analogies. Yesterday as you may have read some Greenpeace protestors decide to climb the Shard. Which is a rather tall building and so presented something of a challenge. Fortunately they had mobile phones with them (presumably attached securely to them by lanyards to avoid endangering people below) and they tweeted about their expereince during the climb. The climb was apparently to protest against Shell drilling for oil in the arctic, not that Shell have offices in the shard, nor that the shard owners have anything to do … Continue reading

Sauce for the gander

The technical issues seem to be resolved, at least until my provider see’s fit to change things again without letting me know, work has even calmed down a bit which is why I’m sat in a hotel room eating room service pizza. With that all said I thought I should probably add my hapeth to the masses of words that have already been written about the tragic events in Woolwich. I’m afraid that I’m going to follow a well worn path and go on about the various ways people have reacted to it. I doubt if I’m going to say … Continue reading

Liberty Forum London

Thanks to a post over at SamizData my attention was brought to the upcoming Liberty League Freedom Forum in London. the line up of speakers and talks looks good and being close enough to not need accommodation at £25 quid it’d be daft not to. Given my recent fun and games with Drinkaury I’m really quite looking forward to these talks: Chris Snowdon, Director of the Lifestyle Economics Unit at the Institute of Economic Affairs, and author of “Sock Puppets: How the government lobbies itself and why”, on “Are you paying for Prohibition?” Wolf von Laer, chairman of European Students … Continue reading