Regret, apologies, offense and upset

I recently got into a bit of a debate or if you prefer an argument with someone about uses of phrases such as: “I’m sorry that you found that offensive” compared to: “I’m sorry that I offended you”. Their view was that the former was a poor excuse of an apology and was worse than not simply not offering an apology, that if you were sorry then you should apologise for causing offense not try to make it the other persons fault, and that such phrases are attempts to invalidate the other persons point of view. Now obviously that’s a … Continue reading

Last week elsewhere

Another week another round up of links, next trick remember to find time to write stuff in between link round ups. Hopefully I’ve resolved recent server issues otherwise I need to change where I host this. Josh responds to climate foolishness on XKCD Bob Crow was resting up before his members go on strike (again) Velvet glove, Iron fist – provides a bit of a retrospective of the slippery slope (which doesn’t exist honest) Jacob Rees-Mogg makes some very reasoned objections to the latest financial monarch bashing LegIron has an awfully amusing idea The NSA use data from one warrant … Continue reading

Last week elsewhere

Random round up of stuff from last week. Wind turbines even less reliable than previously thought NSA won’t deny spying on congress An interesting experiment in giving people money – that may show that a citizens wage isn’t as crazy as some people claim How to make money with wind power Unelected peers defend our liberties yet again Puritans gunning for sugar control – remember slavery is freedom IPCC and “denier” points of view move ever closer Remeber once on the EU gravy train it costs a lot to get off Winter is coming and it may stay a while … Continue reading