Greenpeace vandalism follow up

Since Greenpeaces wanton vandalism of the Nazca lines the increasing coverage and anger has forced even apologists like the Guardian have back tracked. Greenpeace have apologised sort of, they aren’t sorry that they’ve damaged the Nazca lines but that they’ve caused “offence” and “came across as careless and crass.”. So whilst the Peruvian Government is intending to press charges and wants the names of all of the Greenpeace activists involved, Greenpeace have said that they’re “cooperating with the Peruvian authorities and seeking to clarify what took place.”. Obviously not cooperating to the extent of handing over any names, and I’m … Continue reading

The terrible tale of Tuam

Continuing my usual practice of being late to press has the advantage of letting more details of a story emerge, being very late means that other people still cover the fuller picture before I do but I can cope. A little while back a tale of terrible cruelty from Ireland’s past emerged involving as always the Catholic church and cruelty to children. Stories about bad things the Catholic church is alleged to have done in the past, much like accusations against aging celebrities, causes even usually calm heads to discard their usual rigor and leap upon the most sensationalist headlines … Continue reading

And so it came to pass

As I don’t get to say I told you so very often I really couldn’t let this pass – even though it was ever so obvious. A while back I questioned the wisdom of expanding hate crime to all subcultures. I even made some pictures observing that it would include people that those calling for such an expansion might not like. My psychic skills were apparently working that day as a mere year down the road Kent police are investigating the vandalism of UKIP posters as… hate crime. I wonder if the young chap photographing himself burning UKIP signs will … Continue reading