Taxation and organ snatching

I’m not going to say anything new at all in this post, which won’t come as much of a shock to anyone who’s read much of what I write here. But recent news has given me an excuse to pull a few things together and to rant about the picture you can see at the top of this post. Mar Carlin is/was a popular comedian and commentator or so I’m informed, certainly quotes attributed to him appear all over the internet attached to random pictures (often of a very similar looking man who I assume is Mr Carlin). This particular … Continue reading

Son of Echelon

Breaking what’s becoming far too frequent radio silence, and I do apologise for that but life keeps happening, to mutter about John Snowdons revelations. I’m going to try and do the tricky thing and not talk about Mr Snowdon or his plight but concentrate on what he revealed. The revelations about operation Prism remind me of a long time ago in the earlier days of the internet and the rumours abounding about something called “Echelon”. This was a supposed system whereby the US government collected and snooped on everyone’s emails and everything else they did. This led to people adopting … Continue reading