After some consideration I’ve decided that I’m going to take no notice at all of the World Cup in Qatar this autumn. Here’s just a few of the reasons: Corruption:If anyone believes an organization as corrupt as FIFA managed to hold a fair and clean bidding process, they’re mental.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_FIFA_World_Cup_controversies#Corruption_controversies – smoke without fire? Doubt it. […]
Lashes for being gay?
So the other day two men were given 77 lashes each for having a sexual relationship. https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/01/28/77-lashes-gay-couple-indonesia Isn’t it about time for a boycott of Indonesia until they join the 21st century?
Kimberley Jones – BLM
I’m a white privileged male, so I will shut up and let this woman speak:
Fear of the police
This morning I read this article in the Guardian about Justin Trudeau taking the knee at an anti-racism rally. The sentence that literally made me stop reading and think, was this: “Far too many Canadians feel fear and anxiety at the sight of law enforcement officers,” Trudeau told reporters. How do I feel when I […]
Back to normal?
No. No thanks. Normal means going back to: too much traffic pollution too much traffic noise too many flights [looks pointedly/guiltily at self] hedge funds evicting poeple from their homes because they’re not paying “market value” rent companies firing people because the alternative is giving them a permanent contract not talking about a Universal Basic […]
Supermarkets – EN v ES
So I was in the UK earlier this year and it never ceases to amaze me the sheer quantity of products available in the supermarkets, in Tesco especially. There is usually an entire (really long) aisle dedicated to just sweets and chocolates. Another for cakes and biscuits. There is also an astonishing amount of “TV […]
Betting on flight punctuality
So, Wizz Air now give you an option to purchase a “guarantee” on the flight’s punctuality. WTF?! A guarantee means something is guaranteed to work or they replace it with something that does. A bet is when you place money on something happening and get more money back if it does. This is not a […]
History repeating itself
I recently read the excellent book “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” by William L. Shirer, and as I read, I started to have some extremely disturbing sensations. There were quite a few moments when the behaviour of the Nazi party, and Adolf Hitler in particular, reminded me of the behaviour of Donald […]
There’s too many of us
In 2005, humans covered at least 43% of land surface. So if the population then was 6.5 billion then when we hit about 15 billion people, the Earth will be full. At a conservative estimate of the current growth rate, i.e. 1% per year, in about 84 years there’ll be nothing but people, towns, cities […]
Bread sold in TWO plastic bags
It’s chock full of preservatives, but still they put it in two plastic bags. Thanks Bimbo, you arseholes. We do all have freezers these days, you know?