Buffalo Wild Wings Death – Sorry, Accidents Happen – Was Chlorine Gas Poisoning, Like WWI Trenches

A report from the US about a restaurant employee who died as a result of, well, as a result of an accident. This won’t stop the lawyers of course but accidents do indeed happen.

Here the cause is the mix of bleach and acid. That’s one of the things that will just kill you. Sorry and all that but it will:

An accidental mix of cleaners — acid and bleach — generated toxic fumes that killed the manager of a Buffalo Wild Wings in Massachusetts, authorities said Friday.

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Sparks Will Fly

Isn’t it lovely to see how this dismal science we’re so fond of ignoring comes back and bites us in the posterior? And we’re not talking the kind of Chihuahua nip here, no you should think more Rotweiller mauling.

Well, the story goes—and we must thank (h/t) the Streetwise Professor for this as we’re not natives of the Big Apple. Yeah, we’ve been there once or twice but we live on the east side of the big pond where, well, if we are honest, we’re doing the same nonsense as those nice politico types in Albany led by Governor Andrew M.…

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Save the Children boss resigns from Unicef job

Another of those delightful examples of the left eating itself. This time it’s the ex-boss of Save the Children resigning from his current job at Unicef over flirting:

The former chief executive of Save the Children resigned after he admitted making “unsuitable and thoughtless” comments to three young female members of staff, it emerged on Tuesday.

Justin Forsyth, who is now deputy executive director at Unicef, “apologised unreservedly” to the women after sending them text messages commenting on how they looked and what they were wearing.

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More EU Drivel – Lie Detector Tests At Airports

The European Union is to deploy lie detectors at airports to question incoming travellers. Sure, they’re fancy and modern and new because they employ artificial intelligence. The problem with all of this being that lie detectors themselves don’t work. So, to the extent that these are lie detectors, this will not work obviously enough.

Further, the problem with lie detectors is not that they will work with only a little bit of refinement, or just that next iteration of technology.…

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Brexit Has Cost Britain 500 Million Pounds A Week

The above is the title of a Reuters article about a current “study” produced by —

The Centre for European Reform, which describes itself as “pro-European but not uncritical”

That is, theoretically willing to criticize the EU, although not necessarily doing so in any given month. There; unbiased!

The methodology was to create a computer model to show how human development should have unfolded, compare it to this faulty thing we call reality, and ascribe all the differential to a decision the authors want changed; to-wit, the Brexit referendum.…

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The Defence Of The Realm As A Political Football

We’ve had a flurry of stories about how Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Defence, is muscling up to the Prime Minister; such as some seriously lively tales here.

Furious Mr Williamson warned the Prime Minister that if she did not commit an extra £20 billion to the Ministry of Defence then Tory MPs would vote down the next Budget – effectively passing a motion of no confidence in her.

‘I made her – and I can break her,’ Mr Williamson is said to have boasted to service chiefs.

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Destroy the Lancaster to Avoid Inheritance Tax – Complete Dribbling Nonsense

There are those times when it’s necessary to wonder what these people are smoking. Stories which simply don’t make sense in any manner. No, not that one about the bloke from Radstock, the stuffed badger and the lube, that’s normal for there. Rather, reports in proper newspapers which just don’t make logical sense:

A Lancaster bomber used to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters raid faces being scrapped because its owner’s family cannot afford the death duty owed against it.

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