Unwrapping the truth from the standard left wing shrieking over Israel can be somewhat difficult. It’s not just that fine line between anti-Zionism and anti-semitism. Nor the manner in which so many Europeans seem to hate the only middle eastern state that is even remotely European in its standard of living etc. It’s near always necessary to peer through what is being said on the surface in order to winkle out what the underlying point is.…See More
Half the world’s newspaper seem to be reporting that a bluefin tuna was sold for $3.1 million in the first auction of the New Year at Tokyo’s fish market in Japan. There then usually follows varied guff about how tuna is endangered and that’s why prices are so high this year. The point about this, the reason that the ruminations are that guff, is that the first tuna auction at the Tokyo fish market, each and every year, is a charity auction.…See More
A very strange insistence happening here, that fossil in private hands are somehow denied to science. A most odd claim as who owns the thing doesn’t change whether it can be examined or not. But then that’s not quite what is actually being said here:
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Should fossils be allowed to be in private hands at all? I have some scattered about my home: mostly small ammonite fragments picked up during family walks in Dorset. It strikes me as illiberal to stop such an inspiring pastime.
Well done to MPs here, well done indeed, for they’re more than a day late. Which might actually be early for some significant portion of them. They’ve decided to call for coverage standards for 4G – those with licences must agree to cover 95% of the land mass of the country, reducing those rural “not spots” which so plague the yokels. The problem here is that the spectrum to allow all of this to be done was sold off last month.…See More