Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Municipal construction

Given the (relative) popularity of the post about municipal fountains (, here's a news story from Macedonia about its current monument-building programme: no mention of fountains per se, but the picture at the bottom apparently shows a partially constructed one:

Friday, 5 April 2013

The financial implications of killing children

Quote from today's Guardian (5/4/2013): "David Cameron has strongly endorsed controversial comments by George Osborne in which the chancellor highlighted the killing of six children by Mick Philpott to raise questions about welfare payments." 
Quote from nowhere: 'Tom Phillips strongly invites David Cameron to endorse controversial comments by yours truly in which I would highlight the killing of numerous children (and adults) in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the name of the UK government to raise questions about tax payments to said government.'

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Easter in England

In the light of Tory welfare cuts, IDS idiocy, Daily Mail hatespeak and the BBC's inadvertent sparking of class war (amongst the, erm, Facebook classes at least), here's Czech dissident Jan Urban, only months after the Berlin Wall came down: ‘There is much that we want and need from the West but there is one thing which I do not want: carelessness with people.’