Category: Human issues

ethical issues and human interest stories

Meanwhile, the enemy gets stronger

From Asia Times: With the recent appointment of Ilyas Kashmiri as head of its military committee, al-Qaeda has recruited a veteran who learned his trade on the battlefields of Afghanistan and during the insurgency against India in disputed Kashmir. Ilyas…

Brits are masochists

Via Lord T, Grumpy Old Sod gives some examples: Gareth Corkhill from Whitehaven made national headlines when officers in body armour apprehended him at his home. He now has a criminal record which bars him from ever visiting countries like…

Analogies

Angus McIver brought out a book in the 40s, reissued in the 80s as The New First Aid in English.  You won’t see it used today because it concerns itself with grammar rules, vocabulary and word usage, none of which…

All Hallows – fog and rain

It’s magnificent out there – dense fog and at the same time, rain on the window panes. My window panes are the twelve-small-panes-to-the-window-space type and the whole thing is so picturesque. Meanwhile, we’re as snug as a bug in a…