I found this on Instapundit today. It’s so sad, I almost wept reading it. When Khmer Rouge forces seized Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975, the couple was living with eight of their children in a rural town called Kampong Chhnang. Three days later, the guerrillas arrived and residents — including Younly — cheered, relieved… Continue reading Cambodia, and destroying the world
Category: If only they would listen
Undermining Your Protest
Is it just me or did the footage of the motorcycle protests seem edited? No, so far as I know this guy wasn’t there. I mean, it can’t possibly be that thousands of motorcycle riders turned up to a protest about ACC wearing black. That would be stupid, given the current publicity campaigns trying to… Continue reading Undermining Your Protest
A horrifying story
Semper Vita highlights this story. Mr Jones, a retired bricklayer with two daughters, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in May 2005. After undergoing chemotherapy, he had his stomach removed by surgeons at Royal Liverpool Hospital that September. He was told he was in remission from cancer, but the grandfather of two continued to suffer pain… Continue reading A horrifying story
If Only John Key Would Listen to Me!
I have a category on my blog called “If only they would listen”. I haven’t used it much lately, but then I saw this: Keisha Castle-Hughes has hit back at Prime Minister John Key’s comments telling her to “stick to acting” over her stance on climate change. The Whale Rider actor told Close Up last… Continue reading If Only John Key Would Listen to Me!
Whale Oil – Ahead of the Science?
Heh, it seems that Mr Slater’s “Silly First Name Syndrome” may just have some sort of scientific backing. Boys growing up with popular names such as Michael, Joshua and Christopher have a good chance of leading law-abiding lives – but those named Kareem, Walter or Ivan could find themselves on the wrong side of the… Continue reading Whale Oil – Ahead of the Science?
Prosecution has a strong case
DPF quotes the Herald outlining the prosecution case against Bain. Stephen Bain’s blood was found on David Bain’s clothing. A lense from Bain’s glasses was found in Stephen’s room while the frames and another lense were found in Bain’s room. The trigger lock and the key to the .22 calibre rifle were also found in… Continue reading Prosecution has a strong case
Section 59 – They still don’t get it
Anita at Kiwipolitico is musing about Section 59. The reality was very different, sometime after the 9th of June 2005 the political wheels fell off; section 59 was replaced, but the cost was huge. I could (and will 🙂 write a lot about the social forces, but today this is about the political forces. How… Continue reading Section 59 – They still don’t get it
Climate Change is Happening Rodney
There’s a new campaign out there, which has a certain category written all over it. The facebook group has 175 members so far. If even half of them actually write a letter, then it will be enough to seriously register on the government’s radar. Something tells me that John’s not going to pay much attention… Continue reading Climate Change is Happening Rodney
Why it’s not a good idea to overhype someones percieved downsides
Patterico makes a point that I like to make every so often – that pretending your opponents are ignorant backwater hicks (or dishonest, or corrupt, or…) when they’re not isn’t a good long term strategy. Guess what, Glute-boy? You’re right. The speech will indeed cause her image to soar — even though anyone can read… Continue reading Why it’s not a good idea to overhype someones percieved downsides
Please Eat Vegan after Illegal Border Crossings – PETA
Via Patterico, another for my “if only they would listen” file. PETA wants to put billboards on the Southern border fence warning illegal immigrants not to come to the US because of the dangers of our high calorie, high-fat lifestyle. If immigrants decide to cross anyway, PETA wants them to know they should “Go Vegan”:… Continue reading Please Eat Vegan after Illegal Border Crossings – PETA