This is where I will put posts on a variety of usually topical issues.
Usually they will relate to politics, security from surveillance, environmental issues and the internet.
Murderball,more politely known as Wheelchair Rugby (or in the USA as Quad Rugby) is definitely the most violent and aggressive Para sport, and arguably the most exciting to watch. On Friday 14th August my family and I watched the Para-Pan … Continue reading →
When I learned to drive in the UK, there was one written test and one road test. Before passing the road test, I could only drive with a responsible adult driver, and I was banned from the motorways (highways). Once … Continue reading →
This is one of the most important movies I have seen in a while. I had been waiting for it to come out, and I was not disappointed. It is not a fun movie to watch, and not a date … Continue reading →
The story so far: For anyone hiding under a stone, a man made an offensive sexist comment to a female reporter who was covering a football match. As a result he has lost his job and been banned from the football … Continue reading →
You may not have heard of Mohamedou Ould Slahi. There are a lot of people who would like things to stay that way. That is why this 44 year old Mauritanian engineer is being held in solitary confinement in Guantanamo Bay … Continue reading →
Canadians pride themselves on “Medicare”. Under the Canada Health Act the provinces and territories are required to provide health care which is: Publicly administered on a non-profit basis by a public authority. Comprehensive: The health care insurance plans must cover … Continue reading →
If you are a doctor with strongly held views about contraception and the sanctity of life, how should you treat a patient who comes to you requesting contraception or an abortion? Continue reading →
My current favourite TV show is House of Cards. Frank is now president and his wife, Claire, is US Ambassador to the UN. They go to Moscow, in part to try to get a US gay rights activist out of … Continue reading →