Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Is it just me or does anyone else have the same impression of the BMA

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


In my last little post I refer to the apparent popularity of my blog in Germany as shown in my stats package. However there are inconsistencies that lead me to believe these thousands of hits are what are known as referrer spam. I am at a loss as to why anyone would want to do this as the object of the exercise is to improve the site rating on google search. There'd be no point in my doing that, as I do not monetise my site, and ads never appear, even in the comments. So who is it? And why? It doesn't bother me enough to do anything about it.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Saturday, 1 June 2013


I've commented before on the Mohamed cartoons, published in the Danish Jylands Post. No-one can forget the absurd and childishly petulant reaction to these cartoons in the islamic world. What many do forget is that, initially some of the world's most prominent democratic governments, including the UK, tried to suppress these cartoons despite the fact that such freedom of expression is enshrined in law, in article 10 of the human rights act (UK) or the first amendment to the constitution (USA).

Inevitably the Streisand effect came into play and the cartoons became widely available on the internet. Including here, and here.

Another example of this is here. The Catholic religion too has shown similar behaviour, with similar consequences.

Unable to learn from these examples, the Jewish religion has now shown itself unable to accept that they too can be the subject of valid criticism. DZ has made his view on the purposeless mutilation of unconsenting and defenceless babies previously.
This is the cartoon criticising the practice of circumcision, that has them up in arms, demanding that it should be removed from all media.  
They are, as is usual in these cases claiming that the publication is offensive, and constitutes hate speech. I don't think it does, and nor does the Crown Prosecution Service.