Khashoggi and the Saudis: no justice, just oil

With regard to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, the hypocrisy and inaction of our world leaders makes me sick. It is evil and totally unacceptable that a journalist can walk into his own nation’s consulate in another land and be tortured, killed and disappeared, which is what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. Yet, … Read moreKhashoggi and the Saudis: no justice, just oil

Don’t put your trust in Apple’s App Stores

You’d think Apple would notify people when it discovers apps sold in its App Stores, Mac or iOS, have been found to contain spyware taking private information, when they’ve removed them from the store. But no. I had Dr. Cleaner Pro installed, a paid-for app, on my Macbook Pro. It turns out, it’s been gone … Read moreDon’t put your trust in Apple’s App Stores

Factory farming vs nature as breeding livestock becomes harder

Death rates for female pigs in the US are going up rapidly, causing panic in the farming industry. The same has been true of chickens and turkeys for the past two decades. Probably other animals as well, especially if bred in factory farming systems. Breeding livestock in their billions and trillions (over a trillion chickens … Read moreFactory farming vs nature as breeding livestock becomes harder

Headlines for homeowners

This is such a typical headline directed at homeowners, that blessed group within society, from The Guardian and, often enough, other newspapers as well, be they broadsheets or tabloids: Should we worry about a crash of the housing market? Let’s all take a deep breath.  It’s designed to appeal to the majority of middle and … Read moreHeadlines for homeowners

New iPhones, new Watch: Apple, bored now

I have never been less interested in an iPhone launch. I think I’ve become immune to the 30% faster, 50% quicker, take-better-photos bullshit that Apple and other tech companies come out with every year. Not much technology excites the way it did in the first decade of this century. Apple, though, does know how to … Read moreNew iPhones, new Watch: Apple, bored now

Boris Johnson: an intelligent, calculating racist

The UK is heading for multiple systemic failures when Brexit happens in March next year. The perfect shitstorm. The NHS, social care, local authorities, all starved of cash and resources since 2010; foreign workers driven away from the NHS, social care, agriculture and construction; a faulty-by-design benefits system, Universal Credit; and, an unprecedented food and … Read moreBoris Johnson: an intelligent, calculating racist

UK supermarkets and vegan food

I can’t be the only customer to have noticed the staggering ineptitude of UK supermarkets when it comes to stocking food that vegans actually want to buy. I noticed it with vegetarian food at my local Tesco first. Veggie sandwiches vanished as soon as put out and by end of day they were flogging meat … Read moreUK supermarkets and vegan food

myfibromyalgia ebook and paperback now available

myfibromyalgia: one man’s experience of living with chronic illness has been live since Monday in all Amazon territories, both ebook and paperback. If you search ‘myfibromyalgia’, Amazon will annoyingly determine you meant to type ‘my fibromyalgia’ and the results probably won’t contain the very book you’re looking for! It will offer to use ‘myfibromyalgia’ as … Read moremyfibromyalgia ebook and paperback now available

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