I am pleased that USA officials have not been able to get Snowden handed over in response to their demands…

I am pleased that USA officials have not been able to get Snowden handed over in response to their demands. He does seem to have effectively been found guilty already with no consideration given to public interest.Whether or not he was right to do what he did is another matter. I lean to him being justified not least given he provided evidence that confirmed what many of us thought was the case anyway. I certainly would not have taken the same risks. "Ed Snowden Leaves Hong Kong, Seeks Asylum Read more […]

Amazon book reviews and the average reader

I do find it amazing how many book reviews on Amazon claim that the book isn’t for the average reader. To quote from my recent comment on this: I do wonder who this “average” reader is that anyone posting on these feedbacks seems to consider themselves to be above. My guess, and it is no more than that (I have no reliable information on “average” reading abilities in USA or UK) is that the vast majority of basically educated people in the developed world with some secular religious education Read more […]

Argh – dentist

I had a bad time at the dentist when I was a child and have never really got on top of the feelings from back then so even now, nearing 50, I still really hate going for check-ups let alone any work. I had a filling replaced today. The dentist and his assistant were brilliant, there was no significant pain or stress but I still came out sweating. The thought of going had me distracted for most of the day. I know that there is nothing to be scared of these days (rarely anyway) but still can not be Read more […]