Category Archives: balance

Defeating the list block walloftext problem using CSS

§ I tried to tell WordPress.com about this problem, but I was, sadly, unable to convince the ‘Happiness Engineer’ with whom I spoke that it was actually a bug that should be fixed. Who knows; maybe one day Someone Who … Continue reading

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What really happens to your plastic recycling?

Many of us spend time carefully sorting our recycling. But what actually happens to the plastic waste we put out for collection? Greenpeace UK enlightened me on this subject a short while ago. There’s no WordPress ‘reblog’ button on their … Continue reading

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Green Party 10-point climate plan

Blatantly stolen from the Green Party 10-point climate plan: This is what real climate ambition looks like The Green Party has been proposing radical and necessary action on climate change for the past three decades. We were talking about these … Continue reading

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UK government: please introduce charges on carbon emissions

tl;dr Air pollution kills 64,000 people in the UK every year, yet the Government provides annual fossil fuel subsidies of £10.5 billion, according to the European Commission. To meet UK climate targets, the Government must end this practice and introduce … Continue reading

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Think before you thank?

Research in 2019 by expert survey consultants Censuswide, commissioned and publicised by OVO Energy, revealed that more than 64m ‘unnecessary’ emails are sent every day. One result of this is the emission of nearly 23,500 tonnes of additional carbon, in … Continue reading

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Who wrote the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”?

There’s a famous song, written in 1988, that begins, “Here’s a little song I wrote”. I believe in giving credit where credit is due; here’s a miniquiz…. What was the name of this song’s writer? (a) Bobby McFerrin (1950–) (b) … Continue reading

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“Believe only half of what you see and none of what you hear”

The Internet tells me that the idiom “question everything, especially rumors [sic]” can be traced back to ‘The Proverbs of Alfred‘ (mid-twelfth century), which are ascribed to King Alfred the Great (c.848-899). Clearly, the concept has been around for a … Continue reading

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Petition for a UK national citizens’ assembly (PR2028)

Update 28Mar2021 (current signatories: 20,317): I’ve just had an email from Open Britain requesting donations to the PR2028 campaign. I’m chipping in a few quid a month; I think this matter is too important not to. Whether you agree is of … Continue reading

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Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited

The perception, the ‘ideal’ and… the reality. If democracy had teeth, the 1% would be quaking in their boots instead of laughing all the way to the bank. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I reblogged a post by … Continue reading

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Say his name (with a towel)

Jill Dennison posted something yesterday on her blog Filosofa’s Word that suddenly made me sit up and pay attention. Her post begins with a simple statement of fact: Seven jurors were selected this week for the trial of Derek Chauvin, … Continue reading

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