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Sunday Reads: Apollo 13 and Midget Mansion

Good Morning

It is another year…for me at least…44 of them! I don’t have any plans today, except sit and worry about my Bebe who is off in Chicago. 4,837 more words

Morning Reads

WYP Enter The Open And Transparent Arena #DontDitchTheDogs

On 8th March I submitted an #FOI request to West Yorkshire Police in relation to their declared intent to reduce the number of Police Dogs from 27 to 20. 643 more words


Wisconsin's Rural Schools Must Now Go Begging

Today voters in 26 Wisconsin rural school districts are being asked to do what the State of Wisconsin won’t do: fully fund public education.

Gov. Walker cut aid to school districts and reduced the raising of taxes while telling the school districts to find more money by giving less salary and benefits to teachers. 241 more words


Labour supports welfare cap

George Osborne’s proposed cap on benefit was overwhelmingly endorsed by the House of Commons yesterday by 520 votes to just twenty-two.  As well as receiving support from their coalition toadies, the Liberal Democrats, the Tories could also rely on the support of the Opposition, with the Labour leadership fully supporting his plan (1). 1,089 more words


Well I'll Be Wonga'd

I was watching a programme recently on the telly box about folk much less fortunate than I am.

Some of these folk had not much more than £1 a day to feed themselves, and possibly their kids as well. 786 more words


A Nice Little Earner Rodney

It was brought to my attention recently that the Met has sold Sunbury Cadet (in Sunbury, obviously) as part of it’s austerity measures.  That left me feeling a little bit sad, not because the bricks and mortar had been sold, as one of our number commented “did Christianity collapse when they burnt churches? 497 more words

Metropolitan Police

MPs raise fears over cuts to Army

No Shit Sherlock.

Who do they think we are?  Do they think we’re really stupid? Don’t answer that, of course they do.

Plans to cut soldiers could leave the Army “short of personnel” and unable to meet future national security needs, … 798 more words