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The Named Person Scheme Is Proof That The SNP Does Not Believe In Liberty

Opposing the SNP’s draconian Named Person Scheme is a smart, principled move for the Scottish Tories

By making the Scottish Conservative Party’s opposition to the totalitarian Named Person Scheme a centre-piece of their Holyrood election campaign, once again Ruth Davidson is distinguishing herself as one of the only sane and vaguely liberty-loving politicians in the whole of Scotland. 686 more words

UK Politics

Government investigates women for letting her children play in fenced-in backyard

McKenzie tweeted this story from CTV News in Canada, and I had to blog it.


A Winnipeg mother says she was investigated by Child and Family Services simply for letting her children play in her backyard.

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MAJOR CRIME ALERT: CFS worker investigates mother, inspects home, finds this...

When the CFS (Child & Family Services) are investigating it’s never good and usually ends in a horrific tragedy.

Parents leave their kids for months on end, severe neglect like no bathing for weeks. 382 more words


E-cigarettes as a way of reducing obesity?

One of the many interesting things that Maori Party MP Marama Fox said at a panel discussion for the launch of the New Zealand Initiative’s Health of the State report was that the Maori women she knew who smoked did so out of stress relief. 123 more words

Health Economics

An important fan is miffed

Stephen King, a writer of note, is a lifelong resident of New England and a die-hard fan of the Boston Red Sox. One of the perks of success is being wealthy enough to afford season tickets at Fenway Park, third row near the Red Sox dugout, close enough to talk to the on-deck hitter. 247 more words