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Archive for December 16th, 2006

[Series] I’m A Christian… Get Me Out Of Here!

Posted by Lex Fear on December 16, 2006

I’m toying with a new concept and going to see how it runs. Each blogweek* I’m going to run a scenario strictly for Christians, to challenge your perceptions, perhaps to challenge my own. Feel free to take part (in the comments).

This weeks scenario:

Your brother/sister has never held down a job for more than 3 months since leaving school and has been an on/off job-seeker for years. He/She has no savings, lives with your parents and has no aspirations.

One day he/she comes home and declares to the family that their girl/boyfriend is pregnant and you are going to be an Uncle/Aunt. However, since both of them have no steady income, their boy/girlfriend wants to get an abortion.

At no point can you yell “I’m a Christian… Get me out of here!”

*blogweeks are like weeks but could be shorter or longer depending.

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[Pisstake?] Honourable Mention

Posted by Lex Fear on December 16, 2006

I have recently been profiled by The Pisstaker on his blog of the same name. So it’s only fitting that I offer a reciprocal link to the article.

While I’m very honoured and bemused at the description, cleverly written and quite funny, I do need to correct some factual errors:

I did live in Warwickshire, but have recently moved to Ealing
My wife is Canadian, and we met in Switzerland… long story, don’t ask
The wedding was in Maui, a slight distance from the Midlands

Other than that, very fine and witty, thanks Ed!

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[Habeas Corpus] When Did Democracy Become So Confusing?

Posted by Lex Fear on December 16, 2006

I don’t know about you but Gloucestershire Police’s statement regarding their lost case over the 2003 anti-war protesters rights to demonstrate doesn’t make me exactly comfortable.

For 100’s of years in the UK we have had a legal system that errs on the side of innocence- that is innocent until proven guilty. Unlike a system in say, Portugal, which is guilty until proven innocent. It is only now in the last few years that we have had a government which has confused those terms.

Gloucestershire Police said it was “disappointed” with the decision, which it accepted, and added that officers acted in “good faith”.

It also expressed “regret” for any inconvenience and said it would now review its policies.

“Policing in [such] scenarios is difficult and complex, with competing rights and responsibilities having to be assessed and acted upon in real time by operational commanders,” said a spokesman.

“Intelligence pointed to the potential for further disorder at the base and it was against this background that the decision was made to stop and turn back the three coaches travelling to RAF Fairford from London.” – BBC News

Not only have we now come to a point in history where the police have difficulty in determining what law to apply where when dealing with the public, we have a police force, when faced with that question, errs on the side of guilty.

It is a good job the law lords overturned this decision. Perhaps the UK does have a faint hope after all, of not becoming a country where everyone is a potential criminal and public assembly and protest is looked upon as a crime against the state.

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[Free Wifi] Natural Cafe

Posted by Lex Fear on December 16, 2006

Natural Cafe in Chiswick deserves an honourable mention. I’m here on Saturday afternoon making use of their free wifi connection. I’m not into organic food but they do offer muffins and lattes so it works for me.

I just ordered an XL latte as I want to be here for a few hours, and they brought it out in a cup and saucer the size of a breakfast bowl.

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[Hitchcock Presents…] The Pigeons!

Posted by Lex Fear on December 16, 2006

What would Alfred Hitchcock make of this?

Read all of the comments!

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