Rules, justice, the system, none of this works by itself. Terry Pratchett once wrote “There is no justice, there’s just us”. It’s true. People make justice, it doesn’t exist on it’s own. Without people standing up for the system, it collapses. It doesn’t work on it’s own. Laws, norms of government, all can be bypassed, […]
Remember sitting in history, thinking “If I was alive then, I would’ve…” You’re alive now. Whatever you’re doing is what you would’ve done. — David Slack (@slack2thefuture) January 28, 2017 There’s a lot of truth in that.
BBC putting #Farage on TV b/c you think it adds balance to your news coverage is like giving a voice to wife beaters over victims #MuslimBan — Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) January 29, 2017
Folk who advocate banning cycling with headphones always think it's ludicrous to equate it with banning car stereos.https://t.co/YhtsbkTFRR pic.twitter.com/HM2RArlWqB — Bez (@beztweets) January 29, 2017 Didn’t realise people drove with their ears.
“I don’t understand people who believe that if you ignore something, it’ll go away. That’s completely wrong — if it’s ignored it gathers strength. Europe ignored Hitler for 20 years. As a result he slaughtered a quarter of the world!” Lemmy Kilmister
Again and again, the default position is that people on bikes, or foot, or mobility scooters should take steps to avoid cars and other vehicles. It’s all about being safe, being seen, wear a helmet, high-viz (which works so well), maybe we need safer bikes with roll cages? It’s a load of raiméis. The driver […]
Toying around with ideas of what Scotland could do to stay in the EU, while also wondering what will happen to Northern Ireland which also voted to ‘remain’, a friend and I ended up considering if the twitter favourite ‘Union of Craic’ would actually work. The idea is that Scotland goes ahead and runs a […]
Hear, hear: The Green Party has called on Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency to up its game on urban air pollution and improve their monitoring and advice during periods of serious air pollution. The call comes as air quality in Dublin and all other major towns reaches ‘very poor’ levels or ’10 out of 10′ on […]
If, after four years of printing money, the system isn’t working, what next? This is where another two Kilkenomics guests, Richard Murphy (adviser to Jeremy Corbyn) and Stephanie Kelton (American economic guru for democratic candidate Bernie Sanders), offered some new insights. They both thought that it was only a matter of time before central banks, […]
Jennifer O’Connell says it well in the IT (“Jennifer O’Connell: Being an adult does not mean being stressed and anxious all the time”)when she denounces the high-stress, always-on, anxiety culture which is accepted as the ‘norm’ and even lauded as a goal by some. Stress is a short term thing, it’s not meant to be […]