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Keystone Kops

The police in South Africa today reminds me of the “kitskonstabels” (instant constables) the old National Party inducted into the police. The police may be getting more money from the government, and more bodies, but from what I’ve seen recently, they’re pretty pathetic as a rule. Shouldn’t we spend our money on training first?

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The Gaia death cult

It’s unnerving how often one is faced with declarations about the desirability of fewer people on Earth, in response to criticisms of environmentalist politicking. Fewer of us, so the reasoning goes, would improve quality of life and be good for the environment. Forgive me for not joining this little death cult. Forty years ago almost […]