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Zelo Street: Telegraph’s Junior Doctor Isn’t
Apparently he's a recently graduated foundation year doctor not yet at the point of being allowed to work on people alone.
NHS  health  politics  not-fair-not-safe  lies  comment  Conservatives  journalism  news 
april 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Union suspends planned Tube strikes - BBC News
Not yet done and dusted, but the September strikes have been cancelled.
news  London  tube  transport  unions  good-news-everyone! 
september 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Onion accidentally breaks story about the US offering missiles to Israel after Iran deal
Still only my 2nd favourite true Onion headline. But "Rumors Of Extramarital Affair End Campaign Of Presidential Candidate Who Didn't Know China Has Nuclear Weapons" is hard to beat.
amusing  parody  news  international-affairs  Israel  Iran  The-Onion 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Exeter Bomb Scare - shops evacuated
Sharing mostly because it's my uni town, and I still have a fair few friends there
news  events-in-progress  bombs  Exeter 
june 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66
My immediate reaction? ᴛɪᴍᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴀ ɴɪᴄᴇ ᴄᴜᴘ ᴏғ ᴛᴇᴀ
death  literature  sad  fantasy  news 
march 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
TUC leader Frances O’Grady speech on class system cut off by royal baby newsflash - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
“Good luck to the Duchess of Cambridge, but she would still have been pregnant when Frances finished speaking.”
WTF  news  class  unions  monarchy  BBC  fail  irony  inequality  pregnancy  magic-balls 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
A PSA About Nude Photos
'*Tasers you* *steals your shoes* SHOULDN’T WEAR SHOES BRO'

Well put. It's theft. But because its of women, and because there's a sexual/titillation element, the victim blaming suddenly appears.
sexism  theft  crime  hacking  people-suck  current-events  social-media  news  privacy 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Church of England General Synod approves female bishops
Finally entering the Century of the Fruitbat. Though I do wonder if this'll result in a fair bit of splintering off.
news  Christianity  Church-of-England  equality  UK  religion 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors
'Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.'
Awesome  humanity;-actually-able-to-do-some-awesome-stuff-after-all  technology  transport  cars  business  patents  news  intellectual-property 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Brendan Eich Steps Down as Mozilla CEO | The Mozilla Blog
Surprising. Good to see LGBT issues rating this level of importance/response.
LGBT  Internet  news  business 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Unions suspend tube strike after reaching deal
Deal is 'let's talk about things some more'. I'll also note that the last line is a bit inaccurate AIUI — there'll be no compulsory redundancies if there are enough voluntary ones.
news  London  tube  strikes  UK  transport 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Snipers Attacked A Silicon Valley Power Station Last Year And Nobody Told Us
So, this is what the Elf sniper and Dwarf Technomancer were doing, but what did the Troll street samurai and orc adept up to when this was going on?
interesting  news  terrorism  crime  USA  life-imitates-Shadowrun 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
London Underground: Victoria Line Suspended After Concrete Poured into Control Room
Some solid journalism here, but it does seem to be a pretty pour decision-making process in action at TFL…
amusing  news  unconfirmed-report  TFL  tube  transport  London  UK  puns 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Man Dies Mysteriously After Opening Box Labeled 'Pandora'
'An official inquest into the mysterious death of Jason Airey was unable to determine exactly what led the 37-year-old to suddenly stop living shortly after opening a container inscribed with the words "Pandora's box."'
wtf  weird  UK  news  death  Do-Not-Open-The-Box  You-Must-Not-Read-From-The-Book! 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - 'Notebooks went missing' amid phone-hacking probe
Surely Danny Boy knows better than to leave his Broadsword out back by the bins?
journalism  hacking  news  crime  News-of-The-World  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ubuntu sets crowdfund pledge record for Edge smartphone
Dear BBC; try and get someone who understands crowdfunding to write about it? 'Canonical would have to return all the money if it does not reach the target.' — no it wouldn't, as it doesn't *get* the cash unless it reaches the goal.
BBC  crowdfunding  living-in-the-future  technology  fail  news  smartphones  phones 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
www.themediablog.co.uk
Spare a thought for academic Dr Jude Roberts who admitted on Newsnight on Wednesday night that she uses porn. A minute or so later the caption writers at the BBC had made the necessary changes to her billing and stripped her of her PhD.
BBC  sex  posttofacebook  discrimination  porn  news  interesting  wtf  academia  culture 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking | Environment | The Guardian
Two Pennsylvanian children will live their lives under a gag order imposed under a $750,000 settlement
law  USA  news  money  litigation  interesting  wtf  energy  fracking 
august 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Rupert Murdoch secret tapes: News Corp defends head
He says "It's the biggest inquiry ever, over next to nothing.", News Corp says ""Rupert Murdoch has shown understandable empathy with the staff and families affected". Yeah...
journalism  posttofacebook  hacking  news  Murdoch  interesting 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Smethwick fire: Chinese lanterns blamed for 'largest blaze'
'A huge fire involving 100,000 tonnes of plastic recycling material, thought to have been sparked by Chinese lanterns, has been contained say firefighters.'
posttofacebook  news  UK  fire 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Non-baby news events crunched into this week
'A BBC spokesman said: “We’re working with the Illuminati and other shady puppeteers to accelerate world happenings and ‘clear the decks for baby’.'
journalism  silly  posttofacebook  parody  the-monarchy  amusing  news  UK  The-Daily-Mash  culture 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Texas abortion bill defeated after missing deadline | World news | guardian.co.uk
The bill would have banned abortions in the state after the 20-week gestation mark, limit abortion-inducing drugs and require terminations to be performed in ambulatory surgical centres. Advocates say these and other restrictions in the bill would have also triggered the closure of 37 of the state's 42 abortion clinics.
politics  USA  posttofacebook  freedom  choice  news  abortion 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - 'Naked rambler' Stephen Gough jailed for flouting Asbo
Is he really that much of a problem that he's worth the six years of jail time he's been sentenced to so far?
law  posttofacebook  news  crime  not-actually-NSFW-itself  rights  UK  interesting  culture  nudity  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Marine Le Pen to face prosecution for comparing Muslims to Nazis - Telegraph
'after the European Parliament's legal committee recommended that the far-Right leader be stripped of her immunity.'
law  the-far-right  France  politics  posttofacebook  news  crime  bigotry  interesting  racism  via-Bart-Calendar 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
No, Texas Law Does Not Say You Can Shoot an Escort Who Refuses to Have Sex
Analysis piece argues that the jury likely acquit because the defence argued that shooter fired at tires, and a fragment hit the escort, making it manslaughter not murder, with neither prosecution or judge giving the jury the option to convict on that.
law  prostitution  posttofacebook  USA  news  crime  death  comment  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Tory MP Patrick Mercer resigns
'has resigned the Tory whip to "save my party embarrassment" over a BBC Panorama programme alleging he had broken lobbying rules.'
politics  lobbying  news  corruption  conservatives  westminster  interesting 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scotland's tough call: stay in the UK, or stay in the EU? | Angus Roxburgh | Comment is free | The Guardian
'It's the bad luck of the Scots. You wait a lifetime for a referendum, and then two of the damned things come along at once, each profoundly influencing the other.'
Scotland  politics  posttofacebook  europe  Scottish-independence  news  EU  interesting 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - European Court upholds UK political advert ban
'An attempt to allow US-style political advertising on British TV has failed after European judges ruled the UK's blanket ban did not breach free speech.'
thank-fuck-for-that  politics  news  advertising  money  UK  westminster  democracy 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Ricin scare rattles Washington
'laboratories are testing samples of a suspicious substance found in letters at off-site White House and Senate mailrooms'
USA  news  posttofacebook  terrorism 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Two explosions at Boston marathon finish line - latimes.com
'About three hours after the winners crossed the line, there was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the photo bridge that marks the finish line. Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.'
terrorism  USA  posttofacebook  breaking-news  news  dude...  yikes 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Planning minister’s war on the countryside - Telegraph
'Property developers have been privately promised that planning laws will be liberalised again within weeks to allow them to begin a house-building boom backed by this week’s Budget.'
politics  building  planning-laws  news  money  westminster  UK 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Sunday Times jails its source » Spectator Blogs
'My Guardian colleague Marina Hyde said that the lesson of the Sunday Times’ treatment of Pryce was that no one should talk to journalists.'
law  journalism  politics  news  crime  interesting  media  Lib-Dems 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Antibiotics resistance 'as big a risk as terrorism' - medical chief
If anything, the risk seems rather larger than terrorism, in the UK at least.
health  medicine  news  posttofacebook  science 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Head of economic watchdog rebukes Cameron for misrepresenting its position - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'it in fact believed there was a short-term effect and that "fiscal consolidation measures have reduced economic growth over the past couple of years".'
politics  posttofacebook  lies  financial-crisis  news  Conservatives  money  economics  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  Westminster 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A man tried to rob a bank after paying $500 to a wizard to make him invisible
Photo appears to not be of the person in question; actually from http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-30-most-memorable-mug-shots-of-2009 'The man told the court, ‘I made a mistake. I understand now what a big trick was played on me.’'
silly  Iran  magic  posttofacebook  I-can't-believe-this-actually-happened  amusing  news  crime  money  wtf  banks 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Chris Huhne facing jail sentence after admitting perverting course of justice | UK news | guardian.co.uk
'Former minister resigns seat after pleading guilty over claims he persuaded his ex-wife to take speeding points for him in 2003'
politics  lies  news  cars  corruption  driving  westminster  interesting  Lib-Dems 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 'to abdicate for son'
'to make a televised announcement, amid speculation in local media that she will abdicate the throne'
politics  europe  news  monarchy  interesting 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Amsterdam to create 'scum villages' - Telegraph
'where nuisance neighbours and anti-social tenants will be exiled from the city and rehoused in caravans or containers with "minimal services" under constant police supervision.'
via-Cavalorn  posttofacebook  housing  culture  Holland  news  interesting 
december 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Russian anti-gay activists court case against Madonna thrown out of court | Gigwise
(Semi NSFW images with story) Plaintiffs claimed that Madonna's 'homosexual propaganda' would affect the birth rates in Russia and deprive the country of future soldiers - which led to the judge threatening to make journalists leave the court if they laughed too much.
Russia  law  LGBT  wtf  homophobia  news  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Alex Salmond 'should allow business leaders to speak out against independence' - Telegraph
'Labour and the Tories described as “significant” accusations by the chief executive of one of the country’s largest firms that the SNP pour “rains of bile and ire” on businessmen who publicly oppose separation.'
posttofacebook  image  business  Scottish-independence  Scotland  politics  news  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Man Who Stole Greece: Cuffed chap had data on most of country • The Register
'Greek police have cuffed a suspect who allegedly stole personal data of three-quarters of the country's population as part of an attempted industrial-scale ID theft scam.'
identity  information  Greece  crime  news  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Nudity ban passed in San Francisco
City officials voted 6-5 in favour of banning anyone over five from exposing "his or her genitals, perineum or anal region" in most public locations.
USA  San-Francisco  nudity  news 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Gideon Levy: the most hated man in Israel – and perhaps the most heroic - Features, Life & Style - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
For three decades, the writer and journalist Gideon Levy has been a lone voice, telling his readers the truth about what goes on in the Occupied Territories
posttofacebook  image  propaganda  terrorism  war  Palestine  Middle-East  Israel  news  important  interesting 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
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