You’re never going to get access to your file at Central


Most democratic countries around the world have their own version of Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation already established on their statute books. The initiative towards this type of legislation was to act as a counterweight to the increasing amount of information being amassed by governments on their citizenry and started in the ’60s in LBJ’s … Continue reading

It can’t go on like this


When a statement like the above is made about old Mr. Wotshisface, it invariably presages a life changing turn of events for the aforesaid Wotshisface. Given the particular circumstances, that event can range from getting the boot from a job they’ve become chronically bad at or right down to the enfeeblement of old age and … Continue reading

The scuttlebutt on the purge of the military


If you’ve ever had any involvement in the world of first responders, by which I include not only medics and firemen, but the military and law enforcement of any kind, you get plugged into a certain very realistic view of the world, and you never quite escape it either. There’s the world as people think … Continue reading

An indication of Trump’s future intentions towards the GOP?


When you’re rich and powerful, there are always too many things to keep an eye on, so you delegate. You appoint managers to specific areas of authority who are loyal, have good judgement and handle their tasks. As long as you trust them, that’s all that matters. If they’re not particularly good on detail, you … Continue reading

The end of the old Republic.


The political structure of how a country is governed is always an artificial structure created by powerful and influential people. If they’ve no interest in the welfare of the ordinary person, they’ll create and brutally enforce a system that’s designed purely for their benefit, though it’s usually masked behind a fancy name containing a combination … Continue reading

How the purge of the military is being done


Every illegal regime that comes to power by means of a coup lives in constant fear of the same thing happening to them. It’s their abiding characteristic and the reason they regularly have mass purges. The mass murderer Mao Tse-tung reputedly said that political power grows from the barrel of a gun, which is the … Continue reading