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Peter Reynolds loses another lawsuit: an interview with Chris Bovey

January 26, 2014

Chris Bovey is a businessman and co-founder of NORML UK, and was sued, along with myself, Alun Buffry, and Greg de Hoedt by Peter Reynolds last year. To date, Alun Buffry has chosen to settle out of court, Greg has not yet been served with the court papers, and I won judgement and costs in […]

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Marxism and Occupational Therapy

November 4, 2013

While doing research for my essay on my Occupational Therapy course, I found a fascinating section in a textbook on the influence of Marx, with just the gentlest inference that a good occupational therapist should be smashing capitalism. I thought it worth sharing. Related Posts:Free Market Capitalists and Anarchism – a Short Play“The personal is […]

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About CLEAR and that “Legal Medical Cannabis” claim…

October 17, 2013

So, CLEAR made a massive claim last month, that they had succeeded in opening a loophole by which UK residents could legally import Bedrocan, a branded form of herbal cannabis available in parts of Continental Europe. They put out a big headline: Their basis for this was a medical cannabis patient, codenamed Clarence, who had gone […]

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Compare my blog to the Holocaust and you will be banned.

October 11, 2013

  A year and a bit ago, I published a post on a guy called Roger Hayes, who runs the British Constitution Group, which is dedicated to pretending that our current legal system contravenes the legal system that went before it and it’s therefore illegal, and that why they shouldn’t have to pay council tax. […]

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Becoming an Interfaith Minister

August 1, 2013

As many people know, I have been training part-time towards ordination as an interfaith minister with the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation. I’ve long been both religious and spiritual, and had several experiences in 2008 that motivated me to want to seek some form of ministry to people of all faiths and none, and coincidentally, at […]

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I am a gamer who doesn’t game.

July 8, 2013

I am a gamer who doesn’t game. I own a Master System, Mega Drive, Playstation, N64, Playstation 2, Wii, and a Gameboy Colour (I only really got it to play Pokemon). I play games on my PC, phone and tablet. But I don’t really *play* any of them. There’s no time. I only finished Portal […]

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Some Changes to this Blog

June 12, 2013

When I started writing this blog three years ago, the internet landscape and my place in it was very different. Facebook wasn’t trying to imitate Twitter, Twitter wouldn’t let you post images or videos, and I had the time and the inclination to post 1,600 word comment pieces every Monday for the viewing pleasure of […]

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The Audacity of Hope

March 10, 2013

I was very struck, when I read Barack Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope by the total inaccuracy at criticisms levelled by the American and global left that he has been a disappointment as a President because he sold out on his ideals. Actually, if you read his pre-Presidency book, he outlined all of the […]

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My Tribute to XKCD Or, How I Learned to Appreciate Randall Monroe Even More After Ten Hours of Drawing

October 29, 2012

So, I had a friend, whom here I shall name Emerson Dakota IX, because it’s my blog and I can. In the summer of 2009, I was in Ireland, learning Ancient Greek (get me), and Emerson was in Sweden, being kinda miserable. To cheer them up, I decided to send them a birthday present. After […]

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Man’s Head Explodes in Barber’s Chair – the Story Behind the Headline

October 22, 2012

  I subscribed to Copyblogger the other day, and their first article, “Man’s head explodes in barber’s chair” is on writing killer headlines. It’s pretty standard stuff (Ask questions, be provocative, answer problems people didn’t know they had etc.), so my attention was immediately piqued by the fact that this was alluded to as a […]

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