french headscarf ban based on dutch experience

NRC Handelsblad, Holland’s most respected rag, says that the French commission that advocated banning the headscarf was strongly influenced by what it was told during a fact-finding trip to Holland in November. The two out of three members of the delegation contacted by the paper said they were shocked by the situation and in particular…

Etiquette

… demands an additional credit to UK Criminal Justice Weblog for the previous post. One reaches a stage, however, when attributions begin to resemble those grim ap-ap-ap recitations of Welsh genealogy.

trading places

Transblawg picks up a Telegraph story about rich Danish convicts paying other people to go to prison for them. This principle is more generally applicable. For example, the British could easily afford to purchase Portugal, move there, and pay the Portuguese to live in Hull and Hackney. And, if we gave them a bit extra,…

disintermediation and retro-tech

There they go again, blaming the courier (via Prandial). It would never have happened in Roxboro, where peaceful co-existence is the order of the day. In one of those coincidences that herald intestinal difficulties and a tepid spring, it turns out this week was also the last at work for the man know for inventing…

jon cusack, version 2.0

Says Jon Cusack of his new child, Jon Cusack v2.0: I wrote in the birth announcement e-mail stuff, like there’s a lot of features from version 1.0 with additional features from Jamie [his wife]. Fine, but someone explain to me how you put the release date back three months to enable glitch fixes. Via Boing…