The UK’s extensive network of security cams (about 1 per every 10 people), which research has repeatedly shown to be ineffective at both preventing and solving crime, is apparently being used to catch litterers, pooping dogs, and other such petty offences, rather than for more heinous things, like terrorism, the fear of which lead to their installment with little outcry from the British public.
Category: things about which I am not ambivalent
Best thing I have every seen in my life
Climate change in Canada: some ups, some downs
Some snippets from a recent Climate Action Network Canada newsletter:
- Manitoba has introduced legislation that, if passed, will oblige the province to meet Kyoto accord targets
- Youth activists and Raging Grannies protest Conservative party filibuster of the commons environment committee to stymie Jack Layton’s private member’s climate change bill
- An audit has revealed that University of Calgary “research” funds were used to fund Conservative attack ads against the liberals in various jurisdictions (including my hometown, Peterborough, where we now have a used car salesman as our Conservative MP)