Di_Hard's blog

In response to CM's blog about Health Centres

The idea that there is profit to be made from essential services is silly. It's like making fleas responsible for a cat. Recently some non essential procedures were scrapped in Health centres. It was an option on a survey I was sent by our local council, on how to cut costs, so I wasn't sure how widespread it was. Then there was a bit about it on Health Check on radio 4, so it's not just here. One of the procedures no longer free from the Health...

Censorship - firearms and films

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct39t0 is a recent episode of The Inquiry on BBC World Service. It was about why people in China were not allowed to see the latest Spiderman film and what this means for Hollywood. This year China became the biggest market for cinema. This means half a film's takings will come from people watching and buying films there. So Spiderman lost half its potential takings The Inquiry said that Spiderman was banned in...

choosing schools 2019

My son told me the other day about someone getting in trouble with a knife in the playground. I was worried, but thought, well, the school will be on it, it won't happen again. Then he explained he'd only mentioned it because it was someone he knew, who had been threatend and there was a knife incident of some kind every week. At his previous school the main topics of conversation were suicide or porn, and the children at this new school are...