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Serial Killer Enigmas

By Alexander Baron

Two of the UK’s most depraved killers were in the news recently: child killer Robert Black died in a Northern Ireland prison of natural causes aged 68, while Levi Bellfield has at last confessed to the murder of teenager Amanda Dowler. The word monster is often applied to men like Black, but in his case […]

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Can Bill Cosby Get A Fair Trial?

By Alexander Baron

The eleventh hour indictment of Bill Cosby for aggravated sexual assault on Andrea Constand resulted in those baying for his blood rejoicing publicly, Gloria Allred in particular. While it is well to always remember that the real target of this grubby little conspiracy is not Cosby himself but statutes of limitations for sexual offences throughout […]

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Five Charged For Pharmaceutical Espionage

By Tim Sandle

Spying for major governments is a dull affair, unlike what is often portrayed in movies. Spying for a pharmaceutical company, seeking trade secrets, may be equally as prosaic, but it can iver very lucrative rewards – unless you are caught, of course. Being caught is what has happened to five people to face prosecution in the […]

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The Rise Of The Professional Victim

By Alexander Baron

How can you win fame and fortune by doing something absolutely useless? For some time the answer has been to become a professional victim. The vast majority but by no means all of these people are women. You become a professional victim by surviving a rape, even if the so-called rape was consensual, even if […]

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Watch Out For This Scam

By Alexander Baron

If you have logged on to a certain website of late, SaveFrom.net for example, you might instead have been redirected to a page which displays this dire warning (pictured below). Don’t be fooled! In the first place, the computer accessing this message was not in the US; the telephone number given may be an 0800 […]

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New Protections For Africa’s Lions

By Tim Sandle

The lions of Africa, at risk from illegal poaching, are to be granted enhanced status in an attempt to protect the numbers of the ‘noble beasts’ (to draw a quotation from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream). The increased protection is partially a response to the killing last year of a lion called Cecil by an […]

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Your Sheducation Begins Here

By Alexander Baron

Okay, the era of manufactured austerity in which we are living has caused some people to do desperate things, like shoplifting, but is anybody really going to break into your shed and steal your garden tools? Apparently so. If you visited Sutton Library recently, you might have seen a free bolet on offer called GET […]

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The Whine Of Silicon Valley

By Alexander Baron

In 2012, Ellen Pao was fired by the hi tech venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. She brought a sex discrimination suit against the company, which she lost. The trial lasted 24 days, and saddled her with a huge bill for costs. She did not appeal. Shortly after parting company with Kleiner Perkins, Pao was snapped […]

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TSA Agents Still Indecently Assaulting Children

By Alexander Baron

It is ironic, is it not, that at a time when on one side of the Atlantic ageing celebrities are having their names dragged through the mud and seeing themselves dragged into court for allegedly touching some demented female inappropriately ten, twenty or years ago that on the other side, the US Government employs […]

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Simon Danczuk Hoist With His Own Petard

By Alexander Baron

Labour MP Simon Danczuk has been in the forefront of the historical child sexual abuse witch-hunt for the past few years, and has been actively tarnishing the reputations of politicians alive and dead, including the now recently deceased Leon Brittan. Alas, the tables have been turned on him, and, surprise, surprise, he doesn’t like it. […]

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