Fellow Greeks, we’re not doing very well lately, are we? What with owing to everyone that ever had a dollar of investable capital, the austerity measures, the unemployment, the ubiquitous corruption, and of course the loss to Germany in the Euro 2012 quarter finals. Yes, we’ve had better times in the past -I remember reading about some Pericleus dude in Ancient Athens…
If you have not picked up the sarcasm in the title then you may want to look away… As BBC reported Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) boss Stephen Hester rejected his £1m bonus in restricted stock, following very strong political pressure. This sent shivers down the spines of the public, mostly those that are a bit out-of-touch-with-reality and have very superficial understanding of how these things (should) work. Let me use this example to talk generally about the situation with high pay and bonuses in the banking sector.
I don’t usually talk about Greece or politics in general, unless they touch on the issues I favor in this blog. This time however… no wait, I won’t talk about those things now either. I will let some others discuss the recent rescue plans for “bailing out” Greece -and the whole Eurozone really.
Every rational member of the scientific, medical, and (proper) journalist community was quite happy (and relieved) today when news broke out that Simon Singh’s appeal was upheld today by three of the most senior judges in England!
Yesterday, I was shocked to hear such comments from the Pope, a well known bastion of equality, supporter of human rights, and devoted to promoting tolerance towards every human being -having been created after all by God himself in his image.
Funny species, those Intelligent Design proponents (aka IDiots) are. They keep repeating the same vacuous arguments (well, not even arguments really, more like delusions) until they manage to convince themselves. Take for example this award winning quote from Casey Luskin.
Following the recent elections in Greece, where the socialist party went back to power after a 7 year rule of the centre-right conservatists, the time had come for the newly elected members of the parliament to take their oaths. In this regard, the new parliamentary team of Syriza, a left-wing liberal party, decided not to take the Christian Orthodox oath, citing the freedom of religion passages in the Greek constitution.