So after all the hype of the last 10 months, John Leslie is a free man. He’s also, once he sells his story to the press and TV, going to be a rich man – again. However he will forever be tainted with the allegations that were made.
In all other crimes, suspects are named so is there really a case for anonymity? Yes. British justice is based on ‘innocent until proven guilty’. Yet Leslie has been branded guilty since day one and in cases of rape or sexual assault the accuser has anonymity. Its time the accused has this protection also. And the role of the tabloid media should also be examined as Leslie was tried by them before the case was near any court.
Webs favourite colour is a site trying to find the….well….webs favourite colour (thankfully spelling colour correctly although the fact that I’ve mentioned the spelling of a word will mean I’ll now spell something wrong). At the moment with just under a 1000 photo’s logged the favourite colour is a dirty green(well I think it is). Better than beige though.
Gordon Jackson is the MSP for Govan and also a QC. It was revealed today that he earned Â£163k via legal aid last year – more can be read here. This is on top of his ï¿½50k he earns as an MSP. I really cannot understand how he can be committed to both jobs, or give enough time to his local constituents. It is no wonder the majority of the public have been turned off by the Scottish parliament when you have part time MSP’s earning million dollar salaries.
Its time to allow only full time MP’s and MSP’s. They should not be allowed to hold other roles, especially considering the salaries they pull in and they also should be banned from sitting on the boards of companies – surely that is compromising their position as an MP?
A List Apart is a really nice site for website builders. Article on blog writing is a good read and highlights all the flaws with this site!
Nice fan made Batman movie can be found here. If you are into Batman its well worth downloading (but only for those broadband types out there).
Wired has an article on the RIAA subpoenas that are currently being filed. To check if the RIAA want you, visit the EFF. If theres one way for the music industry to alienate its customer base, this is it.
Saw this on the BBC site. So for us singletons out there there is a perfectly valid and healthy reason to masturbate. Doesn’t mention its a cure for sore heads though which is my pet theory.
Got the subs copy of Empire this month with Empire Movie Almanac glued onto the front cover. Some really geeky facts like all the winners of the The Razzies, the players in Escape to Victory but it was the movie quotes that made me smile the most. Especially Ezekiel 25:17:
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
Which got me thinking, there must be somewhere on the net which has a list of movie quotes – trusty google led me to imdb…enjoy.
Seen the video (or one of the 38 remix versions) of the Canadian kid pretending to be Darth Maul? Well download it…laugh and then realise that the kid is receiving psychiatric help and is suing his classmates. Only in Amer…..Canada.
If you do click on the link above make sure you look at SWK 2.0. Hilarious but some folk have too much time on their hands.
9 weeks ago I never thought I would be writing this – Cameron looks favourite to win BB4 tonight. Watched some of BB this year and its been fairly dull, but Cameron stood out as at least being honest and prepared to stick to his beliefs no matter what. Although Rays tantrums have been pretty funny.