The fifth column that would destroy us.

I spend a fair amount of time researching interventions about workplace violence. I know the epidemiology.[1] And I despise the Duluth Model. It is not science. It is not therapy. It is ideology. And unlike the Bass and Davis polemic of child sexual abuse, it has not been abandoned. Both cause damage. I can recall, … Continue reading The fifth column that would destroy us.

A time for a confessing church: a time to oppose the new Fascists.

The following statement is now accepted. The days when the ministers of the crown were concerned with the opinion of the Bishops of the established church or the moderators of the reformed church is over, instead all things are now seen as political. We may be post-Christian, but what does this mean? We have stopped … Continue reading A time for a confessing church: a time to oppose the new Fascists.

Oh, how truth smarts.

To be honest, I'm avoiding work. I have review manager up and I am eyeballs deep in writing risk of bias tables about azapirones. Son one has had some tutoring and is trying to recover. Son two is recovered: he's at high school -- and as his older brother observed, in the first two weeks … Continue reading Oh, how truth smarts.

Repeition is good. (The unreliability of qualifications).

Some days I think that this blog cycles over the same message. The same things. I have written the same post over a thousand times. I’m already totally stressed out and busy, and I’m starting to get the feeling that I’m just repeating myself. Sometimes I think, “I should write a post about THIS!” and … Continue reading Repeition is good. (The unreliability of qualifications).

The wisdom of Cecilia.

There is a commentator out there called Hollenhund who generally has it in for Alte, (or V.) because she blogs in bursts, generally under various names. Man has no charity. V. was the main author of Traditional Christianity, and is now living elsewhere -- and comments at times elsewhere. But she is raising kids and … Continue reading The wisdom of Cecilia.

Girl game

Via Will S, with a hat tip to David Collard and to Cecilia (Alte?) who wrote it.  Will found it in the Way back machine. But given the questions about logic going around the web, it is about time it is put out there again. The original title has a double entendre, so here goes. … Continue reading Girl game

In mala fide closing

Ferdinand is closing his site. He writes (no link, as he will take the site down this week) I was miserable and cranky, which was reflected both in the name of the blog and my pseudonym. I imagined myself a daring anti-hero, a ruthless teller of uncomfortable truths, a rebel sniggering at the status quo. … Continue reading In mala fide closing

Why the left has lost.

I note that today, in a period when the PM is being challenged on his negotiations with a casino to build a convention centre in Auckland (It revolves around poker machines) the most recent poll shows... despite being hosed in the media... his ratings have gone up. I wrote this over at In Mala Fide … Continue reading Why the left has lost.