Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 09:19 am (UTC)
innerbrat: (BoP)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
In case the shuttle got a hole, OBVIOUSLY.

Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thamesynne
"Britain's Hardest Grafter". Is it just me, or did anyone else read that as "Britain's Most Pointlessly Aggressive Corrupt Official"? (In which case Chris Grayling surely has it in the bag...)

ed. Hold on. Just read the last story. Did the government just promise to ban alcohol? And the pharmaceutical industry?
Edited Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 10:06 am (UTC)

Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 10:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thamesynne
I know. I'm just astonished at how hamfistedly. Someone writing the Queen's Speech with the intention of making this government look as stupid and mendacious as possible could scarcely have done so more effectively.

Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 10:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thamesynne
Oh, really? I missed that. Although even that's probably only because they're hoping that people who aren't will kill themselves with dodgy batches.

Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 09:55 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here's How.

No he didn't; he fooled a load of news outlets into printing a story which was basically, 'man bites dog'.

There's no evidence at all that anyone, either those who published it or those who read it, actually believed it, as opposed to simply publishing / reading it because it seemed to go against received opinion and then promptly forgetting it.

Date: Thursday, May 28th, 2015 10:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thamesynne
Just out of curiosity, what would you consider evidence that someone believes something?

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