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ben goldacre
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This guide to winning arguments on legal regulation for recreational drugs is great, like all @TransformDrugs output: tdpf.org.uk/blog/debating-…
I don't want to be unkind, but who gives an Uzi to a nine year old? This is Darwin award territory. And poor kid. kansascity.com/news/nation-wo…
If you want to positively campaign for reform in response to the disgraceful events in Rotherham, please follow @mandatenow.
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The thought of children in care, isolated, speaking up, after something so horrific, then being shut down and hushed up by their protectors.
I think it's because it perpetuated the rapes, and so contributed to far greater suffering.
I'm trying to understand why I feel more visceral disgust at the staff who covered up the Rotherham child abuse than the abusers themselves.
The council staff from Rotherham doing interviews are covering themselves with shame. I want to hear "I cried as I read this report".
I'd like to read serious legal & policy community discussion on the feasibility of laws to identify/slaughter staff covering up child abuse.
The Rotherham news is so foul I'm having involuntary angry face movements as I listen, like Bob Hoskins at the end of Long Good Friday.
Here's an idea for the next NHS Hack Day: Digital Red Book app that syncs data (ideally ultimately to an open-data-friendly NHS). @drcjar
Public expenditure per person in Scotland, UK, England, Wales, London etc. parliament.uk/briefing-paper… pic.twitter.com/VZbk4OykWq
Joining in the bogus attacks on the NHS is a pretty dodgy low point for the Scottish Yes campaign dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/…
It's a bit weird how Salmond keeps walking out in front of the podium. It'd be better if he stood on top of it.
These instructions from the BBC on how to listen to Radio 4 are magnificent RT @DavidLloydRADIO: (BBC Year Book 1940) pic.twitter.com/5GhEVAiO0D
Ooh, LSHTM on University Challenge!
It is kind of amazing how the democratisation of tech has led to a kind of crowdsourced Stasi RT @sotak: pic.twitter.com/nNMouSytj1
Grumpy prof permits email from students only to arrange a time to meet. serenecriticism.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/ban…
Carol Vorderman was silly about MMR but this is a bit harsh. pic.twitter.com/ODSsXygSPW
Dominic Cummings ("Mr Kurtz joins the conservative party") does SciFoo. I agree on scientists influencng policy feedly.com/e/dDaAsqEn
@bengoldacre You’re in our 1st year rewind video talking about your big science poo if you’d like to watch/RT - youtube.com/watch?v=cPTrVc…
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New book on the monarchy by the awesome @johnhiggs His last rejuvenated the robert anton wilson parts of my brain jmrhiggs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/our-pe…
Highly recommend "Conundrum" by Richard Bacon on this RT @jamesrbuk: Why do so many govt IT projects end in calamity? theguardian.com/technology/201…
not sure i look to DoJ for a view on whether a trial is uninformatively designed but has anyone detailblogged the PLATO ruling yet?