Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Six of the Best 244

Word reaches Caron's Musings of an intelligent, calm and rational debate at the Lib Dem Federal Conference Committee last night as it discussed whether to accede to the request of Sussex Police to use an accreditation system for those registered for this year's Autumn Conference.

A period of silence on the part of Lord Steel would be welcome, says Living on Words Alone (quite rightly).

Gareth Epps has given up on Liberal Democrat Voice: "The site’s ‘comments moderation policy’ is drawn out in such a way as to let the moderators do whatever they like, be it to follow through any personal vendettas ... prohibit any debate that may go beyond rules written by the Polite Society, or to skew a particular debate."

On AlterNet Gary G. Kohls looks at the unstoppable rise of psychiatric medication in America: "Since the introduction of major tranquilizers like Thorazine and Haldol, 'minor' tranquilizers like Miltown, Librium and Valium and the dozens of so-called 'antidepressants' like Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil, tens of millions of unsuspecting Americans have become mired deeply, to the point of permanent disability, in the American mental 'health' system."

The derelict Clydebank Town Hall and its neighbouring public baths are explored are explored by Reality Trip. There are some remarkable photographs in this post.

Glasswerk National reports that a blue plaque is to be unveiled at the Blacksmith's Arms in St Albans, the pub where the Zombies first met 51 years ago.

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