Saturday, October 27, 2012

Six of the Best 289

Paedophilia at the BBC? Nothing new, says Andrew O'Hagan in an alarming essay for the London Review of Books.

Unless workers are encouraged to speak up, we will continue to see people turning a blind eye to wrongdoing in the workplace, argues Cathy James on the British Politics and Policy at LSE blog.

"When McDonald's execs first struck up their lucrative business partnership with the Coca-Cola Company in 1955, they were thinking small—literally. At the time, the only size of the beverage available for purchase was a measly 7-ounce cup. But by 1994, America's classic burger joint was offering a fountain drink size  six times  bigger." Azeen Ghorayshi gives the background to current moves to limit the size of soft drink servings on AlterNet.

Milo Yiannopoulos on The Kernel says there’s as much money to be made from tagging and blocking pornography as there is from making it, if a new wave of entrepreneurs and lobbyists is anything to go by.

Wartime Housewife has a seasonal recipe for chestnut and bacon soup.

"A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to visit this pair of old estate cottages hidden deep in a wood in Buckinghamshire. It's collapsing. There are trees growing through the roof. It has no services. It's amazingly beautiful, but also quite scary." See the photograph on Old Churches are Cool.

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