Category Archives: Lying

Secret (Or Not So Secret) ‘Police Apparatus’

February 2, 2011

During these uprisings across northern Africa, a lot of talk has been about national security, or the nearly-mechanical catch-phrase, “police apparatus,’ which is just a soft-lotion locution for an ugly, nefarious secret cop operation. All…

Futile: adjective; incapable of producing any result; ineffective; useless; not successful: See Afghanistan

January 7, 2011

‘Peace upon earth!’ was said. We sing it, And pay a million priests to bring it. After two thousand years of mass We’ve got as far as poison-gas. — Christmas: 1924, Thomas Hardy (Illustration found…