Hi Readers — What’s the story today? Simply this: After four years of gathering every weekÂ at the local library forÂ a morning of coffee, tea and friendship, a group of retirees is being chased out. Why? A nursery school started bringing its kids there at the same time and the old folks COULD SPILL THEIR […]
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Readers — This one is so utterly insaneÂ I’ve been saving it all week as just the thing to shake us up all weekend. (Why we should spend all weekend shook up by theÂ insanity of pop culture,Â I don’t know. But somehow, it just feels right.) Anyway, here bshhfhabkd it is, from Times Online in England: Penknives […]
Folks — it doesn’t get any creepier than this: teieibhtkn A dad in Britain takes pix of his adorable sons on an inflatable slide and finds himself accused of all manner of disbusting stuff. Can we say it again? We are in the midst of a Pedophile Panic! When Gary Crutchley started taking pictures of […]
Dear Readers — Here is an extraordinary nhehtiekda essay from the Times of London, “We Approach Others’ Children at Our Peril.” It traces how “what began 25 years ago as an understandable desire to raise awareness of child abuse is turning into something extremely distructive — an instinctive suspicion of any encounter between grown-ups and […]
So here’s the story, szzdnyinhz as reported in The Daily Mail: A 9-year-old boy from Germany visits his five cousins in England. They go to a park, the boy climbs a tree, a neighbor complains that the kids are being rowdy, the tree-climber gets a ticket. It’s crazy to ticket a boy for climing a […]
What happens when the fear of the incredibly rare crime of child kidnapping becomes so all-consuming that it overshadows any other considerations? Including common sense? Or even Googling? You get something like this: A school in England that holds a multi-school sports day every June â€“ the highlight of the year, where kids compete and […]
Four teachers in ten said that some field trips had been “toned down or cancelled” because they just weren’t safe enough.