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Noun choice, sex, lies, and video

Three linguistic offenses in the UK to report on this week: an injudicious noun choice, a highly illegal false assertion, and an obscene racist epithet. The latter two have led to criminal charges. Alex Salmond, the First Minister in the Scottish government, is in hot water for the choice of a noun. He [...]
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High Court to Decide if Lying About Military Service is Criminal

News : Threat Level (3 years ago)

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide the constitutionality of 2006 law making it a criminal offense to lie about being decorated for military service. The Stolen Valor Act makes it unlawful to falsely represent, verbally or in ... Read Post

Alex Salmond, Scotland’s longest serving First Minister

Politics / UK Politics : The Coffee House (2 years ago)

So Alex Salmond has achieved the feat of becoming Scotland’s longest serving First Minister. This is a notable achievement. After all, he has avoided the fate of one of his predecessors… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond, Scotl... Read Post

Alex Salmond is within sight of his promised land: Scottish independence is more than just a dream.

Politics / UK Politics : The Coffee House (8 hours ago)

I don’t want to appear too immodest but, you know, I told you so. Back in February I wrote an article for this paper warning that Scotland’s independence referendum would be… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond is within sight of... Read Post

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