Welcome, fellow reflective people! There’s no topic discussion this week as we overran on our reflections and news items. However, just like the character in Morgan’s steamy book reading, there’s still plenty for you to sink your teeth into ;)
In a call-back to a previous episode, Morgan pays the price for not testing out his new property’s toilet prior to moving in. He also tells us about road safety-promoting transgenders in India, and we revisit movies and the subject of ethical boycotting.
Then, in news, we discover that the song ‘The Sun Has Got His Hat On’ is racist, and wonder what type of hat it could be. Morgan reports on a UK university’s security guards being given discrete, lapel-mounted video cameras, and questions the worth of Apple’s latest acquisition. Things then get a little weird and steamy as Morgan reads from a sexually-graphic book that is on the school syllabus for 14 year-olds, and recounts how one parent who spoke out about it at a parent-teacher meeting found himself arrested. In the recent case of a UKIP Councillor taking offence at a tweet and involving the police, we focus on the police spokesman’s comments, in which he says that the police would never do exactly what they just did. We then look at the impending EU law that requires all new vehicles to have a black box ‘ecall’ system, and discuss its potential implications on our privacy. NotMorgan rants against the short-sighted “What have you got to hide?” mentality. Finally, we look at the guerrilla-planting of marijuana seeds in Gottingen and at a US army installation in Italy which, in turn, reminds us of the recent Camp Bastion poppy-cultivation story and its sudden disappearance from related news reporting.
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