Recent Links, 5th August 2010

If you’ve seen my previous post, you’ll know what this post is – a collection of links from the past week or so. Like I have mentioned before, it’s a new feature, it will develop…feel free to use my contact form to send me links that could be of interest! Anyway, here are this week’s links:

Christian shop manager dissuades would-be armed robber

A Christian shop worker persuades an armed robber to walk away with nothing when he comes in demanding money from the till. Her weapon? Jesus. Added 2010-07-30. Follow the link

Newport Ymerodraeth State of Mind (YouTube)

A rather funny video and song dedicated to the little Welsh town of Newport. Added 2010-07-31. Follow the link.

Apple releases multi-touch ‘magic’ trackpad (Reg Hardware)

Say goodbye to your mouse! Apple have released a new trackpad for desktops that can potentially work on Windows PCs too! Added 2010-07-31. Follow the link.

British girls undergo horror of genital mutilation despite tough laws (The Observer)

A rather distressing video detailing the horror of genital mutilation in Britain and the lack of action that has been taken against this horrific practice. Added 2010-07-31. Follow the link.

Video: Bangladeshi sex workers take steroids to ‘plump-up’ for clients (The Guardian)

A video diary of a sex trade in Bangladesh, showing the health risks sex workers are taking just so that they can pick up clients. Added 2010-07-31. Follow the link.

Madcon – Glow – Eurovision Song Contest Flashmob 2010 (YouTube)

Madcon performed this song during the interval act at the Eurovision Song Contest this year. It’s pretty catchy! Added 2010-07-31. Follow the link.

Jail problem drinkers for 24 hours, says senior Tory (The Guardian)

This may seem like a great idea, but should we really be spending money on incarcerating people for drunkenness? Surely jail should be for people who have actually committed serious crimes, not just for being intoxicated? Added 2010-08-03. Follow the link.

Council homes for life could go, says Cameron (BBC News)

This appears to be a concealed attempt to force people to move to find jobs. People should not be compelled to move for jobs unless they want to. To force people to move is to completely undermine communities. Added 2010-08-03. Follow the link.

Remains of St John the Baptist ‘found’ (BBC News)

Very interesting if true, but do the really know this is the case? Sadly, it looks like we’ll have to wait for that. Added 2010-08-03. Follow the link.

Israel-Lebanon border clash kills five people (BBC News)

Five people left dead after the Israeli and Lebanese military exchange gunfire after Israelis uproot a tree. No-one bats an eyelid. Is this not rather disturbing? Added 2010-08-03. Follow the link.

Road kill used for kilt sporrans (BBC News)

Personally, I have no problem with this. After all, the animals ARE dead… Added 2010-08-05. Follow the link.

David Mitchell’s Soap Box: Trains (The Guardian)

If you’ve ever taken luggage with you on a train, this will ring true! Added 2010-08-05. Follow the link.

So, there you go, a collection of things I’ve been reading this week. Let me know of anything good or thought-provoking you find!

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