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Norwegian prisons

[audio:http://sjhoward.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/0041-Norwegian-Prisons.mp3]

A Pod Delusion report about Norwegian Prisons from a little over a year ago. Not quite sure what made me think of this today specifically, but thought I’d share it nonetheless.

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The War Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAn8KWJ26M4

I believe this is a BBC film from 1965 about the effects of nuclear war that was suppressed from broadcast. It’s powerful stuff.

I found it fascinating, as I used to be really interested in American Cold War public information films, and the contrast between this and the whole ‘Duck & Cover’ malarky is stark to say the least. I can certainly appreciate why its broadcast was suppressed at the time!

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Department of Health “mythbuster”

This #nhsreform mythbuster from DH is overtly party political (“we will never, ever privatise the NHS”).

I’m not comfortable with statements which are so clearly partisan being ascribed to DH, and I’m surprised the Civil Service didn’t prevent it. Such bodies shouldn’t be political puppets.

Also, some of the “myths” are blatantly not “myths” – e.g. “You are introducing competition in the NHS”

This has really got me riled – and I’m not the only one.

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