Gay pride stabbing victim, 16, dies

Gay pride stabbing victim, 16, dies

Shira Banki, the 16 year old victim of the stabbing at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem died yesterday from her injuries. Banki was one of six victims of an ultra Orthodox Jewish man, Yishai Schlissel. Last Friday Schlissel, above, was found fit to stand trial. Police submitted a psychological evaluation to the Jerusalem Magistrate’s […]


Reason not the need

Shakespeare was interested in the ways people are horrible to each other, often not through malice or cruelty but just by pursuing their own ends without worrying about the consequences for other people. Who among us never does that? Macbeth didn’t hate Duncan or wish him harm, he simply wanted what Duncan had, and the […]

From the archive

When Bob Hutton comes calling

THIS being a quiet Saturday evening, I thought I’d address the problem of the Internet Troll,  best described by the creator of Flayme.com thus: I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful. Disrupting a stable newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just […]