Online petitions are the opiate for the masses
Is there any proof that any of these gov.co.uk petitions actually do anything other than provide a clear list of dissenters for the government? Can signees expect visits late at night from people in black?
Admittedly they get a damn site more comments than, say, ThisIsLondon does when it stirs the mud, as it frequently does, about speed cameras. In fact, could we have another icon, like the Paris Hilton one, that indicates that whatever woe is being commented on, whether it's a giant asteroid that's going to destroy the Earth or whether it's a new strain of C.Diff that's killing hundreds of people, speed cameras are to blame? It would appear that most contibutors to the TIL website believe this to be the case. And frequently their spelling is atrocious too (he says, nervously re-reading what he's typed).
Anyway, why don't they publish some pictures of tits? They'd up their hit-rate no end...