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I have given up with Tumblr, it has its good posters (indeed the majority of the people i follow) but it has also its fair share of fad-politicians and fad-feminists. Reblogging things because they are popular and not allowing counter arguments by making it morally impossibly to argue back without being an ‘evil person’. I have instead taken residence in the land of Wordpress. ...
We got talking about how some people were selfish and some weren’t, and the...– Alban from The Steep Approach to Garbadale - by Iain Banks (via dustedsunshine)
Britain Still Has Terrorists
Six people were arrested today in London, related to terrorism charges. It may be the case that this group of six are terrorists, or maybe it is simply another ploy to remind the public that we should be afraid. Fear is used globally to keep the masses in check. From the economy to Iran, from Bird Flu to power outtages. If you keep people afraid of what might be they ignore what is. With the...
Remembering Colonialism (Independance Day)
How did I manage to get sucked in to the jingoist furore about Independance day. No I am not an American and no I was not celebrating Independance day, quite the reverse I was complaining that we let them get away and become the mess they have become. Little did I remember it seems now that there was a much more important point to be remembered. The Native American’s and also the slaves....
Minister for Education Michael Gove is said to be doing away with GCSEs for tougher O-level style exams. If he does this, this will leave youths with not only a weak economy to try and find jobs in but also no exam results of any worth. The lost generation are becoming ever more lost. Second thought: Scientists are trying to find the gay gene but will this help? Yes if they find it, it gives a...
buttsen: help I’m in love with president Obama The man who didn’t close Guantanamo Bay? The man who personally clears the use of drones in Pakistan? The man who has designated any man old enough to carry a weapon in a pro-militant area an enemy which causes all drone attacks to have no civilian casualties? Or the man who supports gay marriage and Obamacare?
Q:What do you do with a super-computer? →
A:Check to see if your nuclear weapons can last longer… as the Specials sang “Ain’t you heard of the starving millions?” surely this computer could aid crop production or food distribution or maybe even select a new head of state who could save the world.
perverse incentives →
Strikers in Britain have lost more ground in the ever marching fight against direct action: Low paid strikers, those in most need of their wages, will now no longer be able to top up their wages from the government for days missed due to strike action. This will now be a strong incentive for politically active workers to give up and carry on working - if they strike they run the risk of losing...
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster....– Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146
What Happened to Heroes?
Hero refers to people who, in the face of danger and adversity or from the position of underdog, display courage and self sacrifice for a ‘greater good’. Originally a term used only for military situations but not it is used for any, and all ‘excellences’. The term hero has come now to mean near enough anyone and everyone. Those involved in the events depicted in...
Three documentaries by Adam Curtis. They cover the ideas of freedom and how we have been duped in to being part of a freedom that is not free. I recommend watching all of them if you have the time but no matter what you should definitely watch the last one. It is quite shocking really. THE TRAP - Adam Curtis
The West knows Best!
“We now have to send a very clear message to people in Greece: there is a choice. You can either vote to stay in the euro, with all the commitments you’ve made, or if you vote another way you’re effectively voting to leave.” -David Cameron on how to deal with the Greek crisis. This clear message I am going to assume shall be full of such subtle threats as “incredibly...
[T]he limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they...– Steve Biko, Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity, 1973 (via 8todefec8)
An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is...– Michael Hastings, Congressmen seek to lift propaganda ban (via soupsoup)
MTV wants your virginity!
MTV wants young adults (18yr olds) to lose their viginity on TV. MTV wishes to film people going out to get rid of their ‘v’ card and then sell it. What do you get? Well you get your five minutes of fame and you get rid of that horrible burden of virginity… What happened to a society in which love was pushed as the prerequisite of sex. You may not believe you have to love...
A pre-emptive apology
I am being followed (not in a creepy way) by at least one feminist and I am following a few more (I don’t know where I keep finding them). So before I do or say something accidentally that sounds like i’m being a sexist… I am sorry. I am not a sexist and I may never say anything offensive to feminists but I am even worried now about saying things like “a brotherhood of...
Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Diamond... →
mehreenkasana: one-tiny-squid: mermaidsparkles: pretentiousbullshit: 1. You’ve Been Psychologically Conditioned To Want a Diamond The diamond engagement ring is a 63-year-old invention of N.W.Ayer advertising agency. The De Beers diamond cartel contracted N.W.Ayer to create a demand for what are, essentially, useless hunks of rock. 2. Diamonds are Priced Well Above Their Value The De Beers...
What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a very good idea.– Mahatma Gandhi
Tax, or the lack of it →
This documentary brings up both GSK and Cadburys (Olympics supporters) amongst others and the way they are dodging paying their taxes.
2012 London Olympics: Why I am boycotting it
The London 2012 Olympics are a massive corporate frenzy, it is as much about the sports this year as the sponsorship from massive Trans-National-Corporations (TNC). One thing that has been in the news a lot recently is the fact that any branded goods that are not part of the Olympic sponsors list that are brought on the site can lead to a telling off. (View that HERE). However, this is not the...
Right idea, wrong way of going about it? →
Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) are a vigilante group who will find and shoot drug dealers. Action against drugs and the associated crimes is a good thing - illegal drug use and the procurement of it causes a lot of crime. But the methods this group use are very questionable. Just realised there is no way I can answer questions so I will answer them here: Why shoot them? - I have no idea,...
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall...– Greek Proverb (via hayekshomie)
'Religion of Peace' →
I would support websites like this that take religious texts and use their quotes out of context if they did it to all religions. I would also support them if they showed how there is terrorism by all religions and even Atheists. Merely ganging up on one religion isolates it and radicalises its members which makes it worse in the long run.
Communism Kills: Joseph Farah's wonderful... →
communismkills: I am not a Christian, but I always get annoyed when people say things along the lines of “Jesus would’ve been a socialist”… A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left. – Ecclesiastes 10:2 My column earlier this week titled, “Who was the first leftist?,” has… A Communist’s rebuttal to your opinion of Mathew 25:14-30 this story is not...
A Musical Interlude
Music is an important part of life, it can create and enhance emotions but it can also, like any other art, promote opinions. Whether you agree with them or not it makes you think and it makes you question your own opinions. Here are a few youtube links to some of these songs:[[MORE]] The Valentines - Gun Fever The Specials - Racist Friend Dead Kennedys - Pull My Strings Dan Le Sac Vs...
"Committed to Peace" →
I’m sure its no suprise that the two leaders want peace. What country in their right mind would want a forever war. To say they are both committed to peace makes no comment on how they are seeking this peace. Israel could be seeking peace by removing Palestine completely. Palestine could be seeking peace by bombing Israel in to submission. It would seem that Palestine wishes to gain peace...
[Islam] will no longer be tolerated. Islam must change or we will facilitate its...– Army Lt. Col. Matthew A. Dooley - U.S. Military Taught Officers: Use ‘Hiroshima’ Tactics for ‘Total War’ on Islam. The commanders, lieutenant colonels, captains and colonels who sat in Dooley’s classroom, listening to the inflammatory material week after week, have now moved into higher-level...
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very...– Douglas Adams (via comachameleon0404)
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more...– Robert Fulghum (via thedizzie)
What a beautiful world we live in
On the 30th of April thieves attacked a woman in her home and stole her possessions. Nothing unusual or exceptionally horrific about this at first glance, its merely a robbery. But there is more: Mrs Winnal is 94, is now in hospital and no one has come forward as a witness, so there is now a reward. What sort of a place is the modern world pensioners are being beaten for their possessions - which...
That’s another thing that America really needs to think about is our racism,...– Adam Yauch at MTV Music Video Awards, 1998. Which is why he’ll always be my favorite Beastie Boy. Rest in peace, Adam. (via mehreenkasana)
The killing of U.S. troops by their ostensible allies in the Afghan military now...– Phyllis Bennis those 2/3 of Afghans – something like 20 million people – face PTSD or other mental disorders with only FORTY-TWO psychiatrists and psychologists in the entire country. (via theamericanbear) Oh, but you’re forgetting, naive people. American lives are a lot more important than any...
Milking the money cow: or how to exploit a child
Around 600,000 child abductions happen each year, only one in Britain is cared about. ‘Cared about’ is used in a most loose sense. since her abduction, which in itself is highly contentious, the parents and the media have bought in to the situation with the production of documentaries, books and continual updates within the media. Maddy was only three years old when she was abducted...
In a world where people starve, are neglected, tortured, killed by drones, I...– Frankie Boyle (via petit-peas)