Saturday, July 29, 2006

Tony Blair is one of those politicians who sucks up to those more powerful than himself (Bush and Murdoch), and stomps on everybody else

and of course he gets his reward - a future of lucrative speaking engagements in the US and a job on the board of the Sun


forget the New Labour jingles and spin - look at what they've doing -

* preventing the democratisation of the House of Lords

* selling peerages to raise money to keep themselves in power

* modifying legislation to allow rich donors to continue advertising harmful products

* attempting to privatise the health and education systems

* allowing UK airspace to be secretly used for transporting abducted people to countries where they will be tortured

* supplying money and arms to dictatorships

* supporting the overthrow of elected governments

* invading resource-rich countries


"How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn't see?" - Bob Dylan


Friday, July 28, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

it's easy to spot the politically dangerous - they're the one who divide the world into people who are good (us), and people who are evil (them)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

the black rhino may now be extinct

what a disaster! no more black rhino horn!

(from now on, rich sheiks will have to kill each other using daggers with handles made of plastic)


Monday, July 17, 2006

the world would be a much more peaceful place if everyone changed their religion every five years


Friday, July 14, 2006

Japan and the USA have both invaded Korea within living memory - and no doubt they would like to retain the option of doing so again

perhaps that's why they're so opposed to North Korea's nuclear policy

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

the UK Government claims there is little demand for extended sunday trading, so they're restricting it to 6 hours a day

why should politicians have the power to tell people at what times they can and can't sell things to each other?


Friday, July 07, 2006

more than a quarter of a million killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

all because people believe their country / religion is best -
because they think they're right and others are wrong

what the world needs is more apathy


Monday, July 03, 2006

i grew up being taught that a police state is a country where the Government uses its intelligence services to abduct and torure "enemies of the state" and then imprison them indefinitely without a fair trial

as in "extraordinary rendition" and Guantanamo?