Saturday, December 27, 2008

the young worry about their love life
the old worry about their health

Monday, December 15, 2008

no matter how bad the financial situation gets, the UK government is unlikely to give up the Trident nuclear missile program
throughout history, rulers have generally regarded killing people as having priority over feeeding and housing them

Friday, December 12, 2008

Oxford University opens up new animal torture lab

"You do not settle whether an argument is justified by merely showing that it is of some use. The distinction is not between useful and useless experiments but between barbarous and civilized behaviour." - George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, November 16, 2008

the recent US raid into Syria is yet another example of America's "do as we say, not as we do" foreign policy

Monday, October 27, 2008

bankers spend years doing shady deals, earning huge bonuses, and when they get found out the Government rewards them by giving the banks billions of taxpayers' money

Sunday, October 12, 2008

the Chinese Government claimed that the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games were "basically carbon neutral"

i look forward to seeing the figures

Sunday, September 14, 2008

why is it that the representatives of the people of South Ossetia and Abkhazia are the only ones not being heard in the Western media?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

if the majority of the people in South Ossetia and Abkhazia want to be independent of Georgia, then what business is it of the British Government to try and stop them?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

there may be a worldwide economic slowdown, but it doesn't seem to have stopped the richer countries wasting resources fighting foreign wars

Friday, August 22, 2008

Russia's actions in Georgia are those of a local bully.

The actions of the United States in Iraq are those of a global bully.

Friday, August 15, 2008

"It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy. Power is enough. Only the weak rely on diplomacy... The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States."

- Boutros Boutros-Ghali (former Secretary General of the UN) (1922-)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

how long will it be before the apologists for war criminals Bush and Blair try and convince us that the illegal invasion of Iraq was carbon neutral?

Friday, July 25, 2008

the people who benefit most from marijuana being illegal are the large criminal gangs -- are they paying US politicians to keep the War On Drugs going?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

what is a psychologist?
someone who advises the US military on how to torture people

now that British forces are now longer so active in Iraq, Gordon Brown is increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan to make sure that Bush's War On Terror continues unabated

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

i used to listen to George Galaway's UK radio program until he sneered at a woman caller over what she said -- he told her she didn't know what she was talking about -- i checked it out -- she was right -- he was wrong

Friday, June 13, 2008

Gordon Brown leads spineless MPs in vote for detention without trial
so much for the Magna Carta...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Genghis Khan prohibited the use of torture
(maybe because, unlike George Bush, he wasn't a Christian?)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Gordon Brown is determined to bring in detention without trial for the UK -- he calls it sticking to his principles -- i call it removing the basis of a civilised society

Monday, June 02, 2008

which is the worst country in the world to be living in?
the Democratic Republic of Congo or Uzbekistan?

Friday, April 25, 2008

UK tax changes means five million low-paid families will be worse off

(New Labour ensuring the gap between rich and poor in the UK continues to increase)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

"The world owes George Bush a huge debt of gratitude..."
- Gordon Brown (UK Prime Minister)

when will the UK get a Prime Minister who doesn't lie for a living?

Friday, April 18, 2008

leaders of opposing groups often have more in common with each other than with their respective followers

Monday, April 14, 2008

so Tony Blair has finally come out as a Catholic -- it's a pity he didn't become a Moslem; then we wouldn't have invaded Iraq

Sunday, April 06, 2008

a UK man was jailed for 6 months for stealing 7000 rare birds eggs

if a bird of prey stole and killed 7000 babies, would it be let loose again after 6 months confinement?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

when the President of the most powerful country in the world, a fervent Christian, endorses the use of torture, it's clear that people haven't changed much since the days of the Inquisition

Monday, March 24, 2008

before being interviewed by the media, spokesman should first state how much they're being paid to say whatever it is they're going to say

Monday, March 17, 2008

one law for us, another law for them

while inner city kids get nicked for smoking a bit of dope, the plod allows huntscum to break the law with impunity -- equality in the uk? yeh, we all get an equal chance to lick the arse of the aristocracy

Thursday, March 13, 2008

if one of the bush brigade married one of the clinton crowd, and there were offspring, then there'd be no more need for presidential elections in the USA

Friday, March 07, 2008

being older than both Bush & Blair, it's always tempting to offer them advice -- however i suspect there are times when my views don't reflect those of the majority, which isn't completely disastrous, as in the past i've argued with a certain amount of success that as a rule of thumb the majority is always wrong -- before throwing your teddy out the pram and spouting tautologies at me, please bear in mind that this argument has a philosophical pedigree of sorts -- (a possible exception to the rule is the belief in the existence of a human soul) -- obviously if the majority agreed with me then err.... anyway i've just added the Political Compass app to my Facebook page, and it comes out at -

      Economic Left/Right: -8.25
      Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -8.97

(which isn't quite at the bottom left hand corner of the graph)


perhaps England would now be a better place if it'd had Neil Kinnock and William Hague as Prime Ministers instead of Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair


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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Saudi Arabia to execute woman for witchcraft

her confession was extracted after weeks of police beatings -- hmm... Saudi Arabia is one of the staunchest allies of Bush in his grand fight for "freedom" -- now why is it that the US and the UK are so often on the side of barbarous regimes and tyrannical dictators? of course, it couldn't possibly be anything to do with trying to control the world's mineral and energy resources for their own benefit?

Monday, February 18, 2008

the UK Government is proposing to hold 'suspects' 6 weeks without charge
that's longer than anywhere else in the western world

it's also intending to remove the independence of coroner's courts, one of Britain's oldest defences against the State hiding the reasons for the deaths of its citizens

when i was young, two of the accusations levelled against the USSR were that they held people without trial and they did not hold public investigations into people's deaths, and this was why we in the West were better off because we were living in a free society -- how times have changed! and all this is in the name of Neo Labour's "progressive democracy" -- not even Orwell would have believed it!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Just in case anyone has any doubts, or is in danger of being suckered in by their slick marketing, let me repeat once more, VIRGIN MEDIA ARE CRAP.

Being too far from my local BT exchange to be able to get fast broadband over a BT line, I'm stuck with these greedy incompetents. I was with Telewest for 5 years, who were fine, but after getting taken over by Virgin Media, technical support is now on a premium line number and their performance is lowest of all the major service providers. Worst of all is getting cut back to 25% of the advertised download and upload speeds for 5 hours every night. This seems to happen as soon as my upload speed goes over 256Kb regardless of whether anything is downloading. (I'm paying an extra 10 quid a month for a measley additional 128Kb upload which is really needed).

There are better suppliers out there. If you have the choice, use it!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

US elections? No doubt the Presidency will continue to alternate between the Bush and Clinton families, as it has done since the 1980s.

Such is democracy.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

to solve the problem of unplanned starving childen we need better birth control and better food distribution, not genetically modified products from Monsanto

Thursday, January 17, 2008

in 2007, my UK ISP (Telewest) was taken over by Virgin Media

Telewest Blueyonder were ok, and i was happy to recommend them to friends

Virgin are not ok, and i don't recommend them -- most evenings they throttle back my internet access by 75% or more -- also the quality of technical support has droppped, and calls to them are no longer free, but are charged at a premium rate

so it looks like i'm going to have to get my BT line reconnected and find another ISP (sigh!)

my verdict on Virgin Media? - they are crap!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

carbon trading is capitalism's way of trying to have its cake and eat it

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

detention without trial is law without justice
good men are turned into terrorists
those who oppose the government become enemies of the state