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!