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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« on: Yesterday at 01:39:11 am »
Just for reference, which papers can we still take seriously?

It's still "none of them", right?

Weekly World News has some promising breakthroughs on Batboy.

Yeah well the law of averages indicates that one of them had to be doing it right

Aneristic Illusions / Daily Telegraph: Shock, horror
« on: February 25, 2015, 10:17:32 pm »
Now there is even less reason to take the Torygraph seriously as a newspaper
The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Telegraph is a fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue, democracy itself is in peril.
I don't much like Oborne's politics but it seems like he is taking quite a principled stand. Yay for principles.


Yay  I can feel my chakras vibrating.

Consciousness consists of supercharged waveforms of quantum energy. “Quantum” means a maturing of the divine.

Energy is the driver of joy. This life is nothing short of a flowering oasis of zero-point health.
its a laugh a minute

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:25:13 pm »
On the one hand, I have no love for the Royal Family and Charles in particular.

On the other hand, by virtue of being a Windsor he is essentially on permanent retainer for the state, and the business of the state is the arms trade.

On the other hand, he is compensated quite well for this deal.

On the other hand, he may have been forced to take part in a government policy he is not keen on.

But on the other hand, Charles frequently uses his own position to lobby government and civil service members, forcing interpretations of policy and intelligence gathering which would likely cause a constitutional crisis.

Basically, what I'm trying to say is that I'm Vishnu, and that while Charles likely has a point here, in the broader scheme of things he has little right to actually complain.

Finally, incontrovertible proof that Cain has 5 hands . . .

Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: January 13, 2015, 12:06:31 am »
I may never stop laughing

Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: January 12, 2015, 11:57:43 pm »
Shillman Fellow, WTF I just can't stop laughing. This is comedy gold, you couldn't make it up

Aneristic Illusions / Re: "Stupid wingnut says something stupid" thread
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:20:59 am »
Fox fux up again
An American terrorism commentator speaking on Fox News has been forced to apologise for describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city" where non-Muslims "don't go in".

Steven Emerson told the channel that in London "Muslim religious police" beat "anyone who doesn't dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire".

He later issued an apology for his "terrible error".

But many on social media have been ridiculing his comments.

Yes I realise it is only Fox news but this putz has supposedly given evidence to Congressional commitees and heads up a thing called The Investigative Project on Terrorism  Wow and their finances look a bit iffy

And this is apparently not his first foot in mouth moment because when I looked him up [yeah I know its only Wiki]
Despite being widely criticized for his inaccuracies[3][4][5][6][7][8] and for fomenting Islamophobia,[9] Emerson frequently testifies before Congressional committees on al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.[10]
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![my emphasis]

He's said he's going to give a donation to Brum and apologised grovellingly but he also dissed London with his comment on Sharia policing and seems to think that that is ok if he pleads to Birmingham, but the thing I haven't found in any report yet, though it may come in later is the huge elephant in the room that he believes that this could be actually happening in Britain right now. And another gem from Emerson's wiki page
Richard Clarke, former head of counter-terrorism for the United States National Security Council, said of Emerson:
"I think of Steve as the Paul Revere of terrorism ... We'd always learn things [from him] we weren’t hearing from the FBI or CIA, things which almost always proved to be true."

FFS America, get a grip  :roll:

Ancient British Carol to celebrate the season,
well its quite old anyhow

or then again maybe you need a better reason for the season

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: December 14, 2014, 11:24:03 am »

LOL I could watch that all day long

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: December 12, 2014, 01:51:59 pm »
The implication that "Indirect torture is ok" seems to be an outrageous use of language along the lines of "Extraordinary rendition". If you knowingly and complicitly hand a gun to someone then, in my book, you are as culpable as the guy who pulls the trigger. YMMV but the victim is still shot/tortured/whatever.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: December 12, 2014, 12:25:10 pm »
Its not just America, though. I don't believe for a minute that British hands are clean. The "Free World" seems to be guilt-free when it comes to torture etc, etc.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: December 11, 2014, 03:49:42 pm »
Yeah, its weird. It was big news then it was gone. I checked the Beeb website because I knew I had seen this break initially, probably in the middle of the night when I was watching the BBC news channel at obscure o'clock. Then I got to thinking. Seems to me [though I could easily be wrong] that news is only "News" when the bodies are still buried, the plane is still missing, the kidnapped girls are still being sought for. Nope, scratch that, the plane is still missing and the schoolgirls are still missing, and gthe "News" is never going to tell you where the bodies are buried.

I got nothing

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