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Beyond the wall / Bob Dylan gets Nobel Prize for Literature
« on: October 13, 2016, 04:42:14 pm »
I think this is an interesting and thought provoking choice -
and I can hardly wait for the screaming and protesting  to start

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Aneristic Illusions / Baton Rouge police shootings
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:31:49 pm »
BBC news report
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Three police officers have been killed and three injured in a shooting in the southern US city of Baton Rouge.
One suspect is dead and two others may still be at large. Witnesses reported a man firing indiscriminately.

and they just interviewed Rep Valarie Hodges of the Louisiana House of Representatives [white R].
Her take? They must have been from out of state because we all love our police. Also - that racism is the latest excuse for anarchy!

wake me up when they start shooting politicians would you?

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Beyond the wall / Happy St. Urho's Day!
« on: March 16, 2016, 05:21:23 pm »
St Urho, the Patron Saint of the Finnish vineyard workers.

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Techmology and Scientism / Fish: the once and future fast food
« on: August 05, 2015, 11:09:00 am »
http://www.scotsman.com/news/education/scots-research-finds-fish-evolving-to-evade-nets-1-3849689

Damn I hope this is right; Swim faster little fishy. I just love the Law of Unintended Consequences  :fap:, don't you? Eventually huge numbers of people may starve to death because we turbo-charged the fish stocks, and what is not to love about that :(

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Aneristic Illusions / No Obama moment for the Labour Party
« on: May 15, 2015, 03:30:29 pm »
So the first runner has pulled out of the fight for the poisoned chalice that is the leadership of the Labour Party. My money says someone had a good dig into Chuka Umunna's dad's death. Who would want to be a politician, eh?

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In a recent interview, he said: ĎThere was a lot of speculation in Nigeria. He was a well-known  figure. I donít really want to go  into it, but things in Nigeria donít operate like here.
ĎItís not like youíre going to get an official post mortem or a proper police investigation.í


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180339/Bennett-Umunna-death-Labour-MPs-father-killed-mysterious-car-crash-refusing-pay-bribes.html#ixzz3aDXUF9ly
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Techmology and Scientism / Good news for solar road future
« on: May 13, 2015, 11:32:33 am »
I'm sure someone mentioned this project a while back but I can't find it now. Anyhoo if this report is to be believed then it looks like solar road surfaces may be a winner longterm. And, unintended consequences notwithstanding, that could be a good thing.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/11/3657220/solaroad-producing-energy/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tptop3

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Techmology and Scientism / Serious science
« on: May 06, 2015, 11:05:38 am »
I just love this item

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-32598767

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After 17 years of fruitlessly searching the galaxy, Australian scientists have discovered the source of mysterious radio signals hitting a telescope.

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Techmology and Scientism / Art Tech for Iceland
« on: April 10, 2015, 07:04:15 pm »
Not new tech, not even news really [2011] just a new slant on an old problem - the butt ugliness of electricity pylons. This is a pretty cool solution. Nice one Choi Shine.

http://www.choishine.com/port_projects/landsnet/landsnet.html

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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
https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/peter-oborne/why-i-have-resigned-from-telegraph
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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.

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Beyond the wall / Legendary author Maya Angelou dies
« on: May 28, 2014, 02:00:45 pm »
 "Legendary author Maya Angelou dies" http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/28/us/maya-angelou-obit/

I've got nothing clever to say about this sad news but my world feels poorer for her passing.

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Beyond the wall / Totally NOT Secret Santa
« on: December 06, 2012, 06:12:07 pm »
The real bitch about being a broke, friendless, atheistic Scrooge at Christmas time is when you see the perfect Crimbo gift for someone you don't actually know, and who almost certainly wouldn't be comfortable receiving a gift from you, you are totally buggered. UNLESS you are a Peedee faghag in which case you know just what to do . So here ya go Cain, here's a little something for you

http://www.philosophyfootball.com/offers/


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Aneristic Illusions / Trolling like the Tories
« on: May 11, 2011, 03:29:45 pm »
If this is how they deal with a simple thing like replying to an MP's letter then I can't help feeling that they are losing the plot. Ministry of Silly Walks anyone . . .?

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MP says letter from No 10 used false name and signature
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13364121

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Principia Discussion / /observation
« on: July 21, 2010, 02:42:49 pm »
I met the Buddha on the road
He was shagging a ladderback chair.
I carefully considered whether I was obliged to kill him
but, on balance, I decided that he was dead in the water anyway.
So I just went on my way -
But I've never looked at chairs in quite the same way . . .

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Aneristic Illusions / Hang it all
« on: May 07, 2010, 12:47:30 am »
Wow - the UK election finally got a bit interesting . . . they are predicting a hungish sort of Parliament with the Tories having the biggest vote but not enough for a clear win. The interesting bit,though, is the hundreds of people queuing in the rain for hours and then being locked out and refused a vote, because they ran out of ballotpapers or somesuch bullshit - and not just in one constituency, currently they are saying its at least 5. The excitement may give me the vapours . . .

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