« on: April 19, 2015, 03:40:25 pm »
So that's what he does in his spare time . . .
And this is Ken Clarke, former Tory Home Secretary, for you foreign types. I suspect the top one may actually not be him at all; but it bloody well ought to be
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Some of those are bizarre! I would love to see a different kind of weird pylon in every country.
Wow.You are so right
I already had a crush on Iceland but it just got bigger.
This is beautiful, more large projects should be approached like this.
Why the hell do I let myself google these things?
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Is that the same place?
It reeks of Canada.
No, it's the UK. You can tell from the misery leaking out of the masonry.
That and the sign has a tyop.
'Fairy control' to halt tiny doors in Somerset woods 4 March 2015
Wayford Woods, Somerset
"Fairy control" has had to be brought in at a woods in Somerset to curb the "profusion of elfin construction".
Martin Sheen has come out with a few big hitters lately. After a blistering documentary about the Chartist movement which hit back against modern politicians he has stepped up and delivered an attack on both the right and left wing in a speech at a St. David's Day March:Michael Sheen, but yes it was a cillingly excellent documentaryQuote“No one says they want to get rid of the NHS, everyone praises it ... But for decades now there has been a systematic undermining of it [the NHS’s] core values. This is beyond party politics. The Labour government arguably did as much damage to the NHS, as any Tory or coalition led one. In today’s political climate, where politicians are careful, tentative, scared of saying what they feel for fear ... all political parties drift into a morass of bland neutrality and the real values we suspect are kept behind closed doors. Is it any wonder that people feel there is little to choose between?
Do we want to be a society that is exploitative, that sees people as commodities, as numbers, and mere instruments of profit? Or do we want to be a society where each person is recognised, where all are equal in worth and value – where that value is not purely a monetary one?”
With this and Russell Brand - who, although I dislike for a lot of reasons, has also been throwing his weight around in the political sphere... it seems like celebrities are becoming more commonplace in political discourse, speaking directly about the system rather than their traditional role - shining a light on particular issues or becoming politicians aligned with one of the major parties directly themselves.
I suspect that this is because celebrities are - despite all appearances - people too, and they are in a unique position to capture media attention with a single coherent message where other organized attempts to do so (looking at you, Occupy) have utterly failed to do so. As dissatisfaction grows, and the traditional opposition fail to articulate an alternative narrative, the media looks elsewhere for one - and celebrities are a friendly, familiar face who also have the benefit of already knowing the ropes when it comes to press coverage.
This just seemed interesting to me. I really can't stand Russell Brand personally, but it seems like this isn't going away any time soon. I suppose it makes sense - the media demands that politicians play the part of actors to a greater degree than ever before (with soundbites, photo ops, and staged debates) - it shouldn't be too surprising that the professionals step up when they feel the urge.
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.
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.
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