W*T H*L*B*T:

Spot on.

Originally posted on rossrightangle:

Just watching CNN, some puke from an outfit called CAGE in the UK, who seemed to be arguing that disloyal Islamists should be cosseted, cuddled, even, rather than hammered, as normal folk would hope they’d be.  

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  • He was whining that Jihadi John had been ‘radicalised’ – the new word for choosing satanic evil as a way of life – due at least in part to being detained in Tanzania, where security authorities were concerned that he wanted to go to Somalia, where the terror gang called Al Shabbab were active.

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British security services too, quite rightly, interested and had a word, so it’s said – by CAGE.

And this ‘explains’/ ‘excuses’ / ‘legitimises’ the pig JJ’s enthusiastic bloody savagery, his beheading of innocent people?

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I was once on a bus from some French city to Barcelona. It was 1975, when Spain was going through a spell…

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George Carlin on How Language is Used to Distort Reality.

Originally posted on The Libertarian Alliance: BLOG:

by Richard North

Blogging: everyone’s a critic (not) Journalism – and especially political journalism – is about criticism. The meat and drink of the oeuvre is taking people, governments or other institutions to task, either for not doing things, for doing things, or doing them badly.

If they do things well, they are largely ignored. A functioning system doesn’t make headlines (although it might if we ever had a government IT system that worked). By its very nature, the media concentrates on “bad” news, and on criticism rather than plaudits.

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Originally posted on BBC Free Speech:

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Originally posted on thenextwave:

5430640273_369ff6fde8_zOne of my New Year Resolutions is to try to do some different things on the next wave – to try to mix up the content a bit. And oddly, the death of the former Conservative Home Secretary Leon Brittan gives me exactly this opportunity. I’ll remember him this way, through a poem by Pat Condell that I read in 1985 and came to mind the moment I heard the news that Brittan had died.

We’re backing Brittan

by Pat Condell

more prisons! restrain! incarcerate!

protect us from people who don’t pay their rates

from vagabonds, vagrants, dogs who foul the pavement

& anyone scrounging on the welfare state

from prostitutes, shoplifters, single parents

people who leave food on the side of their plate

who squeeze the toothpaste in the middle

steal from clotheslines & beg on the street

protect us from anyone who answers back

when stopped on suspicion…

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Medicate the Well

24/01/2015

Originally posted on underdogs bite upwards:

Tomorrow’s morning shift changed to afternoon so no need to rush to bed tonight. Good thing too – I’m not tired and wouldn’t sleep.

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I’m going to go with Rose’s cardboard box ageing to start with. It has the advantage that I can put a batch in one box and take samples from that one batch.

Poundland sell vacuum bags for clothes – you just connect the bag to a vacuum cleaner. They’re bigger than I would like but at two for a pound I’ll give them a go. I’ll just put one small batch into the room temperature vac-pack without whisky, since Anonymong has tried it and ithe result wasn’t good.

I’ll skip the jars. Already tried it with whisky and brandy and it looks good although I haven’t yet tested them. I need to work with what I have and limit the experiment to fit.

I think…

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‘Special edition’ of BBC’s Hardtalk to commemorate a terrorist.

Originally posted on underdogs bite upwards:

I have to finish Panoptica, even with 7-day working, if it kills me. When I finish it, the Gubblement will probably kill me because they’ll think I’ve stolen their secret manifestos.

It has to be soon because it’s happening. Linked from Twitter is VGIF’s post of a transcript of a speech given By Christopher Hitchens. In which he talks about the infantilisation of people.

He was absolutely right. It’s been going on for a long time in subtle ways and blatant ways. It’s easy to notice the ‘you can’t have guns in case you hurt someone’ and ‘you can’t have these foods because you’ll eat too much of them’ and so on. Those are things you say to children. Yet there are other things that are just accepted.

If I have a (rare these days) takeaway coffee I take the lid off to drink it. I have actually had…

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Originally posted on Real Science:

In 1986, “big league climatologists conveyed with great authority” that global warming would kill us all by the year 2000.

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EARTH’S CLIMATIC CRISIS EXAMINED BY ‘NOVA’ – NYTimes.com

Had we listened to the experts in 1986, we wouldn’t all be dead now.

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