Month: April 2005

  • Another Toynbee Reaction

    Toynbee’s argument superficially restates the familiar pragmatic election-time advice about choosing the lesser of two evils – but is disturbingly predicated upon an assumption that evils done abroad, to people other than ourselves, should not be included in our calculations of relative evil. (Source: MWNP) Paul’s response is, as always, well worth reading. Click here…

  • Iraq WMD Claims “Untrue”

    John Scarlett, intelligence dunce The intelligence officials who produced Tony Blair’s Iraq weapons dossier – the justification for war – have admitted that some of the main claims made in it were untrue. The Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), which produced the dossier under its chairman John Scarlett, was forced to carry out a review after…

  • Porn and Power

    Above: chick with a hairy pussy… I guess the argument goes something like, since porn objectifies women, in any society where the sexes are to be truly equal, pornography must be eliminated. Well, of *course* pornography objectifies women in this society. What *doesn’t* objectify women in this society – or portray them as weak, or…

  • Richard Dawkins – The Ancestor’s Tale

    This is an essential read. This is a mind-blowing book. This book will change you. I believe all of the previous statements to be true. Richard Dawkins has been a hero of mine for years, ever since I read ‘The Selfish Gene.’ So many things fell into place when I read that book, so many…

  • Sodaplay

    Have you ever had the urge to constuct your own freakish creations and then gloat as they TAKE OVER THE WORRRLD???!!! Well, now you can with Sodaplay. I warn you, click the above link and you’ll be mucking around with the wee beasties for hours. They’re sooo cute!

  • Polly Toynbee, Fan Of War Criminals

    Just one of Tony Blair’s victims So let no Labour voters think their vote too precious to cast for Blair. Revenge for a war that will never be repeated is a poor excuse. In our book Better or Worse? – Has Labour Delivered?, David Walker and I provide ample evidence of good done (alongside targets…

  • Stars Interview

    What about “He Lied About Death,” it’s really your first foray into politics in song. What was it, besides George Bush, that inspired that song? The political climate is really, really bad in the world right now. We felt we didn’t want to do that song or “Celebration Guns,” we needed to. We saw hundreds…

  • US Military Head Encouraged Torture

    Lt General Ricardo Sanchez, a fan of torturing innocent civilians America’s leading civil liberties group has demanded an investigation into the former US military commander Iraq after a formerly classified memo revealed that he personally sanctioned a series of coercive interrogation techniques outlawed by the Geneva Conventions. The group claims that his directives were directly…

  • Spim, Spam and Capitalism

    A U.S teenager has become the first person to be arrested on suspicion of sending unsolicited instant messages–or spim. Anthony Greco, 18, was lured from New York to Los Angeles under the pretence of a business meeting. He was arrested upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport last Wednesday. Greco allegedly sent 1.5 million messages…

  • US Murderer Walks Free

    Rogelio Maynulet, the fucking murderer BERLIN — A U.S. army tank company commander convicted of shooting dead a wounded Iraqi walked free from court on Friday, although he was dismissed from the army for what he called a “mercy killing.” “He was sentenced with dismissal from the United States Army … there will be no…

  • Venetian Snares Interview

    Thanks to Paul for emailing me the the link to this interview: It all started in Budapest. I was on a castle imagining how great it would be to be a pigeon, to experience that place as a pigeon would. That really opened up a lot of other possibilities instantly, it was a great moment,…

  • WordPress Spams Google!

    Taken from the always excellent Non-Tech City: The blogging software that I and many others use, called WordPress, has been found to be spamming Google. The website wordpress.org has been found to be hosting over 100,000 articles written with the sole intention of generating high-revenue, content matched adverts. (Source: N-T City) This is a bit…

  • WordPress Theme Browser

    Have a look here at Alex King’s nifty theme browser for WordPress 1.5. It’s very lovely and if you’re running WordPress, pretty indispensable!