Month: September 2007

  • Time For A Bunny Break

    You know, I try not to live my life as a ball of anger. It’s not healthy, for a start. And it’s pretty depressing. However, the news from the last few days has just kept getting worse and worse. Every day seems to drop some new horror in my lap, like the oppression of the…

  • John Bolton Incites Terrorism

    John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, told Tory delegates today that efforts by the UK and the EU to negotiate with Iran had failed and that he saw no alternative to a pre-emptive strike on suspected nuclear facilities in the country. (Source: Guardian) We have laws in Britain that make it…

  • Burmese Repression Bad, British Repression Good

    The Government has decided to ban a peaceful march called by the Stop the War Coalition on 8 October. The protest has been called to demand all the troops withdrawn from Iraq immediately. The police have said all protests within one mile of Parliament are now prohibited. This is an affront to democratic rights and…

  • Bush Blackmailed Nations To Support Iraq Invasion

    MADRID – US President George W. Bush threatened nations with retaliation if they did not vote for a UN resolution backing the Iraq war, according to a transcript published Wednesday of a conversation he had with former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar. In the transcript of a meeting on February 22, 2003 — a…

  • Bush Calls Burma ‘Brutal’

    US President George W Bush has led international condemnation of Burma after more people were killed in its crackdown on popular protests. The US imposed sanctions targeting Burma’s military leaders and called on China, one of Burma’s closest partners, to put more pressure on the country. Beijing appealed for calm, and Burma’s neighbours, in unusually…

  • Westfield Nearly Done

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  • Plans In Blue

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  • Sean’s Birthday Night Out

    Ahhh… what a great night out! My legs are sore for dancing and I think we saw Seany’s silver jubilee in with style. Long may she reign! Click da pic!

  • Outside Bar Lisi

    Click the pic for some sunny peeps!

  • Some Graffiti

    Click the pic for some snaps of graffiti near Markeaton Brook.

  • Derby Rain, Reflections & Sliced Bread

    When I drove into town today, it was cold but sunny. As soon as I left the car park, there was an intense storm (which I was too slow to photograph). And then, the rest of the day was a mix of dark clouds and brilliant sunshine. Click the pic for a gallery of rain,…

  • My Psychoanalyst, Balor Knights, Herzoga

    Last week I went to a bloody marvellous gig at Susumi. Three excellent bands for three quid: Herzoga, (above) Balor Knights (above) and My Psychoanalyst (above). All three were, of course, lovely but for me the night belonged to My Psychoanalyst. They played a short but insanely intense set. This is a band that just…

  • Derby Amble

    I love the autumnal sunshine we’re getting at the moment. So I’m taking every opportunity to get out there and get pics of it. 🙂 As ever, click above for a little gallery!

  • Joseph Wright Centre

    Click above for some pics of the Joseph Wright Centre, now with added steelwork!

  • US Mercenaries Murder 8+ Iraqis

    Officials are investigating a shooting incident in Baghdad in which at least eight civilians were reported killed by private US security contractors. The private security workers, who were employed by the US State Department, apparently opened fire after their convoy came under attack on Sunday. At least 13 people were also injured in the shooting…

  • 150 Arrested At Washington Antiwar Protest

    WASHINGTON — Thousands of protesters marched Saturday from the White House to the Capitol to demand an end to the Iraq war, leading to the arrests of at least 150 people. Many of the protesters were arrested without a struggle after they jumped over a barricade near the base of the Capitol. But some grew…

  • 1.2 Million Killed In Iraq

    A startling new household survey of Iraqis released last week claims as many as 1.2 million people may have died because of the conflict in Iraq – apparently lending weight to a 2006 survey in the Lancet that reported similarly high levels. More than one million deaths were already being suggested by anti-war campaigners, but…

  • White Town – Make The World Go Away Popvid

    Yes! It’s 4.48am now and around forty minutes ago, I finished editing the first popvid I’ve made in… well, since the original 1990 White Town Super 8 grainfest. On the plus side: non-linear edting is much easier than a razor blade and sellotape. On the minus side: iMovie HD kept crashing about every four minutes…

  • Logic Studio 8

    Apple today unveiled Logic Studio, a comprehensive suite of professional tools that gives musicians everything they need to create, produce and perform in the studio and on the stage for just £319 (inc VAT). (Source: Apple (UK and Ireland) – Press Releases) Cheers, Apple! UK users can buy Logic Studio for £319 whereas US users…

  • USA: Iran Is Not Nice!

    Senior US officials have singled out Iran for criticism, a day after giving a progress report on security in Iraq. Gen David Petraeus, top US commander in Iraq, and US envoy to Baghdad Ryan Crocker both cited evidence of Iranian involvement in attacks on US troops. (Source: BBC News) Soooo… let’s see. The USA invents…