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Category Archive: News

Aug 09 2013

In Support of Stephen Fry

Dear Olympians of the Future You may not read this, and you may not read Stephen Fry’s passionate letter, but others may and others will pass it on and hopefully someone may tell you what we the people of the United Kingdom think.

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Jun 29 2013

Is Bradley a Humanist?

I am in two minds about Bradley Manning and indeed the whole issue about “Wikileaks”. Julian Assange aside, there is nothing wrong with what Wikileaks has done. The problem lies with Bradley Manning. He is alleged to have released classified data to the public. Now without context we need to realise that Bradley Manning is …

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Jun 24 2013

Racist and Sexist

When the BNP set the bar low they set it fucking low. For those who are unaware, TV Chef Nigella Lawson “may” have been a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence in a public place. He was photographed holding her by the throat at a restaurant. Honestly? It’s a cut and shut case. There is …

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Jun 22 2013

Floods

The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand is close to 600 at the moment. More than 40,000 people are still stranded in what the government has described as a “national crisis”. Officials have admitted a lack of co-ordination in the rescue effort. Early monsoon …

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Jun 16 2013

The Price of Fundamentalism

In a Theocracy, the Fundamentalist is King. And the usual lamb that is sacrificed on the altar of faith is the rights of women. On Saturday afternoon at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University in Quetta, a bomb was detonated on a bus killing 14 students and injuring 19. These students were taken to Bolan where …

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Jun 04 2013

This is A Song for Angry Men

I haven’t been following the Turkish Riots/Protests against the rise of a Islamic government but I can see the spirit of Attaturk and the idea that Turkey should be secular is still strong.

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May 18 2013

Khaaaaan!

I got to watch the new Star Trek movie in a rather “romantic” date with Tiga and something caught my eye. I was not aware that Bernard Cumberbatch was set to play Khan Noonien Singh. I didn’t really notice this till my brother wondered why the “White Guy Was Called Khan”.

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May 13 2013

Violence and Istanbul

Forty Six people were killed on Friday in Southern Turkey when two car bombs were detonated. It’s believed to be violence from Syria spilling over. And Turkey has squarely pointed the blame at Pro-Assad elements trying to “drag Turkey into the war”. It’s a sad event but hopefully International pressure can stop the spread of …

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Apr 28 2013

Greg Ball – Torture

This kind of caught my attention this morning because I have been poking around the aftermath of the various political talking heads out there. And Greg Ball caught my eye with his spectacularly bad idea.

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Apr 20 2013

Geography

A fair few Americans were labouring under the assumption that “Cechnya” is the “Czech Republic” on the Twitters… The Czech Republic is famous for being in the USSR and leaving the USSR. Chechnya is famous for being in Russia and “not wanting to be in Russia”. Simples…

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