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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…

Apr 19 2013

Where I Shut Up and Apologise

Sunil Triparthi is a student from Brown University from Pennsylvania. He has been missing since the 16th of March. His family are distraught and looking for him. He left his belongings and behind and has been missing with the last images of him leaving his apartment. He left a vague note and people indicate that …

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Apr 18 2013

Mentiroso!

In the wake of any tragedy come the gong bangers who try and push through political change based on the feelings that are running high after the tragedy. Some of it is common sense like “fucking gun control” (because if your people require guns to feel safe then it’s indicative of a society that has …

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Apr 18 2013

Lest We Forget

Apparently a couple of people were kicked off a plane in the USA because they were speaking Arabic. And thus rises the spectre of racial profiling. And as usual the comments of “They should Speak English! This is America! You shouldn’t speak foreign languages here” abound around this story. And it pains me to remind …

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Apr 17 2013

Stories about Boston that Simply Are Not True

I have one retraction to print. Yesterday I wrote an article dealing with Mike Adams and the vulture brigade circling the tragedy of Boston to twist it to their own purpose and to flog the fantasy of oppression and secret conspiracies. I have to retract the notion that there was a third bomb. There was in …

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Apr 17 2013

Vulture Brigade

There is a tendency among a lot of people who cannot understand a tragedy to utilise it to strengthen their delusional world view. The Boston Marathon Attack has had these “fine” outstanding individuals come boiling out of the woodwork. They cannot accept any such attack without a nefarious plot (well more nefarious than kill random …

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Apr 16 2013

Interesting Observation

So I was watching the British Coverage (BBC) of the Boston Marathon Bombings and noticed something interesting. Compared to the relative “sterility” of terrorism coverage in the USA this one is a lot more “real”. While the Hyderabad attacks had images of people wounded being treated, the American papers had relatively tame images. It’s actually …

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Apr 16 2013

Donations Update

I know I asked money from you guys to make my flight out of India easier, but I have decided to travel up to Mumbai by train and then fly out. The money that you gave me I have used to give two young men a ticket to the USA. The attacks in Boston rattled …

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Apr 16 2013

Boston

I have friends living in Boston and I did worry for them after hearing about the attacks on runners during the marathon there. My heart goes out to those who are out there particularly the two young men we have sent home to provide medical care (they are veterans of the attack in Hyderabad). Our …

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