Tuesday, May 14. 2013
This story should come, sadly, as no surprise. In a nutshell: our very own Prince Charles of our unelected regime is helping out another (highly repressive) unelected regime with a spot of 'good publicity' for some cash (£700,000) for one of his hobby groups of chums. So when Charles is not talking to plants, baking biscuits or helping his dear old open parliament, he's now filling his time with activities usually left to other sniveling toadies like Prince Andrew or Mark Thatcher.
Saturday, May 11. 2013
Big bad pharma megalith GSK is banging the PR drum in Africa about a partnership with the charity 'Save The Children'. Call me cynical, but are GSK's motives really about saving sick kids in Africa when the very same company has fought tooth and nail to deprive this continent of affordable life-saving drugs for decades? Or is it more likely to be a response to more recent bad publicity over GSK buying-off competition to its extortionately priced anti-depressant 'Seroxat'? Also, reading between the lines, 'Save The Children' is definitely edgy about whoring it with GSK, so it looks like this story may not have a happy ending...
Friday, May 10. 2013
'Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden revenge-porn flick Zero Dark Thirty was the biggest publicity coup for the CIA this century outside of the actual killing of Osama bin Laden. But the extent to which the CIA shaped the film has remained unclear. Now, a memo obtained by Gawker shows that the CIA actively, and apparently successfully, pressured Mark Boal to remove scenes that made them look bad from the Zero Dark Thirty script.
Thursday, May 9. 2013
As if there was ever any doubt about this man's advanced intelligence, superbrain Stephen Hawking flips the bird to Israeli president Shimon Peres over Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Way to go Stephen!
Saturday, May 4. 2013
It is common knowledge that Prince Charles, our hereditary heir to the throne, is well known to be on a nice little earner selling biscuits from Cornwall that 'earns' him about UKP 18 million a year. What is much less well known is that when someone dies down in darkest Cornwall without a will, this blood-sucker gets their assets too. However, keen to be altruistic he then generously shovels some of this unearned dosh to worthy causes like private schools and his other hobby 'charities'.
Tuesday, April 30. 2013
George Monbiot analyses the role of the new UK Government Chief Scientist Mark Walport regarding the proposed EC ban on neonicotinoids because of the rapidly declining bee population that is essential for crop pollination.
Sunday, April 28. 2013
'It's time, if you're so inclined, to plunk down a reservation for a one-way ticket to Mars. The privately funded Mars One foundation recently opened up applications for astronauts to take a journey to the Red Planet in 2022/23. Return trips, the organisers said, just aren't feasible with the technology we have.
Thursday, April 18. 2013
The machines are coming for us and we are all doomed...
Monday, April 8. 2013
Woo hoo! Good riddance to bad rubbish! Thatcher has finally died from a stroke (a stroke of good luck). And not before time. Great news like this demands a celebration. Now stock up on coal and get ready to lob it at her hearse during the forthcoming state funeral!
Thursday, April 4. 2013
On the very day that our disgusting coalition government gives a huge tax cut to millionaires and hammers the poor, one little old lady billionaire has had a tidy little top-up. Yes, our unelected head of state has just trousered a UKP 5 million pay rise, raising the bundle of public money that our royal parasite gets from UKP30 million to UKP 36 million per annum.
Wednesday, March 20. 2013
What the fuck? Is CNN looking for street cred? Or maybe the surveillance state wants everyone to know we're being watched...
Tuesday, March 5. 2013
This is the kind of bat-shit crazy pioneering spirit that is sorely needed in the 21st century if humanity is ever to become a multi-planetary species. Sceptics said that man would never walk on the moon before 1970, but the same bat-shit crazy pioneering spirit that took hold during the space race of the 60s proved them all wrong. More power to the Inspiration Mars Foundation. I want to see this and more before my time on this backward little planet has expired. Go Fever!
Monday, February 25. 2013
It's pretty obvious that Mr. Ratzinger did not quit because he's old and infirm. There's definitely bigger things brewing; money laundering and child sex-abuse scandals, threat of arrest if he leaves the Vatican, etc. But the latest theory revealed in the Italian press about a 'gay network' in the Vatican, if true, could really see the wheels come off of the Catholic Church. Fingers crossed.
Tuesday, February 19. 2013
It looks like Mr. Ratzinger is so rattled by the prospect of being held to account for his cover-up of the child sex-crimes of Catholic priests on his watch, that he is going to stay holed-up in the Vatican after he stops being God's representative on Earth. Of course someone, someday, might put a stop to the nonsense about the Vatican being a 'state', and then he's toast but I'm not holding my breath. Contrast the international kid-glove treatment of this vile individual to the hounding of Julian Assange, and one gets a good insight into the priorities of powerful western nations...
Friday, February 15. 2013
Christ on a bike! What with his own complicity in the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal cover-up, we now have the Archdiocese of L.A. robbing a 'grave maintenance fund' to help pay a $600 million child-abuse settlement. It's no wonder Mr. Ratzinger threw in the towel...
The surprise resignation of the PPPP (Paedophile Priest Protecting Pope) could open up new avenues for this odious little man to be sued. US court cases have already featured letters from 'Cardinal Ratzinger' linking him directly to the Catholic Church's cover up of their child sex abuse scandal. Bring it on!
Thursday, February 14. 2013
War company Raytheon has developed some software called RIOT (Rapid Information Overlay Technology) that is designed to deal with vast amounts of personal data on social networking sites etc, with the aim of giving anyone who wants to pay for it the ability to spy on and/or track people. Good! Now will all those Twitter and Facebook numbskulls out there, happily sloshing their personal information all over the internet, pay attention? Probably not, the me-me-me generation I fear is here to stay...
Thursday, February 7. 2013
'A judge's ruling Friday paves the way for two comedians to show their videotaped confrontation with a Port St. Lucie man one of the comics claims sexually molested him nearly 40 years ago.
Saturday, February 2. 2013
GSK, the iconic Bad Pharma giant, has had it's arse well and truly kicked in the US for witholding clinical trails data for the dodgy diabetes drug 'Avandia'. GSK was fined $3 billion+ in the US and has since settled out of court in the US with numerous victims who have suffered heart attacks/problems caused by Avandia.
Thursday, January 17. 2013
The tired myth of the 'non-meddling monarchy' is in tatters tonight, as even a snivelling, complicit No. 10 has failed to stop secret papers showing the level of influence our un-elected head of state and her idiot son has over the running of our country. When we have to put up with an un-elected monarchy being protected by a semi-elected government what chance has democracy in the UK got? We send people to die in Afganistan in the name of 'democracy' and we have to put up with this shit. Enough, Republic, NOW!
Tuesday, December 18. 2012
Prince Charles of the 'black-spider letters' is not shy in spewing his opinions on a range of issues. Funny that one of his little lobbying campaigns to ministers seems to be remarkably silent on the hot topic of large companies avoiding tax. Not so funny when you see his main cash-cow the Duchy of Cornwall does not pay corporation tax. Why is this the case, when quite obviously the Duchy is a "company" that, at the very least, makes overpriced biscuits? Well, the Duchy of Cornwall claims it is not a "separate entity for tax purposes". So let me see, Prince Charles and the Duchy of Cornwall are one in the same thing, and he just sells all the biscuits that he can't eat or throw to his servants as a a spin-off. I wonder if Cameron and the rest of the Eton posh boys will go after Charles with the same gusto that they've shown for the likes of Starbucks, Google and Amazon?
Wednesday, December 12. 2012
I love hard facts that stick it to the god-squad, and they don't get much harder that the census for England & Wales. People who claim to be Xtian have nose-dived, whilst people who say that they have no religion has risen to 1 in 4 and it also appears that the Jedi have had a really successful recruitment drive. I wonder when Xtians will ditch the rosary for light-sabres.
Friday, December 7. 2012
A bunch of ex-NASA executives have formed a company with the objective of landing on the moon. Money well spent...
Saturday, November 24. 2012
The Tories have said in public that they will clamp down on tax avoidance, and to this end their slime-ball-in-chief George Osbourne has stated that tax avoidance is 'morally repugnant'. However, it looks like our duplicitous Tory Government is ensuring that the wealthy can happily evade tax all they want by signing dodgy deals, or 'Rubik Agreements', with the tax-haven of Switzerland, therby undermining serious European attempts to get the rich to pay their fair share in tax. Does anyone seriously believe that the Tories, who after all exist to keep the rich rich, will ever effectively clamp down on the tax avoidance of the wealthy?
Thursday, October 18. 2012
'It could be the plot of a sci-fi paperback: Over the course of a single workday, a giant bubble is inflated on the outskirts of a small Texas town. Crews working from the inside reinforce the structure with iron and concrete until it's a fortress that not even the U.S. Air Force could destroy. A security fence around the perimeter keeps the curious at bay. A townsperson jokes, "This is Area 52".
Tuesday, October 16. 2012
I've been hearing this phrase "Petrodollar Warfare" floating around recently on the intertubes and did a little searching. It seems it's a phrase coined by William Clark from his book Petrodollar Warfare: Oil, Iraq And The Future Of The Dollar. I wasn't able to find the eBook anywhere on BitTorrent so I may have to buy it, but I did find an interesting essay he wrote in 2005. I know this may seem like old news but reading it now the guy seems like he pretty much nailed why we're hearing all this crap about Iran today. I also found a neat little video from Etopia News Now (you won't find it on YouTube) if you want to hear him speak. To me he doesn't seem like he's got an axe to grind, he's just a little nerdy and pointing out in simple terms why we have been at war for the past 100 years. It's always good to have everything summed up if you can't get it from the mainstream news networks who control 90% of all information in the U.S...
This story makes more sense if you remember the disclosure back in 2009 that most of the so-called information we have from the 9-11 Commission Report was obtained from CIA "interrogations", which we all know is just a euphemism for torture. NBC News says "441 of the more than 1,700 footnotes in the Commission’s Final Report refer to the CIA interrogations" which sounds like it's about one quarter of the info, right? However if you examine the actual facts of the case in Chapters 4 to 6 - i.e. the evidence of "who did it?" and "how did they do it?", you'll see that the "facts" come from those 441 little footnotes. How is this considered real evidence if they got it from torture? You could probably get a hardened terrorist to say Barney the Dinosaur committed this act if you "interrogated" him long enough.
Monday, October 15. 2012
AMC's wonderful zombie apocalyse series The Walking Dead is back, and it looks like it's going to be the bloodiest season yet. I'm not sure how long the whole episode will remain on YouTube, so watch it while you can or download the torrent.
Saturday, October 13. 2012
Big Pharma megalith GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced that they are going to mend their ways when it comes to suppressing inconvenient data from their clinical trials. GSK has already had a $3 billion (just how much money do these fuckers make?) fine this year for peddling dodgy drugs in the US. Fortunately, Ben Goldacre -'The Bad Science Boot Boy' - is on the case and he will no doubt make it his business to keep an eye on the goings-on at GSK. Expect to hear more about this story...
Friday, October 12. 2012
This is a particularly favourite subject of mine and I've become increasingly more fascinated with the matter since reading Jim Elvidge's excellent book The Universe - Solved! It's wonderful to hear that science may finally be able to prove the concept one way or the other...
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