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Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:19:00 GMT

2023: A Trilogy by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:35:00 GMT

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Just Say No To Racism

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:32:00 GMT

Lest we forget, it's 40 years since Lewisham and the National Front March and riots. It was one of the biggest in the late 70s that inspired the Anti-Racism movement.

Mosley, NF, BNP, EDL, UKIP, Brexit. The UK's xenophobic far right takes many names but it's the same thing over and over again. It keeps re-appearing and each generation has to fight it and knock it back again.

In solidarity with Charlottesville.

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12 Steps to Remain. I approve of this message

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:10:00 GMT

#UK #Politics.


1. Brexiteers: your BEST prediction now is that the UK will recover economically from Brexit within 30 years. In other words…
2. … I have to suck up living in a shit country for the rest of my life just because you don't like Belgium
3. I trust you'll forgive me when I tell you to go fuck yourselves, and to KEEP fucking yourselves for the foreseeable future.
4. And re. The Will Of The People: when is someone in public life gonna have the guts to admit that The People Got It Wrong on this one?
5. Why is that such a toxic concept JUST with regard to the referendum? Surely after every election about half the country thinks that.
6. The democratic principle holds that wherever practicable the majority should prevail. NOT that the majority IS RIGHT.
7. And in this instance, I'm sorry, but it ISN'T practicable. The people were offered the impossible, they (VERY narrowly) voted for it…
8. … and now they're demanding (some of them) that they be GIVEN the impossible thing they voted for, because democracy.
9. Exiting the EU and being happier, richer and more secure as a consequence is IMPOSSIBLE. But that's what people were sold.
10. Exiting the EU and bankrupting the economy and splintering society is inevitable, but that wasn't on the ballot.
11. And no, I'm not advocating "endless referendums until you get a result you like"; I'm advocating people having an INFORMED choice.
12. The people were NOT given an informed choice last year. They were offered a fantasy, and trying to DELIVER that fantasy will doom us all

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Just once in a while Jagger and The Stones do a perfect political song. Remember "Undercover of the

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:40:00 GMT


So here's "England Lost"

Pull yourself together, mate. Get a grip.

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So I said,

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:18:00 GMT

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"And round we go again. The vast majority of Labour members, supporters and voters want Remain. Especially the new and young ones. So how bad does Brexit have to get and how bad does the Tory chaos have to get before Labour's stance and policies reflect that?"

So they said,

"If this is true, why did pretty much every Labour constituency outside London vote Leave?"

So compare the maps. Election vs Referendum

There's a kind of truth there, particularly in the North. But there's also clearly a lot of nuance. There's quite a number of constituencies outside London that were Labour-Remain. And that's true even in areas that might be thought of as "Traditional Labour Heartland".

The Labour problem that 60% (or whatever) voters want remain, but 60% of Labour seats wanted Leave is still around. But that was then. What's important now is whether that dynamic is changing. The perception is that the proportion wanting Remain is rising. And the proportion in the marginal and balanced seats is also rising. So even though there are seats that were Labour-Leave then, on balance now they're Labour-Remain. But that's a guess. What is there to back it up?
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"The Charter of the Forest has been integral to class struggle throughout British history."

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:59:00 GMT

It'll be 800 years old this year.

Among other things, it enshrines the rights of commoners to common land for basic subsistence.

It was only fully superseded in 1971.
(image)  Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest »
This year is the 800th anniversary of a founding document of the British constitution, and of other constitutions as well. Issued in the name of a ten-year-old King Henry III alongside the modified Charter of Liberties that had been sealed by King John and the barons at Runnymede on June 15, 2015 th...

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Out of the Woods by Will Cohu

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:34:00 GMT

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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel by Neal Stephenson

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:33:00 GMT

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Walkaway: A Novel by Cory Doctorow

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The Delirium Brief: A Laundry Files Novel by Charles Stross

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:32:00 GMT

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The phishing spam is getting more inventive

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:55:00 GMT


Dear Partner,

I am looking for a buyer for 83.000 containers, which consists of half
of the container 40ft and the other half of the container 20ft
container. All are in Kuwait (see attached photos)!

The containers were used by the Americans to transport their war
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An acquaintance has bought these containers from the US Department of
Defense. In addition, he had founded a company in Jordan, which is the
owner. In the purchase contract the containers are defined as scrap to
reduce the price. In reality, they are well-functioning as containers,
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The buyer can buy a part of the containers, or if he wants he could buy
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Brexit: A Summary

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:09:00 GMT

Original provides links and screenshots to back up each point. Here's the copy-pasta because Twitter is a terrible way to read long form text. 1. Hello, United Kingdom, it’s the United States of America here, and we need to talk. 2. We understand that you chose to split up with the EU, and we’re cool with it, but we thought we’d tell you how we see it. 3. When you entered the Common Market you negotiated the creation of Regional Funds. 4. In 1979 you began pushing a policy involving further coordination of Foreign Policy in Europe. 5. In 1983 you renegotiated the Common Fisheries Policy. 6. In 1987 you were leading the way in Cap Reform. 7. Remembering 1983, the year that you were so proud that you had played your part cementing peace within the European Community. 8. In 1988 you were excited when you launched the Single Market. 9. In 1991 you secured an agreement that would see community members fined if they did not live up to their responsibilities. 10. In 1992 you set the EU on the route to further expansion. 11. It was 1992 when you also began to push for the ex-Soviet states’ entrance to the community. 12. In 1997 you pushed for a reform of voting involving the use of QMV in areas that were unanimous before. 13. In 1998 you were instrumental in bringing WEU defence programme into the EU, and led greater defence collaboration. 14. By 2001 the budget was starting to come down year on year, and it wasn’t the first time. 15. In 2005 you voted to speed up Turkey accession, and by 2010 you were the only country fighting for that. 16. In 2006 you began convinced the EU to adopt energy efficient lightbulbs. 17. By 2010 you had secured some new opt outs. 18. The open voting reform you sought was in place. 19. We were all delighted when you seemed to be taking the mature step of taking control of your destiny. 20. Then one day you said you needed to chat and you met up with the EU to discuss your issues 21. I was under the impression the EU gave you almost everything you asked for, including additional security measures. 22. Then you went away and announced that you were leaving, which is totally cool, we respected that. 23. But then you said the EU gave you nothing, and you couldn’t protect your borders. 25. The irony that you only knew that because of the reform you got did not escape us in the USA. 26. Largely because that 76 number included votes you didn’t take part in because they were in the area of your opt outs. 27. We thought you were just having a funny 5 minutes, until you said you didn’t have control of the direction the EU was taking. 28. That you don’t like the EU forcing those energy saving lightbulbs on you. 29. That you want to leave the EU because it is pushing for Turkey to join. 30. That the EU budget only ever went up. 31. That you had no idea why the EU needed a military, and why it was pushing for further defence collaboration. 32. That the EU had forced you to replace unanimity with QMV. 33. That all the ex-Soviet citizens that are now in your community is all the fault of the EU. 34. That too many countries have joined and are joining the EU 35. That you don’t like being held accountable and fined by the ECJ. 36. That all this regulation coming out of the EU is strangling you, and the scope keeps increasing. 37. That the European Community had nothing to do with peace and it was all NATO. 38. That CAP has always been bad for you. 39. That the CFP deal the EEC forced on you damaged the fishing industry in the 1980s 40. That it is a disgrace that you have to collaborate in certain areas of foreign policy. 41. Andâ[...]