Jo Biden hasn’t changed

30 12 2016

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Facebook Fake News Flagging System Gives Orwell a Lesson in Censorship

28 12 2016

Snooze 2 Awaken

Brendan D. Murphy

“Hold on a second, citizen. Before you have that thought, you should consider this other thought we prepared earlier for you.”

It would be hard to conceive of a more partisan or rigged social media platform than Facebook, but that clearly isn’t enough for Facebook, because it has just outdone itself, introducing a tool that allows users to flag any story they may dislike or disagreewith as “fake news.” Welcome to the Facebook fake news flagging system.

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One can just picture the armies of Establishment trolls and shills salivating at the prospect of being able to dispute any and every item that shows upon Facebook which they don’t like as “fake news,” making it even harder than it already is for independent news outlets to be seen and heard by the people who need to be reached the most (the people who need waking up so they…

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Labour’s authoritarian wing is cracking down on sex workers

4 05 2016

For a change, Jeremy Corbyn seems to have got it right – and enraged the Politically Correct in his own party.  This is a reblog of a great article  – read the article HERE





Widows celebrate Holi in Uttar Pradesh

24 03 2016

Indian widows colorfully break a 400-year-old taboo

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On March 21, thousands of widowed women gathered at temples in Vrindavan in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to celebrate the spring festival of Holi. In doing so, they violated a 400-year-old Hindu tradition. More …





Protecting Women is Un-Islamic

4 03 2016

Top Pakistani religious body rules women’s protection law ‘un-Islamic’

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Extreme bias at Wikipedia on homeopathic medicine – NaturalNews.com

19 01 2015

Extreme bias at Wikipedia on homeopathic medicine

via Extreme bias at Wikipedia on homeopathic medicine – NaturalNews.com.





Christine Keeler IS Grizabella

7 12 2013

Something rather different today.

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I have always been a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s. However, it seems to me – and I may be wrong, I haven’t yet seen, or even read a synopsis of, Stephen Ward – but it seems that he has lost the thread somewhere along the line.

The Mary Magdalenes (as in Jesus Christ Superstar) and the Grizabellas (as in Cats) have been forgotten.

I don’t mean the whores – there will, I assume, be plenty of that in Stephen Ward (how could there not be when he was, by profession, a pimp?) (one of the up-market ones, bien sur; me, I have always preferred the more earthy ones, bastards you know where you are with).

No, I don’t mean the whores, I mean the outsiders, the ageing beauties, the ex-whores, indeed all those who when they pass their use-by date are cast aside “like flowers of the field”.

This thought came to me when I read these two articles. Read them now – please – before going on. This one from The Guardian (which is admirable) and this one from The Daily Mail (which is the usual tripe). But read both to get the full picture..

Who was “the Glamour Cat”? Who was the femme fatale who had affaires with  John Profumo, the secretary of state for war in Harold Macmillan’s government, and the Russian naval attache, Yevgeny Ivanov, and brought down a government?

And who is now the shunned outsider?

Lloyd Webber should be seen with his arm round Christine. “Touch me! It’s so easy to leave me all alone with my memory of my days in the sun …”

It is indeed.

But now, apparently, it is just the silly and superficial (and rich) who count.

Or perhaps it is simply that Christine Keeler (unlike Mandy Rice-Davies and Stephen Ward) is not and never was “one of us”.

(Not so different from what I am usually on about, actually, now I look back over it.)