Only Sweat the Small Stuff 922


I was called by a journalist yesterday who told me that in Dewsbury six years ago I shared a platform with Baroness Warsi’s now husband at a meeting against the persecution of Muslims. Sadly I couldn’t really help him as at the time I was doing hundreds such events and have only the dimmest of recollections of that one.

It is not merely amusing that Cameron refers Warsi for investigation for allegedly pocketing a couple of thousand quid while protecting Hunt who tried so hard to shepherd the Murdoch BSkyB bid past the winning post, while pretending to referee the event.

Nor is the lesson just that a Muslim woman will always be expendable while a fully paid up member of the ruling class will be less so.

The truth is that to trip up an MP over a little cash does not threaten the system. To tackle the massive institutional corruption by which corporate interests control the British state is a different question altogether.

Hunt is of course not the only case not to be referred. Nor was the Adam Werritty debacle, where rather than the proper investigative procedures Cameron organised a tidy little stitch-up by Gus O’Donnell which omitted almost all the key facts and particularly did not say what the entire scheme was about – the promotion of the interests of Israel. The Murdoch Empite, the Israeli lobby, these are amongst the interests that actually run the exploited citizenry of this poor wracked old country. Every now and then glimpses of truth emerge.

But must not be pursued.


922 thoughts on “Only Sweat the Small Stuff

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  • Fedup

    Mary,
    I wonder if any of the interviewees would recollect the massive one million man march on Edinburgh streets, and various marchers and activists marching on g8 meeting and demanding that African debt to be written off?
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    Convenient for the psychotic liar who was posing as the der leader, in fact he does , and wants to have another go!

  • Guest

    “I see the police are predicting more riots this summer. You know, that really wouldn’t surprise me.”
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    They WANT to provoked the working class, they want to place a state of emergency so they can form a tri-party government, suspend elections for a long, long time and they will use force to get what they want, they will have people crying out to them to take action to put down the troubles that are coming. Not the first time they have done this sort of thing, this mind was on a much smaller scale then what they have in store for us this time round.
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    http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/redclyde/redcly025.htm

  • Rose

    Been absent for a day or two – lots of good stuff to get to grips with.

    Mary at 11.13 – yes what is it that keeps these specimens floating to the top like turds with lifebelts? As for Werrity – watch out for that name in a cryptic crossword any time soon.

    Komodo – was it you in your red leathers who made me jump into the hedge yesterday on my way to church? If so, you’re doomed – (appropriate smiley face)

    Do any of you clever dicks know how I can download this page in less than the 7 minutes it has just taken me?

  • Komodo

    “They WANT to provoked the working class, they want to place a state of emergency so they can form a tri-party government,”
    Sure, but now the bourgeois are hurting too, and this isn’t half as bad as it’s going to get. Revolutions usually kick off when the middling classes feel the pain: what the working class does on its own is invariably suppressed. Provoking dissent from now on could so easily backfire completely.

  • Komodo

    If you are the very attractive young lady who assumed a look of horror and hid behind a road sign on the verge even though I was going very slowly on the other side of the road, then yes, Rose, and I didn’t mean to frighten anyone. I didn’t see anyone else disappearing into the hedgerow, though. I’d speedily realised that a pleasantly large proportion of the residents actually get out of doors and walk or cycle down the lanes, and had adjusted my usual thuggish attitude to other road users accordingly.

  • John Goss

    Thank you Mark for your advice regarding Thunderbird. I look forward to using the product when (if) it finishes filtering my mail. I’ve already had one time-out error message and hope it will restart. I’m up to July 2008 and it has started again. Perhaps I have too many messages. I’ll keep you posted on progress.

  • Mary

    As clear as the day I can remember
    the expression on Bush’s face after 9/11,
    the expression on Bliar’s face after Dr Kelly’s death was announced,
    the expression on the faces of Bush and Bliar after 7/7.
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    I know false flags when I see them.

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    BBC London Bombs make G8 Impact
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4662679.stm
    John Pilger The ghost at Gleneagles {http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-ghost-at-gleneagles}
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    The programme tonight is a reminder to jerk us all up to accept the militarization of the Olympics. ie if the government is not vigilant, you know what could happen.

  • Fedup

    Guano

    No point in encrypting from political Islam, they decide you are a Kafir, or non-Muslim, from their own whims, not from justice or evidence

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    Not that you never denounce political Islam as a monolithic block based on your own criteria.
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    Ever thought of religion and politics to be one and the same? Both are designed to organise human societies, one seeks to attain it through the higher authority of the unseen the other achieves it through the higher authority of power, that is usually expressed as the “mandate”.
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    Learn from this Bishop, he talks a lot of sense, only if you listen and have the patience, to digest what he says.

    ‘Hell’ as an invention of the church
    BTW if you have the time and carry on watching the rest of side panel clips be assured you have not wasted your time.
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    PS. I am not proselytising, and have no intentions of doing so, one way or the other.

  • Mark Golding - Children of Iraq Association

    Agreed Nevermind and thank-you for raising it. The game is to remain transparent and honest. Special attention in any form would likely reveal a modus operandi, invoking it assumes risk of harassment, alarm and distress, a criminal offence in the UK governed by multiple Acts. Any agent of the establishment will probe for a chink in your armour that can be exploited and encryption itself is not illegal. However you must be prepared to divulge your encryption key under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 as amended.
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2009/jan/14/regulation-investigatory-powers-act
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    The act does contain a defence for individuals who have lost or forgotten a key, and a person is no longer liable if they are judged to have done all they can to help the authorities to recover a key.

  • Komodo

    Trying to be slightly more helpful, it’s possible that you are on a BT line a long way from the nearest exchange. This slows their “broadband” to steam modem speeds. If you can get a mobile phone signal, you may be able to use mobile broadband. Prices start at around £10/month + cheap USB dongle, on pay-as-you-go, and speeds are erratic, but I’m downloading this page in 20 seconds or so – mobile,fringe reception area and a little kitchen technology. Ask your neighbours if they use mobile before you buy anything, and which service provider they use.

  • Mary

    Tremendously sad for the survivors and relatives of the deceased of course.
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    This from a thread on Medialens about the film. About the lack of CCTV on the day.
    http://members5.boardhost.com/medialens/msg/1341263570.html
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    Since the original version of this article two and a half months ago more information has emerged about the links between the Ex-CEO of Comverse Technologies who own Verint, the CCTV contractors, and the Israeli military. Jacob ‘Kobi’ Alexander, it has emerged, was a senior officer in the Israeli Army. Verint have still failed to submit their accounts to the SEC who oversee the activities of the New York Stock Exchange and Metronet Rail who had the 30 year CCTV contract witrh Verint have gone into liquidation.

    Jacob ‘Kobi’ Alexander
    03Sep07 – by Tony Gosling – http://www.public-interest.co.uk
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    The 7/7 film was directed by Ben Anthony of Minnow Films. The same company made Living with the Holocaust for Ch 4, about survivors living in the UK.

  • Clark

    The above comment, 2 Jul, 11:00 pm, is not by Craig. It appears to be by Smelly Pants / Down With This Sort Of Thing.

  • Clark

    Rose, I’m sorry about your seven minute wait. It hasn’t been that bad for me, but it is decidedly, er, sluggish. The problem is that this thread is too long. The blog starts responding slowly on threads of about 250 comments or longer.
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    Sorry, I can’t help with dragon bikers.

  • Ken

    One Turbulent Ambassador.
    Go and See It!
    Astounding.
    Magnificent.
    Funny.
    Powerful images from strong dialogues. A few surprises along the way.
    Footnote: I chatted briefly to someone from the production/directing team. I assume this isn’t secret – Craig is in Ghana, expected back & at the Lyric end of the week. It’s so good I think I’ll go again.
    Best of Luck to the whole Production.

  • Ken

    Another footnote – for clarity.
    I’m the Ken (real name) who’s posted infrequently for 4 years or more (but not for a year or so).
    Not the Ken who was here earlier this year making generally unhelpful comments on various contributors’ postings.
    Wouldn’t want to be mistaken.
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  • Clark

    Mary and Komodo, I’ve been so busy at the Rookland and Surlingham event that I have only been scanning the comments, and I’ve only just found your replies.
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    Mary, I suppose the Clark’s Killick shoe will now displace my web page from its formerly high Google search ranking.
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    Komodo, I’m glad you got to the event, but it’s a shame you didn’t make it to the gig on Sunday evening; I thought it was a really interesting contemporary approach to folk, with elements of jazz and middle-eastern music.
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    John Goss, yes, when Thunderbird is first started after importing e-mails from another program, it spends quite a while making an index of the words in the messages, to facilitate faster searching later. And yes, the indexing operation slows down the whole system until it is complete. You can turn indexing off from somewhere; sorry I can’t be more specific, but I’m still on version 2 which doesn’t index. Or just leave it overnight. Once the index is up-to-date, the problem goes away.

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