Outage 176

Apologies for the outage, which was purely technical and non-sinister and to do with the domain name expiring yesterday, but having to be renewed the Friday before because yesterday was a public holiday in San Francisco. I am dashinng off to Madrid today to give a talk there. Am seething with outrage about Babar Ahmad and at George Osborne; please express some outrage for me on those topics till I get time to do so!!

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  • Mary

    Sky News are doing May’s bidding. They are rounding up Britain’s most wanted who are living in places beyond extradition. They have collared a man who escaped to Northern Cyprus whilst he was on bail for causing death by dangerous driving.


    What are the two arrests about at Heathrow yesterday for terrorism activities in Syria? I thought rhat it was Hague, his pals in NATO and Saudi Arabia etc who were committing the terrorism activities there.

  • Komodo

    Thanks, Cheeba. As I’m not engaged in anything illegal myself, not a huge problem, but worth publicising. Perhaps better start from the assumption that ANYTHING on the web is insecure unless cleverly encrypted!

  • Komodo

    I’m deeply impressed by Osborne’s splendid qualifications for directing UK LLP’s finances. A 2.1 in Modern History and…

    Osborne’s first job was entering the names of people who had died in London into a National Health Service computer. He also briefly worked for Selfridges, re-folding towels. He originally intended to pursue a career in journalism, but instead got a job at Conservative Central Office. (Wikipedia)…as a special advisor on agriculture, no less.

    It took Call Me Dave* Cameron to recognise his qualifications for the job: In 2009 when David Cameron was asked whether or not he would be willing to sack a close colleague such as Osborne, he stated, “With George, the answer is yes. He stayed in my shadow cabinet not because he is a friend, not because we are godfathers to each other’s children but because he is the right person to do the job.

    Can’t help feeling that ‘right person’ may mean ‘expendable’ in Dave’s lexicon, these days.

    The Times columnist Daniel Finkelstein has condemned those who attempt to belittle Cameron by calling him ‘Dave’. (Wikipedia)
    So let’s.

  • Brian Spencer

    @Mary 10 October, 2012 – 3:58 am

    Agree with your comment about the egomaniac Sa Vile. Most of the focus of course has been on his sexual activities but I think that his sense of power over other people’s lives really would have appealed to him. Power is a drug for some, every bit as strong as tobacco or alcohol. Think of all the well known people he had mixed with. Knowledge = Power.

    The interesting thing now is to what extent he might have procured children for other people. I have a feeling that there will be a number of “names” who will be very anxious while police are investigating Savile. I wonder how many are already known to the media!

  • willyrobinson

    Mike Morris from http://www.realreview.ie on employees rights:
    “I can fire you when I like and you won’t get any redundancy at all, don’t dare ask me for flexible hours, and if you drop a sprog you’d better know four months in advance if it’s ready for daycare. In return you get some shares in the company, which obviously is doing really well since we have so little control over our staffing levels that we need to fire people on the spot and can’t afford redundancy afterwards. It’s a voluntary scheme, but if you don’t like it you can fuck off back to the dole, you non-contributing waste of flesh. Sign here.” And the employee smiles, tugs her forelock, and says “Of course, Your Trickle-Downness. I know my place. Or rather, I know I should never expect to have one.”

  • Jay


    What we are missing is openess and communication, as we are all equal in sociery we must be honest and frank. Our extreme views need adressing by the ruling elite at least if not to descriminate against our feelings and wishes.

    You will find amongst radicals our common concern for justice and intolerace and a discipline that would be better for humanity. Sadly those wishes are not common to the globalists, corporations, and money men.

    A little of all doctrines in society would strengthen the structure of society(people)
    and possibly enhance the quality of the grain.

    I am sure our so called radicals if given the right mouthpiece could be seen as appeasement by all sides.

    It seems from what I have heard the Iranian clerics have vast knowledge on social, political, economic matters and have understanding of the needs of the planet.

    I am worried as has been said here there that we are all being set up to oppose each other.
    We do have common ground but are being led like blind sheepie away from it.

    Have you got some ideas, The propaganda machine and destructive policies are bringing down this society.


  • Komodo

    Savile, and the unknown others:

    Quite a lot of allegations around, and the Leon Brittan rumour is interesting. Unconfirmable, of course, unless any London ex-copper cares to share his his memories…?

    EG – http://pebpr.blogspot.co.uk/p/comments_19.html

    Leon Brittan is alleged to have abused boys. The police once raided his home after a young boy staggered in to the street half naked, and when police asked what happened he told them about Brittan and his friends and took them to the house. When they called in to report what happened, they were ordered to take everyone in, and when they got there there were 2 officers from the security service waiting. The boys were paid off, and a short time later, Leon Britton was summoned to meet his fellow MP, William Hague on the beach in Brighton at 5.45 in the morning, where he was told that he was to be made EU Commissioner for the UK, and he would not be allowed to be in politics again in the UK. That was how he became commissioner and he stayed there for many years, until the corruption inquiry went ahead, which saw a large number of people from different countries being made to resign.

    It’s been alleged too that Brittan’s paedophile behaviour also came to the attention of the police when they were investigating the murder of Jason Swift. Whichever way the investigation went his name kept cropping up.

  • Mike Rogers

    I’m also relieved to hear that the outage was nothing sinister.

    However, during the outage…

    1. I tried to look at your site using the Wayback Machine (web.archive.org) and consistently got a 403 Forbidden error message, which does show a weakness in the set-up, if the DNS entry is down.

    2. I found the IP address for the site but it turns out it’s a shared IP address. Entering the IP address directly on the browser gave (and still gives) a one line message stating that “Apache is functioning normally”. Is Clark sure that the line in /etc/hosts will work in this case?


  • Kempe

    “Leon Britton was summoned to meet his fellow MP, William Hague on the beach in Brighton ”

    Unlikely as William Hague didn’t become an MP until after Brittan had left for Brussels. In fact he took over Brittan’s safe Tory seat in Richmond, Yorkshire. Also unlikely that a very junior backbencher would be giving a senior politician his marching orders.

  • nuid

    REVEALED AT LAST: “The Hunt-Bottomley link
    The one-word secret of Hunt’s success:

    His relationship to Virginia Bottomley… his dealings with the British Council… his inheritance of the SW Surrey constituency… his father’s history in UK Health provision… the Health interests for whom Bottomley now works… his capture of the Health portfolio in the recent reshuffle.


    (I thought some folks here would enjoy this read)

  • Komodo

    Fair enough, Kempe. Brighton Beach also seems a strange location… this tale seems to be c&p’d all over the web, nevertheless.

    I still think Brittan’s one of the creepier undead, though.

  • Komodo

    Mike: The line in the hostfile contains both the IP ( of the server) and the address which the server needs to decide which page is required. Why this doesn’t work when you put the same line into the browser, I have no idea, but it is alleged to work from the host file. Clarification welcome.

  • Guest

    “In recent weeks it emerged that since the end of 2010, Athens has been in possession of a USB stick containing data from 1991, listing Greek citizens with accounts at the Geneva branch of the HSBC bank.”

    “Newspapers have now revealed that at least 60 politicians from the ruling parties are listed on the USB stick.”


    “The last act of ANY government is to loot the treasury”

  • Jon

    @nuid, was it you who requested the Tweet button? I forget. Anyway, that’s now live under each post. So when Craig does his next proper piece, all peeps on Twitter can now send it on easily.

    Next thing to fix is probably the spam filter, when I get chance.

  • nuid

    Yes, it was me, Jon. That’s great news! many thanks for all your work.

    And you should know by now, Komodo, I don’t use naughty words. Not even when I’m v cross.
    (Joking aside, I was brought up in a household where the words “bloody” and “damn” were not allowed.)

  • arsalan

    Babar Ahmed and the others prove to things. When they make claims about human rights and freedoms in the lands of the whiteman. They lie. It is just an excuse whites use to invade the lands of brown people, to bring freedom, to bring democracy, to bring the civilised white ways to the uncivilised lesser races. It also proves that the UK is a department within America. America gives the orders, the UK obeys. The UK is now clearly shown to be a minor part within the American Empire.

  • Komodo

    Nuid: It was probably the “b*tt*m” in Virginia B*tt*mley, then…the modb*t is a Plymouth Brother, I think.

  • Komodo

    Jewish humour (see above):
    An Israeli arrives at Heathrow airport. At the passport control the British immigration officer asks: “Occupation?” The Israeli tourist answers: “No just a visit.”

  • nuid

    “The last act of ANY government is to loot the treasury”

    In our case, *one* of the last acts of the Gov’t we threw out about a year ago, was to (do a U-turn and) vote in favour of allowing in GM foodstuffs for livestock in the EU.

    I gather they came under heavy pressure from the USA. (Surprise!)

  • Jay


    Like most people in this society when asked.:

    They know not what “nepotism” is, but ask them what “necrophillia” is?

    Educating society via the mainstream .

  • nuid

    “Occupation?” The Israeli tourist answers: “No just a visit.”

    I thought that was about Merkel visiting Greece.
    And I thought Glenn’s one about the potatoes was originally about an Irish father with a son in Long Kesh.

    Recycling – very commendable.

  • nuid

    “the real reasons for the outage”

    Conspiracy theory crap. The al Hilli thread is full of it.

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