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  • Dreoilin

    “They are going around the garden with open beaks and with wings lifted up and out so that they resemble De Lorean cars.”

    Sounds like they might be trying to cool down.

  • Villager

    Or simply emulating the owner in top gear. 🙂

    Sorry couldn’t resist it! And am in a need of a laugh. Thank you Jives.

  • Jemand - Censorship Improves History

    Poor chickens. To be imprisoned for human exploitation and subjected to degrading treatment, denied all the amenities of humanity. 

    (to the tune of the “Last Post”)

    Book, book, boook
    Book, Book, Booooooook
    Book, buk, buk, boook, buk, buk
    Book, book

  • Flaming June

    Sheltering indoors and clicking around the web I came across this. Like B.Liar, Cameron has a barrister brother. Retained by Rebekah Brooks. The trial comes up in September.*

    B.Liar’s brother is a judge.


  • fedup

    And that comment exemplifies the deficit in, and fear of, analytical thought which is one of the central problems.

    Condescending upon us with one liners is not exactly responding to the questions put to you?

    What do you think he would have said and why?

    The standard issue sound bites; “fear”, analytical”, “central problem”, is there a standard issue neo liberal phraseology book handy around there?

  • Jon

    “Help, Mrs Tweedy! The chickens are revolting!”

    Darnit, I need to see that film again.

  • Kibo Noh

    @Flaming June. 4:33 pm


    Sorry about that. Kibo escaped briefly but I caught her and sent her down another symplectic rabbit hole.

    “Transversality of equivariant Langrangian boundary conditions” should keep her occupied for a while.

  • Sophia Kibo Noh

    Yes, that last post was me, Sophia again.

    Kibo’s a tricky one to control.

  • Villager

    “Yes, that last post was me, Sophia again.”

    Thanks for fessing up Kibo — i would’ve been the last person to figure that. Sure you both handling the heat ok? Just kidding!

  • Sophia Kibo Noh

    Villager.6:09 pm


    What with the heat, Kibo’s impossible mind, and all those juggled identities. Tangled webs indeed!

  • Ben Franklin -Machine Gun Preacher (unleaded version)

    Pretty objective analysis of the surveillance video. Draw your own conclusions….

    “The day after the crash, I found myself in the homicide squad room in South Los Angeles. The Hastings topic came up, and one of the detectives said, “Stanley got him. Took his time, but got him. That wasn’t an accident.” (Meaning General Stanley McChrystal.)

    On cue, a sign showed up the next day on the now-singed Hasting’s Palm: “This was not an accident.” By nightfall, someone had replaced it with another message: “Go to sleep people. This was an accident.””

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella!)

    @ Mod/Jon

    “In general, mods should only delete stuff that focuses on one poster to the degree that bullying is suspected,…”

    Fair enough (although leaves too much room for subjectivity) but I should like it even better if you were to accept that it seems logical that the more someone posts, the more material there is which might attract criticism from chaps like me (especially where the posts are usually on the same few tired old themes).

    BTW, I think a couple of people (started off by someone called “Herbie”) have suggested that Anon, Resident Dissident and myself are all the same person. This is, of course, just a variant of the silly old “Troll” theme, but do you have any technical means of confirming that this is not the case? (Not that I wouldn’t have been proud to have written most of Anon’s and Resident Dissident’s recent posts myself!)


  • doug scorgie

    12 Jul, 2013 – 10:50 pm

    “Every (wi-fi) cloud has it’s silver lining, and having been forced outside by Jon’s ban I now find myself in the company of a charming little swallow sleeping on its perch. Thanks Jon!”

    Have you been trying to hide your ip address?

    If so, why?

  • doug scorgie

    12 Jul, 2013 – 11:21 pm

    “Government planning to make Britain “hostile” to immigrants”

    Does that make you happy Fred?

    By the way; are you not an immigrant?

  • doug scorgie

    12 Jul, 2013 – 11:39 pm

    “The battle was in 1690 and it’s still going on. What hope is there for the world when people look for 300 year old excuses to not get on with each other?”

    Yes Fred over three hundred years ago but it is the Orange Order that wants to reopen the wound every 12th of July.

  • doug scorgie

    13 Jul, 2013 – 12:42 am

    “Habbabkuk, it seems Jon has forgotten the episode from about a year or so ago, in which he said something along the lines of “Come on guys, not all Jews are bad”, for which he was roundly castigated, and promptly goose-stepped back into line. Since then, and thanks in part to your own noble interjections, there has been a marked decrease in open displays of anti-Semitism, but that is not to say it is not still festering beneath the surface.”

    If there is any anti-Semitism here it comes from outsiders who wish to taint this blog; something I think you and Habbabkuk (among others) are trying to do.

    How can you justify quoting Jon: “Come on guys, not all Jews are bad” when, firstly you don’t give any reference to time and date for this quote (so that readers of the blog can check it out) and secondly you say that Jon “said something along the lines of “Come on guys, not all Jews are bad”.

    That is not a quote but a paraphrase: something you made up?

    And you say “he [Jon] was roundly castigated, and promptly goose-stepped back into line.”

    Who by?

    You also state that there has been “open displays of anti-Semitism”.

    Can you name the posters and quote their open anti-Semitist remarks.

    I await quotes and references.

    But I will not be holding my breath.

  • BrianFujisan

    We surely Do live in Surreal Times…

    The Partying at our summer festivals titp ect….
    Whilst in Syria…..
    and all the other hell holes we have created

    has anyone seen this girls Sentiments

    Brilliant stuff from Syrian Girl

    Is antisemite not just yet another Politicians word. one of those words they employ to protect themselves from the Evils they commit…Just like Humanitarian Intervention.


    Become a Country’s BEST SELLER

    Book about killing gentile children becomes bestseller in Israel

    ERUSALEM – A Jewish rabbi has issued a book giving Jews permission to murder non-Jews, including babies and children, who may pose an actual or potential threat to Jews or Israel. “It is permissible to kill the Righteous among non-Jews even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation,” Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement in the occupied West Bank, wrote in his book “The King’s Torah.”

    He argues that goyem (a derogatory epithet for non-Jews) may be killed if they threaten Israel.

    “If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandments – because we care about the commandments – there is nothing wrong with the murder.”

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella!)

    @ Doug Scorgie:

    “Government planning to make Britain “hostile” to immigrants”

    You’ll have to forgive me, but I’ve not been able to follows comments closely for the last week or so.

    Where does that quotation of yours come from?

    It sounds like a newspaper headline or something similar, but I may be mistaken. If it is, though, then I suggest that any discussion on this blog of the govt’s immigration policy/intentions would be better based on a calm evaluation of actual or proposed measures.

  • Habbabkuk (La vita è bella!)

    @ Dreoilin

    I wasn’t going to comment on this matter, but since you have linked to an article about Malala I think it is worth pointing out the following.

    Whether or not Malala was “coached” or “used”, and apart from clear evidence that the Taliban do not believe in education for females, the fact is that there are tens of millions of children in so-called developing countries who do not have the possibility of getting even elementary schooling.

    This is a violation of one of the rights listed in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and I am astonished that nobody here has yet pointed this out – not even the posters who have waxed indignant recently about other violations of these rights by the West.

    It would of course help if the public authorities in the countries in question were to spend less on their armies and weaponry (case of Pakistan) or were to cease diverting funds, both local and from abroad, from the purposes for which they were intended into the pockets of whoever happens to be the Minister of Education at any given time (case of many African countries).

  • Dreoilin

    “there are tens of millions of children in so-called developing countries who do not have the possibility of getting even elementary schooling.”

    I’m well aware of that.

    I suggest you read the article I posted.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    One thinks of Kenya using the equivalent of its entire Education budget to purchase a sophisticated military radar system from Britain – a system which was not compatible with its civilian air traffic control system and for which it didn’t even have the military ‘planes. No-one is going to attack Kenya from the air; none of its neighbours are capable of doing so. No-one is threatening to attack Kenya from the heavens. Kenya is not in danger from air attack. It is very much a ‘dead parrot’.

    Most of that dosh went straight into the very deep pockets of very Big Men, both here and there.

    Yes, absolutely, Pakistan is another prime example: Nukes, the ISI-Jihadist Complex, shocking infant and maternal mortality and falling literacy levels.

    Andrew Feinstein (South African journalist, activist) has written an excelent book on the global arms industry.

    You’re both right, though. Dreoilin’s point – and link – about the white saviour complex is spot on. And NGOs are the new colonialism (organic, wholemeal, hand-reared…)

  • Suhayl Saadi

    For excellent material on the perniciousnness of liberal foundation funding, I’d recommend Michael J. Barker, activist-scholar.

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