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Posts from ‘November, 2011’
Tawfiq Okasha, Egyptian Presidential candidate:
Not all the Jews in the world are evil. You may ask: Tawfiq, what is the ratio? The ratio is 60-40. Sixty percent are evil to varying degrees, all the way to a level that words cannot describe, while 40% are not evil.
So that’s ok then, 40% of Jews are not [...]
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time:”Send an American rap crew on a tour of Pakistan to help build bridges between two countries whose relations have plumbed new depths this year”.
But after being detained by security officials in Rawalpindi and then seeing a major concert cancelled by a venue in Lahore [...]
“I stood in my front room and wept.” From Sharron Davies MBE, that’s something: she is more a doer than a weeper. But the former Olympic swimmer, and now BBC sports personality, has not even moved into her new house, a Grade II listed pile in Wiltshire, yet the dream is in danger of turning [...]
This is not a technical post. This is a basic post intended to clear up an important point of confusion that, I believe, exists in the minds of many people.
When people hear the term “fractional reserve banking” they think (if they think about the term at all) something like the following……
“I see - a bank [...]
A so-cal Brooklyn transplant who believes in grammar, manners, music, and humor. I’m nice to my mother, always smile at dogs and babies, and am in the process of pleading that statutory rape charge down to a misdemeanor.
From here. H/T to Infidel753.
The other day I dropped in to Longrider’s site. He had a post up about the pretentious piece of crap calling itself Art, that is one of the most boring photos the world has ever seen, but which sold for over two million sponds (there’s a sucker born every minute), when someone called Voyager turned [...]
Mr David Cameron,Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, has some new policy suggestions.
For example, (I will deal with the other policy suggestions at the end of this post) some 400 million extra Pounds of government spending is to be used to try and get extra housing developments built.
At this point free market people [...]
I guess I have written loads of stuff here on a whole variety of subjects ranging from war and peace to aviation and buses. I have written on religion and politics, on culture both contemporary and esoteric. I have even dabbled in the dismal science of economics and yet something was always missing…
Well it [...]
It comes to a pretty pass when one of our normally saner religious leaders spouts drivel like this. It is almost unfiskable nonsense but once more unto the breach!
Lord Sacks said that advertising only made shoppers aware of what they did not own, rather than feeling grateful for what they have.
Yeah, now I think about [...]
The great French philosopher Blaise Pascal once wrote: “All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.” By that token, I suggest to Michael O’Leary, he is one of the world’s most evil men, enticing millions of hitherto stay-at-home Brits and other Europeans to jet around their continent, [...]
There’s an old joke…
Q. Why will the second-coming never happen in Stockport*?
A. Because you’d never be able to find three wise men and a virgin.
Now I don’t know about virgins in the Kingdom of Shoddy Absurdia but there would appear to be a significant wise men deficit…
A report this week by Kamal Subhi, a [...]
Two of my favourite writers are JRR Tolkien and Raymond Chandler. Let’s see how they get on together…
Well, I guess Peter Jackson did a better job of it but Peter Lorre as Gollum would have been inspired casting for Jackson’s movies if Lorre hadn’t alas been sleeping the big sleep. I can almost see Marlene [...]
I have mentioned the iniquity of APD (air passenger duty) before…
This is excellent news and long overdue.
But the BBC comments are a cracker…
No one forces you to fly, so stop moaning and pay up, stay in the Uk or travel by road, rail or ferry.
I’ve choosen to stay in the UK for holidays for the [...]