Posts Tagged ‘angry rant’

Crime and Punishment

Posted: 21st September 2011 by admin in Angry Rants, Politics
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Now, I’m not going to comment directly on the riots and their causes. I could point out that any reference to inequality in this country has to have a giant red RELATIVE stamp marked across it; see here, the average net earnings of the top fifth were £53k and the bottom fifth were £13k. While […]

Recently the BBC finished broadcasting the last of documentary maker Adam Curtis’ latest series “All watched over by machines of loving grace”. I’m usually a fan of Mr Curtis, his shows are often interesting and insightful, and highlight the contradictions in social themes and movements that have taken over the western world in the last […]

Why is it OK to be a communist?

Posted: 28th March 2011 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants
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*Scene* Person 1: “Hi, you’re back a bit late aren’t you” Person 2: “Yeah, I’ve just been to a meeting of the local fascist party” Person 1:”Oh, was it fu… wait, what!?” Person 2: “What? Our system of government is fucked. Politicians are just in it for themselves. I mean who are they? Not the […]

A credible alternative?

Posted: 16th February 2011 by Get No Happy in Politics
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Well apparently the voting referendum ‘No’ campaign starts today. So I will begin my own and say “Vote Yes”. Why should we change hundreds of years of tradition? well maybe Because it’s more democratic. I find it both odd and interesting that the idea of a government being representative of the votes cast has only […]

University Challenged

Posted: 8th February 2011 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Politics
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China announced today that it will demand all ISPs operating in the country hand over all search data collected on their customers. In addition the party chairman announced from now on the various security and police services could intercept and analyze all electronic traffic of their citizens without warrant and with very little cause. Oh […]

Generally I try to read as much as I can, and often get quite obsessive about it; I am more than happy to, for instance, forgo sleep on a work night if it means pouring over a particularly gripping storyline into the small hours. Also I really must read to the end of a chapter […]

In defense of Nick Clegg

Posted: 17th January 2011 by Get No Happy in News of the day, Politics
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Having managed to convince the population that New Labour hadn’t in fact been in charge for 13 years, and hadn’t overspent massively on every part of the country they didn’t sell off, Ed Miliband has claimed the victory in Oldham (Which Labour initially won by trying to incite a race war) was a strong message […]

A response to a particular person, a reference for everyone else In life there are many troubling things: War, taxes and the horrifying knowledge all our attempts to escape the icy hand of oblivion will ultimately be in vein… Anyway, another such thing is the sad knowledge that sometimes people are just wrong about certain […]

The last of the (well educated) Mohicans

Posted: 11th September 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Politics
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Something caught my eye yesterday that has, as you may have guessed, caused my heart to sink and blood pressure to rise, something not easy to engineer as any medical student could tell you (assuming they didn’t get a place just because they tried there really really super serial hardest when obtaining their 3 D’s […]

Something something

Posted: 25th May 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, News of the day, Politics
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Well, still alive. Part of the reason for my recent silence has been my commencement of gainful employment, however another (only slightly) smaller part may be that my utter contempt for the human race has nectrotised into tearful resignation. Some sort of planetary Stockholm Syndrome perhaps?   I give up, I’ll join you. When’s X-factor […]