Posts Tagged ‘today’s news’

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 […]

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 […]

Master debates

Posted: 16th April 2010 by Get No Happy in News of the day, Politics
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I for one really enjoyed the leaders debates last night, for all the talk of stage-managed boredom it was actually a rather gripping political display. Found myself quite taken with the whole thing and I am actually looking forward to next weeks. Hopefully there will be some deeper questions on Europe and the welfare system. […]

Election comment #2

Posted: 14th April 2010 by Get No Happy in Politics
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Well all the manifestos have been launched (Well all the ones that matter anyway). And I suppose the Liberal Democrats just about win Liberal Democrats + points or at least points unique to them Civil Liberties: I’m only for a police state when the chance of me becoming the unquestioned King nay God of said […]

post scriptum

Posted: 10th April 2010 by Get No Happy in News of the day, Politics
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Having trawled through a number of news sites, forum and facebook for topics relating to the Digital Economy Bill a worrying trend has become apparent: Namely the calls to either not vote or spoil ballot papers in response to this essentially evil legislation   (The DEB in it’s true form)  Please do not do this. […]

Pirates of the world wide web

Posted: 8th April 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Politics
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Well. The digital economy bill has all but passed. I have commented previously that statements about the lack of democracy of this country are usually hyperbolic nonsense, but this case is truly horrific. A Labour government, likely to loose power very soon, just forced through a bill developed at the behest of a few large […]

I have just finished watching latest episode of the informative The virtual revolution: A history of the internet presented by the latest addition to my celebrity harem Dr Aleks Krotoski (who used to present ‘Bits’ in the late 90’s). Congratulations and I hope Myleene Klass, Avril Lavigne, Summer Glau and the female cast of ‘Legend […]