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The so called War in Terror throughout the first decade of the 21st century didn’t end terrorism.  It did however, bring an end to centuries of hard won civil liberties.  This was achieved by making people more afraid of isolated instances of murder, than constant abuses of power by the state. Now, the government is seeking to use the death of Drummer Lee Rigby to drive through a snooper’s charter to allow our internet communications to be monitored by the state and security forces.

The Snooper’s Charter

 LR4

The Communications Data Bill was vetoed by Nick Clegg earlier this month on the grounds that it was a step too far and failed to balance security concerns with the need to protect civil liberties.  However, in the wake of the murder of off duty soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich last week, the government is seeking to resurrect the bill

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Pride's Purge

(satire?)

The government has announced plans to hand over the running of the whole of England and Wales to private security firm G4S in a move which ministers say will bring significant improvements to their workload and personal bank balances.

The international company – which has already been contracted to run everything from rape referral centres to children’s homes in the UK – will take over the entire management of the two countries from government ministers on a contract which is expected to run for 30 years.

The company announced that trained G4S workers working on an hourly rate of £6.50 an hour will help man the two countries, assisting with making decisions about foreign policy, running the countries’ health and education services as well as providing advice on how members of the public can access optional services such as provision of water, gas, electricity and air for an…

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The Slog.

Be it Palestine, Tax or Whistle-blowing, the citizens are on their own

blairyThe final nail in Palestine’s coffin has been hammered in by US Secretary of State John Kerry: he has brought in Tony Blair to (and I quote) “devise economic plans to revitalise the Palestinian economy”. No doubt the next new helper in Father Kerry’s Grotto will be John Birt, charged with revitalising Palestinian television and Parliamentary procedures. Or how about Gordon Brown to advise on gold sales, Tessa Jowells on how to introduce alcohol into the mix, and Jeremy Hunt as a consultant proctologist advising on how to take it up the arse from Israel? In for a penny, in for a Pound – that’s what I say.

You see, when push comes to shove, it’s all about knowing who your friends are. Tony Blurrgh marched into Iraq to liberate its people from internecine violence, the success of…

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Pride's Purge

(This isn’t satire – it’s G4S!)

UPDATE – unbelievably our coalition government has just announced it is extending G4S’s contract to guard the UK embassy in Kabul even though the firm was sacked by the US government from guarding the US embassy there because of the following bizarre scandal:

In 2009, the US State department sacked the firm providing security for the US embassy in Kabul after a scandal in which the private company was accused of understaffing the facility and ignoring lewd, drunken conduct and sexual hazing by its guards.

According to whistle-blowers, the firm’s security guards and supervisors, instead of providing protection for the embassy premises and personnel, were spending all their time getting drunk at parties, including “peeing on people, eating potato chips out of [buttock] cracks, vodka shots out of [buttock] cracks, broken doors after drunken brawls, threats and intimidation from those leaders participating…

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