August 29, 2003
Moore's Law - The immorality
Moore's Law - The immorality of the Ten Commandments. By Christopher Hitchens: "fighting words A wartime lexicon.
The immorality of the Ten Commandments.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at 2:04 PM PT
One is presuming (is one not?) that this is the same god who actually created the audience he was addressing. This leaves us with the insoluble mystery of why he would have molded ("in his own image," yet) a covetous, murderous, disrespectful, lying, and adulterous species. Create them sick, and then command them to be well? What a mad despot this is, and how fortunate we are that he exists only in the minds of his worshippers.
It's obviously too much to expect that a Bronze Age demagogue should have remembered to condemn drug abuse, drunken driving, or offenses against gender equality, or to demand prayer in the schools. Still, to have left rape and child abuse and genocide and slavery out of the account is to have been negligent to some degree, even by the lax standards of the time. I wonder what would happen if secularists were now to insist that the verses of the Bible that actually recommend enslavement, mutilation, stoning, and mass murder of civilians be incised on the walls of, say, public libraries? There are many more than 10 commandments in the Old Testament, and I live for the day when Americans are obliged to observe all of them, including the ox-goring and witch-burning ones. (Who is Judge Moore to pick and choose?)
Captain Euro is going to
Captain Euro is going to save us all - I think this post on courrèges is more convincing - for instance "Captain Euro clearly deserved to die. Frankly, the guy's a crypto-Nazi. As explained here, Captain Euro wears a pentagram on his uniform that symbolizes "strength through unity," a motto used frequently by Germany's Nazi Party. The fact that Captain Euro's creator didn't see anything wrong with appropriating a popular Nazi motto to describe the EU is scary on many levels that I won't go into here. Just use your imagination."
August 28, 2003
Bayer Hazard Tossers - I
Bayer Hazard Tossers - I met with a protest march of (ten maybe twelve) people in Newbury yesterday. A bunch of middle class boys whose mummies had brought them into town in their big cars and could spare the time to get on the streets, man, because they were on holiday from some media studies course at a former polytechnic.
I told them that GM was the best chance for little black babies and that they were a bunch of white racists, which didn't go down well :)
August 23, 2003
Times Online: "The secret of
Times Online: "The secret of getting rich: Doh! Work hard"
Another article explaining why the americans are better off than the Europeans...
August 19, 2003
Tax Boycott: "THOUSANDS of people
Tax Boycott: "THOUSANDS of people will boycott the payment of council tax, car licence tax and the
BBC licence fee under plans by hunt supporters to launch a campaign of “civil resistance” against the proposed ban on foxhunting. "
Or we could just boycott taxes because they are too bloody high!
August 15, 2003
Absinthe & Cookies (a little
Absinthe & Cookies (a little bit bitter, a little bit sweet): "Junk Science & DDT
A very good article here on the demonization of DDT and how it's caused the deaths of many people around the world, with more to come."
August 14, 2003
FOXNews.com on Global warming: It
FOXNews.com on Global warming: It is hot " we don’t know why. Neither do the global-warming pushers."
An Email from the Adam
An Email from the Adam Smith Institute which deserves the widest audience.
*From:* Eamonn Butler
*To:* Adam Smith Friends
If you've just come back from holiday and this is one of 157 messages in
your inbox, then I know the feeling and I'm sorry. But some of us work round
the year you know. Price of liberty is eternal vigilance, etc. But anyway,
I'll keep it as short as I can.
August 8, 2003
Crop Circle at Walkers Hill,
Crop Circle at Walkers Hill, nr Alton Barnes, Wiltshire. Reported 4th August 2003.: " The wonderful swallow like shapes send a clear ecological message and an inspiration to us all. "
Eh? - I live less than two miles from here so take a keen interest in circles - even get the occasional one in my fields, fascinating , wonderful bits of art etc, obviously man made. But this tofu head is getting an ecological message from some stamped down wheat, woof woof barking as Bob the Dog would say.
August 6, 2003
History time:Here's an example of
Here's an example of where militant middle eastern religous fanatics start a revolt to gain control of what they consider to be their country and free it from unbelievers and foreign rule. The British were the bad guys in this and it was back in 1944, and even though there was a war on (remember) the terrorists were the Jews and they engaged in an armed struggle - including the assassination of Lord Moyne.
And the terrorist leader Menahem Begin became a respected world leader.
The official site of ETZEL claims that:
"Now, that the British Archives have been opened, it is obvious that the armed fight against the British, in which the Irgun took a prominent part, had a decisive role in their withdrawal from the country."
And the same thing is happening in Ulster; and yet we bleat on that we will never give in, terrorists won't win because we expect them not to be able to read our own history better than us.
August 5, 2003
American Digest: "at bottom, the
American Digest: "at bottom, the Libertarian philosophy is one of the primal energy sources of the Net and that, from time to time, all things must return to it for renewal. Darpanet, Usenet, Internet, Web, Blogworld -- a continuous evolution with the same deep foundation; the same political dreams of the Founders. No, not everyone using the Net is a Libertarian. Not even close. But, at its deepest core the Net is libertarian. Why? Because much of the basic deep software on which the Net runs was written by people with a deep Libertarian bent. Not a bad thing, but a true thing. In fact the Internet, in all its manifestations, is the closest thing to a libertarian world that the libertarians are ever likely to have."
August 4, 2003
What Goes Around Comes Around:
What Goes Around Comes Around: "The BBC reports that British Prime Minister Tony Blair is about to be charged as a war criminal by the Greek Bar Association before the International Criminal Court. Dimitris Paxinos, president of the lawyers' association, told the BBC that Blair will be charged with 'crimes against humanity and war crimes.'""Unfortunately for Tony Blair, he created the precedent for extraditing heads of state - (Tony ain't head of state even if he thinks he is). The Blair government arrested Chile's Augusto Pinochet and ruled that Pinochet could be extradited to Spain on specious charges brought by a Spanish prosecutor."
And remember that Tony signed us up to the European Arrest warrant ..."Mr Blair told MPs on Wednesday that the Tory objection to the warrant was to the word "European" in the title. He added: "It is manifestly in this country's interest to have a fast-track procedure for extraditing people to this country from European countries. What this will do is simplify the procedure enormously."
The arrest warrant will mean the abolition of the "dual criminality" rule that currently prevents the extradition of a suspect for an offence not recognised as a crime in this country."
What comes around comes around - with luck.
LNSG: National Socialist Library: Environment
LNSG: National Socialist Library: Environment "This collection of sources reveals the interconnectedness of Nazi ideals and environmentalist values." - Which comes as no surprise to anyone who knows about the Green movement.
August 2, 2003
bic runga Driving home pissed
bic runga Driving home pissed from the pub the radio played one of Bic Runga's songs - perfect match of time and place. I'm a bit ahead of the game because the record is only going to be released in the UK in Sept 03. I bought it a couple of months ago after following an internet discussion on why people dont buy records. The gist of the argument was, they dont buy new records because they are crap and all internet downloading does is allow you to check out how crap they are before buying. - and then the arguer mentioned Bic Runga as the sort of artist that wasn't crap. So I downloaded a couple of songs and liked them so I bought the CD.
So bollocks to the record company, without internet downloads i would never had heard of Bic and wouldn't have bought a couple of CDs.