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Bloggers, Wikileaks, Assange: and Bad Journalism.

December 5th, 2010 No comments

Bloggers are oft accused of bad journalism. It’s true in many cases. Bloggers do not have access to the databases, resources and sources that traditional journalists command. Nor do they have the training and professionalism. However, the wikileaks/Assange scandal is creating a very widespread picture of bad journalism in some of the most renowned journals worldwide.

Numerous prestige publications continue to state that Asssange is wanted in Sweden on charges of rape. This is completely untrue. He is sought on charges of not using a condom. One of the women concerned “twittered” about her wonderful night with him – before comparing notes with the other accuser, trying to remove the record of her tweets then going to police to enquire. The first arrest warrant for rape was struck down immediately and many legal sources in Sweden have decried the treatment of Assange.

Many of these same publications accuse him of putting lives in danger by carelessly releasing 270,000 cables to the internet. Untrue. The cables are being redacted to remove such information by the five major News organisations Wikileaks is working with. As of yesterday 871 cables were in the public domain.

The truth is that Wikileaks last major release proved that the USA had been committing war crimes in Iraq recklessly. Over 100,000 civilians dead. Not a single death anywhere can be or has been traced to any of Wikileaks leaks. Ever.

The fact is that the USA is highly embarrassed by these leaks and so it should be: they contain highly embarrassing material. More embarrassing still is the unconstitutional and undemocratic pressure exerted through Corporate America via enterprises such as Amazon and Paypal to try and “hit them where it hurts”.

The only thing that will lead to the full 270,000 cables being released to the wild is if the USA and it’s allies maintain their current stance in the face of undeniable truth. Hillary Clinton ordered illegal spying on senior UN figures. US politicians, broadcasters and other idiots are calling for Assange to be killed. These are criminal acts.

Publishing leaked documents is not as many US legal commentators have maintained.

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Child Rapists and “Civil Society”.

February 13th, 2010 No comments
From The UK Column:
by Robert Green

In the October 2009 print edition of the UK Column, we reported in our article, “BBC Hides Truth of Girl’s Sexual Abuse Ordeal” the shocking ordeal of Downs Syndrome girl, Hollie Greig, who was horribly abused by an Aberdeen paedophile ring, over a period of ten years. After investigating and planning a documentary, the BBC abruptly dropped the case, despite admitting that Hollie was a reliable and accurate witness. It is important to stress that both the police and qualified medical experts have described Hollie as a competent and entirely honest witness.

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Recently a policeman personally told the UK Column that police had themselves experienced their own paedopile investigations suddenly being dropped by senior police officers. He added “If you want to really get to the paedophiles you should look at Westminster”. The implications of this statement are frightening – a paedophile ring amongst our political leaders – the political elite which has control of education and Social Services? The general public needs to open its eyes and confront this evil – and fast.


The fact is we are not civilised. We do not live in a Civil Society. Not when Paedophile rings rule every level of society.

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Pulp Fiction

January 16th, 2010 No comments

From the final scene of Pulp Fiction.

Jules:

There’s a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.” I been sayin’ that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin’ made me think twice. Now I’m thinkin’: it could mean you’re the evil man. And I’m the righteous man. And Mr. .45 here, he’s the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you’re the righteous man and I’m the shepherd and it’s the world that’s evil and selfish. I’d like that. But that shit ain’t the truth. The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.

We are all surrounded by unwholesome influences including the tyranny of evil men. How aware are you of those which are touching your life right now?

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Google, Galileo, History and Power.

August 25th, 2009 No comments
Google celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileos telescope.

Google celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope.

Google is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo Galilei’s telescope today. Poor Galileo was not well treated in his day for sticking to the same observation the Flaming Lips make in their song, “Do you realise”, namely that, “the Sun does not rise, it’s just an illusion caused by the world turning round”. From Wikipedia:

Galileo’s championing of Copernicanism was controversial within his lifetime, when a large majority of philosophers and astronomers still subscribed (at least outwardly) to the geocentric view that the Earth is at the centre of the universe. After 1610, when he began supporting heliocentrism publicly, he met with bitter opposition from some philosophers and clerics, and two of the latter eventually denounced him to the Roman Inquisition early in 1615. Although he was cleared of any offence at that time, the Catholic Church nevertheless condemned heliocentrism as “false and contrary to Scripture” in February 1616,[8] and Galileo was warned to abandon his support for it—which he promised to do. When he later defended his views in his most famous work, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in 1632, he was tried by the Inquisition, found “vehemently suspect of heresy,” forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

Google today is one of the champions of freedom of information – except when censoring websites for the Chinese and other Governments. The pioneering search techniques, personal publishing and communications tools – and other innovations the internet giant has brought to us, are part of the most sweeping political change to occur in two thousand years or so.

The invention of large scale officialdom and the official world-view it presents as a coherent and self evident set of truths ushered in a period of small scale human acquiescence and large scale dominace through power that persists as the fundamental underlying fabric of our society today.

The Internet puts that entire web, fabricated from truths, half truths, downright lies and outdated beliefs at risk of crumbling. In fact it is crumbling. As individuals stop looking to their televisions and governments to tell them what is the nature of reality and begin on a large scale to discern and sift that information for themselves the established political process is becoming irrelevant.

This was foreseen as clear as day by some leaders of the American right – and seen as the danger to their established order it represents. Unable to declare open “information warfare” on their own citizens without fear of revolt, it needed the invention of the war on terror to galvanise the minds of the people into allowing their hard fought freedoms to be taken away from under their feet.

So today if you live in London, on average, you will be caught 300 times on CCTV cameras – cameras that have been shown to cost £20,000 per crime solved to operate and which 80% of produce pictures of too poor quality to identify criminals.

Your web-browsing habits, emails and phone calls are all stored on a personal database at GCHQ in Cheltenham, Gloucester. Using social topology mapping software this can be used to make a map of who you know, where you go and what you do. How you think can be deduced to no small degree from this information. And it is no short step from there to knowing what information to feed you to lead you to thinking a certain way or influencing your choices towards those which are “best” for society.

The internet threatens everything the elites of this world have worked so long to establish because the lies upon which they base their logic will be undone by it’s very presence. Hence the threat to it from new ideas being pushed by big government, Rothschild and Rockerfeller think tanks and the big media coalitions.

The Government can force you to be vaccinated against “Swine Flu”, even though the vaccine being used in Europe has never and will not be tested on humans. And knowing last time such a thing happened in the USA in 1976 that one person died of the flu and an unknown number of the vaccine (because as numbers mounted the American Medical Association ordered doctors that unless a person died within the immediate 48 hours following vaccination their death must be assigned to other causes – even when they were totally healthy prior to vaccination).

Science is no better ruler of what we “best” do now than the Vatican was when it placed Galileo under house arrest and starved the world of his brilliance. Just look at the biggest experiment they have ever undertaken – CERN’s Large Hadron Collider – which blew up when they turned it on.

If you think politicians are any better then have a think back about the last year or so of world politics and finance.

We have had two thousand years of “democratic” politics and it has not solved a problem yet. Mainly this is because it is, by it’s very nature, undemocratic in the way we employ it – and subject to total infiltration by select groups with personal or other agendas. The stated agenda of “serving the people” is rarely any where near the top of the heap of priorities of a politician.

The image based way we select amongst two groups of (mainly) elite public schoolboys to run this country gives us poor service. It really is time for change. Modern communications can make this world a better place. They give us individual power at the cost of centralised power. Centralised power is fighting back with all it can – but as it steals all it’s power from the single biggest lie – that we “need it” – it will fail.

Long live the people.

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A Shoe Thrown At Bush Is Worth Two On Your Feet !

December 15th, 2008 No comments

From the BBC:

In the middle of the news conference with Mr Maliki, Iraqi television journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi stood up and shouted “this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog,” before hurling a shoe at Mr Bush which narrowly missed him.

Showing the soles of shoes to someone is a sign of contempt in Arab culture.

With his second shoe, which the president also managed to dodge, Mr Zaidi said: “This is for the widows and orphans and all those killed in Iraq.

Muntadar al-Zaidi throws a shoe at George Bush (14 December 2008)

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