I wanted to retire back in 2005 …

Looks like I can’t retire because I’ve got to go for the clowns with blonde hair…

;)

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Greta Thunberg: What will you tell your children?

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Coming Soon: Internationalist Revolutionary Socialism

We need Internationalist Revolutionary Socialism to address the Climate Crisis.

Capitalism is responsible for destroying our planet, our home.

Internationalism: We respect all peoples.

Revolutionary: We replace those in power.

Socialism: Respect for people.

ed: Revolutionary: It is revolutionary to depose Capitalists. We replace Capitalists with Socialists. This can be done democratically through elections, the ballot box. We have to do it now without delay. Vote Socialist, depose the Capitalists.

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Davos is a meeting where the uber-rich tell governments what to do

Davos is a meeting where the uber-rich tell governments what to do

That’s what it is.

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Further memo to Davos: I think that perhaps you’re not appreciating that it is you rich b’stards who are destroying the planet

It is you rich b’stards who are destroying the planet

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Further Memo to Davos

Space tourism is vetoed.

Addendum: What I’m saying there is that commercial space travel is not tolerated. Additionally, space exploration e.g. that proposed by Trump is also not tolerated.

The issue of the climate crisis needs to be addressed seriously. It is a crisis which needs to be addressed urgently.

We have to do all that we can to save our planet and mitigate the effects that are happening.

Addressed particularly to Davos: You are held responsible for the destrucion of the planet because you are in charge and therefore responsible. I am not stating my perspective explicitly but I expect that it is understood.

ed: Maybe I was stating it explicitly. To clear confusion, Davos are the not only the 1%ers but the 0.01%ers or even the 0.001%ers.

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Memo to Davos: You are held responsible for destroying our planet

Davos, You’re not used to people talking to you like this because you are so filthy rich. Because you are the richest b’stards in the World, you are in charge. I fully appreciate that you’re so f’cking rich that you rule the World.

Please understand that many people are hugely annoyed with you destroying our Planet.

deep

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I can often tell when I’m pwned …

Even with this new to me system significantly longer to boot suggests remote debugging. It also explains why I’ve got significantly better internet access than I’m paying for …

[23/1/20 It’s more than simply delay. I’m using an OS that isn’t designed to hide the details from you. It’s like walking in treacle, that the machine is unresponsive often taking far longer than it should to perform tasks. Using a liveusb with a similar configuration – recent deb, same l/w desktop – is much quicker and more responsive (which suggests a misconfiguration actually). I’m getting a fw not recognised message to the b.blob (no network then && might try to jump that) and surprised that swap is used at less than half ram even with swappiness true. Will try to dig down. Could do with some advice how to identify a debugger running & which one or style is likely. On a slow network, slower than slow BB speed which suggests a remote lag.

24/1/20 Noticeably better now and metrics confirm e.g. less use of memory and swap. I hope that it’s not only because it’s Friday evening (spook off for the weekend).]

all of a sudden like.

ed: Shields up Captain ;)

A simple puzzle for you ;) Ii got won random o ;)

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The Government are using Brexit to weaken environmental protections

Green Party member of the House of Lords Jenny Jones writes at https://leftfootforward.org/2020/01/the-government-are-using-brexit-to-weaken-environmental-protections/

The UK government has lost in the courts time after time on issues like people’s right to clean air, clean waters and clean beaches. And now, guess what? The Government wants to use the EU Withdrawal Bill to give Ministers the power to set aside those EU related court defeats.

Theresa May’s government said they would retain existing EU case law that was in place when we left the EU. If changes needed to be made then Parliament would go through the process of fresh legislation and public scrutiny. But Boris Johnson’s Government want to exchange that legal certainty for a process of Ministerial diktat. They claim that the senior judiciary will be consulted on any changes before they happen, but the members of the senior judiciary in the House of Lords have expressed deep unhappiness with scrapping EU case law and want it retained so courts can refer to the judgements instead of the painful option of starting all over again.

This is about deregulation. The United Kingdom became a member of the EU in 1973. Since then UK law has developed in tandem with EU law – not dictated by the EU but having regard for EU laws and treaties. Boris & Co want to abandon all the development of law since then and return to the 70s. We had filthy, polluted rivers then and raw sewage on beaches.

It won’t only be about abandoning environmental protections. Jenny Jones’s article continues to discuss workers’ rights. For example abandoning EU case law will effect the paid holidays that we have become accustomed to. The Tories are really not keen on human rights… Then there are food safety standards – US food safety standards are abysmal compared to EU safety standards – they want you to eat siht.

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Brexit – Let’s kill the Tory party

Looks like Boris and his Tory party are going to “get Brexit done”. Expect higher prices and eating siht for decades. It’s only rich scum that will benefit from Brexit.

The Brexit campaign was a dirty campaign full of lies fuelled by dirty money. Ignorant people have been persuaded to act directly against their own interests. While younger people are hugely against Brexit, they are the ones who will be forced to pay for and endure it.

Let’s hurt the Tory party for all this. they are the ones who are responsible. Let’s try to kill the Tory party so that they are never elected to government again.

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I used to wake them up, but this one’s a pisshead ….

It used to work that I would post and some minion would wake them up

The trouble is that this one (Boris) is an alcoholic

and therefore

absent

ed: He is absent / drunk for extended periods.

6.55 He has the attitude that nothing changes while he is absent

7.20 And the real issue – of course – is that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is an alcoholic. That’s someone who is pissed all the time.

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Slinky black cat music?

Got a great slinky, slinky, slinky black cat

His name’s Spider, slinky black cat

Slinky, slinky, slinky, slinky black cat

*Slinky black cat lyrics are released on the please play Slinky black cat music and enjoy licence ;) ed: jazz especially yes please but also all music genres. Slinky black cat music ;)

23/1/20 Not the one on yt. My cat is slinky but his name is Spider.

Got a great slinky, slinky black cat.

He’s great, slinky and black,

Slinky, slinky, slinky black cat

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Trump/US’s assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani: analysis

The US assassinated Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani this morning by drone attack near Baghdad airport. I present my analysis which my be revised or extended.

Trump/US’s assassination of Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani is no doubt an extremely provocative and outrageous act having little or any regard for international laws and customs and – of course – Iraqi sovereignty.

It should be recognised and accepted that US, UK and Australia are dictated to by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. National policies are decided by Neo-Con (and climate-destroyer) Murdoch in pursuit of his own interests. Murdoch exerts a veto on politicians e.g. former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and otherwise controls how senior politicians act through the power of his news empire. It is extremely unlikely that Trump would have taken this action without clearing it with or being directed to do it by Murdoch.

Trump is facing re-election is 2020. This action provides a distraction from impeachment proceedings and presents Trump as a bellicose leader.

The best resolution of this unprecedented situation would be a legal one i.e. Trump/US being held to account legally. It is unfortunate that this is unlikely to happen since US has not ratified or does not recognise such legal treaties.

2.25pm

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, said:

“The US assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani is an extremely serious and dangerous escalation of conflict in the Middle East with global significance.

“The UK government should urge restraint on the part of both Iran and the US, and stand up to the belligerent actions and rhetoric coming from the United States.

“All countries in the region and beyond should seek to ratchet down the tensions to avoid deepening conflict, which can only bring further misery to the region, 17 years on from the disastrous invasion of Iraq.”

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New year message

New year to all my readers. I wish you a successful and productive year – like I will have – unless you’re a Tory or Republican, Fascist, Racist, Xenophobe or a climate crisis-denying ignoramus. [ed: apologies that I forgot to exclude misogynists.]

We have to make some real progress on the Climate Crisis this year – at least Scotland is a good example. [2/1/20 Hopefully Murdoch will be dead soon.]

I’m hoping to pay a lot of tax for this year. I’ll probably still kick ass even if that doesn’t happen. I’ll also be being more sexy – easy enough: get fitter, lose a little weight, have sex. I don’t doubt that many people want to take me out. I’ve been so skint lately that an evening out has been shopping at a discount supermarket. I’m open to suggestions of all sorts but please keep it green e.g. no flying involved.

I’m starting my Biac* project today. More on that later.

*Boris is a …

4/1/20 I’m tagging something minor on here for the benefit of those who are keen to connect apparently unconnected events. I was burgled in 2019 and was woken by an uninvited strange man in my bedroom at 6.30am. (and the answer is no chance;) 4/1 later: I may be mistaken about this and it’s not important anyway ;)

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I’m not taking things too seriously now because I’m not responsible …

I’m just a political blogger. Let’s hold politicians responsible ;}

That seems right, doesn’t it? Politicians are responsible.

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The ‘truth’ about Dancing

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KLF / What time is love?

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Comment on General Election result

As a supporter of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and his allies, I was truly shocked and disappointed by the result of the recent general election. The Labour Party achieved an unexpected poor result losing 59 seats while the Conservatives won an additional 47 seats. I expected the Labour party to improve on their 2017 result.

Boris Johnson shamelessly and repeatedly lied during the campaign – the big lie being “get Brexit done” – but also 40 new hospitals, 50,000 new nurses and “… no checks on goods going from GB to NI and NI to GB …”. While the media failed to nail him on his incessant lying he was also assisted by burying a report into Russian interference in British politics and the Metropolitan Police inquiry into his sponsorship of Jennifer Arcuri getting postponed until after the election.

The electorate latched onto the “get Brexit done” lie and that BJ’s BJexit deal is a Trumpian “great deal” while Labour failed to convey the message that Brexit fatigue and turmoil is all down to the Conservatives.

Jeremy Corbyn proved personally unpopular. People refer to him as a Communist without realising that he is simply a typical Democratic Socialist with a typical Socialist agenda. There were accusations that he would slaughter Kulaks and the intention to nationalise and provide free broadband was accused of being Communism. There is nothing wrong with having utilities and train services provided by the state – that is the normal way of doing it.

Jeremy Corbyn’s personal unpopularity must be down to the incessant and unjustified accusations of anti-Semitism. Zionists have succeeded in imposing Israel’s veto on Jeremy Corbyn. That veto is documented. Labour’s policy of appeasing the Zionists has failed.

Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party proposed a real Socialist alternative. The manifesto was huge because they have a real vision of change.

Despite proposing real policies to address the climate crisis, it appears that the public remain ignorant of the pressing need for action.

I feel for the Labour party and fellow Socialists and climate activists.

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For the many, not the few

I haven’t managed to get a poster for my window either.

This is an extremely important election. We have to start addressing the Climate Crisis urgently while Boris Johnson and Farage are absent from the debate.

It is widely accepted and documented that BJ habitually lies and deceives. “Oven -ready”, “get Brexit done” is established, routine BJ BS. Electing BJ as PM runs the real risk of a disasterous no-deal BJexit.

You simply can’t trust BJ on anything, particularly nothing as important as the climate, the NHS or Brexit.

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