#SuperInjunction

Now that the concept of super injunctions is falling apart in the UK, I can  reveal that I am not having an affair with Jeremy Clarkson. Also, it has now been disclosed that Clark Kent is Superman.

(OK, tongue placed firmly in cheek, but stick with me here, I have a skeptical point coming up later on)

Folks not in the UK might be wondering what this is about, so as a quick aside I better explain. In the UK if the press catch you doing something you should not have been doing (think shenanigans one night with a supermodel), you can take out a legal injunction to prevent publication. However, what can then happen is that the press can be a bit sneaky and report that there is an injunction in place that prevents them reporting something and so they name names without actually saying what happened. To prevent this, there is the concept of what is now known as a super-injunction to prevent them reporting on the very existence of  the injunction. To do that costs about £50K.

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Death of a Madman

I need not name him, the subject line says it all. Normally the loss of any human life is a tragedy, but in this specific instance we find an exception to that rule. An individual such as this who was relentlessly driven on a self-appointed celestial mission to inflict a delusional belief-system upon innocents by force made him exceedingly dangerous, not just in theory, but in practise, for he inspired many to spill blood on an industrial scale.

There is much I’d be tempted to write, but others have already done a far better job than I could ever muster, so I’ll simply draw your attention to the words of two such writers.

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Sign the Stop Rupert-Murdoch petition

In 48 hours, nearly half the British mass media could be bought by one of the world’s worst media moguls. Rupert Murdoch has exploited his vast media empire to push war in Iraq, elect George W Bush, spread resentment of muslims and immigrants, and block global action on climate change. He undermines democratic government across … Read moreSign the Stop Rupert-Murdoch petition

Tea Party = Religions Kooks

If you drink the mainstream media cool-aid then you would perceive the Tea party to be focused on economic reform and are a welcome break from the previous incarnation of conservative thinking that was clearly very religious. Ah but who funds them? Some of the deepest pockets behind Tea Party groups such as Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks and Citizens for a Sound Economy belong to the Koch brothers. They are radical libertarians who don’t seem to care much one way or another about traditional social conservatism, but in fact, they have given quietly  more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes.

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Gay marriage decision: a blow to the enemies of equality

As always, its the folks who cling to ancient texts that strive to keep us all chained in the dark ages. With the pretense of preserving morality, hate groups like the National Organisation for Marriage (Nom), has spent tens of millions of dollars as they strive to suppress basic rights from so many Americans. Now … Read moreGay marriage decision: a blow to the enemies of equality

Unelected Clerics dictating law

It must be quite hard for the folks who live in Iran when you consider what they have to put up with. You do of course appreciate that they have special reserved places in their parliament for unelected religious clerics, who then get an automatic say in writing the laws the country’s citizens must obey? … Read moreUnelected Clerics dictating law