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The world's global population hit 7.5b people today. Probably. According to the UN.
http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/

We reached 7b in 2011. Under 6 years ago.

When I was born it was 2.7b
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2011/oct/24/how-big-worlds-population-born

We've had 5 decades or so of constant linear absolute growth. +80m/yr. 12-14 years per +1b.

If business as usual keeps going at this rate, we'll hit 10b round about 2050. In 2015 the UN predicted 2056, but with each 2 year report they revise it closer.
http://www.worldometers.info/news/

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Welcome to the Earth all you lovely people! I hope you brought your tools. She's a fine ship but she needs a good cleaning and climate control is a bit touchy. Also we're a bit crowded so you may have to sleep two to a bunk for a while.
 World Population projections revised upwards by the United Nations - Worldometers »
On July 29, 2015, the United Nations Population Division released its World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision

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The Invisible Hand of the Market.
More,
The Invisible Finger of Capitalism.
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Well that's interesting.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/apr/18/theresa-may-uk-general-election-8-june

The Tory Gov needs a 2/3 majority to swing this under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.

My first reaction is that Labour should refuse this and hold the Tory feet to the fire for longer.

And the second reaction is that all the current opposition parties should unite on an Anti-Brexit platform. This election is about Brexit, so let's make it about Brexit.

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The London march tomorrow is on despite what you might have heard.
Hyde Park Corner 11am.
Be there.

https://www.desmog.uk/2017/03/23/mps-complained-about-bbc-s-brexit-coverage-linked-network-hardline-euro-climate-sceptics
 MPs Who Complained About BBC's Brexit Coverage Linked to Network of Hardline Euro-Climate Sceptics »
Many of the MPs who signed the letter issued this week criticising the BBC’s Brexit coverage as biased to the Remain campaign are part of a small but influential network of hardline Euro-climate sceptics.

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goods, services and capital can move freely and created the conditions for prosperity and stability for European citizens." The Treaty of Rome was signed on 25-March-1957

March for Europe, London, Saturday 25th March.
https://www.uniteforeurope.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/uniteforeurope/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Rome

https://europa.eu/european-union/eu60_en


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I think it wouldn't be fair to the people of __ because they're being asked to make a crucial decision without all the necessary information - without knowing what the future partnership would be, or what the alternative of an independent __ would look like."

Can you fill in the blanks?

http://uk.businessinsider.com/may-to-block-second-scottish-independence-referendum-before-brexit-2017-3

Also
http://newsthump.com/2017/03/14/divisive-referendum-will-cause-huge-economic-uncertainty-says-woman-enacting-divisive-referendum-causing-huge-economic-uncertainty/
‘Divisive’ referendum ‘will cause huge economic uncertainty’ says woman enacting divisive referendum causing huge economic uncertainty


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Politician's logic.
We must do something; This is something; Therefore, we must do this.

We now have a new version.
Someone is to blame; This is someone; Let's blame them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trw1PbQt_Yo


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It looks like Art.50 is going to be invoked next Wed 29 Mar. At that point Brexit is probably inevitable and irrevocable as it all kicks off and the process runs for at least the next two years. All kinds of other unpleasantness are likely to happen as side effects. Particularly around the other nations in the Union.

So it's probably pointless, but I recommend getting involved in the London march on Sat 25 Mar.
https://www.uniteforeurope.co.uk/

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/20/theresa-may-to-trigger-article-50-on-29-march
http://hasarticle50beeninvoked.uk/

In the mean time here's a short history of the UK's involvement in the EU.

EU: We're joining together, we'd like you to be part of it (1950s)
UK: No thanks, we're fine on our own
EU: OK
UK: we'd like to join now (1960s)
EU: No
UK: Please
EU: No
UK: Please, we promise to be good members, we'll change our currency & start using the metric system.
EU: Oh, ok then
UK: Now we've joined we don't like some of the rules.......

And then ...





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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/19/i-was-wrong-to-defend-corbyn-he-has-betrayed-us-over-brexit

I hoped the Labour party would choose internationalism over xenophobia.

And also, https://twitter.com/cstross/status/832630570182201344
"That sense of despair when you realize you're agreeing with Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, AND TONY BLAIR this year:"

Why did it have to be Tony Blair that called out Corbyn on Brexit? And of course, also, why did he have to say it now, just before the Stoke by-election instead of 3 months ago.



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"LOL / It's a Prank, Bro" is now an assassination technique.

Tell me again: Which SciFi novel are we living in?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/17/suspect-north-korea-killing-thought-she-was-taking-part-in-tv-prank-indonesia-siti-aisyah-police-kim-jong-nam

Mysterious international assassin wears a "LOL" shirt--that's basically 2017 in a nutshell
https://twitter.com/chashomans/status/831853800231206916


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23-08-2017.

Hail Eris!

Ah-hah.

Yes. But will it be heroic enough?

http://thequietus.com/articles/21674-the-klf-justified-ancients-of-mu-mu-bill-drummond-jimmy-cauty



SeeAlso:
http://thequietus.com/articles/21795-further-details-of-the-justified-ancients-of-mu-mu-book
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1snD2zm1pBQ

 The Quietus | Features | Strange World Of... | Embrace The Contradictions: The Strange World Of... The KLF »
Following a wave of fevered speculation about the possible return of The KLF, AKA The JAMs, The K Foundation, K2 Plant Hire, the Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu etc., Ben Graham explores the mythology of Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, in order to explain why any

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Here's a good one.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/14/fictional-characters-make-existential-crossings-into-real-life-study-finds

So it's not "Which SciFi Novel are you living in?". It's, "Which fictional character from a novel has inserted itself into your thoughts".

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The headliners are pretty good. Todd Terje, Booka Shade (live), Floating Points, Mano Le Tough, Omar-S. But there's also Mr G, Leon Vynehall, Helena Hauff, Young Marco, Henry Wu, Chaos In The CBD, Jayda G, Moxie, Willow.

13/14/15 July, Baldock, UK. Rep tickets still available here at £75+6
https://tickets.farrfestival.co.uk/rep/jbond-farr-2017

http://www.farrfestival.co.uk/the-hub/introducing-our-first-wave-acts/

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https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/ 
 What The Fuck Just Happened Today? »
Logging the shock and awe in Trump’s America one day at a time.

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1961 Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again. I was a mean twister at 5. And won a prize for it.

1966 Hendrix - Hey Joe. Beatles - Revolver. The moment music changed and would never be the same again. Watching Top of the Pops with your mum and wondering what just happened.

1971 Hawkwind - In Search of Space. I had no idea what this was about but I remember the joss sticks and candles. Genesis - Nursery Cryme. Saw them live. At School. On the album launch tour.

1976 Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures. He stopped being silly for a moment, shut up and just played his guitar. Live at Hammersmith Odeon

1981 BowWowWow - See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! Music was so decadent that year. But this and Adam and the Ants was a breath of fresh air.

1986 Big Audio Dynamite - No. 10, Upping St. Samples of old Clint Eastwood movies

1991 Massive Attack - Blue Lines. Soundtrack to the whole decade, pretty much.

1996 Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants. Goa Trance was also happening but I kind of missed that. Mars! Needs! Women!

2001 Atmosphere - Lucy Ford. Blunted rap as a soundtrack to ExtremeSports skateboard videos.

2006 Burial - Burial. Pinch - Qawwali. The year that Dubstep surfaced into the mainstream.

2011 Holy Other - Touch. So much club/bass music. WitchHouse and TriangleCore was a diverting backwater. And then there was getting emotional to James Blake - Wilhelms Scream

2016 Aries - You Make Me Wanna. The exact moment when LoFi house jumped the shark. I 'kin love this shit. Is this a golden age or what?

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzlD4uDsKBX7gyC0opk4GXZJQz5HYTHh5
 5 Years - YouTube »
The soundtrack to my life in 5 year chunks starting in 1961 We've got five years, what a surprise Five years, stuck on my eyes We've got five years my brain ...

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To my American friends. If the Madness of King Donald III gets too much and you feel you're being taxed without representation, you're very welcome to rejoin the colonies as we leave Europe.




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