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I found this on a friend's page earlier and i think it is profoundly descriptive of how misguided and misinformed our election has become.

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"Woah....
'Here's what I'm really struggling to understand. All I've ever heard from people, for years, is
"bloody bankers and their bonuses"
"bloody rich and their offshore tax havens "
"bloody politicians with their lying and second homes"
“bloody corporations paying less tax than me”
"bloody Establishment, they're all in it together”
“it'll never change, there's no point in voting”
And quite rightly so, I said all the same things.

But then someone comes along that's different. He upsets the bankers and the rich. The Tory politicians hate him along with most of the labour politicians. The corporations throw more money at the politicians to keep him quiet. And the Establishment is visibly shaken. I've never seen the Establishment so genuinely scared of a single person.

So the media arm of the establishment gets involved. Theresa phones Rupert asking what he can do, and he tells her to keep her mouth shut, don't do the live debate, he'll sort this out. So the media goes into overdrive with…
“she's strong and stable”
“he's a clown”
“he's not a leader”
“look he can't even control his own party”
“he'll ruin the economy”
“how's he gonna pay for it all?!”
“AND he's a terrorist sympathiser, burn him, burn the terrorist sympathiser”

And what do we do? We've waited forever for an honest politician to come along but instead of getting behind him we bow to the establishment like good little workers. They whistle and we do a little dance for them. We run around like hypnotised robots repeating headlines we've read, all nodding and agreeing. Feeling really proud of ourselves because we think we've came up with our very own first political opinion. But we haven't, we haven't came up with anything. This is how you tell. No matter where someone lives in the country, they're repeating the same headlines, word for word. From Cornwall to Newcastle people are saying
“he's a clown”
“he’s a threat to the country”
“she's strong and stable”
“he'll take us back to the 70s”

And there's nothing else, there's no further opinion. There's no evidence apart from 1 radio 5 interview that isn't even concrete evidence, he actually condemns the violence of both sides in the interview. There's no data or studies or official reports to back anything up. Try and think really hard why you think he's a clown, other than the fact he looks like a geography teacher. (no offence geography teachers) because he hasn't done anything clownish from what I've seen.

And you're not on this planet if you think the establishment and the media aren't all in it together.
You think Richard Branson, who's quietly winning NHS contracts, wants Corbyn in?
You think Rupert Murdoch, who's currently trying to widen his media monopoly by buying sky outright, wants Jeremy in?
You think the Barclay brothers, with their offshore residencies, want him in?
You think Philip Green, who stole all the pensions from BHS workers and claims his wife owns Top Shop because she lives in Monaco, wants Corbyn in?
You think the politicians, both Labour and Tory, with their second homes and alcohol paid for by us, want him in?
You think Starbucks, paying near zero tax, wants him in?
You think bankers, with their multi million pound bonuses, want him in?
And do you think they don't have contact with May? Or with the media? You honestly think that these millionaires and billionaires are the sort of people that go “ah well, easy come easy go, it was nice while it lasted”?? I wouldn't be if my personal fortune was at risk, I'd be straight on the phone to Theresa May or Rupert Murdoch demanding this gets sorted immediately.

Because here's a man, a politician that doesn't lie, he can't lie, he could have said whatever would get him votes anytime he wanted but he hasn't. He lives in a normal house like us and uses the bus just like us. He's fought for justice and peace for nearly 40 years. He has no career ambitions. And his seat is untouchable. That's one of the greatest testimonies. No one comes close to removing him from his constituency, election after election.

His Manifesto is fully costed. It all adds up, yes there's some borrowing but that's just to renationalise the railway, you know we already subsidise them and they make profit yeah? One more time… WE subsidise the railway companies and they walk away with a profit, just try and grasp the level of piss taking going on there.

Unlike the Tory manifesto with a £9 billion hole, their figures don't even add up.

And it benefits all of us, young, old, working, disabled, everyone. The only people it hurts are the establishment, the rich, the bankers, the top 5% highest earners.

Good, fuck them, it's long overdue. VOTE LABOUR."

https://www.facebook.com/michael.butt.1447/posts/10154424071392274

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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Trojan:Win32/Fuery.B!cl which is a very non-specific possible threat found by heuristic analysis. Except it was found in a 2006 Delphi project executable built when I was messing around with winamp API programming. It seems very unlikely that something I had done recently had infected a random .exe in a file written and built by me many years ago on a previous machine. I then ran a full scan and that's all it's found.

So I'm inclined to treat this as a false positive but have still wiped the directory.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/13/wannacrypt_ransomware_worm/

Contains this tidbit:-

We're told 16 NHS health trusts in the UK were taken out by the malware. Prime Minister Theresa May said the code "has crippled" Brit hospitals, and that Blighty's surveillance nerve center GCHQ is looking into the outbreak. The NHS is thought to have been particularly hard hit because of the antiquated nature of its IT infrastructure. A large part of the organization's systems are still using Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft, and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt cancelled a pricey support package in 2015 as a cost-saving measure.

Cancelled in May 2015. £5.5m
https://twitter.com/withorpe/status/863088159961210880

* facepalm *

Please make Jeremy Hunt[1] (and the Tories) pay for this particular piece of madness in the next election.
 will thorpe on Twitter »
“In May 2015 the tories failed to renew the NHS's contract for extra security for Windows with Microsoft #nhscyberattack”

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[1]Or "Jemima Ladyparts" as I've taken to calling him.






Now which one did you see on the 7pm news? That's right, neither of them. Because Theresa May doesn't do rallies in public and the media don't report on Jeremy Corbyn.

BTW. That Labour Rally is Leamington Spa. A Tory marginal with only a 6000 majority.

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/05/08/not-adjust-internet-crowds-corbyn-tory-majority-town-video/

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https://mastodon.cloud/@jbond




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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Ware SG12, UK
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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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