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Archive for October 2005

Site of the Week 14

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The Religious Policeman is a must read, his recent comments on Charles and Islam are funny.

He has many interesting insights into Saudi society.

So Site of the Week award goes to: The Religious Policeman

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30/10/2005 at 21:52

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Drinking to Microsoft’s demise

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The release of WINE to beta marks the first of many nails in Micro$oft’s coffin.

Drink up and enjoy, it works: run Win32 apps under Linux without the hassle.

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29/10/2005 at 09:14

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Misunderstanding?

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Lisa is always refreshing to read and her latest tale is no different:

“..We Jews and Arabs, we live side-by-side and we watch each other and we interact (sometimes) but we don’t really know each other. We think we do, but we don’t. Ignorance leads to fear, and too often fear does lead to loathing.”

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27/10/2005 at 00:25

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Stolen Money?

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The Union of Democratic Mineworkers and the claims handling of coal miner’s injuries were the subject of Radio 4’s You and Yours today.

Basically, money was set aside by HMG to pay the claims for the coal miner’s injuries and the solicitor’s fee, separately.

However, many miners were charged for the claim services, effectively paying twice and they have started a High Court action against those profiteering from their injuries: solicitors and the UDM’s claims company.

The history of the UDM and their role in the mid-1980s miner’s strike, speaks volumes and their current activity should come as no surprise to anyone.

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26/10/2005 at 13:49

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7 July bomber on Radio

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Radio 4’s File on 4 had an interesting piece on Mohammed Sidique Khan:

Viewers and listeners to Tuesday night’s programmes will also hear criticism from experts and academics about how radical clerics have “recruited openly” in Britain.

Academic researcher Dr Gunaratna said: “The radical clerics have radicalised young British and European Muslims and have done al-Qaeda’s work for them.”

And Sir Paul Lever, the former head of the Joint Intelligence Committee, which advises the prime minister on intelligence threats, said there had been a “failure to understand the significance of allowing these clerics to recruit openly”.”

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25/10/2005 at 19:54

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Shot Workers

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The sad news of another shooting in Iraq has brought into view the response of many western-based nihilists and the pro-insurgence crowd.

The pro-insurgence crowd seem to function on the discredited notion “that my enemies enemy is my friend”, and as they posture people in Iraq are killed by quasi-fascist murderers.

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24/10/2005 at 15:47

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Britney’s Neo-Nazi clones?

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Britney Spears has competition from Lamb and Lynx Gaede. According to ABC News, the sisters who have been indoctrinated, by their mother, to believe in neo-Nazi/white nationalism:

“Known as “Prussian Blue” — a nod to their German heritage and bright blue eyes — the girls from Bakersfield, Calif., have been performing songs about white nationalism before all-white crowds since they were nine.”

“We’re proud of being white, we want to keep being white,” said Lynx. “We want our people to stay white … we don’t want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race.”

Songs like “Sacrifice” — a tribute to Nazi Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s deputy Fuhrer — clearly show the effect of the girls’ upbringing. The lyrics praise Hess as a “man of peace who wouldn’t give up.”

Their views on Hitler, etc are equally repugnant.

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23/10/2005 at 17:39

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