Rants

A friend of mine just shared this video on Facebook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_IAI5THd-E I’m with Paxman. If the guy can’t be arsed to vote, he’s on a hiding to nothing. I have little time for whingeing no-voters. He should at least spoil his ballot paper. I actually thought that Brand was a…

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Two thirds of Britons oppose military intervention in Syria. I can’t say I blame them, after what has happened in Iraq and Afghanistan. As one of the very few people who supported military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, I find it harder to justify to myself intervention in Syria than…

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Right, I’m bored of supposed audiophiles babbling on about how vinyl reproduces recorded music better than CD. It doesn’t. You may like the experience of playing vinyl records, but the audio reproduction is not ‘warmer’, let alone better than digital. It’s all in your mind… or you’re not comparing like…

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Bloody Argentinian politicians at it again! Look, Ms Kirchner… The Falklands have never been inhabited by Argentinians and are approximately 300 miles from mainland Argentina (250 miles from Tierra del Fuego, a part of land which isn’t physically joined to Argentina, and therefore, using Kirchner’s logic, should probably belong to…

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David Miliband on Question Time this evening made an interesting point in relation to our membership of the EU. He asked whether we want a world of nations with bilateral agreements, or to be part of a larger bloc, with greater power to punch above the weight of its individual…

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Who’s up for breaking into an American bank in an overly complex heist (I mean this bank has amazing security), coming back here, saying our ears went pop and getting away with it? Hell, we could kill a couple of people too!* We’re happy to extradite to a multitude of…

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So, the grinning, unelected, believer in invisible friends, Archbishop Desmond Tutu is calling for the trial of Blair and Bush for war crimes. The man who encourages dialogue between adversaries pulls out of merely sharing a platform with someone with whom he disagrees. A tad hypocritical, perhaps? I’m sorry that…

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I seem to be hearing an increasing number of people complaining about the practice, or as they would see it ‘crime’ of wearing socks and sandals. There are even hilarious pages on the Web about how much of a crime it is to wear sandal with sock. This rant is…

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Just read about Laszlo Csatary on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18876847. This kind of story sickens me. Whereas some may question a desire for justice (a large part of which for me is indeed revenge, and I make no apologies for that), there is real debate about whether this man, who was already found guilty in absentia…

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I’ve spent all of today and a good part of last Friday researching and carrying out work in order to comply with quite simply the most ridiculous piece of legislation I have ever had the misfortune of being unable to avoid. It is a prize example of people making laws…

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