Alcohol | The evolution

31 05 2010

As man advanced, so did his forms of escapism, liquor being a prime example of achievement. Before our mastery over the process, our ancestors only escape from the hardship of life were funny looking tomatoes or bad meat.

From the simplest of methods of mixing sugar and yeast along with more complicate concoctions like Absinthe, to the market-domineering practices of the Corporate mass production of Wife-Beaters, alcohol has been an ever-present companion throughout humanity’s journey.

Yet alas, for the relaxation bearing lubricant has had more than her fair share of detractors, usually from the do-gooders who point at the worst examples of the ‘afflicted’ in the hope of scaring the rest into a more sobering position.

It isn’t drink and drugs that hurts people, it is stupidity.  Everyday, millions upon millions will take risks for the most mundane reasons, and 99 times out of 100, nothing will come of it.  But…

Yet when that ONE time does happen, the gates of Government-sponsored ‘Heaven’ opens up for the angelic armies of righteous to preach about the dangers of our collective ways.

District Judge Alan Berg is one of them.

Alcohol-fuelled violence is plague of Britain, says judge after jailing ‘drunken barbarian’ female student

By Liz Hull, Daily Wail.  Last updated at 1:59 AM on 28th May 2010

paraphrased

“People who live empty lives fill that void by consuming copious amounts of alcohol to a point where they become violent, they become aggressive. They behave in an unacceptable, anti-social way. There is a disease in my view – it has become a plague.

Particularly on Friday and Saturday night, young people go out with the sole purpose of getting hopelessly drunk.

If they can’t remember what they’ve done for the last 24 hours, then they’ve had a good night out.

I don’t see why ordinary decent people should be deprived of the pleasure of walking safely without feeling intimidated, without having to witness raucous behaviour, alcohol-fuelled yobs at night time in city centres.

I don’t see why ordinary people should have to witness violence, should have to step over prone bodies lying on the floor unconscious, or have to slip on vomit. It is a sad state of affairs.

There is this ladette culture which creates these problems, there is a culture among a certain sector of female society of drinking until they are senseless.”

A brick can help build a home or be used to smash the living daylights out of some poor sod.  If someone throws a brick at me, I don’t blame the brick for knocking three bells out of me, I blame the one who threw it.  The most important lesson for others to take from this episode is to learn your limit.  No need to badger every sod with a pair of ears, just harsh sentences for those who lose control to deter others from being so irresponsible.

I swear, one day we shall all be given ration books with daily tokens.  For our own good you see.

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Technology | ‘Ghost in the Shell’ today

31 05 2010

Those who haven’t seen the Manga cartoon comic and movie ‘Ghost in the Shell‘, before reading any further, check out the link provided.  Thank you and now I shall begin.

A British scientist has claimed to be the first to have been infected with a computer virus.  Now, before you think this man has been having relations with one of those Japanese robotic maids, think again, for this tech-geek’s infection is a lot more scientifically mundane than that.

Dr Mark Gasson programmed the microchip, similar to those used to “tag” pets, to remotely open his lab’s security doors and unlock his mobile phone before having it inserted under his skin.

But he also infected the implant with a virus, to prove it could be transferred as the chip and the security system wirelessly exchanged electronic data.

The virus could then have been passed on to other devices interacting with the control system, such as colleagues’ swipe cards, in the same way viruses are able to spread across computer networks.

The results raise the possibility that in the future, increasingly advanced medical devices such as pacemakers and inner ear implants could become vulnerable to cyber attacks from other human implants.

The world we live in gets more complicated everyday.

Glad the geeks are thinking ahead though, fail to prepare and all that.





David Laws | The stupidity

31 05 2010

Something doesn’t add up.  Here we have an apparently self-made millionaire who has made the faux pas of paying his gay-lover’s mortgage out of public funds.  It just doesn’t make sense.

Mr Laws screams that all he tried to do was keep his relationship ‘private’.  Yet why pay him out of public funds?  It just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever and me being the paranoid and cynical bastard that I am, will assume that the deal was ‘okayed from above’.  Now he has been found out, probably a titled non-job as a Eurocrat for a few months / years and then a return to the benches as if nothing had happened.

Goodnight Vienna has more on this although I will just borrow the quotes from Mr Laws’ ‘friends’ supporting his ‘integrity’ to remind the twenty-bloody-million deluded Britons who voted in this shower of shite.

Cameron:  “A good and honourable man.”

Clegg:  “When these questions have been addressed, I very much hope that there will be an opportunity for him to rejoin the Government.’

’Ken Clarke:  “He may well’’ be able to satisfy the parliamentary standards commissioner that his expenses arrangements were excused by his desire not to reveal his sexuality.

Alan Duncan:  “… a much liked and talented person.  I’m upset by the hurt this must have caused him and I hope he’ll soon be back.”

Ian Duncan-Cough: “I am deeply sorry that he has had to go.  I have no question at all that he has the talent to be back.’’

Osborne: “put on earth’’ to do the job of Chief Secretary and bring down the deficit.

Liam Byrne: “… a hugely talented man and I think he does now deserve the space to gather himself together.’’





Millwall | Off to Wembley

28 05 2010

I’m off to the home of football this Saturday to cheer on the mighty Lions of South London in their attempt to enter the Championship League next season.  For my American cousin, that is one division down from the Premier League.

My advice to those who live in the surrounding areas is to vacate the place, for wherever a pack of Lions appears, trouble soon follows.  Especially when I’m inebriated for which I will apologise in advance.

I went last year when we failed to achieve promotion losing 3 – 2 to Scunthorpe.  The bastards!  So fingers crossed we’ll be able to overcome Swindon this time round.

So blogging will be light if at all.  Got a pre-match BBQ tonight, early start tomorrow for the pilgrimage and then hopefully be nursing a victory hangover for the rest of this glorious Bank Holiday weekend.

Whatever you do, do it well.





UK | NuBriton ‘born’ every three minutes

27 05 2010

Provisional results from the International Passenger Survey have been released to the press.  Probably part of the disclosure deal the Establishment wings have between eachother.

Good news, more Europeans are heading back home.  Bad news, Johnny Foreigner given Passports up 59%.

Auntie Beeb sings the good news of course:  “More European migrants ‘leaving Britain’

The Telegraph however leads with the bad:  “Immigrants granted British passports once every three minutes

All our government ever sees are new National Insurance numbers.  They don’t care if they pay in or take out, so long as they are willing to be governed.





Labour | Dirty Harry speaks to SLP

27 05 2010

The Wicked Witch of Camberwell and Peckham have graced the pages of the local South London Press newspaper, and sadly, the news is not good.  The ‘Champion of the little people’ has declared that she has no intention of entering the leadership race and worse than that, plans to stay on as Deputy Leader.

For the interview, click HERE.  Although, at least I’m not the only one peed off at Miss Harperson.

“Ms Harman mentioned in her parliamentary speech yesterday that the staff of Highshore School had asked ’whether they will be able to go ahead with their new rebuild’. What we actually asked was why she had not responded to our multiple requests for a visit during our campaign AGAINST the rebuild – we don’t want it, never have. Clearly she only visited us for her own political ends!”

Highshore, Peckham, London | Wednesday 26/May/2010






World | Corporate Media Manipulation

26 05 2010

We have 24hrs of constant gossip regarding the sex lives of charlatans and scoundrels pumped through the main stream media not just to entertain (although how anyone can be entertained by Piers Morgan I don’t know) but to divert our attention, shape our opinions and pervert our morals. Yet what matters most to us is distorted or hidden between who’s slept with whom, how much so and so is on and the fake furore over the soon-to-be Mrs Cole (call me!).

Our media institutions are hand in hand with our True Political Masters.  Without the need of a real beating, everything can be played out before our eyes by whip, just the constant promotion of a certain stereo-type to harmonise the herd.

Everything we hold dear; Family, friends, community and nation. All to be sacrificed for the benefit of the few powerful oligarchs whose only desire is to corporatize the world.

Nationalism is a prime example of how the Corporate Media twists the motives behind such movements.  With the constant barrage of how Nationalism causes wars, starvation and inequality while hiding the fact that it is Internationalism that profits from such things.

It is the Multi-National Corporations that make the weapons, transport the food and promote financial inequality. Another example is the copious amount of sex on TV today in programmes such as Eastenders, the constant exchanging of partners and the degradation they bestow on traditional families. These programmes are watched by millions (many who are kids) who then go about to copy their idols.

Sport, once the prime pastime of the masses has also been corporatized making it no more a battle of strength and skill but a corporate battle over a market share for fans, merchandise and players. Just look at our own FA who are more interested in making money from advertisers by playing Beckham than getting a team together capable of winning a tournament. All the while advertisers pay mega money to convince us we need the new mach 5, another loan or a nice holiday in the sun.

Our very own Government blew £540m a couple of years’ back on advertisements from telling us to watch our intake of salt to the gentle reminders from Martha Stewart to return our tax returns.  Thankfully I have avoided the mention of the last media budget, I know it’s bad so no need confirming it.

We’re well on our way to a Brave New World at this rate, a world not for people but for soulless Corporations. Time to turn off, tune in and cop-out of the Corporate World and to try to attain personal independence as best we can. We have a lot of work ahead of us to break free from the media matrix of misinformation but freedom is rarely free, just never knew it’d be such so tedious.

Argh!!!  What the heck is wrong with this world, everything is upside-down.