Tag: misanthropy

  • Kick me again, RIAA!

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    “ The anti-copyright gaggle has an insatiable need to feel victimized. Injustice burns deep, and is triggered by the merest hint that “The Man” might be tampering with one’s “bits”. Another example of technology utopians trying to bypass politics and claim victimhood – the Net Neutrality” campaign – shows very similar characteristics.”

    A while ago I joked that perhaps the RIAA had secretly recruited Charlie Nesson to be its court opponent. Everyone from Ray Beckerman at the “Recording Industry vs … Read More

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  • Why animals shouldn’t be able to sue you

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    Mr Ed, the talking attorney

    Obama’s “regulation czar” Professor Cass Sunstein wants animals to be able to sue.

    Animals can’t reason or express themselves, naturally, so the litigation would be handled by human lawyers, acting as ventriloquists on behalf of the animal kingdom. Think Mister Ed the talking horse, crossed with Eliot Spitzer.

    “Any animals that are entitled to bring suit would be represented by (human) counsel, who would owe guardian-like obligations and make decisions, subject to those obligations, on their clients’ behalf,” according to … Read More

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  • Junk science and booze tax – a study in spin

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    Let's find out what everybody is doing, and stop them doing it - A P Herbert
    “Let’s find out what everybody is doing, and stop them doing it” – A P Herbert

    Putting the price of alcohol up to a minimum of 40p a unit would keep 41,000 people a year out of hospital, save the NHS £116m a year, and avoid 12,400 cases of unemployment, a report from Sheffield University claimed last week. These appear to be remarkably precise predictions. The government used the report – widely quoted in the press – to justify higher … Read More

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  • The hitman, the Pirate Bay and the Freetard professor

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    REG: What’s the point of fighting for his right to have babies when he can’t have babies?!
    FRANCIS: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression!
    REG: It’s symbolic of his struggle against reality

    Monty Python’s Life of Brian

    Everyone’s a prankster these days – it’s all in the name of art.

    On Monday a former Irish loyalist hitman was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the attempted murder of senior Sinn Fein leaders. Michael Stone had burst … Read More

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  • Flush away the Eco Slums

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    Who would have guessed that in 2008, a pledge to give British people flushing toilets would be a shock vote winner?

    The Conservatives this week promised to scrap the Government’s plans for 15 “eco towns” which will potentially house 100,000 people. These have been heralded as a new era in design, but you need to take a closer look at both the theory and practice to see the full, grim picture.

    Firstly, it’s clear that “design goal” is enforcing patterns … Read More

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  • TV tells CO2-emitting children to die early

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    ABC's Planet Slayer

    Carbon Cult sickos are under fire for an interactive website that tells children they should die because they emit CO2.

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Planet Slayer” site invites young children to take a “greenhouse gas quiz”, asking them “how big a pig are you?”. At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells children at “what age you should die at so you don’t use more than your fair share of Earth’s resources!”

    It’s one of a … Read More

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