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Campaign for the Abolition of Parliament – Richard Kemp questions just what the point of some of the activity within Parliament is
Pish to Progressivism! – “Nowadays politicians are more keen to dub themselves “progressives” than they’d be to assure the world they’re not murderers.”
What I learned in the Arid Zone – An interesting look at Phoenix, Arizona, that poses the question of what might happen to it when the water supply starts drying up?
The terror time machine – Wow, it’s like being back in the early days of blogging as Justin McKeating points out the truth when a Tom Watson MP starts fearmongering about eeevil terrorists
Abandoned Remains of the Russian Space Shuttle Project Buran – More ‘worth looking at’ than ‘reading’, but some fascinating pictures of the remains of the Russian Space Shuttle and launch site, including a look inside one of the orbiters.
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The 2010 “Editing Wikipedia From Inside Parliament” Awards – Just like any workplace, Parliament has people who use their internet access for things that might not be strictly work-related.
Trends analyst predicts global youth uprising, ‘progressive libertarians’ in 2011 – Futurology is almost invariably wrong, but it’s an interesting prediction
15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will – Later, in a cosmic twist he’d have enjoyed and/or decried, this becomes the last remaining internet page after the Great Crash, and the world converts to Vonnegutism
The state’s pedlars of fear must be brought to account – Just when did we agree to effectively privatise so much of the senior management of security? Makes you realise that a lot of the ‘Look! Evil terrorists coming!’ news is merely a marketing campaign to enable ACPO to sell more of their product, though.
Just Who Is The Alarm Clock Hero? – Justin McKeating voices my thoughts.
Anton Vowl’s ‘It gets better’ post really is a seasonal marvel and if – as Justin has suggested – it could help the sort of people who look for painless suicide methods, then why not do what you can to help?
(Prediction: first comment will be pointing out ways in which I’m doing this wrong)
For entirely ego-driven reasons, I feel the world needs to know how this morning’s Twitter meme began:
chickyog: Morning all. has Nick Robinson exploded yet?
nickjbarlow: @chickyog No, but when he does, the Telegraph and Mail will claim it’s Nick Clegg’s fault.
chickyog: @nickjbarlow Ha. I feel a meme coming on.
chickyog: Just stubbed my toe #nickcleggsfault
Oh, and my favourite thing to blame Nick Clegg for so far? This:
Chinese Democracy took 15 years because Nick Clegg was arguing with Axl about adopting proportional representation.