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Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' after Golden Globes speech | BBC News
One day I hope to be a good enough human being to be insulted by the president-elect.
drumpf  politics  acting  news 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The UBI already exists for the 1% | Medium
"The UBI does not invent passive income. It merely doles it out evenly to everyone in society, rather than in very concentrated amounts to the richest people in society."
basicincome  economics  politics  welfare 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain | Guardian
"At its core is a message from the state to the individual, saying ‘we actually give a damn about you and we’ll treat you with respect’."
economy  welfare  scotland  basicincome  politics  news  handwringingLeftyGuardianistasFTW 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You? | POLITICO Magazine
The wheel turns. "This time there is a world of busy fanatics excited by the prospect of a planet with more [nuclear] bombs—people who have already demonstrated the desire to slaughter many thousands of people in an instant, and are zealously pursuing ever more deadly means to do so."
coldwardinosaur  fuckwits  drumpf  politics  putinonthereich 
january 2017 by gominokouhai
Scotland Threatens to Leave U.K. If Forced Out of Single Market | Bloomberg
That will go down well with the sassenachs. [Aside: "sassy nachos" according to autocorrect.] In b4 "but what's your plan B/C/D/E/F".
scotland  politics  uk  Brexit  europe 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Kate Bush, Theresa May and the trouble with political partisanship | The Conversation
c.f. also Orson Scott Card, Tom Cruise, Peter F Hamilton, Eddie Izzard, OH JOHN RINGO NO, Spike Milligan, Russell Brand, Roman Polanski
psephology  politics  society  homophobia  scifi  indyref  acting  movies  art 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
VPNs, Encrypted Messaging, Private Browsing | The Mary Sue
For no particular reason, just in case it ever becomes useful one day. January 20th, 2017 is a day.
activism  drumpf  politics  crypto  computing 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
No one can stop President Trump from using nuclear weapons. That’s by design. - The Washington Post
"The only sure way to keep President Trump from launching a nuclear attack, under the system we’ve had in place since the early Cold War, would have been to elect someone else."
nuclearpower  politics  fuckwits  news  drumpf  fuck  oops 
december 2016 by gominokouhai
Euro 2016 England Fans Chant About Brexit At Violent Clashes In Marseille
This is what we look like to the rest of the world. And oddly enough, it's us who get to decide whether or not we can continue to be part of their club. Thank fuck we haven't given the rest of the EU a vote in the referendum. We'd all be exiled to some draughty archipelago somewhere off in the North Atlantic before you could say "rule Britannia".
britishness  Brexit  europe  fuckwits  news  politics 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Born to drool « Wee Ginger Dug
This is what we look like to the rest of the world.
"The existence of the monarchy at the apex of the class system is what justifies the entire class system and which allows balloons like Boris Johnson and Davie Cameron to imagine that they have an entitlement to rule over us. We have an etonianocracy because of the monarchy. It’s the monarchy which provides the justification for the democratic obscenity which is the House of Lords.[...] The monarchy symbolises that the UK is founded upon the privilege of the few and the entitlement of the rich. This is a country in which unfairness is a foundation of the constitution."
republicanism  britishness  equality  inequality  poverty  politics  uk 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Sparks of the Meltdown | Talking Points Memo
"locked in for a ride with an emotionally unstable man whose personal insecurities and instinctive racism now seem only to be accelerating"
drumpf  fuckwits  usa  politics 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
The stunning truth that explains the rise of the far-right in Britain | The Washington Post
"[Brexit is] the economic equivalent of quitting your job because you think you can get it back minus all the parts you don't like".
politics  economics  bloodytories  Brexit  britishness  europe  uk  economy  fuckwits  dataisbeautiful 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Tory MP's attempt to block police investigation into election fraud allegations fails | Indy
Of course we all know they bought the election. It's what they do. “The consequences of a conviction would be [...] the potential for election results being declared void.” The schadenfreude would be exquisite, but all it would do is return them again with a bigger majority. There's a better way.
news  politics  bloodytories  lies  fuckwits 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
miss_s_b | Lying Politicians and Common Knowledge
Good stuff here from the Yorksher Gob. Some good commentary below the fold, too.
natureoftruth  politics  lies 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Just What Were Donald Trump's Ties to the Mob? - POLITICO Magazine
Any story involving a potential president of the United States and someone called "'Fat Tony' Salerno": cause for alarm.
usa  politics  fuckwits  drumpf  crime 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants | NYT
"What's happening right now is the nation-state is losing its grip". I've been waiting for this for years. Now that it's happening, of course, the Americans are in charge of it.
europe  usa  politics  economics  law  internet  livinginthefuture 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Duncan Smith says what most Brexiters think: economic harm is a price worth paying
"Duncan Smith has offered an insight into the mindset of a true ideologue". As if he wasn't terrifying enough already.
europe  Brexit  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories 
june 2016 by gominokouhai
Fear and fascination with a basic income | SWI swissinfo.ch
"an elderly party member[...] was worried about losing her cleaning lady" if she had UBI.
basicincome  politics  economy  activism  europe 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
Sting of Myself - The New Yorker
How it works in US politics. "The Watergate burglars look good compared to these guys[...] These guys can’t even figure out how to use an Internet browser, let alone conduct an undercover operation".
activism  journalism  fuckwits  tech  politics  usa  bloodytories 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
What's the EU ever done for us? | YouTube #fb
Worth five minutes, although the conclusion is weak.
europe  politics  bloodytories  news 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
They Got His Number | Talking Points Memo
"Getting hit on this gets him mad - mad and undisciplined". And how the cracks begin to show.
drumpf  fuckwits  usa  politics  news  incrediblyobscurereference  sexism 
may 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Macwhirter: Shame on the SNP for choosing to park its conscience (From Herald Scotland)
I am not remotely surprised by this, just disappointed. It happened to the Lib Dems and now it's happening, in slightly less car-crash fashion, to the SNP. It will happen any time a party becomes mainstream and/or gets a sniff at the corridors of power. Radicalism is about pushing the envelope: it seems we need to start pushing a little harder again.
news  politics  opinion  activism  northofwatford 
april 2016 by gominokouhai
Think IDS's resignation is a masterstroke? Sadly, he's not that clever | The Staggers
"[IDS] spent five years in the Cabinet not resigning over cuts to disabled people's payments that did happen, before resigning over that one that won't happen".
news  politics  fuckwits  welfare  bloodytories 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Iain Duncan Smith quits over planned disability benefit changes - BBC News
IDS, who has made a career out of murdering people for money, claims to have grown a conscience. Literally no one believes him.
politics  news  disability  dwp  hardesthit  fuckwits  bloodytories 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Now Canada is trying a basic income, Britain can ignore it no longer | Indy
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
basicincome  news  politics  economics 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Andy Burnham's pro-ID Cards letter in The Guardian - Spy Blog
From 2006. <em>That</em> Andy Burnham. The wretched little weasel has prior form.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  identity  surveillance 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Rachel Maddow: Donald Trump chose to visit cities with recent racial unrest | Graun
The violence at these rallies is no accident. “This is the work of an American presidential candidate who deliberately made this happen. And the Republican party is going to nominate this man for president.”
news  politics  fuckwits  usa  drumpf  grauniad 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Terrifyingly, according to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS | The Independent
"The NHS Reinstatement Bill[...] would 'renationalise' the NHS and restore it to its original remit[...] And when the government eventually opposes it then they will reveal their true colours - that they do not care about our NHS."

They didn't have to. Labour didn't bother to turn out for it.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  health 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
What ISIS Really Wants - The Atlantic
Fascinating, engaging piece, challenging a lot of preconceptions. "[W]e tend to see jihadism as monolithic, and to apply the logic of al‑Qaeda to an organization that has decisively eclipsed it [...] much of what the group does looks nonsensical except in light of a sincere, carefully considered commitment to returning civilization to a seventh-century legal environment, and ultimately to bringing about the apocalypse."
religion  terrorism  politics  fuckwits  news 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
David Cameron duped newspapers with generic ‘love letters’ | Yorkshire Post
Pathetic PR sop to the regions in order to avoid doing anything that might constitute 'government'. Not even good PR: the letter was "formulaic" and "lacked empathy". The Yorkshire Post is a Tory newspaper.
propaganda  news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  northofwatford  uk 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
British people stopped believing in the benefits system due to Tony Blair, researchers claim | Indy
"The exact moment at which the British public lost faith in the benefits system" bastard red tories
politics  news  welfare  welfarereform  bloodytories  blairism 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Medical Examiner Says Ex-Kremlin Press Minister Died Of 'Blunt Force' To Head | Radio Free Europe
How odd. Not SMERSH's usual style. No microchip-controlled monkies firing poison darts from quadcopters. Not even one terrifying blank-faced assassin with a single deadly gimmick. No blonde pouting temptress inna mink bolero and little else. Just blunt force trauma to the head and neck. No artistry any more. I don't know what the world's coming to.
news  politics  russia  coldwardinosaur  putinonthereich  espionage 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Never Mind Trump. The Internet Wants to Watch What’s Behind Him | WIRED
Somebody forgot either a) to deactivate a certain Chrome extension before posting copy or b) pajh's Rules for Life #11.
silly  journalism  politics  news  usa  internet  fuckwits  meme  drumpf 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Cannabis legalisation in UK 'would raise £1bn a year in taxes' | Indy
"[...]a rational policy must pragmatically manage the reality of use as it currently exists, rather than attempt to eradicate it using punitive enforcement".
drugs  prohibition  law  politics  news  uk 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Basic income on the doorstep - Basic Income UK
Some great arguments here. Please take note of the last paragraph.
basicincome  politics  welfare  activism  petition 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Vacuum your Villages! | Bella Caledonia
"This is the most abhorrent, patronising, feudalistic, impoverishing, dire shite I have ever experienced[...] If you worried that Osborne and Iain Duncan Smith’s benefits changes took us back to Victorian Britain, be reassured it’s the Middle Ages they’re aiming for."
news  politics  bloodytories  despicabletoadying  independence 
march 2016 by gominokouhai
Donald Trump is not a joke: A warning to Americans from an Italian who survived Berlusconi - Quartz
"Like Trump, Berlusconi consistently seemed too absurd to be true[...] People didn’t take him or what he said seriously. Then one day we woke up to find our government overrun by criminals, our economy destroyed, and our cultural mores perverted to the extent that the objectification of women was commonplace. There was no more laughing left to do."

See also: Boris
news  politics  fuckwits  journalism  drumpf 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Anthony Hilton: Stay or go - the lack of solid facts means it’s all a leap of faith | Evening Standard
"I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. 'That’s easy,' he replied. 'When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.'" Thoughtful article with a deeply depressing conclusion.
news  politics  europe  Brexit  bloodytories 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Hunt 'misrepresented' data on 7-day NHS - BBC News
A merry game: count all the different long-winded euphemisms for "lied"
news  politics  health  bloodytories 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Scalia’s Death Prompts Dow to Settle Suits for $835 Million | Big Law Business
Nothing about this that doesn't stink. And nothing about this that wouldn't be better if you were Supreme Court Justice.
news  politics  law  usa  incrediblyobscurereference  globalism 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
The establishment media just went into full panic mode over Corbyn's victory at PMQs | The Canary
Corbyn's quiet dignity against the bun-throwing children across the aisle is all very well, but it's not going to win him any more headlines, much less any more votes. In the meantime, thank Cthulhu for an iota of responsible journalism.
news  politics  fuckwits  bloodytories  journalism 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
Give Everyone Money ¦ Gawker
Universal Basic Income: it's really not that complex
basicincome  economics  politics  socialism  opinion 
february 2016 by gominokouhai
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