Thursday, 25 August 2011

Alien threat would end the slump

okaaaaay ? what?

So, working with the notion that peak debt and peak oil possibly mean peak civilisation — and that there’s no World War II style economic kick coming around the corner — Paul Krugman’s decided that there might just be some logic in staging a fake alien attack on the world. You know, to get the economy going.

And if you thought that was just a non-challant remark, meanwhile — and that he’s just messing with our brains — Krugman’s referred back to his fake alien attack idea at least twice since then on his New York Times blogs.

From FT Alphaville

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

On Value

"Value" has no meaning other than in relationship to living beings. The value of a thing is always relative to a particular person, is completely personal and different in quantity for each living human—"market value" is a fiction, merely a rough guess at the average of personal values, all of which must be quantitatively different or trade would be impossible. [...] This very personal relationship, "value", has two factors for a human being: first, what he can do with a thing, its use to him… and second, what he must do to get it, its cost to him. There is an old song which asserts that "the best things in life are free". Not true! Utterly false! This was the tragic fallacy which brought on the decadence and collapse of the democracies of the twentieth century; those noble experiments failed because the people had been led to believe that they could simply vote for whatever they wanted… and get it, without toil, without sweat, without tears."

Lt. Col. Jean V. Dubois (Ret.), Page 93 - Starship Troopers

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Tits are awesome

Jeebus I feel old, turns out Frances Bean Cobain (daughter or Kurt & Courtney) just turned 18, result.

Annoying things about living in England 14,327 - Cricket

I don't understand cricket, I don't know why 2 teams would play in the same colour. I don't understand how you can play a game for 4 fcuking days and get a draw!!! 

I really really don't fcuking care that England are now the best out of the 6 or so nations that play fcuking cricket if you go by something called 20/20 rankings. I don't know what the fcuk 20/20 rankings are either.

Cricket is worse than cancer, it's like getting AIDs every time you cross the border. 

Friday, 12 August 2011

I don't know why you are confused by the riots/lootermageddon

This is really fcuking simple.

There was a protest on Saturday that got hijacked by scumbag kids, who did fcuk all at school and are now pissy that they have no opportunites despite living in a global employement hotspot, looking for an excuse to get in a fight with the police.

The equally odious Met who are quite happy to run in truncheons blazing when its 15 year olds angry about (education) taxation without representation decided 20 yeaqr old yobs with bricks are a whole different story and so 'contained' them and let them run riot in the contained area.

Having seen that you can loot as much stuff as you like and the cops will stand around doing nothing litterally every yob and vandal in London got in on the act. You might as well have said 'get your free stuff'. Also, because guns are largely banned or regulated to the point of a ban for anyone except criminals and state employees in the UK small business men, shopkeepers and the like, abandoned by the state they apparently pay because it's first duty is to protect them were unable to protect themselves and their worldly posession.

Having seen the 'lets get free stuff athon' in London Birmingham followed suit and a half arsed semi riot was mounted in Manchester too although, it was a bit quiet out to be called a proper riot if I'm honest and the Rangers fans did a much better job (to my shame) when they last popped by.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

So, you're mad about something on the internet?

People in the UK need to stop venerating the government.

(stolen from the Obnoxio the Clown Blog here, so glad he's blogging again gives me something clever to pinch and shove on rollonfriday when there is a spazfight about whether blu labour or nu labour are worse, anywhose)

People in the UK need to stop venerating the government.

The government takes your money, spends it very badly on delivering things because it's just a way of hiding transfers of wealth from you to multi-national businesses. The government takes us to wars that we have no business fighting, leading us to be responsible for the deaths of thousands or millions of innocent people on the other side of the planet. The government sticks its nose in to things which are none of its business.

All these people who seem to equate society with the government are leading us down a very dangerous path.

Lazy journalists who attack businesses for being tax efficient because that starves the government implicitly seem to feel that the government deserves to have our money for whatever fucking nonsense they want to do next.

Cheerleaders for government spending ignore the fact that most government spending is simply transferring money from you and me into the hands of Accenture, Capita, ATOS, Cap Gemini, Capita, etc.

Stop being khunts and fucking think about what you're saying for a change.