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UK government spends 2 million on TV documentaries promoting their policies

03-08-2008 19:52

The government's Orwellian-named "Central Office of Information" has been funding a series of ITV documentaries which paint their policies in a positive light. The programmes were made to look like regular documentaries, and most viewers would not have known that they were government-funded.

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Privatisation - a sorry summer for Bristol's schools

03-08-2008 19:28

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His High Imperial Holiness Obama Does Berlin

02-08-2008 13:29

While we should recognize that John McCain is a dangerous extremist and dunderhead, many have recently begun the overdue process of demystifying His High Imperial Holiness The Dali Obama in the United States. The sooner the Europeans do the same the better for all concerned.

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EDO Corp Fraud Whistleblower in US Court Battle

01-08-2008 13:46

A former EDO Corp employee in the US claims that flaws in troop protection equipment made by a newly acquired subsidiary of the company were covered up so as not to place strain on corporate relationships.

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The History of stealing ideas - an anniversary

31-07-2008 17:24

On this day the 31st of July in 1790, one Samuel Hopkins (aged 47) made a piece of history when his improved method "in the making of Pot ash and Pearl ash by a new Apparatus and Process" became the first US patent with George Washington's signature. This was a way of protecting Samuel Hopkins improvement of an Ethiopian idea which had been used globally for several hundred years. A important milestone in the history of property as theft had been passed.

"As of February 2008, the PTO has granted over 7,950,000 patents"

We now live in a world where everything from gizmo to gimmick, nicknack to genetic code is filed away under a patent or patent-pending.

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KCC youth group gets 'mosquito' buzzers taken down

30-07-2008 19:49

Kent Youth County Council reps get County Council to take down the infamous 'mosqito' buzzers on buildings that 'deter' youngsters

Sorry about report from June- delay

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World Population Day, a day to celebrate humanity and not its curbing

30-07-2008 19:40

World Population Day should focus on not merely relating population growth to underdevelopment as has been the case in population conferences. Other factors such as socio-political factors such as policy and internal conflicts should also be part of the studies on population.

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World Population Day, a day to celebrate humanity and not its curbing

30-07-2008 18:45

World Population Day tends to largely celebrate the success of demographic control and not human lives. Demographic studies should not limit itself to relating underdevelopment to an increase in population size. One must go beyond mere statistics an look at socio-political factors when analyzing poverty

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The Gary McKinnon show starts countdown to European HR court.

30-07-2008 18:12

if i needed a thumb I would thumb it at you
A long time ago in a galaxy just down memory lane a young Glaswegian Gary McKinnon made the news. 4 years later he was still making it :-

Since then he has had documentaries made about him, a support website set up for him, been to courts and even the Lords. He spoke movingly about not wanting to be sent to Gitmo. Quite sensible too.

In Gitmo no-one hears you scream.

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Donut Market Expect To Drop In London as 31,000 Met Cops get Electronic Tags

29-07-2008 14:04

This month every on duty Met cop will be under constant individual surveillance from a big brother tracking computer.

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Colombian use of Red Cross + Telesur Logo in rescue - illegal - Chavez

28-07-2008 18:59

Hugo Chavez has been broadcasting his weekly Sunday telly show almost without fail now for many years. It both gives him an opportunity to get close to his people and also get up the noses of his enemies. Yesterday's show saw him speak of Colombia's "operation Jaque" which saw Ingrid Betancourt rescued on her 2321st day of captivity and the use by Colombia of the red cross insignia of the International Red Cross society as well as the logo of the pan-American TV network "TeleSur".

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Flashback: "Wiped Off The Map" - The Rumor of the Century

28-07-2008 18:31

Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran's President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, "Israel must be wiped off the map". Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made, as the following article will prove.

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Turbulence 4: 'Who Can Save Us From the Future?'

28-07-2008 18:29

Turbulence 4
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Stalinist Spanish Civil War Artwork Vandalized on San Francisco's Embarcadero

28-07-2008 04:02

Propaganda of the deed to commemorate the beginning of the Spanish Civil War the right way...

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An Egyptian Cult - Pictures taken secretly inside Dublin Central Freemasons Hall

27-07-2008 20:03

Today Freemasons may deny that any part of their cult hearkens back to the pagan gods of the Nile. Yet in Freemasons Hall, Dublin, home of the world's second oldest Grand Lodge, the Holy Royal Arch Room contains two large sphinxes and other sculptures aping Ancient Egypt. In Philadelphia, USA, the Masonic Temple boasts 'the finest specimen of Egyptian decoration outside Egypt'. Even London's Great Eastern Hotel at Liverpool Street station has a magnificent Egyptian Temple for lodges to rent for their ritual 'nights out'.

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Community Assemblies – a revolutionary devolution?

26-07-2008 14:43

In the dulcet tones of a charging bull, Paul Scriven, leader of Sheffield Council and chief commandant of the local Liberal Democrats, ushered in a new era at Sheffield Council. The big idea is to change Area Panels, the twelve erratic local government love children that are dotted around Sheffield, into seven Community Assemblies.

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It all ends with a T-shirt - Chavez & the King of Spain hug & make up.

25-07-2008 14:50

neither of them do shut up. therein lies the twain lie of global class war
The Spanish speaking world gave the English speaking world a simple phrase to remember & as many millions did put on their mobile as a ringtone at the 17th Iberian Americas summit in 2007. Hugo Chavez speaking out of turn heckled the Spanish PM Zapatero gurgling away in fine form over how Aznar was a fascist. To which Zapatero (ZP) replied in exasperation that Aznar had been democratically elected (presumedly by the fascist half of Spain's voters). Hugo "the man" Chavez didn't stop his harrangue. Finally the King of Spain, Mr Bourbon shouted "porque no te calles" complete with upside down question and exclamation marks in the familiar form meaing "Why don't you shut up?!"

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The Shortwave Report 7/25/08 Listen Globally!

25-07-2008 00:47

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

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How low UK TV has sunk - Dennis Potter lectures the BBC

24-07-2008 00:30

Dennis Potter
Potter's disenchantment with modern television ran deep. Fifteen years on this is the first time this speech has been available to watch on the web - what a shame because it's one of the best speeches ever made at the Edinburgh Television Festival. Probably the best there will ever be judging by this year's appaulingly anodyne choice for a lecturer.
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