Double Standards

Really good article reading atm

Did you know that Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect in the Arizona shooting spree that left six dead and 14 wounded, including the US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords had speculated beforehand on YoutTube whether he would be labelled a “terrorist”?. He needn’t have worried. Loughner has yet to be described in such terms by the authorities or the media. “Loner?” yes. “Extremist” yes. Terrorist? No.

Most would agree that the use of violence against civillians for political purposes is a form of terrorism. Section 802 of the USA Patrio Act, passed by a Republican Congress the month after the attacks on the World Trade Center, explicitly expanded the term “terrorism” to include domestic actions that are “dangerous to human life” and are intended to “intimidate or coerce a civillian population”, “influence the policy of a government by intimidation” or “affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping.

Isn’t the firing of a bullet into the head of an elected politicians in a public place covered by any, or all, of those criteria? Or does the suspect have to have an Arabic name to be classed as a terrorist now days?” Mehdi Husan

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This is brilliant

From this article

“I’m not entirely certain I can pinpoint the moment I first realised EastEnders isn’t a documentary. Maybe it was when Den Watts was assassinated by a bunch of daffodils. Or when he came back from the dead and then got killed again. Or when Steve Owen’s mother tried to French-kiss him on her deathbed. Or when Ricky Butcher became a speedway champion for one week. Or when Melanie Healy slept with Phil Mitchell on Christmas Day. Or when Max Branning got buried alive. Or when Janine pushed Barry off a cliff. Or when Janine got so agoraphobic she sat indoors eating dog food. Or when Janine ran over Danielle in a car. Or when Janine framed Stacey by stabbing herself on Christmas Day. Or when Janine slept with Ian Beale and then blackmailed him by threatening to tell his third wife, Laura. Or when Janine slept with Ian Beale and then blackmailed him by threatening to tell his fourth wife, Jane. Or when, while Googling a list of Janine’s crimes, I realised Beale had managed to convince four whole women to marry him.

Somewhere along the way I must have twigged that none of these people were real…

Contrary to popular opinion, EastEnders isn’t set in London, or even Britain, or even the world – it’s situated in an absurd alternate universe overseen by a malicious, tinkering God with an hilarious sense of timing”

I really hate EastEnders & most TV. Although this article is saying complaining is not worthwhile, a sort of “duh it’s not realistic” essence to it, it highlights it’s ridiculous as a tv programme. Why do people spent time watching this shit?

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My To Do List

1. A lot of direct action as always.
2. Speech and presentation tomorrow about anti-Islamic racism.
3. Essay writing on Climate Change (Due 18th)
4. Politics essay (Due 19th)
5. Revision on Contemporary Social Inequalities for Exam late Jan
6. Post application for Volunteering at the Federation of Disabled People

& At some point see my partner and have a social life

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Oh I love Wikileaks

Truth tellers

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Dear Father Christmas, St Nicholas or Santa Clause

Could I please have one or all of the following for Christmas:

End to word poverty & Discrimination.
A world were equality and true justice & freedom is rife.
A world without monetary systems, a world based on sharing resources & knowledge.
Where our youth is not taught the most important thing is money, but that the most important things are love, friendship, virtue & truth.

If none of the above are possible,  as our current system socially and culturally provokes one to crave materialist good, can I please have Kinnect for my xbox.

peace X

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