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November 2010
By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Damn, this is brilliant. All praises due to Steady Bloggin.

My boy P Mo used to have this bar back in ’02 a bit like the hook on this. It went:

“Vernacular spectacular
Crack Village back-widdabody count like Dracula”

That was my shit right there.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Holy cow, this is beautiful. Best Michael song I’ve heard in a decade.

Unsurprisingly, it’s an oldie that never got a release. Billbiard says:

According to the song’s description on Ping, “Much Too Soon” was “written at the time of ‘Thriller,'” and Jackson “always liked the song but never found the right home for it.” The ballad was written by the singer and co-produced with John McClain, the co-executor of his estate.

Anyway. Damn.

Via RWD.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

My desk has no distractions whatsoever. My distractions are my work.

Well, most the time.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I saw this at Colin’s gaff, and since he is a real live Irish person living in real live Ireland working umpteen jobs 24 hours a day, when he aays this is “one of the clearest explanations that I have seen so far regarding the pit that this country has fallen into”, one should take him seriously. I quote again:

There is a slight controversy surrounding the authenticity of this video, in regards to its origin (reputedly Taiwan) however, regardless of this, it is one of the clearest explanations that I have seen so far regarding the pit that this country has fallen into.

I particularly like the reference to the government’s ‘free cheese’ programme. This was recently introduced as a suppliment to the poor. ‘Let them eat cheese’ screamed the headlines as this was offered as a paltry ‘benefit’ the same week that it was announced that the minimum wage was to be lowered and that low income earners would also be subject to a tax hike.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Damn, that’s one big I told you so! From the Youtube description:

► European Parliament, Strasbourg – 24 November 2010
► Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, UKIP, Co-President of the EFD group;
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► Debate: European Council and Commission statements – Conclusions of the European Council meeting on economic governance (28-29 October)

Transcript:

Good morning, Mr van Rompuy,

You’ve been in office for one year and in that time the whole edifice is beginning to crumble, there’s chaos, the money’s running out – I should thank you; you should perhaps be the pin-up boy of the Eurosceptic movement.

But just look around this chamber, this morning. Just look at these faces. Look at the fear. Look at the anger. Poor old Barroso here looks like he’s seen a ghost.

They’re begining to understand that the game is up and yet in their desperation to preserve their dream, they want to remove any remaining traces of democracy from the system. And it’s pretty clear that none of you have learnt anything.

When you yourself, Mr van Rompuy, say that the euro has brought us stability. I suppose I could applaud you for having a sense of humour, but isn’t this, really, just the bunker mentality?

Your fanaticism is out in the open. You talked about the fact that it was a lie to believe that the nation state could exist in the 21st Century globalised world. Well, that may be true in the case of Belgium, who haven’t had a government for six months, but for the rest of us, right across every member state in this Union – and perhaps this is why we see the fear in the faces – increasingly people are saying, ‘We don’t want that flag. We don’t want the anthem. We don’t want this political class. We want the whole thing consigned to the dustbin of history.’

And we had the Greek tragedy earlier on this year, and now we have this situation in Ireland. Now I know that the stupidity and greed of Irish politicians has a lot to do with this. They should never ever have joined the euro. They suffered with low interest rates, a false boom and a massive bust.

But look at your response to them. What they’re being told, as their government is collapsing, is that it would be inappropriate for them to have a general election. In fact Commissioner Rehn here said they had to agree their budget first before they’d be allowed to have a general election.

Just who the hell do you think you people are?

You are very very dangerous people, indeed. Your obsession with creating this Euro state means that you’re happy to destroy democracy. You appear to be happy for millions and millions of people to be unemployed and to be poor. Untold millions must suffer so that your Euro dream can continue.

Well it won’t work. Because it’s Portugal next, with their debt levels of 325% of GDP, they’re the next ones on the list, and after that I suspect it will be Spain. And the bailout for Spain would be seven times the size of Ireland’s and at that moment all of the bailout money has gone – there won’t be anymore.

But it is even more serious than economics. Because if you rob people of their identity. If you rob them of their emocracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the Euro project is destroyed by the markets before that really happens.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

I was aware that Onsmash had fallen foul of the Feds, but I didn’t realise the extent of the online land-grab. This is pretty flipping terrifying.

From Natural News:

As part of a new expansion of government power over information, the Department of Homeland Security has begun seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains)without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous “Department of Justice” logo on the web site. See an example athttp://torrent-finder.com

Over 75 websites were seized and shut down last week, and there is no indication that the government will stop such efforts. Right now, their focus iswebsitesthat they claim “violate copyrights,” yet the torrent-finder.com website that was seized by DHS contained no copyrighted content whatsoever. It was merely a search enginewebsitethatlinkedto destinations where people could access copyrighted content.Googlealso links to copyrighted content — does that mean the feds will soon seize Google, too?

Theseseizureswere conducted on the basis of language in theDMCAlaw, which is vastly overreaching in its powers (it was passed to appease the music recording industry and the RIAA). Even so, the U.S. Senate is right now considering passing yet another law — COICA — the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/…), a new law that would give thefederal governmenteven more power to shut down websites it opposed.

Read more about COICA here:http://www.usa-anti-communist.com/w…

And here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris…

Here’s the list of 19 US Senators who voted to censorthe internetvia the COICA bill:http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20…

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com/030542_censorship_internet.html#ixzz16mVsny10

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010