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Pictorial Interlude and Quote of the Day – Tyrants and their limits

Spotted in a ZeroHedge article, the image below contains a quote by Frederick Douglass and seemed quite apt for our times :

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. Frederick Douglass

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US Airways has a black man arrested for refusing to pull up his baggy trousers but allows a middle aged white man to fly wearing only stockings and panties.

Not exactly subtle is it?

US Airways seem to have got themselves into a bit of a pickle over what is deemed appropriate dress for flying :

Six days before a college football player was arrested at San Francisco International Airport in a dispute that began because he tried to board a […]

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What do you do if you have a troublesome fish hook stuck in your buttocks? Fire your gun into your appartment ceiling to attract the police of course.

Could it have been one of these little beauties I wonder?

After reading this little snippet from Frederick Police Department, I really want to know just how you get a fish hook stuck in your buttocks in your own appartment :

On today’s date at approximately 0926 hrs. OFC. Robert Pierce responded […]

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Older people who drink and smoke are now viewed as substance abusers.

The constant drip, drip, drip campaign against smokers and especially drinkers continues today with a BBC article warning older people that they should only drink 1.5 units per day or face the wrath of their GP :

Recommended safe limits for drinking alcohol by older people should be drastically cut, according to a […]

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Government borrowing continues to rise as we head to a true £1 trillion debt this financial year.

For anyone having read both the BBC and Telegraph reports of today’s government borrowing data releases they could be forgiven for wondering where on earth the title for this post comes from as our wonderful MSM paint a rather different picture.

The Telegraph headline has this :

Borrowing falls, cue the fanfare, all […]

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Birthday spankings at school – police find no wrongdoing.

Imagine the Dail Mail take on this if it was the UK and not the USA :

An elementary school principal in eastern Iowa who admitted to spanking students on their birthday has resigned.

KGAN-TV reports Washington Elementary principal Terry Eisenbarth submitted his resignation Friday night as the Mount Vernon Community Schools board was […]

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Goosestepping through Belgium – literally.

A little goose-stepping on the streets of Belgium in a manner reminiscent of May 10th 1940 : _ _

 

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Orange mobile account security is dismal at best.

I have had an interesting and frustrating several hours today trying to sort out my account with Orange.

At lunchtime today, whilst travelling between meetings I received an sms from Orange stating that my order had been despatched and was due for delivery tomorrow. As I hadn’t actually ordered anything I was somewhat perplexed […]

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Japanese scientists convert human sewage into steak.

From a pure scientific research point of view, the following article is quite ingenious but the last line goes a little too far in my opinion :

It’s being called the “poop burger”. Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces.

Somehow this feels like a […]

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Quote of the day as Germany tells the ECB to go **** itself.

Euro Scream (after Munch)

A wonderful quote of the day in the comments from this article at ZeroHedge regarding Germany’s seeming about face on the Greek rescue plan this weekend after an anonymous official suggested that the Friday agreement between Merkel and Sarkozy was now off the table again :

Teutonic twat […]

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Kevin Rudd, Australia’s former PM is looking a bit rough these days.

Telegraph readers could be forgiven for thinking that the former Australian PM Kevin Rudd has taken his election defeat rather badly after seeing the following article in the online edition this evening :

Fortunately for the ex-PM (and unfortunately for the Telegraph), the picture tagged to the Rudd article actually belongs to the article […]

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One very simple chart showing how the USA has been going down the pan since the 1970’s

The old adage of a picture speaking a thousand words is quite apt in the case of the following chart of US budget surplus/deficit as a percentage of GDP.

Apart from a couple of temporary blips, the United States has been spending more than it brings in since the early 1970’s. Currently running a […]

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Friday Humour – Blazing Saddles and The New Sheriff.

Yet more random clicking around the internet lead me to the following clip from Mel Brookes 1974 film Blazing Saddles where the town gets a new sheriff.

I can’t recall the last time I saw the film on TV but if the recent debate about the naming of the dog in the remake of […]

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Pictorial Interlude – Pictogram Movie Posters

Whilst clicking randomly, I came across the work of Viktor Hertz in the form of pictogram movie posters.

From a continuing project currently over 30 of the posters (follow the link above), my two favourites are below – simple, clever and instantly recognisable thanks to the power of pictograms :

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Russia Today and Nigel Farage give us phrase of the day “Sado Moneterism”

I find that Russia Today is always a breath of fresh air compared to the UK MSM and the following video doesn’t disappoint.

Whatever your opinion of Farage, listen to the interviewers questioning and the content of the debate played out against a background of rioting on the streets of Greece and you have […]

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