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TUC takes leave of the planet

Your intellectual insights never cease to amaze me. Would you define Alan Greenspan as some senile Trot and I assume you know what he wrote about the Iraq - oil connection? As for lithium, it powers your mobile, laptop and starts your cars. Demand is skyrocketing... When you come up with a better more credible theory for the cause of recent wars, I'll be glad to know. ... In reply to: John Rentoul ... Look forward to the banners at the next Start the War Again march: "All About Lithium" ... ...

Personality disorders: One of the most controversial & misunderstood areas of mental health

The never-ending promotion of an authoritarian psychiatric agenda just goes on, and too often unchallenged. We are human beings with different strengths and weaknesses. By diagnosing an ever wider section of the population with new-fangled labels, we evade the real social and environmental causes of so much distress. One need only have minor bodily imperfections to feel totally alienated in our image-obsessed society. Worse we seem fixated with superficial smarm skills. While a very tiny fraction of the...

Google chief lambasts the UK for its technophobic 'luvvie' culture

But the UK only produces 60% of its food, 25% of its vehicles and very few of its electronic goods. More important most of the manufactured goods we produce are as unnecessary as the frivolous banking and entertainment services we provide, Pharmaceuticals and Arms (no wonder the NHS wants to persuade everyone to take statins and antidepressants). People need food, clean water, housing, farm machinery, vehicles, functional household appliances. How many of these practical good does the UK produce? Top car...

Gaddafi 'losing grip on reality'

Dear Tony, It was so nice to do business with you in 2007. However, it appears your successor has struck an oil supply deal with those Benghazi rebels, my villas are under siege and my Swiss bank accounts have been blocked. I was just wondering if you could persuade your mate Silvio Berlusconi to let me set up tent in Lampedusa, where I intend to work as a human rights lawyer for all the North Africans there seeking asylum in mainland Europe. Yours, Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi ... ...

Food aid reaches only one in five of Somalia's starving - Africa, World - The Independent

Every day in central London I encounter wage-earning charity awareness raisers. Some may be students trying to subsidise their education, but others are just recent immigrants taking whatever jobs are on offer. They could be handing out leaflets advertising a new casino or promoting a charity claiming to help starving Somalis, but they really don't care. They just use their charm to persuade us to part with our money. And where is that money going? Who is it really helping? The CEO's of NGOs who love to...

Libyan rebels capture oil hub Brega

Don't believe anything until it is officially denied. ... In reply to: Nick Smith ... It amuses me to see the attitudes and mentality of some of the posters on here. Klingon is especially hilarious, I knew some people where gullible, but I had no idea they accepted mainstream media as irrefutable truth. ... ...

Gordon Brown: Europe is still burying its head in the sand

Gordon Brown betrayed his prudent and thrifty ancestors by letting bankers and multinationals stimulate the UK economy with unsustainable financial, media and entertainment services making the country totally dependent on global trade. When the US Dollar collapses, run for the hills. Much of urban UK will descend into warring ganglands with burnt-out betting and mobile phone shops. ... ...

Norway's atrocity: the mental tunnel

Your distinction between right and left is very outdated. I would rather contrast authoritarianism with libertarianism, corporate control with democracy, politically correct ideas with freedom of thought and expression, sustainability with over-reliance on technology with predictable side effects, self-sufficiency with dependence on remote multinationals and individual responsibility with submission to psychiatry. However, as interesting as these topics are and as unsustainable as globalisation may...

Fertility doctors attack 'unethical'

Yep let's combine two evils, gambling and baby factories. Yet the pseudo-progressive left, manipulated by big biotech, no longer considers these evils at all. Since when has infertility been a life-threatening disease? Why is it so hard to adopt with around 60,000 children in care in England alone and thousands more growing up in loveless single-parent households? Why should we risk greater chance of birth defects and unsustainable multiple births, just so a woman or couple can overcome a sense of...

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