29 Jan 2017

Not 3 little Mt Fujis

Though graffiti is unusual in Japan and penalties aren't light, an artist known as 281Antinuke (yes that's what the name means) managed to get this up in Shibuya, Tokyo:

7 Jan 2017

Evil imitates art?

Found on the facebook site DeadState who found it via someone else etc...

As I recall the photo description from elsewhere this is US Republicans laughing about their plans to repeal the Affordable Health Care act without which thousands of their countrymen will die of entirely preventable causes:

6 Jan 2017

Surfing the internet because it's bloody hot outside

"Last year was the hottest year on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by almost 200 nations for limiting global warming, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service has said.
The data are the first of the New Year to confirm many projections that 2016 will exceed 2015 as the warmest since reliable records began in the 19th century, the Copernicus organisation said in a report."

Nothing to see here... move along... keep using dirty energy sources it makes someone rich...

"Hottest year on record recorded in Sydney."

Yes, yes, alright... They have air-con there don't they? Only a small part of the country.

Just scientists and people who hate Jesus wanting to make money, somehow.... Pay no attention.

And not necessarily connected, just unusual, from the middle of the desert:

"Alice Springs police officers swim through flood waters to rescue two stranded tourists"

Australian cops... don't have time to shoot kids with toy guns.

oh pretty...! waterfalls off Uluru. Happens once in... well, practically never... but it has happened before:

Still the most beautiful country.

So say us all:

13 Jul 2016

The Murdoch press shifts gears

As noted by The Guardian:

Rupert Murdoch, February 2003:

“We can’t back down now, where you hand over the whole of the Middle East to Saddam...I think Bush is acting very morally, very correctly, and I think he is going to go on with it... I think Tony (Blair) is being extraordinarily courageous and strong”.

The Murdoch UK press now:

“Tony Blair’s deception, negligence and naivety condemned 179 of our (British) troops — and countless Iraqis — to their deaths... Saddam Hussein’s gangster state was certainly appalling. But it posed no imminent threat to us. Bush and Blair’s assumption that they could cleanly cut the head off the snake and effortlessly transform Iraq into a peaceful liberal democracy was insane"

I knew it was insane in 2003. A lot of people did. But your oily business sold it to people who don't pay as much attention... and now there is Islamic State, and all the death from that brand around the world .

And you've changed your mind and think Trump is just terrific now?

When will you just go away Rupert? Just go away. This world is a bit too serious, and way too deadly, for the fickle whims of vile old bullies to inform undiscerning public opinion.