Category Archives: fear

facts about domestic violence

Hmm, scribbled notes from some work-related course I did on 25th April 2006. It’s mostly men hitting women (but obviously not entirely!) Women doing it respond to anger management course Men doing it for control and therefore (often) don’t respond … Continue reading

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Racial terrorism and how it ended (well, radically decreased)

hat-tip to Sam… You have no idea what Martin Luther King did. True or False? By Hamden Rice [1] | February 26, 2014 This will be a very short diary. It will not contain any links or any scholarly references. … Continue reading

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Old goats and maturity. Genius cartoon!!!

http://www.viruscomix.com/page532.html     Of course, the goats can move up and down that cliff.  Up is really hard. Down is easy.

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Left “Unity”, “People’s” “Assembly” and the “Socialist” “Workers” “Party” – god help us all.

Initiatives without initiative. Parties without pleasure. Stale formats run by stale people with stale (i.e. no) ideas. “Leaders” grubbing about for what little ego-fodder is to be had from half-empty halls full of the usual hacks and will-have-disappeared-in-3-months newbies. A … Continue reading

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Tactic #001 – “change the subject” SWPAfSLetal

I managed not to laugh when the Leninist said – straight-faced – that there was a difference between “top-down” and “democratic socialism.” I managed not to howl with mirth when she explained that Lenin had to abolish the soviets (workers … Continue reading

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Oil Rig “safety” culture and #bullying

Juking the Stats #94.  The game is the game, you feel me? This from the Guardian – “North Sea oil culture needs to change” by Terry Macalister One offshore worker, who has spent 20 years in the industry, told the … Continue reading

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Syria, Egypt, NextHotspot. Meanwhile, the web unravels… #biodiversity #wearetoast

Well, that was breath-taking, wasn’t it?  Will Cameron resign?  According to an amusing tweet – Stop all this “will Cameron resign” blather. He wouldn’t resign if he was found in a rent boy sandwich covered in cocaine. Meanwhile though, let’s … Continue reading

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Juking the stats and juicing the SWATS

There’s some interesting stuff on SWAT teams proliferating in the United States (the Department of “Homeland Security” is dishing out money for kit to everyone, including little towns in middle of nowhere. And once you have the kit you start … Continue reading

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Climate change, Perseus and Medusa, and Martin Beck

In reverse order; The Martin Beck novel sequence is an awesome achievement (the writing of it, not the reading).  Written by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahlöö between 1964 and 1974, these ten novels, based around the activities of the Swedish murder … Continue reading

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Dilbert: Health is the war of the state-corporate nexus? #panopticon

Another awesome Dilbert cartoon “War is the Health of the State” said Randolph Bourne, talking about how war and preparations for war strengthen the state (it can impose more taxes, create more secrecy, lock up people it doesn’t like on … Continue reading

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