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    Interesting links from the last few days

    by Rumbold on 18th July, 2009 at 8:26 pm    

    The Economist this week highlights how some disabled people are faring in Mexico, and why, despite it being one of the regional leaders in disabled rights, it still has a long way to go.

    Jess McCabe on the F-Word reports on the massive levels of domestic violence in Glasgow (which is no doubt fairly representative of the rest of Britain).

    Gracchi sheds a little more light on the life of Oliver Cromwell before the civil wars, a period of his life which we know too little about.

    The EU continues with the legalised theft of our money, so that it can hand it over to huge corporations like Tate and Lyle (134 million euros for producing sugar), while depriving poor Africans of money to survive. And people wonder why Eurosceptics exist.

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    1. Edna Welthorpe — on 18th July, 2009 at 8:42 pm  

      It is dreadful news that EuroFunds are squandered on the people who work in Sugar in civilized countries instead of being spent on telegenic starving picanninies and on the necessary procedures involved in buying Generak Ngugu a new LearJet.

      A lovely but semi-covered lady on PressTV just 2 minutes ago
      referred to the border between Lebanon and OCCUPIED PALESTINE.

      Consult a map and discuss.

    2. Edna Welthorpe — on 18th July, 2009 at 8:47 pm  


      General Ngugu needs a new LearJet and not a reconditioned ex-Polish Yakovlev* like those cheapies at the IMF suggested - and when they stayed in Ville Ngugu for 6 days they were easily persuaded against the Yaklev option

      *Go to Salon.com and read

    3. Clairwil — on 18th July, 2009 at 10:42 pm  

      The EU in it’s present form has done more to perpetuate poverty in Africa than any government or institution on this earth by preventing them competing in European markets. As far as I’m concerned the real racists are it’s supporters rather than it’s opponents.

    4. Amrit — on 19th July, 2009 at 12:58 am  

      What, no MJ?!

      Kidding, kidding.

      The F-Word report is bittersweet. The ‘huge volume’ may well be down to more women coming forward… hopefully the domestic abuse unit won’t let too many of them down.

    5. munir — on 19th July, 2009 at 2:18 am  

      “Jess McCabe on the F-Word reports on the massive levels of domestic violence in Glasgow (which is no doubt fairly representative of the rest of Britain).”

      Well wife beating, drunkeness thats Douglas Clark’s culture isnt it? Weve got to respect it in the name of “multiculturalism”

    6. Rumbold — on 19th July, 2009 at 9:59 am  

      Don’t be silly Munir. Douglas is the first to condemn such behaviour.

    7. Shatterface — on 19th July, 2009 at 12:22 pm  

      ‘Well wife beating, drunkeness thats Douglas Clark’s culture isnt it? Weve got to respect it in the name of “multiculturalism”’

      I Glaswegian women had their faces covered like in munir’s fantasy world, we wouldn’t see the bruises.

    8. Sean Mc — on 19th July, 2009 at 3:37 pm  

      Surely the europhobes would be more outraged at the money going to poor brown people in Africa?

    9. Edna Welthorpe — on 19th July, 2009 at 4:15 pm  

      Mr Gradgrind and his chums would suggest that the starving picanninies and their parents adopt mass homicide and cannibalism, thus reducing the problem of human pressure on available resources to manageable proportions.

      A Bangladesh with, say, a million or even three million people would be a brilliant success.

    10. Jennifer Smith — on 19th July, 2009 at 6:53 pm  

      Not our problem, ship the wholly bally lot of them back. Backward, neanderthal bloody people. No place in a civilised society and absolutely NOT OUR PROBLEM!

      Infact, you immigrants can all sod off. I’m fed up subsidising you!!!!

    11. Don — on 19th July, 2009 at 7:14 pm  


      That’s establishing a level it’s going to be difficult to climb up from.

      By and large I favour robust, civilised, rational discourse, but personal antipathy spilling into flame-wars is also fun. Unless that is all you have to say, then it is just dentrimental to the debate.

      I’m not saying personal abuse has no place in an argument, but it’s a bad starting point.

    12. Don — on 19th July, 2009 at 7:24 pm  



      I’ve started my hols and I’m feeling good, so I won’t challenge your expertise in evolution, just enjoy this.


      (Some have claimed it is a racist song, because of a slight cod-Jamaican accent. Any thoughts? Me, I don’t think so.)

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