I was so glad to read a great article today. I don't get many people agreeing with some of my views, but it did.

I currently believe that people's obsession with making ever-increasing kinds of behaviour 'unacceptable' is simply creating a more Right-wing society. Another thing that is helping the Right-wing is the constant effort to accuse senior people in law, science etc...
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Nations are like religions and corporations. Their biggest 'contribution' to our lives is to allow us to disregard our own moral compasses and let terrible things happen. Everything becomes 'someone else's problem'.

Nations are simply the wrong mechanism for preventing climate change, financial meltdowns, refugee crises and much more. And - most currently - Western nations are completely playing into ISIS's hands by failing to...
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I loved being at Carpenter Brut's synthwave gig in London last night (Camden Underworld). Their finale cover version of the Flashdance movie's classic song 'Maniac' still has me pumped! See below for videos of last night and the original.

But did you know Maniac was originally written with horror in mind? http://artcityrecords.com/4-songs-with-bizarre-inspirations-and-origins/ says:

Song creator Michael Sembello was enamored with...
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From pop videos to politics, the messages is a mixed nonsense of something different and utterly conventional.

The reason why all of this stuff (from sexy music to angry politics) will seem so dated in 20 years is that all of it has the fingerprints of boring establishment all over it.

Anyone getting excited about that stuff is the social equivalent of a fart. Odorous...
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If the two images below are metaphors for ways that cultures can be 'diverse', with each person being a ball (!), is it wrong that I prefer the first one?

Here in the UK there's a lot of pressure for Muslims to integrate and for people to blend in and become one big homogenous bunch etc. I worry that people aren't thinking enough aboutt...
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I'm sure I'd like this article (by a Dr) on equality/diversity in boardgaming. But I can't get past the angry tone. And it doesn't sound like any sociology I've studied:

http://meeplelikeus.co.uk/busting-myths-around-sociological-accessibility/

A lot of left-wing and 'liberal left' people (I consider myself one) are starting to embrace attitudes that I normally associate with their political enemies.

(To clarify. I mean liberal in the pleasant philosophical sense i.e. letting people be able to express and do what they want to do (within reason). Not in the neo-conservative market-oriented sense of letting rich people get what they...
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'THE THREAT OF SURVEILLANCE COINCIDES WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF SELF-BRANDING'

That's the nightmare of the web.

This is an amazing article about the celebrity mind-trap, how social media turns you into an observed person etc

http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/hi-haters/

Some random segments:

"Every time you tag anything or respond to anything or link to anything, youre informing on your friends.

"Britney Spears' meltdown...
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2nd blog today. Here's a link to the whole Alan Partridge Christmas Special, for anyone who wants to keep the Christmas spirit going and enjoy some quality cheesy 1995 British humour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA3uHlxqIJ8
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bixton:
Woa that a was a neat little article. Thank you for that <3
venom:
I'm not necessarily tying to "help" animals. At one point when i had my own house and the property to do so I definitely was. But right now its just a matter of my personal animals, who have already been consolidated.
I understand what you are saying, however I am not trying to save any animals, just keep the ones i still have! hah