And news just in: St. Lucia has just reported that absolutely no-one has been shot for at least 24 hours. Local police are completely baffled and will be investigating at some point…whilst local members of government will convene a committee and 17 sub-committees to try and resolve the issue…with a date penciled in…sometime in 2015…!
Typically of the media, and it's financial need to appeal to the lowest common denominator amongst the populous...we are deluged in stories that really have no business being in the domain of a truly empathetic society. Yep, here comes Kanye again, dragging himself out from under the fat arse of the social whore he chose to represent the true values he apparently claims. Frankly, even as a musician, I have no interest in the Grammy awards or any other awards come to that. These award ceremonies Read more [...]
As I talked about, in a piece called Tribal Instincts, we sadly live in a world where the majority of people are happiest dividing themselves into groups. For centuries, people have divided by religion, politics, colour, gender, creed, sports teams and nation etc. Of course, some look for that elusive "peace and goodwill to all", but it's like the best philosophy...no use at all, unless everyone shares the dream. One of the most ridiculous of these devices that divide us, is colour. Something Read more [...]
I'm a proud Englishman...but have to admit to experiencing chills up my spine, not only at the amazing voice of Beyonce (even though it turns out she was miming), but also at a President who so openly stands for the rights of all. We have a lot of idiots in society, but to the copious numbers of discriminating and homophobic people, and those who don't believe in climate change etc, Obama just pissed on your bonfire! Read more [...]
Once a year, the Queen of England lists her names of those people "honoured" in terms of their personal achievements or service to the British Empire or it's territories. "Candidates are identified by public or private bodies, by government departments or are nominated by members of the public. Depending on their roles, those people selected by committee are submitted either to the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, or Secretary of State for Defence for Read more [...]
In India, the land that brought us the Kama Sutra and great curry dishes...things have recently warmed up. And yet, not for either of those two afore-mentioned inventions! By the way…for real “hot” sex…I never found the two to combine terribly well…unless of course you’re particularly adventurous…and in case you do try, it’s always advisable to keep a fire extinguisher close at hand! Indian women have always suffered a huge social pressure. This is a country where virginity is Read more [...]
Currently the leading Republican candidate for the Senate seat of Missouri, and backed by the Tea Party, Mr. Todd Akin is an anti-abortionist. When asked in an interview today on TV if "he would like abortion to be banned even if a pregnancy was the result of rape?", he actually answered... "It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." Oh, well that's great! And there Read more [...]