Friday, December 30, 2011

Eye On The World: Why do the left hate so much?

Eye On The World: Why do the left hate so much?

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Why do the left hate so much?

With the dawn of the New Year only hours away, British state secrets from 30 years ago have been released into the public domain and something strange has been revealed. That the loathing that the left have for the former British Prime-minister Margaret Thatcher has been based on lies.

For those of you not in the know Margaret Thatcher was the British PM from 1979 to 1990. Yet while she was the most successful British PM in living history, After years of Character assassination by the left she is actually reviled by nearly everybody. (Even people who weren't even born when she was in power are taught in Schools, yes Schools that she ruined the country)

So what lies did the left invent in which to demonize the most successful British PM who kept the left out of power for nearly 20 years. Well for a start they claim she ruined British industry, yet and a big yet the country was in a far better state in 1990 than in 1979. For those who might disagree, i remember the strikes of the 70s which earned the UK, the nickname; 'The sickman of Europe'. You know that sickman where the country was held to ransom by the unions, Powercuts, 3 day weeks, food shortages, where Unions actually went on strike if they didn't receive chocolate biscuits at their meetings. Take for example the British Motor industry which was nationalised by Labour and run by the Unions. If you worked at BL you had a job for life. You could not be sacked, which is why they built crap cars, which nobody bought. I mean who the hell designs, builds and sells a car which has a square steering wheel?. Maggie took on the Unions and won, that meant, the dead got buried, rubbish got taken away, the lights stayed on and the shops didn't have food shortages.

Then they invented the lie that she allowed the Falklands to be captured so as to get re-elected. The icing on their cake being she had the Belgrano sunk as it was sailing away from the Falklands. Well,what do you know. It transpires that the Belgrano was actually sailing towards the Falklands when it was sunk. But here, why let the truth stop you from telling lies.

How about how she refused to talk to the IRA. Wrong she did.

But the latest bitch by the left is she thought about arming the police, no she didn't, she vetoed it. That she thought about allowing the north of England to rot, no she didn't. But that's it with the left. They lie out of their back teeth and when caught out they lie some more. Currently these leftwing arseholes are on a mission to brainwash me into thinking that Allah is my friend. Err no he f-ing isn't.

Gun owners/gun lovers PSI

This from a local gun owners' group: 

Gun lovers public service announcement: While I was in a Denver gun store today, my car was tagged on the wheel in the parking lot. The gangs do this on wheels or bumpers at gun stores, shooting ranges, gun shows etc. Later when you are parked at a restaurant, hotel, or other location that's less well guarded or under video surveillance, other gang members spot the marker and break into the car for a quick gun grab. This is so RAMPANT in San Antonio where we were for a National shoot this summer, the police chief of that county came out to brief the 400 participants of our competition. Too bad three teams had already been victimized the first day. This is the first I've heard of this in Denver. Please pass this info along to your 2nd amendment list.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mountains of Books Become Mountains

Mountains of Books Become Mountains

I thought I’d seen every type of book carving imaginable, until I ran across these jaw dropping creations by Guy Laramee. His works are so sculptural, so movingly natural in their form, they’ve really touched me. His works are inspired by a fascination with so-called progress in society: a thinking which says the book is dead, libraries are obsolete and technology is the only way of the future. His thoughts:

“One might say: so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition? And even if we could change the content of all the books on earth, would this change anything in relation to the domination of analytical knowledge over intuitive knowledge? What is it in ourselves that insists on grabbing, on casting the flow of experience into concepts?”

Carving into the discarded stacks of books, he has created fantastic, romantic landscapes which remind us that though our fascinations and the value we put on different ideas have changed, we as a species have not evolved that much.

“Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.”

See more of his beautifully meditative works at


Friday, December 2, 2011

British Library digitizes 300 years worth of newspaper archives, brings 65 million articles online

British Library digitizes 300 years worth of newspaper archives, brings 65 million articles online:

Britain's historical news junkies are in for a treat today, because the British Library has just digitized a major chunk of its newspaper archive, comprised of four million pages spanning some 300 years of headlines. With today's launch of the British Newspaper Archive, users can search and browse through a staggering 65 million articles from a range of regional UK papers, encompassing the most newsworthy events from the past few centuries. Developed in coordination with online publisher Brightsolid, the archive also allows for remote article access and download, saving researchers a trip to the British Library's newspaper depository in North London. The initiative seems similar to some we've seen from the Library of Congress in recent years, though the archive isn't completely open to the public. Users can search the site for free, but will have to pay a subscription fee to download any article as a PDF. And, expansive as the selection may be, Brightsolid and the Library are aiming to digitize a full 40 million pages over the course of the next decade.

Nevertheless, today's arrival marks an important first step for the British Library and, in a larger sense, British history -- on both individual and collective levels. "For the first time people can search for their ancestors through the pages of our newspapers wherever they are in the world at any time," Ed King, head of the library's newspaper collection, told the Telegraph. "But what's really striking is how these pages take us straight back to scenes of murders, social deprivation and church meetings from hundreds of year ago, which we no longer think about as we haven't been able to easily access articles about them." Be sure to check out the archive at the source link below, and be prepared to lose your entire afternoon in the process.

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