April 30, 2008

Video Nicey

The Times' Comment Central is using a picture (well a graph actually) to say more than a thousand words about the stupidity of trying to equate the violent fantasy world of video games with real world violence. Now excuse me while I get out my chain saw, I think I saw a demonic hell hound hagging around number 6 down the road.

April 29, 2008

Gordon Brown: out of his mind on skunk

What exactly has Gordon Brown been smoking? Its certainly a lot stronger than even the finest hydroponically grown Skunk if he thinks that any variety of Cannabis is 'lethal'. Hundreds of thousands of people regularly take it I don't think that I have ever heard about anybody anywhere ever dieing from a cannabis overdose. Cannabis is not 'lethal', it is barely even dangerous.

Gordon wants to send a message by reclassifying Cannabis (against the advice he is being given about its lack of harm). He has already sent a message, he did it on television. Sending messages is what television is for, not the statute books. The statute books are there for laws in order to protect people, not to be filled up with messages from politicians. Or at least they were until Labour came to govern by surfing on a tidal wave of legislative Diarrhea originating in such messages.

For a very small number of people smoking pot can cause mental health issues such as schizophrenia, this has been know for ages. The more THC the higher the risk, if you already have the genetic disposition to be effected this way. Also when smoked tar from the smoke, like with tobacco, can give you an increased chance of getting cancer, but not if you consume it in other forms. On the other hand there are compounds in Cannabis (Cannaboids) that are positively beneficial to health. Cannabis may currently be being bred for THC (which gets you high) content rather than Cannaboids (which make you healthy) but the reason for that is very simple, because it is illegal!

The dealers business model is to get as many people as high as possible, to maximise their profit, with as small a stock of the drug as possible, to minimise their risk. This means only supplying the strongest drug they can get their hands on. It is an entirely rational strategy entirely due the fact that their business is illegal. Where it not illegal there would be other niches available rather than this race for the strongest. Mellower highs, or healthier options with more Cannaboids, maybe specialist brands like Fair Trade ganga, organic pot, and small specialist farmers trading on their superior quality in the same way that wine growers do. This would be far better than the current situation that forces everybody to resort to the guzzling strongest tramp special, since it is all that is on offer.

Prohibition has not worked against any drug, ever. If he really wanted to improve the situation Brown wouldn't be trying to increase the penalties on Cannabis, he would be legalising it.

Commies for Christ

Just spotted a little argument from a few days ago on Dizzy Thinks. Dizzy points out that the Arsebishop of Canterbury is a 70s throwback, while some commentators retort that he is just advocating good Christian thinking. The thing is that they are both right. It is heading towards Communism and it is also good Christian practice following the actions of the Apostles, because the Apostles where Communists. This might not seem to fit with the rabidly Christian and rabidly anti-Communist Religious Right in the United States of America but when did they let the facts get in the way of a good televangelism marketing angle? If you don't believe me then just take a look through what the Bible says.

All that believed were together, and had all things in common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

(Acts 2:44-45)

or this passage:

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

(Acts 4:32-35)

Which sounds very much like the communist maxim of "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need". The Apostles also followed a Communist like doctrine of what to do with those that do not want everything held in common; that they should mysteriously end up dead in order to keep everybody else afraid and compliant.

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

(Acts 5:1-11)

April 28, 2008


Looks like a Labour Mayor is being done for child porn offenses, but before revealing in the shardenfraude that a member of the party of the prudes has just got stung by some of their own legislation it is best to remember that he is only suspected. He is not guilty and will not be until proven so by a court of law, something that this Labour government singularly fails to understand. It should also be noted that the legislation he is being prosecuted classifies child porn to include 16 and 17 year olds (that is people who the law thinks perfectly capable of making up their own minds when it comes to sex) or people that look as if they could be under 18 in poses that could be construed as sexual, thought crimes. Now for the shardenfraude.

A look ahead for Jacqui Smith

Slowly Jacqui Smith woke up. It had been a long day before plotting how to use the Civil Contingencies Act, the Regulation and Reform Act or some other piece of legislation that they had said they where never going to use when it was enacted to do away with the need for the impending 2010 elections. They were going to loose these elections, the polls had been saying this for years, so the elections where a problem and had to be got rid of. She was sure that the electorate would thank them for it, the ones that counted anyway.

She had so many residences now, all bought for her by the taxpayer, that it was hard to keep track but she was sure that this was not the same one that she had gone to sleep in. She was spot lit in the middle of a large auditorium, rank upon rank of the audience stares down at her from the shadows. Her naked body was suspended and spread wide by a set of leather straps. Beneath her squatted a complicated machine built from chromed hydraulic rams supplied by black rubber hoses. Out of the corner of her eye she sees a middle aged couple approaching. They were wearing his and hers gimp suits and carrying a large object covered in a PVC cloth.
"I guess we should thank you really, we would never have meet all of these, our new friends, where it not for the UK Criminal Justice Act 2008. Since this ludicrously broad ranging legislation banned everything but the blandest state approved pornography we decided to gather some friends together for some live action fun." The man explains.
"Unfortunately denied the blessed relief of porn people have become a bit more frustrated and their tastes ... How shall I put this? ... Have become a little more interesting. You might have realised this would happen had you actually looked at the evidence rather than coming to your conclution and then commisioning the most biased people that you could find to write a report that would fit your prejudices." His wife continues. "That is why it is you that is strapped up there rather than somebody that enjoys these kind of things, and I can assure you ... you will not enjoy it."
Cheers erupted from the audience as, with a flourish, the dildo was uncovered. It was two feet long, and made of gritstone. None too gently the dildo was forced past the scabrous lesions of her cracked and fetid cunt, then the hydraulics were set to work.

The sticky sounds of mass pleasure drowned out her screams as oh so very, very, slowly the Minister was filed in half.

April 20, 2008

Religion: Social Evil

Who said the papers only ever print bad news? Well I guess it could be bad news for some people, the ones that make their living from peddling stupidity.

April 14, 2008

42 days

There are many reasons to hate the Labour government, but it is their attitude to civil liberties that make me want to take the higher echelons of the party one by one and feed them feet first through a wood chipper. The Prevention of Terrorism Acts (two of which where passed by Labour governments, and all of which weren't voted against by Labour) where draconian and unprecedented in peacetime, but they where absolutely nothing compared to what this Labour government has done.

The government claims, of course, that these are only temporary measures because of our uniquely dangerous predicament.


Temporary measures have a habit of becoming permenant. Income tax was originally a temporary measure brought in to pay for the wars against Napoleon. The Prevention of Terrorism Acts that extended the period that people could be held without charge to 48 hours was a temporary measure brought in to deal with the IRA at the hight of The Troubles. Both turned out to be less than temporary. Income Tax was briefly ditched but then brought back because the state had become addicted to the extra revenue that it brought. The Prevention of Terrorism Acts where waved through every year when they came up for renewal.

We are not in a uniquely dangerous time for terrorism, if anything there is currently very little terrorism at the moment. We do not have an organised and relentless bombing campaign going on. We do not have assassination attempts against the government (unfortunately). There are not militant groups trying to dictate government policy through harassment and riots. There are a few Muslim fanatics trying to find a quick route to paradise but they are not in the same league as the IRA. It is also a little strange that this terrifying terrorist menace that we all should to fear never actually gets named as who they are, Muslims.

Given the fact that there is still two years left before Labour are thrown out I would not only expect that if enacted this bill will have no problems with being renewed, but that the period of detention will probably be extended as well. It was a maximum of two days that people could be held without charge when Labour gained power in 1997, it is now 28 days and will soon be 42 days.

They also claim that everything will be all right because if anybody is held for more than 28 days then parliament will get to debate it. However they get to debate it at some time within the next 30 days, by which time the suspect will either have been charged or released anyway. Do they really think people are that stupid? Possibly, they did get into power in the first place.