Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tough on crime

A jilted lover tooled himself up with a knife and a Vicks Sinex bottle filled with ammonia and went to the home of his girlfriend and love rival.

That's right, Carl Zanetti manufactured his own chemical weapon delivery mechanism and intentionally took a knife on his little jaunt. In any court that says premeditation.

He sprayed one of his victims in the face with the ammonia and smashed a glass panel of their front door trying to get in. One could only be glad that Zanetti failed to get in the door and dread what might have happened had he been successful.

And the reaction of South Tyneside's top Tory David Potts?

To give Zanetti a reference.

You'd be forgiven for thinking that the Tories are going soft on crime. It's also a timely reminder that even in the 21st Century those with the right social connections can still get first class treatment from the beak.

Don't let the bastards get you down eh?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Genius of evolution

If you missed it the other night, here's the first episode of Richard Dawkins' series, The Genius of Charles Darwin:

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Dystopian present

Helicopter searchlights scanning the area. Armed shock troops intimidating citizens. Arresting innocents. Taking their possessions. Accusing them of uncommitted crimes. Inciting violence. Using dodgy laws to bludgeon peaceful protest.

Well, the police in Kent are certainly making a name for themselves. Welcome to Airstrip One in the 21st Century.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

100 months to fix the planet

It's not alarmism, but a call to action, reeking with something the mainstream parties lack: an ideological desire for change for the better.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Holy cow

What a fun way to say thanks.
"by sacrificing more than 200 goats and four buffaloes"
Apparently it's okay because it's an "an age-old practice".

And these medieval fuckers have nuclear weapons.