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    Steve Jobs dies

     Posted in Thoughts on Things... at 8:46 on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    It’s a sad day for the world of Technology, the genius and visionary Steve Jobs has died at 56.

    Steve’s skill, guidance, and incredible foresight made Apple what it is today and provided us all with products and gadgets that are his memory.

    We’d like to pass our sympathies on to his families and all that knew this incredible man.

    Rest In Peace.

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    Editorial: Rupert Murdoch (A Biography – ish)

     Posted in Anger Level 4 at 9:00 on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Rupert Murdoch is an Australian media mogul most famed for running the News International Corporation, he has amassed an empire which runs newspapers, TV stations and networks and some new media networks.

    We all know that Murdoch is a great business man, he is ruthless, cold and doesn’t think twice about stepping on other people to get what he wants.  It seems he taught his kids well.  James Murdoch has been actively running the News International business for many years and has inherited his father’s personality.

    The Murdoch’s are well known for making a bad story into a business coup, they’ve been doing it since they started.  They have power, many think too much including me.  Murdoch get’s into bed with most politicians to cement his need for power.  It’s a worrying trend, it’s only recently that people are starting to recognise this and see Rupert for what he is.

    In the UK we’re so frightened to piss him off that, we try actively not to – especially in Government.  We don’t have free speech, we have what Murdoch thinks we should be saying.  As an independent media outlet, we are not controlled by a company and we can say what we like – within reason.

    As you may be aware we cannot actively defame a person’s character but we can provide our view on them.  Murdoch for me, is what’s wrong with everything in the UK media.  It’s frightening that he harbours so much power, it’s even scarier that the politicians that run our country are scared of him.

    It’s time something changed.  Personally I’m hoping that the end of The News of The World shows Murdoch and his operating techniques for what they really are, evil, in a word.

    Let’s stop pussyfooting around and grow some balls, mainly so we can smack them in Murdoch’s face for what he’s done to the UK media.

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    NOTW to Close this Sunday (and Promptly be reborn).

     Posted in Breaking News at 18:33 on Thursday, July 7th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    This news comes as no surprise to most people, it was inevitable that something had to give, for News International to move forward, in essence to cover up their wrongdoings over the Phone Hacking scandal at which the News of The World is embroiled in.

    The News of The World has been at the forefront of tabloid media for 168 years, and it’s death this weekend, will raise a lot of smiles but also much concern.  The concern will focus on the News International and BskyB buyout/takeover and also how The News of the World will be reborn.  The media circus has long been worried over the BskyB takeover and it looks like this is another attempt by News International to soften the effect that Phone Hacking has had on the company and to make the takeover seem less agressive, and to make people feel as though this won’t happen with Sky.

    Personally I would be concerned if News International does get the go ahead to take Sky.  It’s an issue that needs to be looked at.  It’s looking as though The News of The World will be reborn this week at The Sun on Sunday, all the pointers are there, the Web Domains were bought two days ago and it looks like it’ll be gearing up for a release soon.

    It’s a shocking and despicable crime they have committed especially against grieving parents and vulnerable people.  I’d like to see it close forever and never be reborn, however, I’d also like to see Murdoch fry.  But that’s just my opinion.

    You have to ask; How many if any of the previous and current editorial staff will make it to the new paper, after all, the Chair Person, Rebekah Brookes still remains?

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    Ryan Giggs is CTD…

     Posted in Breaking News at 17:32 on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Right so after today we can name Ryan Giggs as the Premiership Footballer CTD who supposedly had an illicit affair with the Big Brother Semi-celebrity Imogen Thomas.

    Giggs had taken a super-injunction out on the media to prevent them and us from outing him as the person who took it.  We are now legally allowed to name him.  Super-injunctions are a particularly interesting topic in the UK at the moment, it seems if you have enough money and you’re a footballer you can prevent the media from reporting who you are if you’ve done something you don’t want reported.

    It seems that once it’s been outed by an MP we can say all we want about him.  It was revealed last week that CTD aka Ryan Giggs had taken legal action against Twitter to attempted to gain access to the 75,000 or more people who had named him on the social networking website.

    It will be interesting to keep abreast (ha ha) of this story in the next few weeks, lets just hope that some more MP’s out them and then we can name and shame them for what they have/haven’t/might not of done.

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    The rapture is coming…

     Posted in Bullshit & The Religion Police at 4:41 on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Hold on to your hats kids, the Rapture is coming! NOW!


    Let’s start by saying that people believing in this Rapture are severely mentally retarded and focus on something a little more important like enjoying our weekend! It’s Saturday for God’s sake, pardon the pun.  This whole story started with an American Bible basher proclaiming that the Rature was coming on 21st May 2010, let’s not forget he said the same thing in 1994 and well don’t you know it we’re all still here.

    Just enjoy your life, before you die and then relalise there is no God!

    Now if I’m wrong, I’ll repent like a bastard, and be forgiven yeah?

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    Comic Relief 2011 – Why we won’t be supporting it

     Posted in Economic Climate at 23:42 on Saturday, March 5th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    The Comic Relief charity organisation was founded in 1986 by a team of crack comedians, namely Richard Curtis and Alexander Mendis to help provide a charitable contribution in response to the famine in Ethiopia.  To date it’s raised millions towards the cause and provided similar help around the world.

    In more recent times it’s diversified it’s charitable output to help more in Britain, but the majority of the money still heads to Africa.  This is the problem we have with it.  Whilst we appreciate the need to help our fellow humans around the world there is a worsening degree of poverty in this country that must be curtailed.

    We’re in the midst of a social disaster and personally I don’t feel that sending a boat load of money abroad is conducive to stopping this terrible event.  We have a situation where we’re sending large amounts of cash abroad and not thinking about the people here who desperately need help.

    There are families in Britain today who can’t feel their children because they’ve been made unemployed or have lost their houses because they cannot pay the mortgage, it’s a serious situation and we should be thinking about those on our doorsteps.

    So what can we do?

    By all means if you’re that way inclined give money to Comic Relief, there’s still many people who need help in this world but spare a though for those in the UK who need help urgently and cannot get it.  We may well be a welfare state but in times of recession and social hardship we need to be thinking of people closer to home.

    We won’t be changing the design of the site this year, frankly we can’t be bothered and secondly we don’t think it would be right to give support to a charity where most of the money doesn’t help those in need in this so called First World Country.

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