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    The beginning of the end for the web…

     Posted in Anger Level 4 & Breaking News & Censorship & Public Information & Technology & Tragedies at 16:43 on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 by Mr. Rant

    This week saw widespread blackouts on some prominent websites, including this one.

    The blackouts were in protest to the now, possibly defunct Sopa and Pipa movements chaired in the US law system. The bill had now been dropped or at least put on the backburner for now, but the Internet is changing.

    On Wednesday, the file sharing website MegaUpload was shut down by the FBI and it’s creators arrested and it’s content destroyed, the people behind the action was once again the MPA and the copyright Nazi’s.

    Now I hate people stealing my work as much as the next person but the US administration is going after the wrong people. They’re fighting the site owners, data centre’s and hosting companies and accusing them of breaking the law, when they didn’t put the content there it was the users who did.

    Yes, you can argue that they should be more proactive and stop users uploading copyrighted material but it’s not as easy as that.

    Take this website, the servers are US based so therefore we fall under their jurisdiction and have to adhere to their laws, however its developed and ran in the UK so has to adhere to the UK’s laws too, so where does it stop?

    Do we need to adhere to everything to keep everyone happy? In short, yes but that’s practically impossible.

    Just expect more sites to disappear over the next few months as the governments fight a loosing battle, and a backlash is likely to rise.

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    Your right to protest…

     Posted in Anger Level 4 & Economic Climate at 15:03 on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    In the UK we all have a right to protest, these protests much be peaceful and not cause a disturbance to people going about their daily business.  You can do it anywhere, at anytime, it’s allowed.  It is now allowed on private ground, and is not supposed to disturb the wider public, now it’s an interesting topic of conversation at present; we must ask, do we agree?

    Now I’m talking specifically about the Occupy the Stock Exchange protests in London.  I do not agree with them first and foremost, it’s pathetic that their causing a disturbance amongst honest law abiding public who may want to visit St Paul’s but are being stopped because the ‘protestors’ are too short sighted to see what they’re doing.

    I do however, agree with why they’re protesting.  It’s totally wrong that some echelons of society can get away with making money at our expense, I think most people bar the stock brokers and traders themselves would agree with that at least.

    Something needs to be done with these people who think they can disturb other people with their pathetic little protests just because, I fear they have nothing else to do.  I honestly believe that there are better ways to get your point across rather than pissing off masses of people and costing the country even more money by having to police these protests.

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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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    Outstanding Contribution – Russell Brand? Outstanding Prick…

     Posted in Anger Level 4 & Entertainment at 10:08 on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Last night (Saturday 23rd December 2010) the British Comedy Awards were held at the O2 in London and also broadcast live on Channel 4 – nothing unusual in that I hear you say, what is unusual is that the winners weren’t exactly what you’d expect.

    As ever with award ceremonies there will be winners and losers and people will be upset at who won and who didn’t but last nights awards seem to be a the biggest shock.  Most people will be aware that the winners are picked (with the exception of the People’s Choice award which is picked by the public via expensive telephone voting) by a panel of industry experts and fellow funny people, it seems they have lost their way somewhat this year.

    For a start who expected ‘Horrible Histories’ to win Best Sketch Show; even though I’ll admit it’s quite good, and who for the love of God picked Newswipe as the winner of Best Comedy Entertainment Show when the likes of Harry Hill’s TV Burp are getting better ratings and Newswipe is stuck on BBC Three late at night, but the biggest shock was yet to come.

    Outstanding? Nope.

    Outstanding? Nope.

    The Outstanding Contribution to Comedy Award was given to that lanky, offensive, flouncy haired know-it-all Russell Brand, when the likes of Peter Kay and his Lordship Stephen Fry have won it before, what were the judges thinking when they picked him?

    I can only suggest that they were either bribed or aren’t actually industry experts and they’re actually sixteen year old girls or Katy Perry.

    I think you need to pose the question whether award shows such as these are actually worthwhile when you have a comedian (using the term lightly) who is almost universally despised winning a top award, maybe it’s time the whole show was voted for by the public preferably online and for free.  It’s time to give the public back the choice after all we are the people who watch comedians, pay the license fee and support their work.   I’ve sworn that I’ll never watch the comedy awards ever again and I’ll stick by that until they realise that we won’t stand for winners who don’t deserve a top honour.

    We can only that next year the winner is more realistic or else we’ll have Lady Gaga getting an OBE for Outstanding Contribution to Fashion in next years new years honours list.

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    Kenneth Tong… Completely a Dick. (Update)

     Posted in Anger Level 4 & Twitter at 18:42 on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Well, this is turn up for the books isn’t it? Kenneth Tong has now posted a tweet saying that his managed anorexia campaign was a hoax, well that makes it all better then doesn’t it?

    No, it doesn’t.

    He states his reasons for picking an offensive and sickening topic to promote was to conduct an experiment to see if twitter can be used to garner huge publicity.  It worked but here at Rant Towers we’re still unsure as to whether to believe him or not.

    You have to think that after so much bad publicity, wouldn’t someone post something reversing their actions even if they did still believe it? Well we wouldn’t here but some people might.

    You can read his comments below.

    Kenneth Tong

    On Tuesday 11th January 2011, @MrKennethTong said:

    I think it is time for to come clean. The whole size zero thing is a hoax. It came about after an interesting discussion I had with a friend of mine. The discussion centered round whether it was possible, to go from nowhere to be a globally recognized figure within a week harnessing the power of the internet and specifically Twitter, which I have always maintained is a better medium than national TV. My friend said it wasn’t possible. I said it was. To prove him wrong, I decided as a hoax to promote via Twitter something that was universally appalling, I chose managed anorexia. I would like to make it clear, I chose the subject as a hoax as I knew it’d be appalling to men and women. The campaign has worked; I have been a Trending topic on Twitter for over a week. I am scheduled to appear on TV, the Press and Radio shows, over the course of the next week: Grazia, Telegraph, The Sun, The Sunday Times etc. Now it’s time to come clean and stop the bandwagon. My honest personal opinion on managed anorexia is it is an disgusting and illogical idea. It is a mental illness. It cannot be managed. To all the people I have offended as part of this scientific experiment, I would like to apologize to you and to show my sincerity I will making a sizeable donation to beat: the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. Furthermore, I have decided to auction my custom Apple iPod Nano watch on Ebay, the proceeds from this will be going to the charity, beat.

    Now if you don’t mind I’ll go back to actually focussing on something important and Mr. Tong you can go and crawl back under which ever rock you came from, now fuck off.

    Source: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/82t0bf

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    Kenneth Tong – Completely Wrong.

     Posted in Anger Level 4 at 15:22 on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 by Mr. Rant

    Here we go and again, Twitter is a aflame with disgust at the recent Tweets of Kenneth Tong, over the past few months the self styled playboy has been posting offensive and sickening Tweets on the social networking website focussing on his “Endorsement of managed Anorexia”.

    He’s clearly forgetting something.

    Let’s just take a moment to discuss what Anorexia actually is.  The following is an excerpt from the Merriam-Webster MedLine Plus service.


    A serious eating disorder primarily of young women in their teens and early twenties that is characterized especially by a pathological fear of weight gain leading to faulty eating patterns, malnutrition, and usually excessive weight loss

    So now we’ve summed it up, it’s pretty obvious that Anorexia is a severe mental health illness which can lead to death.  Now Mr. Tong why are you endorsing it’s use for weight loss? What exactly are you going to get out of it, except a load of publicity for about a week before you’re forgotten and we all move on to the next idiot? Mr. Tong is under the impression that encouraging young impressionable people to starve themselves is the right thing to do.  I have first hand experience of helping someone with a severe eating disorder and let me tell you this it’s not fun.  I watch someone put themselves through a horrifying ordeal on a daily basis to make themselves thin, and guess what?

    There was nothing I could do to stop them.

    So Mr. Tong before you spout you’re hateful and sickening bullshit to everyone take a moment to think about the people who have to clean up the mess people like you cause, and those who have to deal with the effects of an eating disorder on those they care about.  Grow up and come to the real world.  Alternatively keep your bullshit to yourself and don’t bother us anymore.

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