Thursday, August 24, 2017

Obstrobogulous obtenebration...

What a great image and yes, it is a joke. Really funny, hilarious even...however you can tell it hurts the leftie luvvies; the smarty-pants replies on Jerry Travone's Twitter feed are quite good, some actually funny and clever: but you can tell they didn't like it; take Ed Krassenstein‏ for instance ('the lady doth protest too much, methinks'); oh he's hurting, which makes it even funnier.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Online odium II...

"Hate is hate. Online abusers must be dealt with harshly." Really? Hate is hate? No it isn't, in the same article it has their definition of hate crime, "recognised by the CPS and police, is 'any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by a hostility or prejudice'". Worth repeating: 'perceived by the victim or any other person'; yes the same crap thought crime laws bought in by New Labour are being enforced and increased by the current powers that be.

So hate isn't hate: hate is what someone thinks is hate, and that someone may have very good reasons for saying they think it is hate. So looking at a BME (oh yes) the wrong way and saying something they don't like, anything, even if it's what you you say to friends and family, or leaving a bacon sandwich outside a Mosque, could be treated the same or worse as grooming, drugging, raping and gang raping [underage] girls... actually it already is worse because the former two are prosecuted immediately (in fact the second got a death sentence) whilst the latter is ignored for 20 years.

Both Alison Saunders's (CPS director of public prosecutions) piece in the Guardian (interesting choice given it's blinkered and shrinking readership and 'antisemitic' connections) and the Guardian follow-ups refer to the 'extremist hate seen in Charlottesville', you just know they do not mean the illegally gathering armed and dangerous Antifa (ha!) thugs. (Odd how the Governor etc who - as in Berkeley, California back in February - withdrew police and security) you just know what these new powers will do and it most definitely will not be equality before the law. Imagine if I were to say that anyone who follows the Koran - which calls for the death, enslavement or prejudiced treatment of ANYONE that doesn't follow the Koran - was evil, imagine that. Who do you think would be prosecuted if a case were brought to court? A Muslim? Any Muslim? A 'victim'? Or me for saying it? It is very easy to see where this is heading and the CPS - and increasing the Police - are complicit in the emasculation of the law, the destruction of a nation and the torture and slow death of a whole ethnicity.  "All CPS Areas have a Hate Crime Coordinator who undertakes performance management, community and stakeholder engagement and the implementation of legal policy and guidance within the Area." WTF? Jesus Wept.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Overt obtuseness...

An excellent cartoon; there are many similar ones but this variation on a theme is one of the goodies, as is Branco's Socialism or Bust. Why oh why do so many grown-up otherwise sensible politicians not seem to realise? The SJWs, lefty fuckwits, wankerati and media dick-heads one can understand being biased and blinkered but when elected politicians (in UK, USA and elsewhere) say the same things - and mean it! - we should be worried.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Online oblivescence...

A changing landscape, increased 'link rot' (digital decay, careful: article is titled Error 404): "The internet is stitched together by an incalculable number of hyperlinks, but much like cells in an organism, the sources and destinations have a finite lifespan. Essentially, links can and do die." (Nick Routley on Visual Capitalist; John Bowers, Harvard LIL)

"The Million Dollar Homepage lives on as a perfect record of that wacky time in internet history – or so it seems. However, the reality is that many of the hyperlinks on the canvas are now redirects that send incoming users to other sites, while over 20% of them are simply dead."

This is more worrying than you may think, e.g. 49% of the hyperlinks in US Supreme Court decisions are now broken [Yale study, pdf], or - worse still - many of the links in blog-posts from the 12 year Owsblog archive are now unreachable too :-(

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Occidental obeliscolychny...

Out of Africa towards the occidental obeliscolychny, the western beacon. The beacon of hope, the beacon of benefits. Europe is suffering a MASSIVE influx from Africa, they are being trafficked illegally across the Mediterranean Sea by misinformed and misguided NGOs and charities.

There has always been economic migrations but this recent influx of illegals has been going on for YEARS; more recently has accelerated vastly. In Spain in 2005 an amnesty was given to illegal immigrants giving them a chance to apply for residency, which of course gave them access to the whole EU. A natural consequence of this was more illegal immigration, exactly what the Spanish were told at the time both by their opposition and others! And so it was, in 2007 Spain was demanding much higher contributions from the EU frontier control budget for its southern border. Jump to 2015: "The multinational, multicultural and multi-religious exodus is managed and exploited by militias, criminal gangs and corrupt officials in a chain that stretches from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe." and Europol. Or 2016: "The recent findings – which are the first from new efforts in Italy to monitor migration flows through North Africa – provide strong evidence of predatory behaviour by smugglers and traffickers and the kinds of enabling environments within which trafficking and associated forms of exploitation and abuse thrive." And GEFIRA, "Caught in the act: NGOs deal in migrant smuggling"..." The NGOs are known, the boats are known.

The evidence is endless and complete; the EU has been complicit and is only now realising what it has unleashed. The ludicrous allowing of millions of "refugees" from Syria etc has spread to a major mafia led taxi service (literally) to benefit-giving Europe.

On top of this we are constantly told to have fewer babies because it harms the environment whilst at the same time we are told that immigration is vital as we are not having babies. Does. Not. Compute. Anyway, very few people realise just how FUCKING HUGE Africa is. They come and will come in droves for the free houses, the streets paved with gold, the land of milk and honey; they may not even have to work for it as the welfare benefits are so generous: see map and list HERE.  

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Overly opulent...

Interesting info graphic from Jeff Desjardins over at the Money Project: The Richest People in Human History (Part 1) [Link]. Obviously visit the site and zoom the image to get all the detail. I'll look forward to subsequent parts.

Obviously (as the write-up states) this is very difficult to get equivalence with more modern or present times and depends who you ask and what conversions etc are used but it does throw up some good bits: right place, right time backing the winner was Alan Rufus who William I made the 1st Lord of Richmond - a large chunk of northern England who - by "1086 he had become one of the richest and most powerful men of England" [Wiki]; or Solomon's wealth measured in trillions. And who had heard of Jakob Fugger, the Rockefeller of the 15th & 16th centuries; the "most influential businessman of all time"?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Oncoming oneirodynia osmesis...

"An extra 68,000 teachers from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds need to be recruited to reflect England's school population, figures show. Just 13% of state-funded schools' teachers are currently from a BME background..." the BBC tells us. Now you may think 13% sounds about right, you may recall the consensus/ONS [Link] saying that England & Wales ethnicity has fallen to 86% (it was 94%+ in 1991) ...sooo, 14% non white pretty much equates to the numbers within the teacher ranks: 13%. However, the BBC goes on to say (finishing the sentence) "...compared to 27% of pupils." Let that sink in, that last bit: 27% of pupils in England's state school population are from black or minority ethic backgrounds. 27%! WTF? Of course that is the average; looking at the image you'll see it can reach 90% in some areas.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Outstanding oration III...

Sorry to be a bit behind the curve but I have been (and will be some more next week) in rural Central and South America. The Donald in outstanding form. The hour came years ago; has - at long last - the man cometh?  President Trump's "remarks" to the People of Poland last week, full text HERE; video HERE.
"This continent no longer confronts the specter of communism. But today we’re in the West, and we have to say there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. You see what’s happening out there. They are threats. We will confront them. We will win. But they are threats."..."We are confronted by another oppressive ideology - one that seeks to export terrorism and extremism all around the globe. America and Europe have suffered one terror attack after another. We’re going to get it to stop."...
..."Finally, on both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger -- one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies."
..."What we have, what we inherited from our -- and you know this better than anybody, and you see it today with this incredible group of people -- what we've inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before. And if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again. So we cannot fail." 
..."Our citizens did not win freedom together, did not survive horrors together, did not face down evil together, only to lose our freedom to a lack of pride and confidence in our values. We did not and we will not. We will never back down."
These are just snippets.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Online obluctation...

Infographic: Ransomware Makes up Small Share of Growing Malware Threat | Statista

Another ransomware attack could mean life online gets scarier (surely nothing to do BO, one hopes); the latest seems to be about causing chaos rather than extorting money: that said, causing chaos means sites that are down can't make money! [edited]. Despite two recent 'global' attacks ransomware is still below 1% of online offenders. This chart found HERE. "Malware has come a long way in the last ten years... ...the number of new malware specimen is likely to reach more than 7.4 million this year alone. Albeit this number seems to spell bad news only, the data also indicates that the malware growth rate is slowing."

More statistics at Statista

Friday, June 23, 2017

Our obsequent oblectation...

Joy and pleasure at going in the opposite direction. Happy Anniversary! Our Brexit Day. Our Independence Day...we will certainly not be alone in the world; in fact a majority believe we won't be alone in leaving the EU! "Polling found that 64% of Britons believe that one or more countries could follow in the UK’s footsteps and leave the EU. 57% of Italians, 52% of Germans and 49% of the French think the same." [Link]