“spiteful figure who is needlessly nasty to small children”
what? when did that happen?
is he talking about the thing when he told those girls that dead people don’t go to heaven?
yeah, but… it’s the daily mail. anyone who takes it seriously needs fucking lobotomising.
also i like the fact that sherlock terrifies small children. it’s fucking hilarious.
the daily mail likes to presume it speaks for the nation when really it speaks for a smaller group of gullible, repressed, borderline fanatical individuals who get all offended by the merest implication that there was a naked tit in the room on a tv show. it doesn’t matter that they didn’t see any tits, they know they were there.
racism and ableism and homophobia and outright ignorance to anything that goes on outside middle fucking england are all fine.. but an IMPLIED TIT? on the TELLY? now that’s a step too fucking far, that is.
Just remember kids! The government would rather crack down on “crime” in the form of non-aggressive “copyright violations” instead of trimming back on (or just abolishing entirely) its own “Drug War” that creates a climate perfect for hugely rampant aggression.
[M]any SOPA opponents were confused and even shocked when they learned that the very power they feared the most in that bill — the power of the U.S. Government to seize and shut down websites based solely on accusations, with no trial — is a power the U.S. Government already possesses and, obviously, is willing and able to exercise even against the world’s largest sites (they have this power thanks to the the 2008 PRO-IP Act pushed by the same industry servants in Congress behind SOPA as well as by forfeiture laws used to seize the property of accused-but-not-convicted drug dealers). This all reminded me quite a bit of the shock and outrage that arose last month over the fact that Barack Obama signed into law a bill (the NDAA) vesting him with the power to militarily detain people without charges, even though, as I pointed out the very first time I wrote about that bill, indefinite detention is already a power the US. […]
There are two points worth making about all of this:
(1) It’s wildly under-appreciated how unrestrained is the Government’s power to do what it wants, and how little effect these debates over various proposed laws have on that power. Contrary to how it was portrayed, the Obama administration’s threatened veto of the NDAA rested largely on the assertion that they did not need a law vesting them with indefinite detention powers because they already have full power to detain people without a trial. […]
That’s more or less what happened with the SOPA fight. It’s true that website-seizures-without-trials are not quite as lawless as indefinite detentions, since there are actual statutes conferring this power. But it nonetheless sends a very clear message when citizens celebrate a rare victory in denying the Government a power it seeks — the power to shut down websites without a trial — only for the Government to turn around the very next day and shut down one of the world’s largest and best-known sites. Whether intended or not, the message is unmistakable:
Congratulations, citizens, on your cute little “democracy” victory in denying us the power to shut down websites without a trial: we’re now going to shut down one of your most popular websites without a trial.
(2) The U.S. really is a society that simply no longer believes in due process: once the defining feature of American freedom that is now scorned as some sort of fringe, radical, academic doctrine. That is not hyperbole. Supporters of both political parties endorse, or at least tolerate, all manner of government punishment without so much as the pretense of a trial, based solely on government accusation: imprisonment for life, renditions to other countries, even assassinations of their fellow citizens. Simply uttering the word Terrorist, without proving it, is sufficient.And now here is Megaupload being completely destroyed — its website shuttered, its assets seized, ongoing business rendered impossible — based solely on the unproven accusation of Piracy.
yes, I like salad cream... I used to eat salad cream in cheese and tomato sandwiches, mostly I would just pour it on buttered bread or crackerbread and just eat it like that, oh sometimes, I would break crackerbread in half lengthways and dunk it in the salad cream jar. H says her dad used to do that to. H hates salad cream... she is making gagging gestures now... go away and make me coffee, H... she is saying no.... Now she is going to make me coffee anyway... allllrrriiiiiiiiiiight.
hmmm, well so far more boys than girls like salad cream, and most of them like it on sandwiches. it’s a shame marmite did the love/hate thing first - it seems to be a big divider of opinion! tell H she should make you coffee because you’re a darling who is helping me with my college work :D