UK to outlaw cartoons of child sexual abuse • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/28/government_outlaws_pictures/

Excellent Reg Article.

Strangely, I’m not particularly worried about this even though, as Lord McIntosh puts it in a previous related reg story.

What does it matter to the Government whether what we have in our homes for our own purposes is for sexual arousal or not? What is wrong with sexual arousal anyway? That is not a matter for Parliament or government to be concerned about.

The reason for my apparent complacency is that the British Juror has an excellent track record in this field. That’s how we struck down the censorship in the 60’s (They tried to prosecute book sellers for “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and the Jury said fuck off) and will no doubt do so again, when the first of these cases gets to court. Of course, I am annoyed by the totalitarian “thought crime” aspects of their attempt, but that has the useful benefit of illustrating just how incompetent and dangerous the bastards are and makes it easier for me to push my main message.

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Sign in to read: Science rules OK: Running societies the rational way – life – 21 May 2008 – New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/mg19826571.900-science-rules-ok-running-societies-the-rational-way.html

One of the most important articles recently published in the NS. Evidence based politics is one of the most fundamental requirements in a Democracy. Any Law implementing a policy for which there is either no evidence or contra-evidence, like the examples discussed in this article, should, in a Democracy, be automatically invalidated. If not by Governments, then by Juries.

Scien | Tom | Music Mp3 | Buy | Bose Radio | Karaoke Cds | Tickets All Concerts at Scientomogy.com

http://www.scientomogy.com/southpark_scientology.php

thanks to Rumplesmigskin for reminding me of this (in the context of discussion we had over this. As Rumple says, there are hardly any “Scifags” in Ireland (where he lives) because most potential recruits have seen this South Park episode. True or not, (and this story lends weight to his argument) I’m sure that this kind of satirical attack against the childish meme of Scientology is far more effective than physical confrontation – which runs the risk of making THEM look persecuted…

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/philbooth/How_To_Be_A_Ninja.jpg

forget all that physical training and extreme conditioning. Forget Shaolin. All you need is the right t-shirt and you’re set. Why didn’t I think of that?

On Truth & Reality: Philosophy Physics Metaphysics of Space, Wave Structure of Matter. Famous Science Art Quotes.

http://www.spaceandmotion.com/

hmmm… as I was saying
we cannot deduce ethics from reality. Deal with it!

Carbon mesh pins down universal constant | COSMOS magazine

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/node/1943

Read the comments. If they’re not a troll, they are even more fascinating than the article…

Japanese customs dish out free dope • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/27/japanese_customs_freebie/

will someone please tell me why this never happens to me!