Author Archives: formerdundeeman

Why bankers are not prosecuted and the poor are

Currently reading Matt Taibbi’s book “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” which is yet another important piece of writing from this US journalist and author.  Basically he’s exploring why not a single banker went to … Continue reading

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Beaten to Death by Clowns

Amateur Night in the Big Top is a 2003 album by Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays fame.  In my mind it is brilliant.  Varied, complex music with a variety of styles including jazz, dance and eastern; cross references, reprises and Ryder … Continue reading

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Viz Magazine’s No.22 Shit Street

Back in the mid-1990s there was an issue of Viz comic that featured a miniature porcelain house of the sort that features on the back of certain magazines aimed at the more senior, doddery citizens.  The difference was that this … Continue reading

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UK: The slippery slope

Excellent comment on Craig Murray’s blog today by Mary: Day 1. Cameron promised he would scrap the Human Rights Act. Now he says it’s at the top of his list. ‘Among Mr Cameron’s first legislative priorities will be to enshrine … Continue reading

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The Deficit: Why our weakest citizens must suffer

What is this deficit we hear about continuously?  Why are we driving the weakest people in our society to suicide in order to reduce this deficit?  When was the last time someone explained to you exactly what this word and … Continue reading

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Yes Voters Were Actually Rather Brave

After the initial massive disappointment last September I began to think a little more about what was actually achieved by the Scottish independence movement.  Recently I’ve begun connecting with people on Twitter again and discussing the General Election in May. … Continue reading

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Psychopathic Cultures and Toxic Empires

Will Black’s brilliant book Psychopathic Cultures and Toxic Empires is absolutely essential reading if you want to stop being shocked every day some Establishment figure or powerful organization does something disgusting.  Of course they do terrible things – they are psychopaths. … Continue reading

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