Inequality kills

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Inequality kills The famous ‘Boris Letter’ arrived through the letterbox of Wee Ginger Towers this morning. There was me wondering why everyone else seemed to have received it, but not me, and thinking that it might well be because the powers that be knew that the missive was destined for the bin as soon as it arrived. Or possibly as toilet paper, seeing as how that’s the new currency in the coronavirus age. Somehow it’s deeply unreassuring to be told by the… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Inequality kills

Britains Corona Banking

Source:: Bella Caledonia Britains Corona Banking TORIES RESORT TO PRINTING MONEY – LITERALLY * THE big economic news is that the UK government has decided to fund itself simply by printing money – just like Mugabe did in Zimbabwe, or in the Weimar Republic in the 1920s, or in Venezuela today.  Excuse: The Treasury’s need to pay the bills for the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Britains Corona Banking

Becoming exercised

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Becoming exercised Yeah, we know we said we weren’t going to say anything else about the COVID-19 crisis, but sometimes there’s just too much stupid going around to stay silent. A disturbing number of people appear to have interpreted the undoubted seriousness of the pandemic to mean that nobody is ever allowed to be even slightly happy […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Becoming exercised

Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Keir Starmer and when was Britain’s Golden Age?

Source:: Gerry Hassan Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Keir Starmer and when was Britain’s Golden Age? Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Keir Starmer and when was Britain’s Golden Age? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 8th 2020 Every society has a golden age – often mythical, but with some relationship to events and reality. In Britain, this is often continually referenced as World War Two, ‘the Blitz spirit’ and Dunkirk – all much in evidence in recent weeks in the face of coronavirus. Other stories are available but get less coverage and mileage. One is that of… Read the […]

Agamben Vs Zizek: How their ‘debate’ reflects the social reality of Covid-19

Source:: Bella Caledonia Agamben Vs Zizek: How their ‘debate’ reflects the social reality of Covid-19 The pandemic crisis has affected various parts of the world in different ways and degrees. While a ‘’lockdown means very different things to different sectors and classes of people’’, it does affect them all, irrespective of their political, social and economic positions. On one hand, public health physicians are concerned about the UK government’s failure to […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Agamben Vs Zizek: How their ‘debate’ reflects the social reality of Covid-19

#SingalongaVanessa

Source:: Craig Murray #SingalongaVanessa I have been sent footage of judge Vanessa Baraitser appearing in a school musical. Even though this is a remarkable survival of the scrubbing of her existence from the internet, I saw no public interest in publishing it until yesterday, when she ruled that in the interests of “open justice” the identities of Julian Assange’s partner and small children should be made public. So in the interests of “open justice”, here is Vanessa singing. In these difficult times we must… Read the full article:: Craig Murray #SingalongaVanessa

Beyond Words

Source:: Craig Murray Beyond Words Yesterday Mark Sommers QC, the extremely erudite and bookish second counsel for Julian Assange in his extradition hearing, trembled with anger in court. Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser had just made a ruling that the names of Julian Assange’s partner and young children could be published, which she stated was in the interests of “open justice”. His partner had submitted a letter in support of his Covid 19 related bail application (which Baraitser had summarily dismissed) to state he had a family… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Beyond Words

5G and tin foil hats

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug 5G and tin foil hats You can tell that the lockdown is getting to some people. Maybe it’s a displacement activity from the fear of actual death that causes some folk to fear all sorts of other weirdness instead. And so it has come to pass with an utterly bizarre conspiracy theory which is doing the rounds that the virus epidemic is caused by the roll out of 5G, and it’s going to suck all the oxygen out of the air and the real reason… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug 5G and […]

Bella and Not Another Fake Newscast

Source:: Bella Caledonia Bella and Not Another Fake Newscast It’s great to announce as part of our plans to develop our content we’re collaborating with Gerry and Paul from Not Another Fake Newscast. We’ll be working together to bring you more regular interviews and podcasts. Here’s some of their brilliant recent interviews with Peter Jukes of Byline Times, award-winning journalist Dani Garavelli, and founder […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Bella and Not Another Fake Newscast

Appeal for Scottish companies to donate unused industrial PPE

Source:: Business for Scotland Appeal for Scottish companies to donate unused industrial PPE A new appeal has been launched to ask companies in Scotland to donate unused Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Scottish NHS and other care services. Many businesses use PPE in their everyday operations but those businesses may be in lockdown and not using it. They may not be aware that the PPE they posses […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Appeal for Scottish companies to donate unused industrial PPE

Retreat

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The Howff – Songs from the Lockdown

Source:: Bella Caledonia The Howff – Songs from the Lockdown howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. How we all doing in lockdown? So the Howff is an idea where musicians and other artists who’ve lost their live gig income profile themselves here and people can support them and get some good tunes. Here’s a great new great project from Becci […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia The Howff – Songs from the Lockdown

Scotland’s position on the Labour party has never been clearer

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Scotland’s position on the Labour party has never been clearer I dislike Boris Johnson intensely. I think he’s a thoroughly contemptible human being. He’s a liar, a charlatan, a fraud, and a smirking entitled buffoon who is nowhere near as clever as he thinks he is. But I don’t wish death on him. Humiliation and political ruin, sure, but you’d have to be even more immoral than Boris Johnson to wish a slow agonising death from coronavirus on a person. If we seek to condemn him and his like, we… Read the full article:: […]

Import Your WordPress Site to WordPress.com — Including Themes and Plugins

Source:: North British Post Import Your WordPress Site to WordPress.com — Including Themes and Plugins It’s been possible to export your posts, images, and other content to an export file, and then transfer this content into another WordPress site since the early days of WordPress. Select WordPress from the list of options to import your site. This basic WordPress import moved content, but didn’t include other important stuff like themes, plugins, users, or settings. Your imported site would have the same pages, posts, and images (great!) but look and work very differently from the way… Read the full […]

The Declaration of Arbroath, and the Way Forward Now

Source:: Craig Murray The Declaration of Arbroath, and the Way Forward Now This is my first ever attempt at a podcast. The family think it is hilariously boring, like a TV lecture from the 1950’s. I try to persuade them that being hilariously inept is vital to my charm, but that makes them laugh even more. It is a day late due to technical incompetence on my part. There are a couple of weird cuts where the kittens knocked the camera over. Consensus here is that next time I should just film… Read the full article:: Craig Murray […]