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Revenge is my favourite Black Flag song. He/him/his.

London

2009-07-31 08:57:01

Looks like we’re not the top banana anymore. Struggling to think what could’ve caused this... https://www.ft.com/content/06d80468-3e0d-11ea-b232-000f4477fbca?utm_source=bestforbritain.org

OK so which 6.7 billion humans is she proposing we euthanise to save the planet? There’s a disturbing streak of antihumanism in some eco warriors that I find every bit as creepy as the accelerationista and frankenfood shills.

@algore @GretaThunberg Jane Goodall @ Davos: "All these [environmental] things we talk about wouldn’t be a problem if there was the size of population that there was 500 years ago.”

The world population 500 years ago is estimated btwn 420 and 540 million —  6.7 billion fewer people than today.

 @Al Gore  @Greta Thunberg Jane Goodall @ Davos: "All these [environmental] things we talk about wouldn’t be a problem if there was the size of population that there was 500 years ago.” The world population 500 years ago is estimated btwn 420 and 540 million — 6.7 billion fewer people than today.

editor: this better not be like last time kafka: it's a coming of age story editor: ok kafka: about a boy who's changed, but his family won’t accept him editor: i'm listening kafka: because he's changed into a bug editor: there we go kafka: like a real big fuckin bug

1/ This article describes absolutely industry-standard negotiation tactics with the existential horror of an inner city hipster, who thought beef comes from cows who pass peacefully in their sleep, visiting a slaughterhouse for the first time. https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-01-27/a-warning-to-johnson-from-those-who-have-face...

People are sick & tired of racists If you ask for equal treatment you’re pushy If you object to being demonised you’re shutting down free speech If you raise concerns you’re ungrateful If you don’t laugh at racist jokes you’ve no sense of humour It’s so tiring & insulting 🤷🏽‍♀️

“People are sick and tired of being called racist. If you voted for Brexit, you’re racist. If you voted for Boris, you’re racist. If you criticise Meghan, you’re racist. If you want action on grooming gangs, you’re racist. It’s so tiring and insulting”

Brendan O’Neill on Sky

“People are sick and tired of being called racist. If you voted for Brexit, you’re racist. If you voted for Boris, you’re racist. If you criticise Meghan, you’re racist. If you want action on grooming gangs, you’re racist. It’s so tiring and insulting” Brendan O’Neill on Sky

"When we edited the black girl out of a photo it was a mistake, not a conspiracy." "When we showed the wrong black guy for the Kobe story it was a mistake, not a conspiracy." We're not saying it was a conspiracy. We're asking you to consider why you keep making these mistakes.

The Holocaust is no distant memory: it happened in the life and times of many people alive today. Pledge to the Jewish community they will never again walk alone and promise that if bigotry or hatred ever arises, we will not desert them.  #HolocaustMemorialDay   #Auschwitz75

"No ifs, no buts, no qualifications, no caveats." Gordon Brown has a message to Labour supporters: the fight against antisemitism is a fight for all of us to wage.

"No ifs, no buts, no qualifications, no caveats." Gordon Brown has a message to Labour supporters: the fight against antisemitism is a fight for all of us to wage.

Puberty blockers can literally save the lives of transgender teens, new study confirms https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/01/23/puberty-blockers-decrease-suicide-mental-health-problems-trans...

A crackdown on academic freedom won't help India transform itself into a knowledge economy. Not a single university in the Times Higher Education’s global top 300 this year, for the first time since 2012. https://www.ft.com/content/15723dce-3b81-11ea-b84f-a62c46f39bc2 via  @Financial Times

Taxes affect incentives. If a business will face a higher tax rate for employing workers on Universal Credit then they will employ fewer workers on Universal Credit.

Under this policy Goldman Sachs and Google would pay less tax on their profits than Waitrose and Tesco.

EXCL: Lisa Nandy says she'd make big businesses pay for the cost of poverty wages

EXCL: Lisa Nandy says she'd make big businesses pay for the cost of poverty wages https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/lisa-nandy-says-shed-make-21365710

These mistakes... they do not need to be happening... Frequent, embarrassing and yet still occuring. Very draining.

I genuinely cannot believe that the actual BBC News at 10 just did this

I genuinely cannot believe that the actual BBC News at 10 just did this

Why do people always look at young people when a phone rings in a meeting. Lord knows millennials haven’t had their ringers on since 2010.

Thread: Len McCluskey hasn’t offered “continued dialogue” with  @Jewish Labour Movement and certainly hasn’t supported us. When it was clear his mind was closed and agenda fixed, we figured there was little point trying to explain anti-Jewish racism to a “lifelong anti-racist”  #Marr

Hoofcliffe, it’s me, it’s Cowthey—

In six words or fewer, write a story about this photo.
#sixwordstory #writingcommmunity

In six words or fewer, write a story about this photo.  #sixwordstory  #writingcommmunity

 @HM Treasury I will be donating every Brexit coin I get in 2020 to  @Refugee Action at the end of the year. I hope to raise £5 million, the face value of these coins minted. Please join me at https://facebook.com/events/s/donate-every-brexit-50p-to-ref/475624319794632/?ti=as

We often hear  #brexit economic forecasts were all wrong. Nothing has happened! The doomsters were wrong! Not right, per fascinating new paper by  @Dennis Novy et al which shows sterling crash cost h'hold £870/year - or the nation £450m a week! 1/thread https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=14176

Bill Clinton with the hair of Mikel Arteta.

Bill Clinton with the hair of Mikel Arteta.

Great to see @LewesFCMen wearing the FA Cup #PrizeGap T-shirts before today’s League match. 
Of course, we’ll be wearing ours at tomorrow’s FA Cup match, 1pm KO. 
#HeForShe #MaleAllies 
👫❤️⚽️

Great to see  @Lewes FC Men wearing the FA Cup  #PrizeGap T-shirts before today’s League match. Of course, we’ll be wearing ours at tomorrow’s FA Cup match, 1pm KO.  #HeForShe  #MaleAllies 👫❤️⚽️

An update:

50 minutes after writing these tweets, before us appeared a Reading Museum curator, like a vision, a ghost aglow with curiosity.

Join us on a journey back through time. For there is more to these penises than meets the eye.

[a Bayeux thread/a Bayeux tapestry]

An update: 50 minutes after writing these tweets, before us appeared a Reading Museum curator, like a vision, a ghost aglow with curiosity. Join us on a journey back through time. For there is more to these penises than meets the eye. [a Bayeux thread/a Bayeux tapestry]

There is a little more to it but ok

The Bayeux Tapestry features 93 penises: 5 belong to men and 88 to horses.

TFW you stayed up watching Return of the King instead of writing your policy speech to the IPPR

TFW you stayed up watching Return of the King instead of writing your policy speech to the IPPR

The viral thread quoted below is missing essential context and contains numerous errors. It does not reflect the latest evidence.  #2019nCoV Here is a new thread with the facts:

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD - the new coronavirus is a 3.8!!! How bad is that reproductive R0 value? It is thermonuclear pandemic level bad - never seen an actual virality coefficient outside of Twitter in my entire career. I’m not exaggerating... #WuhanCoronovirus #CoronavirusOutbreak

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD - the new coronavirus is a 3.8!!! How bad is that reproductive R0 value? It is thermonuclear pandemic level bad - never seen an actual virality coefficient outside of Twitter in my entire career. I’m not exaggerating...  #WuhanCoronovirus  #CoronavirusOutbreak

If Julia Hartley-Brewer was so concerned about Saddam Hussein in late 2002, she and her mates could have staged an invasion by themselves

If Simon Pegg is so concerned about income inequality, he could just insist on being paid less for his acting roles. Or he and his mates could voluntarily pay more tax.

This whole thread is excellent btw

If Julia Hartley-Brewer was so concerned about Saddam Hussein in late 2002, she and her mates could have staged an invasion by themselves

Here we see a former Conservative politician in the UK saying Julia Hartley-Brewer couldn't have removed Saddam Hussein from power by personally invading Iraq. My dream is that someday he will understand this is my point.

 @Jon Schwarz  @James Spivey The Iraqi army for one.

We condemn  @The Associated Press's racist editorial decision and send our solidarity to  @Vanessa Nakate This is an ugly metaphor for how press in the West keeps white environmentalists in the spotlight  #ClimateJustice  #TellTheTruth https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/24/whites-only-photo-uganda-climate-activist-vanessa-nakate

You can get 85% accuracy detecting breast cancer from images using trained pidgeons ( @PLOS ONE article from 2015) I guess they should have called it...  #cheeplearning http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34878151

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