“In an article published on 22 July 2009 about the Oasis iTunes gig at the Roundhouse on 21 July 2009, the BBC News website wrongly suggested that Liam Gallagher stormed off stage for almost half an hour, disrupting the performance.
We accept that the suggestion in the article that the performance was interrupted was wrong and that Liam only briefly left the stage whilst his brother sang Waiting For The Rapture and Master Plan as, we are informed, is normal during their performance.
We apologise to Mr Gallagher and have agreed to pay his legal costs of bringing a complaint.”
“The only thing you should apologise for about the Gallagher brothers is smacking the wrong one first”. Mrs Feastingonroadkill.
A constant debate in the Feastingonroadkill household; who is the bigger arsehole - Liam or Noel?
“Although the Pirate Party UK provides an “interesting additional voice” to the debate, its influence is likely to remain limited, said music industry analyst Mark Mulligan, vice-president of Forrester Research. “Its problem is that many of the people who might support it aren’t old enough, or motivated enough, to vote. When you have a group of disgruntled teens against the lobbying power of the media industry, it’s difficult to see how they could shape policy.”—
Ah, the ‘media industry’ (sic). Still treating its audience with undisguised contempt and derision.
"Last year, the number of Americans with a net worth of at least $30 million dropped 24 percent, according to CapGemini and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Monthly income from stock dividends, which is concentrated among the affluent, has fallen more than 20 percent since last summer, the biggest such decline since the government began keeping records in 1959.
Bill Gates, Warren E. Buffett, the heirs to the Wal-Mart Stores fortune and the founders of Google each lost billions last year, according to Forbes magazine. In one stark example, John McAfee, an entrepreneur who founded the antivirus software company that bears his name, is now worth about $4 million, from a peak of more than $100 million. Mr. McAfee will soon auction off his last big property because he needs cash to pay his bills after having been caught off guard by the simultaneous crash in real estate and stocks.
“I had no clue,” he said, “that there would be this tandem collapse.”
Probably don’t help that Mr Feastingonroadkill and his Linux loving ilk don’t need no bloatware AV software clogging up their hard drives and CPU cycles no more…
1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.”
2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people. When an action or tactic is outside the experience of the people, the result is confusion, fear and retreat…. [and] the collapse of communication.”
3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy. Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty”
4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”
5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”
6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag. Man can sustain militant interest in any issue for only a limited time….”
8. “Keep the pressure on, with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.”
9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.”
11. “If you push a negative hard and deep enough, it will break through into its counterside… every positive has its negative.”
12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. In conflict tactics there are certain rules that [should be regarded] as universalities. One is that the opposition must be singled out as the target and ‘frozen.’…
“The danger of the future is that men may become robots. True enough, robots do not rebel. But given man’s nature, robots cannot live and remain sane, they become “Golems,” they will destroy their world and themselves because they cannot stand any longer the boredom of a meaningless life.”—Erich Fromm
“Generally speaking, art is an expression of man’s need for an harmonious and complete life, that is to say, his need for those major benefits of which a society of classes has deprived him. That is why a protest against reality, either conscious or unconscious, active or passive, optimistic or pessimistic, always forms part of a really creative piece of work. Every new tendency in art has begun with rebellion.”—Leon Trotsky
“…consider the equation progressive=state=Left. The Labour government has performed a neat Orwellian linguistic sleight of hand by adopting the term ‘radical’ to describe what it does. But British ‘radicalism’, Foucault points out, is actually an early utilitarian movement of experimental policy manipulation. Bentham was a ‘radical’. It means nothing about the transformation of society, and everything about the transformation of state apparatus. A state that endlessly modernises itself - which it does largely through importing the ‘market-like’ mechanisms referred to - is radical, but not progressive in the Leftist sense. Alternatively, if it is progressive, it is only in the Blairite sense of ‘forward not back’, change for its own sake.”—Will Davies here