Results for tag: politics

JG Ballard’s daughter on her father’s prescience

Reality is now a kind of huge advertising campaign, selling television’s image of what life is about.

Published on the 20th of November, 2016 Read full post

Passenger warning

I spent a couple of days in London last week. While on a tube journey, this lovely little stealth intervention on a carriage wall caught my eye.

Published on the 18th of November, 2016 Read full post

The death of reason

Surreal and spine-chilling account of the Republican national convention by Laurie Penny.

Published on the 25th of July, 2016 Read full post - le Blog personnel de Jacques Chirac

Has French president Jacques Chirac really got a weblog? Nice effort, but something’s not quite right.
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Linked on the 9th of March, 2005 Details

DH: Gratos pour 124.000 ados.

Someone must have been wearing blinkers the day they came up with this idea at the Belgian government: in order to protect teenagers in chat rooms and forums, they will receive an electronic identity card reader on their 12th birthday. This reader, once connected to their PC, will let them authenticate as genuine teenagers™ and be protected from Joe the pervert trawling their communities pretending to be a 13-year-old.

Published on the 28th of January, 2005 Read full post

Was Ohio another Florida?

Was Ohio another Florida? Greg Palast thinks so. In his words "Kerry won...".

Linked on the 5th of November, 2004 Details