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Overnight: Flat Out Around the Isle of Man Racetrack


Isle Of Man

This video is hypnotizing - I couldn't stop watching it. 153 mph / 243.23 kph in a Subaru WRX STI flat out!

From YouTube:

Check out the Full Lap of the WRX STI at Isle of Man.


Saturday Links



Ukraine crisis: Moscow 'to help free European observers'

UK Helicopter in Fatal Afghan Crash

South Korea ferry disaster: All navigation crew in custody.

Thomas Piketty: The French economist US liberals love

#WarOnWomen Republican NH Lawmaker Says Women Don't Deserve Equal Pay Because They're Lazier

O'Reilly Does His Best To Downplay His Network's Hyping Of Bundy Ranch Madness

NRA Slams Anti-gun Bloomberg At Annual Meeting

Bill Maher Asks How Crazy Republicans Keep Winning Elections

Where Sea Gypsies Settle


Saturday Links



Saturday Links from The Political Carnival

Bank of England: Bankers may have to return bonuses

Oklahoma Fox station removes evolution from ‘Cosmos’ by cutting only 15 seconds

Busting the myth of France’s 35-hour workweek.

How Well Do You Know The World? Play GeoGuessr To Find Out.

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

Phoenix Residents Concerned Over Mysterious Surveillance Camera in their Neighborhood


Friday Links


Friday Links from The Political Carnival

links from The Political Carnival

Photo: Vincent Jannink/EPA via

Photos: Sochi Olympics day 13 highlights

'Significant Escalation': Tensions Flare in German-Israeli Relations

As Scotland Mulls Independence, A Stupid London Plays It Dirty

Archdiocese Closes School Due To Lack Of Funds, Then Builds Palace For Bishop

The Dark Power of Fraternities

Bob Corker Wants a Race to the Bottom for Tennessee Workers

Striking Back: Germany Considers Counterespionage Against US

The California Drought: Who Gets Water and Who’s Hung Out to Dry?

Pennsylvania ‘faith-healing’ couple sent to prison after second child dies

Indian Maidens and Waterfalls -1- (from 'Vanished Places of the Southern Appalachians)


Video Overnight Thread: The Difference Between the UK, Great Britain, and England



I've been watching a Netflix series recently called 'World Without End'.  It's very well done and represents, more or less, the early years of King Edward III's reign (1327-1377) as seen through events in the (fictional) town of 'Kingsbridge', and in London and on the battlefields of France.

I highly recommend it.

A few years back my brother sent me a link to this video which explains the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England.

Hold onto your hats ! (It's so fast you have to listen very carefully!


"Margaret Thatcher, Milk Snatcher" / The Wicked Witch is Dead



Margaret Thatcher may be a hero to Quitter Sarah, who couldn't make it through even one term as Governor of Alaska with its 731,499 people, but she was no hero to millions of her fellow countrymen and countrywomen, at least of whom (if the accounts are true) danced in the streets upon hearing of her death. Apparently 'The Wicked Witch is Dead' is a major iTunes hit at the moment I read earlier today.

This account of life in Margaret Thatcher's Britain by someone who actually lived there when she was prime minister mentions Thatcher's decision to stop the school lunch program, something she apparently was very proud of, hence the name 'Milk Snatcher'.

From the 'Red Molucca' blogpost: "Tramp the Dirt Down"

The old saw that one shouldn’t speak ill of the recently dead cannot possibly apply to controversial figures in public life. It certainly didn’t apply to President Hugo Chavez who predeceased Margaret Thatcher amidst a blizzard of abuse.

The main reason it must not preclude entering the lists amidst a wave of hagiographic sycophantic tosh of the kind that has engulfed Britain these last hours is that otherwise the hagiographers will have the field to themselves.

Every controversial divisive deadly thing that Thatcher did will be placed in soft focus, bathed in a rose-coloured light, and provide a first draft of history that will be, simply, wrong.

More here:


"Keep calm and rape them" tee shirt for sale on Amazon UK


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UPDATE: I ran a search today and it looks like these have been pulled.

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Was this intended to be some sick joke? Is the site for real? Is the tee shirt? Have I been punk'd? 

I don't think so. I Googled "UK Amazon" and did a search. The top photo is what I found, the other two links were sent to me by Twitter pal @samuelpeepses.

If it is, indeed, supposed to be "funny", then the "joke" is at the expense of women who have suffered traumatic, life-changing, devastating violence. If not, which is as unimaginable as hawking this dreck, does Amazon bother to screen their submissions? Why would they sell such an appalling tee? And profit off of it?

Nice message to send out to the kiddies, too, right Amazon?

Here are the comments posted about this vile product:

Keep Calm and Rape Them (Black) Fine Jersey T-Shirt (Apparel)

Average Customer Rating: (1.0 / 5.0)
Most Helpful First/Newest First

Are you kidding?
Customer rating 1.0/5.0
1 Mar 2013 By Andrew Banks
18 out of 18 found this helpful

Are you serious?
Customer rating 1.0/5.0
1 Mar 2013 By Anonymoosh "morgainuk"
9 out of 9 found this helpful

This has to be a joke...
Customer rating 1.0/5.0
1 Mar 2013 By Devin
8 out of 8 found this helpful

Awful unfunny product
Customer rating 1.0/5.0
1 Mar 2013 By S. Tippins "Sam"
6 out of 6 found this helpful

Customer rating 1.0/5.0
1 Mar 2013 By Pamela Watters
4 out of 4 found this helpful

Ban this
Customer rating 1.0/5.0
1 Mar 2013 By kitehkate "kate11982"
2 out of 2 found this helpful

AWFUL! CRIMINAL! Disgusting.
Customer rating 1.0/5.0
1 Mar 2013 By Steel Ranger