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Thursday, 1 July 2010

And my nomination for the Oscars is....


Damn media bias

A Harley biker is riding by the zoo in Washington, DC when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion's cage.

Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her, under the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his Harley, runs to the cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.
Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A reporter has watched the whole event.   The reporter addressing the Harley rider says, 'Sir, that was the most gallant and brave thing I've seen a man do in my whole life.' 
The Harley rider replies, 'Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars.   I just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right.' 
The reporter says, 'Well, I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed.   I'm a journalist, and tomorrow's paper will have this story on the front page.   So, what do you do for a living and what political affiliation do you have?'

The biker replies, 'I'm a U.S. Marine and a Republican.' 
The journalist leaves.
The following morning the biker buys the paper to see news of his actions, and reads, on the front page: 



That pretty much sums up the media's approach to the news these days.

Government requests for Data

I've just been pointed to an interesting part of Google that shows by country, the number of requests for data by governments.

Have a look at the Google page if you're interested.

Clean sweep

Oh Nose.

Do your bit.

Go over HERE to let the coalition government know which laws you think should be abolished.