When I saw the News Of The World headline about the Premiership footballer and the teenage prostitute my first thought was:
“Why would a decent human being with so much going for them want to get involved with somebody lives a life full of sleaze, depravity and moral turpitude.
But as I read the story I realised the girl was not much better herself.
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As the political editor of The Observer leaves her job with the quote, “I had it all but I didn’t have a life,” this article at Iain Dale’s Diary blog sums up very briefly how success can diminish our lives as the pressures of work, networking, keeping our skillset up with the bleeding edge and all the bullshit takes over.
Gaby Hinsliff has walked away from her career to get her life back. I almost doed and got mine back as an accidental but beneficial side effect of becoming disabled. I urge everybody however not to set out on tht road signposted “success” unless they are very sure they want to go where it leads.
Have We Forgotten How To Be?
From Malakeas’ idea.
Make this pledge to yourself
My name is XXXXX XXXXXXXXX and I will no longer
tolerate online stalkers.
I will not feed their fire by responding to their comments or posts except in three ways:
1. I will choose to delete their offending comment if I can
2. I will ignore their comments/posts on another blog
3. And then, I will move on.
I will not give them blogging space or another thought for there are many other people here that deserve my energy and attention.
May this blogging community regain its blogging spirit and take back this community from stalkers and claim it as their own.
If you believe this as well, then copy and post this on your blog with your user name.
That is all.
Kudos to RI Thompson for circulating this. Trolls need to be made to understand we have no duty or obligation to give a platform to their views. We are not denying their right of free speech, they can write what the hell they like on their own blogs – and not get read because they are not smart enough to learn how to generate traffic 🙂
Little Nicky Machiavelli has grown up and doesn’t play around blog.co.uk much now. These days he is working for The Daily Stirrer where today you will find some vigourous stirring on these topics:
Who Are The Fruitcakes Now
UKIP leader Nigel Farage thinks now Ukip’s policy to reduce tax on low wages has been taken up by Oxfam ans other poverty relief agencies his party is well on the way to breaking into the mainstream. Who are the fruitcakes and loonies now? he asks. Well bearing in mind the Lib Dems had the same policy years ago and it did not do a lot for them…
Extreme Right Cherish the financial crisis
Financial turmoil helps populists such as Geert Wilders; to beat them we must come clean about how we got in this mess say the authors of this article. Well OK so long as we really come clean and don’t try to hide behind politically correct eyewash.
Blogger Guido Fawkes comes clean on how he slighly exaggerated a jounalists complain that Guido had slightly exaggerated the stupidity of questions asked by the journalist about the Damien McBride / Dolly Draper smear scandal.
We’re expecting big news from the American election trail overnight. As usual Little Nicky Machiavelli will be ready to point to the really interesting stuff we do not see in the British Press. Until that story break however here are a few more local issues:
We’re all socialists now Teleraph columnist Simon heffer thinks the bank bail out has truned us into a modern version of the Soviet Union.
All Hail The Bunha Bail Out The government’s plan to rescue the economy was hatched over a takeaway curry. I’ve made better plans over takeaway curries before now, but what was on Alistair Darling’s order
Time to grasp the fiscal nettle The only way to steer the world back to reality after this crisis is to accept that just because someone says an asset is with £Xmillion, that does not mean it is actually worth anything.
The Age Of irresponsibility – When did it start asks political commentator Michael White of the era that has just crashed and burned. When Thatcher abolished legal constraints on the rich or did the irresponsibility begin before that?
And finally… a welcome bit of humour from the American election, A comic book look at McCain and Obama
An ongoing story of the American election that has ben fascinating me is the lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania attorney Philip J Berg alleging Barak Obama is inelegible to run for President. BERG – OBAMA CASE: LATEST which has also been chronicled here ( BERG vs OBAMA )
Following this story on the blogs (somehow it has missed traditional media completely – funny when you think how in the past rumours with less substance have brought down candidates) has led me to another ongoing thread, that concerning the relationship of Obama with the convicted mobster Tony Rezko. Stories of Obama’s “business” association with Rezko surfaced when the gangster was arrested on corruption charges. Now convicted on numerous counts Rezko is reported to be looking for a deal, trading information on hia former associates in the Chicago political establishment for a reduced sentence. Again it is strange that the widely rumoured favours Obama received for helping people in “the olive oil business” (if you know what I mean) are ignored by mainstream media where in past campaigns and even in the present election less substantial stories have derailed well supported candidates.
Obama must have a fairy godmother I guess.
Finally there is the Larry Sinclair affair. Former rent-boy Sinclair alleges a sex and drugs encounter with Obama in 1999.
No wonder the Democrats are getting so desperate in their efforts to focus attention on Sarah Palin’s bra size.
What I want to know is why can’t our elections be this interesting?
LINK: Clinton suddenly keen on Obama. What’s going on?
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On the first day of the Labour Party conference the boy politician Davo Milliband said the party must be more positive in talking about its successes.
One of those successes, a resounding triumph according to Labour leaders has been in reducing child poverty. Labour politicians are always banging on about it.
How ironic then that young Davo should bring up the topic of Labours successes in words addressed to delegates to the Labour conference in Manchester on the same day that a new report revealed 1 in 4 among children in the North West is living below the official poverty level.
Wonder if Davo has any thoughts on how to be positive about that.
While we are on the topic of poverty it is perhaps worth remembering that one of Labours most iconic figures from the past, Aneurin Bevan, said poverty of aspiration leads to poverty of spirit.
So there you have it. Poverty is not just about money.
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