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#OpCharlieHebdo vs the jihadists

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1249 days ago
Hackers affiliated to Anonymous have launched an operation (#OpCharlieHebdo) to attack jihadi web sites and social media. They have already taken down at least one French site with jihadist links and have posted the Twitter handles of the those responsible - brilliant! We all know that jihadist groups are very adept at using social media to spread their poisonous propoganda and to recruit new members. So what better way to attack them than by bringing down their web sites and social media whe...

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David Cameron - unburnable carbon!

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1250 days ago
Politicians, policy makers and scientists around the world agree that if we are to avoid catastrophic changes the average global temperature rise caused by greenhouse gas emissions should not exceed 2 °C above the average global temperature of pre-industrial times. Since most greeenhouse gas emissions come from burning fossil fuels, what does this mean for our current energey policies? New research, published in Nature, gives us the answer. The research calculates how much fossil carbon n...

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OMG I agree with a lawyer!

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1251 days ago
What's worse, an American lawyer. I even have to admit that America has got it right. The First Amendment of the US constitution enshrines into law the right to free speech and freedom of the press. In the UK (and France) we go through legal contortions to try and prevent speech that 'offends' minorities or incites certain behaviours. Who decides what is offensive and what incites? The lawyer, David Rivkin, made the argument on Radio 4's PM programme (15 January 2015) that the on...

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Not all Muslims are terrorists, but it's not just a few.

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1253 days ago
It appears following the terror attacks on France it is popular to point out that not all Muslims are terrorists and to suggest that it is intolerant to even report the religion of the killers in France because we wouldn't if they were a majority. Fuck that. Allow me to shamelessly copy paste some statistics and sources from all over the world. No, it's not all Muslim's but it's a significant number and it's more than any other faith. Wall of stats: World Public Opinion...