Category Archives: Current Affairs

Stage Collapse At Sugarland Concert Kills 5

The country band Sugarland were due to play a show last night at the Indiana State Fair, supported by pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. The concert was to take place on a temporary stage erected at the fair ground. Bareilles had … Continue reading

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The Libyan and Iranian Reaction To The Riots Is Full Of Propaganda

This is quite funny. A spokesman for the Libyan Foreign Ministry says the riots show David Cameron has lost legitimacy and “must go”. A bit of tit-for-tat there I think, but whatever you might think of Cameron, he’s not a … Continue reading

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I Predict A Riot – Night Four

The big story in the UK at the moment is that tonight is the fourth consecutive night of serious rioting in various English cities, primarily London. It all started on Saturday night after the fatal shooting of a man named … Continue reading

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Bad News Weekend

The last two days have been full of bad news. First, and most seriously, the attacks in Norway. I heard about the bombing in Oslo when I got home from work on Friday. At the time the assumption was that … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Tackles The ‘News Of The World’ Hacking Scandal On ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart’s often very funny American comedic news show took a look at the News of the World phone-hacking scandal the other night, explaining it to US viewers. We often see Brits looking down on Americans, I suppose it’s only … Continue reading

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Today Is The Rapture, According To Nutty Christian

According to Harold Camping, today is the Rapture, which means it is the day on which true Christian believers will be taken up to heaven, while the rest of us (some 97%) will die in a massive earthquake. It is … Continue reading

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Stupid People Staying Away From Rome In Fear Of Earthquake

Thousands of people have apparently left Rome over the last few days over a fear that it will be destroyed today in a giant earthquake, according to the BBC. The quake was predicted by Raffaele Benandi, who died in 1979. … Continue reading

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The Referendum: Yes Or No To AV?

On Thursday, the UK will vote in our first referendum since the seventies. We will get to decide whether we switch our electoral system from first past the post to the alternative vote method. First Past The Post Our current … Continue reading

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Bin Laden Killed In Pakistan Raid

Yesterday it was announced that the US military and intelligence services had finally located US ‘Public Enemy Number 1’ Osama Bin Laden, the Al Qaeda leader responsible to the September 11th attacks, among other terrorist atrocities. A Navy Seals team … Continue reading

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Obligatory Post On The Royal Wedding

Like most people, I sat down to watch the Royal Wedding this morning. I started watching around 10 am, by which point the coverage had been going on for 2 hours already. I have no idea what they showed. It … Continue reading

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