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[Abortion] Motherly Love

Posted by Lex Fear on May 13, 2007

A while ago mattghg blogged an article for the Times by Caitlin Moran, on why abortion is the ultimate motherly act.

The basis of her argument is simply that “…ending a pregnancy 12 weeks into gestation is incalculably more moral than bringing an unwanted child into this world.” and interestingly she draws on religion to reinforce her argument:

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[Cover-Ups] Gordon Brown Homepage Switcheroo

Posted by Lex Fear on May 12, 2007

Wow, that was fast!

This morning I had a visit from www.gordonbrownforbritain.com, IP 81.152.54.40. I must have struck a nerve because the image http://www.gordonbrownforbritain.com/images/homepage.jpg has been changed.

Either that or maybe they just rotate the images (perhaps they will rotate the images now to give that impression).

Reminds me of a university project I did critiquing the US CIA website back in 1999- A story I’ll tell another time maybe.

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[PR Exercise] Gordon Brown And The Kiddies

Posted by Lex Fear on May 11, 2007

Just checked out Gordon Brown‘s campaign website, prepared in advance (against the rules) by Silverfish.

Wow, amazing what can be achieved with Photoshop these days, I prefer The Gimp but each to his own…

Just for your ease, I have added 3 red spots to the image to point out areas they messed up.

In no particular order (you need to be able to zoom on the image):

a) Girls hand next to Gordons head, looks like it was just a straight cut or slightly botched placement next to the girls hair.
b) Kids face on Gordon’s left shoulder. A trick I learned from a TV program, compare the light reflection (white dots) to the kid on Gordon’s right shoulder, the reflection is not in the same area of the pupil, not only that, there, many other kids are lacking white dots in their eyes- which means they were not in the same place or photo.
c) Also look at the light reflections of clothing, skin, looks like the sun was only shining selectively this day.
d) Bottom of the image. Why is almost every kid in this picture looking in a different direction? Lousy photographer or cut-n-paste. You decide…

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[Quotey] It’s Just An Occupation, Right?

Posted by Lex Fear on March 13, 2007

“The perpetrators are shamelessly bold, as I experienced one day while using a hotel gym. After making polite conversation with the middle-aged white man on the next treadmill, I found myself in complete shock when he told me, I come to Cambodia for the girls. They’re good for one thing only.” – Elise Elzinga, God’s Politics

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[Interesting] Mary Poppins: Redux

Posted by Lex Fear on December 9, 2006

Scary Mary. Makes you see it in a whole different light.

via Gas House Mouse

But if that’s too much for you, check out the latest family movie: Shining.

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[Asinine] An Innocent Relationship?

Posted by Lex Fear on October 7, 2006


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[Anecdotes] The Man from Uncle

Posted by Lex Fear on September 30, 2006

The other night I was called Uncle for the first time, on 2 different occasions. The first was my brother announcing I was to be an uncle whilst I was sitting on the toilet. The second time came later at night- I was watching Smallville on my laptop and my new Canadian niece and nephew sent me an msn message: “Hey, Uncle Alex!”

I have to say it feels kind of weird to become an automatic uncle, not just once but several times over. It’s like I’ve breached the adultsphere. I feel like I should grow a mullet and ‘tash like Earl Hickey, ‘cos that’s what every uncle looked like to me when I was growing up. They all had that cheeky smile and a wink, you always felt like they were in the know but they wouldn’t grass you up. Maybe it will be cool being an uncle.

I shouldn’t feel that old though. I remember becoming an uncle was one of the cool things when you were 13 at school. Kids used to announce it like a badge of honour, like they had now been promoted above us.

Kids still do that at school today, except it’s not “I’ve become an uncle”, instead it’s “I’ve become a dad”.

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[Reader Response] The Israel-Lebanon Crisis

Posted by Lex Fear on August 4, 2006

Teaching children to burn flags, paint bombs, or kill indiscriminately without ethical and moral objectives is a spiritual abuse. It removes the meaning and purpose behind the conflict and replaces it with hate and suffering.

Last week I posted briefly on the Israeli-Lebanon crisis and my views. You can read it here.

I received a couple of comments from Kath, who is one of the friends I’ve never met, author of In Training. Kath is an American engaged to a British Royal Marine, so she knows what its like to be in a relationship in 2 different countries, as I am. We don’t share many of the same views on war or politics, but I read her blog and find it interesting what she has to say, occasionally finding some common ground! It’s always good to hear a viewpoint different from what you believe so I never take offence, and I’m pretty certain Kath doesn’t either. The comment that Kath made is as a follows:

“I wonder if you’d heard the actual background of those photographs with children. Might want to check out this site to get the story: http://www.sandmonkey.org/2006/07/18/the-fucked-up-pictures-explained

Also, I find it interesting that you are going after Israel for what you call “brainwashing” of children, (without knowing the story) but say nothing of Hezbollah or the Palestinians using them — which is well documented.” – Kath

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[Little People] Playground Games

Posted by Lex Fear on August 2, 2006

Very funny comment over at Right Hand of God.

“In ‘Cowboys & Indians,’ they always made Ahmed play an Indian squaw. In ‘Batman & Robin,’ he was always Alfred. And in ‘Global Islamic Jihad,’ they always made him play America, the Great Satan.” – RHOG – Ah, Youth!

Whilst Arab children play flag-wearing, Israeli children prefer painting.

Peace in the Middle East won’t come from negotiations, bombing, fighting or International condemnation. It begins and ends in the playground.

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[Child Soldiers] Following the Israel-Lebanon Crisis

Posted by Lex Fear on July 28, 2006

I’ll start by saying that I am not anti-Israel and I believe it has a right to exist as a nation, as every other nation does. It also has a right to defend itself. However, what Israel is doing is not defending itself, instead, it is conducting it’s own state sanctioned terrorism against a weak fledgling state.

If you want to read some intelligent and alternative commentary on the Israel-Lebanon crisis, then check out The Osterley Times. Kel manages to pull in and analyse a lot of news reporting on the situation.

“When this senseless fighting is over, when we finally know the cost of this war in terms of loss of infrastructure and loss of human life, we will be justified in asking what was it all for when the Israelis accept a deal that was always on the table before she unleashed carnage in the Middle East.” Kel – The Osterley Times

I found this post particularly disturbing. The creeping smile on the little girls face in the second image is haunting. Still, Israel is not the first nation to employ this tactic against the enemy. Terror groups in Afghanistan, The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Sri Lanka, The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Lords Resistance Army in Uganda have all used brainwashing on children to fuel their conflicts.

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 NIV

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