That youtube clip did not impress me at all. Firstly, he points out that Tibet has been independent quite a bit in the last millennium. And the sky didn't fall and China did not disintegrate, which basically defeats his main argument.
Oh good, I thought I might have been going crazy or getting confused. Because he did appear to be saying that a) we've always owned Tibet and b) when they were running their own affairs they were awful at it. I was going to ask if there were any Tibetan maps from that period, but no doubt they were too busy trying to work out how to feed themselves. When not being rubbed all over the aching muscles of the British.
I'm assuming that the point of all the pictures of the trains was how great China is, but I found it creepy the way people suddenly disappeared from that section.
Craig, dear, you're not right wing, you're just a very naughty boy...
you don't mind that your opinions may be less valued as a result
Care to guess who currently holds the UK record for saying 'fuck' the most times in a live broadcast?
In that case, I vote that the trophy be one of those waving lucky cats.
Maybe Public Address should be handing out a "Complete Fucking Bullshit" award to the worst case of bad journalism each week (of course, we might have to give it a more acceptable name such as the 'Deborah Coddington' award).
The Deborah Coddington Memorial Award. Now that has a nice ring to it.
it just seems polite to address everyone -- regardless of gender -- according to their expressed preference.
Absolutely. When I made that remark I was thinking of the 'not being able to get title and surname right', which I'm pretty sure is a bigger issue for women than men.
Sorry, irrelevant rant, but it gets on my wick. :)
Not really. Not when we're talking about who gets to identify us as what.
This annoys heaping helpings of women, apparently, if recent discussions in my LJ circle are anything to go by.
I'll stop link-whoring now.
How does anyone get from the New Zealand Party to the Communist Party? That's jumping a few tracks to say the least.
I know someone who went from the NZP to the Alliance. That's practically the same thing, right? All that Billy Bragg was probably a tipper.
Shrubbery. Am I the only person who can't see the word "Shrubbery" without immediately thinking "Neep!"???
Tom, I think you mean "ni!".
Indeed, as I was typing it, I was thinking, heh, I said 'shrubbery'.
You do have to steel yourself when the people like the Russell Browns [Public Address blogger] attack you. You get used to it, but I didn't realise I'd get used to it quite so quickly. It really stung the first time.
I think I can clear this up. About six weeks ago, my daughter adopted a hedgehog, which lives in our shrubbery. Being a hedgehog, we named it after Russell. This is obviously the smaller Russell's work
No wonder it stung the first time.