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Update: Haha! Like the pheonix, has risen from the ashes on 8 Sept 2010.

There is certainly a case for music/movie/software companies to get payment for their goods. In that context, pirated electronic media has an element of ‘wrongness’ about it – especially if you can afford to pay a fee for its use. But this, in todays ‘commercial porn’  world – were it seems, every human action must now be accompanied by a financial transaction – is just about the only side of the story you hear.

What about the poor, why should they be denied access to this stuff – by what moral force can they be denied something (that they may find useful) simply because they don’t have money? Instead of money-making the world go around, shouldn’t morality make the world go around instead? Strongly connected to that is altruism accompanying morality.

And what about these companies who demand extortionately high prices for their goods e.g. the very pants Nightmare On Elm Street (Original) “JUST £6.99”, or companies trying to force people to essentially buy a new copy of their software (/licence) for every HDD it’s installed on or every CPU that accesses it? My opinion is if you buy the software, you are entitled to use it wherever you are, or once you’ve bought it, allow anyone you choose to use it or see it, much like your kitchen scales, or radio or padlock or whatever.

Then of course we have big companies, e.g. Micro$oft,  who make newer products which have compatibility issues with older versions, e.g. Microsoft Office 2007 and 2004 {Note the .<   >x ‘reader patch’ for software that only understood ‘non-x’ed’ .<   > is a minimalist attempt to quell anger. The minimalism gives annoying layout differences which of course could easily be negated should the correct level of effort and sophistication be provided by the patch, but the patch HAS to be minimalist because it would otherwise have negative economic consequences on the latest version – sly sods}.   Pulling the plug of ‘technical support’ on older versions of software has some effect of ‘fear-ing’ large institutions into going for the upgrade which of course then puts the squeeze on individuals to have the same upgraded system that their work place has. Having said that, it is true that things like Windows 98 has large publically available information of tweaks/bugs/patches/troubleshooting and so on, but with information spam and in effect growing phishing-like sites on the web, increasingly often good information is difficult to find.

All that sucks!

A long time ago, I purchased Netscape Navigator. A week or two after I did that, it was announced that it was to become open source – i.e. free. I cannot imagine that the decision to do this only came in period from when I bought the software up until the time they made the announcement. I felt very cheated. I seem to remember complaining but they didn’t return any money. I suspect they wouldn’t return money of anyone who bought it 3 minutes before the announcement either.

Software and media companies are a bit like pharmaceutical companies. The economic balance is WAY TOO SKEWED IN THEIR FAVOUR. So If people pirate their stuff, they shoulder some of the blame.

Why not regulate what a media/software/pharmaceutical company can charge based upon the number of people who use it? And if these companies over charge, as most of them greedily do, then allow others to tap into the otherwise protected intellectual property of the product involved. A bit like South Africa threatening to make anti-HIV drugs outside patent laws?

The near-total commercialisation of life is horrible. In that sence It gives me a certain pleasure when I hear of (poor)people using pirate software/media.

Gaza flotilla protest saturday 5th June 2010 London lifeline 4 Gaza.jpg



Don’t for pity’s sake go to the protest and think ‘job done’. Thats one reason why the Br(sh)ittish Army and the Unites Snakes army are still killing and maiming innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The protest is THE FIRST simple STEP. After you need to take it to the higher level. Boycott that filthy murderous state Israyhell. Show these Supramacist bastards that there is a price to pay on this earth as well as the next.

BOYCOTT Israeli goods, Make your boycott public. Encourage the good people you know to do so likewise. Boycott companies that do business with Israyhell or donate to organisations like the JUF. E.g. McDonalds donate to the JUF and are heavily intertwined with it. Change banks from banks, like LLoydsTSB, who harm the Palestinians (even better try not to use or minimise the need for a bank at all!)

Write to your MP but don’t expect it to result in anything – in fact expect it to resut in nothing.

The global institutions have failed us. Detach from them and act in your own capacity to remove this carbuncle of a SuperTerror State a.k.a. israyhell.

A text from Lebannon…

“Long ago, I was made to understand that Palestine was not Palestine;
I was also informed that Palestinians were not Palestinians;
They also explained to me that ethnic cleansing was not ethnic cleansing.
And when naive old me saw freedom fighters
they patiently showed me that they were not freedom fighters,
and that resistance was not resistance.
And when, stupidly, I noticed arrogance, oppression and humiliation
they benevolently enlightened me so I can see that arrogance was not
oppression was not oppression, and humiliation was not humiliation.
I saw misery, racism, inhumanity and a concentration camp.
But they told me that they were experts
in misery, racism, inhumanity and concentrations camps
and I have to take their word for it:
this was not misery, racism, inhumanity and a concentrations camp.
Over the years they’ve taught me so many things:
invasion was not invasion, occupation was not occupation,
colonialism was not colonialism and apartheid was not apartheid…
They opened my simple mind to even more complex truths
that my poor brain could not on its own compute like:
‘having nuclear weapons’ was not ‘having nuclear weapons’,
‘not having weapons of mass destruction’ was ‘having weapons of mass
And, democracy (in the Gaza strip) was not democracy.
Having second class citizens (in Israel) was democracy.
So you’ll excuse me if I am not surprised to learn today
that there were more things that I thought were evident that are not:
peace activists are not peace activists, piracy is not piracy,
the massacre of unarmed people is not the massacre of unarmed people.
I have such a limited brain and my ignorance is unlimited.
And they’re so intelligent. Really.”

Ghassan Hage

Indian murder fest on the high seas.

About a week ago, It seemed the world was celebrating the Indian attack on what was called a pirate ‘mothership’. The attack sank a ship and most of its crew were killed.

 Here’s what I wrote 6 days ago {poor spelling corrected}:

“…we have Indian warships trying to kill people (to the cheers of the international community) accused of being pirates, no investigation, no trial, no fine, no jail time, Just death.”source (scroll down)

 Of course the BBC media supported this illegal extra judicial force, hailing it as a success, and as the BBC does so well, it failed to enquire as to whether the information they were fed was true or not, and it didn’t publically condemn the illegitimate sentence of death some captain saw fit to pronounce.

The BBC wasn’t alone. Many corporate mainstream “news” outlets followed suite, publishing the words of leeches who are an integral part of this rotten ‘money first’ global politico/economic system, leeches from organisations like maritime organisations in London and Asia, some of whom said things like ‘force is the only way to deal with pirates’ as if the old ‘repeat until accepted’ trick was being played upon us again.

Today, the very organisation that cheered the murder of people courteously of the Indian warship, is forced to reveal something closer to the truth:

The Indian warship attacked a Thai fishing trawler and killed its crew.- Read it HERE {Update 3: BBC help the Indian Navy try and cover up it’s crime with this latest unquestioning uncondemning apologist piece}

Indian warship. Lets K I double L them fishermen. Don’t worry, we wont face prosecution afterwards.

 So to all of you who believed without question the propaganda spewed out by the BBC; You have blood on your hands. You may as wall have been with the REAL pirates that day, pulling the trigger unleashing volleys of subsonic burning hot slugs of metal into the bodies of innocent fishermen and not bothering to search for survivors afterwards – a crime under International Marine Law if I am not mistaken.

Be proud of yourself and those like you, for it is your kind that describe the worst of human kind.

Rot in hell.

Update: I look at the ‘Rot in hell’ damnation with elements of regret, but I was very angry. Actually I am still angry. Angry at the large amount of people still fail to commandeer their own mind, who fail to question the utter rubbish filling their mind every day, and to see the criminal injustice plainly in front of their nose.

Picture hall of shame:

lwtc247: Map: the BBC hasn’t corrected its rubbish
e.g. by putting an asterisk beside the “Pirate ship sunk”
label and clarifying at the bottom of the graphic
that actually it wasn’t actually a pirate ship at all.

lwtc247: The BBC doesn’t challenge the old and tired
“we killed in self defence” lobbox here, exactly
as it deliberately fails to do so in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Note: Now that we know it wasn’t a pirate ship
it makes these claims look even more like a lie.
I don’t think the fishermen would have been firing
on an Indian navy vessel.

lwtc247: Once again the BBC reports without
question that the fishing boat (called a pirate ship)
actually threatened the Indian warship. Notice
the picture seems to indicate that the Indian
navy took it upon themselves to kill people
at night. I wonder if this factor will reveal even more
lies by the Indian Navy.

Now that “Piracy” has become an accepted “factual threat” in the minds of the unthinking public – thanks to Oracles of “truth” like the BBC, the Pandora’s box of shoot first, say ‘we acted in self defence against pirates’ later has been well and truly opened. Before it was really only the Brits, Yanks and French that would try this on, but “I wanna play whitey” India is displaying its ugly side too.

It doesn’t take a genius to predict that “piracy” on the seas, like “terrorism” on land, is the excuse herelding a second front of the War OF Terror. What lies in store for countes that don’t yield to the attempt of global hegemony of the Zionist created New World Order, is exemplified by the IN here.

Iran has recently declared it too will fend off ‘pirates’ – clearly a warning that they will treat US’s ‘anti-piracy’ actions as acts of ’piracy’ itself.

Oh Joy.

Remember the last set of US lies about the Iranian ‘threats’ about a year ago? Ho Ho.

Second update: Based on Al Jazeera’s (English site) report (here)

Navy ’sunk Thai trawler by mistake’

An Indian warship sank a Thai trawler in the Gulf of Aden last week after wrongly assuming  it to be a Somali pirate “mother ship”, an international maritime agency has said.

Ed: Note the complete lack of any suggestion that multiple acts of manslaughter were perpetrated by the Indian Navy. The IMB is supporting lawless and deadly behaviour.

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said the trawler had just been taken over by pirates when the navy attacked, a move that was initially hailed as a blow to Somali pirates preying on the region’s shipping lanes.

Ed: This was the ‘internation’ celebration I mentioned. I’m pretty sure it was one of the IMB affiliates who said ‘the only solution is force’. Who the hell is he to determine that? And who said the ‘pirates’ were Somali? They may well have been Somali but how do they know? Were they sporting T-shirts saying “I’m a Solami pirate don’t ya know?”

India’s defence ministry, which earlier released pictures of the ship on fire after the incident, has admitted that it was a Thai fishing boat but said it fired in self-defence.

Ed: The Indian Navy obviously thinks people the world over are as stupid as the people heading the Indian Navy itself. Imagine you’re a ‘pirate’. You see a huge vessel (or if at night as was probably the case, you see it on radar, and it probably launches a few flares, semaphores or tries to contact the trawler on Radio. What do you do?

a) Fire upon the ship that has the potential to blast a hundred trawlers out of the water?

b) Attempt to flee?

c) Surrender?

d) Something else.

I think on the balance of probabilities you can discount option a)

One Thai crew member is confirmed to have died when the Indian frigate, INS Tabar, fired on the boat on November 18. Fourteen others are still missing.

Ed: like I mentioned earlier, it’s likely the Indian navy didn’t give a toss about trying to look for survivors.

A Cambodian sailor from the trawler, which was headed from Oman to Yemen to deliver fishing equipment when it was hijacked, was rescued four days later by passing fishermen.

Ed: Oh Dear! The Indian Navy slipped up. You see, if you kill everyone, there’s nobody to expose your lies. The Crew of the USS Liberty nearly suffered the same fate. I bet the Indian Navy were furious when they heard someone was left alive. It seems the Indian Navy only admitted its act of slaughter because of this man who escaped their death clutch.

Noel Choong, who heads the IMB’s piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur, said the IMB received a report on the mistake late on Tuesday from Bangkok-based Sirichai Fisheries, which owned the Ekawat Nava5 vessel.

Ed: Aaah. That may be the death fetish person who I heard say ‘force was the only action’

“We fired in self-defense. There were gun-toting guys with RPGs on it” Commander Nirad Sinha, Indian navy spokesman

Ed: What if the supposed guys who were supposed to be carrying guns and RPG’s had them to DEFEND against a pirate attack? And how was it determined they had guns and RPG’s? Did the attack take place in the day or was it at night? How was it the Indian Navy know exactly that guns and RPG’s were being wielded?
He said the company discovered the deadly mistake after speaking to the Cambodian sailor who was recuperating in a hospital in Yemen.

Ed: Ah ha! there we have it. If the poor fisherman was murdered too, nobody would be any the wiser and the Indian Navy would have stuck to its lie, like it did until they found out their lie was exposed.

“The Indian navy assumed it was a pirate vessel because they may have seen armed pirates on board the boat which has been hijacked earlier,” said Choong.

Ed: They MAY have seen it earlier? And how did they know it was being hijacked EARLIER? And if it was hijacked earlier, why didn’t they do anything about it then? This story stinks. Is Donald Rumsfeld advising the Indian Navy by any chance?

“We are saddened with what has happened. We hope that this incident won’t affect the anti-piracy operation by the multi-coalition navies there.”

Ed: Saddened my toe nails. You were trying to get away with the lie. They don’t give a toss. Saddened perhaps that they got found out. Show us your sadness, put the Captain on charges of multiple counts of manslaughter.

In New Delhi, Commander Nirad Sinha, an Indian navy spokesman, said the ship had apparently been hijacked by pirates and that the frigate was responding to the threat to attack.

Ed: Again how do they know it wsa being hijacked?

“In so far as we are concerned, both its description and its intent were that of a pirate ship,” he said on Wednesday.

Ed: What?? – They were flying the Jolly Roger, had one wooden leg, wore eyepatches, were biting down on a scimitar, had black beards and shouted “aaaargh” a lot? description of a pirate ship lobbox. “Pirate ship Model 101 – with auto swabbing features complete with imitation cannons” What a pile of crap.

“Only after we were fired upon did we fire. We fired in self-defense. There were gun-toting guys with RPGs [rocket-propelled grenade launchers] on it.”

Ed: And the damage sustained is where exactly on the ship? Again, put yourself in the shoes of the ‘porates’…. “Aaaarrggh, sea dogs, there’s a large ship approachin’ fire the guns but not the RPG’s – that’ll stop her”

There have been 96 pirate attacks so far this year in Somali waters, and 15 ships with nearly 300 crew members were being held hostage by pirates who are demanding millions of dollars in ransom.

Ed: I’m not saying there isn’t a ‘pirate problem’ But this and a few other aspects of the whole thing sure make my eyebrows raise. And how these pirates think they will get away… Perhaps we’ll find some discarded videos and an abandoned Qur’an together wrapped in one of those T-shirts found in a house in downtown Mogadishu.

An international naval force deployed to patrol the seas of Somalia and the Gulf of Aden has been escorting some merchant ships and responding to distress calls in the area.

Shipping firms have also called for aggressive military approach to tackle piracy off Somalia’s coast and prevent costly re-routing of vessels.

Ed: What happened to shipping lanes? Satellite tracking? Radio communication? The Straits of Hormuz are some of the most heavily patrolled waterways in the world. How come pirates are able to operate hundreds of miles from land?

CNN (“claptrap, no news” as David Icke calls it) STILL insists of carring forward the lie. The slaying of the fishermen is enduringly portrayed as being the pirate mothership. Here’s a pic from the CNN “News Quiz”


See the timestamp. And if you click on “Read the story” It’s quite different from the BBC story. It also seems to be confusing the attack on the two stories of the fishing trawler in that it nudges into the so called ‘pirate mothership’ story. Have a gander:

Who are Somalia’s pirates?

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