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  1. LOL http://youtu.be/guvuFuPD04Y
  2. The 'Trickle-Down' Theory ~ The more they eat, the more crumbs we get!
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    Weird Creatures!

    The common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus), a bird found in South and Central America.
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    Weird Creatures!

    Glass frogs, a group of South and Central American frogs with translucent skin.
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    Weird Creatures!

    A giant Leatherback Turtle "The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the largest turtle in the world, weighing approximately 900kg. Contrary to appearance, the leatherback doesn't actually have a shell. What looks like a shell is in fact a leathery skin supported by small bones. This gives it a flexibility that a solid shell would not provide, allowing it to dive to astonishing depths."
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    Weird Creatures!

    Caterpillar for the Pink Underwing Moth, commonly referred to as the Skull Caterpillar.
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    The Richard Pryor Show - Stand Up

    Working class legend!
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    Is Social Fascism Alive and Well?

    I could never give my support to any state! The state is used to maintain monopoly, and control, over the means of violence, and as such, is then used towards those struggling against servitude and abject poverty. Poverty and its destructive forces will never be eradicated as long as capitalism exists, therefore, any socialist regime at present, that has poverty existing within its borders, is going to be authoritarian by nature, and end up subverting the needs of the poverty stricken people. Certain state, socialist regimes, may ameliorate some societal conditions for the better, but they will never eradicate them! I don't think socialism or communism can ever be achieved through the apparatus of state control!
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    Weird Creatures!

    No, she said she didn't like the cut of one's jib!
  10. Connolly by Liam Mac Gabhann The man was all shot through that came today Into the barrack square; A soldier I – I am not proud to say We killed him there; They brought him in from the prison hospital. To see him in that chair I thought his smile would far more quickly call A man to prayer. Maybe we cannot understand this thing That makes these rebels die, And yet all tings love freedom and the Spring Clear in the sky! I think I would not do this deed again For all that I hold by; Gaze down my rifle at his breast – but then A soldier I. They say that he was kindly – different too Apart from all the rest; A lover of the poor; and all shot through His wounds ill drest, He came before us, faced us like a man, Who knows a deeper pain Than blows or bullets – ere the world began Died he is vain? Ready present! And he just smiling – God! I felt my riffle shake. His wounds were opened and around that chair Was one red lake; I swear his lips said ‘Fire!’ when all was still Before my rifle spat that cursed lead – And I was picked to kill A man like that.
  11. This thread is to post up your favourite poetry. This is a fine poem by Simon Armitage. It Ain't What You Do, It's What It Does To You I have not bummed across America with only a dollar to spare, one pair of busted Levi's and a bowie knife. I have lived with thieves in Manchester. I have not padded through the Taj Mahal, barefoot, listening to the space between each footfall picking up and putting down its print against the marble floor. But I skimmed flat stones across Black Moss on a day so still I could hear each set of ripples as they crossed. I felt each stone's inertia spend itself against the water; then sink. I have not toyed with a parachute cord while perched on the lip of a light-aircraft; but I held the wobbly head of a boy at the day centre, and stroked his fat hands. And I guess that the tightness in the throat and the tiny cascading sensation somewhere inside us are both part of that sense of something else. That feeling, I mean.
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    Fairy Light Powered Signs

    More step by step info here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/18/1037625/-OLB-Make-Diary-DIY-LED-Signs-To-Light-Up-The-Night
  13. I have moved this here for further discussion and ideas. I think this is something we should definitely consider doing. I have a friend who works in a bakery who might be able to procure some breadboards. All we need then is some black paint, a cordless screw gun, fairy lights and some batteries. We could use the space on Smithfield to make them. Cheap Fairy Lights >>> http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/battery+operated+fairy+lights.html
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    Fairy Light Powered Signs

    Was just chatting to my friend, he said that's no problem on the bread boards!
  15. Just came across this on an anarchist facebook page. A few on-line books that they have uploaded. A few interesting reads for sure! LINK >>> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mmhwcyrua2gxzun/LLQtNyXC1e
  16. Last year Tibet’s revered “spiritual leader” the Dalai Lama visited Toulouse in France for a festival celebrating Tibetan culture, while the Chinese government celebrated 60 years of communist rule in Tibet. The Tibetan spiritual leader gave lectures on the principles of Tibetan Buddhism; tolerance among religions and international peace. As a mark of respect for the Dalai Lama, the city of Toulouse was draped in the colours of the Tibet separatist movement. But who exactly is the Dalai Lama? Why does the Buddhist leader have such a following in Western countries and why do the same Western countries support the Tibetan separatist movement? More importantly, what is the political significance of the annual Tibetan Buddhist festival in France, a country which claims to champion secular, republican values? In order to answer these questions, we will have to look at some interesting facts about the Dalai Lama and the particular form of Buddhism he promotes in the context of the current geo-political game North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries are playing with China. FULL ARTICLE: >>> http://dissidentvoice.org/2012/06/dalai-lama-cult-postmodern-neo-feudalism-and-the-decline-of-the-west/
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    Weird Creatures!

    A 7 Week Human Embryo
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    Possible Trad Band?

    I have a question for my comrades! Would any of you be interested in forming a Trad band? The main purpose of the band would be to play at gigs and benefits to raise funds and awareness for different political and socio economic, issues and causes. The idea would be to have the music based around revolutionary workers’ songs and songs of resistance and tunes, etc. It doesn’t matter what instrument you can play, as the more the merrier! I’ve been playing the tin-whistle now for a few years and I’m also playing some bodhrán. And don’t worry if you only have a little bit of experience, be it playing the guitar or singing etc. your services will be greatly appreciated and we will teach and help each other out along the way! Anayways, it’s something to think about and if anybody is serious about it and has an interest, let me know and we can begin to organise! Tóg go bog é! A selection of my favourite tunes that I can play on the whistle. (Reels) The Knocknagow Reel Gander in the Pratie Hole Farewell to Uist The Lochaber Badger (Jigs) Brian O’Lynn’s The pipe on the Hob Sliabh Russell Kitty’s Rambles (Slow Airs) Róisín Dubh May Morning Dew (Marching Tunes) Foggy dew Internationale
  19. "Following the recent revelations from Margaret Thatcher’s private prime ministerial papers during the 1981 IRA hunger strike, TheBrokeElbow.com asked Richard O’Rawe to assess the importance of what has been revealed and to recall how he got involved in this lengthy but pivotal controversy about a key moment in the Provisional IRA’s history." READ MORE >>> http://thebrokenelbow.com/2013/05/03/thatchers-archive-finally-settles-dispute-over-hunger-strike-deal-says-ira-prison-leader/
  20. A chairde, Hypothetically speaking, if the Free State regime and also the North 6 County Satelet were to topple tomorrow, and in the immediate outcome, they happened to be replaced by a Communist Party, what changes would we bear witness to thereafter, in relation to the police force and the State? How long do we have to wait until we witness the complete, termination of private property? If the monopoly of the means of violence was wrestled from the hands of the State, would those very same forces then be used, to enforce laws that protect prestige and private property, while it still exists? In the case of poverty still existing, and those still suffering from poverty and finding themselves fighting still, to free themselves from the manmade shackles of poverty and oppression, and understandably so, but in doing so, would still still find themselves on the ‘wrong side of the law’ and stuck in a continuation of what they had already been fighting against in the first place, under capitalist rule? What are to become of these class war fighters under such a regime? To me, I always thought that Communism meant the destruction of, or the withering away of the state. So how is it that by emulating the actions of such an oppressive system can we even become close, to liberating those who find themselves caught within its grasp in the first place?
  21. Facebook: "This is "Tommy Donnellan" Irish activist and Cameraman, he was shoot Directly in his arm today by Rubber bullet from the Israeli occupation forces in Nabi Saleh protest."