Because Warren asked nicely…

May 30, 2008

…a quick pimp of Ellis’s excellent webcomic Freakangels, drawn by Paul Duffield. Six free pages of flooded-London-telepathic-apocalypse goodness every Friday. This one is in for the long haul and it’s well worth a look. (Not quite as amazing as Doktor Sleepless, but it’s up there.) Also take a look at the associated discussion board Whitechapel, […]

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What would you do with six trillion dollars?

May 26, 2008
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Charlie Stross asks the best question I’ve seen in a long while: The direct cost to the US government of the war and occupation of Iraq — counting only funds appropriated by Congress — so far runs to roughly $523Bn. However, that’s the direct cost — money directly spent on the project. There are indirect […]

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Past rants – On taking the veil

May 26, 2008

This is me wading in on the controversy about Muslem women wearing the hijab. From 8 October 2006. On taking the veil I’ve been mulling over this since Jack Straw’s recent pronouncement on the subject of veiled Moslem women There have been some good comments on the subject already – my good mate Cavalorn puts […]

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Past rants – Christianity is stupid

May 26, 2008

…and sometimes I just get downright pissed off. Please – if you are (as Stephen King put it in the Dark Tower series) ‘for the Jesus-man’, read the whole piece before throwing stones. (From 6 November 2006) Christianity is stupid (part of the xtianfuckwitwatch service) I have finally fucking well had enough. It’s time to […]

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Past rants – People of the Book, People of Books

May 26, 2008

This second rant, from 6 April 2006, is a good example of how I write, in that it’s got swearing and a certain degree of exasperation. But it comes from a good place, I hope… People of the Book, People of Books Or, Cat makes yet another attempt to explain the multi-model approach to belief. […]

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Past rants – 'Stories'

May 26, 2008

Best way to give an idea of what sort of thing you’re likely to find here is to put up a few of my older LJ posts. This is first in a loose series where I am trying to get a handle on the role myth, stories and metaphor has on us – and what […]

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Introit

May 26, 2008

My first post here at WordPress… There’s plenty of my other ranty goodnesses on my old Livejournal and Insanejournal sites, some of which I may adapt here. Why the change? Frankly, because LJ sucked badly after the successive takeovers by Six Apart and the Russian Mob firm SUP and IJ just doesn’t have as many […]

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