The Plastic Hippo

August 27, 2015

Virginia

Filed under: Media,Society,World — theplastichippo @ 2:15 am
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It is sickening to realise that we have evolved into a species that finds it acceptable to exploit violent death for profit. Newspaper proprietors and television news executives are happy to display the final moment of a taken life to boost circulation and viewing figures and in so doing, make money. Rather than expressing disgust, we buy the papers and watch the broadcasts. It seems that we are sitting in a global coliseum being entertained by wild animals tearing slaves apart proving that Darwin might need to fine-tune his theory of evolution. (more…)

August 12, 2015

Rich

Filed under: Media,Politics,Rights,Society — theplastichippo @ 1:00 am
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Four across - Caped Crusader in a Kaftan - ends with d something h

Four across – Caped Crusader in a Kaftan – ends with d something h

It`s a bit rich for a government that allows George Osborne to dole out billions of pounds of public money to his wealthy friends to then accuse a charity of financial irregularities. Kids Company, you may recall, once provided care and support to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people abandoned by a callous government that regards yet another Lamborghini for an investment banker as more of a priority than social care for the victims of abuse. (more…)

August 2, 2015

Hakuna Matata

Filed under: Media,Politics,Rights,Society,World — theplastichippo @ 2:15 am
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The Lion sleeps tonight

The Lion sleeps tonight

There is no easy way to accurately define cruelty when the main motive for inflicting suffering is either a notion of misplaced necessity or some form of perverse gratification. Indifference to distress, anguish and pain is the province of governments who invariably spout the need to take “difficult decisions” before filing in the expenses claim. Imposing agony, torment and pain for no other reason than for personal pleasure is the warped and inhumane world of the sadist. (more…)

July 30, 2015

A leaping Lord

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Sewel

The most shocking aspect of the allegedly outrageous behaviour of my noble Lord Sewel is that some people are actually shocked that a peer of the realm could conduct himself in such a shocking fashion. Such behaviour comes, as they say, with the territory and the poor man has merely suffered ignominy because he was stupid enough to fall for the entrapment set up by the vilest “newspaper” on the planet. It is difficult to decide who to despise most. (more…)

July 13, 2015

Absinthe drinkers

Via Edgar Degas 1834 - 1917

Via Edgar Degas 1834 – 1917

The thousand yard stare usually associated with unfortunate souls enslaved by addiction and substance abuse would appear to be increasingly evident on the benches of the House of Commons. Instead of derelicts and drunks, the people staring blankly into the middle distance belong to what was once known as Her Majesty`s Most Loyal Opposition. Addicted to unobtainable power, their behaviour has gone from erratic to unpleasantly anti-social.

The parliamentary Labour Party seem incapable of learning from past mistakes. The interminable process to elect a new leader is still set to rumble on for months exposing further internal divisions, acrimony and nastiness. (more…)

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