#what does farage do for his MEP pay?

As I’ve mentioned a few times in this here bleedin’ blog I have great difficulty understanding the dissonance that is ukip meps. I am also cognisant that the grinning gargoyle seems to be in so many places doing things other than representing his constituents in his constituency in Europe. Is there something fraudulent going on here? Is there any accountability for all the money this rich, privileged member of the elite is getting from taxpayer funds?

I have a relatively simple view; that we should aspire to social and economic fairness. Sadly these seem to be disappearing into the jammy swamp.

Well, the Mild Bunch (thanks Uncle Barry) narrowly failed in their bid to win a quiz last night, pipped at the post through ignorance of popular Christmas culture. But my disappointment is tempered today by the Austrian vote, the idea of a far right Austrian president is historically worrying.

So the dodgy company that has the tag ‘don’t be evil’ seems to be just that. On reading an article by Carole Cadwallader she highlights how their current search algorithm, which predicts potential words and terms as you type a question, predicts that when you type in “are jews” top of the list is “are jews evil”. I tried it and it came up just typing in “are je”. I’m afraid these extremely powerful tech conglomerates, often run by alarmingly few young white men, are distorting, or disrupting to use the current parlance, our perception of the world. To know that by simply typing in “are jews” leads very quickly to very nasty nazi sites, that typing “are muslims” produces similar results and typing “hitler” gives sites proclaiming him a “good guy”. All very disturbing and needing a reclamation of the internet’s founding father’s visions (they were all men I believe) such as Berners Lee : “The original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.” Not a propaganda mouthpiece for nazi fucks. Whose side are you on Zuckerberg, Page, Brin, Thiel and others?

Shame, man utd drew again, they really are so unlucky. And the England Association Rugby Football team looking good, but let’s not succumb to hubris.


Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.



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