Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Dr Evil Moment
In other words, according to this how-to guide you need to make up your mind whether you want to break the law, or rather photograph others doing it so you can proudly post it on NYC IMC.
Sydney IMC bows to threat of lawsuit.
So they did.
Of course that didn't stop a cunning reply-posting pasting the whole controversial article in full. No doubt if the management of the site do find themselves in court they will employ what I call the Standard Indymedia Defence - "It's an unmoderated medium, we can't be held responsible for its content". In rather the same way they would expect you not to be held responsible for someone getting shot with your firearm if you failed to take any responsibility for properly securing it after multiple warnings to that effect.
It seems others on Sydney Indymedia share my thoughts (top of the Blog page) about the failure of the Indy Media experiment. I wonder if they are Neoconists?
Wanna know a secret?
Apparently there is a also a new Indy label even scarier than being called a Zionist - Ladies and Gentlemen, fear...... the Neoconist. Brrr......
Any cartoonists want to give it a whirl?
Sometimes, when you push too hard...
Naturally the person or persons posting the information did so anonymously. Hypocritical? Of course not... You see, when you are a republican you must be held accountable by name, address and phone number. When you are just defaming people on Indy Media on the other hand...
They're loving this over at Morlock nemesis Little Green Footballs.
Saturday, August 28, 2004
QUEERS FOR PALESTINE! : Vancouver Indymedia
Of course thanks to Sodomy Laws dot org we can guess the probable treatment of a Palestinian homosexual, but hey, (and I'm trying really hard here not to make a comment about sodomizing the truth) that shouldn't get in the way of slagging off Israel now should it?
Sunday, August 01, 2004
A Few of my Favourite Posts
Pinkos and Greenies and far left-wing mooneys
Serving up hatred on IMC hosts
These are a few of my favorite posts....
Welcome old and new readers to an entry I shall update from time to time listing my favorite posts. They are my favourites either because they were (IMHO) particularly well written, widely linked to or just amusing/interesting/disturbing to read. They are in no particular order but will give you a useful tour of this blog and of many of the problems I have identified with Indy Media since starting in mid-2004.
I will leave a permanent link to this page on the left-hand sidebar.
Burning Symbols - The Far Left and Far Right seem to have some things in common.
Open Letter to Muslim Terrorists (Seditious posting on Indymedia literally begging the terrorists to attack America.
Accusations and Hard Evidence of censorship on UK Indymedia with a decidedly unsavory bias.
Saddam Hussein to Lead UN Tsunami Effort (One of my funniest posts ever, if somewhat unfunny at the same time)
First Annual Call for Indy Media Seppuku. Second annual call here.
Tinfoil Stocks up Ten Points (quite a nicely written article about the manner in which conspiracy theorists ignore the scientific method in order to back up their ludicrous claims).
Indy Roundup (the first of a series)
Indy Roundup II
Indymedia Hypocrisy(about the lack of Middle Eastern IMC sites)
Intimidation at the UN (Widely linked to, my own theory about intimidation at the UN leading to later versions of the Arab Human Rights Development report blaming the US and Israel unlike the earlier versions which called for Arab introspection)
Hijabs, ass-kissing and death (I just like the title)
Certifiable (my early excitement at finding another 'watch' site - Arab Media Watch turns to disappointment in its content)
eBay: Is there anything they won't sell? (Nothing to do with Indymedia, just something I noticed)
Cheap Source of Foods (where I discovered "Freeganism")
What makes an activist?
What do Forbes and Indymedia have in common?
Neocons (Oogedy Boogedy Boogedy)
Support Free Speech (Jews need not apply) - Widely linked to
Who's Responsible (where I question Indymedia's responsibility or desire to prevent rabid hate speech)
Indymedia and Terrorists (support by one of the other)
Incitement to Criminal Vandalism is at the time of writing, the most widely linked to article ever.
Burn the Flag Day - Idiots.
Religion of Baking? - Fear the terrorists' awesome new tactic - Cake Throwing.
Exclusive Indy Media Watch Interview with Osama bin Laden after London bombings - a satirical look at the conspiracy theorists blaming everyone else (read: Jews and local Government) for terrorist activity. Tongue firmly in cheek because I know my few English readers have a good sense of humour, particularly during hard times.
Pictorial response to the London terrorist bombing.
Video camera: $300. Ticket to Scotland: $40. Balaclava: $1,
Video of G8 protesters getting run down by a herd of angry cows - Priceless.
More of Indymedia consorting with terrorists.
Activists Prefer to Eat Trash.
Indy Activists Unite
Fear the Awesome Power of George W Bush
A Trinity of Stupidity studies the bizarre ability of conspiracy theorists to use two diametrically opposed conspiracy theories to support each other.
BBC Bad, Indymedia Real Bad
New Zealand, Passports and Terror where I discovered there were far scarier passport frauds in New Zealand that received far less attention than a couple of Israelis who got busted for it very publicly.
Sense of Maturity
Fuck the US (But try to keep a straight face) - includes interesting comments by an Indy Media Elder.
Bias without Borders discusses a questionable statistics exercise by Reporters Sans Frontieres
Those Pesky Zionists again exposes the evil Zionist plot to control your local video store.
There's that word again (when I explored the total abuse of the term "genocide" and managed to inadvertently piss of a number of sitcom viewers)
Summed up Nicely (where I explored ongoing soul-searching about when freedom of speech goes to far, in this case by Nazi skinheads).
Rock Bottom (or so I thought when I discovered this Holocaust denial. I subsequently discovered it gets a whole lot worse)
America responsible for earthquake (post-Tsunami, I found Al-Jazeera closely resembled Indymedia)
Proof BBC is The Devil (yet to be disproved)