Month: February 2007

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  The 9/11 Conspiracy Theories are getting too silly, too widespread and far too pervasive. In their frantic dash to prove the complicity of the Neo-Cons, the 9/11 Truther Movement has given the Bush administration exactly what it wanted in the first place: a population mired in minutiae and utterly convinced of its own impotence. The Call to Adventure I've been avoiding this issue, if the truth be told, for months now. I started dabbling with the 9/11 conspiracy theories that have been evolving this last two or three years, a few months back, by listening to podcasts, reading articles and yes, watching the movie Loose Change - the home-made student film on 9/11 which sits at the very centre of most of the recent conspiracy theories. Whilst you have to admire the ingenuity of those responsible for the movie, you also feel forced to point out that this is,...

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Be the holy! It's been a while since Blather found itself in the middle of a UFO flap. That is, we mean, in the actual *middle* of one, with a spate of UFO sightings in the area of Archway, near to Crouch End in north London, where this particular BlatherGoon resides. The sightings appear to have taken place on February 1st at 5.30pm with the Police recieving a brace of phone calls to report the objects... On the street Writing on the 7th of February, the Islington Gazette reports: Alix McAlister, 34, a market stall trader from Bredgar Road, Archway, said: "I just picked up my son from nursery in Bredgar Road. I had just come out of the door when I noticed what was going on in the sky. "There were a group of them - 10 to 15 of them moving together. My first impression was that they...

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Yep, that's right. I'm back on board the Greenpeace ship Esperanza again, currently in the middle the of icefields of the Antarctic. We're here to track down and confront the Japanese whaling fleet, which, under claims of "scientific whaling" plans to kill 945 whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, then sell the meat commercially. Clever but unsavoury. So, while we're here, we're going to see a lof of beauty - and a lot of horror. You can follow the expedition here, on the Ocean Defenders expedition weblog » Related Greenpeace Sites: Defending Our Oceans » Expedition Weblog » IGO: Join our crew and start campaigning! » Whale Love Wagon » Esperanza Flickr Account » Ocean Defenders Myspace Account » Also, check out my photos here: My Flickr Account » My Abroad photoblog » Humpback whale photo © Dave Walsh UPDATE 18/02/2006: Esperanza arrives at site of stricken whaling vessel...