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  • ross1948 3:28 pm on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: anxiety, clapping, Hands Up Dont Shoot, , jazz hands, , Oxford University Students Union Womens Campaign   

    Oxford University – Clap Hands, Here Comes Brain-Death! 

    I had some very good times when I lived in Cambridge, including a spell as treasurer of a pub football team in which sportsmen of both town and gown backgrounds played well together.




    I even wrote a team song, which ( I heard from one of the strikers, now a professor! ) was still being sung, though rarely,  as recently as last year! Three decades or more, and still going!

    I delighted in wandering along the Cam’s banks, strolling in the quads of King’s and other colleges, and like anyone else, revered the ancient University.

    Although Oxford was the great rival, that place too has always stood high in my esteem. 

    Thus while I had to laugh at the sheer moronism of this story, it saddened me too, for Oxbridge, I had felt, was not reduced to the level of other  British institutions of higher education.

    • stupid_idiots_big

    So who let these inane dorkesses in?

    As the National Union of Students’ Women’s conference opened yesterday, delegates were asked to replace applause with ‘feminist jazz hands’.

    …the Oxford University Student Union’s Women’s Campaign (@womcam) claimed clapping was ‘triggering anxiety’. This latest safe-space policy requested attendees refrain from applauding motions that included calls to ‘end transphobia, biphobia, and Islamophobia on campus.’ .


    Of course, as soon as one hears the ‘phobia’ words, one grasps that one has entered PC Phantasmagoria Land, where Boogeymen – sorry Boogeypersons – dwell. But I was also baffled, never having heard the phrase ‘jazz hands’ before. What could it mean?

    It must be well known back in The Old Country, for the author, a sane student called Sam, doesn’t bother to explain it.

    So I looked it up -”the extension of a performer’s hands with palms toward the audience and fingers splayed. It is commonly associated with especially exuberant types of performance…”


    • Jazz Hands

    Whose ‘jazz hands?’ Comrade Chairperson of Oxbridge Brain-Dead Women’s Collective?


    Aha! Something like what those other morons, the police-hating, knuckle-dragging pro-criminal demo dunces in the USA, do, while oinking ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot!’ in support of anti-social undesirables who get what’s coming to them! 

    As to why clapping might conceivably trigger anxiety, I’m none the wiser.

    In my speech-making days, anxiety might obtrude if NOBODY clapped! But as a sound, it always heartened me, and when we clapped for others, there was no sign the merry din filled them with trepidation..

    Best you read it for yourselves. It’s hilarious, especially this last bit, which I append in case you’re too busy to follow the link!,

    .On one notable feminist Facebook group, a discussion began on whether the use of feminist jazz hands meant the NUS delegates were engaging in some sort of abhorrent ‘cultural appropriation’. In their attempt to create a space safe from oppressive clapping, it appeared to some that the conference may have just also offended ‘gay black men’, as jazz hands were ‘used as a signal among New Orleans LGBT community as a way of identifying themselves to one another.’


    laugh Laughter



  • ross1948 11:11 am on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Lee Kuan Yew, , Spiked!   

    RIP Lee Kuan Yew – A ‘Communist?’ Why Defame a Dead Hero? 

    I enjoy Spiked! and often mine it for useful ideas. It is composed of individualists, many of whom have lefty backgrounds but have overcome that spiritual handicap and usually advance interesting arguments for freedom.

    But this week’s Spiked! goes a little too far in the iconoclastic spirit.


    The Communist who made Singapore a capitalist success


  • ross1948 9:28 am on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Festival Jajanan Tradisional, Jakarta, – till 19th April 


  • ross1948 9:22 am on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Indonesia Outdoor Festival. 1st- 4th April,   

    Indonesia Outdoor Festival. 1st- 4th April, Jakarta 

  • ross1948 12:09 am on March 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 3rd - 5th April, , Pancake Festival, Summarecon   

    Pancake Festival, Summarecon, Jabotabek, 3rd – 5th April 

  • ross1948 10:19 pm on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Exhibition 'My Jakarta' - 8th April   

    Exhibition ‘My Jakarta’ – 8th April 

  • ross1948 7:21 pm on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 27- 30th March, EFX Equator Film Expo,   

    EFX Equator Film Expo, Jakarta, 27- 30th March 

  • ross1948 1:26 pm on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alien voters, , fifteen years voting ban, , , voting rights   

    Millions of Brits Denied Referendum Vote, Myriad Aliens Included! 

    If you’re one of the many Brits who have understandably retired to sunnier shores, you may well be excluded from voting in the referendum promised by David Cameron.


    EU - referendum vote


    According to the British Government electoral website, IF YOU HAVE LIVED OUTSIDE THE UK FOR 15 YEARS, YOU HAVE LOST YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE.

    But if you’re a Greek, a  Dane or a Maltese, or a citizen of any EUSSR member state who’s come to Britain in the past year or two, you are perfectly at liberty to register to take part in a decision which will decide the constitutional status of the realm for the foreseeable future.

    • insanityfair


    There is no conceivable justification for this.

    I append an extract from a site which focuses on this disgraceful disenfranchisement.


    A surprising statistic this 9%  perhaps, but consider the following, based on the UK’s Annual Population Survey estimates for the year 2013, published on 28 August 2014 by the Office for National Statistics:

    UK resident population – 62.6 million

    minus non-British UK residents – 4.9 million

    = Total number of British citizens in the UK – 57.7 million




    plus the British abroad – 5.6 million (IPPR estimates based on British passports issued to addresses abroad)

    = Total British citizens, resident in UK + abroad – 63.3 million

    The British abroad as a percentage of all British = 8.8%


    And is it really accidental that it disproportionately impacts Britons of middle-age or older, whom all surveys show are more likely to vote for deliverance from Brussels rule?

    referndmlet peole vote


    • Edward Spalton 2:17 pm on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Eligibility to vote in a referendum will be specified in the parliamentary Bill which authorises it. In the earlier Bill which failed to pass, the qualifications were as for a general election – British citizens and citizens of the Irish Republic plus Commonwealth citizens with the right of permanenent residence. Citizens of EU states are allowed to register but can only vote in elections for local councils and the EU parliament. But there is considerable doubt about the checks on eligibility for the register of electors.

      Very unwisely Mr Cameron allowed the Scottish Parliament to legislate for the referendum there and Mr Salmond extended the franchise to 16 year olds and EU citizens resident in Scotland, whilst excluding Scottish people resident elsewhere in the UK.

      The present system of universally available postal voting has been condemned in court as wide open to fraud. Most of the detected or suspected fraud has taken place in areas which could be described as culturally enriched.

      • ross1948 2:25 pm on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        But the fact remains, my friend, that overseas Brits are denied any vote at all if they have been resident elsewhere for 15 years or more. I doubt they’ll relax that when and if the referendum is held.
        I think that is scandalous.

  • ross1948 8:42 am on March 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1st - 7th April, Festival Buku Murah Semarang   

    Festival Buku Murah, Semarang, 1st – 7th April 

  • ross1948 11:00 pm on March 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , susan rice, ,   

    Will Obama’s Flunkey Be Character Witness in Bergdahl Case?? 

    Bergdahl_fam How come the flea-bag beard – always an unhealthy sign!


    National Security Advisor Susan Rice said during an interview with ABC News that Bergdahl served with honor and distinction.




    The toe-rag Bergdahl was a handy excuse for Obama to unleash more jihadist vermin on the world.

    Last year President Obama held a ceremony in the Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents and touted the swap of Bergdahl as an important moment in U.S. history, arguing no American should be left behind on the battlefield.


    That’s AMERICANS, you Manchurian moron.

    Not Bergdahls. Your bimbo minion ain’t got the message?


    -‘Yeah, lies, babe. Like my college records, like Ayers’ spomsorship, like where the hell I was born –  easy!


    National Security Advisor Susan Rice said during an interview with ABC News that Bergdahl served with honor and distinction.

    What a moronic bint!

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