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Violet_Crumble

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Hometown: Canberra
Home country: Australia
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I'm not gonna be a damn defensive liberal so I'm off to try to get halal banned!

Someone on Facebook told me that eating something that's halal is forcIng Islam on us and it just helps Muslims take over the world. I thought they were a raving nutter at the time, especially after asking them if they wanted to ban kosher stuff as well and getting a one word response; 'antisemite!' But now I see I was just being a defensive liberal I'm off to join any groups that have the words 'against islamization' in them. It's not like they're bigoted against Muslims or anything. If they were they'd burn and vandalize all mosques, not just a few.
Posted by Violet_Crumble | Tue Jan 13, 2015, 11:58 PM (3 replies)

I'm from a small and obscure country called Murdochistan...

The adherents of our two state sanctioned religions were Cricketists and Murdochists. Murdochists controlled and owned the media and kept the Cricketists happy by devoting at least 12 pages each issue to reporting on events at their holy houses of worship. Those of us who silently refused to succumb to the pus-filled growth of either religion didn't understand the Cricketists strange ways, where they'd spend five days at a time at their religious ceremonies sitting out in the sun getting burnt and drinking from their sacred brew while their spiritual leaders all dressed in white stood out in the middle of a big green field doing not much at all for the entire five days. But the Murdochists understood. The Cricket holy men were violent and would constantly slaughter the English, the Kiwis, the Indians, Pakistan, and the West Indies. These bloodbaths kept on happening with the support of the Cricketists and the enablers of the Barmy Army who'd commandeer multiple 747s and come to our small country to engage in holy war and sing to the tune of Yellow Submarine 'You all live in a convict colony! A convict colony! A convict colony!'

The Murdochists were not happy. Their main holy man took to twitter and tweeted: 'Maybe most Cricketists peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing Cricket loving cancer they must be held responsible.'

Problem was everyone thought he was a totally insane old wanker, and next thing we knew he'd vanished. We still have no idea where he went or what he did next, though there were rumours he was in some exotic land tapping phones of parents of murdered children for shits and giggles.

But the damage had been done. He'd left the remnants of his terrorist cell behind, and Andrew Bolt and Piers Ackerman continued to preach in the bloviated and dullard style so embraced by Murdochists everywhere. A smaller religion, Rugby League was decimated by the Murdochist forces, and some suspect he had a hand in reducing the five day Cricket ceremonies to smaller 20 over a side ones that suck all the spiritual significance out of the religion, but are good for adherents who are time limited.

SO DON'T TRY TO FUCKING HOLD ME RESPONSIBLE FOR MURDOCH! I WON'T STAND FOR IT!
Posted by Violet_Crumble | Mon Jan 12, 2015, 03:01 AM (1 replies)

My tribute to Whisp

Dear Whisp. I didn't know you, but after reading this thread full of sock-puppetry, yelling, and hidden posts, I feel I know you well enough to put a few heart-felt words together.

I vaguely remember we bumped into each other in the early days of DU3. You were yelling at me about something, but no hard feelings. I know you must have been yelling at me in a nice way, because I'd forgotten all about it by the time I read yr post and moved onto the next one.

Thank you for being the impetus for this thread, which was an awesome and entertaining read. Everything's here, except for much talking about you, the subject of the OP. I want more. I'd even suggest you create another sock-puppet and go straight to ATA to confront Skinner and EarlG on how little Whisp talk there was in this thread, but they're such party poopers the way they notice when sock puppets do that. So, I'll leave you with this sage advice for any future DU adventures. Farewell for now....

Posted by Violet_Crumble | Sat Sep 6, 2014, 02:56 AM (2 replies)

Eddie Vedder shrugs off controversy over recent anti-war comments

Pearl Jam singer responds to criticism after an onstage speech was branded a 'harsh anti-Israel diatribe'

Eddie Vedder has brushed aside the controversy over his recent comments said to be regarding the conflict in Israel and Gaza. "Imagine that – I'm still anti-war," the Pearl Jam singer wrote in a statement. " hurts no matter which sides the bombs are falling on."


Vedder was apparently surprised by the furor over his remarks at an 11 July concert in Milton Keynes. "I swear to fucking God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill," he said that night, mid-way through a performance of the song Daughter. "They’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn’t belong to them. They should get the fuck out and mind their own fucking business … We don't want to give them our taxes to drop bombs on children."


Although Vedder and Pearl Jam never overtly referenced Israel, Gaza, or even the Middle East, the Jerusalem Post branded his monologue a "harsh anti-Israel diatribe". Pro-Israeli fans flooded the Pearl Jam's Facebook page, criticising the speech, while Israeli rock DJ Ben Red published an open letter telling Vedder to stay away from Israel now that his "true face has finally been revealed".


On Wednesday afternoon, Vedder posted his own letter on the official Pearl Jam website. Once again he avoided any direct reference to the violence that has broken out between Hamas and the Israel Defence Force. "With about a dozen assorted ongoing conflicts in the news every day, and with the stories becoming more horrific, the level of sadness becomes unbearable," he wrote. "Some of us, after another morning dose of news coverage full of death and destruction, feel the need to reach out to others to see if we are not alone in our outrage."

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jul/17/eddie-vedder-controversy-gaza-israel-comments-milton-keynes


Posted by Violet_Crumble | Mon Jul 21, 2014, 11:39 PM (12 replies)

Eddie Vedder’s Feminism: Flannel-Clad Activism



Toward the end of Pearl Jam’s Oct. 16 show in Oklahoma City, Eddie Vedder turned the microphone over to a woman in the front row who wanted to propose to her boyfriend. She got down on one knee, proposed, and kissed the man who had said “yes.”

Vedder congratulated them and said, “That’s beautiful–it’s a modern world.”

Vedder has spent his career fighting for a modern world that accepts and promotes women–he’s fought for reproductive rights, spoken out against sexual assault, and worked for worldwide safe pregnancy/childbirth. Vedder’s feminism has followed him from the highest rafters at Lollapalooza in 1992 to being the father of two daughters in 2013.

His politics have never taken second stage, and his feminism has always been a part of what is stereotypically a masculine, male-dominated, female-unfriendly world of rock.

Vedder’s ethos shaped my adolescence, and normalized feminism. While Pearl Jam as a whole (Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, and Mike McCready) presented itself as a progressive force in the grunge scene, taking female protagonists and feminist issues to the radio and MTV, Vedder’s voice and actions made an incredible impact on me as I fully realized my own feminism, even if I couldn’t name it at age 10.

Listening to Pearl Jam growing up, I consistently heard songs with female protagonists. I loved reading the lyrics–they weren’t against me or at me. The lyrics told stories about women and girls facing mental health issues, disappointing relationships, being misunderstood by parents and men, and aging in a small town–all from the woman’s perspective. They commented on the privilege of being white and male in our society, the ramifications of not having that privilege, and the damaging and idealized masculinity of guns.

http://www.btchflcks.com/2013/11/eddie-vedder-feminism-in-flannel.html#.U5QKcDOKDwo
Posted by Violet_Crumble | Sun Jun 8, 2014, 05:27 AM (6 replies)

Have you seen the Angry Birds peace treaty?

An Israeli comedy show did it, and I only just saw it when someone posted it in another forum. It's pretty funny...

Posted by Violet_Crumble | Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:05 PM (1 replies)

Morrissey Compares Carnivores To Pedophiles



Ringing in the new year in style and following-up the success of his long-awaited autobiography, former frontman of Manchester legends The Smiths Morrissey has said he sees no difference between meat-eaters and pedophiles during a recent Q&A on Morrissey fan site, True To You.

“I see no difference between eating animals and paedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder,” declared the singer when asked “What is it that prompted you to stop eating meat?” The Meat Is Murder-singer continued, saying, “If I’m introduced to anyone who eats beings, I walk away.”

“Imagine, for example, if you were in a nightclub and someone said to you “Hello, I enjoy bloodshed, throat-slitting and the destruction of life,” well, I doubt if you’d want to exchange phone numbers,” he concluded, continuing his long-standing and vocal criticism of those dastardly flesh-eaters.

When asked about what new laws he would like to see come into action in order to better the plight of animals, Morrissey referenced The Queen, Jamie Oliver, and UK singer Cilla Black, saying:

“I would like the Queen of England to be asked why she wears an electrocuted bear-cub on her head. I would like to ask all so-called celebrity chefs why they believe that animals should have no right to live.

“If Jamie ‘Orrible is so certain that flesh-food is tasty then why doesn’t he stick one of his children in a microwave? It would taste the same as cooked lamb.

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/morrissey-compares-carnivores-to-pedophiles/


Stay classy, Moz!
Posted by Violet_Crumble | Sat Jan 4, 2014, 12:52 AM (58 replies)

That post was attacking Australia for being intolerant at the governmental level...

I did ask the poster what it had to do with the OP, seeing it was an article about a tribunal awarding compensation to someone for pain and suffering caused to them from bigoted comments aimed at them, but they didn't bother answering...
Posted by Violet_Crumble | Thu Nov 1, 2012, 03:44 PM (0 replies)

The Tra La La Song (Banana Splits Theme) - Liz Phair and Material Issue...

Best song ever coz it makes me simultaneously nostaligic for the 70's and 90's...

Posted by Violet_Crumble | Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:10 AM (2 replies)

Bob Carr raises concerns over plight of Palestinian children in Israeli jails

AUSTRALIA has formally raised concerns with Israel about the detention of Palestinian children in Israeli prisons.

This follows an article in The Weekend Australian Magazine last November detailing the operations of Israel's military court, which imprisons Palestinian children as young as 12.

Following that report, then foreign minister Kevin Rudd instructed officials to visit the court, which they have since done twice.

This week a spokesman for his successor, Bob Carr, said officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade had met Israel's chief military prosecutor.

"DFAT officials raised concerns about the detention of Palestinian children in Israeli jails, and have continued to urge Israel to protect human rights and the welfare of children," he said.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/bob-carr-raises-concerns-over-plight-of-palestinian-children-in-israeli-jails/story-fn59niix-1226437135874
Posted by Violet_Crumble | Tue Jul 31, 2012, 05:58 AM (5 replies)
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