Today in rock history

Today in Rock History is a music orientated segment where we would like to encourage readers to share their thoughts and tastes in music and discus the various aspects of any music topic. This post is not limited to  rock music. You are encouraged to bring anything music related along that you would like to share, either by typing the name of a song and artist into the comments section or by sharing a youtube, vimeo, spotify or soundcloud link. If you are unsure how to add a link, simply write the name of the song and the composer and someone may very well do it for you.

Music is a huge part of peoples lives even if we aren’t all music enthusiasts. Music is all around us in advertising, background noise in shops and on the streets. It’s inescapable when you have teenagers but for most of us it is a huge part (if not a ritual) of our lives that we feel close to.

So kick back and enjoy Nechtan’s Today in Rock History playlist and see what new gems you discover.

 

Born today in 1946, John “J” Geils songwriter and guitarist with The J. Geils Band.

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Tweet of the day

Guess who got tweeted by Jordan Peterson?

A conflict of interest is a conflict of interest, no matter who you say you are

When you’re caught out in a conflict of interest, the smart strategy is usually not to dig yourself even deeper in conflicts of interest. But ethics and standards are for the “deplorable” little people: activists on a mission are far above such petty concerns. Quote:

An opinion piece published by The Guardian that defended an ongoing environmental review of Adani’s mine failed to disclose its lead author was the partner of the academic heading the inquiry.

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Terrorism – Thoughtcrime

The Islamic ‘ minority ‘ ISIS murdering people

As you read this from the UK, and applaud the fact that, at last, someone is getting serious about online recruiting for ISIS, online organising of bombings etc, just remember that it is a two-edged sword.

How hard will it be to change the regulations to declare Tommy Robinson or Jordan Peterson or Lauren Southern or Katie Hopkins to be a terrorist if they keep spreading truth which the establishment does not want to see the light?

At the moment the 2000 Act, which this modifies, still narrowly defines terrorism as what we currently think of as ‘terrorism’. But again, this is easily changed. Quote.

It will be an offence to view terrorist material online just once – and could incur a prison sentence of up to 15 years – under new UK laws.

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Solar panels: $2 billion worth of middle-class welfare

Caption: Get off our lawns and pay our power bills, man!

Australian households are being shafted to the tune of $2 billion to fund the green virtue-signalling of middle-class troughers. Every year, Australians are forking out $200 each so that wealthy Baby Boomers can cut their own power bills and envelope themselves in an insufferable green cloud of smug. Quote:

Households will pay nearly $2 billion for rooftop solar installation subsidies this year, costing every home nearly $200 and threatening to derail Scott Morrison’s pledge to cut power bills.

The cost of the federal Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and state-based rebates combined is forecast to rise by 45 per cent from $1.2bn last year to $1.74bn this year.

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History of Australian States, 1783-1989: Map of the day

Recycling the same old, flawed arguments

Taking on the endless war between cyclists and motorists, Stuff makes some fair points (both sides need to shoulder some blame) but mostly recycles the same bullshit arguments from cyclists while ignoring the elephant in the room.

Sure, some motorists are impatient dickheads. But cyclists are all care and no responsibility. They want all the infrastructure gifted to them without contributing a cent. Quote:

As [cycling] has grown, so has the focus on infrastructure to make it safer. That is where much of the anger at cyclists hit the road it would seem.

In Lisa Prager’s​ case, she actually hit the road, taking a sledgehammer to an Auckland traffic island in March 2018 as part of an ongoing protest at a cycleway which she said would damage her business.

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The rape culture of ‘refugee advocates’

Caption: Definitely not members of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

By a strange coincidence, any western country that admits a flood of refugees from the shitholes of the Middle East and Africa suddenly seems to experience a spike in rape and sexual assault. It’s an amazing coincidence that surely has nothing to do with opening their borders to hordes of single young men from mediaevally brutal cultures. After all, “refugee advocates” have even gone to the trouble of printing pamphlets explaining to these troglodytes that, amazing as it may seem, women in public, uncovered and unaccompanied by male relatives, aren’t open game for any takers.

So why does this keep happening? It’s certainly a mystery to the type of willfully blind bleeding-hearts who infest the unelected quangos handing out the golden tickets to the welfare – and women – of the West. Quote:

A refugee who served almost three years in prison after encouraging his cousin to rape a woman and refusing to intervene despite her pleas has won an appeal to have his visa cancellation overturned. End of quote.

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