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Violence & the Communist Manifesto: Karl Marx

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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.

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Today in Rock History:

Born today in 1941 Bob Dylan (Robert Zimmerman) singer, songwriter and guitarist, solo and a member of The Traveling Wilburys.

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Tweet of the day

Doggone climate change!

A boredom epidemic is sweeping through Britain’s dog population – and global warming could be to blame. Across the country, there are reports of down-in-the-mouth mutts, and under-the-weather canines. Quote.

Leading pet behaviourists told The Independent that the number of depressed and unsettled dogs they have seen in recent months is unprecedented.

And they suggested that the spate of wet winters could be at the root of the problem, as owners cut down on the daily walks that are crucial to keeping dogs’ spirits up.

“I’ve been working with dogs for more than 20 years and I can’t remember a time when they’ve been this bored. I tend to see boredom in bursts but I’m seeing it chronically this winter,” said Carolyn Menteith, a dog behaviourist who was named Britain’s Instructor of the Year in 2015.

“They are just really, really, bored. People are quite happy to get their dogs out in frosty, hard weather but not when it’s muddy and horrible.”

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Traditional masculinity: ‘toxic’ until you need it

Yet another example of toxic, white masculinity out oppressing the women folk.

A female ABC journalist teaming up with a doomsday prepper in the Australian outback might sound like the premise of a rom-com, but as the journalist concerned discovered, beneath the stereotypes is a harsh lesson for inner-city elites. quote.

I’d been planning to fly home to Sydney after a month exploring the outback with a good friend. I couldn’t wait to be reunited with my beloved — my shower. But just hours before my flight, my friend received a call from the prepper, who she’d met on a previous adventure…I’m not convinced it’s a world I want to live in. But in a few days, that all changes. end quote.

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Comments of the day


Memo to Golriz Ghahraman:

It is difficult to take you seriously when all the grievances you choose to highlight are duplicated through your own bigotry. And what is even more concerning is you are so oblivious to this. Being in denial of your shortcomings may make you feel safe and secure but it exposes you to ridicule.

You, and you alone, are responsible for the negativity coming your way, simply by the way you single handily encourage antagonism by attacking sectors of society in broad brush stroke generalisations. The latest exhibit of this trait is your endeavour to link David Seymour’s comment “I just think that Golriz Ghahraman is completely wrong, I don’t know if she understands what she’s saying, but she is a real menace to freedom in this country”, to white supremacy.

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