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In his 1500-page manifesto—spammed to one thousand people more than one hour before the massacre—Norewegian killer Anders Breivik devoted pages and pages about how to read his deadly boring tome, including why he chose Microsoft Word:
I chose to send the compendium as a Word file for the following reason:
1. MS Word is one of the most common and popular software formats
2. Significantly easier to edit the document compared to PDF
3. A Word file is significantly smaller than a PDF file (3,5 MB vs 8-10 MB)
4. The quality of the images are conserved a lot better than in a PDF
5. Distribution: it is easier to avoid spam filters with a file smaller than 5 MB
Since I have chosen to send the document in Word format you can easily extract all information and the images from the Word file. I deliberately avoided locking the document for this reason.
Yeah. The nutcase actually prefaced his plans to kill a few dozen people in cold blood with some notes about why Word was perfect to distribute his condensed stupidity. But that's not all. The anal nature of this bloody bastard continues here:
If you want to extract the images from word you can do the following:
1. Simply open MS Paint (standard Windows program), copy the image from Word and paste it in Paint. You then savethe image in Paint as a jpg or any other format.
It is easy to convert the file, if desired, to a PDF file or any other format. Simply save theWord file as a PDF file. As for extraction from a PDF file; several software programs including newer versions of Adobe Acrobat allow conversion and extraction. Just google the word; "PDF to Word converter" or do
He even gives tips about how to pirate the software:
If you want Word 2007 for longer than the 60 day trial it is likely you will have to download a serial code which allows you to unlock the software permanently or at least extend the trial period for 6-12 months.
I skimmed through the whole manifesto and it's absolutely surreal. But on top of that, these level of obsessive description about the format of his mental diarrhea is clearly indicative of that bloody bastard's degree of craziness.
http://gizmodo.com/5825225/oslo-killer-was-a-microsoft-word-fanaticIn his 1500-page manifesto—spammed to one thousand people more than one hour... more
This is the trailer for the inspiring new feature length documentary Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is possible now available on DVD from the charity WORLDwrite. The full film is packed with little-known facts, rare archive imagery, expert interviews and exclusive testimony from Sylvia’s son, Richard Pankhurst and his wife Rita. The campaigns Sylvia led embraced far more than ‘votes for women’ as she uniquely understood the fight for democratic rights required a challenge to the system. For full details visit www.worldwrite.org.uk/sylviapankhurstThis is the trailer for the inspiring new feature length documentary Sylvia Pankhurst:... more
On Tuesday, Ireland's commercial broadcaster TV3, hosted the first leadership debate among three leaders for the upcoming irish general election on February 25th, but one person was absent.
Fine Gael's Enda Kenny, who its party is favourite to win the election, decides not to take part, leaving Micheál Martin of Fianna Fáil and Eamonn Gilmore of the Labour party to debate. Tax was the main subject of the debate.
Source: http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0208/politics.htmlOn Tuesday, Ireland's commercial broadcaster TV3, hosted the first leadership... more
He lost out on the Labour leadership to his younger brother Ed by just 1.3% of the vote and speculation about his political future is rife but David Milliband today called for party unity, to a standing ovation.
Despite being favourite to win, the former foreign secretary marginally lost out due to Ed's strong support from the unions.
In a rousing speech at Labour's party conference, David told the party it was time to put aside previous differences.
"When people look back at this conference in Manchester, let us vow today that they will say two things. First, the Labour party learned its lessons. It learned to listen to the British people and it learned, above all, that, unless we are united, we will lose. And I say today: no more cliques, no more factions, no more soap opera. One united Labour party taking on one divided government.
"There's a second lesson – and it's whether we spend our time looking inwards and backwards, or spend our time looking outwards and forwards."
He has yet to say whether he will serve in his brother's shadow cabinet.
"I'm talking to my colleagues," David Miliband said. "But I absolutely assure you that this is a conference not about me. This is a conference about Ed's leadership of the party. I'm not going to do anything to take attention away from that …
"This is not about secret decisions. This is about making sure that we have proper space for the Labour party to set out its new agenda for the future of the country and some space for me to make sure that I do the right thing for myself and the party."
Ed Miliband, meanwhile, dismissed report of tension between the two brothers: "There is no psycho-drama. David and I have been extremely close during this contest, before the contest and after this contest, and the graciousness he has shown since Saturday speaks volumes about him as a person.
On his older brother's future, the new party leader said: "He'll make a decision in his own time, in his own way … I think he has a huge amount to offer our politics."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11415568He lost out on the Labour leadership to his younger brother Ed by just 1.3% of the... more
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Kicking off the party conference, Ed Miliband has been named leader of the Labour Party after four rounds of voting run-offs.
He fended off Diane Abbott (last), Andy Burnham (forth), Ed Balls (third) and his brother David Miliband (runner-up, off by 1% in forth round). The leadership voting is casted by Labour MP's, members of the party and trade unionists.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11412031Kicking off the party conference, Ed Miliband has been named leader of the Labour... more
Out of all the party selections for the Election, the Financial Times sounds like an interesting one to hear. Mainly because the other papers picks came with no surprise.
From the start, looks unclear on which party is on top with the paper, since there's a brief line about the Lib Dem rise and the Labour line of this election needs more substance not style. With an added kind word to Thatchers leadership in 1979.
After presenting the FT's concerns over little concentration fixing the economy and a need for electoral reform, the paper breaks down its difficult choices and picks the Conservatives (heard this is the first time since 1987).
"As the architect of the state’s expansion, Mr Brown is not the man to shrink it. Too often he has been tepid or hostile to public sector reform.
The Liberal Democrats are more attractive. It is on the economy that doubts creep in. Their policy is an uneasy mix of sanctimony and populism.
This leaves the Conservatives. They are not a perfect fit, but their instincts are sound. Their fiscal plans, while vague, suggest they would do most to reduce the size of the state. This newspaper still has questions about Mr Cameron and his party. The Tories’ reflexive hostility to Europe,"Out of all the party selections for the Election, the Financial Times sounds like an... more
Caught a piece of it this morning, it must be the strangest conference shown on TV, mainly becuase at one point Ed Balls and Peter Mandelson talked about how Peppa Pig couldn't turn up to the conference, but that she supported Sure Start children's centres. Though this discussion drifted into conversation after being asked about spending cuts and I think one journalist questioned the use of Peppa Pig and Elvis in conferences.
"I appeared with Peppa Pig a few weeks ago at a childrens centre"- Ed Balls
"I'm leading the campaign to join Peppa Pig" Peter Mandelson.
"But TV channel Five, which broadcasts the series, and the programme makers, told the BBC they knew nothing about it.
The show's distributor, E1 Entertainment, said Peppa Pig had been invited but would not now be appearing."- BBCCaught a piece of it this morning, it must be the strangest conference shown on TV,... more
Reports about Nick Clegg's interview on the Andrew Marr show, claim the Lib Dem leader hinted a Lib-Con partnership in a Hung Parliament, if Labour become 3rd in the vote share.
"Nick Clegg today signalled that he would speak to the Conservatives first about the formation of a minority government if Labour came third by share of the vote on 6 May, rejecting the constitutional convention that the prime minister should be allowed to try to form a government first."-The Guardian.
In the interview, it sounded like the main issue for the Lib Dems is gaining cross party support for electoral reform, yet the question of how the party would work in a hung parliament remains unanswered. The article hints is because the Lib Dems might have lost some Conservative voters from Cameron's 'Vote Clegg get Brown' remarks.
"With the campaign entering its final full week, Clegg may feel he needed to send out an anti-Brown message as polling suggested the Tory leader, David Cameron, was gaining traction with his warning that if voters back Clegg, they will end up with Brown in No 10"-The Guardian
If we're facing a hung parliament after the next election, is it possible the Lib Dems will side with another party?Reports about Nick Clegg's interview on the Andrew Marr show, claim the Lib Dem... more
It's been a night of some fresh changes and first times, there was the strangeness of no planes flying for the first time from natural causes, the first live leaders debate in the UK and this morning I think this might be the first time Clegg appeared on so many front covers (I've got no memory of when he became leader the Lib Dems, I suspect this is bigger news for the lib dems).
Checking out the front pages on Politics home there's clear pattern of Clegg and oh noes volcanic ash. Plus one picture of a politician dancing.
The Daily Telegraph: 'Clegg star rises in great TV showdown' pictured with volcanic smoke plume.
The Independent: 'Clegg comes of age: Cameron and Brown find themselves eclipsed by Liberal Democrat leader in historic television debate.' Pictures of all three leaders, wordy reference to the volcano ash?
Daily Mirror: 'Day the skies stood still' and below that 'It's a Man vs Boys'
The Times: 'Enter the outsider' with a picture of Clegg in the foreground of Brown and Cameron looking at the top middle distance.
The Guardian: 'Clegg the outside seizes his moment in the TV spotlight' and a big banner picture of a plane.
The Sun: 'We're all paralysed by Hot Air: Leaders clash as jets grounded by ash' kinda on both stories, seems to like the hot ash more.
Daily Mail: 'Paralysed by the Volcano' no mention what so ever of the debates, but hey free world war II in colour DVD. Jolly gosh omfg only 13 DVDS to collect.
Financial Times: Greece in key move towards bail-out' and 'Immigration is the battleground as leaders trade blows in TV clash' Picture is of Peter Mandelson ballroom dancing on the campaign trail yesterday.
[picture from politics home]It's been a night of some fresh changes and first times, there was the... more
The historic first live election debate has finally taken place with the leaders of the main parties going head to head in front of an estimated 20million tv audience.
A recent populus poll suggested that smooth talking David Cameron would come out on top in the debate with the awkward Gordon Brown expected to struggle. Very few who took part in the poll fancied Nick Clegg to be in with a shout.
A poll on yougov.com that rates the leaders debate performances, however, puts Clegg top with a whopping 51% support, compared to 29% to Cameron and 19% to Brown. An ITN poll showed a result of: 43% to Clegg, 26% to Cameron and 20% Brown (11% didn't know) out of a sample of 4000 voters.
But who came out on top for you? More importantly, will these poll results be reflected in the votes come May 6th?The historic first live election debate has finally taken place with the leaders of... more
The magnificent mural in Cable Street in East London, depicts the 1936 battle of Cable Street, when East end residents stopped Oswald Mosley and his fascist followers marching through their streets. The mural forms the backdrop to a powerful dissection of what happened. The real battle we learn was three way, between the police, the fascists and local people. Interwoven with fascinating archive and eye witness testimony from Bill Fishman, Alan Hudson provides a riveting account of the events of the day, of the context and many hidden truths. The official labour movement tried to stop the anti-fascist protests and organised an alternative rally in Trafalgar square. The public order act which followed set the precedent for today’s restrictions on our freedom to protest. Lessons for today come thick and fast and we are left to contemplate the mural’s contemporary meaning. It may only strike a cord locally Alan explains if we support today’s migrant population and oppose all immigration controls.The magnificent mural in Cable Street in East London, depicts the 1936 battle of Cable... more
Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon were secretly filmed as part of an investigation by the Sunday Times and Channel 4's Dispatches.
All three deny any wrongdoing and Mr Byers has referred himself for a parliamentary standards inquiry.
Gordon Brown has dismissed calls for an inquiry by the top UK civil servant.
Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8582093.stmStephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon were secretly filmed as part of an... more
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Three former cabinet ministers are to be suspended from the parliamentary Labour party after being recorded for a documentary on political lobbying.
Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon will be suspended following reports in the Sunday Times and a Channel 4 Dispatches programme.
All three deny any wrongdoing. Mr Byers has referred himself for a standards inquiry.
Gordon Brown has dismissed calls for an inquiry by the top UK civil servant.
But BBC political editor Nick Robinson said the three former ministers were not popular among Gordon Brown's team - not least because Mr Hoon and Ms Hewitt had tried to lead a coup against his leadership in January. Mr Byers was close to Mr Brown's predecessor Tony Blair and has criticised Mr Brown.
The decision was taken after Channel 4's Dispatches programme aired, showing undercover footage of various politicians who were approached by a fictional US firm looking to hire them for lobbying work.
Mr Byers, a former transport secretary, was filmed saying he was like a "cab for hire" who would work for up to £5,000 a day and claimed to have saved millions of pounds for National Express who wanted to get out of its East Coast mainline franchise.
He also said he had spoken to Business Secretary Lord Mandelson about getting food labelling proposals delayed, on behalf of Tesco.
Earlier in the Lords, Transport Secretary Lord Adonis told peers there was "no truth" in claims he came to "any arrangement" over National Express with Stephen Byers. The business department also denied the claims - as did Tesco and National Express.
Mr Byers said later he had overstated his case and had never lobbied ministers.
Former defence secretary Mr Hoon reportedly offered to lead delegations to ministers, and said he wanted to make use of his international knowledge and contacts in a way that "frankly makes money". He said he charged £3,000 a day.
Following the reports, Mr Hoon said he had made clear during an "informal chat" with what he assumed was "a reputable American company" that he would not lobby government or "attempt to sell confidential or privileged information arising from my time in government". He said he had not broken any rules.
Ms Hewitt, a former health secretary, said she "completely rejected" the suggestion she helped obtain a key seat on a government advisory group for a client paying her £3,000 a day.
She said the role she had been discussing would only have been taken up after she stepped down as an MP at the next election.Three former cabinet ministers are to be suspended from the parliamentary Labour party... more
It seems that Labour's Lord 'Bra Wars' Mandelson called News International CEO, Rebekah Mitchell and her colleagues a bunch of c**ts during a heated phone call.
Oops, did I call her a Mitchell? I meant Wade (or Brooks?). Silly me. These mistakes are easily done.
In the video you'll hear Mandy claim that he innocently called them a 'bunch of chumps' - but our roving reporter from Channel 4, Cathy Newman, clearly isn't convinced...It seems that Labour's Lord 'Bra Wars' Mandelson called News... more
Former BBC Correspondent and anti-corruption MP met with members of the local community at a public meeting in Eccles last night to share his experience of standing as an Independent candidate.
He was speaking at an event organised by the Hazel Must Go! campaign and was joined by members of a variety of community groups and political parties including the local Labour Party, Trade Unions and young people from Salford Youth Council who were very outspoken about how they feel disenchanted by the current political system.
Although he will not be standing in Salford, Bell called for "Local Champions" to come forward and stand against Blears. He also spoke about the Iraq War and described it as a "the worse decision ever made by a government".
Blears herself actual stood for election in his previous constituency of Tatton in 1980 against the rival he toppled - Neil Hamilton. Bell described to a packed-out hall how difficult it can be to mobilise support to oust MPs with strong majorities but speaking from experience he also said it has a chance considering the high-profile nature of the campaign and Hazel Blears herself.Former BBC Correspondent and anti-corruption MP met with members of the local... more
While I was out in Calais, France, covering the No Borders camp and protest, and the ever increasing refugee crisis, back in England several squatters took over the first home of Labour health minister Ann Keen, the latest head to publically roll in the MPs expenses scandal.
http://jasonnparkinson.blogspot.com/While I was out in Calais, France, covering the No Borders camp and protest, and the... more
I was splashed down the back with Gordon Brown's blood. It was a clean shirt, and a new one or else I wouldn't have minded. It's soaking in cold water now and I just hope it will all rinse out.
Brown himself was in a sorry state. I'd watched his head torn off and his limbs dismembered, and now the zombies were trying to eat the revolting bloody mess from inside his torso....
Political street theatre from 'The Government of the Dead' outside New Labour's HQ offices close to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster yesterday lunchtime (18 June.) Lenin came too, complete with gibbet, hanging skeleton and 'quotation': "I want to support the 'New' Labour Party in the same way as the rope supports the hanged man"
And of course more pictures by me.I was splashed down the back with Gordon Brown's blood. It was a clean shirt, and... more