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The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism: The Left’s Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes!
The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism: The Left’s Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes!
by James Delingpole
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.53

14 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's witty, I'll give it that., 19 Jun. 2014
He's witty, in the same way that people of all areas of the political spectrum can be witty.

However anyone saying that this "proves" anything or is factual in any way may well ask, where are the references? If he's trying to say such things as "increasingly discredited by real-world evidence" as he does under AGW who is it discrediting that when people such as NASA support that this is happening (I would link to the papers on this but people reading a fluff piece like this book no doubt wouldn't like to read real science and I'm sure you can Google it if you're really interested).

I do not deny that the Ecological movement has been hi-jacked for political gain by one side or the other of the political world but there's evidence that climate change is happening and devastating destruction of our ecology is certainly happening. Just watch any news programme. Why bury your head in the sand about issues such as the destruction of species just because you hate the Green Party? I hate the Green Party too, it doesn't mean I don't accept the evidence backed up by global studies that the human race is having a devastating effect on the Earth.

So yes, please don't buy this for friends who have any scientific knowledge whatsoever, the man needs to write a properly referenced polemic if he wants to be thought of anything more than a dilettante playing to the right wing libertarians that he's so happily a member of. If however you have right-wing friends who want to feel less guilty about their ignorance of how we're slowly making this world at least a very dull place to live or at worst a place where no-one lives then go ahead and buy it.
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You Gotta Problem with Me
You Gotta Problem with Me
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £12.47

30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Return to Melodious Glory, 26 July 2007
After the rock experimentation of Dark Orgasm (very much a hit and miss experiment to my mind) Julian Cope has returned to the lyrical and melodious pop/rock which he has always executed so brilliantly. It's a return to Peggy Suicide and Interpreter territory, some beautiful laments and other angry demands, sometimes mixed in the same tracks. It's deterministically angry about the state of the world from track one, telling it how he feels it needs to be because Julian believes in the requirement for todays singers to actually comment on the world about them. He believes it is a singers duty. Saying that, there are some pure stories here with nothing but affection in them.

Okay, enough about that, do you know what? This is a rip-roaring album made with passion and flare by a modern musical master. It won't get anywhere near the airplay that it deserves so buy it. If you've never heard Cope buy it, if you've been put off by the scarcity of Cope's recent output or its sometime lack of order then buy this and be revived. It's brilliant.


A Cock And Bull Story [DVD] [2006]
A Cock And Bull Story [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Steve Coogan
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £5.92

34 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll either love it or hate it, 19 July 2006
I don't necessarily want to say the reviewers who hate this film are wrong but they didn't seem to understand the concept of this film. It's not supposed to have a plot and the film intelligently plays on the concepts of the book which is about life not actually having a plot.

Also Rob Brydon steals much of this film so I don't think you have to be a Partridge fan at all. Especially as the comedy is so different (and it is funny even if there a very few "jokes", the power struggle between Coogan and Brydon is excellent).

So I'd recommend making up your own mind and keeping an open one before seeing it.


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