There’s a coordinated campaign to get Facebook to ban this article as spam. Make sure you read it.

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2018-05-17T21:55:21+02:00Thu, 17th May '18, 21:55|

The article is by Ranier Fsadni and was published in the Times of Malta this morning. It is, as is usual from this author, brilliant, clear and devastatingly cogent. People who shared the article on Facebook have had it struck down after Facebook received complaints the article is spam. We are fighting a battle merely [...]

Wounded policeman? Blame the activists.

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2018-05-17T21:25:52+02:00Thu, 17th May '18, 21:25|

A family of a policeman is going through unbearable suffering. He was doing his job directing traffic and a young man tried to kill him. I’d have to say allegedly tried to kill him of course, but his arrest and arraignment though not a prejudice to the presumption of his innocence are manifest and reasonable [...]

Siege

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2018-05-17T20:56:02+02:00Thu, 17th May '18, 20:40|

I had a conversation with the tech guys that help me out. The scale of the attack this website has been and is being subjected to is far from common. It compares to the worst acts of sabotage the local industry sees for example when someone wants to try to push an online casino off [...]

GUEST POST: Freedom for none without justice for one

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2018-05-17T08:08:23+02:00Thu, 17th May '18, 07:53|

Verses sent in by Sean who is known to me: Numbers are allowing for this validation, A constant tallying of national falsification. Championing through daily rights for civil liberty, Whilst enabling the degradation of moral purity. Pumping stations will fuel this egoistic vanity, Trees mortgaged to satisfy our Dubai fantasy. A country where men can [...]

Don’t leave us alone

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2018-05-18T05:50:00+02:00Thu, 17th May '18, 07:36|

My speech at yesterday's vigil in Valletta: https://youtu.be/St2x3RowX-o Nixtieqkom tilbsu ż-żarbun tas-sorsi li kixfu dak li nafu fuq il-korruzzjoni f’pajjiżna. Meta l-whistleblowers tkellmu sentejn jew sena ilu ħadu riskji kbar. Xebgħu jaħbu għall-imbruljuni u stħaw flok sħabhom li baqgħu jagħlqu għajnejhom. Ħadu riskji kbar. Tilfu xogħolhom u għal xi żmien il-libertà tagħhom. Esponew ‘l uliedhom [...]

Does anyone think they’re funny?

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2018-05-17T07:32:47+02:00Thu, 17th May '18, 07:32|

Do people feel the way they sound when they go on Facebook to say the thug who ran over a policeman should have reversed over him to finish the job? It was not a universally held view by any means but what possesses apparently normal people to say such things in open view of everyone? [...]

Sorry for the downtime

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2018-05-17T07:23:36+02:00Thu, 17th May '18, 07:23|

This website was down for almost 15 hours after what is called a DDoS attack, an act of sabotage that, the engineers who manage this website told me, was a considerable, relentless, well planned and focused effort to keep this website down for as long as possible. It can't be a coincidence that whoever did [...]

Martin’s law

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2018-05-16T13:51:10+02:00Wed, 16th May '18, 13:19|

I don’t subscribe to the idea that just because Martin Scicluna is old he can be excused for his ramblings as the drool dripping out of his over-extended mind. I think that since he writes his hypocrisies, he deserves the respect of being replied to. Nor does it matter that once upon a time he [...]

Black Haiku

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2018-05-16T08:22:53+02:00Wed, 16th May '18, 08:22|

Not by renowned haikist Franco Debono: 17 Black Who owns seventeen black? Not me. Not you. But someone does and knows it!

So here’s the limit of Labour’s friendliness with the construction industry

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2018-05-16T07:56:32+02:00Wed, 16th May '18, 07:56|

When writing about the conservation of Dom Mintoff’s “modernist traditional” Ħal Tarxien villa yesterday I thought we can take some comfort that his house will stay on while everything around will be converted into the bog standard apartment blocks that are covering the country. Not quite as it turns out. Dom Mintoff’s villa is zoned [...]

Who owns 17 Black, prime minister?

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2018-05-16T07:30:11+02:00Wed, 16th May '18, 06:45|

Statement by #occupyjustice: Seventeen women clad in black stood on the steps of Castille, the office of Malta’s Prime Minister, holding cards reading “Who Owns 17 Black?” to mark seven months since the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The protest, carried out by #Occupyjustice activists, was in clear reference to the mystery client [...]

The old man’s house

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2018-05-15T17:57:22+02:00Tue, 15th May '18, 17:57|

Earlier today I wrote that ‘ironic’ no longer works for what is happening around us. If you’re around my age you remember Jagged Little Pill. “Mr Play It Safe was afraid to fly/ He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids good-bye/ He waited his whole damn life to take that flight/ And as the [...]