Welcome to our new black friends! I am white, in case you don't know, but my continent, Europe, is going all-black, unless we give Colonel Gaddafi five billion euros a year, according to him. I don't really see how he could do that, but if he can, bring it on, I say. After all, it doesn't matter what colour people are, so by not giving him five billion euros a year for no good reason we could use the money for something good. I'm confused by what he's saying though - he sees himself as a champion for Africa, but he talks of an influx of "starving and ignorant Africans". He's surely not saying that all Africans are starving and ignorant, so he must be saying that only starving and ignorant Africans would want to come here! Hey, Gaddafi, you take that back! Europe isn't that bad! We've come a long way since the days when we had to kidnap Africans to get them to come here - we've got colour telly now and everything. Anyway, we already have doctors and stuff from Africa - are they starving and ignorant? Or are the people who would come in the future different somehow from the people that have come in the past? Are you plotting some diabolical scheme with Berlusconi where you would select only the choicest African idiots and they would be given Italian citizenship to enable them to travel freely within Europe? I don't think so. He wouldn't go for that. He'd be worried that if they were that stupid they might all just stay in Italy to be close to him. Colonel, I can only conclude that you are full of it.
A load of animals in North America weren't wiped out by an asteroid strike thirteen thousand years ago, according to a news! Mammoth-killing space blast 'off the hook' is what is says. Off the hook? I shouldn't think it was worried anyway. Conviction rates are notoriously poor once a crime is more than eight thousand years past. Combined with the fact there there has never been a successful conviction of an asteroid in the history of this planet I think the asteroid would have been sleeping soundly in its bed tonight even without that news. But Mammoth-killing space blast 'off the meaningless, theoretical hook' wouldn't have made such a good headline, would it? Trick question. Obviously it would. That would have been an ace headline. Once again, why am I not in charge?
Finally, a rather confusing science news says that clean people feel morally superior, and are more likely to judge people harshly. How does that work? For one thing, I feel morally superior if I've been burying the dead in a war, or rescuing some kitten from an oil slick, even though I'm dirty. And generally one thing that makes me feel morally superior is not judging others harshly. If anything this strange study could be said to be a convoluted way of promoting dirtiness - "make sure you don't wash, or you'll turn into a nasty, judgemental piece of work". Is that what's wrong with those that read and write the Daily Mail and Daily Express? Do they wash too much? It's a funny thing, but people who are inclined to be so judgemental tend to be rather selective. When it comes to their opinion of themselves they are a lot more charitable.
that's all from me for now
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