012 Podcast announces end to its armed campaign from August 5, 2005

Shire Network News Archive
Shire Network News Archive
012 Podcast announces end to its armed campaign from August 5, 2005
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In this week’s edition of Shire Network News, the official podcast of Silent Running, Our Man in London reports that Tony Blair is apparently taking advice from Scott BurgessHarry and a few other bloggers on how to handle Jihadi inciters.

We go to Baghdad to speak to Omar, from Iraq the Model, about blogging from a war zone, and why what you see on your TV screen is most assuredly not the full picture.

As always we bring you the Full of Crap Report from Laurence Simon, at the end of which I practically beg him to get me a gig on the much bigger and more popular IMAO Podcast. It’s true, I have no shame, and there are no depths to which I will not sink in order to get some fame. What I really want to do eventually is direct though…

And finally we travel to the land of leprechauns, jigs, shamrocks, and…uh…kneecappings. Mick Fealty, the man behind the essential Northern Ireland blog/news portal Slugger O’Toole joins us to talk about the IRA‘s announcement it’s giving up it’s “armed struggle”, and what this means for the future of the province. Anything that means less media coverage for Ted Kennedy’s bloviating is fine with me.

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Podcast asks is there something to learn from the Israeli Healthcare system?

BrianofLondon's Forest Talks
BrianofLondon's Forest Talks
Podcast asks is there something to learn from the Israeli Healthcare system?
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Today’s podcast covers my recent experiences with the Israeli health system. I think there is a lot to learn: from booking a GP visit online; the efficiencies of the online systems for booking and results; fewer support staff than I remember from the UK; quick appointments.

The whole system isn’t perfect but even though the cost is somewhat obscured to the user at the point of delivery (just like in the UK system), to my eyes it seems to be run comparatively well.

Even though I’m nervous about my entire medical records being online, I must admit they make the entire system much more efficient and it is great to get emails a few hours after a complex test with a link to the full results.

What do you think? Leave comments below here on brianoflondon.me.

011 Podcast holds demonstration in Cairo from July 29 2005

Shire Network News Archive
Shire Network News Archive
011 Podcast holds demonstration in Cairo from July 29 2005
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In this week’s edition of Shire Network News, the official podcast of Silent Running, Our Man in London brings us up to date on how the cops cornered and tasered one of the tube bombing suspects only hours after a particularly clueless Muslim cleric in Birmingham insisted there was no evidence Muslims were involved. Andrew says moderate Muslims are really starting to make their voices heard, and the local (Muslim) MP has called for the cleric to be sacked.

As always we bring you the Full of Crap Report from Laurence Simon, and our feature interview this week is with Egyptian blogger Big Pharaoh, who along with his buddy Egyptian Sandmonkey responded to the Sharm El-Sheikh bombings by staging an anti-terrorist demonstration in Cairo. An anti-terrorist demonstration in Cairo!

Okay, it was relatively small, and they were eventually moved on by the police, and bureaucracy appears to have stymied their efforts to hold an even bigger protest at Al Azhar Park, but the Pharaoh says there’s a lot of changes coming in the Middle East, and if you listen to this podcast you’ll hear about some of them. For gods sake don’t miss his ringing personal endorsement of a certain leading Anglospheric political figure!

Oh yeah, some guy called Kiwi Bob shows up and talks about some blog he writes for. It’s called Silent Running or something. I’ve never heard of it, personally.

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010 Podcast discovers Jihadi books in Australia from July 23 2005

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010 Podcast discovers Jihadi books in Australia from July 23 2005
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In this week’s edition of Shire Network News, the official podcast of Silent Running, a report from Our Man in London on the latest bombings, Ted Lapkin from the Australian/Israel Jewish Affairs Committee on the sale of books advocating Jihad in Muslim bookstores in Australia, the Full of Crap Report from Laurence Simon, and an interview with a right-wing Jewish woman who edits a major New Zealand student magazine on why classical liberalism is “the new black”.

You can now subscribe to Shire Network News on Apple iTunes, although whether that remains the case after Apple hear what Lair says about them this week remains to be seen.

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009 Podcast blames West for anticipated anti-Podcast backlash from July 18 2005

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009 Podcast blames West for anticipated anti-Podcast backlash from July 18 2005
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In this week’s edition of Shire Network News, the official podcast of Silent Running, the Guardian’s “sassy” new trainee journalist, Dilpazier Aslam; the coming global Caliphate; blogger Scott Burgess weilds Google like a crusader sword; John Hawkins on why it’s possible to make gas from mustard; the War Room fact checks ABC on links between Saddam Hussein and terrorism; we have the London Report from Andrew Ian Dodge; we interview Thomas Haidon from the Free Muslim Coalition Against Terror on the Muslim response to the London bombings; the regular Full of Crap Report from uber funny blogger Laurence Simon; and an interview with blogger “Cyrus” who runs “Christian Hate”, devoted to combating modern Christian anti-zionism in general and the politicisation of the British charity Christian Aid in particular’ also mentioned by “Cyrus” are blogger/journalists Melanie Phillips and Stephen Pollard.

You can now subscribe to Shire Network News on Apple iTunes, although whether that remains the case after Apple hear what Lair says about them this week remains to be seen.

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