Start the Week Thread 30 December 2019

A recent survey about the far left Biased BBC licence tax found that 74% wanted change . The first opportunity is in 2022. Perhaps this can be the first step to the end of the Biased BBC in its current form .

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253 Responses to Start the Week Thread 30 December 2019

  1. Halifax says:

    Celebrity mastermind (they are all thick) … agenda at all. Question (I parahphrase)
    “Which US politician lost the US election in 2016 despite having more votes”…..
    They just don’t give up do they…..


    • StewGreen says:

      @Halifax some extra shenanigans there also
      last minute change of schedule in Scotland so “episode 4 of #celebritymastermind broadcast” again
      “We had it yesterday and are getting it again today.
      I want to see @GeoffNorcott”

      “OMG someone just won ‘Celebrity’ Mastermind with 14 points”

      “#CelebrityMastermind These ‘celebs’ really should not be allowed on this sort of show. What a bunch of idiots. School kids know more. Beast of burden. Berlin. Bigamy. Really?”

      “neither masterminds or celebrities”


  2. taffman says:

    “New maximum temperature for December recorded in Highlands”
    But couched within……….
    “If validated, it would be the hottest day of the month on record in Britain.”

    If validated ?


    • StewGreen says:

      LBC has
      “Met Office observation post in Cassley, in Sutherland, north Scotland, recorded a temperature of 16.8C at 3am on Sunday morning – this was well above the average nighttime temperature for that area in late December of zero degrees”

      BBC has
      “Data suggests a temperature of 18.7C was reached at Achfary, in the Highlands of Scotland, on 28 December.
      If validated, it would be the hottest day of the month on record in Britain.
      The current record stands at 18.3C, in Achnashellach in the Highlands on 2 December 1948.

      That suggests to me that these days there are dozens more amateur stations and this is where a new record us being claimed.
      but you see you weren’t recording there one hundred years ago so you can’t be sure it is a proper record.

      No place is it the “hottest ever”
      cos we’ve only been recording temperatures for the last second of an Earth life day.


  3. Dover Sentry says:

    Found this comment today by a Facebook member:

    “Just call up and say you only watch Netflix.
    No live TV or anything made by the ‘Boring B*stard Corporation’ ”

    I suspect that 2020 will be the year we see the ‘Boring B*stard Crumble’.


  4. StewGreen says:

    “Green Originals”
    3 weeks of Radio4 programming about environmental gamechangers

    6th of January Rachel Carson
    Nature writer Conor Jameson reflects on the impact of Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring, and the resonance that her work still has today.
    (only the first 5 are listed so far)

    “The series which assesses the work and impact of the pioneering scientists, campaigners and communicators
    of the last 60 years who’ve swum against the tide
    to influence our opinion and behaviour on the environment.”