511 Responses to Midweek Thread 8 September 2021

  1. MarkyMark says:

    Taliban end racism by never mentioning it again. FACT.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I don’t think the Taleban think in terms of race, it’s more whether someone is a Muslim or not, and then it’s degrees of the Muslim they are.

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      • tomo says:

        The Taliban are notionally Sunni as I understand it – the apparent friction with ISIS seems a bit weird … The Iranians …

        Quite the tangled web in that part of the world…

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        • MarkyMark says:

          We seem to have lost our grasp of right and wrong in 2018 and missing examples where things mess up.

          Take a religion of peace called Shia Islam and then add Sunni Islam. Drop them in the same place and you get Yemen.

          . . . .

          . . .
          Yemen (Islam with more Islam) is the world’s single largest humanitarian crisis.

          More than 80 per cent of the population urgently need emergency aid. (when Islam meets Islam)

          Around 18 million people do not have enough nutritious food and more than half of the population live without clean water. (when Islam meets Islam)

          The worst cholera epidemic ever recorded is still active in Yemen (when Islam meets Islam). There have been over one million suspected cases and more than 2,250 deaths. (when Islam meets Islam)

          Extreme hunger, disease and conflict are killing or injuring an estimated 75 people every day.(when Islam meets Islam)

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Race …. race to the bottom.

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      • tomo says:

        “The members of Congress know, from their colleagues in Congress that, uh, you know, the, looks like a tornado, they don’t call them that anymore, that hit the crops and wetlands in the middle of the country, in Iowa and Nevada. It’s just across the board.”

        How very dare you mock a man with a stutter.

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  2. vlad says:

    The liar in the White House and the liars at the BBC were keen to reassure us that the new, improved Taliban had noting to do with Al Qaeda – in fact were implacably opposed to them.

    This, of course served to reassure the world, and cover for the Imbecile. “Don’t worry, the Taliban are now the good guys, and nothing like mean old Al Qaeda.”

    Unfortunately, somebody forgot to tell Al Qaeda, who seem very pally indeed with the Taliban in the statement below. It is nothing less than a call to jihadist terrorist groups around the world to rise up and wage war against the West.

    Well done, Biden; well done, BBC.

    “Al-Qaeda’s congratulatory message to their longtime Taliban allies included a call for uprisings and action as “the defeat of the American empire of evil” stands as “a tremendous source of inspiration.”

    In a statement issued by the group’s General Command, al-Qaeda said Afghanistan was a model “in its resolve to confront Western invaders, refusing to bow down in the face of Western tyranny or abandon the way of jihad and martyrdom.”

    “This victory has demonstrated what the Islamic nation is capable of when it unites, takes up arms and fights in the way of Allah to defend its religion, its sanctities, its land and its wealth,” the statement continued. “These events prove that the way of jihad is the only way that leads to victory and empowerment.”

    Al-Qaeda called on followers “to prepare for the next stage of the struggle, the way for which has been paved by the victory of the defiant Afghan nation,” as “this historic victory will open the way for the Muslim masses to achieve liberation from the despotic rule of tyrants who have been imposed by the West on the Islamic world.”

    The group predicted that Afghanistan could herald a “prelude to the liberation of Palestine from Zionist occupation,” adding that “it is worth mentioning here that these historic events offer and opportunity for the masses in Europe and East Asia to break free from the shackles of American hegemony.”

    Al-Qaeda called on Afghans “to unite around the blessed leadership” of the Taliban and to abide by the group’s “decisions and Shariah-based policies.”

    Congratulations to the Taliban have come from various terror outlets around the globe, from al-Qaeda Kurdish Battalions and Hurras Al Din in Syria to Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin in Mali and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

    “This victory is not just a victory for Afghanistan, it is a victory for the flag bearers of Kalema [the word] all over the world,” Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh said in a statement. “This victory will be a stepping stone to bring back the lost glory of the Muslims in the world, inshallah.”

    https://www.hstoday.us/featured/al-qaeda-talibans-tremendous-inspiration-paves-way-for-next-stage-of-jihad/

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “This victory is not just a victory for Afghanistan, it is a victory for the flag bearers of Kalema [the word] all over the world,” Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh said in a statement. “This victory will be a stepping stone to bring back the lost glory of the Muslims in the world, inshallah.”

      . . . .

      0. Islam asks you to have zero thought about it’s origins and practices. And make zero comparisons with successful cultures.

      1. Islam asks for one simple thing. Islam asks for everything – finance, religion, police, morals, schools, law, food, science, clothes, art and your body to be Islamic.

      2. Islam only has two problems – Muhammed and Mohammed. Once the first problem has been solved then the second one can be solved easily.

      3. Islam offers three things. In the Koran it offers Peace, War and then a Continuation of War. In your life Islam wants you to subjugate yourself, subjugate your family and then subjugate everyone else.

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  3. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #2 – the BBC are upset by the level of illegal immigration into the UK – not.

    They invite Craig McKinley MP (Con) for Thanet South to comment. He suggests four remedies to the Montacutie who responds with the French Calais MP’s remarks on TOADY some four hours before. Craig doesn’t fold in front of Sarah’s response and is tough. He suggests his favoured remedy is to immediately deport illegals but it would help to amend our Law.

    The Government has an 80-seat majority. Why not already? The US does it. Australia does it. That is one for the PM to answer. Maybe now that he has got the Health & Social Care reform Bill proposals sorted …. ?

    After all, the Labour Party Opposition may be starting the search for a new Leader after tonight . . . ….. .

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  4. MarkyMark says:

    On Monday, 785 people arrived in 27 boats while French authorities stopped 378 people from making the crossing, the Home Office confirmed.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-58484976

    HA HA HA HA HA

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  5. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm R4 “Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news: this is the programme about a revolution in media.”

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    • StewGreen says:

      topic #1 TV has failed the disabled
      only 3.6% of media managers are “disabled”
      FFS that is a problem with fluid definitions
      You have to stick by proper definitions
      eg don’t call high function autistics like Chris Packham “disabled”

      Black guest “The media industry is homogenous full of white Cis-men”

      Topic #2 Privatising Channel4 , David Epstein’s opinion

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      • StewGreen says:

        Ros Atkins was very rude to David Elstein talking all overhim whn he was explaining that Channel 4 was so inefficient
        “cut it’s budget last year.. but then greatly increased staff pay”
        “has 10 times the number of programming staff as Channel5” etc.

        FFS Elstein did used to run Channel5

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  6. BRISSLES says:

    Having worked in the NHS, and discussing with a current Radiologist about yet another massive injection of cash for this behemoth, we both wondered where the hell this money is going, and what its actually for ?

    We heard its to facilitate help with the backlog from Covid, but, what does that mean exactly ? certainly not more staff – as it takes years to train (there is already a Bank back up anyway), definitely not wages, new equipment ? well, that takes time to manufacture – install- and be trained for.

    Or, is it paying for the import of yet more doctors from abroad ?

    My Radiologist friend cant see her daily job being improved any by throwing money at her department – although she has been currently working 12 hour shifts on the MRI machine.

    We chuck billions at this institution yet it still fails to work properly. Its unlikely to improve either, with constant house building ensuring the new owners all flock to the local surgeries to see a hologram of a GP, then in turn arrive at A & E. This is of course without mentioning the tens of thousands of refugees and migrants already here and continuing to arrive.

    I’ll say it now, if its a choice of seeing my GP face to face for £20 or waiting eternally for a phone call in 3 weeks time, then I’ll pay the fee. This is what they want, and it will happen.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Brissles, I did hear one commentator on R4 – Kings Fund, I think – talk about the consultants needed to clear potential Pandemic backlogs. I guess a lot of the extra dosh will be swallowed in high levels of overtime payments to already high paid consultants. At least they will be helping to pay for their own overtime …..

      You could be correct on the total privatisation front. GP Practices are already ‘privately owned entities’ and the NHS needs to be careful about how they behave in the winter ahead and winters beyond that. Labour privatised bits of the NHS when they were in Government.

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      • Scroblene says:

        I’m sure the desperate requirement for ‘diversity’ experts trumps any need for citizens to be treated for illness, Brissles and Snuffers.

        There has to be the correct box-ticking by time-servers in the NHS which results in nothing more than another swathe of box-ticking.

        The sums paid to such irrelevant people are an utter disgrace, especially as most of the sinecures will have to go to un-qualified foreigners, who can’t speak a word of English.

        It seems that all a doctor needs these days is an iPad and a list of names supplied by his old surgery, where he or she used to ‘work’!

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  7. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    In the USA they have Bounty Hunters.

    Instead of all the pathetic governments mishandling of the illegal invasion which is only encouraging more of them to make the crossing why not offer our citizens a bounty for each illegal immigrant returned to France.

    A picture or video of them towing a boatload of future benefit seekers back into Calais or onto a beach and a bounty of £1000 for each illegal prevented plus a couple of thousand for the boat would soon stop them.
    Maybe get the Gurkhas to patrol the channel, the new Britons wouldn’t dare to chance it against these boys.

    There are so many ways to stop them.
    The problem is, the government does NOT want to stop them.
    They want them to come.
    It’s just another example of the government not doing what the majority of the electorate want (and what they said they would do if voted in)

    All we have is left wing parties to vote for.
    As mentioned in an earlier post, there’s a huge gap for at least 52% of the electorate if we get an actual right of centre party.
    Until then, all politicians are our enemies. It’s the people versus the politicians.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Emmanuel, “It’s the people versus the politicians.” that was my prediction for future wars on, probably Nick Robinson’s Blog, way back when he was Political Editor for the BBC.

      It has already happened to an extent elsewhere in the world: Chinese Government has two groups opposed to it and is fighting them: Hong Kongers and Uighurs. Myanmar has a population who do not like the military government. Cuba has a restless population as does Venezuela. Argentina could head in that direction, too. Think the African continent has a couple of wars with people versus the Government but cannot think who they are. CAR? DR Congo?

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  8. s.trubble says:

    SNP on the march?
    Interesting article in the Mail yesterday (Ephraim Hardcastle) about Peston resigning as bBC economics senior DJ.

    This was where his critical report on the SNP,s financial prospects for independence was pulled minutes before the 10 o,clock news just ahead of the 2014 vote.(once in a generation)

    said it was Salmond going bonkers fear that freaked the BBCs. goon show.

    beleive that if you will!!!.

    He said he was biting his tongue …until now

    Well Bob step up and play….cos Gnasher Krankie has got the old 78 back out and has committed to a “detailed prospectus”
    for a new go at their pathological madness.

    They have also been living up to their trademark hatred of all things Unionist in recent weeks by adopting their primary modus operandi;

    “Ashamed of Nothing ,Offended by everything.”

    How very Sinn Fein!

    On a lighter note SNP voters in Scotland have been defined in 3 categories;

    1) Brigadoon Dreamers

    2) Uk/England haters and;

    3) Complete Morons

    PS Hint to Boris….none of these groups do facts….so get the dark arts to work.

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  9. StewGreen says:

    Aug 21 BBC More or Less did a prog about a guy I’ve never heard of
    Dr Robert Moses,”pioneer in US civil rights and mathematics education has died”
    He happens to be black

    Only 1 listener tweeted an opinion

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  10. BRISSLES says:

    My belief is that the only way to stop the Channel Regatta will be for a lot of drownings to happen. That may sound callous, but at the moment with only one body accounted for out of the thousands who’ve arrived, then its hardly a “risking their life” journey – as the media so succinctly report, is it.

    Lives need to be lost in great numbers, so that potential migrants really do think twice about risking their lives. Nothing else will put them off.

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    • Doublethinker says:

      Agree. If Hague is correct about there being massive ongoing immigration from Africa into Europe in the next decades , then Europeans must decide whether to see their countries destroyed or to protect their borders by whatever means necessary.
      This stark choice has been hidden from most Europeans for the past forty years by the liberal establishment and MSM but it will soon become apparent to even the most myopic amongst us that there are only two options , resist or see our home lands transformed , undoubtedly for the worse, by thirdworlders.
      The crackpot idea that Europe can absorb ever growing numbers of migrants who magically on landing there instantly abandon their cultures and medieval beliefs , will be seen to be the biggest lie ever told.

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  11. Dobyns says:

    When I first saw the headline I thought, “Surely this is from the Babylon Bee”.

    It’s not …

    Tough call for al beeb, do we go with the EU lover or the LGBTQWTFAYFKM+ lover. Who do we remain true to?

    Decisions, decisions …

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    • LynetteO says:

      It’s good to occassionally highlight what can be done for people. Pity the BBC doesn’t show solutions to problems . See what a charity “Innovation Africa” has done for Africans.

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      • JimS says:

        All those Africans and not an ‘afro’ in sight.

        How come Africa can’t buy solar panels and plastic water tanks itself? Where does the money from Copper, Gold, Diamonds and Coffee go?

        These Africans haven’t even developed technologies used by Ancient Egyptians yet ship them to Europe and they claim to be engineers and doctors.

        Programmes like these have been going on for decades, shouldn’t they be self-starting by now?

        Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and he will be fed for a lifetime. Give a man a flame and he will be warm for a moment; set a man aflame and he will be cold forever. (Winnie Mandela)

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    • JohnC says:

      When did they promise anyway ?. Is there some video of the top-Tally holding three fingers up and saying ‘I promise to …’ ?.
      Just saying something doesn’t make it a promise.
      Everyone – and I mean everyone – knew there was no chance they would appoint a woman minister.

      This – and the same we are seeing on the BBC – is like cry baby children in the playground. It’s pathetic.

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  12. tomo says:

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    • digg says:

      I believe Tucker has hit the nail on the head when he talks about the woke media protecting the powerful and harming the weaker people at the bottom of the food chain as it were.

      The social media bigwigs, the left-wing media are all enmeshed in this protective shield around the lying and corrupt people of the left at the top of the heap, particularly in the USA.

      The same principle has run throughout our education system, our public bodies, our local authorities our health services etc. and now we see an increasing number of private Companies getting behind the message so as to be seen as supporting the “just cause”.

      My own bank (very soon to be ex bank!) has just announced that they will no longer be offering banking to any Company in the fossil fuel industry. An outrageous and partisan act that has no moral grounding whatsoever. The bank is blind to the fact that hammering any industry in this way that supports many jobs and props up the nations economy can only make life harder and more uncomfortable for those weaker people at the bottom of the chain I mentioned earlier. However they just don’t care as Tucker said. They have their eyes on a seat at the table of power in due course.

      The psychology behind this trend is not accidental, it has been carefully crafted and has succeeded in blinding many otherwise normal people to what is really going on and why. In the fullness of time, should it succeed we will have a society run by a class of marxist zealots for their own aggrandisement and the rest of us will be merely cannon fodder.

      That’s if they allow us to exit the womb alive when we consume too much of their resources!

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      • Seppers says:

        I sensed something along those lines when the left got friendly with George Osborne over being ant-Brexit.

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  13. Scroblene says:

    Just had a quick run through a few news items, and sadly had to look at the BBC’s website!

    Hellfire, what blasted country do we live in these days?

    Loads of pics of foreigners, loads of saddo stories from people who never take resposibilty for their own, stupid actions, pathetic ‘sports’ yarns with the usual thick over-paid footballers and the like, a few disabled stories, and rubbishy stuff to promote a feeble, woke environment.

    The awful BBC sure knows how to present a once-great country as a swamp of uncertainty, failure and disgrace.

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    • BRISSLES says:

      Hmmmmm on the one hand there are moans that property has to be sold to pay for elderly social care.

      Then, there are moans from those on the Left – no doubt all home owners, who object to NI being raised in order to pay for elderly social care, because it will affect the vulnerable and poorly paid. Well, actually the vulnerable and poorly paid WILL have their social care paid for.

      Reducing the Foreign Aid bill would have been a far popular choice, and the dissenters would have been swatted away like flies.

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  15. Guest Who says:

    “Let’s play a game…”

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  16. Thoughtful says:

    UK media faking the news yet again to fit their far left agenda.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9968705/Gay-man-homophobic-slur-carved-buttocks-horrific-attack-eight-men-Madrid.html

    A story of a gay man who was ‘attacked’ and had a word carved into his backside by a gang of masked men.

    This is untrue and the media knows it is because Reuters has reported the truth.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-crime-lgbt/alleged-victim-of-madrid-homophobic-attack-says-injuries-were-consensual-interior-ministry-idUSKBN2G41UK

    “A 20-year old Spanish man who said a masked gang assaulted him with a knife in Madrid and carved a homophobic slur into his buttocks has since told police the injuries were consensual, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.”

    Be on the lookout for this story and use the link to scotch their lies.

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  17. taffman says:

    “Migrants continue to cross Channel as Priti Patel meets counterpart”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-58484976
    A total waste of time!
    Patel has to go. The ECHR has to go . Mass invasion has to go in the interest of Great Britain’s security and safety.
    The Tory Party promised to take control of our borders.
    The only thing they are taking control of is the people of Britain. Where are the rest of the Tory MPs? Another broken promise.

    Well here is another broken promise from 2015……………
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-pledges-to-control-and-reduce-immigration

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Not sure it’s Patels fault, from what I gather it’s the bottler who is forcing her hand and if she was allowed free rein she would be far more effective.

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      • Londoner says:

        Thoughtful, I think you’re probably right. Boris wants to be all things to all men (and women), rather along the same lines as Blair and Cameron. He wants to look good across the world, hence all the green stuff, and he wants to look good to the MSM. The only people it doesn’t matter about him looking good to are the ordinary indigenous population of this country, because we have no power and no say in how this country is run. It’s very ironic that Patel, of Indian origin, sees the danger we’re in more than the PM.

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        • Fedup2 says:

          Nut nut knows there is no real opposition – power is all that matters – manifestos are toilet paper – he knows it’s just a ‘choice ‘ between coke or Pepsi .

          We go on about ‘diversity of thought ‘ – well there is little diversity of politics either – .

          I do wonder how people would react if there was a rapid economic strain such as increasing inflation / interest rates which were beyond the control of nut nut ….

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      • taffman says:

        Hire an unused cruise ship and man it with Royal Marines and RN Sailors. Put the illegals in the ship off shore and process them on board.
        Putting them in 4 Star hotels is a disgusting abuse of public money which will be siphoned of us the people of Britain. All done under the Tory Government’s watch . A government of broken promises and discard of the safety of the nation.
        Simples

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  18. Fedup2 says:

    C4 reports that the taliban isnt going to have elections as they are a waste of time and money – so they do have something in common with the US Democrats then …

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  19. harry142857 says:

    Ten minutes until England footballers take the knee in Poland.

    Cue the shocked ITV commentator Sam Matterface to express his usual faux shock, and the inevitable BBC headlines of player abuse. Expect some junior hack is waiting in Salford to upload the already written article.

    I hope the Eagles boo as loudly as their Hungarian counterparts.

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  20. G.W.F. says:

    Disappointed with the Tallies, painting over Floyd George’s mural

    https://thepostmillennial.com/taliban-paint-over-george-floyd-mural-in-kabul

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    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      The news of the desecration left me shocked and devastated.
      I need trauma counselling.

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  21. Thoughtful says:

    The Second Coming

    By William Butler Yeats

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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  22. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV
    8pm BBC1 “The repair shop: a bloke dressed as a woman has brought in a camera.”

    9pm BBC2 Jay’s Yorkshire Repair Shop

    10pm Channel 4 a new Grenfell doco

    10pm BBC2 Mock the Week

    10:30pm Lefty-Views-Night

    9pm BBC4 H2O …no doubt banging on about Global Warming

    The Grand Designs viwers’ bingo card
    https://twitter.com/afrayn/status/1304021959798292482

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  23. Guest Who says:

    Missed him. Well, a bit.

    And he has… ‘a take’.

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  24. StewGreen says:

    I never listen to BBC so called comedy anymore

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  25. Eddy Booth says:

    54123.jpg

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Prison Break on R4

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  27. Thoughtful says:

    One thing I have been mulling over the past few days is just how bad a President Obama really was, and how well the media covered up for him. Even today the liberal left reveres him as some kind of demi God and criticism is verboten. So when it comes to examining the root causes of Americas problems the media and the liberal left (often the same thing) are prepared to throw Biden to the wolves before admitting or criticising their golden boy.

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    • JimS says:

      Without doubt Obama was the worst US president in living memory – until now.

      The fact that the Nobel Peace Prize was lined up for him before he was sworn-in shows how deranged the ‘liberal left’ was.

      He always came across to me as a cold, clueless ditherer, with an underlying hatred of Britain and its former colony, the USA.

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  28. StewGreen says:

    Saka Troll apologises to BBC about trolling Black footballer

    Does that sound like a white English person ? Nope

    BBC “most of the people behind the accounts seemed to be from overseas”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58466849

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  29. StewGreen says:

    R4 Arts Show
    surprising content …. not

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  30. StewGreen says:

    Coming up on the Sunday book show

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  31. pugnazious says:

    The Today interview with Savid Javid by Nick Robinson was classic BBC…and the usual Nick Robinson grandstanding…the ‘interview’ shaped more to show what a brilliant star Robinson is rather than actually inform and educate the listeners.

    Naturally we had the ‘Since the Tories’ line…the NHS and social care has been getting worse ever ‘since the Tories’ came to power…forgetting of course a massive [Labour] economic crunch as well as a disastrous pandemic [response].

    The line that really got me was when Javid was recounting what the Tories had done for the NHS…extra pay, resources, staff and services etc. Robinson jumped in to dismiss that with a surprising statement that ‘Nobody is interested in the input [money], they are only interested in the outcomes..the results!’

    This from a BBC that relentlessly demands the government spend more and more money….more and more ‘input’.

    Robinson minutes later then, with no shame, raised the question of money and demanded to know if the government was providing enough…and then wanted to know how it was all going to be paid for. But…who’s interested in that eh?

    Robinson also claimed that it was the ‘Tory Press’ that was claiming the money would be ‘gobbled up by the NHS’ as if the Right were against the ‘solution’.

    Funny thing is I believe just about every man and his dog were asking where the money might actually end up….here’s, em, the BBC today…

    ‘Today is first and foremost a huge tax increase that will be spent by the NHS. ‘

    And the Tory Press Guardian…

    ‘“This is a recovery plan for the NHS and that is very obvious. The funding pot being talked about for social care is not sufficient to even address the issues of today.”’

    The IFS [not exactly a Tory supporting institution]…

    ‘The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) also warned that “an ever-growing NHS budget could swallow up all of this week’s tax rise, leaving little for social care”.’

    Just the usual gotcha point-scoring nonsense from Robinson…the man who stated as fact that Gaza [unoccupied] was the world’s worst and biggest open prison…..Any wonder Jews are being beaten up on the streets of Britain by Muslims.

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    • Scroblene says:

      It got worse during the night, Pug.

      R5Dinghy had a ‘papers’ bit where it was presented by a gibbering third-former with a foreign-sounding name, presumably doing work experience on a West Country hick-town rag, who spent the next five minutes obsessing about an article in the guardian which he claimed was so incisive in its view on the government’s NI increase.

      Then the odd little boy said it all again…

      Then he even said it all again!

      It’s usually clear from most immature people who aren’t sure of their ground, that just repeating what they think will only make themselves feel good, but for Dotun to let the lad ramble on all that time was pathetic!

      They only had to show that the kid was QWERTYUIOP, and every box would have been ticked!

      Thursdays on R5Dinghy is usually quite entertaining, as there are good guys like Jonathan Wingate, or Mark Webster, talking about their music experiences, but last night was the usual short-dial callers, giggling inanely, like Kamiller Norris does, and being genuinely boring.

      I slept well after all that…

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  32. digg says:

    So the new multi million pound gift to the NHS given away by Boris immediately sparks a spurt of £200,000 pa appointment splurge of new manager roles in the NHS. They are just taking the piss!

    I believe the NHS have brought out the violin purely to feather the nests of its massively over staffed Admin hordes. It’s just a game of grab and grab and if we complain they immediately point at and hide behind the stress of “front line” staff. They are in my opinion greedy opportunists and it will eventually lead to the death of the NHS, I sincerely hope so…

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  33. Luton Reject says:

    Remember Tony Selby the once popular actor from shows such as Get Some In and many others? Perhaps you’ll remember Stuart Damon, popular in his day in cult show The Champions. Sadly both gentlemen are no longer with us. Selby died a few days ago and Damon passed in June. I’m sure those of us of a certain age remember them well. Unfortunately the BBC chooses not to.

    This has become standard practice for the BBC regarding white males, regardless of how well-known they once were. Instead we are informed of the death of black, gay US Motown singer Carl Bean, an obscure figure who never bothered the UK charts, and of interest only to the BBC bubble for obvious reasons. Incredibly, at the time of writing the BBC consider this story as the fourth biggest story in the world right now.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58493076

    You have to tick a box or be a left wing activist or preferably both to be remembered by the bigots and cultural vandals at the BBC.

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    • JohnC says:

      Google doesn’t even return any results for Tony Selby and the BBC. Did they even report it ?.

      I doubt 0.1% of people outside the BBC and the gay community (of which they employ a very disproportionate number) have ever heard of ‘Carl Bean’, the singer of LGBT pride anthem.

      ‘Get Some In’ is part of our history. Bean is not. There is no question : the BBC does not represent Britain or the people who pay their wages any more. These far-left ‘elites’ have global ambitions now and the general public are just white racist bigots they despise.

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      • Luton Reject says:

        John, I’ve been unable to find any mention of the passing of Tony Selby or Stuart Damon on the BBC site. I’m sure they didn’t report either. Other news sites did report these deaths.

        So far, of the main British press, only The Guardian and the BBC are reporting on Carl Bean. Says it all really.

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        • taffman says:

          Carl Bean , who he ?

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          • Guest Who says:

            It’s a tragedy.

            Filming of ‘Sharpe’s Kabul’ has been postponed indefinitely.

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        • Scroblene says:

          The nearest they get is using something in the Radio Times, which is in fact just a ‘puff’ for Doctor Who, another failing revived-but-not- living prog.

          I only found this by Goggling images, and then can see which rag did a decent obit, which seems everyone did, except the bbc.

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      • vlad says:

        I think I’ve discovered why the BBC would revere the unknown Carl Has-Bean. Wiki describes him as: An American singer and activist who was the founding prelate of the Unity Fellowship Church Movement, a liberal protestant denomination that is particularly welcoming of lesbians, gay and bisexual African Americans.

        How many boxes can one man tick?

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        • JohnC says:

          He’s an icon for the staff at the ‘International Fudge Ltd’ packing department. Which has lots of ex-employees now working at the BBC and Guardian – hence the articles.

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  34. JohnC says:

    Afghanistan: Women protest against all-male Taliban government
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-58490819

    And a video with the caption:
    A group of women protest in Kabul against the all-male Taliban government

    The only sign I can read from the group of 10 women in the best video they have says ‘Why the world is watching us silently and cruelly ?’. Nothing about the government – which I suspect is the last thing on their minds. Perhaps the threat of having fingers cut off if they wear nail varnish or beaing beaten if they go out alone for years to come is more pressing to them.

    But things might change in this country – which has been taken over by an armed insurgency and is now a military dictatorship – because:
    ‘The EU said the Islamist group had reneged on promises to make their government “inclusive and representative”‘. No doubt the BBC will be demanding some gay people in there too next week.

    This narrative is beyond ridiculous. I find it utterly disgusting that the BBC are using these plight of these women for their own woke agenda. I don’t believe for one second that the lack of women in government is behind the protests : I am certain they are doing it because people like the BBC are egging them on with stories like this and now Joe Biden has put them in this hopeless position, it is their last chance before the BBC lose interest and focus on some other poor b*st*rds for their agenda.

    Enjoy watching these women get beaten, imprisoned and murdered BBC. In the context of the situation there, the fact there are no women in government is absolutely irrelevant and not a single person expected it.

    Their blood is on your hands. You are sacrificing them for your own political purposes. Hitler is watching with a smile on his face.

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  35. vlad says:

    GB News lays into BBC tests to determine their staff privilege.

    As Colin Brazier says, there’s something sinister about dressing up agitprop and social engineering in the form of a child’s game.

    Indeed. Sinister, woke, identity politics, patronising, divisive, racialist, almost colonialist. In a word: the BBC.

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    • JohnC says:

      We learn something every day: for me, the difference between racism and racialism.

      Racist can be defined as: “The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races”.

      ‘Racialists can commonly be identified by noting their tendency towards bringing the topic of race into every discussion concerning members of different races, especially in cases in which race has no basis.’

      ‘Racism is currently on the fringes of social thought, while racialism remains prevalent in the mainstream. What we call institutionalised racism would more accurately be described as institutionalised racialism.’

      I would go further to suggest that the problem with ‘racialists’ (which the BBC most definitely are) is that their motivation is usually founded on racism against whatever races they DON’T keep bringing into the conversation.

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      • JimS says:

        Racism, isn’t that the word that we used to use before we imported all those American race-based ideas that equated Jamaicans who came to the UK by choice with those dark-skinned Americans who were most fortunate to have been born to the children of Africans who didn’t go to America by choice?

        There are an awful lot of American ideas that it would be better for Europe if they had stayed in America.

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        • JohnC says:

          I heard ‘racialist’ first on Love Thy Neighbour were Eddie was calling the ‘Racialist relations board’. I always presumed the Left changed it to ‘racist’ because it’s a nice short word which can be spat at people.

          Love Thy Neighbour was very astute in it’s observations. The only racist on the show was white Eddie, the hard-left unionist who had the biggest mouth and was always the loser. Plus the black guy had a gorgeous wife whereas Eddie’s was fat and frumpy.

          They even captured the shameless hypocrisy of the Left when Eddie told us he had a ‘Stop racialism’ sticker on his car.

          If I occasionally watch it from my archive of classic comedies, I always find the outrage of those who had banned it to be highly amusing. They even had the black guy ‘white-facing’ in one episode which carries the sentence ‘ruination by twitter’ for any white person who does it.

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  36. JohnC says:

    Todays ‘Must See’:
    Animals ‘shapeshifting due to climate change’
    https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-58487050

    ‘When you hear the word “shapeshifting” you probably think of a sci-fi or horror film, and not the climate.’

    Is there no end to this relentless bullsh!t ?.

    Apparently a parrots beak is getting bigger because of climate change. The only explanation is that it has to to stay cooler.

    I checked who wrote this report and it’s a PhD student whose topic is ‘looking at how birds change their morphology in response to climate change’. So not quite an unbiased asessment then : she has to find as many examples as she can make up to get her PhD. Of course the BBC don’t mention this.

    Is there any wonder I immediately thing ‘BS’ when I read any report about climate change ?. It’s ALWAYS from someone with their own undeclared reasons for doing it. In this case for her career – but usually it’s just for funding.

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  37. JohnC says:

    Clifton man sent women rape and acid attack threats
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-58491156.

    This is a particularly nasty and unpleasant story – but the BBC write very few words about it considering it’s nature. Surely not because he is black ?.

    That story is bad enough, but the real story is lower in the page where ‘Abdul Hasib Elahi’ (from Birmingham) a “sadistic” paedophile and prolific blackmailer who admitted 158 offences against 79 victims and was convicted in June this year. Some only 8 months old.

    There is a remarkably short BBC report on this from 7 June. I don’t recall seeing it at all. I would absolutely expect the horrific nature of this story to lead to many follow-on stories and demands for something to be done to stop it happening again – but it appears in one single article on the BBC which I suspect slipped through to the regional pages very quickly.

    Don’t worry if you missed it. Plenty more examples on the way from where Abdul came from. But you’ll have to be quick to catch them before they disappear to make room for more demands that the Taliban be more diverse and inclusive.

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  38. Guest Who says:

    Simpo appears flummoxed.

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    • Guest Who says:

      You spoil us, Mr. Ambassador.

      Hopefully the drugs and playboys are still ok.

         11 likes

    • JohnC says:

      This ‘But you promised ..’ which all the gullible left-wing saps like Simpson keep crying is getting embarassing. They are like children.

      Why would people who are torturing and murdering hundreds if not thousands and who come from a 3rd world Muslim country where cheating and corruption are a way of life care about some ‘promise’ they made ?. These people only care about 2 things : power and money.

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  39. Guest Who says:

    Femi and YAB and Champion not letting their slots across Sky and BBC go that easily.

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  40. taffman says:

    “Channel crossings: Priti Patel authorises turning back of migrant boats “
    “Her plan to force boats back into French waters is also likely to be opposed by French authorities who consider it to be dangerous.”
    More nonsense . Why wasn’t this done before ?

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  41. Guest Who says:

    Confucius he say: “do not enter vessel of rubber and venture into the waves; little chance of getting disastrously wet”.

    Does cramp the style of emoting ‘reporters’, mind.

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    • taffman says:

      Guest Who
      “The former head of the Border Force, Tony Smith, described them as ‘highly dangerous”
      How many did Tony Smith let in ?

         5 likes

    • JohnC says:

      Which bit is dangerous exactly ?. The couple of minutes turning them around or if the lunatics jump overboard and try to swim ?.

      And why has it taken so long for it to be authorised ?. Have they block booked all the hotels now ?.

      And I wonder if the Muslim passengers throw Christians off the boat like the do in the Med. Not that you will ever learn that from the BBC.

         6 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure.
      https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about

      The suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last year had been rescued from the Libyan civil war by the Royal Navy. Salman Abedi detonated a home-made bomb in the foyer of the Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017 as concert-goers, many of them children, were leaving the venue.31 Jul 2018

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The EU plans to send 10,000 more border guards to tackle unlawful immigration by 2020, the European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker said in his annual state of the union address.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45492746

      Juncker: EU will send additional 10,000 guards to borders
      Published12 September 2018

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  42. JohnC says:

    Just seen this. Apparently posting this on facebook is enough to put you in jail for 3 months:

    “Well it took three ethnic players to f*** it up. Unlucky England. Sack them three monkeys.”

    ‘He was given a 14-week jail sentence, suspended for 18 months with 30 days rehabilitation work on racism and diversity, directed by the Probation Service.’

    ‘he was told by the judge the offence merited immediate custody, but due to his lack of previous convictions, early guilty plea, his show of remorse and the prospect of rehabilitation spoken of in his probation report, he could give the defendant a second chance and suspend the jail sentence.’

    Jesus H Christ. I can’t see calling them ethnic players can be construed as anything but fact – so 3 months in jail for calling them monkeys ????. WTF ?. I can’t help thinking about all those ‘police’ TV programs where we discover all the a-holes who robbed houses or stole cars they caught were eventually released without charge.

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    • G says:

      John,
      Changes to the cistern flushing system: The Rule of Law has hitherto taken the ‘economy’ volume flush. Now, its full flush.

         2 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Man sacked from Asda after sharing Billy Connolly’s ‘thoughts on religion’
      He had shared Scottish comedian’s offering but at least one colleague took offence

         2 likes

    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      In my opinion, Gareth Southgate, who is cringe makingly PC, wanted three black players to win the Championship for England. There were other players who could have taken the penalties, two had just been converted by white players after all, but he wanted the last three to be scored by black players. But they missed all three. Well done Gareth, you PC tool.

      I think I am safe in criticizing Southgate, as he is white, and white men have no rights.

         6 likes

  43. Guest Who says:

    Even the safe version (well, in their terms) they use at W1A and teach on Ceebeebeebies?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58474438

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  44. Guest Who says:

    The BBC Moaning Emole reprises a famous Coke jingle…

    ***

    The Kenyans who are helping the world to cheat

    If a student in London or New York goes online to pay somebody to do their essay, the chances are the work will actually end up being done by somebody in Kenya. Kennedy used to work as a teacher but for the past five years he’s made his living in a very different way. “I do academic writing,” he says.

    He’s part of a truly global online industry, which is booming in Kenya. But what Kennedy and many other Kenyans call “academic writing”, the rest of the world calls cheating. If you’re a student or a school pupil who is struggling with an assignment, or you just can’t be bothered, then Kennedy and his team of writers will do it for you – for the right fee. You then hand it in, pretend it’s your own work and hope you don’t get caught.

    ***
    There’s also the ‘special stuff’ Kennedy and colleagues do for cubicle gardeners at W1A on climate, science, Islamic slaughter involving men from Norway…

    Read full article >

    Reha Kansara & Ed Main
    BBC Trending

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  45. Up2snuff says:

    TOADY Watch #1 – I cannot believe my ears, did they really state that?

    Apparently, according to the 6 a.m. News some ‘scientists’ (so-called) have done some research on the North Sea floor and found all sorts of valleys and ridges down there. They also consider the East Coast of England is subsiding into the sea because of Climate Change. Yes, really.

    Interestingly, the article about this on the BBC web-site does not mention that claim by the scientists. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58479485

    I wonder if that little bit in the 6 a.m. News was put in there by the Horror-to-be (or one of his side-kicks, McGrath & Amos) as an ever more desperate attempt to convince any in the public that knows nothing about tectonic plate shift that they need to be terrified of Global Warming and Climate Change before and during COP26?

       9 likes

    • G says:

      That particular ‘news’ broadcast also told me that, ‘Border Force will be turning the rubber boats back’. Wow! I foolishly thought. Just clickbait really, because getting past the headline, the detail of the announcement was, “will be” transformed into, “could”. Now that’s still an incentive to arrive and/or Border Force making a bit of money on the side with bribes from the traffickers (the French Government) as maybe they will or maybe they won’t. Good old Bottler, imprecise as always. Loads of challenges in the courts at public expense on the back of, ‘slip and slide’ policies. We have yet to see if its a lie. The Boris a**hole has to go along with priti useless!

         9 likes

      • Up2snuff says:

        G, it did, yes. But a further reading of the ‘small print’ was “if the weather conditions permit”. That, to me, seems to be a case of the BBC not paying attention to its own recent news reports which stated that in the good weather following a spell of bad weather, the illegal crossings have resumed. The BBC have been forced to not ignore it any longer.

        Maybe we need a new BBC disinformation campaign? Get the BBC to put the news of the valleys and ridges in the floor of the North Sea onto World Service around the globe. Get some silly environmental campaigner (Greta would be great) to state that, because of Global Warming and Climate Change the North Sea floor is sliding south into the English Channel and will swallow whole or cut to shreds any RIB or inflatable trying to cross it on the surface, ie. anything not built of steel or alloy and weighing hundreds of tonnes.

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  46. Guest Who says:

    Talking to estate agents lately.

    Seems the shire markets are booming due to white flight from London.

    Soon just Sadiq, BBC cubicle garden cousins and Norwegian men.

    And Boris and Priti.

       9 likes

  47. Guest Who says:

    Chatting with the kids about careers.

    Torn between hospital administrators and RiB sales in Calais.

    Maybe politics?

       7 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      Annual changes in MPs’ pay are linked to changes in average earnings in the public sector using Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.

      ​Date ​Annual salary
      April 2020 £81,932
      April 2019 £79,468
      April 2018 £77,379
      April 2017 £76,011
      ​April 2016 ​£74,962
      ​May 2015 ​£74,000
      ​April 2014 ​£67,060
      ​April 2013 ​£66,396
      April 2012 £65,738
      April 2011 £65,738
      April 2010​ ​£65,738

      https://www.theipsa.org.uk/mps-pay-and-pensions

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  48. Guest Who says:

    BBC Cheerleader News

    A statue of American Confederate general Robert E Lee has been removed while crowds cheer.

    Memorials to leaders of the pro-slavery, Confederate states – whose capital was Richmond – have long stirred controversy.

    https://bbc.in/3jVEi0v

    ***
    Mostly hair dye and piercings. All with moblys aloft.

    BBC’s core.

       8 likes

    • Scroblene says:

      I bet they don’t touch the statue of Arthur Ashe!

         2 likes

    • popeye says:

      Italians and Greeks going to be busy removing all those statues of soldiers, philosophers and politicians who owned slaves 2000 years ago. Perhaps the BBC could commission Mary Beard to explain what each and every one of them was guilty of before they are smashed up.

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      • Rich says:

        What’s equally galling and just a little sinister about the crowd celebrating the removal of the Robert E Lee statue is their chanting of “Whose streets?.. Our Streets!!”.

        This has been used in demonstrations here not only in the US, they really do believe this, their arrogance and emboldened entitlement is dangerous. There will eventually be a response to this fascism that these young women and their feminized friends will not be able to cope with. The behaviour of many men and women with real-life experience is tempered by their knowledge that too much provocation will result in a violent reaction. These idiots have been indulged and unchallenged their entire lives, they really aren’t prepared for what is going to hit them.

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  49. Guest Who says:

    And then, after breakfast, Greta is going to program a Boston Dynamics robot to take Roger Harrabin’s job, as all the Kenyans are now in a queue at Calais.

       4 likes

    • tomo says:

      pfff…

      CNN trying to outdo The Guardian and papa Svante, Luissa Marie Neubauer and the team of scriptwriters are right on it….

      Looked at Steve Pye … ye-gods he’s employed to preach that bizarre crap to students.

      They’ll be pushing Vegan electricity next….

         3 likes

      • Scroblene says:

        Vegans produce so much CO2 as well as tons of methane, it’s surprising that they don’t just explode every now and then!

        Have another chuckle with this…

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    • MarkyMark says:

      China has formally revised its laws to allow couples to have up to three children, to boost the birth rate. The regulation was one of several passed on Friday at a meeting of the country’s top lawmakers, the National People’s Congress (NPC).20 Aug 2021

         1 likes

    • MarkyMark says:

      “unextractable” – what does this even mean?

         3 likes

    • JohnC says:

      Greta quoting CNN.

      What could possibly be further from the truth than that combination ?.

      ‘I can see CO2 rising from rubbish dumps’

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