583 Responses to Midweek Thread 15 September 2021

  1. Zephir says:

    So we are back to windmills now, plastic and internal combustion engines are slowly but surely being banned, and meat.

    I wonder what is next, why dont we just get on with it and forget fire, the wheel and go back into the trees

    If one was conspiracy minded they may wonder, looking at all the advances in the last 50 years in every aspect of science and technology except why no one has been able to find a better form of propulsion that the jet engine, invented 90 years ago and nothing since, or the internal combution engine, except for a Tesla fairground dodgem car

    My diary is filling up:

    Monday: hunt
    Tuesday: gather
    Wedneday: hunt

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Thursday : Clap for the NHS.

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      • Zephir says:

        Clap for ther NHS maybe true, I used to know a nurse at Lister, Stevenage, many years ago, and judging by the regular bacchanalian orgies taking place in the nursing flats, I suspect they have plenty of clap and various other interesting viruses

        After a particularly intense party one of them was silly enough to turn up for work in the psych ward next day out of her head on Smirnoff and got all their false teeth mixed up and invited me to have a look at the result

        one of those days you regret not having a camera with you

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        • BRISSLES says:

          Zeph, I worked there too, and you ain’t wrong. Something else that is not publicised either, – the number of nurses who do their weekly shift for the NHS, then go off and work at the Priory (rehab private mental hospital in London) at the weekends thus supplementing their income by an astronomical amount. In fact, there are lots of under stories about the NHS that the public are not aware of.

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          • Zephir says:

            Do you remenber Fairfield ? a living nightmare for the residents, now a housing estate my “friend” worked there too, the first time I became aware of LSD, cocaine and whatever they could take out of the medecine cabinet, mostly morphine related stuff.

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            • Zephir says:

              I could even quote the bbc:

              “Mind Matters

              You are in: Beds Herts and Bucks > Read This > Mind Matters > Inside the Asylum
              © Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Resource Service

              Fairfield Asylum
              Inside the Asylum

              From Lunatic Asylum to Luxury Flats – Toby Friedner gets the inside story on Fairfield Hospital in Stotfold on the Herts/Beds border.

              “If you don’t behave yourself, I’ll send you to Fairfield’s!”. An idle threat maybe but it always scared the bejesus out of me when my mum said it. For someone growing up in Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire in the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s, Fairfield’s was shrouded in fear and mystery where unspeakable horrors were bestowed on the poor unfortunates that were sent there. The thought of it alone was enough to transform the most mischievous seven year old into a little angel in the blink of an eye.
              © Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Resource Service

              An Infirmary Ward at Fairfield’s

              Of course in reality Fairfield was very different. Originally built on a 253 acre site in 1859 – 1860 it started life as Three Counties asylum serving Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Huntingdonshire. In those un-politically correct days all the lunatics, delusionals, psychotics and anyone else who was thought deserving of incarceration, was sent there.

              BY our standards, treatments of mental illness weren’t very sophisticated in mid-Victorian times. The powers that be thought regular doses of fresh air, a good diet and daily chores were enough to cure even the most committed (no pun intended) lunatic.

              But it was the First World War that was mainly responsible for changes in the way patients were treated. The number of soldiers suffering shell shock was so high that a cure had to be found quickly. Some of the 80,000 victims were put into private institutions, disused spas and county lunatic asylums of which Fairfield was one. Cures were many and varied and included electric shock therapy and psychotherapy.
              © Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Resource Service

              Student nurse and patient

              By 1930 an act of parliament changed the word asylum to hospital. Employees were given better pay and working conditions and care in the mental health system generally, was improving all the time. Three Counties hospital as it was now called was well integrated in the community. It had a good football and cricket team, a bowls club and offered various social activities that were open to the public, including the famous galas attended latterly by celebrities like Pat Phoenix who played Elsie Tanner in Corrie and Bill Roach who still plays Ken Barlow. There was even a radio show called Workers Playtime broadcast from there.

              In 1960 it was renamed Fairfield hospital. It was during this time that one of the chaplains the reverend John Arthur Monk made national news when he married a girl forty years his junior. They were the three counties equivalent of Anna Nicole Smith and J Howard Marshall II!

              The hospital was finally closed in 1999 and is now being developed for housing. Fortunately the main buildings are Grade II listed and the façade has been sympathetically restored and turned into luxury flats and now that I’m a father the threat of dispatching my offspring to Fairfield’s has completely lost its impact.
              Images courtesy of Bedfordshire and Luton Archive Service

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              • BRISSLES says:

                All I will say is this. All the nurses I know who worked there before transferring to the Lister, said no way would they buy an apartment in the main Fairfield building, with the horrors the walls have seen. Enough said.

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        • Sluff says:

          Sorry to be pedantic but the clap is a bacterial infection and so treatable with modern antibiotics, as opposed to a virus. Which isn’t.

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          • Zephir says:

            Fair enough I suppose,and I agree, which is why I did not say the clap is viral :

            plenty of clap and various other interesting viruses

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            denoting a person or thing that is different or distinct from one already mentioned or known about.
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            • Banania says:

              Another virus means a different kind of virus, not something that isn’t a virus. “Other interesting viruses” means viruses different from the viruses already mentioned, that are interesting.

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  2. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Anybody watch GB News, Dan Wooton, last night where the guest was Richard Tice and the subject was about the Parties on the right merging.
    I didn’t (went to bed) but if anyone did could you possibly give an idea of how it went as I think a merge would be an excellent idea.

    Reform, ukip, Britain first and any other of the Patriotic Parties should unite and they will be a real threat to the usual choice of voting for one party because the other is even worse.

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  3. digg says:

    The BBC report on the unrest at the top at the Presidential Palace in Kabul.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58560923

    In the story they refer to the Taliban co-founder as “MR” Baradar no less than eight times, however they refer to the evil blonde USA man as simply “Donald Trump” just once.

    A small but very, very revealing illustrations of their twisted biased mindset.

    They have more reverence for a blood-thirsty heathen mass-murderer than the former patriotic president of the USA.

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  4. digg says:

    As for the heading to this thread re the Battle of Britain.

    To the BBC it’s not “Lest we forget” it’s “Let’s we forget”.

    Simply done by moving one character slightly!

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  5. MarkyMark says:

    Political … Even by Formula 1’s dramatic standards, the recent Hungarian Grand Prix was a thriller – yet an image captured before it began may prove its biggest legacy.

    The race seemed to have everything, from a shock first win for Esteban Ocon to the surreal sight of Lewis Hamilton lining up alone at the start.

    There was another moment that made headlines around the world, though.

    During the pre-race national anthem ceremony, Sebastian Vettel sported a Pride shirt in protest against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation brought in by Hungary’s government.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/58453220#xtor=CS8-1000-%5BPromo_Box%5D-%5BNews_Promo%5D-%5BNews_Promo%5D-%5BPS_SPORT~N~~P_SebastianVettelLGBTQ+Ally%5D

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  6. tomo says:

    Anybody seen a map or a tabulation of the results for the California recall election?

    There’s a victory parade before the official result?

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  7. MarkyMark says:

    Shall Governor Newsom be recalled?
    Statewide
    Answer
    Total Votes
    Pct.
    No
    5,818,348
    64%
    Yes
    3,244,922
    36%
    https://abc7.com/politics/elections/local/

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  8. tomo says:

    hmmm….

    Looks a bit like what’s going on with one of my BBC web site accounts – I can’t see a way to log out (trivially)

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  9. MarkyMark says:

    Almost BBC balanced – 3 to 1 in favour.

    ‘We can weigh the risks and benefits’
    Shani Walker, from Dumfries and Galloway, said her children were “adamant that as soon as they can have a vaccination they would definitely want to”.

    ‘He’s being jabbed to protect others’
    Kevin, from Hampshire, said his child, who is nearly 16, has decided that he wants to be vaccinated and “as parents we accept his decision”.

    ‘Too big a risk’
    But Susan from Bury said she was unwilling for her son to be vaccinated at the moment, pointing to the risk of myocarditis – an inflammation of the heart – in boys.

    Susan added that she worried about vaccinations happening at school and how children will feel when some are having the jab and others are not.

    I do worry about it happening in schools and how the children will feel if they are not having the jab while others are lining up to have it.

    “I don’t think school is the best place to have it.”

    Additional reporting by Kris Bramwell and BBC Radio 5 Live

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58560155

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  10. theisland says:

    Australia – but I wonder if there is any truth to this.
    Nothing would surprise me any more.

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  11. theisland says:

    Waiting for the bBC’s take on this …

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/shamima-begum-news-gmb-interview-latest-b1920499.html

    Shamima Begum says Boris Johnson ‘clearly doesn’t know what he’s doing’

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  12. Sluff says:

    The BBC love-in with the environmental nutters continues apace.
    But when exactly did Priti Useless and the so-called Police decide that the right to sit down on a motorway and ruin the lives of tens of thousands of citizens going about their normal business by holding them up for hours was paramount?

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Boris Johnson’s Guarantee
      We will get Brexit done in January and unleash the potential of our whole country.

      I guarantee:

      Extra funding for the NHS, with 50,000 more nurses and 50 million more GP surgery appointments a year.

      20,000 more police and tougher sentencing for criminals.

      An Australian-style points-based system to control immigration.

      Millions more invested every week in science, schools, apprenticeships and infrastructure while controlling debt.

      Reaching Net Zero by 2050 with investment in clean energy solutions and green infrastructure to reduce carbon emissions and pollution.

      We will not raise the rate of income tax, VAT or National Insurance.
      Thank you for supporting our majority Conservative Government so we can move our great country on instead of going backwards.

      BORIS JOHNSON
      PRIME MINISTER

      https://www.conservatives.com/our-plan

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    • Emmanuel Goldstein says:

      Sluff.
      Glue them into prison cells.

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  13. MarkyMark says:

    Almost 90% of edible tomatoes thrown away based on appearance – research
    This article is more than 3 years old
    Up to 86.7% of harvest rejected, environmental scientist says – underlining Australia’s costly food waste culture
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/13/you-say-tomato-retailers-say-waste-research-finds-produce-problem

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  14. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Parliament – MP say’s tomoatoes being thrown away in UK .. oh wait …

    A farmer in #Kolar #Karnataka was seen throwing his tomato produce on the road side as he was not getting proper price for his produce. They are getting Rs. 2 for 15 kilos. Farmers say they are under huge loss as it does not even cover the transport cost.

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  15. MarkyMark says:

    BBC Parliament “WE ARE GIVING” – GOV has no money of it’s own, it is debt or taxes.

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  16. StewGreen says:

    Simba was refused asylum status
    The NHS spent £100K on his treatment so billed him
    73K have signed the petition saying the taxpayer should pay
    Petition seems 2 years old now

    But surely they could crowdfund and pay £1.30 each ?
    I find no such crowdfund.

    https://www.change.org/p/hey-sheffieldhosp-join-us-to-call-on-ukhomeoffice-dhscgovuk-to-scrap-simba-s-100-000-debt-for-his-life-saving-treatment-and-end-nhs-charging-for-all-justiceforsimba-we-are-patientsnotpassports

    Saturday their Sheffield demo
    .. https://twitter.com/wallsmustfall/status/1435918212353478659

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  17. MarkyMark says:

    Dear Winston Smith in the BBC Department of Truth paid under threat of prosecution,

    Can you tell me why you have not repeatedly reported on BBC radio and TV news 24/7 regarding the COVID vaccines trials data and results and UK Government’s emergency powers during COVID.

    An informed citizen is a happy citizen.

    Government emergency powers and coronavirus
    https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-biontech-announce-positive-topline-results-pivotal

    Children Under 12
    https://www.pfizer.com/science/coronavirus/vaccine/additional-population-studies

    PFIZER-BIONTECH ANNOUNCE POSITIVE TOPLINE RESULTS OF PIVOTAL COVID-19 VACCINE STUDY IN ADOLESCENTS
    https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/explainers/emergency-powers

    “Omission is the most powerful form of lie.” – George Orwell

    Cheers,
    Mr H

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/complaints/make-a-complaint/#/Your%20Complaint

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  18. Zephir says:

    If I could be even be bothered with Twitter

    @ https://twitter.com

    /fayedsouza?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1395284757794091012%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fbiasedbbc.tv%2Fblog%2F2021%2F09%2F14%2Fmidweek-thread-15-september-2021%2Fcomment-page-2%2FcommentsJournalist. Entrepreneur. Tree Hugger. Equal Rights-Equal Opportunity-Equal pay. She/Her

    I think there is song about that You say tomato I say bollocks, or something like that

    Nevertheless I am giving the Mediterrean diet a chance, £30 for a plate of wallpaper paste with some tomatoes chucked over it and getting insulted by an Italian waiter

    I’m feeling full of energy already and ready to join a football team and fake injury in the six yard box then surrender to the Germans whilst sexually assualting tourists in Rome

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  19. MarkyMark says:

    We must work together to stop coronavirus deaths and ‘flatten the curve’
    Comment
    author image
    Zoe Drewett
    Friday 13 Mar 2020 7:49 am
    https://metro.co.uk/2020/03/13/must-work-together-stop-coronavirus-deaths-flatten-curve-12391617/

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  20. Guest Who says:

    What I do remember is when the bbc at least thought it had to pretend to be impartial.

    He is flat out promoting XR now.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The big girls have turned up to cheer the school-bully-gang

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Extinction Rebellion risks losing its millionaire backers as top US donor condemns print press blockade as an attack on free speech
      Extinction Rebellion has received £269,000 from the Climate Emergency Fund
      One of its philanthropists condemned group’s tactics as an attack on free speech
      More than 80 XR protesters were arrested for blockading newspaper printers
      By SAM GREENHILL and REBECCA CAMBER FOR THE DAILY MAIL

      PUBLISHED: 01:11, 9 September 2020 | UPDATED: 01:24, 9 September 2020

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      • StewGreen says:

        The school bullies keep blocking my way into the common room
        .. the teachers stand by and say “It’s just non-violent protest”

        Calling “obstruction” by orgs like XR “non-violent protest” is PR trickery

        Proper non-violent protest is standing away waving a banner
        whilst everyone else is free to get on with their lives
        un-coerced and unintimidated.

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        • MarkyMark says:

          Obstruct 650 MPs family life .

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Good post, Stew.

          They are dim bulbs, this ‘Insulate’ group. Not only are they increasing CO2 emissions!, they appear to have used Diane’s abotocus to calculate how many homes there are in the UK and didn’t realise when it gave them a wrong number. According to TWatO they think there are 29 million homes in the UK needing insulation!

          There soon will be 29,000,000 homes if we don’t control immigration but many are new builds or soon will be. There’s no point in adding insulation to modern well insulated house; it is a waste of transport CO2. In addition, many homes cannot have ‘insulation’ because of Listing restrictions.

          Maybe this ‘Insulate’ group should be protesting on a Kent beach or lobbying English Heritage and its equivalents in rUK?

          Complete wasters.

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    • digg says:

      Harrabin of the BBC and Monbiot of the Guardian are basically what used to be called “Fifth Columists” They work outside the official stance of their employers to undermine the perceived “enemy” in this case the current UK Government.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_column

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  21. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – Why don’t the BBC change their name to the Labour Party?

    Oh, it has been taken. Well, why not change the name BBC to ‘Oppose the Government’? Oh, that would mean they would have to change it if the Conservatives lose the next General Election. Name changes cost money and that would mean less money for the D-G, BBC Executives, Presenters and so-called ‘talent’.

    Perhaps the BBC should just change their name once, to a famous expletive uttered by Jane Horrocks in Mike Leigh’s film ‘Life is Sweet’.

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  22. tomo says:

    ?

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  23. Thoughtful says:

    Bob Woodward (of Watergate fame) has written a new book about the deepstate, and the military relationship with General Milley and President Trump.

    Please remember that Woodward is an extreme liberal CNN type and his scribblings really do need evidential authentication before anyone believes a word they contain.

    Please cast your minds back to the two pieces I wrote that the US departments of state no longer believe themselves accountable to those people in power.

    No doubt the far left MSM will be using Woodwards reputation to give credibility to some of the wilder claims he makes however you should know this.

    General Milley a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff all the time Trump was in office and possibly Obama too was talking to the Chinese Communist party and promising them that if the US planned an attack on them he would let them know in advance.

    He also told them to ignore any order given by the President to launch nuclear missles.

    Someone in the White House at the time of Trump heard him say that if the West pulled out the Afghan army would last a couple of days at most, and then told Biden that it would last weeks if not longer.

    He was in direct chain of command for what he called a “righteous drone strike” which killed an aid worker carrying bottles of water along with 7 children.

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/570402-top-general-acknowledges-others-killed-in-drone-strike-targeting-isis-car-bomb

    This will be played to you in the left wing mainstream media as a heroic man trying to defend humanity from a derranged lunatic in the White House, it is no such thing. It is – if true, the actions of a traitor, colluding and ao-operating with the enemy and defying the civilian elected leaders of the country.

    There are calls for General Milley to be sacked

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/572330-vindman-calls-for-milleys-resignation-he-usurped-civilian-authority

    “If this is true GEN Milley must resign. He usurped civilian authority, broke Chain of Command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military,” Vindman tweeted on Tuesday. “It’s an extremely dangerous precedent. You can’t simply walk away from that.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-09-14/no-general-milley-president-trump-wasn-t-losing-it

    This is a major major story which hasn’t really broken here yet, expect it to do so soon and expect them to use it to attack Donald Trump and to defend the Treacherous General Milley.

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  24. Zelazek says:

    Great to see Shamima Begum on the News at 1. Gone is all the jihadi get-up. This is Shamima the dreamgirl showing her crowning glory, full of regrets for joining Isis, wanting to get back to Blighty. Shamima 2.0. Nice Shamima. She has realised that chucking severed heads into dustbins wasn’t quite the right career for her.

    Excuse me, I’ve got an Asian guy on the phone saying my computer has been hacked and he can sort it for £200. Let me just get my bank details …

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    • MarkyMark says:

      CHOU IT DOWN Anjem Choudary smirks as he enjoys a McDonald’s with female companion after prison release
      The cleric piled on two stone when he was banged up in prison on charges of supporting terror group ISIS – and he doesn’t appear to be on a health kick after getting out of jail

      john shammas
      16:00, 11 Nov 2018Updated: 7:19, 12 Nov 2018

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    • Banania says:

      Or you can send the money by Western Union; they often suggest that method.

         1 likes

  25. MarkyMark says:

    Whites need not apply. We are all equal. Race does not exist.

    “Call for South Asian bone marrow donors to save four-year-old”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-58551967

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  26. StewGreen says:

    2:15pm drama Sounds like migrants trapped in a refrigerated container

    …name given as Abbas
    “The award-winning drama series set in an ambulance control centre returns. Carrie faces a series of heart-stopping emergencies at work.”

    Next situation : whitey woman who feels bad, cos she’s been a bit sick
    and wants an ambulance
    being told she’s wasting ambulance resources.

    Next item Irish woman … who is the lorry driver …therefore in with the baddies.

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    • StewGreen says:

      As ever, all the items with white people portray them as divs
      eg now 2 prostitutes with standard accents have a client whose had a heart attack.

      Next another white voice, phoning the ambulance cos the cafe won’t let her use the toilet.

      Next item back to normal voice of a guy who keeps phoning the ambulance line cos he has weird dreams etc.

      Next protesters against the police
      saying the police have cracked his friend’s skull .. He’s wrapped his ACAB banner around the head.

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  27. StewGreen says:

    3pm R4 Money prog : new presenter Joice Etutu
    Of course that Paul Lewis was too old, too white, too male

    BTW a woman of the same name in 2015 was @MissCongoUK

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  28. StewGreen says:

    4:30pm Media Show .. they’ve left the page blank and
    have put up a photo of Secunder Kermani
    @SecKermani BBC Pakistan & Afghanistan Correspondent (ex Newsnight)

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  29. StewGreen says:

    6:30pm Comedy with Sofie Hagen who wrote a book Happy being Fat
    … and went on women’s hour saying men are being too picking and should sleep with fat women.

    8pm Anjula Mutanda asks guest Sophie if the gender stereotypes her kids have absorbed will have a long-term impact.

    9pm Mike Dilger travels the length of Britain to see how climate change is altering plantlife.

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  30. digg says:

    For some reason that escapes me the BBC have obviously decided not to report at all on the ongoing trial of the Muslims who attacked Paris and murdered 130 people. However the latest accused in the dock has said that it was “nothing personal against the victims”.

    So maybe that makes it all OK and not newsworthy to the BBC then?

    A search for “France terrorist trial”, or “Bataclan terrorists” etc. brings “No Results – zilch!….

    https://www.mail.com/int/news/europe/11117450-2015-paris-attacks-suspect-deaths-130-nothing-pers.html#.1258-stage-hero1-1

    I cannot find words to describe their disgusting and deliberate avoidance of any mention of the trial. It merely goes to show their mindset and allegiances.

    Lying by omission….

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Dear Winston Smith at the BBC,

      I am unhappy with the BBC’s output and would like to stop funding Gary ‘£1.75m’ Lineker’s wages who has raced ahead to the top of the BBC made up gender pay gap.

      a) Please let me know how I can stop paying the BBC via the TV Tax (under threat of prosecution) but still use SKY TV.

      b) Can you create a BBC programme to tell the public how they can stop funding you.

      c) Can I get a reduction for my BBC TV Tax due to having to help improve your News Service with the complaints below?

      CAS-4987700-SY1FTF : BBC NewsWatch says boredom with pro-Brexit march.

      CAS-4963895-3HKGDN: Tommy Robinson: Are you reporting on him?.

      CAS-4844672-N8FDYY: Update on the MP Expenses 2009 scandal in 2018.

      CAS-4939547-J71Z1V: Here’s hoping Ireland do the right thing G.Lineker.

      CAS-4937378-YKMWBJ: BBC not reporting ‘Day of Freedom’ March 06may2018.

      CAS-4906141-BFJQL0: I take offence that presenters promote their books.

      CAS-4892811-C820SC: I am offended that I have to pay the BBC TV Tax.

      CAS-4824332-633N1P: What happened in Italy was not covered …

      CAS-4933135-ZV3V7F: The omission is the most powerful form of lie …

      Many Thanks.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      So the BBC produce an article and don’t mention the words that cannot be mentioned due to the people who don’t like the words being easily offended …

      Manchester Victoria station stabbings: Man admits attempted murder

      Word Search: Islam x 0 ; religion x 0; mohamud x 7; Mosque x 0; Allahu Akbar x 1;

      The court heard Mohamud, of Cheetham Hill in Manchester, walked up behind a man and a woman in their 50s shouting “Allahu Akbar” and “Long live the Caliphate”

      Word Search: Islam x 0 ; religion x 0; mohamud x 7; Mosque x 0; Allahu Akbar x 1;

      https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2019/11/25/start-the-week-thread-25-november-2019/comment-page-3/#comment-1024635

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  31. MarkyMark says:

    ‘If any of you have any questions, or are in any discomfort or need anything, just let us know’

    5e30bb36-8ab7-4d3c-ad64-ea4a78162702-71002733-9a92-4fe8-a602-711d5a0b6291

    order-order

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  32. MarkyMark says:

    Is the NHS a chairty or paid for service? Which is it?

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles models raise money for NHS charities
    Published1 day ago
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-58546944

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  33. Eddy Booth says:

    Big anti-lockdown protests planned in Melbourne this weekend.
    Seemingly nothing on BBC.
    The Daily Mail covering it, but naturally taking the authorities side.
    Even using the military word storming.

    “Dan Andrews will ban ALL public transport for six hours this weekend and hand out $5,500 fines to stop anti-lockdown protesters from storming Melbourne”
    https://archive.is/zMRw3

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  34. G.W.F. says:

    Not enough pay from the licence fee, so our Gary advertises spectacles with Vision Express

    https://www.visionexpress.com/gary-lineker-edit

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The Lineker Edit
      The Lineker edit is an exclusive range of sunglasses and glasses handpicked by Gary himself. Gary’s selection of presciption glasses and sunglasses pay homage to the various fashion eras and styles which have influenced him throughout his life, specifically Italian and Mediterranean styles.

      plp_lineker_edit_banner_d.jpg

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  35. MarkyMark says:

    Well Done Raab!

    Name of donor: IPGL Ltd
    Address of donor: 3rd Floor, 39 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9LP

    Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Charter of a helicopter for two people for a flight from Gloucestershire to Duns Castle, Berwickshire for a campaigning event; value £9,830.28

    Date received: 12 April 2019

    https://www.theyworkforyou.com/regmem/?p=24815

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  36. vlad says:

    I began to post a story from Jihad-watch that Al-beeb aren’t covering, when it soon became apparent that there were dozens of stories that the lying beeb were ignoring.

    So here are just a few headlines and a link to the site.

    – UK: Muslim migrant rape gang member complains ‘I have no rights in this country’

    – After Giving Up Afghanistan, Is the US Surrendering to Syria?

    – Merkel says ‘we have been able to defeat terrorism’ as intel chief says 2,000 potential jihadis are in Germany

    – Italy: On anniversary of 9/11, Muslim migrant stabs five people, including 6-year-old child

    – ‘He commanded us to believe in Allah or they will kill us’: Uganda Muslims screaming ‘Allahu akbar’ kill Christian

    – On 9/11 Anniversary, CNN Publishes Article Designed to Make Sure You Think Only Positive Thoughts About Islam

    – On 9/11 Anniversary, Biden Repeats False Claim That Islam Is a ‘Peaceful Religion’

    – Iran to Allow Nuke Inspectors to Install New Cameras They’re Not Allowed to Watch

    – On 9/11, there were 1,200 mosques in the U.S. Now there are nearly 3,000.

    – Pakistan: Muslims open fire at church during Sunday service, murder several Christians

    – Muslim Student at Washington University Removes 2,977 American Flags Commemorating 9/11 Victims

    – To His Everlasting Shame, ADL Chief Apologizes for the Organization’s Opposition to Ground Zero Mosque

    – Americans Turned Away from Virginia Hospitals Because of Influx of Afghan Evacuees

    – Tony Blair: We’re fighting ‘perversion’ of Islam, it’ll be defeated by alliance with Muslims who oppose ‘extremism’

    – Washington, DC imam: ‘May Allah allow all of us to enter Paradise through the gates of Jihad’

    Jihad Watch website: https://www.jihadwatch.org/

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  37. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Inflation is 32 times the Bank of England base rate.

    It appears they are not worried about inflation, a seriously aggressive self perpetuating condition which makes everything cost more and more and your savings worth less and less.

    In the olden days the B of E would have put interest rates up to try and control inflation but instead they just keep on printing £billions.

    It will not end well if they just sit there twiddling their thumbs although I suspect many of them will gain when inflation soars and their assets shoot up in value as the £ plummets.

    Many of the super rich have had a good covid, it’s inflation next for them to manipulate and increase their wealth.

    Oh, and don’t be surprised if inflation jumps next month and the government decides that’s too much of a rise for the pensioners so they renege on the second part of the triple lock promise.
    Maybe they’ll go for the hat trick and declare 2.5% is unaffordable as well and too much for any pensioners left who have survived the Chinese flu.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      Given the rate of government borrowing, interest rates can never return to normal. You cannot taper a Ponzi scheme.

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Emmanuel, in the really olden days the Chancellor would have put up interest rates and had to explain why to the First Lord of the Treasury (ie. the PM), the Cabinet and the House. Nowadays responsibility has been offloaded to third parties. Same with devolution. Same with Mayors. Same with all different bosses for bits of NHS. Same with all different parts of railways but at least ot looks like the rail system is coming back together as a whole.

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  38. Fedup2 says:

    The new Secretary of State for the BBC is Nadine Dorres – which sound a bit like an anagram for something .

    Let’s hope Nadine is a bit stronger than the last one . Who was that again ?

    The country is still without a Home Secretary ….

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV
    BBC1
    Jay Blades Repair shop ..then 9pm BBC2 T’Repair shop : in T’Huddersfield

    9pm Channel5 T’Farn in South Yorkshire

    ITV doco on Fred West
    but BBC Gloucester tweeted
    PCC says he has been assured by Police that there is nothing new in a new documentary about Fred West being aired tonight.”

    7:30pm BBC1 Ex-paratrooper Christian Lewis started walking around the UK coastline 4 years ago and raised over £200,000 for charity.for SSAFA, an armed forces charity.

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  40. Doublethinker says:

    So the BBC have stuck two fingers up at the Government and the public by appointing Brammer. Tim Davie is either completely ineffectual or just as bad as the rest of the BBC management. But I suspect that reforming the BBC is actually impossible with its current funding arrangements , they just don’t need to give a fig about what the public or government think , their money is safe. The government is scared of taking them on even though it would be a way for Boris to regain the trust of millions of those who voted for the Tories.
    But what of the public who are forced to pay the License Fee? A well publicised and coordinated campaign to refuse to pay the LF would have widespread support and soon gather momentum. I’m sure that there must be several million who would refuse to pay if only they could be organised and the BBC would be unable to do anything about it.
    A good dose of civil disobedience directed at the BBC might also persuade Boris et al that going Woke is a powerful vote loser amongst the Tory constituency and those who are Woke will never vote Tory . No matter how pink this government becomes it will never be red enough forthe Woke brigade.
    Does the newly appointed Culture Sec, Nadine have the guts to take the BBC on ?

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  41. Guest Who says:

    00YeahRight?

    Is the bbc just going to run everything her PR team sends in?

       11 likes

  42. Thoughtful says:

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  43. Guest Who says:

    Uncover away, media.

       13 likes

    • Thoughtful says:

      And her boss the Bottler is the one driving all of it unfortunately and she is too blinkered to see it.

         5 likes

    • Fedup2 says:

      Nadines ‘ Things to do

      1 privatise channel 4
      2 reform OFCOM
      3 tell the BBC it’s fortune in the run up to the Charter
      4 legislate for diversity of thought
      5 have more whitees on the TV
      6 make the Toady programme illegal
      7 rest – it’s Sunday

      that’s week 1 – what to do next week ….

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  44. Guest Who says:

    XR rules?

       7 likes

  45. Thoughtful says:

       5 likes

    • Doublethinker says:

      Here is something very odd here. The WAshington Post is as Woke as it is possible to be. General Milley is also a Woke extremist . Both are virulently anti Trump. So why has the WP published this story which must trash Milley and add even more fuel to the view that Trump was illegally removed from office by a high ranking cabal of conspirators?
      Possibly the Woke now believe that they are invulnerable and simply cannot be removed from power so it doesn’t matter if they push a few million more Americans into supporting Trump . But that doesn’t explain why they have thrown such a loyal and useful Wokist as the General under the bus! There is something fishy here.

         2 likes

    • Banania says:

      Gosh, he is magnificent.

         0 likes

  46. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news : suddenly an interview with Ed Davey is filling the screen

    Oh it is a local presenter
    I guess they are ticking the box to say are airing the third party.

       2 likes

  47. Guest Who says:

    Wimmin… wimmin EVERYWHERE!

    As book, or bellends of the politico media state the country is in, these two serve well.

       5 likes

    • StewGreen says:

      Don’t tell Beth
      that for almost 70 years the head of state has been a woman
      and there have been 2 Tory female PM’s
      And the First Minister of Scotland is
      and First Minister of NI was

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  48. Guest Who says:

    It’s worse than Jim, that.

       1 likes

  49. StewGreen says:

    ITV local news
    “Why too much laundry might be bad for your clothes and bad for the planet
    It turns out that our weekly laundry could also be adding to the amount of plastics in our oceans”

    so what ?
    Making houses, means more brick dust in the environment
    we live with that
    microplastics are not causing dead animal bodies to pile up
    The environment is pretty much the same
    except for mega polluted rivers in Asia full of of all kind of toxins.

    They lectured us that we should have less washdays and use lower temperatures.
    https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2021-09-15/why-too-much-laundry-might-be-bad-for-your-clothes-and-bad-for-the-planet

    Friends of The Earth were featured
    and some green biz people.
    I’m not sure which org or PR agency is behind the item.

       9 likes

  50. gb123 says:

    After all the reshuffles , when do we get the statement from sirkeer completing agreeing, only he would have done it more and sooner.
    It wouldn’t have surprised me if Boris had offered him a job. Assistant minder to Larry the cat would suit.

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