550 Responses to Midweek Thread 17 November 2021

  1. MarkyMark says:

    UK – £2.7million to help fight corruption.

    https://devtracker.fcdo.gov.uk/countries/NG

    Nigeria Countering Organised Crime and Corruption
    Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

    This programme aims to strengthen local law enforcement capability building and border integrity by supporting the development of the Joint Border Task Force and…

    Read more …
    Project identifier:
    GB-GOV-52-CSSF-03-000006

    Start Date:
    2018-04-01

    Activity Status:
    Implementation

    Total Budget:
    £2,700,000

    https://devtracker.fcdo.gov.uk/projects/GB-GOV-52-CSSF-03-000006/summary

    .. BBC report

    The musician tweeted his goal was for fans to send him N100 million to clear his Rolls Royce from a seaport in Nigeria, so he could pay outstanding bills in order to release an item shipped in from abroad.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-59333411
    Afrobeats star Davido says fans have paid him about £300,000 after he asked them to send him money on Twitter. (edited)

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  2. pugnazious says:

    ‘Germany has seen several days of record infections this week, and Health Minister Jens Spahn has spoken of “a national emergency that requires a combined national effort”. ‘

    Those Germans….if only they had locked down earlier….have to say somewhat surprised that the amazing Germans whose incredible foresight and organisation, according to the BBC, prevented a wave of deaths in the first covid outbreak should be once again staring down the barrel as cases and deaths mount.

    Surely they could have built on the successful crisis management that they used in the first wave with all the knowledge that they have since gained about how the virus spreads and experience in how to control it with all the measures available. No?

    Sometimes you have to think it is just pure luck who gets hit hardest…and no amount of measures or knowledge will stop the spread of the virus. It is clear that no matter if you locked down hard or didn’t do so you were just as likely to, or not to, suffer lots of cases and deaths.

    The BBC, instead of using facts or indeed ‘The Science’, decided to just lay into the government and say it was their actions, or inactions, that led to thousands of unnecessary deaths when clearly it was more just that ‘stuff happens’ and there probably wasn’t a lot the government could have done at the end of the day.

    And…if lockdowns work how is it that yet again the virus is on the rampage? Lockdowns clearly don’t really work [even WHO said they should be a last, last resort] and destroy the economy to boot…along with education and the NHS itself ironically.

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    • TheRebelUK says:

      And now in Austria they are going to start arresting people and prison if don’t take the vaccine. Can’t people see that it’s a vaccine every 6 months from now one. The people in Austria need to riot or refuse work and stop paying taxes. The sick government there are like the Nazi https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-59343650

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Pug
      Surely you have misunderstood the whole point of Covid 19 which is to destroy once and for all the scourge of Capitalism and usher in the Marxist dream of the International Socialists.
      Mercifully, at 81 years of age I will not live to have to endure the consequences.

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    • Rob in Cheshire says:

      It’s almost as if the virus had been genetically engineered to be especially infectious, you know, like the gain of function research that Dr Fauci funded at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Surely there is no connection?

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  3. Zephir says:

    ‘Sexist’ Benny Hill is back on TV for first time in nearly 20 years: Freeview channel serves up Christmas season of old favourites from Carry On movies to Beadle’s About

    Benny Hill Show was famous for comedian chasing scantily-clad young women
    Surprise comeback on That’s TV Christmas some 19 years after it was last shown
    His show on BBC and ITV consisted of short and often risqué comedy sketches
    Hill was dumped by Thames TV in 1989 amid fears his show was sexist and vulgar

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    • Jeff says:

      Can you narrow it down for us…which Freeview channel?

      Loved Benny Hill!

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    • JonT says:

      Hate to be pedantic Zephir but Benny didn’t chase the women…they were always chasing him!

      One of the funniest of all time IMHO

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  4. Zephir says:

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Zephir
      Benny Hill is dead. Long live Benny Hill. Benny Hill made me and millions of people laugh, which is more than any of these, what I like to call “Alternative to Comedians” people can or will ever do. Socialists don’t do comedy because they just cannot laugh at themselves.
      I was for most of my life a dedicated Socialist until Mr Bliar taught me what a complete and gullible arsehole I had been. So thanks Tone.

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  5. Guest Who says:

    Academic honours have of course been reduced to a bad joke over the years, but post COP 26 I have noticed a bevvy of female Perfessers in the eco realm who are either bats*t of funny, if unintentionally p.

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  6. Guest Who says:

    Marr and Vile at the Xmas party will be fun.

    Maybe andy will lurk round the photocopier room?

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  7. Guest Who says:

    Lurch got the OMG?

    Giving him Groper’s gig would be funny.

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  8. Guest Who says:

    Jon prepped with his ‘mostly’ paste?

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Mostly peaceful! But that’s code like lets go Brandon for another huge Burn Loot Murder riot and that’s incitment

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  9. G.W.F. says:

    Rittenhouse Not Guilty.
    Suck on that BBC and the rest

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    • Zelazek says:

      Yeah, Sophie Raworth nearly choked on her tongue.

      The report on ITV was a disgrace. Kyle was described as a “teenage gunman” who “opened fire” on “anti-racism protestors”.

      Fortunately the jury seem to have courageously reached the right verdict.

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      • tomo says:

        The next 24 hours is going to see more stirring from Democrats – Psaki and De Blasio are just first to click….

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        • StewGreen says:

          De Blasio the NYC mayor got ratioed 10:1 for that crazy tweet

          Here’s another one

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  10. Guest Who says:

    I can safely say that, when on the piss, my deliberate dehydration commitment has reduced in direct proportion to pints ingested.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Ah yes – the nurse killing patient method ( see Liverpool pathway ) … in quiet times I wonder if there is a connection between people not drinking enough water type drinks and the amount of anger floating about
      – I mean – if you look at twitter – there is so much unpleasant stuff there …. I don’t look much and never engage but boy is there hate ….

      ….. I’ve been trying to pull back it try to work out how things are …… if you have written a bad thing on social media – you are nailed …. The consequences can be life changing – or in worst case life ending ….

      How can that be .? How can a comment cause such damage ? It’s madness …
      …………is it because people have too much time on their hands ? Is it spiralling wokeness ?

      I’m trying to figure it …

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      Guest Who
      On average I would estimate that I deliberately dehydrate 3 times during the night but last night, for some inexplicable, (coffee nightcap related) reason my bladder dictated that I deliberately dehydrate 6 times. (bloody annoying)
      Can any of you folks here advise me as to how I might avoid this very annoying occurrence in the future or would you advise me to consult an “expert”? I would prefer that said “expert” has not been subjected to the indoctrination classes at UNI. (which I know is a big ask) as I fear that their best advice may well be, as their tee shirt proclaims “JUST DO IT!. In other words just go ahead and piss the bed. Well, I tried that and Mrs Wright was not amused.
      Thanks for your help.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Maybe get the prostate checked ….?

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        • Up2snuff says:

          Fed, Peeing regularly during the night is not usually a sign of prostate problems but … may be. LW’s problem could be two or three different things but I’m not a Doc just ‘an oldie with experiences’. First thing to check is dehydration, second is UTI. A litre of Cranberry Juice will help to nail both those before Monday or midweek at least.

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        • Lefty Wright says:

          Fedup2
          Yes I have done that and have been assured by the NHS expert that I have a big one. My Mrs laughed at that one. However I reminded her that every dick has it’s day.

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          • Fedup2 says:

            Lefty – I put my saga of the prostate check up here about a year ago – the troll will have it on file . Basically I couldn’t get a doctor to do the finger or even the £50 blood test . … the complaint to the Dept health went no where .. which led me to conclude the NHS is happy to cull men over 50 and put all the resources into breast cancer ….

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        • Bulldog says:

          LW – Yes, my layman’s prognosis is that it is a common problem for us chaps of advancing years – a benign enlarged prostate gland – ask your GP about taking a daily capsule of Tamsulosin which I have found very helpful – but you may be advised to give up your coffee nightcap although I have to admit my late night tipple is usually a glass or 2 of Malbec and still manage to make it through to about 7 a.m.! Not had any side effects with this medication. Your GP might suggest a rectal examination to check your prostate before going any further. Must be some way of linking the bbbc into this post!

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Lefty, sounds like a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) to me.

        Try drinking a litre of Cranberry Juice tomorrow in half-full glasses at various times during the day plus your usual drinks during the day. Stop drinking at 8pm and empty your bladder before going to bed. If the symptoms repeat over Sunday night, make that appointment with your GP first thing on Monday morning. When you get to see or talk to your GP tell them what you did with the Cranberry and other drinks during Saturday and the results. Also tell your GP the advice you got here. Keep your hydration levels up.

        Are you taking statins?

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        • Lefty Wright says:

          Up2snuff
          I told my GP what you said and she advised me to stop using the Internet and start using my instinct. You know what? I took her advice and I’ve not pissed the bed once ever since and Mrs Wright is so happy. She even suggested that perhaps maybe we could have an early night. Christ Almighty there must be SOME limits to happiness.

          t

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        • JimS says:

          “Try drinking a litre of Cranberry Juice tomorrow in half-full glasses at various times during the day plus your usual drinks during the day. ”

          For any BBC-types on here, half-empty glasses work just as well but it makes you feel miserable.

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  11. Guest Who says:

    Meanwhile, Sopes, Springster, Lurch, etc, gather on a grassy knoll…

    https://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.com/2021/11/the-unstoppable-rise-of-kamala-harris.html

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  12. taffman says:

    Code Red !
    The present state of our politicians …………..
    Nadine Dorries blames social media when one of the biggest culprits is our main broadcaster .
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-59305080
    Prit Patel blames the EU for the invasion of Great Britain .

    Scrap the BBC and get our armed forces to defend our shores .
    Simples !

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    • Yasser Dasmibehbi says:

      Yep, Taffman, Nadine has made her U-Turn. I have defended her long enough.
      I was willing to give her a chance but she has proved herself quite the Tory MP and backed down after only a few weeks.
      I knew the chances of her doing some good weren’t high but I thought the signs were still good.
      But she done gone and runned away!

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  13. Zephir says:

    Sod the judicial process, now we will see mob rule again

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  14. Fedup2 says:

    The bbc website features only a secondary small bit on this trial result – but I somehow think if he was found guilty it would be front page .
    I guess the far left democrats will try to get the kid on some civil law or a retrial …..

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  15. taffman says:

    “Covid passes: Swansea cinema told to close for defying law”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59344564
    Coming your way soon ?

    Is there an ulterior motive behind these Covid Passports ?

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    • TheRebelUK says:

      Taff some people at the start of this said the vaccines could track you because of bill gates involvement. Ridiculous but isn’t it strange that we get covid then the vaccine then the passports.
      In essence now wherever the vaccinated go they get checked and signed in. The vaccines don’t track but the resultant passports to know where you are and when. This must be resisted or the future is bleak for vaccinated or none vaccinated people. We want our old normal back not some new 1984 normal

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      • taffman says:

        Change our useless government.
        The real democratic, British political parties need to form a coalition opposition and kick the present, left wing government out of its safe space.

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  16. The Mouse says:

    BBC and other media groups reporting on the Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty verdict are so quick to call the Kenosha protests that mainly peaceful.

    Really, really ……………………….. . That well known right-wing outlet (sarcasm intended) Wikepedia offers something very different as follows –

    “………..Kenosha’s mayor requested $30 million in aid from the state to cover the extensive damage.Damage to private property could be as high as $50 million, according to estimates from the Kenosha Area Business Alliance. This includes the 100-year-old Danish Brotherhood Lodge which was burned down when 40 buildings were destroyed and an additional 100 buildings damaged. On October 2, 2020, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released photos and videos of suspected arsonists, offering up to $5,000 reward for each person identified.”.

    Come on BBC you have got to do a hell of a lot better than this. You used to be so good at lying. You really have lost the plot. I can see why Kuessenberg, Marr, Mair, and others are leaving like rats.

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  17. Zephir says:

    The truth that will NEVER be heard on the bbc:

    The liberals who acted as Rittenhouse’s judge and jury before hearing a word of evidence: How Joe Biden, ‘The Squad’ and liberal media smeared Kyle Rittenhouse by branding him a white supremacist and domestic terrorist

    Then-Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden tweeted a campaign video depicting Rittenhouse as a white supremacist
    Politifact inaccurately reported that the teen violated the law by carrying a rifle in Wisconsin
    Esquire described Rittenhouse’s behavior as ‘terrorist tourism’
    The Intercept referred to the former youth police cadet as one of several apparent, ‘white supremacist defendants’
    Rep. Ayanna Pressley accused Rittenhouse of being a ‘white supremacist domestic terrorist’
    ‘The View’s’ Joy Behar echoed the oft-repeated falsehood that the teen illegally crossed state lines with a weapon
    Rep. Ilhan Omar declared Rittenhouse ‘executed two people’ in Kenosha
    The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus called to ‘lock up’ the Illinois teen even as his trial was still underway
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough falsely claimed that the then-17-year-old’s mother drove him ‘across state lines’ to Kenosha

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10191575/Rittenhouse-walks-does-reputation-smears-Biden-Libs.html

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  18. Zephir says:

    Former New York Times journalist says the paper deliberately HELD her story condemning Kenosha rioters until after 2020 election: ‘The reality of what brought Kyle Rittenhouse into the streets was one we were meant to ignore’

    Bowles wrote a piece about how the riots destroyed the lives and livelihoods of local business owners, many of whom were not white
    She submitted it to The Times but was told it ‘wouldn’t run until after the election’
    She says journalists in a wider sense were ‘meant to ignore’ the anarchy in Kenosha that was caused by BLM protests descending into chaos
    Biden had called Rittenhouse a ‘white supremacist’ in the months before he was elected
    Trump said the riots were dangerous and Rittenhouse acted in self-defense
    The story eventually ran on November 9 after Biden had been elected
    Bowles recently quit The Times to work with her partner, fellow former Times reporter Bari Weiss
    They both say they became disillusioned with the newspaper’s clear political bias to the left

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  19. Zephir says:

    How Kenosha was doomed before Rittenhouse even picked up his gun: Gov Tony Evers rushed to condemn Jacob Blake shooting that sent rioters to small Wisconsin town then turned down help from Trump as local cops were outnumbered 2:1

    Governor Tony Evers tweeted a condemnation of the Jacob Blake shooting on August 23, the day it happened
    He said he ‘stood with’ all those protesting against racial injustice and that their voices should be heard
    Within 24 hours, the town of Kenosha was besieged by rioters who torched cars and local businesses
    On August 24, there were 1,000 protesters at the courthouse alone but fewer than 500 cops on the ground
    Governor Evers only sent 125 National Guard troops on the first nights of the riot, to help only 300 local cops

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  20. Zephir says:

    I predict Black Friday has come early in the US

    many bargain TVs and Nikes will be flying out of shops tonight

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  21. theisland says:

    The former editor of the Daily Mail described his experience as an “infelicitous dalliance with the Blob” and claimed that senior Whitehall figures were determined to exclude anyone with right-of-centre “convictions” from being appointed to senior public sector roles.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-59353183

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      theisland
      My political views are now Right-of -Centre and nowhere in the mass media are my views being represented as valid so stuff the mass media.

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    • Fedup2 says:

      About 2 hours ago I put up a comment that the BBC website was carrying the murder acquittal in the states as a minor item … well I’ve checked again … it’s now Number One … I guess the weekend kidults do read this – hello kidults – you are crap .

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  22. Fedup2 says:

    Debate rages about overnight plumbing activities – but in the meantime thanks to everyone with your ever busy comments – and time for the weekend thread…

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  23. StewGreen says:

    Interesting that there have previously been BBCnews tweets using the term Rittenhouse
    but not today
    only @BBCWorld tweeted AFAIK

    Only BBCBreaking tweeted the mainstory
    and note the word order
    “US teenager Kyle Rittenhouse,
    who s*hot and killed” two men
    during racial justice protests
    , *cleared of homicide*
    after *claiming* self-defence”

    No “innocent” there
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59352228

    The BBC were quick to air @LisaBloom an anti Rittenhouse “Climate Crisis” lawyer

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  24. tomo says:

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