299 Responses to Weekend 3rd September 2022

  1. tomo says:

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  2. G.W.F. says:

    Now that the BBC is openly proclaiming its impartiality perhaps we can see this report of Clinton a Democrat supporting MAGA

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    • MarkyMark says:

      August 22nd 2018

      She is older now, her once dazzling looks undeniably faded, her famous beauty worn and creased.

      “Sorry about that,” she says. “I was supposed to get ironed yesterday.”

      Yes, it’s “that dress” — the dress that, 20 years ago this month, held the fate of a presidency in her lap. It has been two decades since the day she gave her dramatic testimony to the grand jury and then promptly disappeared into the federal witness protection program. Even as she recalls her brief moment in the spotlight, she looks drawn. But that’s because, following extensive reconstructive surgery, she’s been living quietly as a pair of curtains in Idaho.

      “What do you think?” she says, saucily brushing her hem against the sill as her pleats ripple across the mullions. “It cost less than Paula Jones’ nose job.”

      To be honest, I was lucky to get the interview. The dress was supposed to be doing the BBC — the full sob-sister treatment, Martin Bashir, the works—but, to protect her identity, they wanted to do that undercover secret-location protect-your-identity trick with the camera that makes part of the screen go all fuzzy and blurry.

      “Are you crazy?” she yelled at them. “It’ll look like I’ve still got the stain.”

      https://www.steynonline.com/8774/that-dress-twenty-years-on

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  3. Lunchtime Loather says:

    Remember https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-61844299 – Climate change: How to talk to a denier?

    Well, I banged in a complaint about it, suggesting they should tell me how me, as a denier, should talk to somebody with an alternative viewpoint, and this what they said:
    ******
    Thanks for contacting us about our report on the climate change debate. Our report assessed how readers might persuade climate sceptics to change their stance on the issue. A number of techniques were explored, some of which may not have been obvious to some of our readers. BBC News takes its editorial responsibility seriously when reporting on climate change. We acknowledge the weight of scientific consensus around climate change and this underpins all of our reporting of the subject. The scientific community has reached a significant consensus on man-made global warming. We therefore reflect that with due weight when reporting on the science involved. While there are times when it is editorially appropriate to hear from a dissenting voice, there’s no obligation to include an alternative viewpoint within each and every individual item or programme. We achieve due impartiality on the political angles – when required – over a reasonable period of time. That said, we respect how this particular report has come across to you and we value your perspective.
    ******
    “We achieve due impartiality on the political angles – when required – over a reasonable period of time.” – I must have missed the times they said it was all bunkum, Brexit is great and Trump is a good president.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Take it further, they always give you the brush off for the first 8 months
      cos they know most people will give up

      They know they are wrong
      see how in the email they chose NOT to use the pejorative loaded word “denier”
      “Our report assessed how readers might persuade *climate sceptics* to change their stance ”
      So why did they use that word in the web news story ?

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    • theisland says:

      “The scientific community has reached a significant consensus on man-made global warming.”

      https://dailysceptic.org/2022/09/03/scientists-flock-to-sign-world-climate-declaration-and-declare-there-is-no-climate-emergency/

      https://clintel.org/world-climate-declaration/
      We should free ourselves from the naïve belief in immature climate models. In future, climate research must give significantly more emphasis to empirical science.

      It is not the number of experts but the quality of arguments that counts

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Reference CAS-5141940-GLNRS4

      Thank you for contacting us about BBC News.

      I understand you feel we should cover alleged expenses abused by MPs.

      We know that not everyone will agree with our choices on which stories to cover, or the order in which they appear. Our news editors make these complex decisions, based on the editorial merit of all the stories at hand. We accept that not everyone will agree with each decision – various factors are at play and there’s often debate in the newsroom too.

      A range of factors affect how we put together our news bulletins. Is it breaking news, or a dated story? Does it follow on from a recent event, or change our understanding of things? Is it unusual, or attracting national interest? We consider these things and also put great importance on verifying events and building up a clear picture – before reporting in a reliable and trustworthy way.

      Editorial decisions are more of a judgement call, than an exact science – so you’ll even find variety from one BBC programme to the next. Time constraints, the expected audience profile and the style of each bulletin or current affairs programme can all play a part.

      Nevertheless, we appreciate the feedback that our viewers and listeners give us when they feel a story has been overlooked or marginalised.

      All complaints are sent to senior management and programme makers every morning and we have included your points in this overnight report. These reports are among the most widely read sources of feedback in the BBC and ensures that your complaint has been seen by the right people quickly.

      Thank you again for taking the time to contact us.

      Kind regards

      James Kelly

      BBC Complaints Team

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints

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  4. Tabs says:

    I managed about 3 minutes of Radio 4 this morning. Sounded like an interesting interview with a former NASA astronaut talking about the Artemis rocket.

    The interview went quickly from the future of manned missions to a question of, “should the money spent on Artemis be spent on combating climate change and other problems on Earth?”.

    Funny how the BBC never ask if the £5billion a year they get in license fees be diverted to combating “climate change” instead.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The Space Programme 2040 is a satellite development and launch programme of the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco), Pakistan’s space research authority. The Space programme 2040 intends to replace the Badr satellite programme and geo-stationary communication satellite.

      Space programme 2040 – Wikipedia

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Not bbc – but the DT reports on development in satellite broadband – global internet access would be useful wouldn’t it ?rather than sending rockets to the moon -,which already has broadband …..

        Apple is announcing the new iPhone 14 on Friday – apparently you’ll be able to make calls from it …

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  5. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – funny how that turned out ….

    The BBC like a lot of ‘ists’ & ‘isms’ in the broadcast and print media have been keen to rubbish Mikhail Gorbachev for the ‘break-up and loss of the Soviet Empire’. Funny how they love ‘Empire’ when it is Russian and Communist but not when it is British. Now the BBC have had to recognise that Gorbachev was more popular in Russia than they are leading us to believe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62776796

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  6. StewGreen says:

    Biden’s contradictions

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  7. LynetteO says:

    Melanie Phillips latest article. The dangers of the BBC’s perfectly sealed thought system.

    https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-bbcs-perfectly-sealed-thought-system/

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Lynette – thanks – read that quickly but don’t see much reference to BBCOFCOM involvement – nor referral to the anti terrorist police for ‘investigation ‘….

      … but let’s face it – UK law enforcement is mimicking the political policing in the US – enforcement only applies to ‘unapproved ‘ targets …

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  8. StewGreen says:

    The Yorkshire Festival of Stabbing continues

    Wakefield : Ossett stabbing murder
    West Yorkshire Police say a 41-year-old man died at the scene in Ossett after reportedly being stabbed.
    https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2022-09-03/murder-investigation-launched-after-wakefield-stabbing

    Hull stabbing murder : Officers were called to the street at around 8.40am on Wednesday 31 August where a man had suffered stab wounds and was taken to hospital.
    He died on Friday 2 September
    https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2022-09-03/murder-investigation-launched-after-man-stabbed-in-hull

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  9. Scroblene says:

    I heard a reference as to why the Notting Hill ‘carnival’ is still allowed to go on, so to find out what the ‘history’ really is, here’s a sombre link…

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

    A caller on LBC said that loads of residents within a mile or so, just sigh and go away for the duration, and try to hope their houses aren’t vandalised or weed on.

    Having just endured a ‘festival’ (crap), near our home, I can understand that!

    Luckily, the awful bbc will show film of Plod prancing around like tarts and stuff, while in reality, the Met just hate the whole bloody issue and are shit-scared of the thugs which maraud the place!

    Hey Beeboids, take your diversity somewhere else please – no need to wait, just piss off!

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  10. Fedup2 says:

    NASA has announced that they are not going to launch their empty rocket because the RMT is on strike . ….the next launch window is early in 2024 unless ASLEF takes its ‘ turn to go on strike ….

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  11. Fedup2 says:

    Since the BBC did a daily hatchet job on President Trump – with katty and Christian reporting every time he farted – I wonder if they’ll do the same to Liz Truss on Monday – 30 minutes of political assassination/ hate doled out on the licence payers ‘ mug money …?

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  12. JohnC says:

    I see the BBC are now talking up a Ukraine counter-attack in the East.

    The astute observer will notice that they simply stopped talking about the one in the South.

    Ukraine are losing. The BBC are trying to make us think they are winning.

    Meanwhile the EU are going to take lots of casualties in winter because Russia have cut off the gas due to their arming of Ukraine.

    How right Trump was. Though the BBC would rather pull their own fingernails out than admit it.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      I would go so far as to suggest 90% of people dont understand why the West absolutely has to fight the war in the Ukraine and win it. It’s not about Ukraine, it about the rise of the BRICS nations and the fact the Americans are scared the Dollar will lose reserve currency status

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      • JohnC says:

        … and dealing with Russia before China start turning their own territorial ambitions into reality.

        The politics of this war are 100% about global power.

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  13. tomo says:

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Tomo – thanks – well reasoned . I notice he didn’t mention President Trump . He says he has waited 20 years to vote . I think he might find he has voted Democrat a number of times ….
      I’m still trying to figure out what the point was behind putting Joe up to deliver the’ Republicans are Enemies ‘speech ….

      … unless it is part of the conditioning to get rid of president trump either physically or politically . Being part of mr trumps’,entourage must be stress knowing they are surrounded by SS who cannot be trusted any more …

      ..maybe they’ll ‘do a Kennedy ‘ on him…

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  14. tomo says:

    Meanwhile in lefty la-la land this is going unremarked…?

    Maybe a glitch but I commented / replied to a couple of tweets earlier about XR in Parliament and the replies just disappeared.

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  15. MarkyMark says:

    The EU concept of the ‘supremacy of EU law’ – which forces all other UK legislation to be interpreted so as to give way to EU law where there is a conflict (even if EU law was overridden by subsequent non-EU sourced UK law) – has been preserved by the 2018 Act so far as relevant to the interpretation, disapplication or quashing of domestic law passed or made before the end of the transitional period. This interpretative concept is alien to the UK legislative principles, whereby later parliaments (and their laws) can override earlier parliaments.

    https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5803/cmselect/cmeuleg/122/report.html#heading-1

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  16. BRISSLES says:

    I don’t know what my energy bills will be come November, but listening to the media it makes the cost of my 10 day cruise in November sound positively cheap ! so maybe that’s the way to go – cheaper to go on a cruise (or several) throughout the winter leaving the house in darkness and cold, while you feast on glorious food and be snug and warm, and using the ship’s electricity supply for appliances and laundry ! not forgetting access to the ship’s doctor on the same day ! No brainer.

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    • Wild Bill says:

      Brissles, I was looking at winter cruises after your comment.
      Never been on a cruise before but am tempted now.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Wild Bill and Brissles, cue the old story of an elderly lady who booked into a modest but comfortable hotel permanently rather than pay nursing home fees!

        Much the cheaper option methinks!

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        • Charlie Farley says:

          Scroblene
          Exactly….a relative of mine is in a care home at a modest £1900 a week and soon to increase no doubt due to ” Cost of Living Crisis “, wonder what the max security prisoners cost per week ? …and then I expect they receive better care than most of us anyway ! !

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        • G says:

          Scroblene,

          If you can firstly kick out the Governments imports from across the Channel……………

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      • BRISSLES says:

        Billy, go for it ! you’ll be hooked and booking another – guarantee it.

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  17. StewGreen says:

    I see people tweeting about the brutal rape of a Hindu child in Pakistan
    Actually the Kavita Bheel case is from Dec 2021, not new

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    • Guest Who says:

      The BBC digs up stuff from biblical times.

      So less than a year… so we don’t forget?

      I’m good.

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  18. tomo says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      “100%” doesn’t seem a believable number.

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      • tomo says:

        The devil will be in the detail.

        Worth keeping an eye on.

        A comparison to the emerging numbers from Pfizer would doubtless attract the “fact checkers”.

        Sort of related – Exxon instituted (10 years ago) an anti malaria Malarone prophylaxis regime in Nigeria for employees and contractors with random testing – the early results were pretty good with medevacs slashed.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Scientists say UK wasted £560m on flu drugs that are not proven
      This article is more than 8 years old
      Britain stockpiled drugs for predicted bird flu in 2005 and swine flu in 2009 that independent scientists say are no cure

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/10/uk-wasted-560m-stockpiling-flu-drugs

      ….

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  19. Zephir says:

    Sinister is the correct word here:

    “You are a danger to children, Church of England tells school chaplain who said pupils could disagree with woke dogma: A sinister twist in Rev Bernard Randall’s fight for his career after he was reported to an anti-terror unit by his bosses”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11177351/You-danger-children-CoE-tells-chaplain-said-pupils-disagree-woke-dogma.html

    “Dr Randall, an Oxford graduate whose life and career are now in ruins, says that the assessment left him devastated: ‘When you get ordained you put heart and soul into the Church. It’s woven into your DNA and then someone reaches inside you, into your soul, and rips out your DNA.

    ‘While this has never made me think I’m not going to be a Christian, it has made me question the state of the Church and seriously doubt my place in it. Due to loyalty, I haven’t spoken out until now about the Church’s role. I held back because I thought the diocese might see sense, but it hasn’t.’

    This week Dr Randall, a former chaplain of Christ’s College, Cambridge, will argue at an employment tribunal that Trent College near Nottingham unfairly sacked him because of his religious and philosophical beliefs.

    He is also taking legal action against the bishop. Court documents claim that he was ‘subjected to less favourable treatment on the grounds of his beliefs. He would not have been treated in this way if he had been approving of same sex marriage and transgender beliefs’.”

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  20. Zephir says:

    You can take the African out of Africa….

    “BLM leader is accused of pilfering $10M from the organization by local chapters who say he used it like ‘personal piggy bank’ in explosive lawsuit

    BLMGNF board member Shalomyah Bowers was named in the new lawsuit
    Suit calls him a ‘rogue administrator’ who stole more than $10M in donations
    The suit was filed by other BLM organizers who say they deserved the funds
    BLMGFN furiously denied the allegations as ‘harmful, divisive, and false'”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11176931/Black-Lives-Matter-leader-accused-pilfering-10M-organization.html

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    • Zephir says:

      “Sadly, a corruption pandemic is raging in Malawi – and on the rest of the continent.

      Indeed, from Malawi to South Africa and Zimbabwe, from Angola to Mozambique and Namibia, in countries across Africa high-ranking civil servants and their relatives, in cahoots with industry and business leaders, seem to have long been shamelessly stealing from the long-suffering masses.

      South Africa, for instance, has recently been rocked by allegations that former President Jacob Zuma and a plethora of former ministers and CEOs of state-owned companies systematically planned and executed state capture to aid the wealthy Gupta family and line their pockets. On June 22, South Africa’s Chief Justice Raymond Zondo released the final instalment of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and found that the ruling African National Congress party, under Zuma, “permitted, supported and enabled corruption and state capture”. He also criticised current President Cyril Ramaphosa, who served as vice president under Zuma, for hesitating “to act with more urgency” to resist the emergence and establishment of state capture.

      Beyond the Gupta scandal, South Africa is battling to recover millions of dollars it lost through dodgy contracts linked to the nationwide campaign to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

      In Zimbabwe, Kudakwashe Tagwirei, a businessman allied to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, stands accused of amassing $90m through a shady central bank deal.

      In Mozambique, ex-President Armando Guebuza’s son, Ndambi, former Finance Minister Manuel Chang, and several other senior governing party members stand accused of participating in the disappearance of loans – taken out to finance maritime surveillance, fishing, and shipyard projects – worth $2.2bn.

      In Namibia, former Fisheries Minister Bernhardt Esau and former Justice Minister Sacky Shanghala stand accused of taking bribes worth millions of dollars from an Icelandic fishing company.

      In Angola, Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos, is being accused of making billions of dollars through illicit activities.

      In addition to the localised corruption perpetrated through state-owned entities, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that Africa loses about $88.6bn, or 3.7 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), annually in illicit financial flows. This mammoth loss should not surprise anyone. After all, many countries topping Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, such as Sudan, Equatorial Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Chad, Burundi, Somalia, the Republic of the Congo and South Sudan are all in Africa.”

      https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/7/2/corruption-africas-undeclared-pandemic

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  21. Zephir says:

    The real face of the vicious “be kind” woke tossers who need warnings before they dare read English literature or watch a 70s TV show:

    (Just imagine if a bunch of tories were to talk like this about one of their leftie sacrosanct politicians on the BBC in front of the nation ?)

    “Comedy show Have I Got News For You was accused of broadcasting a torrent of ‘spiteful and crass insults’ as it dedicated Friday night’s episode to Mr Johnson.

    In one shocking moment, host Jack Dee quoted a newspaper article that referred to the departing Prime Minister as a ‘cosmic ****’ – a moment greeted by gales of laughter in the studio. Panellists also suggested that Mr Johnson had taken cocaine.

    The satirical programme was also accused of ‘blatant sexism’ in attacking Ms Truss and Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries. Casting aspersions on Ms Truss’s mental state, Dee said Downing Street is ‘believed to be getting quotes for padded wallpaper’, while Ms Dorries was mocked as ‘Lady Barking’.

    Last night, Tory MP Sir John Hayes said: ‘Clever satire requires clever people, but TV comedy has fallen a long way. All the wit of great British satire has been replaced with snide sneers and crass cruelty. What you saw on Friday was a series of spiteful insults.’

    Peer and former Labour MP Ian Austin said: ‘Suggesting one of the most powerful women in the country is hysterical and in need of a padded cell is blatant sexism. Satire is incredibly important – but I thought tropes about women being mad were a thing of the past. Clearly not.’ ”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11177259/New-claims-BBC-anti-Tory-bias-comic-makes-c-word-jibe-against-Boris-Johnson.html

    “On Thursday, the show’s Twitter account posted a picture of Liz Truss with the caption: ‘#TransferDeadlineDay latest: UK government set to unveil offensive right winger.’ Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said: ‘It’s clear the biased BBC’s knives are out. Have they ever called anyone an ‘offensive Left-winger’?’

    On the same day, the UKTV Dave show Late Night Mash aired an offensive comment from comedian Rachel Parris accusing Ms Truss of ‘cosplaying as [Lady] Thatcher but without her one redeeming feature of no longer being alive’.”

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    • Zephir says:

      “On the sexist jibes, Women’s Rights Network founder Heather Binning said: ‘I am disappointed that the BBC time and time again sees women –particularly successful women – as comedic fodder.'”

      Own goal there, woke bbc

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      • Guest Who says:

        Luckily…

        Radio 4

        The John Schofield Trust helps aspiring journalists access the profession by providing mentoring and training. The appeal is presented by the journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow.

        ***

        Getting the laughs already.

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    • Guest Who says:

      I recall when Jack Dee was as funny as Frankie.

      And Ian. And the eye rolling one. Mrs. Merton’s son.

      Odd way to plot a career path.

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    • StewGreen says:

      That tweet is still there
      No replies defend Truss
      instead the replies and QTs are a hate-fest

      Impartial BBC

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  22. StewGreen says:

    One BBC local news reported
    “Trump has called Biden the enemy of the state”
    that’s close to the Fox News headline Biden’s anti-MAGA speech: ‘He’s the enemy of the state’ Fox News
    .. the local BBC played the audio so you could hear him say Biden had done a hateful speech written by his handlers and then “he’d by the next morning he’d forgotten what he said ”

    It seems from tweets, the bbcweb news had first run with a spin headline
    “Trump calls Biden ‘enemy of the state’ over FBI raid.”
    and then changed it.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-62761333

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    • StewGreen says:

      The BBC story contains this
      Apart from the raid, the former president returned to familiar themes at the Pennsylvania rally: false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him, attacks on rivals in the Democratic Party, and promises to “save our country

      “false claims” is a non impartial phrase, that the BBC never use against lefties
      It is known the FBI suppressed the reporting of the Hunter Biden lap top story
      so it’s entirely legitimate for Trump say that had things been done properly he would have won.

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  23. Wild Bill says:

    Zephir, the BBC played a massive part in overthrowing Boris, of course they will now (along with the Guardian etc) target Liz Truss.
    How come none of what was said on HIGNFY is classed as hate crime?

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    • StewGreen says:

      cos hate crime is when you speak against against a whole group cos of their race, gender or belief system

      However if speaking up against Islamic dogma is a hate crime
      Then speaking against Tory beliefs should be too

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  24. G says:

    Home of Clowns – UK Parliament.

    “Metropolitan Police must learn from appalling mistakes – Patel”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62783510

    Oh! really? How did Priti Useless get on with stopping the Channel crossings?

    A BBC favoured benefit: loads of criminal migrants?

    As it is a Sunday: “Matthew 7:4
    How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye?”

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  25. StewGreen says:

    Stourton opened his R4Sunday prog
    “A third of Pakistan is under water”

    that sounds like crap
    I expect that in a third of the country areas have extensive flooding, rather than it all be under water.

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  26. Guest Who says:

    Struggling on comments so far.

    Likely the core or out hunting and gathering, or in bed getting the necessary to make a necklace or facing West to catch a tan where the sun do shine according to Observer instructions.

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  27. AsISeeIt says:

    Who comes last at the BBC edition?
    We examine the BBC online press review – top to bottom

    One often explores hereabouts reasons why a particular newspaper frontpage might happen to top the BBC online press review line up. To borrow that clever gag construction that never gets old from the comic character Mrs Merton… What was it about that Labour-supporting Guardian headline that piqued the fancy of the Beeb boys and girls?

    What cherished narrative was persued there, which in-house heart-felt agenda was furthered? Which fellow travellers were endorsed?

    That approach on this Sunday strikes one as being alike shooting fish in a barrel, as the Guardian-on-Sunday, call it the BBC News on Sunday – but with static pictures – the Observer goes with the anti-Tory shit-stirring lead: Pack cabinet with Johnson loyalists at your peril, Truss told

    Strickly off the record, no names, no pack drill, deep throat sources here from these apparent: Top Tories – who for some reason best known to themselves run to the achingly Labour/LibDem oriented Observer with their political fears rather than some Tory paper. Who’d ‘ave thunk it?

    The term High Tories has a precise definition: A “High Tory” must have an appreciation of religion and high culture. They have historically been either a high church Anglican or traditional Roman Catholic, as well as what they would term a gentleman, and often an agrarian. (Thank you Wiki)

    As for Top or Senior of the Tory species or genus – that tends to represent merely some weasily journalistic expression.

    We are told – care of the Observer – who it is these shady figures don’t like and vaguely to what their apparent fears pertain: senior figures fear she may be about to pack her administration with a mix of Johnson loyalists and rightwingers such as John Redwood and Iain Duncan Smith, inflamining tensions with moderates

    Oh dear, to think those Johnson-ousting liberal-minded, spend-spend-spend, globalist, anywhere will do, no patriotism for Blighty, vaguely Tory MPs lead by Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid chanced their arms with their resignations only to be rejected by party members and passed over for cabinet posts?

    Just to emphasize what it was our BBC so admires about the Observer frontpage – to ram the point home, so to speak – apart from those rather unconservative Tories moaning about the supposed threat from the right – we need look no further than a huge celebratory pin up pic of American sportswoman Serena Williams, an exclusive interview with gay black editor of British Vogue Edward Enninful: Power, glamour, politics – and changing the culture of fashion – and if all that didn’t get the BBC juices flowing close toward climax .. the follow up to the anti-conservative lead frontpage Observer report is the anti-Brexit: Leave.UK in liquidation as loan and fine left unpaid – what’s that old saying about “As a dog returns to his vomit…”

    Take a very deep breath, Remainers… and let it go…

    Now let’s turn the game upside down and concentrate on what makes a BBC online press line up back marker – how do the Beeb decide on who gets to be the tail end charlie? What credentials make a newspaper title be sent to the back of the queue? (to coin a phrase) Who comes last at the BBC?

    Well, often it’s a wooden spoon “and finally” award presented to that most tabloid of tabloids the jokey blokey Daily Star – or the Daily Satyr when I do a typo or they get extra saucy. The BBC is nothing if it isn’t a bit pudish at times. It’s certainly very anti-blokish.

    Obvious habitual candidate for stone bonk last in the BBC newspaper hit parade is of course the rather anti-BBC Daily Mail. But that tends to be shuffled into the middle of the pack where hopefully its dodgy headlines can be ignored. Headlines like: Enemies of the people (remember those anti-Brexit judges?); Stop snearing at blue passports; Migrants: how many more can we take?; So when will they listen? (that was an anti-Lockdown headline accompanying a rather clever three wise monkeys pic of Boris, Whitty and Vallance) – you get the picture…

    Today the Daily Mail is sent to the very futherest corner of the back of the BBC’s class – its transgression obvious and there for all to see…

    As Corporation’s Director-General faces ‘rough ride’ from MPs over anti-Tory bias… BBC comic’s C-word jibe against PM

    When a comedian offends some of the audience he gets binned, his act cancelled forthwith… that’s correct, isn’t it…? Ask Edinburgh Festival?

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    • taffman says:

      AsISeeIt
      “Migrants: how many more can we take?; So when will they listen?”

      When its too late !
      The Tories have for the last twenty years have behaved like Nero , fiddling while watching our great country burn as our prisons are over crowded with Albanians and alien criminals.

      Next time vote for a coalition of The Brexit Party, The Reform Party & UKIP.

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  28. taffman says:

    “Truss to act in a week on soaring energy bills”…….
    IMHO she should Scrap the gross Green Tax and the Vat on Energy for a start, then decouple gas from electricity.
    End the archaic Telly Tax by funding the BBC by subscription or run it as a charity called “Red Nose pay”

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  29. Thoughtful says:

    And as the fantasy landers in Westminster attempt to ignore reality once again this drops from a think tank / risk analysts Verisk Maplethorp on the issue of civil unrest around the world, particularly in Europe.

    https://www.maplecroft.com/insights/analysis/101-countries-witness-rise-in-civil-unrest-in-last-quarter-worst-yet-to-come-as-socioeconomic-pressures-build/

    It would appear there is evidence civil unrest in Europe is being stoked by Russia and China via it’s Marxist European colleagues, always looking for a chance to stir things up. Once the media would have called these people out, now it appears to tacitly support them.
    If they are succesful however the medja journos who took active political positions are likely to find themselves up against the wall in front of a firing squad.

    And in other news military intelligence is speculating of abotage attacks on gas storage installations, which of course won’t affect the UK because we don’t have any!

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  30. dafydd says:

    With Polls suggesting that Boris is by far the preferred leader of the Tory Party by its members and rumours of a Boris comeback in the near future has the MSM going into panic mode this morning.

    The BBC is in melt down listening to the channel this morning and Sam “the prat” Coates doing his best on Sky this morning to continue to smear Boris and the Tories….

    Just goes to show how much the BBC and left feared Boris and obviously still do…

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    • taffman says:

      dafydd
      Do you mean Boris and his Green Blob along with his promises to stop the mass invasion of criminals on our shores that is still going on ! That same Boris that left us with one foot in EU?

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      • dafydd says:

        taffman…..

        You may or may not be right but the point I’m trying to make is that the MSM and the left (one and the same) fear Boris and his popularity with the public…

        I agree he has left a lot to be desired regarding his promises but also in his defence he has been preoccupied with major world issues, Ukraine, COVID etc. Plus don’t forget at every opportunity the men in Grey suites and devout remoaners in his own party did there upmost to crap on him…

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        • taffman says:

          I am right.
          What did he do about the BBC , the part of the MSM that is biased ?
          Before long we will have more Albanian criminals in our jails than there are in Albanian jails. Wake up, we are being invaded every day.
          The rot set in when he got married to the ‘green agenda’ that no one voted for and is the reason for the self inflicted mess we are in now.
          Yes, “he has left a lot to be desired”.

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          • Thoughtful says:

            Errr they did vote for it, it was in the Tory book of lies called a ‘Manifesto’.
            It was also in the Labour book of lies, and to be honest with both parties more or less identical Britain is a one party state, so it doesn’t matter whether its Boris starmer Liz Johnson or Kier Truss they are all the same person at the head of the same party.

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    • digg says:

      There are numerous parallels between how Boris is being treated and how the equivalent bunch of lefties in the USA are treating Trump and his followers.

      Media pile-on’s galore, spurious legal threats. etc. etc. It feels now like the left are scared that their game, which is to prop up Marxist left-wing Globalist ideology, is coming apart at the seams and there squirming and squealing is getting louder, more brazen and less democratic.

      The best outcome after Boris is replaced as PM is for him to reappear in a strong government post such as Home Secretary.

      Over the water it is looking more likely by the day that Biden will be thrashed so hard at the polls that it will be impossible to massage the vote results to keep him in place.

      Across the Western world there is growing unrest with left-leaning dictatorial regimes with draconian powers over even what we are allowed to think, believe and say and I expect we will see a kick-back in the form of a populist right of centre domino effect sweep through Europe shortly displacing all those strutting globalists entrenched in most Countries.

      It is growing quickly in the Poland and the Czech Republic and I suspect Italy, Austria, and other countries in Eastern Europe will shortly follow.

      The public in the West have grown weary with the dictatorial commission orientated direction that has been ruthlessly imposed.

      It is clear that the end game for the left-wing power brokers was to try to meld the Whole of Western Europe into one huge Globalist Chunk, headed up by a revised version of the UN and WHO combo to whom all sovereign powers will be handed over.

      George Orwell’s Oceana in fact.

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  31. Terminal Moraine says:

    Nothing on the BBC about 70,000 protesters in the Czech Republic angry with the government, NATO and EU policy?

    The national broadcaster is actively suppressing news just as they did with the other European protests recently.

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  32. Halifax says:

    Has anyone else noted that if it’s bad news from NASA they wheel out white men if it’s good news it’s a Latino lady.
    And the manned element has been replaced by “human”. They won’t be happy till they have a BME Lady walking on the moon.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Sources close to the BBC suggest the delays are last minute adjustments to the helmets to accommodate all hair styles, and a telephone booth from Notting Hill has been flown over for the ‘necessaries’.

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      • harry142857 says:

        From sickipedia

        NASA’s “Artemis” space launch, which is also Kamala Harris’s pet vanity project with a very “diverse” team, has hilariously had to abort it’s mission for a second time in yet another egregiously expensive failure.

        The NASA “experts” nervously looked around the room, until one finally broke down and said, “Fine, we have no ******* idea what we’re doing; we have to get all the dorky white guys with slide rules back in here again !

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    • Terminal Moraine says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      No one has tweeted that
      How would I prove it ?
      NASA’s Youtube channel
      – Artemis I Launch Attempt News Update (Sept. 3)
      White PR woman Jackie McGuiness introduced 3 white man panel
      : Manages Bill Nelson, Jim Free, Mike Sarafin

      – Artemis I Launch Attempt News Update (Aug. 29)
      White PR woman Jackie McGuiness introduced 3 white man panel

      – NASA Administrator Bill Nelson Remarks on Artemis I Launch Attempt
      white man talk to Nelson

      – NASA Leaders Surprise Students With First Look at Artemis Rocket and Orion Spacecraft
      2 white male engineers , a bus load of student 80% non-white

      I don’t see a Latina woman in any of the NASA videos
      but they do have this 50min video where they gathered all their BLACK astronauts only https://youtu.be/S6vYHdH0AeE

      oh There’s latina Ginger Kerrick – 1st woman of Hispanic heritage to command @NASA Mission Control , but I don’t see her in any recent videos

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I think they got rid of the ‘crew cuts ‘ and gave the job to coloured girls …. Will monitor the whitee bad news ‘ coloured folk good news technique

      – that’s quite clever for the wokes ….

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  33. Terminal Moraine says:

    In other news, I was in a TK Maxx last week in the home section (normally quite handy) but noticed I couldn’t find the kitchen knives. I asked the assistant who said they’d stopped selling them because of knife crime.

    3 years ago a Tory MP was ridiculed for suggesting GPS trackers should be put in the handles of knives and a national database could track them.

    We’ve come a long way since then — why not just stop selling them at all? The edge of a ruler or an old credit card can chop vegetables nearly as well. “No one is safe until everyone is safe”. It’s for the common good.

    Insane, reactionary solution to a secondary problem. Whoever made that decision at TK Maxx probably has an advisory role to the government.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-47572133

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    • StewGreen says:

      I see something about knives not being available in London stores.

      October 3, 2008
      “The discount clothing store chain TK Maxx has stopped selling a hooded jacket with a free knife after a customer outcry.
      The jacket has a chain attached to the lining which leads to an inside pocket, where the 2.5in blade penknife is concealed”

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  34. Tabs says:

    Every BBC mention of the scrubbed Artemis launch seems to have a emphasis on the words ‘failed’ and ‘again’. The BBC appear to be relishing in this. Yesterday, some BBC idiot at the Cape was claiming NASA will have to do better than this to keep us entertained!

    It’s a shame Trump isn’t still the President otherwise they could have blamed him and compared the number of NASA launches under Obama vs Trump.

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  35. Guest Who says:

    Springster Scramble!

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    • MarkyMark says:

      In 2015 The Guardian called Ukraine “the most corrupt nation in Europe”. According to a poll conducted by Ernst & Young in 2017, experts considered Ukraine to be the ninth-most corrupt nation from 53 surveyed.

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  36. Tabs says:

    Sunday Morning Live just had a piece about a Muslim kids interactive prayer mat/game a bit like this one:

    Back to the studio the presenter says, “what a wonderful idea”.

    No it is not!

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  37. Wild Bill says:

    https://www.plantbasedfuture.animalrebellion.org/Animal rights activists have been sitting in front of milk sections in some supermarkets to block access.
    Why are supermarkets allowing this?
    I cant wait to ram a fully loaded trolley into them accidentally, if they block me.

    Also I look forward these people taking action against Halal butchers and takeaways, that will be fun to watch.

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  38. BRISSLES says:

    11.10 am AND ALREADY 200 TODAY HAVE CROSSED THE CHANNEL !! what number by the end of the day.

    No doubt taken to Manston aerodrome, and what happens when that is filled up ? No bugger is taking responsibility for this, it seems to be a ‘shrugging shoulders’ attitude. At this rate there will be no more hotels left in the UK as they’ll be full up. What next – bell tents in fields ? because I don’t see why we should build endless housing estates for these bastards who all appear to be Albanian thugs in black leather jackets.

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    • taffman says:

      France has shifted their “Calais Jungle” and Albania its jails to Blighty, thanks to ‘Pritti Useless’. Rwanda my @r5e.
      We have been far too soft at our own expense .

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    • Wild Bill says:

      There must be a lot of pressure put on Liz Truss and the Tories to get this stopped, before the next election, but preferably this week.

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    • theisland says:

      @LordCl18318118
      ‘Official’ figures for yesterday 3 Sept = 960 in 20 boats.

      Steve Laws
      The Border Force (alone) has spent £569,696.23 on fuel to pick up illegal immigrants from 1st January to 1st August 2022. here

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  39. taffman says:

    “Barack Obama: Emmy win for narrating Netflix documentary”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62785347
    A bit of virtue signalling by the Luvies if you ask me.

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    • Guest Who says:

      The doco name suggests some Meghan Cut typo work.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Geir Lundestad, said in 2015 that awarding the prize to Obama failed to achieve what the committee hoped it would. “Even many of Obama’s supporters believed that the prize was a mistake,” he says. “In that sense the committee didn’t achieve what it had hoped for.”

      2009 Nobel Peace Prize – Wikipedia

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  40. tomo says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      Standing charge rises go to pay the cleanup costs of the bust energy corps , who basically sold energy too cheaply last year.

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      • Fedup2 says:

        Stew – not something I spend much time on but I do recall someone interviewing a small electricity provider who said he had no experience in the industry – was barely regulated by OFGEM and they were only interested in him as he told them he was going bust …..

        It’s another case of civil servants assuming things will always be okay … and now we all pick up the tab via standing charges …

        I remember when I fixed my dual fuel this time last year trying to find a tarif with no or a very low standing charge – just wasn’t there …

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      • tomo says:

        If one takes that bill literally – they are charging *NOT* to supply gas – trade description surely?

        Strikes me that the increase in standing charges is simple larceny.

        I have not seen a single explanation (or an example of it in action) of the mythical “protection scheme”. I saw at least one “independent” little supplier that by any measure – cynically went bust – and the sh1ts running it didn’t get their collars felt or get surcharged.

        More mendacious marketeering.

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  41. taffman says:

    “Calais: Ferry companies apologise for long waits”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62783358
    Should have gone by Dinghy ?

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  42. Flotsam says:

    Hopefully MI5 will have their sights trained on XR (Extinction Rebellion). Given the fanaticism of their beliefs I reckon it’s only a matter of time before we see some real terrorism from them. Assassination? Refinery bombing? I think it’s on its way.

    It doesn’t help that we seem to have wall to wall climate propaganda from the BBC and other media. Naive scientifically ignorant and deluded people are being brainwashed into a MMGW cult. I sure there will be more to come.

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    • Guest Who says:

      Having watched their early ‘training videos’ it will likely first be martyrdom, hopefully collateral free by an acolyte in the open, though likely with Dr. Gail and Rog on video.

      The BBC likes those.

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    • taffman says:

      Where does XR & ‘Stop Oil’ get their funding from ?

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  43. taffman says:

    “The Shard: Climber reported and three men arrested”
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-62786371
    Send the “three men” a bill for all the emergency services involved in dealing the disruption caused by these wasteful people.
    If they can’t pay, put them in a labour camp to pay off the damages they causedcaused .
    Simples

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  44. StewGreen says:

    Anyone in Northumbria ?
    2017 Council agree to £190K salary for exec Daljit Lally
    They secretly agreed to pay her £40K extra
    to run their int’l health consultancy business
    But it’s illegal to pay council workers, from a PRIVATE business
    On top of that she got fantastic expenses
    Labour council botched the cleanup
    and thus paid her a £209K exit fee in July
    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/northumberland-county-council-daljit-lally-24624573

    Bottomline The taxpayer paid £400K more than expected
    She should bear some responsibility for being in the illegal contract & taking lavish expenses

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  45. taffman says:

    “Olivia Pratt-Korbel: Arrests over nine-year-old’s murder”
    This will be interesting to find out who the perps are , and where they come from?

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  46. Halifax says:

    Just watching the RNLI advert obviously a women volunteer appealing for funds. Funny how they don’t show them picking migrants up maybe and I might be speculating here but perhaps the demographics of thier main source of cash might not support such activity????

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    • Charlie Farley says:

      Halifax
      As I mentioned last week the RNLI Taxi Services are sending out begging letters…..returned mine with suitable comments and they even supplied a prepaid envelope !

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  47. Guest Who says:

    Next DG?

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  48. MarkyMark says:

    For Steyn readers, however, Nasa’s brace of non-events may evoke a certain passage from my book After America, and the words of Professor Bruce Charlton (now retired):

    The real reason we have not been to the moon since 1972 is that we cannot any longer do it. Humans have lost the capability.

    It is certainly easy to see the moon landings not as a bright new dawn, but as the last flickering fag end of the nineteenth century’s golden age of exploration and invention. This is how I saw it over a decade ago:

    Half a century ago, the future felt different. Take 1969, quite a year in the aerospace biz: In one twelve month period, we saw the test flight of the Boeing 747, the maiden voyage of the Concorde, the RAF’s deployment of the Harrier “jump jet” …and Neil Armstrong’s “giant step for mankind”. Buzz Aldrin packed a portable tape player with him on Apollo 11, and so Sinatra’s ring-a-ding-ding recording of “Fly Me To The Moon” became the first (human) music to be flown to the moon and played there. Had any other nation beaten Nasa to it, they’d have marked the occasion with the “Ode To Joy” or Also Sprach Zarathustra, something grand and formal. But there’s something marvelously American about the first human being to place his feet on the surface of a heavenly sphere standing there with a cassette machine blasting out Frank and the Count Basie band in a swingin’ Quincy Jones arrangement – the insouciant swagger of the American century breaking the bounds of the planet.

    In 1961, before the eyes of the world, President Kennedy had set American ingenuity a very specific challenge – and put a clock on it:

    This nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.

    That’s it. No wiggle room. A monkey on the moon wouldn’t count, nor an unmanned drone, nor a dune buggy that can’t take off again but transmits grainy footage back to Houston as it rusts up in the crater it came to rest in. The only way to win the bet is with a real-live actual American standing on the surface of the moon planting the Stars and Stripes.

    https://www.steynonline.com/12781/moon-shot

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  49. Zephir says:

    Feral blacks in London again:

    “Woman, 19, tells how she was beaten by a mob of youths shouting ‘get her phone’ in shocking video after she was targeted ‘at random’ in London – as CCTV shows store being ransacked moments before”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11178503/Woman-19-speaks-beaten-mob-youths-South-Norwood-Croydon-London.html

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