371 Responses to Start the Week 12th February 2024

  1. Nibor says:

    You get what you deserve
    And
    Serves you right .

    Remember when we were leaving the EU and the remainers were warning of dire consequences?
    That we would be out of the protection of the single market and customs union ?
    That we couldn’t have the benefits of the EU without the costs ?
    That the EU might be nasty to us ?
    That we would have to go it alone ?

    Well that’s like not doing your bit in NATO and those countries should be told .

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  2. MarkyMark says:

    Audiences have gone ‘soft’ – Ralph Fiennes
    Trigger warnings put out before plays mean that modern audiences have gone “soft”, actor Ralph Fiennes has said.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-68267458

    ………………………….

    Drag Race UK winner Danny Beard on new show: ‘I used to pretend I was Davina McCall’
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/a96c055a-7946-4dbc-872e-634e0a31a43c

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  3. Terminal Moraine says:

    Predictably a BBC damage limitation team has assembled, to report Biden has joined TikTok with a launch video captioned ‘lol hey guys’:

    “Asked in the launch video if he was rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers, Mr Biden said the Philadelphia Eagles, because otherwise ‘I’d be sleeping alone’ as ‘my wife’s a Philly girl'”.

    See how young and hip he is? Not like that other one who’s old and orange and wants Putin to invade us.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68275634

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    • MarkyMark says:

      President Joe Biden’s campaign has joined TikTok, despite the app being banned on most US government devices over security concerns.
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-68275634

      …………

      TikTok banned on UK government devices as part of wider app review
      Social media app TikTok has been banned on government electronic devices, the Cabinet Office has announced today.
      https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tiktok-banned-on-uk-government-devices-as-part-of-wider-app-review

      This decision is in line with similar restrictions brought in by key international partners, including the US and Canadian governments, and the European Commission.

      Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden said:

      The security of sensitive government information must come first, so today we are banning this app on government devices. The use of other data-extracting apps will be kept under review.

      Restricting the use of TikTok on Government devices is a prudent and proportionate step following advice from our cyber security experts.

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      • tomo says:

        Given that the entirety of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel etc.) , the whole of Microsoft’s webmail Outlook email service and Microsoft Account online login was penetrated by a state actor for nefarious purpose for two months (All of Dec 2023 and Jan 2024) – one might just think that TikTok hyperventilaters might just sit down and shut up for a few weeks?

        Talking about it might just annoy St. Bill of Gates and the BBC couldn’t tolerate that.

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  4. Lucy Pevensey says:

    I miss the good old days when we switched from paper bags to plastic to save the trees. These kids today have no idea how to save the planet.

    Sting came out of Brazil with some indigenous persons in 1989 to tell us to feel guilty because we were killing the rainforests and we would all be dead in 20 years.

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  5. Terminal Moraine says:

    Most recent posts from the BBC Head of Diversity & Inclusion (Kevin Yusuf Coleman):

    – Asian football team visits Watford FC
    – Gaza starvation porn
    – Palestinian talking about Gaza & Asian cup footy
    – Camden/Islington football team boycott a semi-final due to opposing team’s misogyny (in the Guardian)
    – African cup football
    – Racial bias towards Asians in the Post Office cock-up
    – Muslim women facing bias in Singapore
    – Sikh exhibition
    – Nigerian chess master beating everyone

    Not very diverse, and not too inclusive of British identity.

    @kevinrcoleman2

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  6. Zephir says:

    Yes Thoughtful, sectarian politcs indeed

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  8. Zephir says:

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  9. Zephir says:

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    • MarkyMark says:

      The independent review into
      the application of sharia law
      in England and Wales
      Presented to Parliament
      by the Secretary of State for the Home Department
      by Command of Her Majesty
      February 2018

      Click to access 6.4152_HO_CPFG_Report_into_Sharia_Law_in_the_UK_WEB.pdf

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    • Thoughtful says:

      It will get worse as we are now seeing the rise of Islamic candidates who have no political interest other than those of Islam. I have one of these leaflets on my desk attacking the Labour candidate and whining about Gaza.

      The trouble is that if these parties are able to gain some traction they will enter parliament and spread their poison there. Politicians as we know are at heart absolute cowards and will not stand up to these people, they will probably expell anyone in their parties who tries to do so.

      This is why I am so concerned about the goings on in Gaza, because unlike past times it isn’t going to stay there thanks to the muppets in government and their idiotic mass migration policies.

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      • Zephir says:

        I think you miss one thing Thoughtful, it is not a religion it is a political system, as far right as our worst nightmares

        and using some useful idiots in the so called ecucation sysytem

        it’s one thing to put someone in jail

        it’s another to cut their hand off for theft, publicly execute or publicly whip

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      • G says:

        The only thing, ‘clean-cut’ that will stop all the muslim nonsense and all the rest, quickly is a revolution. Nothing less.

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        • Zephir says:

          I do recall someone objected, he ended up in jail

          and the bbc presenters snigger at an interview with a British elected MP with a British flag then wank themselves siily when they show palestinan flags

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      • MarkyMark says:

        Gaza was a great footballer!

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  10. Zephir says:

    The very same people,with the full support of the bbc, when someone stands up the their shit, blocking up the roads in London, week after week, desperately begging for a cease fire

    cognitive dissonnance ? or just taking the piss,

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  11. Zephir says:

    “I have a letter in my hand from some muslim nutter”

    yep that’s all fine then

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  12. Up2snuff says:

    TWatO Watch #1 – the BBC hate Bibi and Jonny Dymond knows it and shows it …

    The BBC would claim Bibi Netanyahu, PM of Israel, is a Far Right politician. So they roll on a favoured ex-PM of Israel, Ehud Olmert, to make some helpful comments after another Israeli contributor, a relative of a hostage, had supported ‘the war on Hamas’ which was not what the BBC wanted to hear. Ehud Olmert was not like his Biblical namesake sticking the knife in the ones causing Israel’s terror (see the book of Judges and look for ‘Ehud the left handed Benjaminite’); instead Ehud Olmert was very helpful to the BBC and stuck the knife into Bibi Netanyahu.

    Oooops! What a giveaway.

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  13. Thoughtful says:

    The US government via its treasury has indicated next year it will need to issue $10 Trillion of bonds.

    Just let the enormity of that figure sink in for a moment. That is 10 million millon Dollars!

    It’s not all new debt, that’s estimated at around $1.4 Tn it is old bonds comming to maturity and then being re-issued, albeit at an interest rate at least twice as high as the previous bonds were.

    Think about this though, who is going to want to take that new bond when they can take the money, change it into something worthwhile – say Gold and have an asset without counterparty risk.

    We know most of the worlds previous buyers of US debt are dumping as fast as they can, so if China, Saudi Japan, Russia, etc are not buying then who is going to.

    The answer would have be the Fed through another round of QE which means higher inflation once again.

    Last year the highest performing asset was the US stock market, but it’s largely in a bubble, and that bubble is going to burst Gold was second best and it should have fallen if the worlds situation were normal, but gold put on 15% (try getting that at a bank or building society).

    When this crash comes as it inevitably will the one asset which is going to grow is Gold, although it will go down with all the others initially.
    I’m not a financial advisor, but there are few occasions when people have lost money investing in the yellow metal.

    The writing is on the wall for the Western economies, protect yourself as best you can.

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    • Richard Pinder says:

      Asteroid ‘16 Psyche’ has enough gold to give everyone on Earth $93 billion. But the value of Gold will fall massively if Gold from 16 Psyche hits the markets in large quantities.

      NASA spacecraft ‘Psyche’ was launched on October 13, 2023 to explore the Gold asteroid. It is expected to arrive in August 2029.

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  14. Zephir says:

    I hear a lot on hear about Mr Orwell

    Not much about Mr Dickens, he changed attitudes about poverty and crime

    something our new guests would choose the ignore.

    cutting the hand off for stealing food is niot current risk until the savages gain a majority

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  15. tomo says:

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  16. Zephir says:

    ask one question:

    WHERE is Tommy Robinson ? do you see him ?

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    • Deborah says:

      Never mind Tommy, did I see a branch of HSBC. How rare is that?

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    • StewGreen says:

      You mean how th video is titled “Tommy Robinson leads protesters on march around Chinatown”
      which has to be a total lie
      cos on that day he was trailed by live feeds
      and they show him walking from the Cenotaph to Chinatown, but immediately getting in a taxi and leaving
      Commenters says the Independent there have deliberately spliced earlier footage of him , into the later Chinatown march.

      That is a bit weird that video lie sits on YouTube whilst hundreds of people have to dance around cos YouTube bans their video at the drop of a hat
      eg the Blackbelt Barrister explains he has to say P-word not paedophile otherwise his video would get banned.

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  17. Zephir says:

    How many times are we being lied to

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Lie is only a lie when they are found out! HA HA HA HA HA HA!

      Otherwise it’s their truth!

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  19. Fedup2 says:

    Gary linaker is sick – and missed the match of the day . I wonder if there is any difference between having him and his replacement ?

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    • digg says:

      I think mr linaker is probably feeling the heat after his juvenile babbling and has decided the best route out is a sick note.

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  20. Zephir says:

    Diversity in action,integration ? no way, I feel sorry for my chidren
    #
    Fucking Luton

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  21. Fedup2 says:

    Watching the Hamas News at 6pm – they spent 9 minutes on Gaza …. But you know when you are being sold a lie ? The lie was ‘Egypt ‘ which featured on a map – but not mentioned by name …..
    Loads of sobs about where is Hamas / Palestine to go once the IDF move in to destroy Rafa – the answer should be Egypt – right ? To rescue their fellow Muslims ? Right ?

    Or maybe there’s a reason that Egypt won’t touch them …..but no mention by the bbc / Hamas news ….

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    • Guest Who says:

      JezBo has mentioned it.

      https://x.com/bowenbbc/status/1757040961559863515?s=61
      Palestinians in Rafah await Israel’s threatened military assault – some background. produced and cut by @BrunoBoelpaep camera Fred Scott and several brave colleagues in Gaza. We filmed the links in Bethlehem – Israel and Egypt won’t let us into Gaza.

      Mixed comments, but he’s done. A commenter has also posted an image from Crawford’s personal gore collection.

      https://x.com/alexcrawfordsky/status/1756997130139353446?s=61
      Some of the children injured in #Rafah overnight 🧵

      I too, along with every bleeding heart liberal, am appalled and sickened by what is happening to these kids. But why are ‘we’ so aware of these innocents presented relentlessly?

      Propaganda. War is hell. Propaganda selects and directs what you see and hear to suit. Those banks of servers in tunnels… a fraction of the resource put into it all. So this is why ‘we’ see it, rather than much else that happens.

      I simply do not know the real reason these kids are still there. Israeli blood lust? Egyptian crafty wangling? Hamas?

      All I do know now is that nothing out of the media is worth much to resolve reality, and fact, from activist strategy.

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    • digg says:

      After what those beasts did they can go straight to hell as far as I am concerned. I hope Israel doesn’t leave one standing!

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  22. digg says:

    David Cameron trying to take the moral highground demanding a pause by Israel in the fighting in Gaza leading to a ceasefire which must then become permanent.

    In other words he wants Israel to surrender to Hamas, leave Gaza and allow Hamas to regroup, rearm ready to hit Israel again in the future.

    Revealing that he is only targeting Israel with this demand even though it was actually the murderous beasts Hamas that kicked off the whole shit show and would do it again in a trice given half a chance.

    Guess he has forgotten about the bloke Neville “peace in our time” Chamberlin who tried that approach which ended in Nazis flooding Europe on a killing spree.

    Going for a knighthood with this stupid posturing I guess!

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    • Eddy Booth says:

      Clown world is here.

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      • Guest Who says:

        Invited in and provided full support. By the Government, the next government, the Establishment and a certain £5B propaganda agency.

        https://x.com/laird_ofnowhere/status/1757085906169634863?s=61
        Have a look at this one. She writes for @BBC_Culture

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        • StewGreen says:

          As I checked her account, it suddenly switch off
          Her profile says “freelance”
          but in January she tweeted this
          “For my first @BBC_Culture feature,
          I wrote about @Netflix’s new show #Griselda starring Sofia Vergara (she’s great).”

          Her Israel tweets

          Her tweets about the BBC
          “Gary Lineker to step back from presenting Match of the Day”
          Freedom of speech but only for those who have far-right ideology. Sickening scenes.
          The BBC are the mouthpiece of the establishment”

          “@BBC you need to check your staff, there’s plenty of people like Danny Baker working for you. Absolutely vile and disgusting that people still think that saying things like this is acceptable”

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          • StewGreen says:

            I screenshot much of her account already
            It is actually still active but she did something to stop people quoting her tweets
            ..maybe blocking each person

            Incitement to violence
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    • Fedup2 says:

      The sooner unelected lefties like Cameron are thrown out of the ‘government ‘ the better – the UK – led by an unelected PM and an unelected Foreign secretary ….. democracy … indeed …

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  23. Guest Who says:

    https://x.com/scotexpress/status/1757092488769155095?s=61
    Humza Yousaf and Nadia El-Nakla fly to Qatar as they escape SNP and family woes

    #CCBGB

    Seems a lovely place to get away from it all.

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    • tomo says:

      Humza Yousaf heads off to Hamas HQ

      I hope there’s a “fly on the wall” documentary

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Qatar official says homosexuality is ‘damage in the mind’ before World Cup kicks off
      Comments come after Sepp Blatter admitted decision to award the World Cup to Qatar was ‘a mistake’; tournament kicks off on November 20; with growing concerns over human rights record and LGBTQ+ treatment

      Monday 16 January 2023 12:39, UK

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  24. Thoughtful says:

    Well readers what do you make of this as Biden uploaded this image of himself 15 hours ago to Twitter and Instagram with the title “Just the way we drew it” leaving people perplexed and some quite unsettled.

    There has been a deal of speculation as to the meaning and why he considers this appropriate

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/17/us/politics/dark-brandon-no-malarkey.html

    https://wpde.com/news/nation-world/biden-shares-dark-brandon-laser-eyes-social-media-post-creating-chatter-online-politics-2024-presidential-election-democrat-liberals-donald-trump-republican-conservatives-gop-lets-go-brandon-kansas-city-chiefs-san-francisco-49ers-taylor-swift-tiktok

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    • Fedup2 says:

      I don’t know – but I saw some footage of him walking to the helicopter and to me his gaite suggested he is in need of a zimmer frame soon …. Balance is going as the dementia develops …. No msm comments on this of course …..the emotional techiness is also there …

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      • Thoughtful says:

        I think the Democrats are trying to ease him out knowing he is unfit to serve (another minute) another term and would lose to Trump in any debate.

        The preferred candidate is the worst imaginable, Gavin Newsome with the nickname Kim Jong Newsome for his dictatorial governership

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        • Scroblene says:

          Isn’t there the awful spectacle of Mrs Bamalam getting the part, Thoughtful?

          That would make a record four terms of Mr Bamalam, a promising footballer who loved mucking around with his mates…

          I know Billary tried it and failed, but that was before the yanks learned more about ‘finding’ new votes in the polls

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  25. Thoughtful says:

    And in other news:
    SNP slammed as ‘£61m missing’ from farming budget with Yousaf promising to ‘return it’

    If someone is promising the “return it” they clearly know it’s gone and where it is.

    https://www.gbnews.com/politics/snp-humza-yousaf-farming-budget-missing

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    • tomo says:

      The SNP are crooks and nobody in Westminster has the gumption to go after them.

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      • Thoughtful says:

        because the Westminster politicos are crooks too and are probably gazing admiringly North

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    • digg says:

      What a bloody bunch the SNP are. I cannot understand why the cannie Scot’s are so in love with the absolute bunch of cunts.

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  26. StewGreen says:

    Breaking : Labour officially announce they have withdrawn support for their own Rochdale candidate

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  27. Dickie says:

    Some may have seen this animated video which could be construed as a foreshadow of what we may expect in the future. The video is very well made.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Modern Educayshun

      “Crazy how this was made in 2015 and it keeps getting more and more accurate every year”

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    • Philip_2 says:

      “The radical leftist globalists controlling the UN’s World Health Organization are plotting a so-called ‘marathon’ – a two-week stretch in Geneva set for this February 19th. What’s the game plan? To ram through and secure critical sections of the Pandemic Treaty to ensure it is accepted by their deadline: May 2024.”

      The next pandemic is being planned… COVID really was just the start. THE UN /WEF/WHO want full control of us.

      https://citizengo.org/en-gb/ot/212927-who-will-decide-you-if-we-dont-act-now-pandemic-treaty-drawing-near?dr=60192::ce3386303ef7bc0b83cf3c3ea84eee66&utm_source=em&utm_medium=e-mail&utm_content=em_btn&utm_campaign=EN_GB-2024-02-12-Global-OT-CJO-212385-WHO_Pandemic_Treaty_5-WHO_Pandemic_Treaty_5.01_AA_Launch&mkt_tok=OTA3LU9EWS0wNTEAAAGROxpe_m3cpQgw0U5VzznV7qC9MWfE5unYY6RWvpBpASgBFkaz16SwhSELqZKZtG7_I97mIUB1cM7bQczH6lZWoyRGVP3r0I0VCRh0v1LIh7LOc7Hy

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  29. Sluff says:

    BBC going absolutely overboard on a new Alzheimer’s ‘treatment’ with the clear inference that the evil Tories are underfunding the NHS again.
    The estimated bill for a drug that might delay the worsening of the Alzheimer’s by a few months at most in a perce notate of sufferers is £1 bn per year. Not sure if this includes the cost and methodology of testing to find those who will benefit. Testing which will be up to the NHS. Anyone for a new, long queue?

    Here’s an idea. Why not have an insurance system? You pay insurance. If you get Alzheimer’s you are covered. It seems to work in just about every other country on the planet and many have far better healthcare and shorter queues than the total joke that is the NHS.

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    • Docmarooned says:

      This is just typical bBBC and MSM hype in general. The chances of these drugs suddenly being available and for all patients are zero. The time and cost of such a program is totally prohibitive and the drugs effectiveness is totally over hyped not withstanding the shear cost and also the side effects.. Total non starter – bBBC is pathetic. The NHS is bust so this will not happen.

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    • Scroblene says:

      I think that’s a great idea, Sluffy!

      Thinking on, the private sector, which provides the capital for the public sector to squander, would benefit the most, as they usually work their socks off until they’re well into their sixties!

      However, the normal citizen taxpayer will also have to support the inevitable poll tax requirement to ‘give’ this to all their ’employees’ in their new contracts, who’ll be retiring much earlier anyway, on huge pensions, and the councils, Beeboids, civil serpents etc., will get even more money to spend on ridiculous stuff like Mare Khaaan does.

      I think I’d follow your idea though, even if it means giving up the booze for a few days a year! A good chum told me the other day that has had to have her husband accomodated in a nursing home at a whopping £7,000 a month, and the one regret she had was that she wishes they hadn’t been so prudent and saved up so much for old age, only to see it go to such places!

      Wonder what the actuaries would say…

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  30. tomo says:

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    • StewGreen says:

      Their next tweet says “The LGBTQ Texas Church shooter was a migrant from El Salvador.
      She has a long criminal history dating back to 2005.
      She was also a Bernie supporter,
      had a “free palestine” sticker on her gun,
      and identified as transgender.”

      Entered the church with a 4 year old child , started shooting
      2 off duty cops shot the shooter dead,
      in the process the child was shot ..
      “The child who was injured when a mentally ill trans terrorist shot up a Texas church is in critical condition and is not expected to make it.”
      a guy was shot in the leg, but is OK.

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      • Thoughtful says:

        Does not say ‘she’ was a schizophrenic? An important omission that because you can’t get a medical trans diagnosis and treatment if you are a schizo.

        Must be self identified and self medicated but who the hell thought it was appropriate to give a diagnose schizo an AR15 ?

        This is the question being asked now because no one in their right mind no matter how pro gun it going to advocate for schizo’s being allowed access to any kind of gun.

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  31. Zephir says:

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  32. Thoughtful says:

    Just made a critical post on a different forum about the BBC Comic Relief, having enough money and it being better to give it to local charities instead.
    It’s got a lot of likes and supportive comments maybe more people are waking up to the BBC after all.

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    • Philip_2 says:

      Didn’t the BBC give a lot of money to betermangandgi? (not her real name) and the KIDS COMPANY charity went bankrupt, and was closed down for buying expensive trainers for the thoughtless and useless. And then the BBC also gave money to the Tavistock Clinic which, I believe was also part of BBC charity fundraiser for children.
      That was closed down too.

      You could not make it up.

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  33. Thoughtful says:

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/streets-rochdale-labour-problem-28617781

    Labour Supporting Manchester Evening News on the Rochdale by election. Don’t forget that whoever is elected will face another electioin before November so won’t be in parliament long if it’s an independant.

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  34. Dickie says:

    Great beginning segment on defence

    https://www.ukcolumn.org/video/uk-column-news-12th-february-2024

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  35. Philip_2 says:

    BBC aspires to be just like Disneyland. It has the same DEI. The BBC now uses the same DEI to recruit its next batch of (hopefully) ‘diverse’ (read ‘perverse’) recruitment staff and to make them more ‘conformist’ as in a new world ‘wokest’ religion. The Gestapo did much the same thing, compliance and discrimination is all in a war. And that did not end well.

    BBC invites talent (or does it)?
    “We like to imagine that job recruitment is done on the basis of talent, or possibly experience. Not so in the world of Disney. The company, it turns out, has a mind-boggling list of criteria – laid out in its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policy – that managers must bear in mind before making an appointment.”

    The extraordinary policy document – which has been sent to managers on all US and Canadian shows – was released this week not by Disney but by Elon Musk, who claims it was sent to him by an anonymous Disney insider…

    This is what the BBC are copying from America (read Disney).

    Elon Musk added in a tweet: (He now owns the platform called X)
    “In further posts, he added: “Here is the full racist, sexist, etc discriminatory set of laws enforced by Disney’s DEI Gestapo. No wonder most of their content produced over the past several years has sucked. Just trying to navigate the DEI minefield is going to crush the creative process! It is mandatory, institutionalised racism and sexism!”

    Of course the BBC will claim that its all about equality, diversity and gender.
    And that’s a lie, its none of the above, its conformity,banality and exclusion.
    In brief if your conservative (small c) you are not welcome here.

    It does look as if Elon Musk has ‘Disney’ as his next target.
    All of Disney is ‘woke and going broke’. Time for a change of leadership.
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/02/12/elon-musk-disney-dei-policy-gina-carano-bob-iger/

    If only we could do the same at the BBC. But then, its really part of the UK corrupted (by Blair) civil-service, we tend to forget that. Ministry of misinformation controls it.

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    • pugnazious says:

      How would that even work in real life? Need 50% of cast from unrepresented groups….but then they start to argue about their ‘quota’ within the quota….we’ve got less representation than them but there’s more of us in the population….and he’s not authentically black…only real blacks can be black….and you won’t employ me because I’m a woman and you’ve got enough women already…but hey, I’m a trans-woman so not a real woman so give me a job….er…etc etc etc.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Dr Who is made with Disney money now, so they have some influence.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Has the BBC moved from news to social engineering …. YES.

      “By 2020, the BBC wants its employees to comprise 50% women, 8% disabled people, 8% lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and 15% people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.{bbc.co.uk 14sep2017}”

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  36. pugnazious says:

    Danny Cohen in the Telegraph:

    ‘The BBC’s primetime series The Apprentice is famous for one catchphrase: “You’re fired”. It seems, however, that this line does not apply if you hold grotesquely anti-Semitic views.

    The BBC’s inaction sends a message. You can be racist towards Jews and there are no consequences. You can enjoy fame on the BBC even if you are the kind of person whose views painfully remind Jewish viewers of Nazi propaganda. Once again, the Jewish community has been failed by the BBC. Once again, it seems that, when it comes to issues of racism, “Jews don’t count.” When it comes to anti-Semitism, this is another dark episode in the BBC’s recent history.

    There is one simple question that many in the Jewish community will be asking: if a contestant had made racist statements about the black, Asian or Muslim community, would the BBC have gone ahead with the series as if nothing had happened? Would it not have found a way to remove him from the programme? Would it have included his “hilarious” moment in the boardroom?

    An instructive comparison can be made with a decision taken by another British broadcaster. In 2020, the Sky History channel was faced with a similar dilemma when it was discovered that one of the contestants on its new show The Chop had tattoos linked to white supremacy. These included the number 88 which white supremacists use as a code for “Heil Hitler”. Sky cancelled the show. ‘

    The once prospective Labour MP for Rochdale, now suspended, claimed that Israel was ethnically cleansing Gaza and wanted to occupy it….

    ”A candidate saying the most vile, awful anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. And what happened? He[Starmer] stood by him, sent cabinet ministers to support him.

    ‘Until, as apparently five minutes before I walked on tonight, under enormous media pressure, he’s decided to change his mind.’

    But, er, where did he get his anti-Semitic ideas from? Maybe from the BBC whose journos have been pushing the same narrative….such as Jeremy Bowen who has from the start pushed the idea that Israel, committing war crimes of course, is intent on ethnically cleansing Gaza and moving in themselves.

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  37. tomo says:

    I see Rishi met the public on the topic of wonky “vaccines”.

    The segment isn’t easy to find and link at the moment – Rishi looked flustered .

    NOT Question Time

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    • pugnazious says:

      Just saw it in the Mail…

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13075883/Rishi-Sunak-Covid-vaccine-fiery-exchange-GB-News-Q-sessions.html

      Having a quick look on the BBC..no sign of the story when normally they would rush out any ’embarrassing’ public encounter a Tory PM has and play the clip repeatedly.

      Guessing they might not be too interested in people who have been harmed by the covid vaccine which the BBC assured us was almost entirely harmless….even as one of their own actually died directly from a vaccine injection.

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      • JohnC says:

        It’s what the BBC choose NOT to report which really gives the bias and agenda away.
        No ‘bias’ rating sites or fact-checkers bother about checking that because they are all similar activists playing the same game.

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      • atlas_shrugged says:

        There is another report and transcript of the exchange here:

        https://vigilantnews.com/post/vaccine-injured-man-confronts-british-prime-minister-on-gb-news/

        Vaccine injured man confronts British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on GB News

        Note also in the same link the PM tells parliament “Covid vaccines are safe” so someone somewhere is telling a massive lie. bBC verify?

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      • NameNotNumber says:

        I don’t really give a damn about one of the BBC’s own. My wife’s brother-in-law in the Philippines died last week from a heart attack, her brother had died of a heart attack four weeks ago,while her sister is permanently disabled after developing a blood clot on the brain. In the UK our nephew has been fitted with a stent after developing myocarditis and three of my friends/acquaintances have lost their wives to aggressive cancers over the last year. All were in good health before taking the needle which is why I understand the bitterness of the speaker on GB News and what he means when he says ‘Look me in the eyes Rishi Sunak.’

        The BBC and our politicians are well known for lying but, in the light of the above, it’s obvious they have another string to their bows. No Sunak, it wasn’t doctors who ordered lock down and compulsory ‘vaccinations’ it was politicians, you amongst them.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      Father in laws company … “Infosys, Simplus and Salesforce have combined forces to develop Infosys Vaccine Management Solution that offers a comprehensive platform for the government to deliver the high-demand COVID vaccination program rapidly and in a safer manner.”

      https://www.infosys.com/australia/public-sector/modular-vaccine-management-solution.html

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  38. JohnC says:

    RFK Jr apologises to family over Super Bowl ad
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68275635

    Another BBC world-headline which doesn’t quite read right. Why would someone apologise for an Ad ?. What was wrong with it.

    I’ve learned that when a BBC article seems odd, it’s always being twisted for their agenda. So with a sigh, I went to take a look.

    And sure enough, it’s difficult to work out just what this lengthy, prominent article is actually about. All I can come up with is that the BBC just want to discredit him for his anti-vaccine stance.

    We get this at the start which again seems an odd thing to specifically point out:
    ‘Mr Kennedy, an environmental lawyer and anti-vaccine activist ..’

    And a bit later we get to it:

    ‘One of Mr Kennedy’s cousins criticised the advert and the candidate’s anti-vaccine activism.’

    ‘”My cousin’s Super Bowl ad used our uncle’s faces – and my Mother’s. She would be appalled by his deadly health care views’

    It seems the ad had nothing whatsoever to do with Mr Kennedy, but that doesn’t stop the BBC going after him.

    Then later – from nowhere – we get:
    ‘Yet he is younger than 77-year-old Donald Trump and 81-year-old Joe Biden, and voters have said they are concerned about the two candidates’ ages.’

    More BBC trickery – which basically mean lies. They have used ‘age’ to try and make some equivalence between Trump and Biden. But their age is not what voters are concerned about, it’s their mental state. Their strategy is now clear : they are trying to project Bidens mental state onto Trump using suggestion and false equivalences. Biden has reached the state where he cannot make any statement which is not written for him. And even then he slurrs and gaffs.

    What this report tells me is that this BBC strategy of making Trump out to be as senile as Biden is official. It is too well coordinated across articles to be chance. THAT is the extent of the bias they have. I wonder how those ‘guidelines’ were disseminated. Maybe ‘secret’ emails to trusted senior management who then verbally passed it down ?.

    And just in case you still liked Kennedy, they end with this:
    ‘On a statement released Sunday a Democratic Party spokesman called Mr Kennedy “nothing more than a Trump stalking horse in this race”.

    Yet another poor amateur-grade BBC agenda piece written by Madeline Halpert. The one I’ve highlighted several times recently for similar rubbish and who was on anti-depressents at 17.

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  39. Zephir says:

    Eight boxing rounds taking hit after hit

    and then

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  40. Zephir says:

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  42. Zephir says:

    Foreman

    “Muhammad amazed me, I’ll admit it. He out-thought me, he out-fought me. That night, he was just the better man in the ring” – Foreman after losing the fight.

    “After I lost to Ali in Zaire, I told everybody that I was robbed. The ropes were loose, the water was drugged …Then, once I’d changed my nature, I realized what a blemish I’d put on this great man’s career. Why would I go out and spit on his victory to mess up this great man’s name?” Foreman in 2006 interview with Esquire magazine.

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  43. JohnC says:

    UK sanctions four Israeli settlers accused of violence
    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-68274777

    Four ?. And it warrants front-page UK news does it BBC ?.

    What really stands out as a typical BBC anti-semetic article is this:

    ‘At least 384 Palestinians – members of armed groups, attackers and civilians – have been killed in conflict-related incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, or in Israel, according to the UN.’

    Grouping civilians with the rest is a dirty trick. They are in no way comparable. And in an earlier report about the US sanctions on another 4 Israelies, from 370 dead all but 8 were killed by the IDF – meaning they were either armed terrorists or their human shields.

    The only figure which matter here is how many civilians were murdered by Israeli civilians. And it speaks volumes that we aren’t told. Nor are ANY details of any aggression from the Palestinians towards the Jews given.

    I wonder how many Palestinians have been ‘sanctioned’. The BBC don’t tell us that. Which means it’s either none at all or hundreds.

    And I ask myself why on earth we are going to such lengths to sanction 4 people who are right in the middle of a war. Have we sanctioned anyone in Ukraine ?.

    Sure these attacks are wrong. But it’s vastly out of proportion and out of context with the real world. It’s 100% political to appease all the Arab Nations and the corrupt UN.

    Speaking of which : I see the head of UNWRA is refusing to resign and not a peep from the BBC. Just imaginbe what a huge story they would of him if it suited them.

    The UN is utterly corrupt in exactly the same way as the EU is. Not a shred of honour in any of them.

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  44. vlad says:

    Farage despairs at DEI in woke recruitment campaigns for the armed forces.

    He’s right, of course, but he fails to mention the worst part of it: in case of conflict with an islamic country, where will the muslim soldier’s allegiance lie? Because a muslim’s first loyalty is to Islam, and only much further down the list – if at all – to the kafir whom he has been taught to despise. In fact, he may well view us infidels as the enemy.

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    • JohnC says:

      What people in the West cannot understand about what the devout Muslim do is that they are not motivated by hatred, greed or any sense of duty to their country : they genuinely believe they are carrying out God’s will.

      I sat next to an extreme Muslim for a 6 hour flight once and used it to try and gain some understanding of him as I would never get such a chance again. It was a surreal experience. Afterwards I was 100% certain that if he believed God wanted me dead, he could take a knife and stab me to death without any problem or emotion at all. His belief in ‘Gods will’ was 100%.

      When the Left tell us about Muslim’s killing Muslims as their ‘evidence’ the Muslims are not drive by religion, it is almost always because they are the wrong type of Muslim and one group do something which offends another group who then believe God wants them to be killed for it.

      I’m sure our Government know all about it but their inclusion in the army in such numbers is all part of the failed multicultural experiment which they consider far more important than the chance such a war will break out. Meanwhile they do everything they can to stop anybody knowing it.

      What often gives these things away are polls -especially when the most obvious poll of all is strangely absent from any of the media. Just try and find a poll of how many Muslims in the UK support Hamas.

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      • vlad says:

        100%, to varying degrees.

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        • JohnC says:

          I know what you mean vlad:

          My comments often don’t quite capture the full gist of what I mean and appear more extreme than what I really think – but if I included every caveat and exception, it would be 10 pages long and take me all day.

          Which of course is what bottom-feeder trolls like maxi depend on.

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    • Ian Rushlow says:

      Christianity banished from army, eh? Well that will be a bit of a blow to the 40 illegal migrants on the Bibby Stockholm floating hotel who Sincerely And Totally Genuinely Are Converting to Christianity And It’s Not Just A Scam ™. I mean, if they have aspirations of joining the army that is.

      It’s necessary to dig a bit deeper into the MOD’s latest push for ‘diversity’. The armed forces are short of people, mainly because the main demographic from which they have traditionally been recruited – White working class men – is the subject of systemic racism and demonisation by the establishment. Plus, the country they are supposed to fight for is vanishing before our very eyes…

      A great advantage of having foreigners and unassimilated aliens in the armed forces is that they have no empathy or loyalty towards the native British population. Should it prove necessary to deploy the army against the civilian population at some point, they can be relied upon to enforce brutality against them because they are not acting against their own people. The United States has already moved on to the next stage – invaders arriving at the southern so-called border are being offered a fast track to citizenship if they sign-up with the military. Don’t be surprised if the same thing happens here.

      Speaking of the challenges of finding enough soldiers, the BBC website is running one of it’s ‘The dog that didn’t bark in the night’ stories. It’s titled ‘Exhausted Ukraine struggles to find new men for front line’. Well, that’s not very diverse, is it BBC? They are only looking for men (perhaps they have some use after all) – why aren’t they looking for women or any of the other 57 genders as well?

      But I digress. The article starts: ‘When Pavlo Zhilin and his patrol hit the streets of Cherkasy, men often swerve to avoid them. Pavlo is a conscription officer looking for soldiers for Ukraine’s army.. Later we are told ‘…the security service in Cherkasy is constantly shutting down local social media channels that warn people when the conscription teams are in town and alert them to areas to avoid’. The bit the BBC omits is that the conscription officers aren’t looking for volunteers – as there aren’t any at this stage – they are press-ganging men into becoming the next round of cannon fodder. Quite literally, they are kidnapping people off the street and dragging them off buses on their way to work, or even at their place of work. But the BBC prefers not to mention that; after all, it’s not consistent with the fantasies of brave, free, democratic Ukraine bravely fighting off the Russian bear on our behalf, is it?

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-68255490

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    • MarkyMark says:

      “…and don’t you worry. It’s coming to a place near you…we cannot have state subsidized preachers…give it up or give it to your deadliest enemy and pay for the rope that will choke you.“

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  45. JohnC says:

    Lakewood Church: Armed woman killed in Joel Osteen Texas megachurch shootout
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-68277166

    You have to read down the the third paragraph to discover:

    ‘Investigators said the attacker had “Palestine” written on the butt of her rifle and they had uncovered antisemitic writings.’

    Which is quickly followed by:
    ‘But they said the motive is unclear.’ Which gets it’s own paragraph to make sure you see it.

    Maybe not crystal clear BBC, but clear enough. It’s hate.

    And of course we get the standard line further down:
    ‘Genesse Moreno has a history of mental health issues, officials say’

    So did the killer of Jo Cox BBC, But you went out of your way to avoid telling us that.

    Nothing to see here. Just the BBC being what it is : a publically funded left-wing activist group.

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  46. Zephir says:

    Prior to his match against Foley, Ali received news he had been drafted to fight in Vietnam. When Ali arrived to be inducted in the United States Armed Forces, however, he refused, citing his religion forbade him from serving. The cost for his refusal would prove to be drastic: the stripping of his heavyweight title, a suspension from boxing, a $10,000 fine, and a five-year prison sentence.

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    • MarkyMark says:

      ” citing his religion forbade him from serving.” – but beating people in the head is God’s work!

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      • Zephir says:

        boxing may look like that to those that miss the point, slow down the action and you might see how some deal with this

        We are being primed for war (again) he was jailed and lost his career for saying NO

        Ali was pissing blood for two weeks after this from the body shots, he wanted to make a point, a political point

        he was way too old to deal with this man who was physically in his prime, who could knock most people into concussion with one punch, but he did

        you can put me in jail, you can fine me $10 000

        I will still win because I dont buy into your lies

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        • Zephir says:

          And the best thing ?

          the very best thing, he stopped hitting him when he saw he was falling

          point made, George Forman said it best:

          “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.”

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