LIFE SUCKS

I did chuckle this morning whilst enduring the Today programme. Inventor James Dyson was on and the BBC were angling to get him to say that he supported the UK staying in the EU. To their horror, Dyson argued for the UK to LEAVE the EU. You can bet he won’t get such an easy ride from the comrades in the future. It made my day.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someone

HEAVENS ABOVE…

This interesting post was brought to my attention and I wanted to share with you.

“Hi, you might want to write about this one: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30080212about the new women bishops.

The church that the religion correspondent decided to visit to hear people’s views was St Mary’s Newington, London. The Rev (http://www.southwark.anglican.org/parishes/181r) just happens to be that beacon of liberalness Canon Giles Fraser of St Pauls fame as well as a recipient of a Stonewall award in 2012.

Why couldn’t she have visited All Souls Langham or Holy Trinity Brompton? Much larger and much better at reflecting opinion in the church.

Ps: Caroline Wyatt’s entrance (http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/27344735) where she says:
‘I’m really looking forward to exploring the religious faultlines around the globe, looking at the challenges posed at home and abroad by religious extremism, and covering the beliefs and ethics of the billions of people of different faiths around the world,’ she told Ariel. ‘I’m also keen to explore the scientific debate over religion and the nature of belief, and reflect on what religion means to people in the UK and elsewhere.’

Doesn’t appear to be a good place to start & the only credentials related to religion are she was educated in a convent.”

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someone

START THE WEEK OPEN THREAD

Well then, one can argue as to whether Kim Kardashian’s posterior “broke the internet” but last week saw our server “break” and cause a lot of hassle. My thanks to Rob and Geoff for fixing things but as you can see some posts vanished along with the comment threads which is VERY annoying. Anyway, let’s hope for a pain free week. And whilst I am at it, I had asked you all if anyone fancied putting up some posts here to ease the strain on Rob and myself. If you would like to talk about this  then please email me.  The floor is yours….

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someone

IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD…

You have to admire the fact that the BBC can keep a straight face when pushing the wild exaggerations from the UN on climate change (formerly known as “global warming before the globe started cooling).

The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world’s electricity can – and must – be produced from low-carbon sources by 2050. If not, the world faces “severe, pervasive and irreversible” damage. The UN said inaction would cost “much more” than taking the necessary action.

As ever, the BBC is keen to push the alarmism and avoid the facts. The IPCC has been so wrong, so often, that it is remarkable how the BBC still pushes this garbage.

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someone

WHEN AUNTIE BECOMES BIG BROTHER…

None so totalitarian as the BBC;

The BBC is using laws designed to catch terrorists and organised crime networks to track down people who dodge the licence fee, it emerged yesterday. The publicly-funded corporation uses the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), designed by the last Labour government to fight terrorism, to catch those who evade paying the £145.50 fee. Now, however, its ability to use sweeping surveillance powers could be stopped by a new review announced yesterday by culture secretary Sajid Javid. Mr Javid’s independent inquiry into TV licence fee enforcement will examine the corporation’s use of covert surveillance operations on those it thinks have not paid the obligatory licence fee.

 

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someone

OPERATION – GET UKIP

I got back from France late Monday evening and caught the BBC “Today” programme running a story about the “racist” song released by Mike Read in support of UKIP. The BBC oozes visceral contempt for UKIP and whether one supports them or not, this bias is self evidently wrong. Is it possible that UKIP’s views on our continued membership of the EU and its focus on enforcing immigration limits are so at odds with the BBC hive?

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someone