START THE WEEK OPEN THREAD….

Here we go, a new thread to start the week! Detail the bias here!!!

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  1. StewGreen says:

    Every flippin day I wake up to BBC pushing green madness at me
    6am This morning BBC radio Lincolnshire excitedly report
    “And Lincolnshire Police are aiming to be Greenest police with the introduction of green measures and the trialling of an electric patrol car”*
    Ah MarcJonesLincs The Police and Crime Commissioner Tweets
    “Will be speaking to @BBCRadioLincs aft 8 about electric cars for community policing & aspiration to see @lincspolice be greenest Force in UK
    ..Background an item in the Sleaford Standard

    IMHO FFS Green leadership should not be a police priority
    No the boys/girls in BLUE, do not need to go GREEN
    * beware the Law of unintended consequences *
    The patrol cars are actually ONLY for community roles like following up victim support etc
    but they’ll have little second hand value, and would not be able to give chase if they saw anything etc.

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    • GCooper says:

      This is an excellent point. ‘Green’ isn’t a colour any longer, it is a very distinct political opinion – a form of ecological socialism. By having called it ‘Green’ its proponents have made it sound safe and unexceptional, so they can promote and champion it in ways and places that they wouldn’t dare any other political, or religious, point of view.

      The BBC’s promotion of all things ‘Green’ is just another way in which it breaches its charter and refuses to be impartial.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Green Religion is often a gambler’s fallacy
        .. of remembering your WINS, and forgetting your LOSSES

        Here What counts is full savings minus FULL costs
        eg by replacing a halogen lighting unit installed just 2 years ago
        You’ve lost asset value (and use bit extra heating)

        Scenario carry on as normal,
        .. ALL police garage old halogen lights would get replaced by LED in 15 years ..So you arrive at the same low leccy bills in 15 years time
        Scenario act now,
        ..Savings =Lower bills over 15 years, – asset writedowns -extra heat -admin/interest costs paid by gov

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    • StewGreen says:

      In the newspaper he says “Whenever we look at replacing vehicles we will look at if it can be electric, or a hybrid or petrol – diesel is the last resort.”
      well there is no saving in that
      Overall to the taxpayer who finance all subsidies : The diesel will be the cheapest option
      and have range/performance advantages
      ..Green vehicles have the disadvantage that even when empty on power, they are still carting a heavy battery around.
      And police garage would need to get a whole lot of extra tech in.

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    • StewGreen says:

      So the PCC MJ breaks rules on Public Transparency
      He Blocked me even tho I never swore or insulted him
      I just questioned the maths of his claims

      BTW an extra thing : In the newspaper the PCC says
      “We have made sure all our stations have charging points”
      So whilst he bigs up a saving due to LED, he omits to mention he’s taken AWAY budget in order to install charging points.

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      • StewGreen says:

        Ah I just noticed that he’s not the one who installed the charging points yet
        The paper mixed his quotes with the Gloucester Dep PCC
        “He and the Police and Crime Commissioner went to a low carbon conference “

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  2. gaxvil says:

    So America is going through, “Law enforcement and Security Services used to sanction and to oppress citizens, not because they have committed a crime BUT simply that they have an opinion”.

    I did like the President of Egypt, “It is not feasible to believe that 1.6 billion Muslims can kill 7.5 Billion others in order to uphold their doctrine.”

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  3. Up2snuff says:

    Wonderful Daily Telegraph f/p pic of Bojo today – looking just like Jamie Oliver.

    Or is it Jamie Oliver looking just like Bojo?

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