418 Responses to Easter Weekend Thread 3rd April 2021

  1. Dover Sentry says:

    The Falklands War started this day in 1982.

    Our BBC were later to broadcast to the world the position and intent of 2 para at Goose Green.

    The BBC were and still are critical of the Falklands War. In their words, it was a ‘conflict’.

    The BBC in WW2 were very different.

    The Falklands War helped expose to the world the BBC anti-military, anti-British and anti-Thatcher bias.

    Nothing has changed.

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  2. Guest Who says:

    Oh… looks like ‘news’ for a while will involve suddenly finding squirrels.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9431125/Capitol-cops-injured-car-smashes-barrier.html?

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  3. Sluff says:

    BBC 10 pm news. Report on the murder of a policeman on Capitol Hill.
    We’ll pass on why this is headline news on UK news media.
    It appears that the perpetrator was an Afro Caribbean, named Noah. The reticence to show a photo I suspect may tell us something of his ethnicity.

    So……
    Where is the outrage campaign?
    Do white lives not matter?
    Will footballers be doing something instead of taking the knee?
    Where is the BBC investigating ( assuming) that the attack was racist?
    Why is Joe Biden not being impeached?
    What is Nancy Pelosi doing about it, apart from….errr….. flying flags at half mast.

    Anyone notice some teeny weeny hints of double standards?

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  4. Guest Who says:

    S’ok, Larry is on it.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      I watched as the Capital terrorist act emerged as breaking news at the end of the BBC six pm news. The woman handling the news was getting short tweets from Sopel, and commenting non stop about the Jan 6 ‘riots’ involving Trump supporters, hence the need for precautions at the Capital. It was absolutely clear that the BBC were following their usual pattern of reporting terrorism:
      First, blabber on about Trump supporters, far right, Q Anon, white supremacy. That plants the idea in people’s minds, even if facts later emerge to contradict the narrative.
      Second, hesitate to report the terrorists identity and connections to Islam or BLM etc.
      Third, find someone from the police/security who will say it is not terror related and the work of a mad man.
      Fourth, drop the subject and don’t mention that allies running Facebook have removed the terrorist’s FB account.

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  5. StewGreen says:

    @FedUp your favourite Cambridge academic Priyamvada Gopal
    has been giving a hell of a show on Twitter
    – Her racebaity club didn’t like the new RaceRelations report
    Did she go all sciency and critically analyse the report ?

    Nope she attacks the character of the black team on the report
    cos she’s heard he’s not a real qualified “dr”

    …. FFS of course he is : University of Nottinghm 1995 as per Wikipedia/LinkedIn etc.
    but no when her fanclub serve up claims that his only doctorates are honourary that’s the confirmation bias she wants.
    She spurts out 6 tweets based on that.
    One saying “yeh well Goebbels had a PhD”
    … that’s a fail …she’s gone staright to comparing him to a Nazi
    ie she’s broken Godwin’s law

    She’s also forgotten that she’s on record as saying that denying someone has a doctorate is *racist*
    thread

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    • Fedup2 says:

      Stew – i was reluctant to say this – but i looked at the authors of the report . I am pleased to say i know and worked with one of them . I have nothing but praise .

      It was inevitable that the Race Hate industry – of which i would suggest the BBC is a leading member – would make maximum capital out of it . Division is their hateful life blood .. and ironically the exact opposite of MLK .

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  6. Guest Who says:

    Not too surprising.

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    • NCBBC says:

      Watching America is like the fall of the Roman Republic. It started with assassination of Julius Caeser in the Senate, where he was stabbed by his enemies and allies alike. It started the death spiral with increasing hordes of illegal migrant barbarians.

      Not too dissimilar to what happened to Donald Trump in the Senate in DC, and the invasion at the border in the south.

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      • digg says:

        I agree, the USA has backed itself into a dumpster as they call a dustbin there. The USA seems now to lack any common sense at all, just knee-jerk publicity seeking me too clamour and Is slowly eating itself, aided and abetted by Hollywood, woke corporations and corrupt left wing politicians and I for one have zero sympathy. The quicker it disintegrates now the better for humanity in due course. Sad as I used to see it as a beacon of freedom. I postulate that the idea of a nation having a strong sense of purpose can never fit with a nation of disparate nationalities. It must inevitably lead to disagreement as a way of life. Which is what we are witnessing before our eyes.

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        • NCBBC says:

          I agree with each point you make. Just as the fall of Rome, this fall can be very dangerous to the world. Biden has called President Putin “evil”. The man is not in control. His side kick is a megalomaniac.

          The fall of Rome was because it became too multicultural, and at the same time increasingly corrupt and sometimes beset by mad ceasars. America in addition, is also beset by low grade but extremely rich men – Big Tech owners.

          The constitution was created by a mainly English speaking people with a common understanding of history and their Christian roots.

          It was never meant to cross to people who have a different view of their place in the world – Islamic or Hindu. They can never see the constitution whose basis is in the thoughts of people like John Locke etal.

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        • G says:

          Digg,
          A truism is that, ‘Nature abhors a vacuum’

          “The quicker it disintegrates now the better for humanity in due course.”

          But what will fill the hole and pray speculate whether that philosophy will be better for humanity?

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        • The Sage says:

          A dumpster is a skip or similar. A garbage can is a dustbin.

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      • Demon says:

        With Tèd Cruz as Anthony and Don Junior as Octavian.

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    • digg says:

      Sucker berg is a slug

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  7. Guest Who says:

    Sleepy has stirred.

    Press goes full deference.

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  8. Guest Who says:

    Green on red.

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  9. Guest Who says:

    Seen this one before?

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  10. Beltane says:

    BBC favourite historian David Olusoga has added his wisdom and depth of understanding to the report on UK Race Relations and suggests that ‘Number 10 would prefer history to be swept under the carpet…’
    Never a truer word from an accredited historian David. Heaven forfend that historical fact could be adapted to suit a modern narrative, so lets come out with a few more facts that might not entirely meet with BLM approval.
    Like the active and continuous involvement of tribal chiefs and their henchmen in rounding up, forced marching and penning of tens of thousands of their own and other tribespeople, selling them direct to east African Arab traders working the African west coast who in turn shipped them, or marched them, along the coasts to larger trading centres where European traders eventually assessed, bought, shipped and profited from such sales. Quite a long chain of involvement and job creation by ‘other interested parties’ before then, though. How about a mention David?
    And then the fact that volumes of Breton, Irish, Cornish and other west of England people were also captured and enslaved by North African Arab traders over a far longer period of time from the Middle Ages until the British Navy was strong enough to challenge them, and with no comparable abolitionist movement to help curtail or end the trade for many lifetimes.
    And last but not least that modern slavery exists and thrives, organised and managed by the same descendants of the traders the same modern narrative continues to ignore.
    That’s proper racism Mr Olusoga, not taking umbrage at some creatively imagined slights.

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    • Rich says:

      Bel,

      I’m sure the Professor knows that the word slave itself is derived from Slav, the Slavs being white, Caucasian, mainly Christian Europeans who were preyed upon and enslaved by nomadic Muslim tribes as their lands bordered the Islamic kingdoms of Central and Eastern Asia.

      Apparently the last of the white Russian slaves held captive in the city of Khiva, in modern Uzbekistan, were not given their freedom until the 1920s, long after the abolition of the slavery for which we are supposed to feel guilty about, and that has seemingly poisoned our society with the systemic racism that Professor Olusoga has deemed it his calling to enlighten us to and to reeducate us all on.

      Local Muslim tribes captured these and other Russians, some of whom were sailors or fishermen on the nearby Aral Sea, along with many more Persians and Kurds to sell in Khiva, the centre of the slave trade in Central Asia from the 15th century onwards. They were able to sell the millions of men, women and children captured over the years in Khiva by paying the ruling Khan a tax on every sale. It’s all well documented, recorded and photographed by Russians and other Western Europeans sent to arrange releases or pay ransoms. I’m sure David Olusoga is aware of all this as well.

      David Olusoga was born in Nigeria. So too were the “Belfast couple” , Osaroba and Precious Izekor, convicted a couple of years ago of keeping an unrelated Nigerian woman with learning difficulties in “domestic servitude”. They removed her passport, didn’t pay her for work, fed her little, kept her locked up and indoors. This was the first such case in Northern Ireland.

      He probably knows about this too. This was also slavery, just not “the Slavery” that we need to be told about it would seem.

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      • Teddy Bear says:

        Actually I would say that the word Slav comes from slave and not the other way round, although I’m aware that most historians haven’t thought about why. Slavery actually began when human beings discovered salt preserved meat 8000 years ago which freed them from the hunter-gathering lifestyle. Until then there was no such a thing as a slave, and the word slave I believe comes from Salt Labourer = Salabe where they would need men to mine the salt and transport it elsewhere. Salzburg on the Salzach River was the center of where they would bring the salt from Eastern European mines so hardly surprising there would be many slaves in the region that ultimately would comprise the Slavic countries.
        Salary, Soldiers, Sale, and possibly Self, are other words that derived from salt to understand it’s influence on our society.

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  11. Dover Sentry says:

    Why do left wing women have voices that become hoarse and croaky at the end of each sentence? My wife says that it takes a lot of effort to talk like this. Why?

    Known as vocal fry:

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    • G.W.F. says:

      Dover Sentry
      The other one is Upspeak, raising your voice at the end of the sentence. Used frequently by vox pop interviewees on the BBC

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  12. StewGreen says:

    XR protest in NY
    XR guy climbs, falls not moving
    paint from backpack flows along street
    link https://www.twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1378098363011317763

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  13. Nodding Dog says:

    Looks like we’re back?

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    • Rufus McDufus says:

      Yes! sorry about this. I’ve been scratching my head all morning trying to figure what it was. A plugin (the one that shows the most recent comments in the sidebar) updated overnight and introduced a very inefficient database query which effectively took the system down. I could not figure what was happening.

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      • Nodding Dog says:

        Thank you Rufus your work behind the scenes is much appreciated.

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      • taffman says:

        Rufus McDufus
        Diolch yn fawr !
        A big thank from the West of these mysterious islands for keeping this site going after the stoppage. I tried to find it last night about 03:30 AM but without success, alas, it was down .
        I had to read an old newspaper during my break instead.

        As ever , a big thanks to you all for keeping this site ‘up and running’.
        What would we do without you ?

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        • Scroblene says:

          I had awful visions of the Alex Belfield perps, strutting their stuff all over our site!

          Had to read the papers instead, and naturally left the bbbc website for later – actually never even got there, as paint was drying and the dog needed to go out…

          Well done that Man!

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  14. Up2snuff says:

    I was going to do a TOADY Watch but cannot remember what it was apart from Mishal bridling a bit during a discussion on race. It was kind of obvious. She went all quiet and tight-lipped and then the next question from her had a cold edge to it.

    I gather poor old Rufus McDufus has had to work really hard to get this site going again. Thank you, Rufus. Thank you to Fed for the moderation & Stew for the links.

    HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

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  15. Woodenfish says:

    A headline currently being used on the BBC website reads:

    “US Capitol: Police officer dies after car rams security barrier”

    Later in the article we learn more about the car’s behaviour:

    “a man driving a blue sedan had rammed the car into two officers standing at the North Barricade…”

    However, pinning the blame on “a man” could be premature. In order to avoid that kind of possible confusion in future, here are some more BBC headlines under consideration for future use:

    Gun kills bystanders
    Knife stabs man in South London
    Broken bottle cuts woman’s neck
    Lipstick lures vicar into STD trap
    Empty bank account behind Sopel bankruptcy shock
    Boot nets hat-trick in Wembley thriller
    Bat scores century at Trent Bridge
    Guitar plays famous song
    Microphone delivers news bulletin
    Vacuous drivel keeps Marianna busy
    Spoon feeds baby
    Binoculars spot rare bird
    Imbecilic reports block coal mine
    Narrow canal obstructs giant ship

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  16. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Good that the site is back up and running.
    Well done Rufus.
    “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” as Joni sings.

    Missing the ‘likes’ though but no doubt they will be back soon enough.

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  17. Nodding Dog says:

    Flicking through the channels this morning and noticed Blue Peter on BBC2.programme name on my TV said Blue Peter Green…so I stopped and watched a couple of minutes.

    Full name of show was Blue Peter Green Badge Climate Heros.
    Back in my day there was only one badge and it was blue and they didn’t just give them out to anybody I think you had to actually appear on the show to earn one.But now they also have a green badge.One of the ways to get hold of one the presenter informed me was to stop eating meat.

    More veggie propaganda from the Beeb…get em young!

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  18. Emmanuel Goldstein says:

    Number of deaths today where they can somehow involve covid is 10.
    Too many to allow us to get a haircut or a pint then.

    *If covid is a type of bird flu shouldn’t it be called Corvid?

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  19. G says:

    I do hope Alex Belfield has good lawyers to deal with his recent home ‘burglary’. However, I suspect that it will turn out to be more difficult that what he portrays.

    Here you can find the legal basis by which the police can, in effect, break in to private property without the owners consent:
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/law-and-courts/legal-system-s/police-s/police-powers-to-stop-and-search-enter-private-property-and-seize-goods-s/#h-police-powers-to-enter-your-home-or-other-private-property

    If you look at this info you can see that with a dedicated team, ‘up for it’ and, primed well on tactics, they can get away with it. The list from Citizens Advice misses the one important factor in entry without consent, that of: “…….they have reasonable grounds to suspect that you have committed a crime or are about to commit a crime. Reasonable grounds to search can’t be based on an officer’s hunch or instinct. It should be based on reliable information, …..”

    From what Alex filmed, can you see any police officer displaying identity?

    Perhaps if Alex had demanded ID from them all and they were prepared not to give it, his first line of defence would be the protection of his property, ‘as he feared he was being confronted by a criminal gang masquerading as the police’.

    ‘Fraid its heading to the ‘wild west’ in which the police operate. And it will get worse. I can recall the sixties, the bad old days when the police quite often ‘stitched’ some one up. Now with the plethora of over legislation allowing ‘slicing and dicing’ a suspect, combined with a decent criminal advocate, they can steer a way through the morass and likely come out the other end blemish free. We will see.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Ah OK that video was a quick clip of the raid last week
      I first thought AB had been arrested again
      but no he’s been tweeting new videos all day.

      ================

      He’s got another outrage video today
      Saying some grass cutter sat on a knee high gravestone when he took his cigarette break.
      “He must be sacked”
      FFS I don’t expect council workers to do that
      .. but it’s not a sacking offence.
      (It was in the main cemetery in Scunthorpe)

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  20. AsISeeIt says:

    Had we been permitted to attend the barbers or the hairdressers these past months we might well have heard that familiar conversational gambit: “Booked flights to anywhere nice for your holidays yet this year?

    Instead, the Daily Mirror tells us there’s a: ‘Staycation stampede. Surge in UK hols bookings. EU destinations snubbed

    The question of whether or not we’ll be allowed to go abroad now vexes us as though we’re the existentially perplexed Hamlet: “To book, or not to book, that is the question” – or for those young enough for their teachers to have recently told them that Shakespeare had something to do with white supremacy or the patriarchy or some such, and therefore imagine that the Prince of Demark is that vacant building on the corner of the high street about to be demolished to make way for a mosque, then let me put it this way, we’re Vicky Pollard from Little Britain: “Yeah but no, but yeah…

    The Telegraph begs to differ with the Mirror: ‘Foreign holidays for vaccinated’ – OK, how so?

    Government plans could mean no quarantine and minimal testing for people travelling if they have had jabs’ – we’ll leave the word “could” to one side and focus on quite what is meant by “minimal testing” as a first reaction here.

    We tend to test for pregnancy and it’s either yea or nay. Who buys a “minimal” test kit? Or asks their doctor not to bother with the full bells and whistles test, the whole nine yards, but just let’s make do with some vague hint as to whether or not they might be in the family way?

    Dave, you remember that night we got carried away and didn’t take proper precautions? Yes, you do… it was the evening Harry Kane scored that penalty against Poland… so you do remember. Well, I’ve bought this “minimal testing” kit from Boots… yes of course they’ve remained open during the pandemic, people might have to buy aspirin. Anyway, this “minimal testing” kit shows me I might or might not be slightly pregnant. What do you mean in line with government plans you “could” marry me, and we might have a minimal wedding?

    On the subject of our omnipotent and ever glorious health service: ‘We’ll stop you getting sick, says NHS chief’ (Times) – hmmmm, the job used to centre around the notion that the NHS would cure us once we did get sick. But OK, I can see the value in preventative public health policies. Afterall, since we’ve collectivised the costs by nationalising health, when and if my neighbour gets ill then I have to shoulder the expense of his medicine and his care. Which is all very warm and sociable.

    However, the sub-header to this report in the Times sends a bit of a chill down the spine: ‘Bin men to help doctors target vulnerable people’ – I thought that would be the add-on to our posties’ jobs?

    In a confusing and somewhat bizarre screed Sir Simon Stevens the NHS supremo gushes lyrical over the NHS vax programme – claiming full credit for his outfit of course – then somehow equates this with some non sequitur reasoning with a shift for the NHS to preventative targeted medicine naming cancer, heart attacks and strokes (which just happen to be the killers which his NHS has neglected this past year).

    The vaguely named “Local Areas” will take up the challenge. In practice all this seems to amount to and all we get as an example is weight-loss classes and the dishing out of more prescription drugs.

    Our NHS will apparently “identify and tackle the causes of ill-health” – at this point you’ll recall the empty Blairite slogan “Tackle crime and the causes of crime”.

    And what might the causes of ill-health be these days? The answer, Sir Simon says, is: “poor housing and lifestyle” – so the NHS will be constantly badgering us over our lifestyles. I’ll look forward to that.

    As for the housing, maybe they intend to sell off more of the NHS real estate for housebuilding – after all, they seem to be planning for less hospital capacity and even fewer beds.

    I stopped reading there on the basis that what I was being told was rubbish. So I’ve no clue as to where bin men come into this new NHS planning.

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    • digg says:

      AsISeeIt, I don’t know who you are or what your background is but you have a way of dissolving hours of my angst into each of your posts. If the MSN had only 20% of your perspicacity what a much healthier world we would inhabit. I take my hat off to you.

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      • AsISeeIt says:

        Thank you for your kind words. Appreciation is…. much appreciated. Me…? I’m just a humble footsoldier enduring a hard life in the trenches fighting a probably lost cause last rearguard action in the culture war as best I can.

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  21. Dover Sentry says:

    Am I the first back after the server lost a gasket?

    ????

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  22. StewGreen says:

    Sheep rescued from car boot in Loughborough
    Maybe someone wanted to eat it on Easter Sunday ?

    Ramadan starts on April 13 and ends May 13th
    so maybe someone was keeping it to fatten up for then.

    “Peugeot car seized “no insurance, no valid MOT.”
    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/police-stop-car-running-red-5260439

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  23. Guest Who says:

    https://www.conservativewoman.co.uk/your-bbc-guide-through-the-bias-jungle/

    BBC ‘special stuff’ EdGuds are actually much worse.

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  24. Guest Who says:

    Cody seems new at the bbc.

    And likely short lived.

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  25. Guest Who says:

    Tautology, but I’ll allow it.

    Still getting to grips with the bbc staff Easter jolly to Mecca. Not the bingo.

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  26. Guest Who says:

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  27. Guest Who says:

    2 retweets, 9 likes.

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    • digg says:

      They are NOT trying to take out radical extremist views at all they are lying, they are really trying to hide what this specimen really was all about from his history They are snakes!

      It’s textbook lefty tactics.

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  28. pugnazious says:

    How many times could the BBC mention the events of January 6 involving ‘Trump supporters’ as it reported on the recent attack in Washington? Turns out quite a lot…almost as if the BBC was trying to make you think this was a Trump supporter…however the BBC were careful to limit what they told you of the attacker….male, age….and of course suffering ‘mental health issues’, delusions and was ‘having a hard time’. One thing they are very careful not to tell you was that he is black…..no mention on Today and no mention or photo, despite many being available, in this report….

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56620113

    Compare that BBC treatment to the Mail’s much more informative report….

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9431911/How-college-football-star-lost-job-devout-Nation-Islam-follower.html

    Yep…he black…

    41279398-9431911-The_motive_for_Friday_s_attack_is_not_yet_clear_Social_media_pos-a-1_1617423550846.jpg

    Seems like he was a pretty devoted follower of the Nation of Islam and took his world view from them…..where is the outcry about this ideology, where’s the BBC denouncement of its dangerous fake news and conspiracy theories?

    The attack on the Capitol would seem a direct result of what he learnt and believed as told to him by Farrakan and Co…but not just the NoI….the Left, including the BBC played their part in that they have made determined attempts to brainwash Blacks into thinking their lives are terrible and that it is all the fault of Whites….hence his parting message…

    ‘Less than two hours before Green drove a vehicle through the barriers at the Capitol killing a cop and being shot dead, CNN reported that he also posted a series of Instagram stories in which he called the US government the ‘#1 enemy of Black people’. ‘

    BBC, most dangerous organisation in Britain….blood on its hands?

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    • digg says:

      If this man hadn’t been killed during the murder of the cop he would have to have Been eventually brought to trial. Would we therefore have had the agonising over the make up of the jury that has characterised the chauvin trial? In fact would it have been essential to ensure the majority of the jury was white to ensure the right verdict? And would the press have been pumping out support for the victim for months and would we see mass gatherings demanding justice?

      No!

      The MSM have a stench about them now that will take a lot of deodorising.

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  29. StewGreen says:

    What’s on local news tonight ?
    Any box ticking ?

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    • StewGreen says:

      Other item : Due to suicides the Humber Bridge walkways are now closed pedestrians and cyclists.
      That’s a pain who use them to save the £3 car toll on their way to work.

      Yesterday “due to technical difficulties” there was no local news at tea time.

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    • StewGreen says:

      The report from the mosque was done by a female
      we saw lots of shots of people inside the mosque
      heard from lots of Muslim experts
      But all the people/experts were male… not a single other female.

      The third and final item
      was “In Lincoln 150 demonstrated for Kill the Bill against protest reforms, and in Hull a slightly smaller crowd.”

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  30. Guest Who says:

    Along with bbc reporting in lockstep.

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  31. pugnazious says:

    The BBC et al are in a furiously outraged frenzy about attacks on Asians in America…Far Eastern Asians…..it is of course the fault of Trump and white supremacy….odd that the BBC fails to see that so many, if not most, attacks are by blacks or sub-continent Asians…here as well as in America.

    There was a vast outpouring of anger and shock at the death of George Floyd never mind that it was caused by the drugs he’d taken bringing on a cardiac arrest…..it was sad but hardly the brutal, racist murder as portrayed by so many, the BBC included.

    What of this attack on an Asian women?….could so easily have killed her…it was deliberate and genuinely brutal…murderous even….and yet…tumble-weed…no-one cares really…the Left have left the room….no more anger or shock despite the now forgotten loud protestations about white supremacists attacking Asians.

    Guess ‘Asian lives don’t matter’…..not when it’s a black man kicking the hell out of one….

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  32. pugnazious says:

    Soooo….it’s all a big conspiracy theory…Bill Gates wants to microchip us all…well apart from the fact that that is probably true just not via a vaccine jab…but…er….covid 19 is being used to introduce identity cards by the backdoor…and facial recognition cameras…purely for ‘our convenience and ease’ of course. Naturally the cameras are just being trialed in care homes and it would be verging on the sinister to have them anywhere else….at least for now says the minister….so just as Boris, Gove and Hancock loudly protested about vaccine passports being so un-British and draconian but now intend to try and force them in the cameras will follow as surely as night follows day….along with the bans on protests, more ‘unfortunate but necessary’ lockdowns and policemen shutting down church services and any gatherings they don’t like whilst carefully allowing those that their political masters like…BLM and the eco-terrorists.

    Getting very like China every day here. And yet the BBC says nothing.

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    • G says:

      Pug,
      “Getting very like China”. Getting ready for the total transition as and when the Fake President in the pesky US concedes subservience to China.

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  33. Jack in the Green says:

    Many thanks for getting the site back on track.Looks like the BBC will have a major problem on Monday if the Covid passport is announced/ratified. Choosing between BAME and toeing the line. Oh dear, this is the problem when you have two masters. Of course the perfectly acceptable course of a rational debate regarding this matter will wither under an avalanche of self-righteous hyperbole. So the matter of ‘implicit coercion’, the legal niceity that means blackmail, that could be passed into English law for the first time will pass unnoticed. Final farewell to what passes for democracy.

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  34. Guest Who says:

    Yup…. must happen.

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  35. pugnazious says:

    Can Derek Chauvin get a fair trial? Probably not…..considering, not weight of evidence but the weight of pressure from media, politicians and those with vested interests in whipping up the riotous mobs that will surely emerge on the slightest excuse.

    If he was to get a fair trial there’s only three questions….did he intend to kill George Floyd?, did he act recklessly knowing that his behaviour might kill Floyd? and that ‘knee’….just how much pressure did he actually exert using his knee…was it merely resting on Floyd, was there minimal pressure but enough just to control Floyd or was there excess force? Considering Floyd was talking loudly and continuously it was apparent that he could breath and that his neck was not in fact constricted in any way by that infamous knee.

    Chauvin should be found not guilty in any fair system…especially as the neck restraint was the approved method taught to him by the police.

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    • G.W.F. says:

      I have been watching the trial as it has been live streamed. The prosecution and defence are impressive. Witnesses for the prosecution have maintained that Floyd George had actually stopped breathing and was pulseless before the knee was removed and we see one emergency worker gesturing to the cop to remove his knee prior to attempting resuscitation. But we await the defence to come up with powerful medical evidence in response. My guess, at present, is that it might go to Manslaughter. But here is another line: the defence claims that the drugs caused Floyd George’s death. If so, the supplier of the illegal drugs could be responsible. However, the guy who supplied the drugs, so I understand, has pleaded the fifth, and will not be called to testify.
      Whatever – if the jury take a political decision, all bets are off.

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  36. popeye says:

    I take my 13-year old grandson (number 5) to school on some days every week and am managing to “red pill” him with some success to counter the influence of his Liberal father. He argued with his biology teacher about the effectiveness of Covid masks but she refused to accept that they were useless. To give him a response to her, this afternoon I did a face fit test on him. I’m in H&S and did face fit tests for construction workers where the risk assessments required the wearing of them. The test involves them wearing their masks in a hood into which I inject a minimum of ten “puffs” of a bitter tasting substance using a nebuliser. After the mist is injected, they are required to carry out exercises moving the head and talking. The pass rate is quite high. However, when my grandson wore his bog-standard Covid mask I barely got TWO puffs into the hood before his face wrinkled in disgust as the foul-tasting substance easily penetrated the mask and entered his mouth. And this mist is many times larger than Covid viruses! Explain that one Marianna Spring (aged 25).

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    • Lefty Wright says:

      popeye
      I suspect that a quite a few of today’s teachers could either Marxists or Maskists or both.

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    • G says:

      Popeye,

      I originally saw it the same way. However, I have since learnt that the Covid virus (at 0.125 microns) cannot freely float around at random in the air. It has to be attached to a liquid molecule to transport it (subject to little ‘g’ naturally) which a bulk standard N95 mask should prevent penetration to the breather. There is a N100 rating which includes the HE or HEPA filter.

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      • popeye says:

        The problem is that hardly anyone wears an N95 (FFP3 in this country) for daily use; the normal “anti splatter” medical masks or any of the retail ones generally worn are certainly not sufficient – they are not even to FFP1 standard

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  37. Deborah says:

    My thanks to those who sorted out the site.

    I am just listening to Easter at Kings on the BBC. I don’t care what colour the choir are but as they are hideously white it means they all get a fair share of the camera.

    It is mostly being sung in plainsong. It is wonderful and I feel the continuation of tradition and faith being carried through hundreds of years. Magnificent.

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  38. StewGreen says:

    Belfield was claiming a Passport exclusive earlier 5:56pm
    He says a government source tells him there would be no pub-passports
    I guess Tim Martin might have phoned him up

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    • StewGreen says:

      At 6:01pm The hospitality industry legal team
      “Judge Swift decided our case was URGENT
      @MattHancock has to file a response by 10am Tuesday, with no concessions for the Bank Holiday”

      So far I see no confirmation of Belfield’s exclusive.

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    • StewGreen says:

      Sun 8:34pm
      “Boris Johnson ditches pub vaccine passport plans in hospitality boost”
      So tha was a genuine scoop for Belfield.

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  39. StewGreen says:

    Quite a good optical illusion

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  40. StewGreen says:

    Tonight’s TV

    BBC2
    Some Easter programming
    6pm Handel’s Messiah
    7pm Holy Week music/readings from the Kings College Cambridge choir

    8:15pm Top of the Pops 1981
    9pm -12:30pm Queen Special

    ITV
    Gameshows
    then 9:35pm Jeremy Clarkson on TV (Clive James’ style)

    C4 9pm “The Black Klansman” The Spike Lee film where a black policeman largely on the telephone pretends to be a KKK guy.

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  41. StewGreen says:

    Jim Davidson was trending whilst we were down
    – Thu lunch he put out a 1 minute video complaining
    : “if your school puts up a Union Flag and you burn it, then you are at the wrong school”
    – Fri midnight Peter Jukes of wacky lefty conspiracy website Bylines Times puts out a sneering quote tweet
    Saturday 9am Twitter being quiet , it’s marked trending on 483 LIkes

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  42. StewGreen says:

    Meanwhile Alice Roberts was trolling Christians
    “Just a little reminder today. Dead people – don’t come back to life.”
    (I quote that cos Twitter is so load her tweet here)

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    • StewGreen says:

      Alice Roberts
      #1 talks to all religious people with same toughness /sarc

      #2 is opposed to pushing ideological dogma
      …… except Labour Party ideological dogma

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        And there was me wondering why this pissy little bitch is never off the telly.

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    • Thoughtful says:

      Just a littlereminder to yet another thicko professor living people cannot turn water into wine, nor walk on water, feed five thousand with five loaves & three fishes.

      For this was no ‘person’, this was the son of God !

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    • Garry Lavin says:

      Pathetic. What would be the point of doing that?
      It’s just bad mannered bad form.

      Christians are a safe target I suppose.

      How do these people get gigs?

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    • G says:

      SG,
      “Dead people – don’t come back to life”. I guess her statement will cover the 179 deaths carried out by muslims Worldwide over the past few days.

      https://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

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      • Rob in Cheshire says:

        She could have told her lovely muslim taxi driver that nobody could fly on a winged horse to al quds, but she probably didn’t fancy choking on her own blood.

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  43. StewGreen says:

    ITV now Clarkson is taking the P out of eco-nuts
    #1 Man in underground eco-house he designed. He’s with Kevin McCleod
    both wearing jumpers cos it’s cold inside

    #2 then at 22:02pm 8 minutes of taking the P out of TV progs cramming Global Warming in at any excuse
    Plays a TV kids choir song
    “Grandma we hate you !, burning all the fossil fuels ….”

    … audience really clapping Clarkson

    ========================

    Now topic is TV shoehorning lesbians in

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    • StewGreen says:

      Lot of very triggered wokemob on Twitter

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  44. StewGreen says:

    Who goes around charging with hate crime ?
    The police.
    When it comes to cases that reach court who are the biggest victims of hate crime ?
    The police.

    Ginger cop has got your arm behind your back
    you shout “Oi your ginger bastard, you’re hurtin me”
    .. voila, you get charged with a hate crime.

    figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from some of the largest forces in England,
    show that police officers and staff were the victims in up to half of the hate crimes charged in some areas, despite making up a tiny proportion of the overall number of recorded cases.
    The vast majority are serving officers.
    – Police forces say the increased use of body cameras by officers may mean evidence of hate crimes against them is more easily captured.

    It suggests that prosecutions for hate crimes against officers are dominating case work
    .. That’s even though of initial charges 93% involve non-police being victims
    ..it’s just the vast majority of them never come to court.

    It suggests that prosecutions for hate crimes against officers are dominating case work.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56546490

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    • StewGreen says:

      KT Hopkins says the report is BBC having ago at police

      But I say that is just an example of how crap “hate crime” laws are

      Word crime needs proper evidence
      and only the police carry bodycams
      If you scrap “hurty word” laws then it’s more equal for everyone’

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  45. JohnC says:

    Just reading a BBC article:
    ‘over the past few years it has become harder and harder to get ordinary people to speak their mind’ – Twitter mob ?.
    ‘sensitive topics of conversation would “naturally perish” under these kinds of circumstances.’ – Cancel culture ?.
    ‘will destroy social trust among citizens by incentivizing more people on the street to report criticism’ – ‘Hate crimes’ ?.
    pro-democracy forces now face a difficult discussion over whether they will keep on participating in the election “or whether we will go another way” – Election fraud ?.
    Authorities seek to intimidate dissenters, critics warn – Capitol Hill ?.
    Have the BBC made a miraculous U-turn and realise all the things the Left are doing to society are bad ?.
    No. It’s about China. All the things the Left are forcing on society here are suddenly very bad things when China is forcing them on Hong Kong.
    Usual disgusting hypocrisy from the Left.

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  46. taffman says:

    Has anyone encountered the British Army’s recent radio recruiting advertisements? I think they come across as if the army are seeking to employ snowflakes as soldiers? Which company has that contract now ? If it is snowflakes they want they would do better if Al Beeb was given the contract?

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  47. taffman says:

    “Covid passport trials to begin this month”
    But not for pubs ? Bo Jo wants his passports ? I don’t think there are many Tory MPs happy with this ? When will he be replaced by Rees Mogg ?

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    • The WestWyvern says:

      He’s flip flopping Taffman, he’s seen the criticism of the plan over the last 24hrs and had a change of face. The whole despicable thing needs to be stopped however. This is not 1930s Germany.

      He can’t be trusted sadly. Remember it’s just 3 weeks, we need to protect the NHS, flatten the curve, no plans to enforce mask wearing, lockdown now to save Christmas, no plans for vaccine certification….. he’s lied all the way through this sorry episode.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        I think the PM realises that he is now hostage to 1. SAGE, 2. data, and, 3. the NHS. The vaccine passport is or would have been his way of escaping a Lockdown again for next winter.

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  48. Scroblene says:

    Thinking back about the arguments for defunding the awful BBC which have been made here over the last year or so, I’d speculate that in fact, the ingenuity and persuasive logic of most posters here is actually getting better results than initially perceived!

    I feel particularly up-beat about the positive results from the relentless pressure put on the profligacy and bias of a bloated organisation like the BBC. Now, like so many bunches of publicly-funded quangos, ‘charities’ etc., they are rapidly disappearing up their own sordid orifices, and more and more citizens are ignoring their output every day.

    The same goes for the manic stupidity of some of the more ‘wokely accountable’ public figures, like MPs, especially the lefties, as one by one they have just given up being such idiots in public, and have run away to an easier life on their preferred tax-paid money and are consigned to oblivion! It’s not difficult to see that the noisiest, silliest and thickest ones just don’t get a mention now! The quality of the ‘new’ commenters on the BBC is pretty dire, and nobody knows or really cares about what most of the ‘academics’ and ‘experts’ interviewed by Robinson and the rest of Form IVB have to say! The BBC has famously – pompously even, told anyone who bothers to listen, that they are ‘reaching out’ to a younger generation,without even considering that that same generation has a myriad of alternatives, and because the same old leftie BBC does roughly the same as it did (then kept trying to do) to their parents, it’s not worth the hassle for the kids, and they know it! They also don’t pay the TV tax, their parent(s) do/does.

    So, as any researcher worth his or her salt relentlessly discovers from these pages, the wish of most normal citizens to tell all these tax-paid second-raters to buqqer off is actually working! There’s so much to glean from the incessant torrent of dis-satisfied commentary, which will never challenge even the most junior Dominion vote-organiser, and that all those algorithms are pointing to: –

    1)Eventual demise of the BBC, through continual complaint, exemplified here and on other ‘serious’ sites like Guido etc., as well as more active organisations.

    2)A realisation that the irritating stupidity of politicians is exposed at every level, and the positive results of getting tired, leftie dogma kicked into touch are becoming more easily accepted!

    We just have to keep going, and I’m all for that!

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    • Up2snuff says:

      Scrobie, excellent post.

      “it’s not worth the hassle for the kids, and they know it! They also don’t pay the TV tax, their parent(s) do/does.”
      The big problem for the BBC is that the youngsters 1. expect everything on their devices to be for free in the YoooChooob age, and, 2. many will not have the income that their pre-Pandemic peers would have enjoyed.

      They will be forced – once they are in their own household – to decide: ‘BBC? or Netflix? or Amazon? or just catch-up TV and box sets with no BBC?’

      Time will not be on the BBC’s side.

      I expect the BBC to start lobbying Parliament to soon make it a requirement to have a TV Licence to watch all catch-up TV – iPlayer plus ITV3+ (whatever it’s called) More4 and the Channel Five equivalent – yes, I’m a bit behind the times as a non-watcher – but you will not be hearing much about it. It will be done very quietly. As Parliament goes at present, the BBC may well succeed.

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      • Scroblene says:

        Thank you Up2!

        You make a good point about the kids. For instance, I used to be gardening/doing something else during much of the rugby season, and missed a lot – until my Kiwi chum told me that it’d be on YouTube soon, and he was right!

        Maybe Boris is keeping the awful bbbc question for the stamping ground at the next election? Up to then, we’ll have four more years of poor quality TV, but as most of the rags are saying (well, except the guardian, which emits some sort of strangled squeak), most normal citizens are fed up with the BBBC and want to see it gone!

        I expect GB News will have a lot to say about this! Hopefully, their new team of heavyweights just might be able to bash some sense into the MPs – especially some of the more stupid ones, because everybody would like to see that happen!

        Maybe the silence you foresee could be taken as guilt, and picked up and run with by Brillo and Co?

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  49. Up2snuff says:

    BBC WEB-SITE Watch #1 – hilarious Home Page

    Catch it quick because it will soon be gone. In the top left and centre are the relevant photos and ‘tasters’ or more correctly, esp. as its the BBC, ‘tempters’. https://www.bbc.co.uk/

    The gender of the person on the helm and ‘in command’ on the bridge at the time of the Ever Given’s recent ‘little whoopsie’ in the Suez Canal has not been revealed. But the BBC, not ones to miss out on some misandry and misogyny and virtue signalling together with the chance to display an attractive female photo, (BBC has become the equivalent of p.3 tabloid newspaper?) has an item about how the first female ocean going captain in Egypt was wrongly accused of blocking the Suez Canal.

    Unfortunately for the BBC, the item immediately before that – in left to right fashion – shows a person who is obviously ‘bar staff’ with a notice about re-opening after lockdown. Why unfortunately? Well, said person – you’ll have to look yourself – is holding up the notice to potential customers – notifying of the re-opening – behind the bar and appears to be about to stick it on the mirror behind the bar. Whoooops!

    Somebody needs to tell her that it should be stuck in the pub/bar window with the text facing outwards.

    Only on the BBC ……

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    • Guest Who says:

      Careful, once risen after a night in the cave, there are those who might analyse that image carefully.

      Not the self promo one from the sea bird.

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      • Up2snuff says:

        Guest, ???

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        • Guest Who says:

          After a night under the bridge/on the Heath, etc, Maxi might assess position of door handles relative to hinges and demand the entire site be shut down.

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