"The omission is the most powerful form of lie, and it is the duty of the historian to ensure that those lies do not creep into the history books." – George Orwell
Thursday, 19 October 2017
In Australia, faulty BoM temperature sensors contribute to “hottest year ever” per Watts Up With That?
A fascinating article at WUWT https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/19/in-australia-faulty-bom-temperature-sensors-contribute-to-hottest-year-ever/ do read the whole piece, here's the end of that article:
'While it may be the expectation of the Australian community that temperatures would be measured consistent with some standard, clearly this is not the case. The only real question now, is whether the Bureau is such a big and important Australian institution that, like Harvey Weinstein, it's transgressions are best ignored – at least for the moment, not under the current Minister's watch, what? I had my eyes closed.'
Thanks to Jennifer Marohasy who is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs and blogs at jennifermarohasy.com.
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Met Say Charging Shoplifters, Vandals 'Not Practical' as Arrests for 'Offensive' Comments Rise 53 Per Cent
'London's Metropolitan Police Force has said it will give up on investigating many instances of "low-level" crime such as shoplifting and vandalism, saying it is "not practical" to fight them in a time of cutbacks.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons claimed that giving up on investigating many offences was necessary so police constables' efforts could be "focused on serious crime and cases where there is a realistic chance that we will be able to solve it."
The move has raised eyebrows among members of the public, considering recent reports that the Met detained 867 out of the 3,395 people known to have been arrested for "offensive" online comments under the Malicious Communications Act in 2016 — an increase of 53 per cent for the force area since 2014.'
More bizarre police priorities all over the UK.
The always excellent isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk has a great spot http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/norman-smith-sadly.html relating to another impeccably unbiased BBC 'journalist', thus time the BBC's assistant political editor Norman Smith. Isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk has the transcript of Norman Smith 'letting slip a word he ought not to have let slip'.
It's odd how whenever a BBC 'journalist' lets slip a word or phrase that indicates bias, it's always bias in one direction. Most odd, but rest assured that the BBC is completely unbiased.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
'A new Shia Muslim mega mosque and Islamic center – measuring over 3,500 square meters and with room for 3,000 people -- has opened in Golders Green, one of only two largely Jewish areas in London. The Shia Muslim religious center, Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham, owns the mosque.
... After the BBC left the building in 2005, a Jewish group wanted to convert the building into a place of worship but was rejected, because the planning applications stipulated that the building should be used for entertainment.
In March 2007, it was purchased by an evangelical Christian center. After the church center closed, the Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham center acquired it.
Because the building is a so-called grade II building, special permission is needed to change the purpose of the building. The Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham has applied to the local city council for permission to use the building as a 'place of worship'. The application is still pending-- and worship there is therefore, strictly speaking, illegal -- but the mosque is operating nevertheless. It apparently officially opened on September 8, and has been in frequent use since, as is evident from the many photos shared on the Hussainiyat Al-Rasool Al-Adham Facebook page.'
More here https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11183/london-new-mega-mosque but obviously not on the institutionally pro Islam BBC.
An Islamic centre and Mosque right in the heart of one of the three Jewish areas of London, what could possibly go wrong?
'Extricating Britain from Europe will be the greatest challenge this country has faced since the Second World War – or its greatest crisis.
But in Nick Clegg's view there is nothing remotely inevitable about Brexit – except that it will be deeply damaging if it happens. But can we stop it? How can it be done? Haven't the people spoken?
Nick Clegg argues that our democratic mandate is not trounced by the referendum. We are free to reconsider. Calmly and rationally, he will explain precisely how this historic mistake can be reversed – and what you can do to make sure that it is.'
All the above in conversation with the BBC's Emily Maitlis. I wonder if she'd also be willing to host a how to keep Brexit on track conversation with Nigel Farage?
More here http://www.howtoacademy.com/courses/stop-brexit-nick-clegg-conversation-emily-maitlis
More pro Remain propaganda all over the BBC.
It's fascinating how the BBC manage to report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41643467 on the proposed Parliamentary seat boundary changes without mentoring that the current constituency boundaries give an unfair advantage to the Labour Party of around 30 seats.
I suppose that an organisation that too often acts as the propaganda arm of the Labour Party wouldn't mention such inconvenient facts.
Sunday, 15 October 2017
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41625544 includes this caption description and opening to the article:
'Sebastian Kurz has taken the conservatives further to the right
Austrians are voting in a general election in which the frontrunner, conservative People's Party (ÖVP) leader Sebastian Kurz, is just 31.'
Remind me have the BBC ever described Jeremy Corbyn as having 'taken the Labour Party further to the left'. I think not and I think we all know why. For the BBC the right is bad and the left is good. The BBC is not an independent unbiased news reporting organisation, too often it acts instead as the propaganda arm of the Labour Party.
Saturday, 14 October 2017
I've just listened to the last twenty minutes or so of Maajid Nawaz's LBC programme http://www.lbc.co.uk/ this afternoon. Quite revealing the calls from Muslims whose reaction to the banning of sex segregation in schools was "what about the Jews".
I'd say I was shocked but I've heard this sort of talk before. When Islam is criticised then some Muslims have an automatic "what about the Jews" reaction. The hatred that some Muslims have for Jews is visceral and obsessive.
Is history repeating itself?
I've posted the full version of this video before but this information is worth repeating.
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41608722 that 'Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season'
Global warming? Not cold enough? Not enough ice?
'All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts.'
Global warming? Not cold enough? Not enough ice?
'It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food.'
Too much ice! How inconvenient for the BBC climate change brainwashing.
Thursday, 12 October 2017
'The vast majority of the public believes "no deal is better than a bad deal" according to this new Sky Data poll. A decisive 74% agreed the country should walk away rather than accept a punishment deal. Just 26% think "any deal is better than no deal"…
The sentiment holds true across the age range. Among 18-34 year-olds support for"no deal is better than a bad deal" is at 75%. Among 35-54 year-olds it is 74% and 76% among those aged 55+. '
You can read more here https://order-order.com/2017/10/12/74-say-no-deal-is-better-than-a-bad-deal/ at Guido Fawkes but obviously not on the BBC where support for the EU and thus vehement opposition to Brexit is de rigeur.
'Egypt and Israel, Hamas' chief adversary, have maintained a blockade around Gaza since 2006. Hamas calls for Israel's destruction and has fought three wars with the Jewish state.
Israel resolutely opposes any involvement by Hamas in the Palestinian Authority. It considers Hamas a terrorist group and has said it will not deal with a Palestinian government that contains Hamas members.
Hamas as a whole, or in some cases its military wing, is designated a terrorist group by Israel, the US, EU, UK and other powers.'
So report the institutionally anti Israel BBC here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41591450
Lets unpick that a little.
'Egypt and Israel, Hamas' chief adversary, have maintained a blockade around Gaza since 2006. Hamas calls for Israel's destruction and has fought three wars with the Jewish state.'
It's good that the BBC recognise that Egypt is blockading Gaza, they often try to minimise reporting of that fact.
Do Hamas just call for Israel's destruction or the death of all Jews? I get confused between the statements of Hamas and Hezbollah, maybe their friend Jeremy Corbyn could advise me on this matter.
If Hamas calls for Israel's destruction then how should Israel make peace with Hamas? What would be a fair compromise for Israel to agree to? Maybe the destruction of just half of Israel? Perhaps Jeremy Bowen could consider that matter.
'Israel resolutely opposes any involvement by Hamas in the Palestinian Authority. It considers Hamas a terrorist group and has said it will not deal with a Palestinian government that contains Hamas members.'
Does the BBC consider that Hamas is a terrorist group? Do the BBC agreed with the policies of Hamas?
'Hamas as a whole, or in some cases its military wing, is designated a terrorist group by Israel, the US, EU, UK and other powers.'
Which other powers? Do the BBC disagree with these countries, if so why?
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
'Hillary Clinton Gets More Big Bucks Support From Harvey Weinstein, JLo & Sarah Jessica Parker.
Something in the neighborhood of $1.8 million was raised at Harvey Weinstein's star-packed fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in New York City Monday night, sources tell Deadline.
The event for 50 or so Clinton supporters at Weinstein's Manhattan home drew some major Hollywood names, including Leonardo DiCaprio,Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Candice Bergen, Bethenny Frankel and designers Vera Wang and Tory Burch.'
More here http://deadline.com/2016/06/hillary-clinton-fundraiser-harvey-weinstein-leonardo-dicaprio-jennifer-lopez-1201776300/ but not on the pro Hillary Clinton BBC.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
'Crucially, as his email to staff acknowledged, it (the BBC) also has to be impartial. That is an intellectual and moral challenge for all journalists - and also a vital one of course. My sense from speaking to him is that, as he says, you're told when you join the BBC that you have to leave your opinions at the door... '
That's from following the 'read more' link on the page relating to the James Harding leaving the BBC next year story.
Impartial? Seriously? How can any BBC employee say this with a straight face?
This would be funny were it not so unbelievable and demonstrably untrue. Beeb Bias Craig has some great old figures, and is now at isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk doing the same.
The BBC has to be impartial, ha f***ing ha!
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-41572378 that 'James Harding to stand down as director of BBC News at the beginning of 2018'
So who will replace him?
A woman, obviously.
A woman of colour, almost as obviously.
A Labour politician or ex politician, or at least a Labour supporter.
So how about Diane Abbott?
If the BBC ignore the first two criteria above, then how about Alastair Campbell?
Let's be honest, neither of them could push the BBC's news coverage any further to the left. Why pretend to be a source of unbiased news, BBC, just come out as the propaganda arm of the Labour Party that you are.
Jihadi jailed for 10 years for helping 21/7 Tube bombers given top council job after bosses failed to uncover her criminal past - as per The Sun
I hope this isn't really the case but fear that in this political correctness outranks all UK it probably is.
Read the story here https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4648168/mulumebet-girma-217-tube-bombing-london-southwark-council/ but obviously not on the BBC where the safety of the British public is much less important than virtue signalling.
As I believe I have said before, this country is well and truly fucked.
'... peaceful demonstration in London yesterday, which had attracted a crowd in the tens of thousands - some have suggested as many as 70,000.
It was an anti-extremism march organised by a group calling itself the Football Lads Alliance. Shamefullly, there has not been a word about the march from the corporation (or indeed from any other part of the mainstream media). In fact, the Football Lads Alliance is not mentioned on the BBC website at all.
Yet the BBC is quite happy to report a protest by 150 people demanding changes to disability benefits and a protest by "hundreds" about the Grenfell Tower fire. '
That's from the Bishop Hill blog http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2017/10/8/media-blackout.html
The BBC is not an impartial news reporting organisation, it's a campaigning left wing site. Since that is the case why should one be criminalised if one refuses to pay to receive their their propaganda?
Monday, 9 October 2017
Sunday, 8 October 2017
'If you just took everyone in the BNP and everyone who votes for them and shot them in the back of the head, there would be a brighter future for us all.'
Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, BBC Radio 4, 13 September 2004
Saturday, 7 October 2017
'Officials at Michigan State University investigated and released strongly worded statements earlier this week because a female student claimed to find a noose on the handle of a stairwell door in a residence hall.
Turns out, the alleged "noose" was just a stray shoelace.
The first report of the packaged leather shoelace someone decided was a noose occurred on Wednesday morning, reports the Lansing State Journal.
Police — and, of course, the office of institutional equity — investigated the shoelace after a female student reported it as a noose.
The president of Michigan State University, Lou Anna Simon, rapidly released a statement denouncing nooses and describing the shoelace hanging on a dorm door in Holden Hall as "a racial incident."
"A student reported a noose was hung outside of her room," Simon's statement said. "I want to recognize the courage it took for the student to report this incident."
"This type of behavior is not tolerated on our campus," the taxpayer-funded school president also said. "No Spartan should ever feel targeted based on their race, or other ways in which they identify. A noose is a symbol of intimidation and threat that has a horrendous history in America."
By Wednesday afternoon, campus police managed to locate a shoelace which matched the "noose." The police found it outside the dormitory.'
More hysteria about 'racism' all over university campuses and the mainstream media.
This comment on biasedbbc.org https://biasedbbc.org/blog/2017/10/06/weekend-open-thread-165/#comments really struck a chord:
'Emmanuel Goldstein on October 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm
I looked up on google for the recipients of the eu money as opposed to those like us who pay in.
Poland gets about £15 billion a year.
Good for them.If Poland were to leave the eu does that mean they would receive £50-£100 billion (for future commitments of course) and that the eu would have to pay them maybe £10 billion a year to be able to trade with them.
Sounds ridiculous but it is perfect logic.
If Catalonia leaves Spain do they have to pay Spain tens of billions and then, depending on if they are receivers or payers to the eu, have to settle up with the eu as well.
How much would it cost Scotland to leave the UK if they vote to leave in their next referendum.
After centuries together…how many billions.
Or are we absolutely unique in that we are expected to give tens of billions to leave the eu and billions more to buy stuff from the eu.'
The sort of questions that will never be given space on the BBC where anti Brexit propaganda is spewed incessantly and without any shame. The BBC ceased to be impartial years ago but its support for the EU has lead it from partiality to campaigning and for that reason, amongst others, I detest it.
Guido Fawkes has more news of Jeremy Corbyn's links with vile anti Semites here https://order-order.com/2017/10/06/corbyn-gave-tour-parliament-anti-semitic-conspiracy-theorist/
'Today it emerges Tapash Abu Shaim received a tour of Parliament given by none other than Jeremy Corbyn. Jez tweeted to Shaim to say it was "a pleasure" showing him and other Palestine Solidarity Campaign members around. Shaim and Jez still follow each other on Twitter. Jez is a patron of PSC; sources tell Guido Shaim is a high-ranking member.'
Not a word about this will appear on the institutionally anti Israel BBC. The Labour Party is now lead by people who's anti Israel obsession leads them to consort with the sort of people who hold views that should disgust right-minded people.
Too many people in the Labour Party have decided that as there are many more Muslim voters than Jewish ones in the UK then it makes sense to pander to the anti Semitic elements of that religion.
That that decision dovetails so neatly with the let's obsessive anti Israel ideology is a plus for them and one that links neatly with the BBC who have been spewing anti Israel lies for years.
Friday, 6 October 2017
Emily Longworth is not happy, but she is sweary.
Included in this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41520842 is this:
'... President Trump said: "The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence and chaos across the Middle East."'
I note that the BBC don't dispute this claim. It would be hard so to do but acknowledging Iran's exporting of Islamic terrorism would be hard for an organisation with the pro Islam mindset of the BBC.
Thursday, 5 October 2017
Rotherham Council in line to be social work employer of the year per Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
'Rotherham Council has been shortlisted for the Best Social Work Employer of the Year prize in the acclaimed Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of their outstanding work with vulnerable children.'
Words fail me.
'A Labour member who shared anti-Semitic conspiracy theories blaming Israel for 9/11, ISIS and the Charlie Hebdo attack was allowed to host an exhibition stall inside the party's conference last month, Guido can reveal.
Tapash Abu Shaim was seen manning the Palestine Solidarity Campaign desk inside the conference centre secure zone. Shaim was given a pass despite his social media activities being reported to the party in August and concerns being raised last year over his attendance at Labour conference 2016.
Shaim's promotion of anti-Semitic conspiracies on social media has been well documented. In the wake of the January 2015 Paris terror attack he posted: "US politician Jack Lindblad claims Charlie Hebdo killings were 'by US and Mossad' to keep Israel's Netanyahu in power".
In another post he labelled terror group Daesh "ISIS = International Solidarity for Israeli Sentiment". He shared yet another which read: "confirmed ISIS is a Mossad united state of IsraHELL creation".'
There's more here at Guido Fawkes
https://order-order.com/2017/10/05/anti-semitic-conspiracy-theorist-ran-stall-labour-conference/ but obviously not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC who are also the propaganda arm of the Labour Party. There's more Muslim votes than Jewish votes so anti Semitisn has quite a hold amongst the left wing that now control the Labour Party.
You know those signs that forbid smoking whilst using a petrol pump? Surely nobody would be so reckless as to smoke whilst filling up with petrol/diesel/gas?
I doubt that this individual will do that again!
' "Debauchery" and "inciting debauchery" are the accusations generally directed by officialdom towards Egyptians perceived as gay.
"In a matter of days the Egyptian security forces have rounded up dozens of people and carried out five anal examinations," Najia Bounaim, North Africa campaigns director at Amnesty International, said in a statement on Monday.
These developments signal "a sharp escalation in the authorities' efforts to persecute and intimidate members of the LGBTI community following the rainbow flag incident", said Bounaim.'
More here http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/10/04/egyptian-government-crackdown-homosexuals-spreads-anal-examinations/ but obviously not on the BBC or the LGBTQRPSDFGHJKL activist sites where demonising Israel is de rigeur but criticising an Islamic country is verboten.
Wednesday, 4 October 2017
The key word in this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-41493682 being 'could'.
The word 'could' appears many times and that's the key point. Many things 'could' happen, especially if they rely on the same flawed data as other scientific research.