Monday, 21 July 2014
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Friday, 18 July 2014
Boeing Preps the 787-9 Dreamliner for Farnborough: http://youtu.be/GZRKm6PG918
Thursday, 17 July 2014
The BBC report that:
'Malaysian airliner with 295 people on board has crashed in Ukraine near the border with Russia, on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, reports say.'
Two things come to mind: first that I'm not going to ever fly Air Malaysia again and second how will Jeremy Bowen manage to blame Israel for this incident?
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
I don't believe that I received an answer to that tweet, so when I saw this tweet
I just had to respond
To give Lyse Doucet some credit, she did have the courtesy to respond to me
So I reminded her that she hadn't answered my question re her not tweeting about rockets fired from Gaza prior to the Israeli response
Lyse Doucet came back with a reasonable excuse
So I responded with the obvious follow-up question/request
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
The IDF is doing all it can to minimize harm to civilians during the operation.
'... Our borders are sold, our armed forces made toothless, terrorist imams recruit in our jails and our easy-going largesse with tax money is abused by hordes of freeloaders we are powerless to deny. The hospital ship of state is holed below the waterline yet the stewards still ply the takers with all-inclusive drink and drugs while the captain and officers squabble over the course. Meanwhile, at each port of call, the sober and self-reliant slip away quietly, their empty bunks taken up by ever more stowaways. Cruise Ship Britain; doomed to roam the polluted seas until every paying passenger has gone overboard and taken the lifeboats with them.'
'... two thirds of non-white voters supported Labour, which received the backing of just one in five white British voters.The analysis suggests that the migration of ethnic minority voters to the capital's inner suburbs is behind recent Labour victories there. '
It struck me that I hadn't noticed Lyse Doucet reporting rockets being fired from Gaza pre the Israeli response, so I tweeted her and she responded..
That sounded a weak excuse, so I responded.
So I did some quick research and lo and behold, just as I thought would be the case, I couldn't find a single Lyse Doucet tweet about rockets being fired from Gaza in the month of June 2014. I pointed this out to Lyse Doucet...
Typical BBC 'journalism' and attitude to someone who knows the facts and can be bothered to check her assertions.
Monday, 14 July 2014
Sunday, 13 July 2014
"The hour of judgment shall not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, so that the Jews hide behind trees and stones, and each tree and stone will say: 'Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,' except for the Gharqad tree, for it is the tree of the Jews."
Saturday, 12 July 2014
Friday, 11 July 2014
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Tuesday, 8 July 2014
'Over the past week the hashtag #GazaUnderAttack has been used hundreds of thousands of times, often to distribute pictures claiming to show the effects the airstrikes.
Some of the images are of the current situation in Gaza, but a #BBCtrending analysis has found that some date as far back as 2009 and others are from conflicts in Syria and Iraq.'
Monday, 7 July 2014
This Not The Nine O'Clock News sketch from December 1980 just made my jaw drop when I saw it.
The Independent reports that
'(John) Lloyd (the series Producer) said that he and the team had been making a "pathetically mild" joke about how they "had to drum up an audience for a terrible Saturday show" - and that it was "awful" to look back on the video in the wake of Harris' sex abuse convictions.'
Sunday, 6 July 2014
Saturday, 5 July 2014
CasseetteBoy takes on James Bond
Friday, 4 July 2014
"We have some bad news, I'm afraid to report, we're here every day..."
'A South African Airways pilot stripped to his underwear in front of crew and passengers in protest over rigorous airport searches.Captain W Van Ginkel, who was about to board the airline's Flight SA 025 jet to fly to Johannesburg, reportedly removed all his clothes except his pants at Harare International Airport, Zimbabwe '
Thursday, 3 July 2014
'The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world. But, in reality, it's very simple. Israelis want to live in peace and are willing to accept a neighboring Palestinian state. And most Palestinians do not want Israel to exist. As Dennis Prager explains, this is really all you need to know. In 5 minutes, understand how Israel was founded, and how, since that auspicious day in 1948, its neighbors have tried to destroy it, again and again. '
No wonder Gordon Brown, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls made such a mess of the UK economy, they can't do simple maths
'We've got son of Blair, son of Straw, son of Prescott, son of Dromey. When you take out the Red Princes, you'll find that 80% of their candidates are union sponsored. They bought the candidates, they bought the policies, they bought the leader, we must never let them near the country."'
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Very funny and very fluent.
Monday, 30 June 2014
Radio Host Banned for Saying Mohammed Married a 6-Year-Old: “You Can’t Call a Deity a Pedophile” | FrontPage Magazine
Sunday, 29 June 2014
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Friday, 27 June 2014
'A UK Met Office study that predicted temperatures would rise by up to half a degree centigrade over the past 10 years faces ridicule after it was revealed that temperatures actually dropped over that period.The peer-reviewed study by Doug M. Smith et al, entitled "Improved Surface Temperature Prediction for the Coming Decade from a Global Climate Model" – and which featured in the journal Science – also incorrectly predicted that several years over the past decade would see record heat.The paper says:
"…predict further warming during the coming decade, with the year 2014 predicted to be 0.30° ± 0.21°C [5 to 95% confidence interval (CI)] warmer than the observed value for 2004. Furthermore, at least half of the years after 2009 are predicted to be warmer than 1998, the warmest year currently on record."However, now we are able to analyse the data on how temperatures really changed, we can see that there was actually a cooling of 0.014 degrees over the past 10 years, which is below even the lowest estimate.Also, not a single year was warmer than 1998, despite the paper predicting that at least three years would be.'
Thursday, 26 June 2014
'The ONS said the UK population had increased by about five million since 2001 and by more than 10 million since 1964.'
So massive rises in house prices between now and October, do these people not think? 'Bank of England caps some home loans, toughens mortgage affordability test'
' LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England sought to put the brakes on Britain's surging housing market on Thursday by announcing a cap on home loans and tougher checks on whether borrowers can repay their mortgages.The Bank's Financial Policy Committee said that from October, it would only allow 15 percent of new mortgages to be at multiples higher than 4.5 times a borrowers' income.'
Pro-terrorist Facebook page Rasid News Network today posted the following, supposed showing a missile fired by the Gaza “resistance”:
And what a glorious projectile it is.
In fact, it’s the Soviet/Russian space station Mir as she reentered the Earth’s atmosphere and broke up over Fiji in 2001.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Very nice, if a little amateurish but as it features Sparks I will let jedenobel off.
' Longer waits to see a GP in the UK are "becoming the norm", the British Medical Association is warning.BMA GP leader Dr Chaand Nagpaul said "chronic underfunding" meant patients were often having to wait one or two weeks for an appointment.'
'A Nigerian man has been sent to a mental institute in Kano state after he declared that he did not believe in God, according to a humanist charity.Mubarak Bala, 29, is said to have been forcibly medicated by his Muslim relatives, despite being given a clean bill of health by a doctor.'