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Thursday, 17 July 2014

The trouble with employing arts graduates

Could someone please tell the BBC news that 10,000 metres is not 30,000 feet. It's around 32,800 feet but I'd accept 33,000 feet as an approximation.

Bloody arts graduates.

'I love the tongue'

Greg Wallace on Celebrity Masterchef tonight - 'I love the tongue' - I sense a followup to 'Buttery Biscuit Base/Bass'. Come on Cassette Boy, your public awaits...

BBC News - Malaysia airliner crashes in Ukraine - reports

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?

More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28354856

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Lyse Doucet update

Yesterday I posted this piece about Lyse Doucet's reporting (or rather non-reporting) of rockets being fired from Gaza at Israel. This Twitter conversation ended with this tweet of mine

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
Alas Lyse Doucet has not managed to respond to this tweet yet. However I am sure that she will furnish me with this information today, after all surely her covering colleagues would have reported the Hamas rocket attacks in her absence... wouldn't they?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I think I've found Jeremy Bowen's role model

Israeli TV parody on BBC Gaza bias:


Jeremy Bowen's role model?

Incidentally after I had disagreed, politely, with Jeremy Bowen's reporting standards regarding the Israel / Palestinian dispute, he blocked me on Twitter. He's a piece of work isn't he.

IDF Aircraft Calls Off Strikes to Protect Gazan Civilians

During Operation Protective Edge, watch three separate instances of IDF aircraft calling off airstrikes in Gaza due to the presence of civilians near the target.

The IDF is doing all it can to minimize harm to civilians during the operation.

NHS Great Britain

Battsby gets it right....
'...  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.'

Only one in five white Britons votes for Labour - Politics - News - London Evening Standard

'...  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. '
Now do you see why Labour massively increased immigration whilst in government? Forward planning, they're not as stupid as you might think. They are as evil though.

Lyse Doucet oops

The BBC's Lyse Doucet tweeted this this morning


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.
 

In response, Lyse Doucet tried to fob me off, and indicated that the conversation was over. Just like Jeremy Bowen, it would seem Lyse Doucet doesn't like being questioned or having her bias pointed out to her.


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...
 
I haven't received a reply.

Typical BBC 'journalism' and attitude to someone who knows the facts and can be bothered to check her assertions.

Monday, 14 July 2014

A history lesson on Israel and the 'Palestinians'

The Israeli Palestinian Conflict: Myths and Facts


 
This should be compulsory viewing for all the anti Israel brigade that infest Twitter, such as @wotsit4 @suspendedgreg @lynnejones_exMP BBC 'journalists' such as Jeremy Bowen aka @BowenBBC and others whose independence of thought over Israel is so sorely lacking.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

"Fantasy" - Earth, Wind & Fire

Just heard a never ending remix of this classic track and it really pissed me off. No melody, no variation, just repetitive crap. This however is brilliant... "Fantasy" - Earth, Wind & Fire


Hillel Neuer Takes on U.N. Human Rights Commission

Hillel Neuer Takes on U.N. Human Rights Commission 


The Ramones: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

The Ramones: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker


RIP Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones has passed away...

Tommy Ramone plays an acoustic version of "Rockaway Beach"

"Rockaway Beach" by Tommy Ramone


 

Tommy Ramone RIP

The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop (Live)


I love the Ramones and may post some more tracks later today. Tommy Ramone was the drummer with the Ramones, for whom 2.5 minutes was excessively long for a track...

For the idiots on Twitter who claim that Hamas's hatred of Israel is not because of religion

Article 7 of the Hamas Charter:
"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."
OK, that's that lie put to rest...

Get him...

I hear that The Sunday Telegraph says Tony Blair faces being summoned before Parliament to explain "secret negotiations" he is said to have held with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams over on-the-run IRA suspects. 

I can hardly wait but then Blair is so slippery he'll get away scot free

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Brazil v Germany World Cup semi-final with no Brazilian players

The World Cup semi-final between Germany and Brazil with no Brazilian players.

Not too far removed from how easy it felt at the time! 



Vodeo removed by FIFA spoilsports.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Hamas to kids: Shoot all the Jews

Hamas to kids: Shoot all the Jews: 


How should Israel make peace with people who want them all dead? 

Don't hold your breath waiting for the BBC to show this video...

Ambassador Ron Prosor explaining matters at the United Nations

Ambassador Ron Prosor explaining matters at the United Nations. This video should be compulsory viewing for the anti Israel brigade who infest most media organisations, especially the vile BBC 


Argentina v Holland -- 2014 World Cup semi-final - The highlights

Argentina v Holland -- 2014 World Cup semi-final - The highlights 


 
Thanks to Danny Baker @prodnose for the spot

Inhuman execution of fellow Muslims in Syria

Muslims executed in Syria, but as it's by fellowMuslims not Israel, don't expect any outrage from the BBC. After all there are Jews to vilify in Israel
 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Israel and the Palestinians - so true


Because the news organisations only report when Israel responds,not when the 'Palestinians' fire rockets etc. This guarantees the maximum anti-Israel feeling amongst the general public.

Ed Miliband on strikes and strikers

These Strikes are Wrong - Ed Milliband


 

According to Palestinian sources...

When you hear the BBC or any other anti Israel media outlet quoting Palestinian sources, remember this video.




Pallywood exposed

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The one hundred and ninety second weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award

The BBC have finally worked something out, here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-28198622

'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.'
The Palestinians lying about images they can blame on Israel? No shit, Sherlock

Monday, 7 July 2014

Not The Nine O'Clock News and Rolf Harris



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

Strauss sorry for Pietersen remark - BBC Sport

Does anybody know what Strauss actually said about Kevin Pietersen?

Actually I have heard and it sounds like fair comment to me.

Friday, 4 July 2014

I hate the BBC's One Show but love the works of CassetteBoy




"We have some bad news, I'm afraid to report, we're here every day..."

Quite true.

South African Airways pilot arrested after stripping in protest over airport security | Mail Online

'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 '

I know how he feels...

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Middle East conflict summed up - 'One side wants the other side dead'



'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

Labour's nepotismocracy

'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

Some Doctor Who related videos


Top 10 Re-Used Doctor Who Actors 



Top 10 Shocking Doctor Who Cameos


Not my idea of Top 10's but interesting nonetheless.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle - Diamond Lights (TOTP 1987)

I haven't yet seen Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle on the same World Cup panel, but if they ever are then remember this performance... Diamond Lights (TOTP 1987):



Nice Miami Vice jackets...

Genius South Western flight attendant announcement



Very funny and very fluent.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Bodies of three missing Jewish teens 'found near West Bank city' | Mail Online

The Daily Mail seem to think all Israelis are 'settlers. No better than BBC, Guardian or The Independent.

Radio Host Banned for Saying Mohammed Married a 6-Year-Old: “You Can’t Call a Deity a Pedophile” | FrontPage Magazine

Who are the Palestinian people?

Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assaults

The BBC report - http://m.bbc.com/news/uk-28094561- that 'Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls.
The 84-year-old was convicted of 12 attacks between 1968 and 1986.'
Horrible story and to a man that I, figuratively, looked up to as a child.
Oh well as Rolf Harris songs are now no doubt verboten, here's Splodgenessabounds with their version of Two Little Boys



A film question re Django Unchained

Why are the gang who are taking Django to the mine in Django Unchanged Australian?
Just wondering...

Small dog climbs stairs oddly



No reason other than it's cute!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Cassetteboy vs Dragons' Den



Cassette Boy is a genius, I've been collecting his disks for years, this one was new to me but it's so good.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Jeremy Clarkson Beatbox



I've previously posted the masterwork of Swede Mason - MasterChef Synesthesia (twice in fact) but here's the almost as good Jeremy Clarkson Beatbox.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Helen Mirren - "...sluttish eroticism"

Helen Mirren's infamous 1975 Parkinson interview in two parts...

Part 1



Part 2



Helen Mirren was 30 at the time of this interview and it's a fascinating piece of social history.

Sheer genius - The Musicless Musicvideo / DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER …" on YouTube


Musicless Dancing In The Street - David Bowie and Mick Jagger

Israpundit » Blog Archive » 'Islam is our enemy. Jihadists are a manifestation only'

A fascinating article, here's a long extract...

'What are the central pillars of jihadist ideology? Where does it fit within the history and theology of Islam? What are the jihadists' goals? What are they prepared to do to achieve them?

They could begin to find answers in "The Mind of Jihad," a book written seven years ago by the late Laurent Murawiec for the Pentagon's director of net assessment. Murawiec explained that jihad implies "warfare with spiritual significance." He added that the concept "stems irrefutably ?from the Quran," and that jihad cannot be seen — as so many of its apologists contend — as "a response to "colonial aggression,' 'imperialist encroachments,' 'Zionist intrusion' or "American ?crimes.'"

Jihad was the primary means by which the great Islamic empires of antiquity expanded their borders until, starting in the 1100s, European scientific and military developments began to shift the power equation, and Christian empires started to encroach "into lands that had long been ?conquered and ruled by Muslims."

Over the centuries that followed, Islamic warriors increasingly found themselves on the defensive. "But as soon as some in the umma [the transnational Muslim community] could nurture again the belief that jihad could be victorious again, that the balance of forces would again favor the umma, sizeable groups and schools of thought went back to the offensive."

Murawiec saw clearly that we are now in such an era. Within the Muslim world, "sizeable groups and schools of thought" view the West as weakening, in decline, unwilling and maybe unable to defend itself. They further believe that Muslims have a religious obligation to exploit this opportunity to expand "the writ and word of Allah."

"Modern jihad," as Murawiec called it, "erupted in full force with the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 in both the Shiite and the Sunni world." Thousands of jihadist attacks have followed ?over the years since.'

Global Warming Study Ridiculed After Temperatures DROP

'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.'

Watch "Jordanian Political Analyst on Kidnapped Israeli children" on YouTube

Jordanian Political Analyst on Kidnapped Israeli children, Israel has no children, just soldiers. http://youtu.be/osh9AuI8amg The same logic that Islamists use to kill Israeli civilians...

Lib Dem Friends of Palestine are that nasty

' "no Brit should consider voting Labour as long as it is ran by a Zionist Jew… the time is ripe to cleanse British public life of Zionists and Jerusalemites"

LibDem Friends of Palestine is the official pro-Palestine organisation in the party, with stalls at party conference every year and a photo of 'Jihad' Jenny Tonge at the top of its Facebook page. Oy vey ist mir! 

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats says:"This is not the party view in any way whatsoever. It is clearly inappropriate and offensive. The link has now been removed, LibDem Friends of Palestine recognise it was a mistake."'

Somehow I think that the mistake they refer to is making their views public.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Full? BBC News - UK population grows by more than 400,000

'The ONS said the UK population had increased by about five million since 2001 and by more than 10 million since 1964.'
Full yet? 

More non investigative reporting here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27972335

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.'

Palestinian terrorist fakery

Israelly Cool  has afascinating example of Palestinian fakery

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

A short history lesson re the San Remo mandate.



Note that the Arabs got over 80% of land promised to Israel but weren't satisfied with that. They want no Jewish state of any size.

Here's a little music documentary that you might enjoy, if you like Sparks that is



Very nice, if a little amateurish but as it features Sparks I will let jedenobel off.

BBC News - Patients 'facing longer GP waits', warns BMA

' 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.'

No mention of the massive increase in population as a possible cause. But then what would you expect from the BBC?

BBC News - Atheist declared mentally ill in Nigeria

'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.'
Islam strikes again... More here
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28010234

Monday, 23 June 2014

An interesting variation of the Periodic Table

The Periodic Table with the country/countries of the discoverer shown for each.

Thhaks to The Smithsonian  for the image.