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By Pete Moore On October 27th, 2020 at 7:19 pm

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is suing Dutch far-right (sic – PM) politician Geert Wilders for posting a cartoon of him on Twitter.

The state news agency Anadolu reported on Tuesday that Erdoğan’s lawyer filed a criminal complaint to the Ankara prosecutor’s office for “insulting the president,” a crime under Turkish law.

Erdogan’s quest to have a ruck with everyone on the planet has seen him arrive with the moderate, liberal Geert Wilders. You get the sense that jokes and laughs are in short supply in the Erdogan household. In truth the image that Wilders posted was not very good. This one is better and much more insulting-

David Vance and Rebecca Butler in conversation!

By Patrick Van Roy On October 27th, 2020 at 10:29 am

Free school meals matter? Hijackers Ahoy in the Channel! Wales goes full North Korea!

This is who we really are

By Patrick Van Roy On October 27th, 2020 at 1:41 am




By Pete Moore On October 26th, 2020 at 9:40 pm

A black Justice will swear in a female Judge who was nominated by the most pro-gay President that America has ever had. It’s Hillary Clinton’s birthday. She’s a big fan of diversity. This news must be the best birthday present she’s ever had.


By Pete Moore On October 26th, 2020 at 7:24 pm

Matt Hancock has dampened hopes a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready before Christmas – but refused to rule out the possibility some people may receive it this year.

The health secretary said his “central expectation” was that a vaccine rollout could be under way in the first half of 2021, with the “bulk” of it expected before next summer.

This year, next year, whenever; he can roll it right past me. That’s far too soon to be injecting it into people. Nope, I’m not at all an anti-vaxxer. I just think that safe and working vaccines usually take years to develop. I have no doubt that all involved in developing potential vaccines are ticking all the boxes, but everything to do with the Wuhan Flu so far has been a cock up. A walk on part in another one is not on my bucket list. Not for a few years anyway. Besides, if enough other people become vaccinated then we’re all safe, right?

Would you volunteer to be vaccinated, either this year or early next year?


By Pete Moore On October 26th, 2020 at 6:56 pm

This is a fascinating short film about groupthink and conformity. People ignore what their own eyes tell them, and bury their morality in the process, to conform to the group.

But it might only take one person to speak up to break that conformity. Courage is therefore infectious.

October 26 1881

By Patrick Van Roy On October 26th, 2020 at 6:34 pm

It’s three hours past high noon on the streets of Tombstone, Arizona Territory, when lawmen ‘Doc’ Holliday and the Earp Brothers meet the Clanton-McLaury gang and their feud erupts. Thirty seconds later three are dead, three are wounded, and the Gunfight at the OK Corral enters Wild West lore.

Conscience? Which Conscience is that?

By Mike Cunningham On October 26th, 2020 at 5:10 pm

Ever wished to visit or view the Nation’s Conscience? Me neither.

Did you, as a Brit, know that we had a Conscience?   Nope; me neither.

If you will settle back, I shall try and explain. Recall my post upon the proposed Holocaust Memorial? The one in Victoria Tower Gardens? Yep, thats the one.

Well, I had a think, and a bit longer think; and so decided to apply to speak during the Holocaust Memorial Inquiry; using my own Holocaust post words as a base. I said my piece last Wednesday. As an observer, my input may well be ignored by the Inspector, but at least I spoke, and was counted; in amongst the many who spoke against the proposal; including Westminster Council, the Friends of Victoria Park, heavyweights such as UNESCO; and many local residents; all desirous of making their contribution as part of local and indeed of national Democracy. The opposing side, in favour of this idea to somehow record the murder of Six Million Jews, were present as well, as can be seen from the many statements recorded; despite the fact that all the massacres took place in Germany, Russia and Poland. Read the rest of this entry »

Always a good read

By Patrick Van Roy On October 26th, 2020 at 1:35 pm

The incredible decision by Twitter and Facebook to block access to a New York Post story about a cache of emails reportedly belonging to Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter, with Twitter going so far as to lock the 200 year-old newspaper out of its own account for over a week, continues to be a major underreported scandal.

The hypocrisy is mind-boggling. Imagine the reaction if that same set of facts involved the New York Times and any of its multitudinous unverifiable “exposes” from the last half-decade: from the similarly-leaked “black ledger” story implicating Paul Manafort, to its later-debunked “repeated contacts with Russian intelligence” story, to its mountain of articles about the far more dubious Steele dossier. Internet platforms for years have balked at intervening at many other sensational “unverified” stories, including ones called into question in very short order:

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By Pete Moore On October 25th, 2020 at 8:14 pm

I wouldn’t; I wouldn’t turn it back or forward.

The clocks went back last night. It’s not so much of a faff nowadays because a lot of timepieces change automatically. At least we are back on GMT, which is the correct time according to the UK’s longitude. It’s too much to expect that the government will do the sensible thing and now leave it there. We change the time twice a year because, well only because we change the clocks twice a year.

I’ve never heard a sensible explanation as to why. We only started doing it because MPs panicked in 1916 when the Kaiser did it in an attempt to make the German war effort more productive. I think that threat has passed now, but still we continue with this pointless charade which puts us on the wrong time for six months out of twelve.

It doesn’t change the amount of daylight we receive. Sunrise, sunset and Noon are still unalterable facts of nature, but down here politicians imagine they can tweak and improve on this.