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Outrage?

By Mike Cunningham On May 26th, 2020 at 12:24 pm

When we read of the death by murder or manslaughter of a defenceless child, a death which should have been prevented by officialdom, by Social Workers who, either by incompetence, or an inability to see what should have been patently obvious in a household where tragedy has struck, or sheer laziness and reckless action or inaction: we feel outrage. When we read or hear of the sexual abuse of hundreds of children and young girls, abuse which is and was tolerated by Officialdom in any disguise, when we read or hear that this abuse was known about and, literally ignored: we feel outrage. When the defenceless, defenceless as determined by their incapacity to make decisions for themselves are attacked or abused in any manner, we should and do feel outrage, because they cannot defend themselves.

So how should we, as a body, view the huge pile of generated excrement and bullshit, masquerading as ‘Outrage’ which presented itself both before and after Dominic Cummings had told the assembled news media about his attempts to shield his young son from harm, when Cummings was fearful about both himself and his wife succumbing to Corona virus. The miles of newsprint, literally hours of News Broadcast time, all expressing ‘Outrage’; all aimed at one man whose job it is to advise the Prime Minister.
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THE MASKED “LEADER”

By David Vance On May 26th, 2020 at 9:55 am

Just. Sheer. Cringe.

IN BBC WE TRUST?

By Patrick Van Roy On May 26th, 2020 at 1:23 am


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David Vance meets David Sedgewick, author of The Fake News Factory, tales from BBC land,

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

By Pete Moore On May 25th, 2020 at 9:38 pm

Should society police the non-muzzled? Should not covering up be a disgrace, the way that drink-driving became less acceptable over time?

I think that property rights already solve this: allow the store owner to set the rules.

I also think that some people have been driven mad through fear, so they clump together and shriek at strangers when just giving them a wide berth is enough.

FINGER POINTING BEGINS

By Pete Moore On May 25th, 2020 at 9:17 pm

The narrative will shift everywhere with the growing realisation that hard lockdowns were not necessary and that we did not need to imposd a calamitous depression on ourselves .

Denmark’s Prime Minister tried to pin the lockdown on the country’s health agency. In effect she said that the government was “guided by science and experts”. It turns out that Denmark’s health agency did not recommend draconian measures – the politicians did.

Finger-pointing will grow to dominate the news almost everywhere.

CUMMINGS WINS

By Pete Moore On May 25th, 2020 at 7:23 pm

The British press are such scum.

We learned today that when Dominic Cummings was seen running from Downing Street, for which he was mocked on the kinder, gentler side of politics, it was because his wife was vomiting and passing out while in charge of their son.

We learned also that the media lied about his movements.

We learned that the media lied about him opposing a lockdown. Anyone who has read what he has written about it would know that he favoured lockdowns against epidemics. The media’s lies resulted in Cummings receiving death threats which helped persuade him to leave London.

We learned also that the cream of British journalism haven’t read the guidance which pertained at the time.

Cummings gave a reasoned explanation of his movements. He was clearly acting reasonably and within the guidelines. By the end were demanding he apologise for the public getting angry at their lies. They are total scum who have lost all respect these last few months.

VARADKAR MUST GO

By Pete Moore On May 25th, 2020 at 6:46 pm

I am shocked and outraged at the news that the T-Shock, Leo Varadkar, flouted the social distancing rules he imposed on everyone else. Clearly he thinks it’s one rule for him and one rule for everyone else, as he arrogantly mingles in Phoenix Park with, erm, some company.

I know I speak for all associated with ATW in declaring that he must go immediately!

“It is our business, not the State’s, to say what risks we take with our health.”

By Mike Cunningham On May 25th, 2020 at 3:11 pm

For news, information and opinion, I read the Times and the Sunday Times. I used to favour the Telegraph, but since the Barclay Brothers’ ownership, together with their editorial slant, I stick to the Murdoch publications. Since the Murdochs give their editorial staff somewhat better say and leverage in their approach to things British, American and political, I like their writing, and I appreciate the breadth of their journalism. The Observer/Guardian side, with their incessant and droning Left-wing viewpoints on everything don’t ring any bells as far as I am concerned. I glance at, and sometimes read, sections of that which the Guardian prints; but only from the viewpoint of determining what exactly the opposing forces believe in on that particular instant. Perhaps firming my own views, in the last few years, I have only ever quoted from the Guardian’s pages approvingly, to the best of my recollection; exactly once!

The rest of the publishing field, the Sunday versions of the Sun, the Mirror, Daily Mail, etc., leaves me stone cold, as ‘Celebs’, ‘Eastenders and Corrie gossip’ and ‘sport, sport, sport’; hold little attraction for me.

I mention these titles because a supremely important opinion piece was published in the Sunday Times on May 17th. This fact means that, of the Sunday newspaper-purchasing public, just over 17% had access to the Noble Lord Sumption’s opinions, writing and conclusions. Lord Sumption has got a great deal of sway as far as this observer stands; he being a former Supreme Court Judge, a law Lord, a supremely well-educated lawyer, and, by the sounds from his Reith Lectures, a decent bloke.

He writes of the initial stratagem behind the slogans, and the lockdown, of the initial decisions, and the lunacy of a 180 degree about-face, when the truly-questionable mathematical modelling was presented as ‘Absolute Fact’ by Professor Neill Ferguson (He, for those who need reminding, of the absolute farce of a modelling strategy which cost Great Britain the vast majority of our most valuable cattle herds and sheep flocks  during the Foot and Mouth disaster, by adding animals in contiguous fields to the cull totals). This modelling, later criticised by contemporaries as deeply flawed, foretold of 500,000 deaths, when more serious modelling may have foretold 50,000 deaths. This panicked the Cabinet, and forced the Lockdown into full-on driving mode.

Prime Minister Johnson stated “I must level with the British public: many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time.”, and he was speaking factually. However Lord Sumption also quotes Health Minister Hancock when he made the grotesque remark “If you go out; People will die!”
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The Voice Speaks

By Patrick Van Roy On May 24th, 2020 at 11:53 pm

Has nothing to do with our regular conversations, but well worth one.

Hmm

By Patrick Van Roy On May 24th, 2020 at 9:12 pm

Last week a senior United States Senator gave a speech stating that the IRS should be used to target and punish groups that disagree with the Democratic Party’s political agenda.  Sen. Chuck Schumer stated, “…there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies — we must redouble those efforts immediately.”