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A COUNTRY OF NUTTERS

By Pete Moore On April 2nd, 2021 at 7:07 pm

The Capitol Building is ringed with barriers, police and national guardsmen. Therefore you don’t go there if you don’t have legitimate business there. Cue the nutter.

A senior Congressional aide and a US Capitol Police source tell CNN that after the driver of the vehicle rammed their car into a barricade on Constitution Avenue, the driver exited the vehicle brandishing a knife.

The US Capitol Police responded and shot the suspect, who was taken into custody.

The sources say the suspect was conscious and taken to a hospital.

The thing is it’s so predictable. You can bet your last fiver that, somewhere in America, a nutter will absolutely appear precisely where he shouldn’t be a do something he shouldn’t do. Every country has its nutters but they seem to have an awful lot of them over there.

A FRENCHMAN SHOULD REMEMBER HISTORY

By Pete Moore On April 2nd, 2021 at 5:56 pm

In particular a Frenchmen should remember all the times we gave his country a good kicking. I think we’re approaching another bout.

British taxpayers have invested millions of pounds into a Dutch vaccine factory at the centre of a threatened blockade by the European Commission, The Telegraph can disclose.

The Halix factory in Leiden was equipped to produce doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine after Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, approved a major investment last April.

We have a rock-solid contract for the vaccines produced in a factory which we paid for.

But Thierry Breton, the EU’s internal market commissioner, warned that “zero” jabs would be sent to the UK until AstraZeneca had fulfilled its commitments to Brussels, even after Germany suspended routine use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged below 60 because of fears of rare blood clots.

“If [AstraZeneca] does more, we don’t have any issue, but as long as it doesn’t deliver its commitment to us, the doses stay in Europe,” Mr Breton said. “There is no negotiation.”

I suggest the RAF opens negotiations from 30,000 feet at Mach 2.5, and that’s serious. The EU has moved from being a slow, clunky and bureaucratic neighbour to knowingly and deliberately endangering British lives. Severe consequences must be delivered this weekend.

BUILD SOME PAVEMENTS, AMERICA

By Pete Moore On April 2nd, 2021 at 5:48 pm

The daily commute to work is an essential part of the day for many residents in the city of Philadelphia, but for some, this may not be an easy feat.

Timothy Worstall, a Northeast Philadelphia resident, has to walk past the Somerton Regional Rail station along Station Road at least once per day to complete his daily errands.

Worstall has cerebral palsy, which impairs his mobility. The lack of sidewalks makes approaching and walking by the station dangerous for pedestrians.

I got that from our Timmy, who links to a local Philly press piece. I know that a lack of sidewalks (sic!) is a thing in some parts of the US. I know also that Americans walk less and drive more than people in any other industrialised country. Maybe one is linked to the other, I don’t know. Maybe it’s a good idea to walk more. The last year has given every reason to do so. But why do so many American roads lack pedestrian space? In my mind that kind of thing is associated with the Third World.

Come on America, build some more and use them. And call them pavements.

Always worth your time

By Patrick Van Roy On April 2nd, 2021 at 3:15 pm

‘Tucker Carlson slams politicians for creating nothing while taking Americans’ money, and avoiding Taxes for themselves….

But it was Russian and Trump DISINFORMATION….

By Patrick Van Roy On April 2nd, 2021 at 2:37 pm

Yeah just like Russian Collusion……

Hunter Biden said the laptop at the center of The Post’s explosive exposé last year “absolutely” could belong to him, he revealed in an interview Friday.

Can’t keep them on the shelves…..

By Patrick Van Roy On April 2nd, 2021 at 7:47 am

A month which saw multiple mass shootings — including high-profile murders in Georgia and Colorado — also featured a record number of FBI-conducted background checks for firearm purchases, complicating the narrative at a time Democrats are trying to push new gun control legislation.

Background checks in March were up 36% from February, as around 4.7 million were initiated, FBI data shows, according to CNN.

President Joe Biden unveils his $2 trillion infrastructure package

By Patrick Van Roy On April 2nd, 2021 at 1:11 am

REAL PUBLIC SERVICE

By Pete Moore On April 1st, 2021 at 8:17 pm

I’ve just been transported back a few years to warm evenings and this lovely pub, The Owl, I used to go to when I woz an Essex boy. God, sitting in a nice pub garden on a summer’s evening is something I’ll never take for granted again.

Someone retweeted this, from the guvnor. From 12th April pubs can open for outdoor service only. (Cue torrential rain.) Inshallah we’ll actually be allowed back into pubs soon too. As he says, businesses don’t run themselves. Entrepreneurs, businessmen, shop keepers, delivery drivers, pub landlords et al – they’re the real public servants.

WHITTY: COVID JUST LIKE FLU

By Pete Moore On April 1st, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Well, the Chief Medical Officer didn’t exactly say that but he has said that Covid will be treated just like flu in future. Yes, some of us have been saying, for a long time now, that there is no other way. The other thing to note is that ministers should be saying these things, not advisors.

Can’t go against the narrative…..

By Patrick Van Roy On April 1st, 2021 at 3:28 pm

LONDON (AP) – There is racism in Britain, but it’s not a systematically racist country that is “rigged” against non-white people, according to the findings of a government-commissioned inquiry published Wednesday.

Anti-racism activists greeted the inquiry’s conclusion with scepticism, saying the 264-page report from a panel of experts from fields including science, education, business and criminal justice downplayed the discrimination and disadvantage that ethnic minorities face in Britain.

The Conservative government launched the inquiry in the wake of anti-racism protests last year. The report states that while “outright racism” exists in Britain, the country is not “institutionally racist.” It says race is becoming “less important” as a factor in creating disparities, which also are fueled by class and family backgrounds.