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This morning, courtesy of the BBC’s Toady (sorry) Today Programme; we were treated, if that is the appropriate term, to selective segments of propaganda disguised as news items; I term them ‘propaganda’ because only one side of an argument is given or portrayed; with absolutely no chance of a considered discussion, especially from opponents of whatever subject is being discussed. They ranged from an impassioned critique of an EU Commission proposal to harmonise Wildlife protection measures; to the maundering pronunciations of a Lame-duck US President on why the United Kingdom must remain wedded to the European Union.

  • A five minute report on the evils of gambling in Australia, and how awful it was, and all that compulsion, ‘n everything: innit?
  • We heard how Prez. Barack Hussein Obama is heading back to his (Partly) ancestral homeland of Kenya, and how excited he was to speak of the ‘entrepeneurs’ who were enlivening the Kenyan business culture: and we then heard from two of Kenya’s ‘business elite’ about how successful they were, and it was all due to capitalism; or sleight of hand, or something ( No mention of the billions stolen by the larcenous Kenyan governments; but thats all because ‘boys will be boys’, and that).
  • Some RSPB woman commenced  an impassioned critique of an EU Commission proposal to harmonise Wildlife protection measures; and how it was all wrong, and the birds were all doomed, and it was just terrible!
  • A Sutton Trust spokeswoman declared that ‘social mobility’ was at risk because Academy schools in England were unable to improve the results of their ‘disadvantaged’ students. No mention was made of two facts which may impinge on those same results: it was possible that the whole idea of ‘Comprehensive education’ was actually ‘shit’ and; the other possibility was that the kids were either uninterested, or just plain thick!
  • We were told that Chris Froome, a cyclist, was believed to be loading up with high-performance chemicals and drugs during the ‘Tour de France’, which I discovered was a form of mental torture for millions of fat Frenchmen who just could not get over the fact that yet another Englishman was beating the crap out of their fellow countrymen.
  • Glaxo SmithKline informed us all that they had discovered a vaccine for malaria, but it would only be suitable for kids over one year old. It was also implied that, because the African countries where malaria was endemic were very, very, poor; lots of liberal idiots believed that GSK should give this vaccine away, despite this medication costing literally tens of millions to invent and produce, and GSK should not be allowed, under any circumstances, to actually make a profit!
  • Obama featured once more, in an interview in the White House (oh how they must hate that name) and stated that Great Britain must stay in the European Union, becozz its such a good place, and becozz of ‘trade’, and becozz of the UK’s former lap-dog approach to America’s military adventures; spoiled only by our blunt refusal to bomb Syria’s Assad.
  • We were then told of the dicovery of a planet named ‘Kepler-452b’ and how it was just possible that life may exist outside our Solar System, and how exciting this was, and how squillions more money was needed for more ‘research’, and telescopes, and things like that!
  • Some bloke then was interviewed about some snake, or it may have been a lizard, which had lived some hundred million years ago, which had been re-discovered in some museum in Germany; which was ‘dead interesting’ and also exciting; or something.
  • The NHS also featured, and we were told how Emergency Care  stuff and things were gonna’ get better, but not, unfortunately; for a long, long time; probably about the same length of time as the snake’s remains had been in the museum!

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34 thoughts on “Mike’s News-Grab and commentary!

  1. Obama should allow open borders with 26 other countries, with unlimited and unchecked immigration. Then take orders and laws from a set of elite’s over-ruling the Whitehouse and Congress.

    Then he should have the Human rights judges at Strasbourg over-rule every American judge and supreme court in every state, and just to add insult to injury, Obama will have to hand over $75,000,000 each and everyday for the privilege of being a member of a stupid club.

    And, even if his beloved America was doing rather well financial wise, those elite’s will ‘fine’ you to the tune of billions, for being so prudent.

    Let’s say, for a period of 6 months to start with and then see how much of a ‘great idea’ it is to be in the EU.

  2. Harri, the ECHR is not an EU institution. It is a vehicle of the Council of Europe for signatories of the European Convention on Human Rights.

    How many bloody times do we have to point this out?

    For someone who makes a point of telling us, ad infinitum, how much he hates the EU, you know very little about it.

  3. Obama should allow open borders with 26 other countries, with unlimited and unchecked immigration.

    he has

  4. Obama should allow open borders with 26 other countries, with unlimited and unchecked immigration.

    he has

    He has? Can you name the 26 countries, Troll? 😉

  5. Regarding the news about the new planet and the fossil snake – I found both of these stories fascinating.

    The new planet – Kepler 452b – may be positioned just right within it’s own solar system to retain water, making it a possible home to life. Very exciting, if they can prove it.

    The story about the fossil snake is interesting. Tetrapodophis amplectus, which comes from the new genus Testrapodophis, meaning 4-legged snake, and the word amplectus, meaning ’embrace’, appears to be a direct ancestor of the modern-day snake, and appears to have used it’s limbs to grasp and hold it’s prey.

    Interesting stuff.

  6. Wasn’t the malaria epidemic all but solved by the use of DDT, back in the 1970’s – only to be stopped by some ‘Green’ lobby who suggested, with much hand wringing, that it was doing more harm than good?

    I wonder how many lives have been lost in the interim by pandering to such groups?. Now it is suggested that GSK must not be allowed to make any profit from this new remedy which they have spent many years researching, and which, incidentally, seems to be somewhat less than effective.

  7. MourneReg, on July 24th, 2015 at 3:40 PM Said:
    Harri, the ECHR is not an EU institution. It is a vehicle of the Council of Europe for signatories of the European Convention on Human Rights.
    How many bloody times do we have to point this out?
    For someone who makes a point of telling us, ad infinitum, how much he hates the EU, you know very little about it.

    Thanks for pointing that out .. what did you say again.

    The European Council brings together EU leaders to set the EU’s political agenda. It represents the highest level of political cooperation between EU countries.

    http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/european-council/index_en.htm

  8. Just for the pedantic.

    Then he should have the Human rights judges at Strasbourg Council of Europe (which is just a vehicle for the EU) to over-rule every American judge and supreme court in every state, and just to add insult to injury, Obama will have to hand over $75,000,000 each and everyday for the privilege of being a member of a stupid club.

  9. The new planet – Kepler 452b – may be positioned just right within it’s own solar system to retain water, making it a possible home to life. Very exciting, if they can prove it.

    +++Stop press+++ NASA would like to confirm that Keplar 452b, is after all, just a Chinese lantern blown off course.

  10. Just for mournereg, who really has not got a clue

    Composition
    The European Council is made up of the heads of state or government of all EU countries, the European Commission President and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy.
    It is convened and chaired by its President, who is elected by the European Council itself for a once-renewable two-and-a-half-year term. The President represents the EU to the outside world.

    http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/european-council/index_en.htm

  11. He has? Can you name the 26 countries, Troll? ?

    Sure just pick any 26. As long as you enter from the south your welcome to come. He has given preferential status to uneducated Latinos, but it doesn’t matter if you’re from Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, hell even Ireland just get in the country. You’ll be citizen with amnesty and voting to increase your welfare.

  12. He has? Can you name the 26 countries, Troll? ?

    Sure just pick any 26. As long as you enter from the south your welcome to come. He has given preferential status to uneducated Latinos, but it doesn’t matter if you’re from Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, hell even Ireland just get in the country. You’ll be citizen with amnesty and voting to increase your welfare.

    It would have been easier to just type, ‘No, I can’t.’

  13. but that wouldn’t have been the truth.

    You scoff but the US has the largest ILLEGAL immigration problem in the world. There are over 30 million illegals in the US from every nation in the world.

    As usual when it comes to the reality of the US you are ill-informed.

  14. You scoff but the US has the largest ILLEGAL immigration problem in the world. There are over 30 million illegals in the US from every nation in the world.

    Can you imagine what that number might be, if you could not make your own laws on immigration, and required the nod from 26 other countries before you could even think about doing something about it.

  15. As usual when it comes to the reality of the US you are ill-informed.

    Pardon? Who mentioned knowledge of the US? You responded to this:

    Obama should allow open borders with 26 other countries, with unlimited and unchecked immigration.

    by saying-

    he has

    And I asked you-

    He has? Can you name the 26 countries, Troll? ?

    to which you replied-

    Sure just pick any 26. As long as you enter from the south your welcome to come. He has given preferential status to uneducated Latinos, but it doesn’t matter if you’re from Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, hell even Ireland just get in the country. You’ll be citizen with amnesty and voting to increase your welfare.

    and so I wrote-

    It would have been easier to just type, ‘No, I can’t.’

    because you didn’t name the 26 countries. You just threw out a few names and a short rant about welfare and citizenry. So – it would have been easier to just type, ‘No, I can’t (name the 26 countries, because I just wrote that without thinking it through)’

    See? Nothing about US knowledge.

  16. I bet this was not on BBC ‘news today’

    The enrichers are at is again.

    Buckinghamshire now, it’s getting a bit too close for comfort, maybe I it’s time to lock up my daughters for their own safety.

    Six members of Asian sex gang are facing jail after being convicted of abusing a girl who was first groomed as she shopped in Woolworths aged 12
    Girl and a second victim were repeatedly raped on ‘an almost daily basis’
    A total of 11 men went on trial for 51 offences between 2006 and 2012
    Six of the men were found guilty and will be sentenced on September
    Four were acquitted and jurors failed to reach verdicts on another man
    By KHALEDA RAHMAN FOR MAILONLINE

    Six members of a child sex ring are facing jail after being convicted of grooming a teenager who was abused by up to 60 men by the age of 16.
    The girl and a second victim were repeatedly raped and sexually abused on ‘an almost daily basis’ from the age of 12 or 13 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
    A total of 11 men went on trial for 51 offences between 2006 and 2012 including multiple rape of a child under 13, child prostitution and administering a substance to ‘stupefy’ a girl in order to engage in sexual activity.
    Vikram Singh, 46, Asif Hussain, 33, Arshad Jani, 33, Mohammed Imran, 38, Taimoor Khan, 28, and Akbari Khan, 36, were found guilty of 20 offences at the Old Bailey today.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3173553/Six-members-Asian-sex-gang-facing-jail-convicted-abusing-girl-groomed-shopped-Woolworths-aged-12.html#ixzz3gpVaJTwN

  17. So you’re just being an ass Seimi.

    You are a complete maroon when it comes to most issues, but especially the US. The US has the worlds largest ILLEGAL problem. The Majority are from south of our open border, but they are from every nation in the world.

    The amount of illegals in our nation is greater than your nations population. You think the petty few you’re dealing with effects your economy and conditions on the ground we are dealing with a number of people that almost equals the entire population of Britain.

    but you don’t really care about the topic, you just can’t help the fact that even when your trying to fuck with someone you’re to ignorant to pull it off… 🙂

  18. On the contrary, Troll – I was only winding you up, which should have been obvious from my very first comment on this thread, followed by my overly pedantic response at 6.06 pm.

    Still, don’t let get in the way of the personal insults! 🙂

  19. Troll

    Unfortunately, Great Britain is in the stupid club, although we only have a population of around 60+ million (and rising by the hour), the stupid club has about 500 + million population, and each and everyone of them has full entitlement to wander about anywhere in Europe they so please, the fact that most of the pickpockets, muggers, rapists, murderers and other flotsam & jetsam end up in the UK, is our bad luck.

  20. Seimi, on July 24th, 2015 at 6:37 PM Said:
    Harri
    That story has been on the BBC site for the past few hours…

    Wonderful.

  21. Seimi.

    Found it, thanks.

    The BBC do not mention the fact they were pakis or even Asian though 😉

    But in all fairness, I think the names give it away.

  22. Still, don’t let get in the way of the personal insults! 🙂

    Oh I never do… besides you are one of the only people here that can take it and not actually be insulted. That alone buy’s you your worth in my book.

  23. They are only words on a screen, my friend. I ignore the insults, but happily take any compliments going. fickle of me I know, but hey! I don’t get that many compliments!:)

    Insults, on the other hand… 😉

  24. here are a sample of todays headlines on the topic. You can find headlines like these everyday.

    Caught on Camera: Illegals Smuggle Drugs Into Laredo…

    Los Zetas drug runners shot down border patrol helicopter…

    Sex Offenders Avoid Deportation…

  25. that’s another thing are your illegals coming in and shooting up the place? A large percentage of ours are.

  26. MourneReg: //Harri, the ECHR is not an EU institution. It is a vehicle of the Council of Europe for signatories of the European Convention on Human Rights//

    Harri: //Just for mournereg, who really has not got a clue:
    The European Council is made up of the heads of state or government of all EU countries//

    Harri, I’m afraid this is another thing he has more a clue on than you: The Council of Europe has nothing to do with the “European Council” you mention.

    The Council of Europe is not related to the EU, as MR rightly told you. It was set up just after WW2, primarily by British lawyers, and includes Russia, Greenland and Turkey.

    But, as MR also said, you’ve been told all this many times before. You don’t like it, but the fact isn’t going to go away and there will mostly, albeit not always, be people around here who know what they’re talking about who will point out your error.
    Perhaps it’s time to mend your ways?

  27. But, as MR also said, you’ve been told all this many times before. You don’t like it, but the fact isn’t going to go away and there will mostly, albeit not always, be people around here who know what they’re talking about who will point out your error.
    Perhaps it’s time to mend your ways?

    Whatever Noel, it still is not working.

    Noel, you are a Europhile, and I am a Eurosceptic, and nothing will ever change that fact.

    I will vote out, and you will in, and nothing will ever change that fact.

    If the vote is a majority ‘IN’ then in it is, if it is a majority ‘Yes’, then no second votes, no ‘ moment of reflection’.

    Democracy, old style.

  28. “The European Council is made up of the heads of state or government of all EU countries, the European Commission President and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy.”

    Oh Harri. You googled the wrong thing. You silly billy.

  29. MourneReg, on July 24th, 2015 at 10:20 PM Said:
    “The European Council is made up of the heads of state or government of all EU countries, the European Commission President and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy.”
    Oh Harri. You googled the wrong thing. You silly billy.

    Silly Billy?

    I would vote to get out of the stupid club.

    How about you?

    Who is ‘stupid’ now? 😉

  30. MourneReg, on July 24th, 2015 at 10:20 PM Said:
    “The European Council is made up of the heads of state or government of all EU countries, the European Commission President and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy.”

    FFS!

    I thought we were just a ‘free trade agreement’?

    No wonder they now call it the stupid club 😉

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