Friday, 22 August 2014

22 August
Ah, the inquisition. Isn't it amazing to see organized bigotry and racism in action?
    The face veil is is offensive to local cultural values in a secular, gender-equal society. Wearing it shows either pig ignorance or a deliberate intent to insult. 
     Lifting the veil is also an insult, so it seems we have two extremely insensitive or deliberately nasty people involved in this incident.
     Hey, Nigel's mum didn't raise a fool: he has a policy that sound populist but helps both the bottom half (no tax until minimum wage exceeeded) and the top half (raise the 40p rate). Sounds like a vote winner to me. Of course he now has to figure apout how to pay for it.
Seems that the EU are the ones getting upset about vacuum cleaners
The whiners are objecting to being told what to do.
Try not to let your political agenda get in front of the news, Huffpo.

Labour MP Austin Mitchell Says Women Shy Away From 'Big Issues'

Commented 20 Aug 2014 at 05:30:28 in UK Politics

The lead -n headline "Women, You're Really Not Going To Like These Comments" says WHOOPEE! Here's something we can use to make some people miserable, get them angry and try to get them to fight. Is that good for society? Who cares - it helps us sell advertising.
Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Top Terror Expert Warns

Islamic State Could Attack West In Response To Air Strikes, Terror Expert Warns

Commented 19 Aug 2014 at 12:31:32 in UK Politics

“Oh wo, oh woe! We don't want to upset the terrorists, do we. Let's change our policy to whatever it is they want if they promise not to attack us.
Melissa George Claims Australian Television Network Seven Called Her 'Aussie B*tch', Before Her On-Air Meltdown

Melissa George Claims Australian Television Network Seven Called Her 'Aussie B*tch', Before Her On-Air Meltdown

Commented 19 Aug 2014 at 04:07:47 in UK Entertainment

“They should not have called her that - they should have used a euphemism.”
'Desperate' Tilbury Docks Migrants Now Claiming Asylum, As Dead Man Named As Meet Singh Kapoor

'Desperate' Tilbury Docks Migrants Now Claiming Asylum, As Dead Man Named As Meet Singh Kapoor

Commented 19 Aug 2014 at 03:57:32 in UK

“UK Land Area = 0.16% of the world, so we should take 1,517 based on area
UK Population = 0.9% of the world, so we should take 8,286 based on population
UK GDP = 2.8% of the world, so we should take 25,833 based on wealth

Of course, your figures do not cover the illegals: those who never applied or those who apllied, were denied and ran.

PS: if Scotland flounces off on their own, we would need to cut the UK intake by 32% based on land area - or by 8.5% based on population or wealth
Scotland Could Use The Pound Without Bank Of England's Support After Independence, Alex Salmond Says

Scotland Could Use The Pound Without Bank Of England's Support After Independence, Alex Salmond Says

Commented 18 Aug 2014 at 16:21:08 in UK Politics

“True, they could, just as many countries use the US dollar: British Virgin Islands, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, the FSM and Palau.

Scotland could buy pounds from the UK, they just could not print them.

Any Scottish-printed pound would probably no longer be legal tender, at least outside of Scotland. Wthin Scotland it might survive as a kind of scrip.
Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Ecuadorian Embassy 'Soon' After Reports Of Ill-Health

Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Ecuadorian Embassy 'Soon' After Reports Of Ill-Health

Commented 18 Aug 2014 at 11:24:10 in UK

So the spy and alleged rapist will finally face the law?
Iraqi Christians Abandoned By Cameron Over Immigration Fears, Says Church Of England

Iraqi Christians Abandoned By Cameron Over Immigration Fears, Says Church Of England

Commented 17 Aug 2014 at 23:00:34 in UK

“So this guuy WANTS to turn this into a religious war: muslims vs christians? We have "abandonned" the christians, but the shia and sufi should fend for themselves? Who IS this so-called bishop?
Hackney Heroine Pauline Pearce Slams Lib Dems' 'Neanderthal' Diversity Views

Hackney Heroine Pauline Pearce Slams Lib Dems' 'Neanderthal' Diversity Views

Commented 17 Aug 2014 at 19:45:46 in UK Politics

“senior party figures would not support her because of her criminal record. "

Outragoeus. Just because someone has a criminal record is no reason not to make them President of your party. Divesity means including ex-criminals, doesn't it?
Alex Salmond Is Not Impressed With Australia's 'Bewildering' Independence Suggestions

Alex Salmond Is Not Impressed With Australia's 'Bewildering' Independence Suggestions

Commented 17 Aug 2014 at 09:05:38 in UK Politics

Hey, he's a pom, of course he is allowed to whinge.
Jeremy Paxman Angers The Elderly With Euthanasia Jokes

Jeremy Paxman Angers The Elderly With Euthanasia Jokes

Commented 17 Aug 2014 at 03:10:29 in UK

“O geez. Now the PC crowd want to whine about ageist jokes?

There would proably be more old folks commenting here - if they could find their glasses. (I know whereof I speak: it took me 10 minutes to find mine this morning.)
Muslim Ukip Member, Ismail Patel, Defects To George Galloway's Respect Party Over Gaza Racism Claims

Muslim Ukip Member, Ismail Patel, Defects To George Galloway's Respect Party Over Gaza Racism Claims

Commented 17 Aug 2014 at 03:05:10 in UK Politics

“Gosh! And did you hear that Joe Blogs has left the Labour Party to join the Lib Dems because he was criticised for being too Posh?

I mean, important, news about the mainstream - but not a line about it anywhere. Why do news outlets suppress these stories and focus only on the minor parties?
Jewish Chronicle Apologises After Readers Object To Gaza DEC Appeal Advert

Jewish Chronicle Apologises After Readers Object To Gaza DEC Appeal Advert

Commented 17 Aug 2014 at 02:53:18 in UK

“As well they should apologise! How dare they want to help patch up wonded children or feed homeless orphans? What were they thinking? Didn't they realise that these children are all semites?”
Travelodge Has Made A Decision To Remove Bibles That Could Really Upset Christians

Travelodge Has Made A Decision To Remove Bibles That Could Really Upset Christians

Commented 17 Aug 2014 at 02:26:13 in UK

Good. It was was discriminatory without also having available on request: the Kooran, the Vedas, the Kojiki, the Tao de Ching, the Torah, Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, the Avesta, the Book of Mormon, the Star Wars trilogy and the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Tilbury Docks Horror As Man Dies After Over 30 Found Crammed In Essex Container

Tilbury Docks Horror As Man Dies After Over 30 Found Crammed In Essex Container

Commented 16 Aug 2014 at 18:56:28 in UK

“Quite right. It is a homicide. The people who shipped this container shoulld be held responsible and everyone who was inside the container should be considered a co-conspirator - an accessory before, during and after the fact.
The End (Of Summer) Is Nigh! 'Biblical' Downpours Flood Britain

The End (Of Summer) Is Nigh! 'Biblical' Downpours Flood Britain

Commented 14 Aug 2014 at 22:32:47 in UK

Biblical downpours? We must read different bibles.
Or perhaps this article is thinking of Bill Cosby's "Noah:"
You don't need rain for 1000 days, God, you'll save water: just let it rain for 40 days and 40 nights and wait for the sewers to back up."
'Impossible' Asteroid 1950DA Could Be Heading For Earth

'Impossible' Asteroid 1950DA Could Be Heading For Earth

Commented 14 Aug 2014 at 15:42:26 in UK Tech

“I'll put this in my diary's tickle file and check it again in 2850.”
An American Doctor Experiences an NHS Emergency Room

An American Doctor Experiences an NHS Emergency Room

Commented 14 Aug 2014 at 15:39:31 in UK

Gosh, how unexpected. A positive news story. Good for you Huffpo!

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