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Beeb language is a dead giveaway of bias

September 18, 2014 No Comments
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Glad Wiggia brought this to our attention because if it needed proof of Beeb political bias, here it is. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29204170 If you look at that headline and ask: “And what? Seems reasonable to me,” then that shows your own bias towards the left. But if you’re like so many thousands others and me, you’ll immediately zero in on the words “far right” and know that only a leftist uses such…

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EU – the utter lunacy of remaining in

September 17, 2014 11 Comments
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The thing I find astounding and so many others obviously do too is how they can get away with the non-democratic structures and policies with that degree of impunity. It’s the impunity itself which gets me. The specific cases – well take your pick: Since the European Commission refuses to take into account the public’s views directly, people have turned to another mechanism to make their voices heard: a special…

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I’ll Take ‘The Ministry Of Defence’ For Starters….

September 16, 2014 4 Comments
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An inquest heard the 28-year-old left a note stating he felt he had slipped through the net, while a worker for the Ministry of Defence admitted only 10 per cent of marines returning from duty were being invited to mandatory meetings to assess their health and well-being. Hmmm…. On August 28 this year, the newspaper was informed by Google that the story, published February 20 2012, had been removed from…

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If you feel it strongly, then for heaven’s sake write and post

September 15, 2014 14 Comments
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If you feel it strongly, then for heaven’s sake write and post

The post further down on Lord Hill concerned me a bit – Wiggia got no comments until today – and so I thought I’d look at the stats on the post: You’ll notice at the right end of the line the number of views.  That’s a respectable number for a guestposter and bears no relation to the comments numbers. Going around the blogs, I’ve noticed a few fellow bloggers a…

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Ceramic poppies, fish and dishonesty

September 15, 2014 2 Comments
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Ceramic poppies, fish and dishonesty

Let’s not argue about this stupid idea: You might think it a grand idea. I see it as a cynical moneymaking scam by a fake charity. We’re each entitled to our view. However, the breakdown of the costs of the £25 odd flower you would buy is that £8 something goes to the charities and then those charities take their own cut out of that. The organizers have tried saying…

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Oxford Dodged A Bullet Here…

September 14, 2014 7 Comments
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Helen Price, writing in the ‘Guardian’ last year, about turning down Oxford to go to Yale: Cash-starved UK universities cannot compete with the funding opportunities offered by US colleges, whose wealthy alumni throw donations at their alma maters. Yale’s $19.4 billion endowment dwarfs Oxford’s £3.9 billion, meaning that they can pay for everything from summers abroad to huge research grants. Most of all, I noticed the difference in their attitude…

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Lord Hill

September 13, 2014 2 Comments
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From Wiggia: Much has been made of the appointment of Lord Hill to the post of European Commisioner, that David Cameron should put him forward for the job was an understatement of some magnitude , as he was to all intents and purpose invisible. But as the same Lord Hill is now to get the EU post of overseeing the EU’s financial services “shake up”, one would think some background…

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Pensions – who cares?

September 13, 2014 1 Comment
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Yes, astounding and yet not so astounding: In events that smack of the TV farce Fawlty Towers, firms that took over rival companies simply lost whole box loads of paperwork recording pension contributions and entitlements, sometimes during office moves. Thousands of mergers have occurred in the pensions industry in recent decades, many of them in the Eighties and Nineties when paper-based record keeping was the norm. I am eternally grateful…

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Remember, It’s The Wonder Of The World…

September 12, 2014 6 Comments
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A woman with learning disabilities who died at Basildon Hospital while awaiting tests on gallstones was not fed for five days, an inquest heard. Her sister, Catherine Butler- Smith, visited every day and tried in vain to speak to senior staff about her deteriorating condition. And when she was fed, it wasn’t exactly an unqualified success… The court heard she was on “nil by mouth” following admission on May 26…

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New phone app helps you determine if you’re racist or not

September 12, 2014 8 Comments
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New phone app helps you determine if you’re racist or not

Via haiku, in the “oh my goodness”, “read and weep” departments again – can this get any sillier? A mobile phone app you can install to help you know whether you’re racist or not: A new mobile phone app that challenges Australians’ understanding of racism through role play has won global praise for promoting cultural understanding. The app focuses on subtle racism – an indirect or understated form of discrimination…

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