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Almost at the bottom

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Well, FFS (Fudge Fudge Sugar), yet further justification for not paying the license fee.

Went to the BBC News website for some intellectual stimulation (I know, should have known better), and what do we have lower left…

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What a superb example of content for young people to look up to and emulate! Brainless narcissists and generally not very nice people being observed by the same on the telebox. Be interested to know what John Noakes would have thought of this.

What makes it really appalling is that the dumbed down BBC now even include a ‘Must See’ heading, turning what used to be a respectable publication into a mix of YouTube and those awful ‘Top ten’ list type advertising click-bait links below most online content these days.

Fight back club: Don’t pay the license fee. I don’t.


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June 29, 2017 at 4:08 pm

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…no comments allowed under any of these Guardian articles or column. Just saying.

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June 20, 2017 at 12:15 am

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Continued BBC bias

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We all know how much the BBC hates anything American or not liberal, so it was no surprise that in regards to the collision between two ships near Japan, they state:

“Later will come the investigation into how one of the world’s most sophisticated warships failed to avoid colliding with a 30,000-tonne cargo ship on a calm, clear night.”

Who says the warship collided with the cargo ship? Even from the photos the damage to the cargo ship is on the bow and on the destroyer mid ship, so clearly the cargo ship hit the destroyer!

Ah, but then this is the same BBC that reports the Palestinians being killed, and as a footnote, mentioned that female soldier they had murdered earlier.

So glad I pay not a penny in license fees to that organisation.

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June 17, 2017 at 10:25 pm

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We need to talk about plastics

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Something tells me am not the only one to be concerned about this awful material. Made from the equally nasty petroleum, plastic was hailed as a miracle material during it’s heyday, but there has always been something unpleasant about it, from the effect plastic picnic dishes have on the taste of food, the effect BPAs used in plastic bottles have on humans to the horror caused by melting plastic dripping on a living being to the fumes given off when it burns to how it is polluting our oceans and countryside. Just stop at the side of any motorway and prod around the verge, you’ll find countless plastic bags and bottles embedded in the ground.


Look closely at that photograph above. Ignoring the inferno inside that flat that I discussed on the previous post, look at the outside of the building, all bubbled. Effectively, the whole building was flammable! Why? Because the cladding was plastic or made from an equally flammable material.

Fight fire club: We need to get off plastics, period.

Not sure how copyright works with blogs, but I have not contacted the photographer who took that above photo, but credit to max Butterworth @ Splash News. Will try to get permission later.

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June 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm

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Re the horrific fire at the Grenfell Tower, (I know the area well), this was completely avoidable:

  1. Warnings by this group
  2. A resident stated that the fire started on the 4th floor when a fridge ‘exploded’. If this is the case and it was the same brand of white goods appliance that has caused over 100 other fires (including some fatal), we have to ask why this brand was allowed to be sold in the UK, or anywhere else! Was it because we have geopolitical interests in the country where the brand originates? 10-15 years ago, electrical goods had to pass stringent QA tests, anyone shopping today knows how shoddy a lot of electrical goods are. (A similar dumbing down of our nation as per the end of dog licenses, hence more and more cases of babies and young children being maimed or killed by dogs that to be honest, should not be bread, never mind owned by people unsuitable to ‘manage’ them!) Re electrical goods, my advice is buy higher priced German models BUILT in Germany. They will last decades and be much safer.
  3. There have been countless fast moving fires in towers in Dubai and other nearby nations – the connection being the obviously flammable cladding used on the outside that helps the flames spread so quickly.
  4. If you look at the screen shot below, and this goes for every flat in that building that was (or still is as I type this) ablaze, it is like an inferno inside. And that is due to the use of plastics everywhere, including carpets. I have warned on this blog for over 10 years that the use of plastic in packaging, clothing and carpeting is not only catastrophic for the environment due to the difficulty in re-cycling, but a fire risk – the fumes kill you before the flames, happens in aircraft fires too. Just go outside and set fire to any non cotton clothing or a piece of non cotton carpet and see what happens.
  5. On 9/11 and here, (more so here where the tower is much shorter), why aren’t helicopters used to drop water onto the roof AND/OR rescue people who go onto the roof to rescue? Surely there is a fire escape to the roof in case that leading down is blocked?

grenfell tower fire june 14 2017

Note infernos inside each flat
Photo (C) 2017 Sky News

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June 14, 2017 at 8:43 am

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A few posts back, I commented on how unethical English capitalism is, from the way Channel 4 (a for profit venture!) showed masses of advertising during documentaries about the 9/11 attacks to dystopian parking technology companies that have blackmailed councils to charge for parking at hospitals and just about everywhere else in this godforsaken country. This not only causing additional stress and distress for loving family visiting hospitals, but the latter wrecking small businesses and communities.

Further, companies like Wonga and Bet365 exploit those with little hope but luck, creating a fake economy the leads to devastating consumer debt, and sometimes, crime. All whilst their owners live isolated in their ivory towers, like the wealthy Chairman of the parking companies.

Some of our leaders lack clarity of vision and purpose (and consistency), so people are forced to choose those who may mean well and promise to deal with some of the aforementioned issues, but alas lack a clear understanding of how their extreme politics could create other problems, such as high inflation and industry malaise.

Where’s the grand vision, like Kennedy’s speech that lead to the moon landings? When are we going to have a leader that says, right, “We’re going to invest £10billion in an off shore solar energy plant” employing 7000 people, or as Boris suggested, move Heathrow to the sea. Everyone is too focused on screwing someone over and talking, no one does anything!

No wonder the election went the way it did and the country is now so unsure of itself.

Prince Charles once commented that the best way forward was a mix between the pros of capitalism and socialism, leading to an economy and society that is both free market, and fair.

Thing is, who can lead the country to this ideal?

Fight back (up) club: An industrialist for PM? Boris? James Dyson? Someone else?

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June 11, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Lord help us

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Exhibit A

Exhibit B (Translate from German using Google)

Exhibit C (Assuming attack is verified)

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June 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm

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How long before the placid English revolt?

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We’re known for our laid back attitude to being ‘wound up’. And then, like a drunk alpha male at a bar who witnesses someone hitting on his girl friend, we spring, and punch – hard.

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June 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

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