Monday, 30 June 2014

Bodies of three missing Jewish teens 'found near West Bank city' | Mail Online

The Daily Mail seem to think all Israelis are 'settlers. No better than BBC, Guardian or The Independent.

Radio Host Banned for Saying Mohammed Married a 6-Year-Old: “You Can’t Call a Deity a Pedophile” | FrontPage Magazine

Who are the Palestinian people?

Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assaults

The BBC report - that 'Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls.
The 84-year-old was convicted of 12 attacks between 1968 and 1986.'
Horrible story and to a man that I, figuratively, looked up to as a child.
Oh well as Rolf Harris songs are now no doubt verboten, here's Splodgenessabounds with their version of Two Little Boys

A film question re Django Unchained

Why are the gang who are taking Django to the mine in Django Unchanged Australian?
Just wondering...

Small dog climbs stairs oddly

No reason other than it's cute!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Cassetteboy vs Dragons' Den

Cassette Boy is a genius, I've been collecting his disks for years, this one was new to me but it's so good.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Jeremy Clarkson Beatbox

I've previously posted the masterwork of Swede Mason - MasterChef Synesthesia (twice in fact) but here's the almost as good Jeremy Clarkson Beatbox.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Helen Mirren - "...sluttish eroticism"

Helen Mirren's infamous 1975 Parkinson interview in two parts...

Part 1

Part 2

Helen Mirren was 30 at the time of this interview and it's a fascinating piece of social history.

Sheer genius - The Musicless Musicvideo / DAVID BOWIE & MICK JAGGER …" on YouTube

Musicless Dancing In The Street - David Bowie and Mick Jagger

Israpundit » Blog Archive » 'Islam is our enemy. Jihadists are a manifestation only'

A fascinating article, here's a long extract...

'What are the central pillars of jihadist ideology? Where does it fit within the history and theology of Islam? What are the jihadists' goals? What are they prepared to do to achieve them?

They could begin to find answers in "The Mind of Jihad," a book written seven years ago by the late Laurent Murawiec for the Pentagon's director of net assessment. Murawiec explained that jihad implies "warfare with spiritual significance." He added that the concept "stems irrefutably ?from the Quran," and that jihad cannot be seen — as so many of its apologists contend — as "a response to "colonial aggression,' 'imperialist encroachments,' 'Zionist intrusion' or "American ?crimes.'"

Jihad was the primary means by which the great Islamic empires of antiquity expanded their borders until, starting in the 1100s, European scientific and military developments began to shift the power equation, and Christian empires started to encroach "into lands that had long been ?conquered and ruled by Muslims."

Over the centuries that followed, Islamic warriors increasingly found themselves on the defensive. "But as soon as some in the umma [the transnational Muslim community] could nurture again the belief that jihad could be victorious again, that the balance of forces would again favor the umma, sizeable groups and schools of thought went back to the offensive."

Murawiec saw clearly that we are now in such an era. Within the Muslim world, "sizeable groups and schools of thought" view the West as weakening, in decline, unwilling and maybe unable to defend itself. They further believe that Muslims have a religious obligation to exploit this opportunity to expand "the writ and word of Allah."

"Modern jihad," as Murawiec called it, "erupted in full force with the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 in both the Shiite and the Sunni world." Thousands of jihadist attacks have followed ?over the years since.'

Global Warming Study Ridiculed After Temperatures DROP

'A UK Met Office study that predicted temperatures would rise by up to half a degree centigrade over the past 10 years faces ridicule after it was revealed that temperatures actually dropped over that period.

The peer-reviewed study by Doug M. Smith et al, entitled "Improved Surface Temperature Prediction for the Coming Decade from a Global Climate Model" – and which featured in the journal Science – also incorrectly predicted that several years over the past decade would see record heat.

The paper says:
"…predict further warming during the coming decade, with the year 2014 predicted to be 0.30° ± 0.21°C [5 to 95% confidence interval (CI)] warmer than the observed value for 2004. Furthermore, at least half of the years after 2009 are predicted to be warmer than 1998, the warmest year currently on record."

However, now we are able to analyse the data on how temperatures really changed, we can see that there was actually a cooling of 0.014 degrees over the past 10 years, which is below even the lowest estimate.

Also, not a single year was warmer than 1998, despite the paper predicting that at least three years would be.'

Watch "Jordanian Political Analyst on Kidnapped Israeli children" on YouTube

Jordanian Political Analyst on Kidnapped Israeli children, Israel has no children, just soldiers. The same logic that Islamists use to kill Israeli civilians...

Lib Dem Friends of Palestine are that nasty

' "no Brit should consider voting Labour as long as it is ran by a Zionist Jew… the time is ripe to cleanse British public life of Zionists and Jerusalemites"

LibDem Friends of Palestine is the official pro-Palestine organisation in the party, with stalls at party conference every year and a photo of 'Jihad' Jenny Tonge at the top of its Facebook page. Oy vey ist mir! 

UPDATE: A spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats says:"This is not the party view in any way whatsoever. It is clearly inappropriate and offensive. The link has now been removed, LibDem Friends of Palestine recognise it was a mistake."'

Somehow I think that the mistake they refer to is making their views public.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Full? BBC News - UK population grows by more than 400,000

'The ONS said the UK population had increased by about five million since 2001 and by more than 10 million since 1964.'
Full yet? 

More non investigative reporting here

So massive rises in house prices between now and October, do these people not think? 'Bank of England caps some home loans, toughens mortgage affordability test'

' LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England sought to put the brakes on Britain's surging housing market on Thursday by announcing a cap on home loans and tougher checks on whether borrowers can repay their mortgages.

The Bank's Financial Policy Committee said that from October, it would only allow 15 percent of new mortgages to be at multiples higher than 4.5 times a borrowers' income.'

Palestinian terrorist fakery

Israelly Cool  has afascinating example of Palestinian fakery

Pro-terrorist Facebook page Rasid News Network today posted the following, supposed showing a missile fired by the Gaza “resistance”:

And what a glorious projectile it is.
In fact, it’s the Soviet/Russian space station Mir as she reentered the Earth’s atmosphere and broke up over Fiji in 2001.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A short history lesson re the San Remo mandate.

Note that the Arabs got over 80% of land promised to Israel but weren't satisfied with that. They want no Jewish state of any size.

Here's a little music documentary that you might enjoy, if you like Sparks that is

Very nice, if a little amateurish but as it features Sparks I will let jedenobel off.

BBC News - Patients 'facing longer GP waits', warns BMA

' Longer waits to see a GP in the UK are "becoming the norm", the British Medical Association is warning.

BMA GP leader Dr Chaand Nagpaul said "chronic underfunding" meant patients were often having to wait one or two weeks for an appointment.'

No mention of the massive increase in population as a possible cause. But then what would you expect from the BBC?

BBC News - Atheist declared mentally ill in Nigeria

'A Nigerian man has been sent to a mental institute in Kano state after he declared that he did not believe in God, according to a humanist charity.

Mubarak Bala, 29, is said to have been forcibly medicated by his Muslim relatives, despite being given a clean bill of health by a doctor.'
Islam strikes again... More here

Monday, 23 June 2014

An interesting variation of the Periodic Table

The Periodic Table with the country/countries of the discoverer shown for each.

Thhaks to The Smithsonian  for the image.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Cameron Diaz's pubic hair - NSFW

Cameron Diaz on the importance of not maing unreversible decisions about pubic hair.

An instructional yoga video


Finally found it! Half Man Half Biscuit - Dickie Davies Eyes

Back in 2008 I blogged about the wonderful Half Man Half Biscuit and posted videos of Trumpton Riots, Joy Division Oven Gloves and I Think We're Alone Now but said that I just couldn't find the video for Dickie Davies Eyes, well now I have...

"Mention the Lord of the Rings just once more,
And I'll more than likely kill you.
"Moorecock, Moorecock, Michael Moorecock"
you fervently moan.
Is this a wok that you shove down my throat,
Or are you just pleased to see me?
Brian Moore's head looks uncannily like London Planetarium.

And all those people
Who you, romantically,
Like to still believe are alive,
Are dead!
So I'll wipe my snot
On the arm of your chair
As you put another Roger Dean poster
On the wall.

God, I could murder a Cadbury's Flake,
Then I guess you wouldn't let me into heaven.
Or maybe you would 'cause their adverts promote oral sex!
A Romani bint in a field with her paints,
Suggesting we faint at her beauty,
But she's got "Dickie Davis Eyes!"

Chorus x 2"

Sheer genius....

As is National Shite Day

With the musings about whether a replacement  bus service should really be called a replacement train service and the great line "overhead a rainboow appears, in black & white".

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Iraq crisis: Isis jihadists 'seize Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons stockpile' - live - Telegraph

Hold on a moment, we were told that there was no WMD in Iraq and that Bush & Blair invaded on a lie.

Watch "Hillary Clinton Asked To Inscribe "Hard Choices" …" on YouTube

Hillary Clinton Asked To Inscribe "Hard Choices" …:
Sheer genius, especially the 'what difference does it make' line. Trouble is that Hillary Clinton is utterly shameless.

Why it is hypocritical to boycott Israel – Telegraph Blogs

the Israeli military does "more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare".

BBC News - Palestinians build luxury houses in the 'Miami of the West Bank'

The BBC report that life in the West Bank is not how they usually report it...

Why I support Israel

Pat Condell  pretty much hitting the nail on the head there.

The only part I disagree with is when he says missiles are aimed at women and children in Israel; in fact they are fired without any care for who gets hit: men, women or children, and as a man why should my life be worth less than a woman's?

The facts however are incontrovertible which is why Pat Condell gets so much flack from so many of the anti-Semites who masquerade as pro-Palestinians.

BBC News - Iraq crisis: President Obama can 'bypass Congress'

Imagine the BBC reporting if George W. Bush had dared to ignore the wishes of Congress: riding roughshod and being anti democratic would be just be two of the phrases used. But as it's Barack Obama, no attacks...
'US President Barack Obama has told Congressional leaders he does not need lawmakers' approval for any action in Iraq, the top Senate Republican says.'
More here at the BBC where persuading people that Barack Obama is still the Obamamessiah, despite all evidence to the contrary, is still de rigeur.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Another reason to detest the United Nations

A spokesperson for United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Tuesday night that the UN has no "concrete evidence" that Eyal Yifrah, 19, Naftali Frenkel, 16, and Gilad Sha'ar, 16, were "actually" kidnapped by Hamas terrorists last Thursday.

The spokesperson, Farhan Haq, was quoted by Voice of Israel public radio as saying the UN does not have an independent investigative unit that could confirm the kidnapping.

Making Haq's words more confusing is the fact that Ban already condemned the kidnapping on Saturday, noting particularly that two of the kidnapped Israeli students are minors.

An explanation could be that Farhan Haq is of Pakistani Muslim origin. Is he?

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

US-made Stinger missiles fall into ISIS hands

'U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents.

It is possible that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters acquired them from army bases they have taken over in recent days, the sources said.

The Stinger missile is a shoulder-fired surface-to-air weapon that is used against aircraft.'
Maybe flying to India and the Far East has just become a little more risky.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Can you spot the link between these news stories?

The main news items on BBC Radio 4 this morning:
1. Religious based carnage in Iraq
2. Terror attacks in Kenya
3. Trojan horse plot in Birmingham schools
4. New laws to combat forced marriage
5. Terror cell uncovered in Madrid.

Is there some sort of link between all of these stories, the BBC didn't see fit to try and think of a link.

Here's the BBC's news front page as of 18:20 tonight

There seems to be a link between these top stories, Michael Schumacher excluded, but what?

For some reason I'm once again reminded of this In The Bull Pen sketch from a few years ago

Any link seems beyond many at the BBC... And 'refusing to name the enemy in the war on terror' is close to aligning oneself with the enemy.

Maths CGSE Unit 3 exam tomorrow? Here's what might be happening behind you...

Armstrong and Miller again...

@Wotsit4 update

Over the weekend @Wotsit4 seemingly revealed some of his true nature. One tweet referring to 'Jew girls' and another blaming Mossad for 9/11.

He tried to excuse the former by claiming lack of space, have a look at the original tweet, what do you think? When pressed regarding the latter tweet, with me pointing out that Al Qaeda were happy to claim responsibility/credit for 9/11, not a word came back.

I don't normally stop engaging with offensive idiots on Twitter but @Wotsit4 has already admitted that he just enjoys winding me up and I see no reason to let him carry on trying. In addition I fear for his health, on Saturday night his tweets got angrier and angrier and a man of his age should be more careful with his health.

I've asked @Wotsit4 many times to explain why he thinks that Israel is occupying the West Bank and Gaza post 1967 but that Jordan and Egypt weren't 1948-1967 but he cannot.

So last week I gave @Wotsit4 an ultimatum, to answer my question re the West Bank and Gaza by 11am today or be #blocked. I shall be a meeting at that time but unless there is an adequate response tweeted by him to me by that time, then #blocked he will be.

Update: There was no response so he's #blocked. Someone else can deal with his hatred and stupidity.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

The BBC and fundamentalist Christians versus fundamentalist Muslims

As found on Biased-BBC comments
'loony fundamentalist Christians want to quote verses of the Bible at you while loony fundamentalist Muslims want to murder you.

Only socialists and the bBBC think they are equivalent.'

Pretty unarguable.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

Kelly Brook on a beach in Mexico, no bikini top required - A Friday Night Rule 5 Post NSFW

It's Friday and Mexico play their first World Cup match of the 2014 World Cup tonight against Cameroon, so how better to celebrate than with a photo of a topless Kelly Brook on a Mexican beach?

Cameron Diaz's sex-tape?

The Red Band Trailer for the film Sex Tape, starring Cameron Diaz. It's by the same people as Bad Teacher, so could be worth a watch.

A new low for Big Brother? NSFW

The Daily Mail ask 'Is this a new low for Big Brother? New series of reality TV show facing Ofcom probe after first week sees more than 200 complaints over blasphemy, bullying, racism and swearing.'

I think not, remember Makosi and Anthony from Big Brother 6?

Thursday, 12 June 2014

No excuse required, it's Kate Upton on a Sports Illustrated shoot - Rule 5 Post - NSFW

Does a Kate Upton post need a reason?

Maths GCSE Unit 2 exam tomorrow? Here's what might be happening behind you in the exam hall...

Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller there...

a survey which the BBC and their BDS arsehole friends won't like, and so won't report

New research conducted by the Global Tourism Monitor Survey asked a total of 23,000 holidaymakers, in 26 different countries around the world, to name the destination that they would most recommend to others based on their own travel experiences.

Those questioned as part of the survey were restricted to countries they had visited in the previous 12 months, and asked whether they would or wouldn’t tell others to follow suit.
The number of people who criticised a recent holiday destination was then subtracted from the number praising a place as visit-worthy, to produce a net score for each country.

Costa Rica comes top of the poll, unsurprisingly as it is gorgeous and satisfies beach bunnies and nature lovers. But what country comes third? Israel? Will the BBC and BDS not like that! (Deliberate Graham Taylor reference, well it is World Cup time)

On today in history - 1987

Ronald Reagan back when the world looked like it might be getting better.

"Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall"

"Come on you England, you noble English men" - Rik Mayall and the England World Cup team song

Rik Mayall's Noble England was recorded for the 2010 World Cup but made little impact, rather like the England team. Maybe in 2014 it will become a posthumous big hit...

"Once more unto the pitch, dear friends." 

The official unofficial USA World Cup Song

Worth a listen just for the World War 2 revenge reference!

Alexi Lalas is painting the cup red, white and blue...

It's the World Cup so "Just Kick That Soccer Ball"

'Danger Box Zone'?

'Felony Cards'?

Yes, it's a parody but a good one... by US Soccer Guy.

Thanks to TalkSport's Colin Murray for spotting this video.

EU corruption - it's quite incredible and won't be discussed on the BBC

'The BBC Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt’s The Lost Continent is a superb page-turner about the crisis of the European Single Currency. I found it so jaw-dropping I added my own entry in the index for "WTF moments: best of."

I learnt that “Two journalists from Corriere della Sera discovered there were 72,000 official cars [in Italy], costing 1.85 billion euros annually”.

In Spain, “the airport of Ciudad Real boasts one of Europe longest runways. Its vast airy light terminal is designed to handle 5 million passengers a year. It cost nearly a billion euros. Yet there are no planes.”

During Ireland’s property boom, “In the space of 10 years, 553,000 houses had been built. Nearly 300,000 of them lay empty.” One city, Valencia in Spain, ran up a debt of 25 billion Euros.
German stability culture it wasn’t.

In a sense, the single currency – monetary union without fiscal union, let alone political union – not only helped get European countries into crisis, it has also stopped them getting out of it.
Introduced prematurely – and there is an understatement! – in 1999, the Euro was a political act by a political class-cum-bureaucracy that saw itself as the vanguard party for a European super-state. It was always about politics not economics. It was supposed to be the next stage to an "‘ever-closer union".

Unfortunately, the single currency was also an open invitation for countries with very different economies, and very different economic and political cultures to Germany’s, to get into serious trouble.'

There's more at Alan Johnson's Telegraph Blog but definitely not at the pro-EU and partly EU funded BBC.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Watch "England's Going Out (To Do It Again)"

England's Going Out (To Do It Again) - Omid Djali…

Unfortunately, all I hear is England's Going Out!

How can Hillary Clinton be broke? And if she is, how can Americans trust her with the US budget?

Something the left of centre US media and the British BBC will never ponder on, for them the message will always be "in the USA VOTE DEMOCRAT"

Rik Mayall "Being dead is absolutely brilliant...!"

Don't Fear Death

Rik Mayall did the voiceover for this Channel 4 cartoon not too long ago, in 2013 in fact.

Rik Mayall R.I.P.

So sad, so very sad, at the news of Rik Mayall's death. He was part of my growing up, he made me laugh so much in The Young Ones and The New Statesman and prior to that as one half of The Dangerous Brothers and 20th Century Coyote.

But most of all, he was Flashheart in Blackadder, here's his best two appearances in that series...

Lord Flashheart's appearance at Blackadder's wedding - 2minutes and 48 seconds of a force of nature scene stealing and all with a half falling off moustache.

"Thanks bridesmaid, like the beard. Gives me something to hang onto!"

"She's got a tongue like an electric eel and she likes the taste of a man's tonsils!"

And as Squadron Commander Flashheart...

"Have you any idea what it's like to have the wind rushing through your hair? He has..."

And from later in that series of Blackadder:

Flashheart: Enter the man who has no underwear. Ask me why.

Others: Why do you have no underwear, Lord Flash?

Flashheart: Because the pants haven't been built yet that'll take the job on.

Finally from The New Statesman, a series that inccluded some dark satire as well as silliness:
 Alan B'Stard: Why should we, the country that produced Shakespeare, Christopher Wren - and those are just the people on our banknotes for Christ's sake - cower down to the countries that produced Hitler, Napoleon, the Mafia, and the... the... The Smurfs!

Live or on screen Rik Mayall was simply funny.

I'll leave the last word to his long term collaborator Ade Edmondson
There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him. And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard.
—Ade Edmondson[37]

Monday, 9 June 2014

The one hundred and ninety second weekly "No Shit, Sherlock" award - PA President Abbas Has Two Faces for Vatican and Hamas

Anyone with any intelligence has known for years that what PA leaders say to the West, usually, in English is somewhat different from what they tell their own people in Arabic. 

'Hamas government spokesman in Gaza, Ihab al-Ghussein stated that Mahmoud Abbas was deceiving the Americans in public statements calling for peace with Israel.

In a Facebook post on June 8, al-Ghussein wrote that the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, is "tricking" the Americans.

"When I go out and say that the [PA] government is my [Abbas] government and it recognizes 'Israel' and so on, fine – these words are meant to trick the Americans," wrote al-Ghussein.

On Sunday in Vatican City, Abbas called for a "comprehensive and just peace" with Israel during a joint-peace prayer with Pope Francis, who recently visited the Jewish state, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.
"O Lord, bring comprehensive and just peace to our country and region so that our people and the peoples of the Middle East and the whole world would enjoy the fruit of peace, stability and coexistence," Abbas stated during a ceremony where he planted an olive tree together with Peres in the Vatican gardens.

But on the same day, al-Ghussein wrote in Arabic on his Facebook page – as documented by Palestinian Media Watch – that Abbas's real intentions behind his public declarations are very different.
"You know what Mahmoud Abbas says behind closed doors? He says: 'Guys, let me [continue] saying what I say to the media. Those words are meant for the Americans the occupation (i.e. Israel), not for you [Hamas]," wrote al-Ghussein.

"What's important is that we agree on among ourselves," the Hamas spokesman reported Abbas as saying.

Al-Ghussein himself called for "jihad" against Israel recently. In an interview with Al-Monitor on May 25 al-Ghussein stated that it was not logical that Palestinians travel to Syria to perform "jihad" following reports of a young Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip was killed during battle in Syria.

"It's not logical that young men travel from the 'land of Rabat' [Palestine] to fight in other places. Our country needs the youth to resist Israeli occupation, and whoever wants to carry out jihad and resistance, then here lies the land of jihad and resistance," said al-Ghussein.

Earlier this year in January, a senior member PA's President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, Jibril Rajoub told an Iranian TV station, Al-Alam,  during an official visit to Tehran, that the "The option of resistance, including armed resistance, remains on the table."

If the BBC was an unbiased news reporting service then they would report this story. But as they aren't, they won't.

Watch "Shocking! Woman stripped in the street by gang of Egypt..."

Shocking! Woman stripped in the street by gang in Egypt

And what are they chanting? Of course it's Allahu Akbar...

Fifa sponsors back 2022 inquiry, apart from one...

The BBC report that:
'Football's world governing body Fifa is under growing pressure from a number of sponsors after its decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

Sony, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Visa and Hyundai/Kia have expressed concern over claims of wrongdoing in the bidding process.

In total, five of Fifa's six main sponsors have issued statements relating to the Qatar bid.

Only airline Emirates has so far declined to comment.

Oil company BP and the maker of Budweiser beer, who also sponsor the World Cup, have also registered their concerns.'

Not Emirates? I wonder why...

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Friday, 6 June 2014

Jennifer Aniston naked - again! A Rule 5 Friday NSFW piece

Twice in one evening I do spoil you...

Jennifer Aniston strips in a scene from the reasonably funny We Are The Millers, she's still got it!


From Friends

One Ton Gold Shipment Into Hong Kong Revealed To Contain Just Worthless Metal via Zero Hedge

This article on Zero Hedge is worrisome if you aren't 100% that your gold is actually gold. I think mine is...

Jennifer Aniston strips - NSFW - A Rule 5 Friday post

Jennifer Aniston strips in a scene from the reasonably funny We Are The Millers, she's still got it!

Pope to Muslim Audiences: People Have 'Fundamental Right' to Choose Their Faith via CNS News

This article does report the Pope's words but not that Islam mandates the death penalty for apostasy and I can't see any chance of that changing.

Robert Peston in unbiased reporting shock...

Thus BBC report contains some shockingly unbiased reporting, how out of character...

'It was just over a year ago that the IMF's chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, warned George Osborne that he was "playing with fire" if he did not ease off on his austerity policy, because economic recovery in the UK seemed so elusive.

Just a few days later, Mr Blanchard's criticism of the cuts implemented by the chancellor was more gently repeated by Christine Lagarde, the IMF's head: "We have said that should growth abate, should growth be particularly low, then there should be consideration to adjusting by way of slowing the pace [of austerity]."

We now know that the IMF's timing was about as wrong as it could be, because the UK economy was on the turn - and a rapid recovery was about to take hold.

Even so, in today's IMF's report on prospects for the UK economy, the so-called Article lV consultation, there isn't a trace of humble pie, or any expressed regrets for last year's erroneous evaluation of what was happening under the bonnet of the UK economy.'

Robert Peston takes the side of the Conservative lead coalition government rather than the IMF, there's a first time for everything!

London Live add another great show to their roster

London Live TV (Sky 117) has been getting a lot of stick since its launch and apparently has very low viewing figures. For a lot of the time I can understand why, just look at the schedules. However it does also show four really great shows:

1. Coupling - Steven Moffat's master-work of three series from 2000 to 2004 and a dodgy series four. A genius comedy series with some great acting, some poor acting but always very very funny, and sometimes toe-curlingly embarrassing. You must watch this series, if not on London Live then buy the DVD. I have previously blogged about Series 1, Episode 5 'The Girl with Two Breasts' - Shadayim... and Series 3, Epsiode 1 "Split" is another that you must watch. The series starred Jack Davenport, Sarah Alexander, Gina Bellman, Kate Isitt, Ben Miles and Richard Coyle. This was a programme about relationships, sex and misunderstandings.

Shadayim extract...

How to dump your girlfriend...

Sally could kiss Jennifer...

2. Spaced - Simon Pegg's great TV slacker comedy series with a heart and numerous popular culture (mainly sci-fi) references. Simon Pegg is great but to my mind Jessica Stevenson steals the show, along with Colin (the dog). A wonderful great programme but not really lending itself to video extracts, but this should give you a flavour... watch it.

3. Smack The Pony - The brilliant sketch show that didn't receive the recognition that it deserved. The stars of this programme included Fiona Allen, Doon Mackichan, Sally Phillips, Sarah Alexander and Darren Boyd. With a mostly female cast this show was often portrayed as some sort of feminist programme, to me it was just very very funny.

The window cleaner


4. Black Books with Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig, oh and a small part for David Walliams...

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Matthew Tisdale, who spat in train conductor's face, walks free from court | Mail Online

It's only at the end of this Daily Mail article that the punchline appears

The article concerns a young man who spat in a railway ticket inspector's face when asked for the valid train ticket that he did not have. Being modern post Labour Britain, there was no custodial sentence passed. You can read the whole story at the link above.

But the punchline is here:
'He was formerly a successful young man who had achieved much in school and was a highly thought of young member of the local Labour Party.'

Just a few extremists?

We are told by the vast majority of politicians, self-appointed community leaders and the left-wing dominated dhimmi media that most Muslims are moderate and don't support stoning adulterers or killing apostates.

There's an example here where the quoted fact is simply ignored and the 'vast majority' claims are made over and over again....

This video would seem to indicate that their position might not be entirely correct...

That  video was from a conference in Norway, do you think that one held in Britain would show anything radically different?

Hidden away in the BBC's newspaper review

Hidden away in the BBC's newspaper review here are two interesting items that won't be headline news on the BBC itself.

'Firms make a "killing" from Private Finance Initiatives awarded under Labour, says the Independent. Companies given contracts to build and maintain schools for 25 years are doubling their money by selling them on, it says.'  
This is 'no shit, Sherlock' territory but if this could be laid at the door of the Conservative lead government then this would be headline news on the BBC where the bile would be flowing over 'privatisation'. However as it relates to Labour PFI contracts, you can expect the story to receive very little attention.

The second story is on similar lines 
'... the i, reports that contractors have made £300m in profits, with contracts for NHS hospitals also being sold off. It quotes former Labour minister Margaret Hodge admitting: "We got it wrong".' 
Now usually if Margaret Hodge has something to say, then the BBC are eager to give her whatever platform she needs. But that's when she's attacking the Conservative lead Coalition government, as this is a Labour mea culpa, expect no such platform to be given. 

The BBC where the subtitle is 'vote Labour'.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Reality TV meets talent show meets porn "The Sex Factor Reality Porn Competition: $1M Prize" Maybe NSFW video

The Sex Factor is a reality competition where eight guys and eight girls will compete for porn stardom and a ONE MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE. None of the sixteen contestants have been filmed before and America will vote to decide the winners.

Judges: Tori Black, Lexi Belle, Remy LaCroix, & Keiran Lee

Host: Belle Knox

This reality Porn talent show could be big - sorry couldn't resist that pun!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Sunday, 1 June 2014

BBC News - Brussels Jewish Museum killings: Suspect 'admitted attack'

Admitted or boasted of?
Also this passage struck me:
'Mr Nemmouche, a French national from the northern town of Roubaix'
A French national? I'd like to know more, where was he born? How long has he been a 'French national'? 

More BBC mealy mouthed coverage here

BBC News - Brussels Jewish Museum killings: Man held in Marseille

It's another 'man'  story on the BBC.
'A Frenchman has been arrested at a train station in Marseille over a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels eight days ago.'
A French man?
Let's read on:
'Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

He was reportedly carrying a Kalashnikov rifle and a handgun similar to the ones used in the May 24 attack.

Three people were killed while a fourth victim is critically injured.

Security was tightened at Jewish sites across Belgium following the attack.'
Why would a Frenchman do this, no clues so far.
Let's read on:
'Mr Nemmouche, a French national who is believed to be from the northern town of Roubaix, is also suspected of having been with Islamists militants in Syria last year.'
He fought with Islamists, is he an Islamist then? A Muslim? 

A Doctor Who special "No shit, Sherlock"

From Wikipedia re the character Peri from Doctor Who in the mid 1980s:

'Peri was one of the more controversial companions, with some critics complaining about the motivation for adding a character who spent much of her time on screen wearing revealing outfits. Series producer John Nathan-Turner admitted that Peri was created to add sex appeal to the series. Similar criticisms had been levelled against the character of Leela nearly a decade earlier. Beginning with the story Timelash, and continuing through the Trial season, Peri's mode of dress became more conservative.'

'created to add sex appeal to the series' - No shit, Sherlock!